The lovely @dreadpiratemama is my mixtape pen pal. Yesterday I got her mix cd in the mail. I played it on my way to and from dinner last night. Here are my reactions song-by-song.
  1. The Sounds of Science- The Beastie Boys
    Wow I need more Beastie Boys in my life.
  2. Try A Little Tenderness- Otis Redding
    Is it sad I had to learn of Otis Redding through the Watch The Throne album?
  3. Worn Me Down- Rachel Yamagata
    This song is so chill for being a heartbreak song.
  4. 100 Yard Dash- Rapheal Saadiq
    I need more Rapheal Saadiq in my life.
  5. Portions For Foxes- Rilo Kiley
    She goes from totally sane to semi-crazy in the middle of the song.
  6. Boulevard Of Broken Songs- Party Ben
    Holy shit! Damn! Love it!
  7. Champagne- Kat Edmonson
    The anthem of every morning after.
  8. Save It For Later- The English Beat
    Sax solo
  9. 10 AM Automatic- The Black Keys
    Why do I not have any of The Blac k Keys' albums?
  10. Daylight- Matt and Kim
    Oh now I remember this song.
  11. Twistin' The Night Away- Sam Cooke
    So classic!
  12. Do Wop (That Thing)- Lauryn Hill
    I miss the old Lauryn Hill.
  13. Decent Days and Nights- The Futureheads
    The more I listen to it the more I like it.
  14. Jolene- Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton is an American treasure.
  15. Got To Be Real- Cheryl Lynn
    Every romantic comedy in the 90s had this song.
  16. Girls- Santigold
    I never realized how much she sounds like M.I.A. before.
  17. Mack The Knife- Ella Fitzgerald
    How does a song warning you about someone sound so classy and upbeat?
  18. El Scorcho- Weezer
    This doesn't even sound like...oh wait nevermind.
  19. Dancing On My Down- Robyn
    I can't lie, I thought this was going to be Dancing With Myself for some reason.
  20. Anarchy In The UK- Sex Pistols
    I first heard this song in a Tony Hawk video game.
  21. Hurricane Season- Trombone Shorty
    The one thing that would make this song better is Chance the Rapper!
  22. Basically Deidre goes hard on these mix CDs and she does not mess around. I'm excited to see what her next mix brings.
  23. 😀 🎶💿