Mixing It Up

List item: Make a mix tape for someone you care about
Progress: Completed

So, I was up on a Saturday morning doing the write-up for Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips and I suddenly remembered that somewhere in amongst the storage boxes were the two mix CDs that I made for my partner in the summer of 2009.

I thought as a way to share these I would make Spotify playlists that could actually be played. Luckily, I was not a Taylor Swift fan so that all the songs were readily available.

The first one I made was called Marshmallow Head. The name came from a comment he made about how it felt when he was ill. The name also links to this being a bit of a mushy mix CD filled with love songs… that were also all sung by women apparently. Fun fact: this contains the song we plan to dance to during our wedding reception.

The name (and cover) came from the name of the two cats that his mum had; Sunny and Shadow. The time it took for me to get my drawings of the cats correct was… longer than I expected.

The make up of this CD was meant to showcase a cross-section of my musical taste… with me editing it out some of more embarrasing things I listened to. It was also an attempt by me to create a mix that actually flowed into each other a bit more than a random assortment. This is why I finish it off with a bit of piano from St. Vincent’s first album rather than a song of hers I liked more.



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