## Sunday, February 28, 2010

### ***MonthlyIndieMixtape #10 - Part 1***

Ten is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2 and 5. Ten is the smallest noncototient, a number that cannot be expressed as the difference between any integer and the total number of coprimes below it.

Ten is the second discrete semiprime (2.5) and the second member of the (2.q) discrete semiprime family. Ten has an aliquot sum σ(n) of 8 and is accordingly the first discrete semiprime to be in deficit. All subsequent discrete semiprimes are in deficit. The aliquot sequence for 10 comprises five members (10,8,7,1,0) with this number being the second composite member of the 7-aliquot tree.

It is the aliquot sum of only one number the discrete semiprime 14.

Ten is a semi-meandric number.

Ten is the sum of the first three prime numbers, of the four first numbers (1 + 2 + 3 + 4), of the square of the two first odd numbers and also of the first four factorials (0! + 1! + 2! + 3!). Ten is the eighth Perrin number, preceded in the sequence by 5, 5, 7.

A polygon with ten sides is a decagon, and 10 is a decagonal number. But it is also a triangular number and a centered triangular number.

Ten is the number of n-Queens Problem solutions for n = 5.

Ten is Grand. As is the 10th instalment of MonthlyIndieMixtapes. IT'S TWO PARTS PEOPLE!! Part one at the start of the month and part two halfway thru!! Ten volumes in and getting better and better with age. You can sit here and read all the useless information I have quoted above or you could get on with downloading the mixtape and enjoying it, with the volume increased ten fold.

Tracklisting:

Anna F. - Time Stands Still
Babybird - Unloveable (Feat. Johnny Depp)
Bedwetters - Nightlight On-Off
Beta Chicks - That's What She Said
Bill Fay - I Will Find My Own Way Back
Blaudzun - Jezebelle
Botanica - You Might Be The One
Clinical Trials - Polly Got Away
College - A Real Hero (Feat. Electric Youth)
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Star Eyes (I Can't Catch It) (Feat. James Mercer)
The Dirties - Summer Sunday
Efterklang - I Was Playing Drums
Emmanuelle Seinger - Emmanuelle
Exsonvaldes - Sunlight
Fallulah - Hey You
Fang Island - Careful Crossers
Fenech-Soler - Lies
Fionn Regan - Lord Help My Poor Soul
The Flaws - Sixteen
Grand Hallway - Blessed Be, Honey Bee
Greg Laswell - Off I Go
Hot Club de Paris - Dog Tired At The Spring Dance
The Hours - Never See You Again
I Was A Teenage Satan Worshipper - Whatcha Lookin' At?
Jeremy Jay - This Is Our Time
Joe Pug - The First Time I Saw You
Kissaway Trail - Beat Your Heartbeat
Kumm - Beautiful Country
Le Vibrazioni - Va Così
The Lighthouse And The Whaler - Soon You'll Be Found
Lightspeed Champion - I Don't Want To Wake Up ALone
Love Connection - I Know You're Real
Martha And The Muffins - Drive
Mina May - Slow Fire
MiniBoone - Devil In Your Eyes
The Morning Benders - Wet Cement
Mumford & Sons - Roll Away Your Stone
Northern Portrait -The Operation Worked But The Patient Died
Paul Dempsey - Bats
Ravenna - When Good Men Do Nothing
The Ruby Suns - Cranberry
Sex With Strangers - (The Part Where You) Surrender
Shy Child - The Beatles
So So Modern - Berlin
Sophie Madeleine - I Just Can't Stop Myself (From Writing Love Songs About You)
SPARK PET - Cerillas Y Muebles
The Spill Canvas - Don't Let Your Enemies Become Friends
Tony Sly - Love, Sick Love
Twin Tigers - Passive Idol
Wakey!Wakey! - Almost Everything
We Show Up On RadaR - It Should Be You And Me
Yoyoyo Acapulco - The Patterns Of The Swallows

Wonderful, wonderful sounds. Magical, phantasmagorical sounds. Once again it's the smaller bands that show the way in how music is meant to sound. Raw, passionate and loaded with love.

I hope you all get as much out of this as me.