This day started out like a big pile of dookie but has improved immeasurably over the past couple hours. Thus, another post!
So, anywaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, when I was young and naive, my friends and I used to make each other mix tapes. We took this task very seriously. So seriously…YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW. No, for reals, we did consider it an art form. Like, so many things came into consideration. Tempo. And FLOW. And OTHER STUFF!
My one friend and I exchanged tapes a lot and liked to see who could come up with the BESTEST (most retarded) names for our mixes. I made her one titled–this is not a joke–“Is Your Dad a Thief Because He Stole the Heavens and Put Them in Your Eyes.” She would make me stuff with like…oh, I don’t know…gothy stuff. I seem to recall Ministry and NIN-type stuff. And I would funk her up with Fishbone and Sly and the Family Stone and Parliament. And all was right with the world.
But , seriously, I did take making these tapes VERY SERIOUSLY. We all did… in my little circle of coolness. I kinda miss that. These days there is no need for mix tapes.
So, anyway, I was wondering…if you could like make a mix tape now…to show everybody how fucking cool and awesome you are…what would be on that tape? ZRM is forbidden from answering this post because 10 Mekons songs is NOT A MIX.
Here is mine. OMG, this is going to be sucky hard.
In no particular order (BLASPHEMY!):
Love and Communication–Cat Power (I literally think this is possibly the best song ever written. It feels like it’s a part of my bones.)
I Turn My Camera on–Spoon
Mise a Nu–Pauline Croze
What You Know–T.I.
You Got It–Mudhoney
Set You Free–The Black Keys
Cherry Blossom Girl–Air
Island in the Sun–Weezer
Flutes of the Chi–Ween
Two Weeks–Grizzly Bear
Sentimental Lady–as performed by Fleetwood Mac
Love Song for a Vampire–Annie Lennox
Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second–Starfucker
There’s No Home for You Here–The White Stripes
I will probably cheat and come back and revise and/or add to this list. Which means YOU CAN TOO.