Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2020

Happy Halloween everyone!  I started gathering songs and clips nice and early this year.  One of the benefits of the Covid-19 pandemic has been working from home.  Without having to commute to work, I got a lot of hours of my life back.  So when I finally sat down to put the mix together in July, I had more than enough tracks and clips to work with.  So I had a really fun time layering all sort of things on top of each other trying to pack as much as I could into the mix.  I feel like I have created some pretty creepy soundscapes of music, spoken word and SFX.

I am also pretty happy with the artwork this year.  This was created from a photo a took a few years ago.  As I started playing with the colors the words electric Frankenstein kept going through my head.  Not the band, but just the words as a theme or feeling.  In the end I feel like I got what I had in my head. 

So have fun and as always...

Happy Halloween!

Download here: SAP Music Halloween Mix (broken into 51 m4a tracks) 2020
Entire Mix in one MP3 track: SAP Music Halloween Mix MP3
Entire mix in one m4a track: SAP Music Halloween Mix m4a

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

SAP Music Summer Mix 2020

Hope everyone has been staying safe and sane during the past couple months.  I thew together some tracks I've been enjoying lately for a summer mix.  Enjoy!

Download tracks here: SAP Music Summer Mix 2020
Download the entire mix as one uninterrupted mp3 file here.  SAP Music Summer Mix 2020

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

SAP Music Christmas Mix 2019

Merry Christmas everyone!  Enjoy this year's mix and please share with friends and families. 

A great find for me and something to highlight is track three "Deck the Halls" by Mirror Image.  I got this off a Christmas Disco record I picked up at a thrift store this past year.  The song isn't really too disco-y, but it does have a synthesizer that reminds me of the Main Street Electrical Parade.  Give it a listen and let me know if you agree. 

Another favorite is the last track from the film "Anna and the Apocalypse."  I think I mostly want to point that one out because I want recommend that film to as many people as possible.  It is my new Holiday favorite.  I've already watched it twice this season and will probably watch it again before the year is out.

Merry Christmas!

Download here: SAP Music Christmas Mix 2019

Password - SAPMUSIC2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2019

Happy Halloween everyone!  It is that most wonderful time of the year, time for this year's Halloween mix.  This year I leaned into pulling songs from movies.  I'll be honest there are more than a few YouTube song rips this year and a lot of trailers and movie clips as well.  I think my favorite discovery find is Shari Belafonte singing "Get Dead" a song from a TV movie called "The Midnight Hour". It is really catchy and the sequence in the movie is basically a Thriller rip-off musical number in the middle of this cheese ball TV movie.  Definitely worth seeking out on YouTube. Track listing is on the posted image.

Happy Halloween!

Download here: SAP MUSIC HALLOWEEN MIX 2019

Password - SAPMUSIC2019

Thursday, November 22, 2018

SAP Music Christmas Mix 2018

Merry Christmas everyone.  It is time again for this year's mix.  This year was a bit of a scramble in terms of pulling this year's mix together.  I started very late in the Fall and I made the decision to only use music that I had digitized from records.  And to give myself even more work, the majority of the songs were from records I purchased just in the last month during a shopping spree at Amoeba.  So I pretty much didn't rely on all the digital music I had been throwing into a folder all year round or anything from the many Christmas CD's I picked up at yard sales and thrift stores this year.  The good news is that it gives me a jump on next year.

Because of the last minute scramble and because I gave myself the vinyl only rule, there isn't a lot in the way of layering in movie clips or commercials or some of the other fun stuff I usually try and sprinkle through these mixes.  This year, it is a little more straight ahead.  I hope everyone enjoys it.  Tracks are listed on the artwork.

Merry Christmas!

Download here: SAP Music Christmas Mix 2018

Password - SAPMUSIC2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2018

It's time for monsters, witches, ghosts and this year's Halloween Mix.  I had a lot of fun with this year's mix.  There seems to be more clips of demon and devil worship which inspired this drawing I did for the cover this year.  Hope everyone likes the tracks and that this can be part of your soundtrack to this spooky season.

Happy Halloween!

Download here: SAP Music Halloween Mix 2018

Password - SAPMUSIC2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018

SAP Music Summer Mix 2018

It is getting late in the Summer and work hours have been very long.  I haven't had much time for making mixes, but just this past weekend I was able to spend a few hours throwing this together.  I'll admit right up front that there are not a lot of bells and whistles here.  It is pretty much just a regular old mix tape and the theme of Summer, isn't really there.  I just pulled together a huge list of tracks I have liked in recent months and then culled that down into some tracks that I thought flowed together.  Maybe they do and may they don't.  You decide.


Download here: SAP Music Summer Mix 2018

Password - SAPMUSIC2018

Friday, December 1, 2017

SAP Music Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas everyone!  This year's mix is a lot less elaborate than in the past.  This year I have had a lot less free time to work on the mix.  I sort of feel bad about it, but at least I got something put together.  Even without all the bells and whistles I am posting this much later than usual. 

As per usual, the tracks are listed on the artwork.  Files are in the iTunes format, so if you'd like them as MP3s, simply use iTunes to convert them.


