Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Project: Mixtape

It's one of the great tragedies of living in this digital era that no one will ever make me a mix tape.

I mean, sure, you can make compilations. But on a cassette tape? I mean, can you even GET cassette tapes anymore?

There's just something highly romantic and nostalgic about the idea of a mix tape, especially coming from, say, a member of the opposite sex.

If some guy wanted a quick way to earn a bunch of points with me, he could buy this and fill it with a thoughtful mix of songs:

Swoon.

But, I had an idea, driving home last night. It's Valentine's Day, which means very little to me, but I thought - what if we collectively made a "mix tape" of sorts? As kind of a love letter to each other. We're all connected in some way or another (if nothing else, by this blog. If you're reading it, then BAM, you're part of the ICTH family. Whee!)

I'm going to need you to help me with this. I want to make 2 playlists. So if you could be so kind as to comment with (1) your favorite song of ALL TIME and (2) your favorite love song, that would be superb.

Depending on how many people answer, I might have to edit and choose and what not, but I will purchase them (if I don't already own them) and curate the equivalent of two mix tapes. Depending on what the most legal option is, I'll either make them available for download in a future blog post OR through Dropbox OR I might be persuaded to make/mail some hard copies to those who are interested. (If you have  any thoughts on this part of it, feel free to add that to your comment, also.)

I'll be taking song submissions up through one week from today, if you need some time to think about it.

I think this has the potential to be fun? If not for you, then for me. I like collecting new music.

15 comments:

Danielle said...

Favorite love song: "The Story" by Brandi Carlile.

chimes said...

In case nobody else comments ... here are a bunch:

Favorites:
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (MJ)
2. Glass Danse (The Faint)
3. Master of Puppets (Metallica)
4. Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
5. Boy with the Arab Strap (Belle and Sebastian)

Love songs:
1. Such Great Heights (The Postal Service)
2. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler feat. Meatloaf)
3. Home (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes)
4. Like a Prayer (Madonna)
5. I Touch Myself (Divinyls) <---- you thought I'd forget that one. ;)

chimes said...

PS who the hell is brandi carlisle? I know BELENDA carlisle (the go gos ... or was it the bangles?). Seriously. She sounds like a country singer.

Rachel/Liakela said...

Favorite Love Song(s): There's Only You - Luther Vandross'
Song of Joy - Captain and Tennille

Favorite song of all time. That's a tough one.

It'd have to be a few songs:
Movin' Right Along - The Muppet Movie
Baby Mine - Bette Midler
When You're Falling - Afro Celt Soundsystem

jwillers said...

Wow, love songs. So many of them.

Great to slow dance to:
Fire and Ice - Ben Harper
Someone Like You - Van Morrison
I'll Always Be Right There - Bryan Adams
These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding
Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviciak (sp?)

Songs to 'get in the mood'
Make It With You - Bread
Crash Into Me - DMB

Happy love songs
Walkin' on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Brighter Than the Sun - Colbie Caillat


Ok, that's all I've got for right now.

Ashley, the Accidental Olympian said...

FAVORITE? Like, ever? Shit.

Well, right now I am in love with "Somebody That I used to know" by Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover).

Other songs I love right now are,

-Price Tag by B.O.B.
-Everlasting Light by the Black Keys
-Chapel Song by We Are Augustines
-I Need A Dollar by Aloe Blacc
-Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear
-Tragedy Bound by The Bravery
- Last Request by Paolo Butini
- El Kilo by Orishas
- Dog Days Are Over by Florence & The MAchine
- 40 Day Dream by Edward Sharp
- Dirty laundry by Bitter:Sweet
- Mushaboom



LOVE SONGS:
-Jack Johnson Angel
- Brad Paisley "I thought I loved you then"
- Zac Brown Band, "Whatever It Is"

I LOVE THIS IDEA. P.S.

doniree walker said...

I have three, all-time favorite songs, no matter what happens with new music, these are my go-tos:

"You Can Call Me Al" - Paul Simon
"Send Me on My Way" -- Rusted Root
"Under Pressure" -- Queen + David Bowie

OH, and Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over" is a really, really close "honorable mention."

doniree walker said...

OH MY GOD AND IT JUST CAME ON MY PANDORA (florence).

LIKE RIGHT THIS SECOND. WHOA.

brad said...

this is so tough. so i'm going to cheat and just pick two of my favorites:

Incubus - Wish You Were Here (for lyrics like, "The sky resembles a backlit canopy with holes punched in it."

B.B. King - Please Love Me (b/c we all want to beg sometimes)

apocalypstick said...

FAVORITE LOVE SONG:


I DON'T WANT TO (WANNA?) MISS A THING -- Aerosmith

(I mean not really but it is right now.)

FAVORITE SONG OF ALL TIME?? DUDE. WHO KNOWS, I'LL JUST SAY TEENAGE DREAM BY KATY PERRY SINCE THAT WAS MY FAVE SONG OF THE YEAR.

Mindy said...

Favorite love song: I'll Be, by Edwin McCain

Megs said...

"Our song" (my husband's and mine) is Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day'.

Other fave love songs: Al Green's Love and Happiness and Freddie King's If You're Gonna Love a Woman".

terra said...

Love this!

Favorite songs:
"Light Bulb" - Carl Creighton
"Hey Hey, My My" - Neil Young
"Just Be Simple" - Songs:Ohia
"The Weary Kind" - Ryan Bingham

Love Songs:
"Emmylou" - First Aid Kit
"King of Diamonds" - Motopony
"I Melt with You" - Modern English
"I Could Drink A Case of You" - Joni Mitchell

treavioli said...

God, I have a billion favs. But...

Favorite: "When The Stars Go Blue" by Ryan Adams
Love Songs: "Day By Day" by Frank Sinatra

Simone said...

It's so hard to pick favorites but here are two:

Favorite song: Saturdays by Cut Copy
Favorite love song: Lady by D'Angelo

xox