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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh, Sweet: It's 'Finally Champions,' an SF Giants-Themed Local Music Mix

Posted By on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Now, this just makes us feel all warm, fuzzy, and proud: A new "victory mix" of San Francisco music called Finally Champions, courtesy of S.F.-boosters True Panther Sounds. The mix has 21 tracks, some that were recorded specifically for this comp (Dominant Legs' "Finally Champions," we're guessing), and others that were recorded specifically for their ever-pleasing, drug-like effect on our ears (The Fresh & Onlys' "Waterfall") All in all the mix features songs from many artists that make us happy to live here: Ty Segall, Sonny & the Sunsets, Magic Bullets, the Sandwitches, Girls, oOoOO, Young L, and Blackbird Blackbird, among others.

Also, check this: you can stream the whole mix below, and download all the songs for just $1 -- a donation that goes to support San Francisco homeless folks.

We'll let True Panther explain the political stuff:

Our jubilation was tempered the day after the World Series victory, when San Francisco passed Proposition L, also known as the Sit/Lie Ordinance. Prop L makes it a crime to sit or lie down on any sidewalk or on top of any object (blanket, lawn chair, milk crate, etc.) from 7am-11pm, punishable by a $100 fine for first offense and up to 30 days in jail for a second. This is a law that in our opinion criminalizes the poor without coming up with solutions but also makes a potential offender out of anyone wanting to relax in a lawnchair in front of their house. While we initially planned on making this compilation available for free, we ultimately decided to charge $1 and donate 100% of the proceeds to the SF Coalition on Homelessness in recognition of their new challenge.

Here's the mix:

Also: Brilliant local video-makers Yours Truly have another SF Giants mix, done in conjunction with the one above, for your ears. It's like an early S.F. Christmas, people.

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