Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday


Twisted Mix-Tape? WHAT??!!! This is what. 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.

In the words of Stevie Wonder “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” 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 Break the Parenting Mold! Woo hoo! And so I have created Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday.

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 Tuesday here at Break the Parenting Mold. 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 topic emotion. 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”


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. It’s the whole album!


Thank you for playing,


Feel free to sing it to me!

42 thoughts on “Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday

    • Thanks. It’s one of those songs I always keep in my “pocket” so to speak, it’s awesome to turn it up and totally sing your heart out in the car!

  1. Oh oh *waving hand frantically* next week pick the song that goes, “Do you like PIna Colada’s? Getting Caught in the Rain? If you’re not into yoga … if you have half a brain …” Rupert Holmes, Escape. It’s fun forbidden love that’s not so forbidden.

    • HEY YOU! get your own list together and put it in the comments, or if you want to create your own list and put then link in the comments that would be awesome too. Believe it or not I already have over 50 lists planned out, and that song is on one of them, but not next week 🙂

  2. Ooooohh….Forbidden love? I definitely think there are some songs I could reference about me and Ryan Gosling. He WILL come around!

    I shall see what I can come up with for a playlist. Question: Will you accept video of me belting out the lyrics of these songs in a montage?

    Of course you will. That would be gold.

  3. My favorite, and the first ‘forbidden love’ song that came to mind was “On The Other Hand” by Randy Travis.
    Also “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks

    • well put together a play list lady and post it in my comments for next week! Better yet, write your own post and link it in the comments!!! I’m happy to share the love!

  4. I LOVE this idea! So excited to come over here and get some fresh new beats! (Holy crap, did I just reference the Fresh Beat Band?? Will you be featuring them one of these days? Please don’t. Haha)

    • IF you love it, come on and participate next week. As I have said only 100 times because I am a broken record, Create your own post and put the link in the comments OR just make a link in the comments! I would love a group thingy! OR you can just come along for the Tuesday Drive 🙂

  5. Hey!

    Not so sure on the link to a post…but seeing as I have a perfectly good blog (the Wakefield Doctrine emeritus)sitting around, I can do a post with the five songs to speak for me…
    Good idea. Of course the inevitable mind worm that will no doubt grab my brain as I think through every song I know might be a problem… but what the hell ‘…ain;t no reality like virtual reality’ (damn! is that Grand Funk Parliment I hear in the distance? ‘I think they’re callin my name, maybe now you can’t hear…’)
    See what you’ve started?

    will be back

    • Welcome to my life. Every song I hear becomes fodder for some future playlist. Who am I kidding, my life has always been that way. That’s why I created this feature, THE PLAYLISTS NEED TO ESCAPE! Just like the people….Soylent Green I mean. My proofreader asked me to take it out. I couldn’t…. It just belonged there….
      Have fun not being able to think about the perfect mix-tape!

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  7. got a Post…. pretty crude on the display of the videos, out of habit working in wordpress dot com but here is the link, (I think that’s what you said you needed):

    (loved your Hendrix choice… only ‘true’ fans realize how great Axis is (as an album)

  8. All I could think of was “A MIXTAPE!” from Friends when Chandler was supposed to make something for Monica and he found a tape at the last moment that his ex made for him. Buuuuut anyway, Soylent Green IS people, and my brain leaked too.

    If I come back every Tuesday, do I get a gold star? 😉 It’s ok, I’ll come back regardless. It’s cool stuff!

    • YES gold star for you! Especially because of the Soylent Green comment!!!! You are my star already! That episode was high-larious by the way. But you already knew that.

  9. I am lovin’ all of the choices, a wonderfully eclectic mix that doesn’t depend on a single genre or decade – love it!

    I am here from Thumpin’ Thursdays blog hop, and am now following you via Bloglovin’. I can’t wait to get to know you better.


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  13. I’m a punk rock fan so The Buzzcocks “Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn’t Have” starts this sort of playlist for me.

    also should I stay or should i go? by my favorite band – The Clash

    • I had a punk-rock phase….certainly The Clash…given. The Misfits, Naked Raygun, Butthole Surfers, Suicidal Tendencies….they all tended to make it through Chicago quite often, and I was only a cab, train and bus away from the Metro, so I was there…. Green Mohawk and all…don’t tell anyone.

  14. Oh I am so in! I’m sorry I didn’t get in on this sooner. I love this idea. We’re on the same guy wavelength this week – Cusack and Springfield. haha

    Aimee Mann is brilliant. Have you heard her song “I’ve Had It”? As a musician, you’ll appreciate it.

    And I love Bond music. Shirley Bassey in particular.

    • I have two Rick Springfield songs on the wait list for the mix tape…..I am going to read your post right now! And Aimee Mann is ridiculous. I mean she was so much before she was “Aimee Mann”, she lived a life time of music I can’t even imagine….clearly so respected for her talents. As amazing as that song is, I can’t even imagine when she felt that way. I dated musicians my whole life until meeting my husband, phew… (no offense). I sang occasional back-ups with one, played the flute sometimes with another. SOOOO can I relate to that song. But really, I can admit it, I was Janine.

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