It’s November 17th, our anniversary, which means it’s time to bring a very, very special presentation to our dear friends & family, the latest volume in our Aaron Loves Meghan mixtape series!!!
You don’t know what the hell I’m talking about??? Okay…. For those of you in the unawares, let me catch ya up to speed.
Two years ago today Baby & I were married. At our wedding and here on this humble little bloggy blog, we gave out mixtapes as wedding gifts, appropriately named Aaron Loves Meghan: November 17, 2007 because that’s our names and that was the date (but, to be fair, on the website we DID call it Tsuru & The Bride, as we were a wee-bit more anonymous back then)…
For us, it was a very special thing, something that everyone could have and listen to forever (regardless of the future formats, CDs, mp3s, apps, who cares) and think back to that day.
Last year we felt compelled to bring the heat once again with an anniversary photo and a new mixtape! And out came Volume II: One Year Later, The Duets and the following photo…
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I’ll be damned if we didn’t just create a tradition!!! Considering we aren’t a very “tradition-laden” family, it only made it all the more special!
Well here we are now… Our 2nd anniversary, our 3rd year since the engagement, and our 4th year together as a couple (November is really our month, eh?) and it’s time to take another snapshot — both, an actual snapshot as posted at the top of this post, and a musical one via mixtape action. Hey…. Want to see one of the alternate shots? Of course you do. Ready? 1, 2, 3..
Man, it’s been one hell of an amazing year, hasn’t it? Tsuru & The Bride and all that encompasses, from this blog, to the photography to the nearly 200 sales of TsuruBride’s amazing creations, to cycling thousands and thousands of miles, to trips to Prague & Budapest, to even her trip right now in China & India (I MISS YOU!) and to ALL the little daily moments we’ve shared this past year….. Wow.
Baby, I love you. Madly & deeply. Unlike that foolhardy sail-maker, I will always appreciate who you are and what I’m so fortunate to be able to call “mine”. I’m one lucky bastard.
Oh… one other tradition, each year we pick a theme for the mixtape. First one was obviously the wedding, the mixtape is as the wedding was from Baby walking down the aisle to Feist, to our first dance with “Pour A Little Sugar In My Bowl” by Nina Simone. The second was, again obviously, duets. There’s not much more fun this riding in the car singing duets together!
For Volume III though, I think the theme’s a liiiiittle less obvious. You maaay have to work on that one. You think you got it? Email me.
Finally….. since we are officially rebranding the series for the website under it’s proper name Aaron Loves Meghan, I felt it only fair to bring, not just Volume III, but all three mixtapes to today’s post. That’s right. ALL THREE.
C’mon, you expected nothing less, right?
TWO THINGS TO NOTE:
1. As always… PLAY GAPLESS!!! Now, Volume I isn’t technically “gapless” as that mixtape pre-dated Tsuru Mixing Technology (TMT), but no point in having those nasty 2 seconds between all the musical good times, eh?
2. DO NOT read too much into the songs! These are NOT all traditionally “romantic” songs. We just love these songs, together. That’s it. There are sad songs, cheating songs, fun songs, sexy songs, lovey-dovey songs, and everything in between, but they are all “our songs” and that’s why they are on the mixtape.
That’s it! Let’s do this!!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BABY!!!! I love you! Come home soon! And to everyone else, I hope you enjoy as….
Tsuru And The Bride Present…
Aaron Loves Meghan Vol III: I’ve Got The Life
01 An’t Got No, I Got Life – Nina Simone
02 All The Pretty Girls – fun.
03 Runnin’ Out Of Fools – Neko Case
04 Oslo Campfire – Port O’ Brien
05 Natural Man – Harlem Shakes
06 Let Them Knock – Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings
07 O Valencia – The Decemberists
08 Vapours – Islands
09 Ever Fallen In Love – Melanie Pain
10 Silver Moons – Sunset Rubdown
11 Maneater – Nelly Furtado
12 Elevator Love Letter – Stars
13 George Song – Martha Wainwright
14 He Needs Me – Nina Simone
15 All I Ask – The Features
16 New Kind Of Love – Plants And Animals
17 123 Goodbye – Elvis Perkins
Bonus (because Baby is traveling) Half A World Away – REM
WOOT!!! and now for last year’s mixtape!Tsuru And The Bride Present…
Aaron Loves Meghan Vol II: One Year Later, The Duets
01 Peace And Hate – The Submarines
02 Take Your Time – Al Green And Corrine Bailey Rae
03 Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) – The Decemberists
04 Safety Bricks – Feist And Kevin Drew
05 Song No 6 – Ane Brun And Ron Sexsmith
06 If I Can’t Have You – Etta James And Harvey Fuqu
07 The Flame That Burns – Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan
08 Sunday Morning – Matthew Sweet And Susanna Hoffs
09 Interlude – Morrissey And Siouxsie Sioux
10 Your Control – Crooked Fingers And Neko Case
11 Summerwine – Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazelwood
12 One More Night – Stars
13 Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel And Kate Bush
14 You’re All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell
15 Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Leon Redbone And Zooey Deschanel
16 Fireflies – Rhett Miller And Rachel Yamagata
17 Somewhere – Vic Chesnutt And Liz Durrett
18 Bring It On Home To Me – Colin Meloy And Laura Gibson
19 All Good Things – Nelly Furtado And Chris Martin
20 Everything – Winterpills
And of course, the one that started it all… our wedding mixtape!Tsuru And The Bride Present…
Aaron Loves Meghan: November 17, 2007
01 The Crane Wife I – The Decemberists
02 Give Your Mama One Smile – Madeleine Peyroux
03 My Favourite Book – Stars
04 Don’t Ask Why – Ron Sexsmith
05 Oh, My Darling – Basia Bulat
06 Bring It On Home To Me – Otis Redding And Carla Thomas
07 Inside Out – Feist
08 Do You Realize – The Flaming Lips
09 Stranded In Your Love – Sharon Jones And Dap-Kings
10 These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding
11 The Idea Of Growing Old – The Features
12 Come Walk With Me – Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan
13 I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl – Nina Simone (our first dance)
14 I’m Your Puppet – James and Bobby Purify
15 Cha Cha Cha – The Little Ones
16 The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget – The Raindrops
17 My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
18 Mushaboom – Feist
19 Postcards From Italy – Beirut
20 A Sunday Kind Of Love – Etta James
You feeling the love? Me too. Until next year…..
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