It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas…
Whether you’re Team Humbug or you’ve already covered your entire house in glitter and fake snow, you can’t fail to avoid the yearly onslaught of aural festivities that you’re destined to hear from now until January.
With that in mind, the theme for the 12th #13for2013 mixtape (just one more left!) is a simple one:
Don’t celebrate Christmas or just plain hate it? Share your favourite songs that remind you of December instead. Not a fan of Christmas songs? Go for a list of Christmas songs that aren’t about Christmas, or a list of songs that should have been Christmas songs that aren’t. There’s loads of fun to be had with this one, go crackers! (Sorry).
Usual rules apply: make a playlist with 12 songs via Spotify/YouTube/your blog/etc. and share this on Twitter, using hashtag #13for2013 or tagging @13for2013. Deadline for this one is 24th December, as we have our final mixtape of the year to fit in before we hit 2014…
Happy festive mixtaping!
Now, where’s the port and cheese?
The theme for June’s #13for2013 mixtape comes courtesy of Nico Adams, one of the participants of the mixtape challenge and friend of #13for2013 co-founder, Tom.
June’s theme is: The Movies.
Here’s the (rather eloquent) inspiration behind Nico’s idea:
“The relationship between Film and Music is inescapable. Picking the right song or composition that can capture a moment, a feeling, a place, can be a magical thing. Whether it’s comedy, tragedy, scene setting or the opening/closing credits, a film soundtrack takes us on a journey through a directors own personal collection and imagination.
Classic exponents of this are Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Cameron Crowe and Baz Luhrmann to name a few. This is a particularly good article on Tarantino.
Like previous playlists this months challenge can be interpreted in many ways so whether you decide to choose songs from your favourite films, terrible examples of music used in film or become your own director and create a fantasy soundtrack to your own perfect film citing specific songs for key narrative points, just run wild with it and see where it takes you!”
The rules are the same as always, make a mixtape in whichever format you choose; Spotify playlist, YouTube playlist, blog post, the choice is yours. Your playlist should be 12 tracks long and once you’ve done it, share it on Twitter by tweeting @13for2013 and using the #13for2013 hashtag. We even have a logo for the challenge now, courtesy of Danny Sturgess.
Here’s my attempt at Mexican sugar skull pumpkin carving. Harder than it looks!
The time is upon us for the thrill of the crunching of fallen leaves, the smell of bonfire smoke, crisp dark nights and misty early mornings. Fiery sunsets, clouds running a bruised hand through a red-headed sky as fireworks pop and crackle in the distance and someone, somewhere, has a steaming mug of tea fogging up the windows of a warm-roomed home, ready to draw a smiley face into the glass ready to welcome me home.
I’m still alive! I’ve just been busy being both mugged and underappreciated.
Normal blogging service will resume henceforth, now I am settled in That London.
Amazing last day in the office, thanks to the design talents of my wonderful Digits…
I created a new board on Pinterest full of exciting things to do in London town.
Thought I’d share it with you lovely people, enjoy.
Picture courtesy of Found in Mom’s Basement.
I spotted this gorgeous maxi dress on Pinterest, via Cupcakes and Cashmere. Perfect for this weather, love the pleats and the belt; it has a real day-to-night feel and looks effortless.
Now… To find a BBQ!