Twisted MixTape 36 – Christmas Song Mix

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This is a re-release of last year’s Christmas mix-tapes, lots of great music for everyone!!! Take some time and check them out, maybe hit play on YouTube while you get your wrapping done. Merry Christmas!

 

I am a Christmas person. Really. My house looks like a Technicolor elf the size of a an elephant spewed his insides all over my house, basically it’s a colorful Chernobyl. I’m pretty sure you could see our house from the moon if you tried.

It follows that I love to make Christmas Mixes. So if you need a Christmas Song Mix, gimme a holler, cause I just learned from my friend Tweetless (Troy) from over at As Long As I’m Singing that you can share music through Dropbox! What?!

I start listening to Christmas somewhere in the middle of November, sue me. And we’ve got the Christmas Karaoke out too! So, without further Ado….

A Christmas Mix

Christmas Waltz by Harry Connick, jr. – I will say this one thing, nobody, and I mean nobody, sings this song like Karen Carpenter, but I also love this version for its peppiness (apparently that is a word, hmm). So Harry has the honor if coming in a close second.

 

And anyway, I gotta do this Carpenters song, and I didn’t want to be lame.
There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays by The Carpenters – Some side notes. The video is priceless 70’s, you can even get the whole Carpenters Christmas Special on YouTube if you can’t get enough! And secondly, the boy used to sing “I met a man who lived in Tennessee and he was headed for Transylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie!”

 

Sleigh Ride – Ella Fitzgerald. And Ella wishes you a Merry Christmas, isn’t that AWESOME! Thanks Ella!

 

We Need A Little Christmas by Johnny Mathis – This is one of my favorites, because as soon as it get’s cold this is how I feel. AND it’s from a musical! If you haven’t been around that long, you don’t know that I’m a theater brat. Well I am, I was raised on musicals. So if you haven’t seen Mame, I HIGHLY recommend!

 

Trust me that you have never heard a Christmas song like this before. If you only listen to one song on this mix, listen to this one. You can thank me later.

You know why you can thank me? I MADE THE VIDEO! When I couldn’t find this song on YouTube there was no way I was going to go without, so I just spent the last hour making this video. I’m pretty proud….

 

I usually don’t break my own rules, but I promised Isaiah I would use this song. (wink* wink*) only I didn’t, and he saw my list and now I’m busted! So here it is.

The Polar Express Theme Song – I must say the video is pretty awesome too.

 

P.S. Don’t bother wishing me Happy Holidays. After all, there’s a reason for the season. Without which it would just be the dead of winter. So Merry Christmas folks!

 

Thank you for listening! Now share your MixTape with all of us. The best part of this party is we get to hear so much music that may be new, may be forgotten or may be just what you wanted to hear right now.

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I listen to every mix). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Check out the other players (everyone wants to share their tunes with you). Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!

Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try and visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.

NOW PLAY


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Summer Songs of 2014 – When Isaiah Got His Musical Mojo

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I imagine myself watching Isaiah walk down the aisle – graduation, wedding, court – and thinking back to this summer.

This summer when he would change from an 8yo who was happy listening to what I had playing on the stereo, to a 9yo kid with an opinion.

It turned out that was okay, because, for the most part, I had indoctrinated him well. Well, me and movies….as it turns out.

 

It all started with Despicable Me.

Up until now I had found myself immune to even the most catchy pop tunes. Or whatever you call them these days.

But catchy it was, and catchy it is, and “Mommy do we have Happy on Pandora?” happened, and so I created a “Happy by Pharrell” station. And sometimes…

 

and the rest of the music wasn’t all that bad. I’d be lying if I said I liked it enough to play it for longer than a few weeks. But one more gem stuck out.

Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti and Spearhead

 

And so, when I got sick of the station, I just added those two songs to my Summer Songs of 2014 mix on iTunes.

Last month I got to see a show that will stay with me forever. It’s sad to think, but I do, when I see these bands that have meant so much to our musical culture, that this may be the last time. That’s how I felt when I saw Crosby, Stills and Nash in July.

You know when you’re going to a concert, so you listen to the music from that artist for a few days before? Well I created a Pandora station based on the song “Teach Your Children Well” and I got way more than I planned.

