Mixtape: Washington, D.C.

Going to D.C. this weekend, so I made a playlist featuring mostly artists from there.

Mixtape: First Impressions

I heard a 2006 Jon Brion interview today in which the composer recalls his first impression of Nirvana’s “Lithium”:

I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard “Lithium”: back of a friend’s car, it came on, and…I just freaked out. I mean, I was nearly in tears. […] It’s absolutely as good as Gershwin or Thelonious Monk.

That got me thinking about songs that left a memorable impression on me the first time I heard them.