2006 mix

The 2006 mix is here! It’s good. You want a copy. I want to give you a copy. Let’s work together.

Here are some ways you can get it:

1. The Old-Fashioned Way: Snail Mail

If you still enjoy listening to actual, physical CDs — say, in your car or home stereo system — I will happily mail you one. As always, I spent quite a bit of time putting it together, and my heart swells with pride at the thought of you carrying it with you through the years, showing it to your children, having it placed in your coffin next to you, that sort of thing.

Just email me your physical address — realish [at] realish.com — with the subject line, “Dave, man, you rule. Really.”

However. If you’re a modern sort, and listen to music only on your iPod or other mp3 player, and intend to rip the CD immediately to your computer, let me urge you: don’t. The music will then have been encoded and compressed and re-encoded and re-compressed, leaving you with crappy, low-quality files.

You deserve better. You deserve high-quality mp3s. If you just want mp3s, please see delivery methods 2-5, below.

2. The Nifty Person-to-Person Filesharing Way: Pando

[UPDATE: Pando, like so many early filesharing technologies, is kaput.]

3. The Super Cutting Edge Firefox Way: AllPeers

[UPDATE: AllPeers is also kaput.]

4. The Dummy-Proof Way: Box.net

[UPDATE: Box.net? Also kaput.]

5. The Best, i.e. Bittorrent Way: Pirate Bay

If you’ve ever downloaded a bittorrent file, you know how sweet, fast, and secure it is. If you have a bittorrent client, you can download the mix from popular filesharing site Pirate Bay (yes, it’s perfectly legal … as long as you only download my mix), here.

If you don’t have a bittorrent client (a small piece of software that downloads bittorrents), I recommend uTorrent. You can also download previous years’ mixes here.

[UPDATE: You can download the mix directly via Dropbox.]

Questions? Email realish [ at ] realish.com, or leave a comment below.

  • Can we download copies of past mixes? (This year’s — at least side one — kicks ass, by the way. More peppy, less whiny.)

  • realish

    I don’t think I have the original files for pre-2005 mixes — I wasn’t as organized then — but I’ll look around. Perhaps a Realish box set is in order.

  • *applauds*

  • John

    I think the Pando file has expired…is there any way you could be persuaded to renew it?

  • I loved the 2005 mix, and 2006 is not letting me down. Will there be a 2007? One can only hope. One question for you: What is the name of the band that singing “Splitting Hairs” on the 2006 mix? Google isn’t helping me. Thanks for these compilations!

  • realish

    John — sorry, I kind of abandoned Pando, since it didn’t appear that anyone was using it. Can you get it one of the alternate ways? If not feel free to email me, I can get it to you directly.

    TimBits — Thanks! Yes, there will be a 2007 mix. The band singing “splitting hairs” is called the research. Their other stuff doesn’t sound much like that, though, fyi.

    Thanks for the comments.

  • Roos

    Hey guys, Long time no….nothing! Hope this holiday season finds you all healthy and happy.
    Big Love


  • Mark WIlliams


    These mixes are really, really good, and are a great window for many artists who I would have otherwise missed.

    Many thnaks