OK. So I’m not saying you would do this, or even THINK about it. I’m not saying I
ever have or would think about it. We’re all friends here, and mostly in committed relationships. So this is Purely Hypothetical. (John Cusack this does not apply to you) Our twisted mixtape topic for today is:
No Strings Attached
You know those musicians. It’s a seedy business. I mean, come on, Fleetwood Mac? Whom wasn’t with whom at some point. I think every single musician has written some song about an actual, or imagined, or desired night, or weekend or lifetime of a relationship with no strings attached. And so, without furtherness down this path that could cause trouble so I’ll just spin the tunes.
If I Needed Someone
I admit it. I love Del Amitri so hard. Especially Justin Currie, because you know, he’s the one singing just for me. What? You thought he was singing for you? Nope, me. It was me, lighting up when he said “The matchlight illuminates and there you are again” seriously, he is so FREAKING poetic. The thing is their songs are all pretty deep and brooding and saddish. But I give them a pass, because it is impossible not to want to belt out their tunes in the car. His voice is that good.
Sadly, there is no version of this song on YouTube, let’s see if I get my act together to make one. Although I really love this video because it shows Justin Currie’s true personality. But since he doesn’t sing the whole song let me treat you to this:
It might as well be you that I wake up to tomorrow
And it might as well be you that tonight whispers my name
And it might as well be you that I cling to, that I laugh with and sing to
That I kiss goodbye to never see again
And if we go home tonight
You might find the very thing
That come the morning light might well have washed your mind of him
So let me in tonight so we two losers might start to win
Del Amitri, is defunct, but Justin’s still going, and I think my husband is pretty lucky I wasn’t in that audience.
This was a gimme. But especially after seeing Jersey Boys (twice because my sister is a freak, and I didn’t want to go because the guy who played Frankie Valli looked SO MUCH like my ex that it ruined it for me because I just kept thinking it was him and frankly he was an ass) the meaning of this song is no longer eclipsed by the disco urge that takes over my body when I hear it.
Another song that I never stopped loving from the 80’s. And yes, I was well aware of what it meant. It was probably the first song that came into my head when I decided to make this mix for
John everyone. What?
*aside – they play suckie air guitar
Lately I’ve been listening to this awesome Pandora mix I created. This song pops up a lot, and I just really like the slow happy groove. I’ve always known the chorus, because let’s face it, a dumb-head would know the chrous. But Since I have heard it one million times this last week I have learned all of the words, kind of like second-hand smoke.
I caught you glancing my way
And I know what you’re after
(No second chances tonight)
Dude, Robbie. You must have thought you were pretty hot. Also I loves me some Wolfman Jack!
And this is how you know I’m getting old – I’d say he aged pretty well!
What better reason to get together could there be than “a warm wind blowing and the stars are out”?
And in honor of going to see Journey tonight (Tuesday) at the best place to see live music that I can drive to (or maybe walk), Ravinia Festival.
We belt these lyrics out, but do we really know what we’re singing?
A singer in a smoky room
The smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on
Here’s the fun part! The rules of Twisted MixTape are as such: Try and create a 5 song mix based on this week’s theme. This week our theme is No Strings Attached – this means any song about one night stands, or relationships involving no commitment.
Take it easy, make it flow, remember in your mind you are creating your mixtape for someone special. For instance, Tracy from Crazy as Normal would be creating her mixtape for Ethan Hawke.
Create your own post and link it up, or put your mix in the comments. If you are going to link-up there must be a song – relating to the theme – in your post. And really, if you’re not ready to link up with us, no worries! We love songs in the comments! So bring it!
Please visit your fellow mix-makers, and if you can, comeback every so often to see if anyone new has arrived. Share this all over the place, the more the merrier! And go visit my lovely cohort, without whom I would have never had the guts to make this happen – Kristi at Finding Ninee. She’s always got a song, a funny story and some silly Drawrings. Mostly, just have fun, there’ s no pressure here.
Here is The List of all Lists:
August 27 – You know what? I suck/ You suck. Get your venom out here, or maybe that ballad that basically says ‘you suck’”, or play it this way: you’re the one who did wrong and you know it. This is your apology/acknowledgement for being an ass. Or a mix of the two. You decide.
September 3 – “BEST OF” pick a band, any band, and put together a “Best of” playlist. Easy peasy for the holiday weekend.
September 10 – Make a mix for a friend of songs you think are beautiful. Either because they make you happy, they are musically composed in some way because they are pleasing to you or they just plain make you think…this is beautiful. (that doesn’t always mean happy)
September 17 – Free for all! New feature! Every 6 weeks I’m gonna post a free for all. Make a mix, any mix! Whatever speaks to you is AOK with me. Maybe you have a theme in your head, an idea to showcase. WHATEVER YOU WANT!
And if you got this far…. I’m taking suggestions for mixtapes, so give me a hollar, best place to do that is twitter @jenkehl cause that’s where I live. But a comment will do just fine too!