[about the author]
i actually like speaking in front of large crowds. freakish,
i work crossword puzzles in ink.
i am the american nigella lawson. or maybe the american eddie
izzard. can't decide, really.
i would be a really good mom, but i'm cool with being a really
i am sometimes more perceptive than i would like to be.
i am fiercely loyal. sometimes, stupidly so.
i never play dumb. never.
i am way too hard on myself.
i am a change agent.
i sometimes cross that fine line between assertive and aggressive.
i am not afraid to tell people that i love them.
i am militantly pro-choice.
i am pro-adoption.
i know a little bit about alot of things.
i typically enjoy the company of men more than women.
i am capable of being really mean and nasty, but i fight it.
i am a lifelong cubs fan. do not laugh.
i have been known to hold a grudge.
i have hips.
i am not my sister.
i am lousy at forgiving myself.
i am an indoor kind of gal.
i am a bargain shopper. to the point of obsession.
i am 32 flavors. and then some.
mixmaster j or dj jazzy jules? too close to call...especially since both are superlame.
so, i'm wrapping up the mix, i think.
thanks for all your great suggestions.
please know that any and all omissions are because i decided on a sub-theme to my theme and it was pretty specific [as you will soon see]. plus there were a few songs i didn't really dig. so, you know, i left those off too.
but, thanks! really! seriously!
at any rate, the sub-theme became:
"mid-tempo to upbeat songs most people know and/or will sing along to in the car, or if drunk. and also make you think of summer...but mostly you can sing along to them."
and, while you, my friends and readers, have a wide and varied musical universe which is familiar to you, some of my compatriots on this trip would not be well-acquainted with some of your fabulous suggestions. basically, what i'm saying here, is we're a bunch of tools so, um, here are a few of the highlights...or lowlights...depending on your perspective.
melt with you - modern english
tiny dancer - elton john
get down tonight - kc and the sunshine band
the tide is high - blondie
three little birds - bob marley
one week - barenaked ladies
runaround - blues traveler
brick house - the commodores
and, of course, just for cw...smooth.
clearly, these are not your most current, cutting-edge, top 40 or even street-cred indie titles. however, they are all fun. so there.
i'll post a complete track list when it's all finished, which will be precisely...tomorrow. and i'll offer a limited quantity of super-special signed and numbered limited release discs...you know...if anyone wants one. in addition, i do plan to make another disc which is a little more eclectic in mixation [yeah, i made up another word.] and based entirely on your suggestions. well, mostly on your suggestions.
anyway, i'll post that track list soon, too. and also give out a few of those.
in other news, i'm slammed at work, and being an amateur dj is taking up all my spare time. exciting stuff, eh?
but, the good news is that i'll be able to make up for my sparse posting with guaranteed stories of this weekend's trip. seriously, if you knew my friends, you would not doubt my use of italics on the word guaranteed.
[ed. note: many thanks to those of you who have written to ask about my family in light of the extensive flooding in west virginia. my folks are smack in the middle of the area experiencing the flooding, but, fortunately, they've been spared. keep your fingers crossed -- more rain in the forecast for tomorrow. thanks again -- i'm always really touched by how thoughtful you guys are. the blogosphere is a very cool place.]
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