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To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the launch of MikeVasas.com, the website has been "redesigned;" featuring a new wordpress template. The site will continue to offer fresh content including mixtapes, videos, and maybe a new record or two. Eventually a store will launch which allow you to buy currently "out-of-print" material. Stay tuned.

NMIL062: “This is 1974!” Part Three

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For episode 62, No Mixtapes in Lansing goes back again to 1974 for the third in a series of seven mixtapes. I’m calling this third podcast “The Singles of 1974″ although this isn’t really accurate…especially since Kool and the Gang’s single technically came out late in 1973. Anyway…the other four will appear as the year goes on; nestled between other podcasts. Here’s PART ONE and PART TWO if you missed them. I hope you enjoy these iOS created mixtapes. Think you can guess what will be featured in parts four, five and six?

PART THREE

Cecil Taylor – Jitney No. 2
Queen – Killer Queen
Todd Rundgren – A Dream Goes On Forever
Big Star – Way Out West
Parliament – Testify
Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand the Rain
Steely Dan – Any Major Dude Will Tell You
The John Betsch Society – Earth Blossom
John Lennon – Old Dirt Road
Gentle Giant – The Power and the Glory
!0cc – 18 Carat Man of Means
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Gene Clark – The True One
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Gonzalez – Underground Railroad
Kool and the Gang – Jungle Boogie
Robert Calvert – The Widow Maker
Wizzard – Everyday I Wonder
Randy Newman – Rollin’


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Sam

NMIL057: “This is 1974!” Part Two

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No Mixtapes in Lansing sometimes pulls from a few series of themed mixtapes including guest mixtapes, the Chord Progressian series (where a session player is featured), and a series where I focus on a specific year.

For episode 57, we head back again to 1974 for the second in a series of seven mixtapes. The other five will appear as the year goes on; nestled between other mixtapes. Here’s PART ONE if you missed it. Enjoy this iOS created mixtape. Think you can guess what will be featured?

PART TWO

Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road – Robert Wyatt
Seasons in the Sun – Terry Jacks
Idiot Song – Monty Python
The Thrill of it All – Roxy Music
Night by Night – Steely Dan
Why Don’t You Try – Leonard Cohen
Slippin’ Into Darkness – War
Loose Booty – Sly & The Family Stone
Oh Very Young – Cat Stevens
Sequent C – Tangerine Dream
Unfinished Sympathy – Gary Burton Quintet with Eberhard Weber
‘Long As You Know You’re Living Yours – Keith Jarrett
I Only Have Eyes For You – Erroll Garner
Honky Tonk – Miles Davis
The Jagged Edge – Billy Brooks


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Sam

No Mixtapes in Lansing 055 and 056

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Happy Independence Day! Celebrate with a few music podcasts that may just be the missing pieces to your celebrations. The two mixes are related.

Episode 55 of No Mixtapes in Lansing features The Counts, Trilok Gurtu, Nazz, Aphex Twin, Garage A Trois and more! Ctrl-Click [mac] or Right-Click [pc] to download the file to your computer.

Episode 56 of No Mixtapes in Lansing features Flight of the Conchords, Andy Pratt, Steve Vai, Shuggie Otis and more! Ctrl-Click [mac] or Right-Click [pc] to download the file to your computer.

NMIL053: “This is 1974!” Part One

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No Mixtapes in Lansing sometimes pulls from a few series of themed mixtapes including guest mixtapes, the Chord Progressian series (where a session player is featured), and a series where I focus on a specific year. For episode 53, let’s go back 40 years to 1974. This is the first in a series of seven mixtapes featuring tracks from 1974. The other six will appear as the year goes on; nestled between other mixtapes. Enjoy this iOS created mixtape. Think you can guess what will be featured?

PART ONE

Birmingham – Randy Newman
Skin It Back – Little Feat
Butterfingers – Bernard Purdie
Take Me To The River – Al Green
Come Sta, La Luna – Can
Seven Seas of Rhye – Queen
Stinkfoot – Frank Zappa
I’ll Stay – Funkadelic
The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy – John Gary Williams
Africa – The Meters
The Once Over – George Duke
Heavy On The Bacon – Bobby “Vince” Paunetto
Be Thankful For What You Got – William DeVaughn


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Sam