11.3.08

The Only Living Boy in New York

Traditionaly a mix tape is suposed to be a sign of friendship, or a way of wooing girls. But I have no friends with tape decks and no girls I'm chaseing after who would apreciate it. So I mainly make tapes for myself. And though this apears to defeat the purpos it works for me. Its a way of theropy. I usualy start out with a purpose but I soon abandon it half way through and just start putting on what ever song feels like it should come next. When I look at the tape the next day its always something that I didn't expect, and its somewhat insightful. Last November I started a tape about depression and ended up telling myself to cheer up. In December I made one that began as a whole bunch of fun songs and finished as something altogether darker. So yesterday was one of the worst days I've had in a wile so I made another. Let me know if you want a copy on cd.

Mix 3/12/08

Side A:
Like Suicide (acoustic) - Soundgarden
What if You Were Right the First Time? - Arctic Monkeys
Love in Vain - Robert Johnson
Videotape - Radiohead
Paper Cuts - Nirvana
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Angeles - Elliott Smith

Side B:
The Birth and Death of the Day [abridged] - Explosions in the Sky
Round Here - Counting Crows
Eclipse - Pink Floyd
It Ain't Me Babe - Bob Dylan
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon and Garfunkel
Midnight Show - The Killers
Love, Reign O'er Me - The Who


Hey, let your honesty shine, shine, shine
Like it shines on me

1 comment:

Parker said...

Beautiful selection. I think I'd have to listen to know whether or not it really works, but it's good on paper. You write really well. :)