It was like I went back in time 20 years to the days that I swore I would follow the Grateful Dead forever. This became my go to station for the rest of the summer.

What I didn’t expect was for Isaiah to love it too. Trust me, there’s a post brewing about that. He can’t wait until this song comes on every time:

Our House – Crosby, Stills and Nash (of course he says “with two cats on the lawn”)

 

Another movie inspired song that should get the Grammy for earworm of the century. It is so strong that I had to take it off of our Summer Songs of 2014 mix a few days after putting it on. The reason? The song gave me the amazing ability to fit the sentence everything is awesome into every conversation.

It’s even better in a stage whisper Everything is Awesome.

 

The last song on my list is really all Isaiah. I listen to it because he loves it. I am sure he loves it because this song should be his anthem. He doesn’t know what an anthem is yet, but when he does, he will know this is it.

Troublemaker – Wheezer

 

 

Just incase you’ve never been here before, this is Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday, welcome! This is a place where those of us who love music, and secretly wish  mix tape summer songs 2014those rectangular cumbersome music storage devices were still in use, can come together and make mix tapes for our friends like it’s 1986!

We would love to have you join us, you don’t even need a blog! But if you do, and you feel so inclined, create a mix on your blog that follows these rules: Follow the theme, this week: Your Personal Soundtrack for the Summer of 2014, try to stick to 5 songs (too many and it’s hard for everyone to listen), link up through the blog linky, and check out your fellow mix makers!

If you don’t have a blog, please join us by sticking your choices in the comments!

Next month’s mix goes live on the evening of Oct 6, and the topic is Music About Magic, however you choose to interpret it is up to you! I look forward to seeing you!

Now Play!

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Twisted MixTape – Last Dance

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Well folks, this is it. The band is packing up, the punch bowl is empty and the balloons are swimming on the dance floor.

This is the last Twisted MixTape Tuesday for a while, and I’m feeling nostalgic already.

This week’s theme is Missing You or Farewell. 

I will be missing all of you these next few months so please join our Facebook Group so we can all stay in touch, and please feel free to link any of your music posts up there.

I think we have created the most amazing place I have found in the blogosphere yet. We’ve become friends with people we never would have met through any other forum. We’ve helped each other out, we’ve been a safe place to share the innermost workings of our soul. We’ve been a break from real life, from stress, from worries.

Where Everybody Knows Your Name – Gary Portnoy

I have met so many different people through blogging, and I really have enjoyed them all. But you guys, you know how I feel about you, don’t you? This place we’ve created, well….it’s so much more.

In My Life – The Beatles

And you know, even though we won’t be together every week. I’ll still be here if you need me.

You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

You guys will always be a part of my heart. For real. I hope you think of me and remember all of the good times we had together.

Tangerine – Led Zeppelin

Keep smiling, farewell doesn’t have to be so sad.

So Long Farewell

This is not Goodbye forever, it is just a farewell for now. We’ll be back together just like the good old days, so stick that notebook in your bag, or create that list on your smart phone, and keep those ideas for mixes growing!

Never Can Say Goodbye – Jackson 5

Please link up with us this week! I will miss you so, and can’t wait to see what you have created. There is so much music to be shared, and I look forward to hear what you have to add to my songs saying goodbye. But not forever.


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Twisted MixTape 52 – Greatest Hits

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I can’t believe it’s been a whole year.

What started as a conversation with my sister, sitting in my car, telling her all about this idea I had to make mixtapes on my blog and share them, has turned into one of my favorite parts of the week and to think, I was so scared no one would want to play along.

In the end it didn’t matter. I knew I wanted to play along and that was all that mattered.

It has been such an amazing ride, and I have met soooo many amazing people along the way. I have really enjoyed being exposed to so much music I just wouldn’t have listened to and getting to know everyone’s musical personalities.

This weekend I announced that after our theme “Missing You” on April 15, MixTape will be going on hiatus until the end of summer, early fall. As I always say in the rule sections, I listen to all of your mixes, comment and even try to share when I have my act together. And I love it, I really do. But it does take a lot of time. As a homeschooling mom who is trying to finish a book, I really need those three days back for a while.

