So Jen returned one of my very favorite blog hops this week, Twisted Mixtape! Oh how I’d missed it. With the stress of getting married, starting my own company, and writing twice weekly for Lefty Pop, my personal writing time has taken a serious hit. In fact, someone of you are thinking, “oh yeah, I do remember subscribing to this blog. I thought she’d disappeared into the void of blogging block.” Nope, just busy. But no way was I going to miss out on the opportunity to follow a mixtape assignment! Today’s tape is inspired by the original Awesome Mix Volume 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy (awesome movie if you haven’t seen it). It’s just a bunch of songs I wouldn’t mind as a soundtrack while floating around in space. And in also keeping with the movie, these songs all skew older. There nothing here beyond 1988.
U2: Where the Streets Have No Name
Really this could have been just about any song from War or Joshua Tree
George Baker Selection: Little Green Bag
Jen and I have discussed our mutual love for this song. Never gets old.
Ram Jam: Black Betty
This is just a pure rock out track.
ELO: Mr. Blue Sky
Makes me happy.
Allman Brothers Band: Blue Sky
I can see my childhood living room and feel the warm summer breeze coming through my window if I close my eyes.
Quintessential nerd jam.
Yes: Owner of a Lonely Heart
Made me miss the rains and I’ve never even been to Africa.
Tears for Fears: Head of Heels
Belongs on any mixtape I make. One of my favorite songs ever.
Simple Minds: Alive and Kicking
My 2nd favorite 80s new wave hit.
Pink Floyd: Learning to Fly
Hard to pick just one Pink Floyd song, but this one has always been instantly repeatable for me.
After a thorough review of my songs, you could easily call them “Songs I listened to in the backseat of my childhood car”, which is fitting given how Star Lord obtained his mixtape.
Stay positive & love your life!
Listening to: Bosnian Rainbows – Eli
Eating: Rigatoni with homemade vodka sauce, arugula, and garden fresh tomatoes.
Random thought: This time next month I’ll be prepping for my engagement party. Squee! So excited to be marrying my soul mate, best friend, and perfect partner in life!