I am listening to a playlist for a CD that I made for Lakeiya when she left for law school and I am realizing that I have really good taste in music. I am sure there are some people out there who will disagree with me but this list is kind of universally good.
Ain’t No Sunshine- Bill Withers
High and Dry- Radiohead
For Your Love- The Yardbirds
Cool It Down- Velvet Underground
Golden Slumbers- The Beatles
Morning, Morning- Richie Havens
2HB- The Venus in Furs
Sexy Boy- Air
Dry The Rain- The Beta Band
I’ll Be There- The Jackson 5
Long Hot Summer Night- Jimi Hendrix
Get Ready- The Temptations
She’s Not There- The Zombies
Fuel- Ani DiFranco
In My Life- The Beatles
The Circle Game- Joni Mitchell
Street Spirit (Fade Out)- Radiohead
Sure there are some repeats as far as artists go but it’s ok. The songs may not seem to flow together to the naked eye but the final notes of a song always lead nicely into the first notes of the next song. It’s just a really good grouping of songs.
I have always been a mix tape maker. I think I have made some kind of mix for every close friend in my life with the exception of Monica and Tony. Brooke, Jenna, Roxanne, and Shoshana got the majority of them. Monica simply knows far more about music than I do and I wouldn’t presume to do a compilation for her. Then again, I did make an Ani compilation for her that wasn’t half bad. I guess Tony is the only one left out.
I have thought about making one for him. I have even started to create a playlist only to give up. The reason is simply that his musical taste changes far too often for me to even attempt to make something he would enjoy for more than a week or two. He has this thing about music he likes but never wants to hear again. He is the type to burn himself out on particular artists. I can listen to things I like over and over forever. He has actually been swearing off music a lot lately. At one point he lived and breathed music but apparently he is burnt out on the whole genre. Interesting. Maybe someday I can crack the code.
1. I’m coming up man-sized/ Skinned alive/ I want to fit/ I’ve got to get/ Man-sized. Man Sized, PJ Harvey. Identified by Brooke.
2. Close my eyes/ feel me now/ I don’t know how you could not love me now
3. Elephant wields the rod/ While the donkey throws you the bone/ I'd rather have a bone than a beating I suppose/ Either way still the dog
4. Virtue/ Is relative at best/ There's nothing worse/ Than a sunset when you're driving/ Due west. Virtue, Ani DiFranco. Identified by Brooke.