November 22, 2022

RandoMax Radio Episode #49!

 


I have this forty-ninth edition of the ongoing RandoMax Radio concern cued up for you today. In the United States, this week is what is nationally considered to be a “fuck-off week”, in that we Americans are in holiday mode, which overrides all courses of action. Even folks who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving are stuck in this mindset, because everything is either closed or running with a very limited staff this week, at least until the retail hell known as Black Friday, a favorite of capitalists the world over. Whether you celebrate this holiday with family and friends who simultaneously make you feel loved while wanting to cram an icepick through your eardrum, or you’re one of those folks who enjoy the sport of purchasing televisions you don’t necessarily need just because they’re cheap and could make for good gifts, this month’s mix was made to help you pass the time. Hell, even if you don’t give a shit about Thanksgiving, there’s something for you on here as well.

The tracklist will be revealed at a later date, because nothing’s changed on my end, but don’t fret, this just means the feelings of varying extremities will simply come as a surprise.




The artists involved receive royalties each time this mix is listened to, so you should help support their work by pressing ‘play’ and telling your friends to do the same. You could also put it on a loop and walk away from your phone – I’m sure as shit not going to tell anybody. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you’re at it, jump onto the Patreon and secure your spot to support the written word, since, as you’ve likely noticed, the posts over here are getting kind of scarce. Not so much over at the Patreon, though. Every little bit helps keep these projects sustainable, and I would certainly be grateful.


Enjoy!

-Max

November 8, 2022

The Max-Approved Mixtape - Episode #29! (Brought to you by RandoMax Radio)

 

 


Today is Election Day across the United States, and I imagine that many of you two may be cycling through an endless rush of concerning thoughts regarding the future of democracy. You can count me amongst your ranks, and as a professional keeper of anxiety, I feel confident telling you that it is motherfucking exhausting merely existing at that ramped-up level all the goddamned time. It is with those of you in mind that the latest installment of the Max-Approved Mixtape exists today.

This twenty-ninth episode follows the same thread as its predecessors – ten tracks, all of which are derived from our chosen culture, all of which are great in their own way – but that comfort is a byproduct of the familiarity and consistency I’m striving for with this series. You’re going to recognize some of these tracks, while others will likely be far less known, but still worthy of being a part of the discussion. No matter what, these songs act as a distraction from whatever’s going on in your lives at this very moment, whether they be very real, tangible issues or simply whatever fantasy your anxious mind has conjured up for its amusement.



MAX-APPROVED MIXTAPE EPISODE #29:


1. Lupe Fiasco – “Ghoti”
2. Jay-Z – “Dead Presidents 3”
3. Onyx – “Evil Streets (Remix)” (featuring Method Man and Panama P.I.)
4. 50 Cent – “Gunz for Sale”
5. Action Bronson – “Turkish” (featuring Meyhem Lauren)
6. Pete Rock – “Da Two” (featuring CL Smooth)
7. The Notorious B.I.G. – “You’ll See” (featuring The Lox)
8. Camouflage Monk – “Be Careful Who You Sleep On” (featuring Labrina, Che Noir, and 7xvethegenius)
9. De La Soul – “Sunshine”
10. Rampage the Last Boy Scout – “Flipmode Iz Da Squad” (featuring Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, Serious, and Lord Have Mercy)

The artists involved receive a royalty every time you listen to this mix, so you should help support their work by pressing ‘play’ and telling your friends to do the same. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you’re at it, jump onto the Patreon and secure your spot to support the written word, since, as you’ve likely noticed, the posts over here are getting kind of scarce. Not so much over at the Patreon, though. Every little bit helps keep these projects sustainable, and I would certainly be grateful.

Enjoy!

-Max

October 25, 2022

RandoMax Radio Episode #48!

 

The end of another month (or at least getting close to the end, in this case) means another episode of RandoMax Radio to litter the streets of the music industry with. That may read like I’m comparing my product to garbage being carelessly tossed out of the window of a moving vehicle, but we both know that isn’t true. Rather, it’s my admission that there are a lot of options out there for listeners who wish to hear music in a curated, compiled fashion, far too many for anybody to ever reasonably attempt to listen to it all, and the mere fact that you’re reading this paragraph and possibly considering pressing ‘play’ on this month’s episode is a win for me. Enjoy the mixing of musical genres and sounds, which helps present each track in an altogether new context while still allowing for them to shine individually, because all of these songs are great. If you don’t believe me, there’s a way you can find out for yourself.

As per our usual custom, the tracklist will be revealed at a later date, allowing you two more than enough time to become familiar with the nooks and crannies of this month’s mix without any hint of bias.


EDIT: It's time.

RANDOMAX RADIO EPISODE #48:

1. Sidewalks & Skeletons – “Goth”
2. De La Soul – “I Can’t Call It”
3. The Killing Joke – “Eighties”
4. Missy Elliott – “9th Inning” (featuring Timbaland)
5. A Flock of Seagulls – “Space Age Love Song”
6. Empire of the Sun – “On Our Way Home”
7. Madonna – “Don’t Tell Me”
8. UNKLE – “Rabbit in Your Headlights” (featuring Thom Yorke)
9. The Zombies – “This Will Be Our Year”
10. Pastel Ghost – “Underwater”
11. New Order – “Angel Dust”
12. A Tribe Called Quest – “Jazz (We’ve Got) (Re-Recording)”
13. Garbage – “A Stroke of Luck”
14. Mos Def – “Bedstuy Parade & Funeral March”
15. RJD2 – “1976”
16. Nas – “Star Wars”

 

The artists involved receive a royalty every time you listen to this mix, so you’d actually be doing them a solid by pressing ‘play’ and telling your friends to do the same. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you’re at it, jump onto the Patreon and secure your spot to support the written word, since, as you’ve likely noticed, the posts over here are getting kind of scarce. Not so much over at the Patreon, though. Every little bit helps keep these projects sustainable, and I would certainly be grateful.

Enjoy!

-Max