Let's mix it up a little bit. Andrea is an awesome crafty lady and a dear friend of mine. She's a mixtape aficionado and recently found one she made a while back. I asked if she'd like to share it here and she agreed. She picked some awesome tunes on this tape and I'm honored to have her here. Take it away Andrea!
Spring is always the most inspiring season for me. It smells right and sounds right and feels right. There is nothing like those first real days of springtime.
The spring of 2002 was a good one. It was a couple of years before my sweet children were even a possibility in my mind and while I still had a car with a cassette tape player. Life was pretty laidback in Madison, Wisconsin. I was planning a road trip to Memphis with my husband that April and this mixtape was made for the trip. I'm not sure why I repeated artists as that's not something I typically did on mix tapes. I guess I just thought it flowed well.
This may have been one of the last years I actually made a mix TAPE. Can you believe I held out that long?
Although this mix may be a little more mellow than something Mario would make, I know he secretly loves the wuss rock (secretly? - Mario.) and would at least approve of the Beach Boys.
I think this soundtrack for spring is as relevant now as it was eight years ago. I hope it sparks a little inspiration and captures springtime for you!
soundtrack for spring. april 2002.
- blake babies: baby gets high
- the promise ring: scenes from parisian life
- teenage fanclub: happiness
- pete yorn: ez
- the beach boys: feel flows
- matthew sweet: come to love
- mike felumlee: sleepwalking
- the jesus & mary chain: she
- duvall: the game is up
- teenage fanclub: dumb dumb dumb
- simon & garfunkel: america
- superchunk: driveway to driveway
- smoking popes: paul
- moods for moderns: you're the one
- blake babies: nothing ever happens
- reggie & the full effect: what's wrong
- mega super ultra: silly waste of time
- matthew sweet: i've been waiting
- the figgs: favorite shirt
- elvis costello: alison
- smoking popes: off my mind
- white stripes: hotel yorba
- badfinger: no matter what
- the velvet crush: hold me up
- moods for moderns: only on a saturday night
- dashboard confessional: age six racer
- superchunk: detroit has a skylineWhile you're at it:
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