Photography by Me…
Okay… before we begin, check this out, originally tumbled by drowse, of the dad from Everybody Hates Chris doing a collection of the most random Old Spice body wash commercials. They are back-to-back-to-etc-etc without a pause, giving them an even greater sense of randomness and WTFness!
Yes…. yes it is.
Alright, the reason for the season, today’s mixtape. This one’s been brewing in my head ever since I first heard “You Were Born” by Cloud Cult. Every time I listen, all I can think about is my oldest daughter Saydi. Something about the tone, the lyrics, the theme of the album itself that when that song comes on, it’s only her I think about.
After falling in love with the album, I had the incurable urge to build a mixtape, with nothing but her in mind. Songs that make me think of her, songs that inspire me that I want to share with her, songs she loves but maybe with a new twist on them, songs to hopefully inspire her & her music, songs for Saydi, songs for my sunshine.
It’s been a long & tough journey, sweetie, a journey that in many ways is only just now beginning. I’m so proud of who you are, what you’ve done, the woman you have become, and all the places you are going. You are an amazing person & I love you so much! This is for you!
Before we get to it, a very special call out. She will be playing A show THIS SUNDAY on August 22 at the Clubhouse in Tempe, AZ!
Go see her before she becomes bigger than Jesus! Okay, here we go!!!!
And for the love of jeebus…. PLAY GAPLESS!!!!
01 Cloud Cult – You Were Born *removed on request
02 Drink Up Butterfly – Pink Sunshine
03 fun. – Be Calm
04 Julian Casablancas – Out Of The Blue
05 Fang Island – Life Coach
06 Suckers – It Gets Your Body Movin
07 Florence + The Machine – Cosmic Love
08 Violent Femmes – Crazy
09 Neko Case – Hold On Hold On
10 Bright Eyes – Papa Was A Rodeo
11 Noah And The Whale – The First Days Of Spring
12 O Brother – You Are My Sunshine
13 Len – Steal My Sunshine
14 Flotilla – Meet Me Outside
15 Yes – Heart Of The Sunrise
16 The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
17 Arcade Fire – Suburbs
18 Sunset Rubdown – Dragon’s Lair
19 Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan – Eyes Of Green
20 Jason Lytle – Brand New Sun
21 Weezer – Perfect Situation
22 Grant Lee Buffalo – Mockingbirds
23 Amy Millan – I Will Follow You Into The Dark
24 Basia Bulat – Heart Of My Own
25 The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
26 Cloud Cult – There’s So Much Energy In Us *removed on request
27 The Decemberists – Of Angels And Angles
Like what you hear? Go buy it!