I had an interesting conversation with Thing 2 Friday morning.
She shared with me that she’s working on a music mix.
(Like momma like daughter, right?)
She shared that she’s considering calling it ‘Play it Cool, Boy’ or ‘Cool, Boy, Real Cool’
Thing 2’s friend Anna is the one that nearly died wrecking Thing 2’s car. Thing 2 has been her primary caregiver and it’s finally taken it’s toll on her. The love is there, but I think she’s having a hard time locating it in the middle of all the conflicted feelings.
Conflicted feelings about her father are…well, ongoing…
The sharing of music is a powerfully intimate expression of self. A mixtape is a mini time capsule. To listen to it is to transport you to the moment in which it was created. You put yourself in that moment and feel all those same feelings again. Thinking those same thoughts. Of course listening to it later on you pick out the flaws, you think oh, I could have done such and such instead…but that’s where you are now. The mix is the representation of where you were then. I believe that must be honored.
William Congreve wrote:
“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”
Dude knew what was up.
Thing 2 referred to the half bottle mix. I made this compilation in the winter of 2008.
I’d like to share it now with y’all.
Half Bottle of Champagne Mix.
Please listen responsibly.
Kings of Leon
Red Morning Light
Ghost of the Robot
All She Wrote
Same in Any Language
Corinne Bailey Rae
I’d Like To
One of These Things First
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
Music When the Lights Go Out
The Saw Doctors
British Sea Power
Calling the World
In the Meantime
Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out)
Right Place Wrong Time
Anarchy in the UK