My friends, you are in for a special treat as we conclude our unofficial Mixtape week…. a very rare bird indeed, the elusive TsuruBride Mixtape!!!
I know what you are thinking though, “Volume II? Tsuru, what happened to Volume I?” Well…. Let me explain. A little while back, late last year, my baby made me a mixtape of songs that reminded her of me called, obviously, Tsongs For Tsuru (clever, eh?). It was very special (it actually made me teary-eyed at parts). While listening though, I realized something, I’ve made hundreds and hundreds (lard knows how many) of mixtapes in my lifetime…. for friends, girlfriends, and (for the past few years now) you guys, from band introduction mixes, to themes, to damn near anything that gets my listenin’ juices a-flowin’, right? But nobody has ever made one specifically for me, until baby did.
Yeah, I know, hit me like a ton of bricks (my little puzzle piece). I considered sharing it with you, a couple times actually, but when it came time to do it, I backed down. Call me a selfish bastard, but that mixtape, which after today becomes “Volume I”, is mine and for me, so =P Even when I listen now, I can’t help but swell up with all kinds of lovey-dovey emotions. Baby, thank you so much…. SMOOCH!
So, imagine my joy & utter glee when I hear that baby was making a Volume II!?! WOOT indeed! This time though, instead of being songs that remind her of me, it was time to evolve & open up the selections a bit and woo buddy, the results are nothing short of fucking awesome. You see, baby, no matter how hip & modern she may get (say in fashion or whatever), she always, ALWAYS keeps one foot firmly planted in the past, in her musical roots, in the old-school, the way it used to be, the way it maybe even ought-to-be (at least a little bit). She really could care less who the latest band you “gotta here” is, she gets plenty of that from me, leaving it to me to wander around, scooping up and absorbing anything and everything that finds it’s way to the internet…. She knows I’ll hook her up with anything and everything she might like.
No, baby has more important things to focus on than whether or not Patrick Wolf leaked (it did), or whatever, you see… Baby’s has this little side business designing metallic leather accessories that slowly but surely kicking ass! Yeah, we can’t quite “quit the man” or anything, but it’s a pretty sweet little side, not just income, but way for her to express her artistic design (mad) skills!
She’s got a few shows coming up including THIS sunday, where she’ll be at theCTA Craftravaganza!
She’ll showing off and selling her amazing clutches, change purses, and iPod holders, along with a bunch of other incredible independent designers. Should be a blast! So, if you are in or near Columbus, come on by and say “hi”, I’ll be the bag boy next to her.
Alright, alright, alright….. enough pimping out my wife, eh? Let’s get to what you came here for, los musicale! Baby, again, thank you so much for another amazing mixtape! I love it, it’s so you, you know? I can not wait for Volume III!!!
Tsongs For Tsuru: Volume II
1. Ain’t Got No, I Got Life by Nina Simone
2. Sweet Inspiration by Sweet Inspirations
3. Bandit Queen by The Decemberists
4. Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder
5. My Chinchilla by Cub
6. I Signed The Line by A Camp
7. She’s a Woman by Paul McCartney
8. An Older Man by Emma-Lee
9. Mercadolibre by Banda Beso
10. Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton
11. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
12. Hey Ya (Outkast) by Obadiah Parker
13. Take A Letter, Maria by R.B. Greaves
14. In A Manner of Speaking by Nouvelle Vague
15. Hold On, Hold On by Neko Case
16. My Same by Adele
17. I’m Not Gonna Cry by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
18. Tout Doucement by Feist
Go show all these artist all your love here, here, or over at your local record shop… Then come on by this Sunday to the CTA Craftravaganza and say hi to baby & me (I’m her bag boy). Finally… it’s been a fun week of mixtapes, eh? But this is just the tiny tip of the massive iceberg. We’ve got a whole crew of music freaks & geeks down in Our Society & over on the Facebookers that just LOVE to jibber-on and share music. So come on down, sit a spell….. we won’t bite!F A C E B O O K & O U R S O C I E T Y
*edit – PS… I think it’s hilariously awesome that neither of us can make a mixtape without a Decemberists song or some derivative on it! I love you baby! <3