So we will take a break, I will finish my book and then we’ll come back. Over the weekend the outpouring of support and encouragement that I received was so overwhelming that I decided, without question, MixTape will return. Although when we come back, we will be a first Tuesday of every month link-up. So be ready!

But for now, there are three more mixes to go! If you ever wanted to link-up before, but couldn’t find the time, or felt a little shy, The Time is NOW People!

This week’s theme is You Choose Your Theme! I think it’s the perfect time to make a mix about any topic you’ve been wishing and waiting for.

I had a lot of thoughts about this week. It was really hard, until I decided – for sure – that mixtape will come back. Since I know it will, I’m gonna stop the hemming and hawing. We’re gonna go with a mix I’ve made so many versions of, I don’t even need to think. Greatest hits. To me, in order to own a place on my Greatest Hits list, it must be a song I love so much, I would never change the station on the radio, no matter my mood.

Jen’s Greatest Hits

 

Our first cover song mixtape was back in May of 2013. I used up a lot of my choices back then.  Actually, through the course of the year I’ve used up almost all of the songs on my actual Greatest Hits list on my iTunes. So, there’s that.

I used a song off of this album back then. But the truth is 4 songs off of this album are on my greatest hits list. When the movie Me, Myself and Irene came out (Jim Carey), I couldn’t wait. But when I sat in the theater and heard the soundtrack, well that was it. A whole soundtrack of Steely Dan cover songs?! WHAT!?

Razor Boy – Billy Goodrum

 

I drink tequila. By choice. Margaritas. On the rocks. Shots. Salt and Lime. I also don’t discriminate. I’ll drink a bottle of Jose Cuervo as fast as I will a bottle of Patron. When I was a youngin (early 20’s) I used to hang out at this total dive, in a pretty nasty neighborhood that somehow existed surrounded by good neighborhoods in the city, basically Glenwood Ave and Morse – in Chicago (ask Lea from Becoming Supermommy, she’ll back me up). Roy’s is long gone, but the memories (surprisingly) are crystal clear, we split our time between drinking there and having tea and listening to Jazz over at No Exit. (there’s a story about No Exit in this mixtape)

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Wait, where was I? Oh right… Tequila and Roy’s. Roy was awesome, he was from Mexico and used to bring over this stuff called Fire God Tequilapeno. Yes tequila + jalapeno. It was pretty pricey stuff (now 129.95 a bottle), but he liked me because I could stomach the stuff as well as any one of his family members, so I got free shots. That might be why I have acid reflux now…hmm.

Also, I always liked a good Tequila Sunrise

 

Man. Thank goodness for the search function on my blog. I really had no idea how many of my favorite songs I have already used on MixTapes. Apparently my memory is as bad as I think it is. Especially since 3 in a row were all on the same mix, ironically, it also was a free for all. I chose Song’s I Love to do Karaoke to.

I know I didn’t use this one though, I was saving it for a Famous Couples mix. It never really came to fruition. It’s an oldie but a goodie. A little ditty.

Jack and Diane – John Mellencamp

 

Neil Diamond will always remind me of my dad. Now that it’s been 25 years without him, I cherish that even more so. My dad looked like him, is from New York like him, acted like him, introduced me to him and definitely sang with the same passion.

I am…I said – Neil Diamond

 

And now. For the cheat. Yup. I get to cheat. Well no one would know, unless they were with me 53 weeks ago AND memorized my very first mix. One of my favorite songs of all time got a lot of play after Peyton Manning (my hero and also my son’s name until we settled on Isaiah, long story) did an awesome skit to this song on SNL. To bad they don’t want it to be public domain because I would happily post it here! Meanwhile here is someone’s bootlegged version of it, it is HIGH-LARIOUS. And watch Peyton’s face, I keep waiting for him to fall on the floor. Also you have to turn it up the sound is horrible.

Meanwhile, I don’t know when I first heard this song, my family loved Herb Alpert, and I always loved the original Casino Royale. But I know why the coach wanted to play this song. As I mentioned before. Earbuds. Grocery store. This is your song. And by the way, while there may be no lyrics, I still sing along.

 

This list took me longer than I thought. Because Duh. I had to sing along with every song! They wouldn’t be Greatest Hits if I could just let them go for a second and then turn them off, would they?

