Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Virtual Mix Tape for You- Volume One

As a child of the 80's, I can't even begin to tell you how many mix tapes I've made over the years. There is an artform to the mix tape....picking just the right songs to set the mood you desire or to convey a message to that special person. Sometimes the mix tape is used to introduce people to songs you love and think the whole world should know!

This is my virtual mix tape for all of my readers! I've been listening to a lot of music that makes me happy and I wanted to share some of them with you. Click on the title to link to the song on YouTube or lastfm.com

"I Don't Feel Like Dancing" -Scissor Sisters...This song makes me smile and I love the retro disco sound!

"A Case of You" - Joni Mitchell...hands down, this is my favorite Joni Mitchell song. "I could drink a case of you and still I'd be on my feet, oh I would still be on my feet."

"Superhero Lover" - Daze...this takes me back to my days of going out and dancing with Jeff when I lived in Tulsa. Nothing but good memories wrapped up in this song.

"Where's the Playground Suzie?" - Glen Campbell....my all-time favorite Glen Campbell/Jimmy Webb collaboration! I can remember singing this song with the radio when I was 4 or 5 years old.

"Need a New Sunrising Every Morning" - Ronee Blakley....from Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Review show, this song should have become a classic and I'm doing my best to spread the word!

"Like a Bad Girl Should" - the Cramps [warning.....the words and video to this song are for adults only!] This song brings a smile to my face because it reminds me of a very special guy who rocks.

"All Consuming Love" - Alice Peacock..I love Alice! Every song on her self titled album speaks to me....it's like she got inside my head a wrote every song for me! I love them all but this is the one I've chosen to share.

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Tori Amos...this is the best cover of a song I've ever heard. The sadness of the song really comes through because of the slow acoustic spin she puts on this seemingly non-sensical song. Haunting......truly.

"Where the Streets Have No Name" - U2.....classic 80's U2.....one of the best videos ever!

"Dancing Barefoot" - U2......a cover of a Patti Smith song and somewhat obscure which is why I love it so much!

"When I'm with You" - Sheriff.....I had to have a rock ballad in the mix and this one is one of my all-time faves!

"Make Me Smile" - Duran Duran.....this is my favorite 80's band. My room was plastered with their images. This is another obscure title from well-known band.

"Is This Real?" - Lisa Hall.....just to mix it up a bit, my favorite trip-hop song.

"Starlight" - Muse.......they put on the best live show I've ever seen! Add a star in the title and I'm hooked!

4 comments:

Rebeckah said...

You are a mix tape genius : ). I am going to listen to the ones I don't know right now : )!

Rebeckah said...

I like Make Me Smile by Duran Duran! Can you sign up to go on that song show with that great black host whose name just left my head? You would totally rock at that show! I think you would win at least 500,000! Come on, find out when tryouts are and GO FOR IT! You should definitely tell Sugar D where your blog is!

Rebeckah said...

: ( I am so worried about you! But, I am believing, and hoping, that God has a perfect job for you! My friend Ben told me this when I was a freshman in college, and I always remember it during difficult times: Rejection is God's protection. Hug to you!

Rebeckah said...

I am praying for you today. Praying, Praying, PRAYING! : ). Keep hope alive!