Download here: SAP Music Christmas Mix 2017

Password - SAPMUSIC2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2017

Here it is, the 2017 Halloween Mix.  There is a lot of film music this year.  I've also dropped in a handful of trailers for sequels, including the trailer for season 2 of Stranger Things.  The Comic-Con trailer with Thriller could have just worked on it's own, but I thought I'd do a little editing and layer in some other music.  I also grabbed a piece of Vincent Price dialogue from the Thriller session outtakes.  I think the enhancements worked out pretty good and it all gets me super excited for season 2. 

Tracks are listed in the artwork.


Download here: SAP Music Halloween Mix 2017

Password - SAPMUSIC2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

SAP Music Summer Mix 2017

Here it is, a mix for the summer.  As usual this is a collection of old and new tracks from a variety of genres and sources.

Tracks are listed in the artwork.


Download here: SAP Music Summer Mix 2017

Password - sapmusic2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

SAP Music Spring Mix 2017

I finally had a little time this weekend to throw together a mix of tracks I've been digging on.    It is a hodgepodge of genres and eras.  There isn't too much rhyme or reason to the mix and I admit that laziness right up front.  It truly is just some tracks I've liked in the last year.

Tracks are listed in the artwork.


Download here: SAP Music Spring Mix 2017

Password - sapmusic2017

Friday, November 25, 2016

SAP Music Christmas Mix 2016

It is Christmas time and that means Christmas music.  Start annoying your coworkers with this years selection of yuletide ditties.  Or keep the holiday cheer to yourself within the privacy of your own headphones.  In preparing for this year's mix I've been in the Christmas music zone since September, when I started digitizing some of this year's record purchases.  This year I didn't keep a strict vinyl only rule.  It was back to the old eclectic mix of grabbing music from all sorts of sources, CDs, digital files, records, youtube, etc.  Tracks as always are listed on the artwork so you can take a quick peak at what lies in store.  Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Music Christmas Mix 2016

Password - sapmusic2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2016

Happy Halloween everyone!!!  I know it isn't Halloween yet, but it is October and in my book that means it is Halloween.  So get yourself in the mood with this year's collection of spooky tunes.  Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Music Halloween Mix 2016

Password - SAPMUSIC2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

SAP Music Summer Mix 2016

This Spring has been very busy and I wasn't even sure if things would ever let up enough for me to throw together a mix for the summer.  Well things did die down this weekend and so I combed through a bunch of the music I've been listening to recently.  You'll notice a heavy emphasis on soundtracks.  Maybe this will turn some people onto some new artists.  Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Summer Mix Mix 2016

Password - sapmusic2016

Friday, November 27, 2015

SAP Music Christmas Mix 2015

For this year's Christmas mix I committed to only using music I personally digitized from my vinyl record collection.  So there isn't anything really too recent on the mix.  The movie clips are absent as well.  But there is a lot of pops and crackles and charm to committing to vinyl.  The challenge of course was to still try and find some variety.  So many Christmas records are the same old public domain songs.  It is harder to find original tunes.  I have a big Christmas record collection, but because I have used so many tunes in the past from my collection, the number of unused original Christmas songs is getting smaller and smaller.  So there are some of the traditional Christmas songs on here, but I tried to find versions that perhaps are a little less known, but still fun.

Download here: SAP Music Christmas Mix 2015

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2015

I am really excited about this year's Halloween mix, which is partly why I am posting it so early this year.  I just can't wait to share it.  While I don't really have an "original" track this year, I do have some cool samples and a lot more spooky music.  I have been listening to a lot of scores in the last 6 months or so.  So when I started pulling together the mix back in July I had a whole lot of instrumentals or film score music than usual set aside for the mix.  This sort of forced me to find more dialogue and samples than usual.  So that makes this year's mix a little different and I like the results.

A couple instrumentals I really like from Van Halen and Black Sabbath.  I like them, because these are the kinds of tracks that a listener wouldn't immediately identify with these bands.  While Black Sabbath seems like a no brainer for a Halloween mix, I pulled something from "Born Again" which is a different sort of Sabbath record and not one I listen to very often.  With that said this past summer I gave that record a few listens and I sort of fell in love with it, hence the inclusion here.  "The Dark" sounds like some weird avant-garde experimental track.

The Van Halen pull I think is pretty great because Halloween or scary music is not what comes to mind when I think of Van Halen.  I think of So Cal party band or the Sunset Strip.  However the track I pulled is nothing like that.  I think "Sunday Afternoon In The Park" would fit in perfectly well in a zombie movie for instance.  Give it a listen and see what you think.

All tracks a listed on the artwork.  Enjoy and happy Halloween.

Download here: SAP Music Halloween Mix 2015

Password - sapmusic2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

SAP Music Summer Mix 2015

Here it is, this summer's mix.  It is a little bit of old and a little bit of new.  I little bit of the popular and a little bit of the obscure.  It is basically music I've been listening to recently.  Track listing is on the artwork.

SAP Music Summer Mix 2015

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