There is this phenomena that I think may be unique to those of us who “came of age” in the 80s and 90s — the mix tape. There have been some books and movies which are devoted to this (one with John Cusak as I recall). My friend, Cassie, and her husband, Todd, are pretty damned good at putting together a mixed tape. Me, not so much. I’m like your schizophrenic iPod on crack — I will put Bare Naked Ladies in between Roy Orbison and Smashing Pumpkins with a chaser of Laurie Anderson and Adam and the Ants. I can’t help it.
Actually my honey makes a mean mix tape. I have about 9 that he made for me when I lived in IA and he was in CA. It was back when he was woo-ing me. 🙂 It worked. Unfortunately time has not been friendly to the tapes. 😦 That said, does a playlist for your iPod count as a mixed tape? Is it the same if it’s not delivered in some sort of sing-it-in-your-car kind of way? I mean, the last “mix tape” I got was burned on CD from a playlist. I guess it’s the same… Maybe.
I was thinking about my favorite songs. How they represent people more than times in my life. So in the vein of knowing my crappy mix tape skills, here goes.
- Naive Melody — reminds me of Taed, who has a face with a view
- Beautiful Day — the day Keb was born
- Hammer and a Nail — reminds me to stop talking and actually DO something
- Closer I am to Fine — another shut up and get one with it song
- Just So You Know — hold out for when I thought that Igor was going to rule my life
- Wake Me Up Before You Go Go — Cindy, Dan, Paul, Marcus, Gay-clubbing in DM
- Let’s Go Crazy — more Cindy, Marcus, Dan & Paul stuff
- Near Wild Heaven — when I thought I was going to go crazy
- Accidently Kelly Street — hanging out in Sydney with Misha and whoever I happened to meet
- Do You Really Want Me — one of the songs on Taed’s mix tape. Made me stand up and say what I felt.
- Precious Things — again, something to listen to that reminded me of Taed
- With You — Peter Himmelman making me think that Taed makes me a better person. He tries…
- Rose Garden — reminds me of cold mornings with my parents in the early 70s
- Maggie May — a song my sister tried to get me to sing in front of my parents
- Take It To the Limit — reminds me of camping with my family in the 70s. Actually ALL Eagles songs from the early to mid 70s remind me of camping with my family.
- Anything on Pretty in Pink but especially Left of Center — totally reminds me of Cassie
- I Am Woman — the first 45 I ever bought
- Baba O’Reilly — the reason I LOVE The Who!
- Rex Daisy Anything — Cassie
See what I mean about crazy?