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Friday, September 14, 2012

Flashback Friday 82

Remember back in the day when you and your friends made mix tapes? It was like one of my favorite things to do. We would even record ourselves in between songs saying stupid stuff.... thinking we were really funny. Then tapes went out of style and then came CD's. I then would make CD mixes. I loved making CD mixes for my friends... but I loved it even more when they would make mixes for me. This is because I LOVE music. When my friends made me a mix... it would introduce me to new music (my friend Logan has introduced me to so much great music because of our CD exchanges). When your friends make you mixes... it is also giving you a little piece of them. The type of music people listen to says a lot about a person I think. Mostly though... music brings back memories. There are so many songs that remind me of a person or a story. Listening to that song brings you back to that moment and you can relive it all over again.

I was taking Dave to the airport tonight and he started going through my CD's and deciding what we were going to listen to on the way there. "Dancing Queen" starts playing and I start laughing because I didn't think Dave would put in ABBA. I started telling him that I went through an ABBA phase in Jr. High. He told me he did too and pretty sure everyone went through that phase in Jr. High... he then went on to tell me about one of his best friends that loved music as much as he did and she had found a mix tape of this gay guy at their school... she took his tape and played it out of curiosity. She ran to get Dave to listen to what she discovered... she tells Dave to think of this guy putting on long white gloves and lipstick while getting ready and listening to this song... Back to me and Dave in the car... Dave then changes the song to "Take a Chance on Me". We both start laughing. The beauty of music... if keeps memories alive. :)

Having that just happen... I was going through some of my CD's tonight, trying to make sure I have all of my CD's in my itunes library. I came across a CD Mix that my friend Michelle Magnusson made for me before I moved to Utah. As I put the CD in to see what was on it... I had forgotten that she had not only included a list of the songs she put on the CD, but a reason why for each song. Michelle is awesome and funny and we had so many good memories. So because finding this CD and list totally made my night, I wanted to share it with you.

July 2003 - Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone - Mix for Tracy

1. Soul for Real - Ain't No Sunshine (This one is rather self explanatory)
2. U2 - In a Little While (This is a beautiful song about reuniting, as we will one day do)
3. Nine Inch Nails & David Bowie - I'm Afraid of Americans (I'm not exactly sure about this one, but you like David Bowie and NIN are taboo in Utah, so now you're a rebel) *I can't listen to this song without thinking of Michelle*
4. Rolling Stones - Miss You (Again, somewhat self-explanatory...)
5. Bruce Springsteen - Soul Driver (Can't get a CD from me without Brice. It's poetry)
6. Gin Blossoms - Pieces of the Night (Keep this song in mind while dating... My favorite line: What did you expect to find? Aphrodite on a barstool by your side?)
7. The Old 97s - Just Like California (California will still fondly be waiting for you)
8. Gary Allen - Man of Me (Hmm... Not that you made a man of me, but here's to the boy you'll made a man out of!) *Still waiting for this to happen*
9. Alison Krauss & Union Station - Any Old Time (You wanna come back home...)
10. Chris Isaak - Dancin' (Chris Isaak is my favorite! A good song for dancing around in your sure-to-be fishbowl apartment!)
11. Ashley MacIsaac - Lay Me Down (Gaelic fiddler goes a little crazy... I love this song because it is how I feel about love.)
12. Salma Hayek - La Bruja (You think you'd escape without a Spanish song? Ha ha. This is Salma Hayek as Frida drunkenly singing a folk song about a witch - aka la bruja)
13. Jimmie's Chicken Shack - Do Right (Ever have one of those days when you can't win? This song has gotten me through a few)
14. Kelly Osborne - Papa Don't Preach (Not so sure about this one either. An Osborne covering Madonna? Anyway, do what you believe in, not what others tell you to do)
15. Tonic - Wicked Soldier (I don't know, I just like the part about his girl waiting for him)
16. Brown Derbies - Carry on my Wayward Son (The a capella group from Brown University covering a Kansas song)
17. Michael Buble - Fever (I object to this song as a historian, and hate it as an aspiring musician, but some days it just gets in my head and I have to sing it!)
18. Bobby Darin - I'm beginning to See the Light (This has been one of my favorite songs since I was about ten. Don't tell anyone, but I used to have a dance to go with it... ) *Opps... Sorry Michelle, I just told EVERYONE*
19. Etta James - These Foolish Things (Reminds me of you - so many Musicfest Memories) *I miss Musicfest all of the time*
20. Harry Connick, Jr (who right now lives in Spanish Fork) - She Belongs to Me (Again, not so applicable to our relationship...)
21. Tommy Dorsey & Orchestra - Kiss the Boys Goodbye (This song has always been a little weird to me, but take any excuse you can get!!!)
22. Helen Forrest & Benny Goodman - Oh! Look at me Now! (This is the song that gives you an excuse to pick up a few crazy Utardisms... but not TOO many) :)

Michelle. Thanks for being awesome. This was a great rediscovery. Now I want everyone to make me mix CD's. :)


Holly said...

I totally still have a mix CD you made for me in like 2004 for when I moved to Michigan.

michelle m said...

This totally made my day!!! What a blast from the past. :)

jamie hixon said...

The only person to really do this for me was Dan. But I do remember making mix tapes. ;)