Tergiversate: Music Mix of 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

tergiversate 2011

According to dictionary.com and this Huffington Post article, the word of 2011 is Tergiversate, so I have decided to name my very first and last music mix of 2011 Tergiversate. What does this word even mean? Pronounced "ter-JIV-er-sate", it means “to change repeatedly one's attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc.; equivocate.” Additionally, TIME Magazine named The Protester the Person of the Year: No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square, it would incite protests that would topple dictators and start a global wave of dissent. In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.
Read more here.

But I digress. Months ago, I had intended to compile songs for a music mix for every month, but as usual, things happened and I never made a single music mix. I love the idea of making music mixes, there is something so romantic and nostalgic about that. It reminds me of old movies, Avenue Q and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (currently reading, thanks to Marissa). Music always springs a sense of nostalgia. A song can spark up a memory of a certain period of your life. I love that feeling of nostalgia, it makes me slightly sad, but happily reminiscent of that time, which has been forever immortalized by a certain song or singer or band. This year has been a great musical discovery for me and I have to greatly credit and thank Scott Vener, the music supervisor of How To Make It In America (lucky him, what a fun job!).

Most of my new music discoveries are from the show and from there, I discovered new bands and songs. To this day, I still haven't jumped onto the Pandora bandwagon and maybe 2012 will be the year. Also, I must credit my new favorite band Jump Into The Gospel for being so amazing - which has led to my new "groupie" phase of music stalking. The last time I truly music stalked was with my favorite favorite band We Are The Physics back in London in 2007. Since then, I never really fell so deeply in love with a band and their music till September 2011. Thanks to Twitter and other methods which led to my discovery of Jump Into The Gospel. Also, I am totally in love with RAC remixes. Amaze.

# 1. Jump Into The Gospel - Humvee Mansion
# 2. Make the Girl Dance - Kill Me
# 3. Holy Ghost! - Hold My Breath
# 4. M83 - Midnight City
# 5. Flight Facilities ft. Giselle - Crave You
# 6. Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars
# 7. Avan Lava - It's Never Over
# 8. Seapony - Dreaming
# 9. The Naked and Famous - Young Blood
# 10. Capital Cities - Safe and Sound
# 11. Foster the People - Call It What You Want
# 12. The Knife - Heartbeats
# 13. Miike Snow - Cult Logic
# 14. Lagy Gaga - Bad Kids
# 15. Thieves Like Us - Shyness
# 16. Bon Iver - Skinny Love
# 17. Local Natives - Airplanes
# 18. Beirut - Postcards from Italy
# 19. JayMay - Sea Green, See Blue
# 20. Florence + The Machine - Between Two Lungs

Bonus Tracks:

Sex Bob-Omb - We Are Sex Bob-Omb
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Oren Lavie - Her Morning Elegance
La Roux - Bulletproof and Colourless Colour

We Are The Physics - Bulimia Sisters

Hope you enjoy this mix. This mix of songs means so much to me and they may be a real mixture of songs, but I guess that's the point of a music mix. Those songs signify my 2011 and it wouldn't have been the same without these incredible songs. Goodbye 2011, thanks for all the memories and music adventures!

Listen to it here.


  1. Meh, the playlist is on private. But anyhow, the songs I know from your list are amazing.

    I hope you have an incredible new year!

  2. I can't wait to listen to this! From the artists that I know on your list, this looks awesome! Oh, and have you heard Birdy's version of Skinny Love? It's awesome. Truthfully, I think I've listened to it almost twice as much as I've listened to the original.

    I'm glad that 2011 was a great year for you and I wish all the best in 2012. :)

  3. I may have to start using the word 'Tergiversate' to explain some things :)

    happy new year!