Yeah, I know, like I wrote yesterday or so, we don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day (seems a bit forced, don’t you think?), but as a reason to eat some pancakes & turkey bacon, give baby a little self-portrait of me being silly, and put together a little love-themed mixtape, it’ll do just fine.
To be completely honest, this was going to be Tsurucast No. 10: What Is Love, Baby Don’t Hurt Me, No More… good love-themed songs mixed with recordings of me speaking/singing horrible love songs from the 80’s (because, really, that’s when most of them came about), unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point-of-view) that idea failed miserably in execution. Yep, you will not hear me doing, a what was basically open-mic poetry version of, N’ Sync’s “God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You”…
Never thought that love could feel like this
And you changed my world with just one kiss
How can it be that right here with me
There’s an angel
It’s a miracle
Your love is like a river,
Peaceful and deep
Your soul is like a secret that I never could keep
When I look into your eyes
I know that it’s true,
God must have spent a little more time on you
Deep shit, man, deep shit…
Now don’t fret. I didn’t completely hold back on you, I mean, since I’ve been in the spirit of “putting it all out there”, might as well keep it going, eh? So, I’ve added on a “bonus” track of sorts, track No. 21, me covering, accapellas style, Dan Hill’s classic “Sometimes When We Touch“. My recommendation? Listen to it once, point your finger in the general direction of Columbus, Ohio, and laugh until your sides hurt and you feel just a little bit better about yourself. Then, when you burn or upload the mix to your player of choice, leave that one behind. Savour it for those rainy days, when life’s getting you down. Consider a gift from me to you.
The balance, the other twenty tracks, drip with all kinds of loveness, not always the best kind maybe, but love nonetheless, because, what is love if not an adventure, right? It ain’t meant to be all flowers and lollipops, and they aren’t all meant to last forever, but you know what the best part is? Giving it a go. Because love, sadness, sex, exhaustion, misery, and complete happiness are all pretty fucking awesome in their own ways.
But hey, I’ll leave all that jibber jabber to the Dr. Phils and Oprahs of the world. I’m just a guy, who loves a silly love song or two, and likes to share them with you (awww… that rhymed). So let’s do it, shall we? Happy lovey dovey day to all you in love, out of love, breaking up, getting together, cranking one out to some porn, or just waking up next to that stranger you just fucked last night… it’s all good. Love you guys! Now, enjoy as..
TSURURADIO Presents… I Love You Baby Mixtape!!!
(Full Zip, play gapless)
01 Great Lake Swimmers – Your Rocky Spine
02 Jenny Lewis – Tryin’ My Best
03 Dave Sitek – With A Girl Like You
04 Flight Of The Conchords – The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)
05 Jonathan Richman And Modern Lovers – Important In Your Life
06 Andre Ethier – Heaven Above You
07 Emmy The Great – First Love
08 She And Him – I Put A Spell On You
09 Woodpigeon – Home As A Romanticized Concept Where Everyone Loves You Always And Forever
10 Johanna Samuels – I Want To Write A Love Song
11 Sinead O’Connor With The Blockheads – Wake Up And Make Love With Me
12 The Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
13 Sabrina Starke – Do For Love
14 R.E.M. – Love Is Around
15 A.C. Newman – All Of My Days And All Of My Days Off
16 Headless Heroes With Alela Diane – See My Love
17 Plants And Animals – New Kind Of Love
18 The Decemberists – The Crane Wife I (Early Mix)
19 Clarence Carter – Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street)
20 Iron And Wine – Love And Some Verses (Demo)
21 Tsuru – Sometimes When We Touch (Dan Hill Cover)