I can’t wait to hear what you have in store for me! Now these are the rules:

Five songs (give or take). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Check out the other players (everyone wants to share their tunes with you). Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be?


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And for our last two themes:

April 8 – These Lyrics Are Genius! (Thank you Cyn from Cynking Feeling!) I actually had to eliminate a few songs this week because I realized how awesome they’d be for next week!
April 15 – Missing You. Because I will! But we’ll be back!

The best way to stay posted on any MixTape happenings is to join our Facebook Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twisted Mix Tape 51 – And Then There Was Live at Ravinia

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Hey everyone! Welcome welcome!

There is nothing like a great concert, getting to see a favorite band live. Or maybe a band you’ve never seen before – or just didn’t appreciate.

I am lucky enough to live by one of the most amazing outdoor venues in the US, sadly we live in the midwest, which means June-September is all the time we have to enjoy it, but enjoy it we do.

The boy pulling his cousin and some of the gear into the entrance of Ravinia
The boy pulling his cousin and some of the gear into the entrance of Ravinia

Because it’s such a great venue, the line-up every year is spectacular. If money were no object, we would probably go to every show, but….

So we narrow it down.  Even still we get to see some amazing shows, and some we go back for year after year.

Here is a list of the bands I love live so much, I see them every year at Ravinia Festival. Thank you to Kerri from Undiagnosed But Okay for the theme this week!

A Bottle of Wine, Some Lawn Chairs, Brie and a Deck of Cards…

My sister classing up the joint at Cheap Trick
My sister classing up the joint at Cheap Trick

 

Cheap Trick. I have to include Cheap Trick and this is why; I am a so-so Cheap Trick fan, but the husbands (mine and my sister) are bigger Cheap Trick fans. Two years ago they talked us into seeing Cheap Trick at Ravinia, I was pleasantly surprised. So last year we didn’t even ask and just bought tickets. What we didn’t know was they were touring doing the whole Sgt Peppers album. Costume and all! It was one of the most amazing concerts I have ever seen. No lie. I wrote a post about it called Lessons Learned From a Cheap Trick Concert.

Trust me, you will never look at Cheap Trick the same again.

 

Journey. I hear a lot of people dis Arnel Pineda. I’m sorry but if Steve Perry’s voice wasn’t wrecked, and he wanted to, he could still be touring with Journey. It was his choice. Meanwhile Neal Schon wasn’t done with Journey yet, and he set out to find a new lead singer. The story is so amazing they made a documentary about it called Don’t Stop Believing.  I also wrote a post about this concert, it was my very first Raised on the Radio post on this blog, simply called Raised on the Radio – Journey.

Let me tell you, they did not make a mistake.

This is the video Neal Schon saw on YouTube when he was just ready to give up his search.

and this its the amazingness that Journey is now

 

Lyle Lovett. You may not know this, but the only man who I would live John Cusack for is Lyle Lovett. I know, those of you who judge a book by its cover can’t relate. But all you have to do is listen to his music. Well that’s all you have to do. Thank God that he plays live every summer at the Ravinia Festival because you can bet I am there.  Every concert we go to I sit on the lawn. Not Lyle, I gotta be right there for Lyle. I am hoping of the first 5 rows this year.

This is “our song” because my sweet little pyromaniac was born in Texas. It makes me want to move to Texas.

That’s Right You’re Not From Texas

 

Well that’s 5 songs. I could go on. Really. On and on and on and on.

But I want to hear what you have to say!

Here are the rules:

5 songs (pretty please, I read ALL of your posts, so try and be nice to me and your fellow mixers)
Please visit at least 2 other mixmakers maybe try the one ahead of you and the one behind you. If you have been around a while try and visit someone new.
Your entry MUST INCLUDE MUSIC. Trust me, try and sneak into our little party, I used to be a bouncer. It was a tame bar.


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The List of All Lists

April 1 –  In honor of April Fool’s (also because it’s been 6 weeks) YOUR CHOICE! What do you want to spin for us?
April 8 – These Lyrics Are Genius! (Thank you to Miss Cyn K!)
April 15 – Missing You

 

 

 

 

Twisted Mix Tape – A Cover Songs Playlist

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Well this is one of my favorite playlists ever. The cover songs playlist. Thank you Kerri from Undiagnosed But Okay, you made my week!

