Tsuru & The Bride Present… Aaron Loves Meghan Volumes I, II, III, & now IV!!!

Photography by Baby & Me!

Yep!  It’s November 17th and that can only mean one thing….. Another Aaron Loves Meghan Mixtape!!!!!


Good ol’ November, my favourite month, to be sure!  It means autumn weather (when Mother Nature gets her shit together), it means the holidays are coming — yay, time off! — but of course, for us, it means so much more.  We went on our first date on a Sunday morning in November when she came over to my place for an old movie, some wine, and some stinky stinky cheese (which I thought was her feet, making me nervous that she was stinky, until we put the cheese away and she smelled good) and we totally made out like bandits — I hear that’s how they get caught, they always end up making out instead of getting away from the coppers!

It was a November evening 4 years ago that we got engaged and went off to a Decemberists concert during their Crane Wife tour — you see how that crane thing fits in, eh?

And, of course, it was 3 years ago today that we gots murried in a small tunnel like winery with a few friends and family, where we gave out mixtapes and this whole Aaron Loves Meghan tradition began!!!

What a fun 5 years we’ve had so far, eh?  Besides just all the Tsuru & The Bride stuff of music, photography, and craftin, there’s been the trips to Italy, Prague, Panama, Vancouver to Calgary, Budepest, and this December, Paris!!!  What about our first little weekend trip together down in Jacksonville to see Sharon Jones on Super Bowl Sunday with about 10 people at the show?  The T-shirt is in the photo up top!  It was on that first trip we learned to keep separate suitcases, lol…

Oh Baby, we’ve had so much fun, so much craziness, so much being the odd ones, I love you like a mad man on crack sniffin’ coke while shooting up heroin jumping out of a plane.  You are my puzzle-piece, fit me in every way, shape, and form perfectly, it’s really kinda unreal sometimes.  Unlike that poor sail-maker, I know what I got, and I plans to appreciate it!

I love you, Baby.  Happy annivesary!!!!


Okay, enough mushy-pants action!  It’s time for the music!!!  This year, we did something a little different, we built our mixtape from our record collection, appropriately calling it Let’s Just Listen To Some Records from one of the lyrics from one of the songs, can you guess which one??  Hence the sleeve-face photo up top.  We literally went back and forth, picking songs to play, recording them, and just having a wonderful evening organically curating a little mixtape.  Then, it was just cut, paste, mix, and BLAMO, superawesomegoodtimes are had!  So let’s get to it!  AND… as a special treat, we once again uploaded the previous volumes… a total of 77 songs for your listenerin’ pleasurin’!


So enjoy as…

Tsuru And The Bride Present…

Aaron Loves Meghan Vol IV: Let’s Just Listen To Some Records

(Full Zip)

01 Plants And Animals – Bye Bye Bye
02 Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of The Country
03 She And Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here
04 Anita Bryant – I Can’t Stop Loving You
05 Charlie Rich – Life Has It’s Little Ups And Downs
06 Hard Drugs – The Proposal
07 Neko Case – Magpie In The Morning
08 Elvis Perkins – Shampoo
09 Sophie Madeleine – You Are My Favourite
10 Etta James – Tell Mama
11 REM – Imitation Of Life
12 Mountain Man – Soft Skin
13 Hall And Oates – Maneater
14 The Supremes And The Four Tops – It’s Impossible
15 Nina Simone – Sugar In My Bowl
16 The Dirtbombs – Chains Of Love
17 Islands – Tender Tortune
18 Loney, Dear – I Am The Odd One
19 The Decemberists – I’m Sticking With You

WOOO!!!!  Vinyltastic!!!!  Then there was last year’s, which, if you didn’t notice, followed a cheese-tastic AARONLOVESMEGHAN theme with the song titles!  Yeah, that’s how we roll, bitches!!!

Tsuru And The Bride Present…

Aaron Loves Meghan Vol III: I’ve Got The Life

(Full Zip)

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 was traveling) REM – Half A World Away

WOOT!!! and the year before that?  DUETS!!!

Tsuru And The Bride Present…

Aaron Loves Meghan Vol II: One Year Later, The Duets

(Full Zip)

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

(Full Zip)

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

Love is a mixtape, my friends… Hope you enjoy ours.

Love & Cheers!
Aaron and Meghan

5 comments for “Tsuru & The Bride Present… Aaron Loves Meghan Volumes I, II, III, & now IV!!!

  1. November 17, 2010 at 12:20 PM


  2. November 17, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Love me some Maneater by Nelly Furtado

  3. Adventurerneil
    November 18, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    Best. Post. EVAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D :D

    Congrats you guys – you’re the best and always make me smile!!!!

  4. March 7, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Your house is valueble for me. Thanks!?

  5. May 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    You guys should totally do a recap and make all of the links from past playlists live. That would be amazeballs. Also, I love what you be doin’. Going to copy you when I fall deeply and madly in love one day.

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