March 10th, 2015
This week marks the release of Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart, but the idea for this mix
actually came to me a while ago when my wife and I were on one of our many long
car rides from New York City to our hometown of Pittsburgh:
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January 6th, 2015
January 6th, 2015
October 23rd, 2014
Growing up in 1994 I remember thinking that I was living in
the greatest year of music EVER. I also thought that using my summer vacation
to make a four-and-a-half hour homemade gangster movie was an artistic triumph.
Twenty years later, I’m still convinced of the former. (One out of two ain’t
Looking back, 1994 was the most pop-culturally rich year of
my life. It probably didn’t hurt that I was a teenager coming of age musically.
Kurt Cobain’s suicide left behind a huge void, but the
creative landscape Nirvana helped cultivate left the world of music in good
hands—at least for the next few years.
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August 27th, 2014
Today Jack & Jim discuss the Emmys, the VMAs, Robin Williams, the Best Movies
of 2014 (so far), and why there needs to be a playoff system for
(above: Still undetermined if Jack & Jim are the Hogan/Savage, Jordan/Pippen, or Jordan Knight and Nick Carter of the media world.)
December 13th, 2013
November 21st, 2013
Even though Nirvana is one of my all-time favorite bands, it had been a while since I binged on their music. The 20th Anniversary release of In Utero changed that.
Listening to those songs again, as well as various b-sides, remixes, and live tracks, dropped me back into the heart of the '90s, long before conversations about Nirvana sounded like revered summations of Abraham Lincoln's presidency and images of the band were generically doomed to hang in guitar megastores and music-themed restaurant chains.
Yes, back in the Alternative 1990's we were aware of the band's greatness and importance, but besides being greatly important and/or importantly great, time has seemingly forgotten that Nirvana was a scrappy-garage-feminist-punk band with a deviously hilarious sense of humor.
To capture this essence of the band, I decided to do what I would've done as a teenager growing up in the dual-cassette-deck era: Make a mix-tape!
For those too young to experience it or those who may have forgotten, I'm hoping this mix (and it is a mix, not to be confused with a "playlist") will reignite the feeling of what is was like when Nirvana was alive, sticking their thumb in the face of music convention, and joyously making feedback-drenched anthems that quickly outgrew their garage.
(SPOILER: If you're not caught up on Breaking Bad skip over 34:00-36:00.)
October 10th, 2013
Fall Run Road is the latest release in Milkit's Running Mix-Tape series. As the title suggests, it's custom made for a brisk autumn run.
The playlist eases you into fall, transitioning from warmer sounding tunes to cooler. Beware, the tempo picks up two-thirds of the way through, however, if you keep pace, you'll be rewarded with a cool down at the end of the mix.
Not every song is autumn-themed, but our team of athletes road tested the tunes and confirmed that the playlist is perfect for a nice fall run. (Just make sure your running shoes don't slip on any wet foliage.)
October 1st, 2013
September 24th, 2013