CS 20.12.07: Here's the Calendar Songs feedback page with all of your great comments on tracklisting preserved. I thought it would be a good context for more feedback now I've announced the final selection, which is this:
OCTOBER 'PLAYTIME' MIX BY ESKIMO-ESQUE
NOVEMBER 'DREAM POP' MIX BY BENTO BOX
DECEMBER 'CRYSTAL CUCKOO' MIX BY A-LINE
JANUARY 'STALACTITE' MIX BY MAX PLANK
FEBRUARY 'MUMBLEMIX' BY INCOHERENT MUMBLE TRAIN
MARCH 'SECRET SMILE' MIX BY DARKROOM
APRIL 'DRIVE' MIX BY OLD DOG
MAY 'THE FIRE' MIX BY LOVESHADOW
JUNE 'A LA PARISIENNE' MIX BY DITTO-DITTO
JULY 'SPIT SHINE BOY' BY DUCKETT
AUGUST 'EVER COLOR' MIX BY SLEEPERSPACEBORN
SEPTEMBER 'WHEN YOU SAID YES' MIX BY IFR
And by the way: I'm really sorry I was late getting the announcement up. The delay was caused by incredibly long waits at London's Whittington Hospital Accident & Emergency department, and the impossibility of getting a Bellarussain visa in Paris.
Can I also say I owe a huge debt of thanks to master photographer Jonathan de Villiers for the 'wonderwoman' portrait (I am available for sing-a-grams).
Now onto the business at hand - here's my 12 picks for the Calendar Songs record which I will be self-releasing early in the new year. I am going to talk a lot more about my specific choices in podcasts which will come out around the time of the record, but here and now I'd just like to say that making these choices was very tricky and very enjoyable. I ultimately went for the mixes which, for me, really captured something about the song. I also gave myself a rule: no repeat offenders. Each month had to have a different remixer.
We will be re-working the mixes for the record and that includes re-recording vocals and adding backing vocals. The songs will not be the same as the ones streaming on the site - they will be better!
And yes, if this release goes well I may indeed undertake round II and do another one.
Please let me know what you reckon. Once again, thank you for listening and remixing, and keep the remixes coming! I will maintain this site and add remixes as and when I get them, there's no reason to stop having come this far! And I will let you know dates of release, launch party, gigs, etc., when we're closer into it all.
Have a nice holiday time everybody, and a healthy and happy new year!
Lots of love from Calendar Girl xxx.