[this is your new years eve synths'n'sirens dance party mixtape]
part one (37:42)
part two (42:11)
....just sent in my pazz'n'jop ballot. no major surprises except i decided to sneak in "give it to me" [timbaland ft. nelly furtado and justin timberlake] as my #3 single of the year, glibly ignoring the fact that it won't be released until 2007. i guess everyone else is playing by those rules, since it's way too ridiculously good not to have been making tons of lists otherwise. (on the other hand, you could say that about my #1 as well.) i admit that this feels like a highly questionable move - as far as i can tell, it hasn't been released as any kind of single at all. [i would never think of doing this on the albums list for the leaked '07 full-lengths i've heard.] on the other hand, here it is on YT. so i dunno. plus it just feels like such a 2006 song, name-checking both "sexy-back" and "promiscuous" in addition to featuring their creators. also, "amnesty international went bankrupt (i'm on top, on lock)"[??]
that song, like almost all of my favorite singles and songles from the year, are featured on the above mixes, save for a few which were on other mixes earlier, and a couple i'm saving in reserve. (notable omission - amy diamond, who is was going to fit in towards the end until i ran out of space-time.)
albums-wise...i'm going to hold out a little longer on posting my list. there were a couple of surprises on the P+J ballot that may or may not make my final top ten - i'm waiting until after this weekend and some more time to consider before finalizing the list, and when i return i'll have some more detailed things to say about my final picks. i can say, however, that i gave paris 20 of my 100 points.
ok. off to the mountains now. have fun dancing!