So you might be asking yourself, where the bloody ‘ell is the bleedin’ Friday Mixtape? This is bollocks!

Well, never you fear. Your web browser of choice has not failed you – at least not in the way that pitiful Cockney accent of yours has. Here’s the deal: the mixtape has always been more fun when it gets passed from one staffer to another, each person bringing their own tastes and collections to the table as they go. So rather than that being a special case, it’s becoming a regular part of our feature. You’ll also find we’re not posting the mixtape every single week, and that’s because most of the contributors have their own columns to produce. Even so, with these new parameters in place, we expect you’ll be pleased with the new (kinda) Weekly Mixtape.

So why, you may ask, am I the inaugural mixer? I… um… uh… IS THAT GEORGE CLOONEY OVER THERE? (Exit, stage left!)

Terje Fjelde and Jason HareThank You for Being Black (featuring Michael McDonald) Popdose Exclusive (2010)

The HotRats(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right from Turn Ons (2009)

ThresholdAvalon from Critical Mass (2002)

Mr. TBe Somebody from Be Somebody Or Be Somebody’s Fool (1984)

Faith No MoreEvidence from King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime (Argentinian release) (1995)

Tom WaitsFannin Street from Glitter and Doom Live (2009)

Trevor RabinHeard You Cry Wolf from Wolf (1981)

Public Image Ltd.Home from Compact Disc (1985)

Tin MachineIf There Is Something from Tin Machine II (1991)

ShearwaterLeviathan, Bound from Rook (2008)

Tift MerrittMorning Is My Destination from Another Country (2008)

Bono and The EdgeOne (live) from Luciano Pavarotti & Friends (1995)

Dream TheaterRed Hill Mining Town from International Fan Club Christmas (1999)

Doug GillardSun Glow (They Don’t Know) from Call From Restricted (2009)

Chagall GuevaraTale O’ The Twister from Pump Up The Volume: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(1990)

Marshall CrenshawWalk Away Renee from I’ve Suffered For My Art…Now It’s Your Turn (2001)

Jason FalknerY.E.S. from All Quiet On The Noise Floor (2009)

ColdplayYou Only Live Twice from The Singles 1999 – 2006 (2006)