May 02, 2012

by English Muse

Hey there! This is Dizzy Lizzie again, and today I would like to tell you something about myself. I am the most restless person I know. I cannot sit still for a minute without doing something. Unless I am meditating… I can meditate for hours. πŸ˜€ So while I was driving to work this morning, I was stuck in traffic for a considerable amount of time with no music to entertain me, and I started playing music in my head. {Do you do this too?} Pretty soon, I started singing, but then this happened:

So me!  :)

For a moment, I wished that I was back in the β€˜90s, with a mixed tape in my stereo. There is something so comforting about the variety and predictability that a mixed tape offers. My mixed tape for the quieter moments would contain these songs.

Mix Tapes (80s) fabric by pennycandy


Side A

  1. When the Music’s Over – The Doors
  2. In Bloom – Nirvana
  3. Don’t Rain on my Parade – Barbara Streisand
  4. Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
  5. Mother – John Lennon
  6. I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Lett and The Blackhearts
  7. Lean on me – Bill Withers

Side B

  1. Hey you – Pink Floyd
  2. Let me be your Teddy bear – Elvis Presley
  3. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  5. Wish you were here – Pink Floyd
  6. All Apologies – Nirvana
  7. Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles

Yup. That would be it.

What songs would be on your mixed tape if you could only make one? What are the things that would determine your choices? Would they be be the songs that you love, the songs that you are nostalgic about, the songs that match a certain mood, or something else? I would love to know!


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5 Responses to “Mixology”

  1. Melissa says:

    When I was in high school and making mixed tapes for my walkman… aren’t I dating myself now! Anyways, I used to name the tapes after friends of mine, and then put songs on the tapes that reminded me of them. I had a “Jen” tape, a “Ryan” tape… I wish I still had them – what a cool trip down memory lane that would be! I think the Jen tape had more pop songs, like Tiffany’s cover of the Beatles’ ‘Saw Her Standing There,’ while the Ryan tape was more hard rock. Pretty sure I had a friend who was a bit of a hippy, so there were some 70s songs on a tape floating around. Looking back, making those tapes was such a cool idea.

  2. Dizzy Lizzie says:

    This is so cool! The things we do as kids are often so much more ingenious than the things we do as adults. I love your story! πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing it.

  3. James says:

    Lovely topic : Here is mine: I used to do “Bomb Tapes” and give friends as gifts… expecting them to fall in love with my selection … and so becoming addicted themselves … eventually they would buy themselves other good music in the same style (80’s dark pop!), so they would give me back some good music on tape…Was I just a Teen Machiavellic Spirit???

  4. Whoa! I can’t believe that actually worked. That is inspired work! Teen Machiavellic Spirit, you most certainly are!

  5. Amy says:

    Thanks for adding a source to my Mix Tapes fabric pattern! P.S. Love your playlist!

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