I made a couple of CDs this week as farewell roadtrip companions, for two good friends who just departed Oakland to return home to the east coast.
Here are the playlists:
You can find a bunch of this music on Hype Machine. The way I find music these days is to hear it on the radio, or read a review. Then I go to Hype Machine, where you can usually preview new stuff. If you visit the blogs they list that feature the song you’re interested in, they often have lots of good related songs in the same post.
Here’s an example. (Click on the “Read full post” links on each song listing to check out the source blog posts.)