I am a huge fan of Cover Songs, so much so that this is not the first time this has been a theme for our twisted mixtape. Can you believe that Mix Tape is almost a year old! Can you believe it? This week is 48 (but it’s actually 49 since we skipped a week)! So I figured it was okay to recycle my favorite topic; on May 13, 2013, the theme for Twisted Tuesday MixTape #7 was Cover songs. It’s been 42 weeks. I’m ready to revisit! Click on over to last May’s mix if you want to see my first 5 favorite cover songs. And because I know you were dying to know, there was a cover of a Carpenters song and the Carpenters doing a cover song. I am that good.

A Cover Songs Playlist, Vol.2

 

Guitar Man – Cake (if you’ve been following me you know Cake is in my top 10 faves, this is just one more reason why)

 

Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes Here’s a song that has been covered by soooo many bands, originally written and recorded by Otis Redding. I could have picked any of them and been happy, but I remember when this version came out, and there was something about it. It was just right.

 

Little Wing – Stevie Ray Vaughn This song has a very special meaning to me. My older brother worked at a record store as I was growing up, Stevie Ray albums were readily accessible in my house. He has been a part of my life for over 30 years. I was at Stevie Ray’s last concert. Alpine Valley was a 40 minute drive from my house. It was where I first saw the Grateful Dead, it was there that I saw The Grateful Dead’s last concert with Brent Mydland. You see we were already reeling (as a Family of Deadheads) from Brent’s death which had occurred right after the last set of shows at Alpine Valley that July. Seeing Stevie Ray in August almost exactly one month later was a wonderful convergence of those of us who lived close enough to Alpine Valley to take a break in our Dead touring schedule to see this amazing guitar player and feel better about life.

Stevie Ray Vaughn’s helicopter crashed as it left Alpine Valley that fateful night. We all remember hearing an explosion. But didn’t know what we heard until the next day. As a 20-year-old, tragic didn’t even begin to define the loss of two musicians who were already such an inspiring part of my life, and who were molding the music lover I would be.

Although I always felt awed by Jimi Hendrix, the way Stevie Ray played Little Wing spoke to me even more. I always felt it was my song.

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Sorry for all the messy salt. Winter in Chicago.

 

Crazy Love – Bryan Ferry I have a Bryan Ferry thing too…. but that’s a story for another day. Or is it. I will say I am amazed by how few people know this version, that everyone knows as one of Van Morisson’s most popular songs.

 

Let’s go from Crazy to Strange and end on another obscure 80’s note:

Love is Strange – Everything But the Girl I loved this band in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Thank you to Trisha, from At Least We Made it This Far, for reminding me of this song last week. If it wasn’t for you, your even more obscure 80’s cover would have been Frente! doing Bizarre Love Triangle.

 

I hope you’re as excited about this topic as I am!

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I really do listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Try and check out at least two of the other players or more! (everyone wants to share their tunes with you). Here’s my new idea. Why don’t you at least listen to the person before you, and the person after you. That way our last to join isn’t the last one out??

Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!

Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try to visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.

Now push play!

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AND NOW, THE LIST OF ALL LISTS

March 18 – Forbidden Love (you choose why it’s forbidden!)
March 25 – Songs that you always loved, but they blew you away when you heard them live! (thanks Kerri from Undiagnosed But Okay)
April 1 –  In honor of April Fool’s (also because it’s been 6 weeks) YOUR CHOICE! What do you want to spin for us?
April 8 – These Lyrics Are Genius! (Thank you to Miss Cyn K!)
April 15 – Missing You

We have also created a Facebook group for MixTape, please join us!

 

And just incase you didn’t think I was schizophrenic enough. I have made the decision to merge Raised on the Radio with My Skewed View. Bringing it back to the place it started.

Running so many blogs has been spreading myself too thin. I would like to be able to share all of the wonderful musical memories people have with all of my followers. So please, share your thoughts and memories with me. And from this point on, Raised on the Radio will be live here, on Mondays! Our first post was our own Kirsten from The Kir Corner with her memories of Harden My Heart, it’s a quick fun read, check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twisted Mix Tape 48 – My Life Could Have Been a Musical

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If My Life Had A Soundtrack….. Thanks Sarah who claims to be Sadder BUT Wiser, I beg to differ this week as this topic has me stumped.

