Tuesday, May 22, 2007

mix tapes

I've made a mix tape for my 18 year-old cousin Laurel. She likes Justin Timberlake. I had a hard time picking music that I think she might like. I was ambivalent about putting Björk on there (wasn't sure if Laurel would like her or understand her), but decided that she should hear her music anyway. Here is the list of songs I burned her already:

Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken, Camera Obscura
Sunshowers, M.I.A.
LDN, Lily Allen
Lo Que Pidas, Julieta Venegas
Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games, Of Montreal
Earth Intruders, Björk
All Is Full Of Love, Björk
Swimmers, Broken Social Scene
Make-Out King, Eleni Mandell
That Teenage Feeling, Neko Case
The Bleeding Heart Show, The New Pornographers
Sénégal Fast Food, Amadou & Mariam
Solta O Frango, Bonde Do Role
If I Ever Feel Better, Phoenix
Nothing Really, Kinky
Once In A Lifetime, Talking Heads

Basically, it's a combination of songs that I think teenage girls can relate to, and some of my favorite songs that I think she should be exposed to.

She left me a couple more cd's for me to burn since she needs new music. So I burned her Feist and the Teddybears as well. I have one more to burn, and I'm trying to decide between Manu Chao and the Postal Service.

Yesterday, we had party on the beach. The boys and men of the McCann clan played wiffle ball as I took photos. Laurel even had her at bat. It seemed symbolic to me, as she is about to begin this new game of college, with life throwing her all sorts of curve balls and sliders in the years to come.



2 comments:

KT said...

2nd mix tape for an 18 year-old girl:

Reach for the Sun, The Polyphonic Spree
Brand New Colony, The Postal Service
Such Great Heights, The Postal Service
Clandestino, Manu Chao
Bongo Bong, Manu Chao
Someday, The Strokes
Last Night, The Strokes
Raspberry Beret, Prince
I Wanna Be Your Lover, Prince
This Charming Man, The Smiths
Canned Heat, Jamiroquai
Asa Branca Featuring David Byrne, Forro In The Dark
Do You Realize??, The Flaming Lips
One Of These Things First, Nick Drake
Sea Lion Woman, Feist
Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp, Belinda Carlisle
Sympathy For The Devil (Neptunes Remix), The Rolling Stones

jen ken said...

ah, mix tapes. love those. not sure if you ever got into the series Lost. It is one of my indulgences. There is a great line from Sawyer as he attempts to get a little noon time loving and gets rebuffed: "what, do I have to make you a mix tape?"

It is interesting to see your choices for your cousin. Another indulgence of ours is subscribing to Rhapsody. I'll have to use this as a guide to some music to check out (hey, I can pretend to be a teen again, can't I?).

I didn't realize you were a Bjork fan. I am too. Because my memory is @!#$, did we go to the Xfest in SD together where the Sugarcubes played? Most likely. A few weeks ago I read an interview with her in the NYTimes. Just in case you can't access it, she mentions the book she was reading while composing her latest - "The Alphabet and the Goddess" by Leonard Shlain. Perhaps some travel reading??

Thanks in advance for the listening pleasure.