This mixtape is called 122222

12/22/22 is the day I took the picture above and the day I put the finishing touches on this (at the time) unnamed mix. I did not start with a central theme but upon re-listening to it I have found 2 or 3 micro themes within it. Did I subconsciously plan it from the start? Was the journey the destination??

Who knows/cares...

What I do know is this mix marks my 20th mixtape for 2022. I just re-read my writeup from my 2021 mix and am feeling all the same feelings. However, I'm also super proud of what I've accomplished with this project thus far. So while I still worry about the self indulgence those voices have begun to grow quieter.

What I am most happy about is that I still want to work on this project. It's not difficult per se but it's also not easy. My biggest goal of the year was to keep going while not making it feel like work. Full transparency I had some mis-steps. However, as soon I got that sinking feeling I stepped away.

Serena and I have this Instagram philosophy where if you have to think too much about the caption then you just shouldn't do it. This is not to say that you don't post that dope picture. It's more to say don't overthink it. Hardly a new concept, however, a difficult one to recognize in the moment.

This is not to say that overthinking is bad. I overthink all of these mixes. I have moments that I obsess about. Transitions that I work and re-work and then abandon. Songs that I've tried to put on ten different mixes that still haven't made it.

However, if the overthinking inhibits your progress for too long then maybe rethink your strategy.

So here's my end of 2022 mix that isn't a year end mix but technically is a year end mix. If you are looking for some additional end of year goodness you can read about two albums I really liked this year by clicking here.

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Album / Compilation
clip from High Plains Drifter
The Wombats - School Uniforms
Proudly Present... A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation (2007)
Ex-Void - (Lyin' To You) Baby
Bigger Than Before (2022)
Tennis - No Exit
We Can Die Happy - EP (2017)
MUNA - Silk Chiffon
MUNA (2022)
Reiko Takahashi - Sunset Road
Tokyo 1980s Victor Edition (1987)
clip from Justin Hawkins Rides Again
Mabel - Bad Behavior
High Expectations (2019)
Stefflon Don - Hurtin' Me (feat. French Montana)
Hurtin' Me (feat. French Montana) - Single (2017)
Phoenix - Tonight (feat. Ezra Koenig)
Alpha Zulu (2022)
Cardi B - Best Life (feat. Chance the Rapper)
Invasion Of Privacy (2018)
Muzz - Knuckleduster
Muzz (2020)
The Vines - Homesick
Highly Evolved (2002)
clip from The Big Chill
Mor Mor - Crawl
Semblance (2022)
Citizen - Glass World
Life In Your Glass World (2021)
Rostam - Under Control
Under Control - Single (2020)
The Style Council - The Whole Point Of No Return
Café Bleu (1984)
Bartees Strange - Hold The Line
Farm to Table (2022)