The Beat is a fan of high ambition. To wit, local artist Jared Mahone.

Mahone is recording a new song every week in 2010, postiong the demo-style recording on his Web site. He's calling in the Mixtape Project. Cool.

Listeners can subscribe to the project, as well as check out Mahone live in a Mixtape Show at Skully's Music Diner Jan. 29.