Welcome to Twisted Mix-Tape on Raised on the Radio. The new home for my most favorite weekly music bytes.
If you want to play along, please comment with your favorite songs!
This is what makes me tick. Me and music, we go hand in hand. I carry earbuds with me everywhere I go. My favorite thing to do is tune everyone out at grocery while I jam to Casino Royale (not the new one, yuck, the original soundtrack masterfully created by Burt Bacharach) you do not know what you are missing if you have never jammed to Casino Royale.
“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” – Stevie Wonder
Well, I understand it. I think I understand music better than I understand people. “Soylent Green is People!” Sorry, my brain leaked. I am sure I am not alone.
When I am not thinking in Woody Allen, I am thinking in song. Frankly, I think my true lost calling was
Soundtrack Maker Music Director for Films. For real, I’ll be driving down the street, and I think “If this was a movie this song would be playing right now.”
But guess what??? By the power invested in me by me, I can be Music Director of Raised on the Radio! Bam! And so I have created Twisted Mix-Tape.
Now, in the words of my boyfriend, John Cusack, disguised as Rob from High-Fidelity (a book and movie of which, I was not a great fan, too much “oh poor me”, yet full of great lines):
“Now, the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do’s and don’ts. First of all you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing.”
I get it
John Rob, I get it and I honor it. So from now, until the foreseeable future, you will find Twisted Mix-Tape here at Raised on the Radio.
I invite you all to join in. Each week we (as in you and I because I know you will feel an undeniable need to join me) will be creating a mix based on a different
My plan is to keep the list to 5 songs; as hard as that may be. Just incase you’re a music geek like me, and want to prepare. I would love for you to share your choices in the comments, surprise me, enlighten me, shock me! Next weeks topic will be Forbidden Love.
Because I am on a “John Cusack played a depressed but musically knowledgeable role in High Fidelity kick;” this week, I’d like to start off with a list called:
Why you have to play me like this?
Aimee Mann “That’s Just What You Are”
Rick Springfield “I’ve Done Everything For You”
The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Wait Until Tomorrow” (unfortunately Jimi Hendrix is no longer available on YouTube, but here is a pretty decent version by John Mayer)
Cake “Never There”
The Beatles “I’m So Tired”
Here’s a freebie for those of you who have not ever heard this gem from Casino Royale, and if you’ve got nothing better to do; you’re in for a real treat.
Thank you for playing my mix. I would love to hear what you have to share. What songs make you wonder “who was dangling that dude on a string?”