Love Is A MixTape – Updated

A bit sappy, but still a sweet song

Goo Goo Dolls – Slide



Love Is A MixTape – Updated

Love this song! It makes me want to dance. And have sex. Actually it makes me want to do both, but not at the same time.

Mavado Featuring Nicki Minaj – Give It All To Me



Love is a Mixtape

Title from the novel “Love Is A Mixtape” by Rob Sheffield.

 I used to make mix tapes often – first on cassettes, then on compact discs. I made many for boyfriends over the years and had many made for me. Once the iPod became my main mode of musical media though this stopped. I still made playlists on the iPod, but they were made for personal consumption rather than for any one person in particular.

Although music has been a substantial part of most of my relationships in one way or another, I have never actually thought to chronicle the songs that had meaning to the relationships.

I want to change that because it’s important to me that I remember the emotions and whatnot of specific moments, or periods of time. Only music can really do that – it’s why I still avoid certain songs from my past that I know will evoke negative emotions. It’s also why I will seek out certain songs when I want to be reminded of something.

Aside: I have been purposefully avoiding most music that reminds me of my ex-husband – as the relationship was 12 years long it’s quite a list of music that I won’t listen to!

With that said, below is a playlist of songs that A and I have traded back and forth in the very short time we’ve been together – I will be updating the page “Love Is A Mixtape” as needed.

October 2013

The Weakerthans – The Reasons: 

Drake – Take Care:

Lana Del Rey – Video Games:

Michael Jackson – You Are Not Alone:

Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing:

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On:

Konshens – I’m Coming:

Mavado – Always On My Mind:

Da’ville – Always On My Mind:

September 2013

Fantasia – Even Angels: