Another slightly delayed Monday Mix. This one has some tracks from folks I hadn’t posted before and that have been growing on me. I am kind of stoked about this because I think feel is right. It’s all downers but sometimes that just what a body needs to get through and it’s what I was in the mood for yesterday when I put it together. So there you have it boys and girls. Yet another Monday Mix.
I got a call the other day, the details of which I will not share, from my good friend Ryan. It was a good phone call despite the topic we discussed because I hadn’t heard from him in a while and the last time he reached out I dropped the ball and never got back to him. Regardless of that I knew he wasn’t upset with me because he ain’t like that. Our conversation inspired this little compilation, my longest mix tape so far if I remember correctly, but I didn’t have all the music I needed at the office so I couldn’t toss it real quick yesterday morning and my remote connection to home was sketchy and then from home to the server was even more sketchy so I decided to just complete it from the house. As fate would have it the upload didn’t finish, if it finished on schedule, until around 0500 (thanks Comcast. I don’t think we use Comcastic to mean what you think it means) so I couldn’t post until this morning. As if to thumb its nose at me the compilation’s ID3 tags were all funky, likely due to using a Windows program to set them, so this morning I had to download everything, re-tag, re-archive, and the upload everything again. It’s almost as if this compilation didn’t want to be posted. I prevailed in the end and stomped the damn thing into submission. So while the title is private joke and this whole thing is for Ryan I do hope you will all enjoy the music.
There’s a Monday Mix Tape hanging out under this post but since it’s not only Monday it’s the seventh anniversary of the day I stood before God, Family, and Friends and pledged my life to the lovely Michelle. I doubt it’s been easy for her to put up with my craziness over the last seven years but she has and we carved out a fairly stable niche in this world for our clan. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her and her support. Today is seven years and counting and I plan to keep counting for a long damn time.
To Michelle: I have no regrets in marrying you, not even a second thought, not in seven years. You have been there to help me up when I have fallen, you have supported my crazy schemes, and you haven’t stabbed me in my sleep (at least not on purpose). I love you as much today as I did when I married you. Happy seventh baby. Seven is still a small number…I can’t wait for fifty!
As promised here’s a happier mix than last Monday’s mix. It’s a little schizo but it’s happy overall. And after having listened to it all the way through it’s one of the best Monday Mix Tapes I have put up so far. This is not a mix tape for my anniversary…
Here is your Monday Mixtape folks…
This one is sort of a broken hearts with a youthful outlook rather than the cynical outlook I tend to have. I couldn’t pull off the whole thing with youthful optimism on loss and broken heart thing but it’ll do for now and it’s still better than most of my cynicism. I did get to pull out some of my favorite artists that I have been ignoring lately and that makes me pretty happy. Although I think I see a theme in the compilations that could go away. I promise I am not as depressed as these make me out to be. Next week I’ll shoot for a happy tape…Maybe not…
As an aside: I am running out of ideas for the covers so I have resorted to cool pics of the kids for the moment. Maybe I’ll come up something inspired for next weeks compilation.