Do I do the Soundtrack of my whole life? You know… but that it is like Seminal songs, and we did that. Or is it? So there’s that.

Is it the Soundtrack of my life right now? Because right now I have a headache and I’m pretty sure that soundtrack would suck.

Or my headache free life?

Let’s start here……

I mean – I am feeling Nothing.

I was 5 when I first heard the soundtrack for A Chorus Line playing in my house. I was probably 8 when I got to see it in a “real” theater in Chicago. I was amazed, blown away, it was magic. And now I have my theme.

 

When I was 9 the movie Hair opened. My parents had seen the play live in Germany, and couldn’t wait to share it with their musical loving children. (we had already been indoctrinated to Oklahoma, South Pacific, etc) but this was different. This was more than a musical, it was a political protest. This was my indoctrination into the Vietnam war. I’m not sure what my parents were thinking. My memories of the movie as a child are of songs like Aquarius, Let the Sunshine In, Black Boys, Easy to be Hard, and Colored Spade. I don’t remember the more traumatizing images of a group of friends torn apart by war. Watch it now. Now that you’re all growed up.

The song that can always put in a good mood, even now, I crank it and sing my heart out is Aquarius.

 

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This is me playing Wendy in Peter Pan

 

I have mentioned before, but I know you weren’t paying attention (sorry I am projecting my husband on you), but I went to theater camp for 11 years. Yes 11. That means I was in 11 theater productions. The last one I was in was West Side Story, I played Anita. I had grown up listening to the soundtrack, but it didn’t click until I was actually in the play. You are probably expecting an Anita song now. But instead I’ll play you one that more closely represents my life in 1987 (the year I played Anita). And I don’t mean my mom was a junkie and my dad was a drunk. Just maybe, I was a little teeny weeny bit delinquent. And anyway, it was fun.

I just changed my mind, welcome to my life. (btw it was going to be Gee Officer Krupke)

Instead let’s go here. My dad didn’t just love musicals he was in them too. You know he practiced what he preached, which made it easier for me to practice what he preached. Whatever. Anyway. My dad is long past now, but my favorite play he was ever in was Guys and Dolls, he played Guy Masterson. I love to hear this song. Once it was because it reminded me so much of him. Also I love it. Now I love it, it reminds me of him, and it reminds me a little of me.

Rocking the Boat

 

Then one day, many, many, many, many years later, I met my husband. He was an awesome (shoot I said was, I mean is, yes is…) guy. We had a ton of fun, and a veeeerrrrryyyy long honeymoon period. Thanks to God’s decision to let us figure out for ourselves that if we were going to have a child it would be through adoption. So we had a lot of “married with no children” fun, saw a ton of musicals. And this one stuck with both of us.

There Once Was A Man from The Pajama Game

 

But sometimes.

Sometimes I think there is only one song that represents my life.

It’s this…..this is my life…..

 

Now get un-stumped, if you were. And join in the fun! We’re all friends here. Or we better be. I showed you mine…

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I really do listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Try and check out at least two of the other players or more! (everyone wants to share their tunes with you). Here’s my new idea. Why don’t you at least listen to the person before you, and the person after you. That way our last to join isn’t the last one out??

Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!

Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try to visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.

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AND NOW, THE LIST OF ALL LISTS

March 4 – If My Life Had A Soundtrack… (Thank you Sarah from The Sadder but Wiser Girl)
March 11 – Great Cover Songs
March 18 – If I’m at a Party I Better Hear this Song! (in honor of St Pat’s)
March 25 – Forbidden Love (you choose why it’s forbidden!)
April 1 – In honor of April Fool’s (also because it’s been 6 weeks) YOUR CHOICE! What do you want to spin for us?
April 8 – Songs that you always knew were good, but blew you away when you heard them Live! (thank you again Kerri:-))
April 15 – These Lyrics Are Genius! (Thank you to Miss Cyn K!)

We have also created a Facebook group for MixTape, please join us!

Not only did I redesign this site, I also redesigned Raised on the Radio. It’s a brand new era with lots of changes. We would love for you to guest post, share any and all musical experiences! I will be moving all of our content over in a mix of old and new posts! Hope to see you there!

 

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