I want to thank Marvel, James Gunn and the powers that be, for reaching deep down inside my soul and reviving my love of the mixtape. I admit it, I was lost, I had replaced my passion with lifeless monotony.
I was still in flux when it came to the decision to revive our mixtape meme. And then, and then….I saw Guardians of the Galaxy.
Opening scene: A boy, sitting on a chair, listening to a Walkman with a mixtape in it. The first song I hear is I’m Not In Love, and I was. He had me at “I’m.”
I’m Not In Love has been on almost every Greatest Hits playlist (not short mixes) I have made since the advent of iTunes. Those notes…that soft sound was the moment I knew I had found one of my new favorite movies of all time AND that I needed to make Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2.
As I was walking out of the theater I started a note on my phone for Awesome Mix Vol. 2, before I even walked out the door I knew what my first song would be, I’ll Take You There by the Staple Sisters; in the car on the way home (I may have typed at a stoplight) I had song two, The Boys Are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy.
Maybe you haven’t been around forever, and didn’t read the very first Mixtape I made. It was there that I professed my true lost calling: “Soundtrack Maker” or “Music Director” or “Person who knows exactly what music goes with what scene.” I feel very much connected to the character John Cusack plays in High Fidelity, as we both seem to understand the importance of the mixtape craft.
On the flip side, and why I wasn’t quite ready, many new things are happening for me. The most important being that I have been studying code intensely for about 4 months and plan to implement a new incarnation of me, one that will include my new ability to code and will exploit the fact that I now know really and truly how the back-end of websites and WordPress sites work. But I’m not really ready for the big reveal. So, stay-tuned.
Now, without further ado:
Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2
I’m going to try something new. For those of you who actually use YouTube to listen to music, the first link is going to be to the whole playlist. It is in the same order, just click play and go! Or move on down, and each song is listed individually. And turn it up!
I’ll Take You There – The Staple Sisters
The Boys Are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy
Come Together – The Beatles
Bang a Gong (Get it On) – T. Rex
Just What I needed – The Cars
More Than a Feeling – Boston
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Taking Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive
Right Down The Line – Gerry Rafferty
Hold On, I’m Coming – Sam & Dave
Baby Come Back – Player (This will be my only editorializing, at some point you know Quill is gonna screw things up with Gamora, but he’s gonna know he was a complete ass – and maybe only then does he really realize how he feels, this is that song. And then the sub-story of Quill’s true father? Maybe?)
Come Dancing – The Kinks
The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes – Elvis Costello
If this is your first time, or your memory is a little fuzzy, this is how it goes:
You may create your own post and link up through the linky tool, or you can put your choices in the comments (even if you only have one!). Your contribution MUST fit the theme (Kerri) and this time around can have up to 11 songs! Yup, we are usually 5, but since this is a movie soundtrack, why not make it a real soundtrack?
Please put a link back to this post in your mixtape, either via the button or just a hotlink, so your friends can listen too! And sharing via social media is always appreciated!
There is no music snobbery here! Try and visit as many other folks as possible, I’ve enabled the “like” function if you want to use that to know who you’ve visited already.
And mostly just have fun!