My dear friend Monika who lives too far away for my own good (we actually met in a very non-traditional way - that's a story for a rainy day) sent me the most amazing package yesterday. You all know how much I love mix CDs: I love making them, listening to them, writing about them, but most of all receiving them. I love to hear what other people put together. Monika put a new twist on the art of mix CDs, and I thought you'd all like to check it out, maybe even try it out! I know it made my day.
As Monika and I just finished our first year in college (she on the East Coast, I in the Midwest,) she used one CD to chronicle her first year of school, and a second CD to create a summer playlist. Included was four pages of liner notes, so to speak; each song with a description of the decision-making process and what it means to her. So amazing! Personal anecdotes on the sides made me smile.
In her own words: "I gave you a step-by-step guide of my everday life in A) college and B) in the summer."
She told me to try and enjoy her "weird music" as she has an ecclectic taste and as you know, I'm a fan of the classics. I can't wait to sit down and listen to these songs as I read her personal notes about each one! This is probably the most thoughtful package I've ever received. Inspirational, much?
P.S. I've decided to include her playlist for Summer 2010. What do you guys think? I personally don't know most of these songs, haha :)
Monika's Summer 2010 Playlist
Deadbeat Summer - Neon Indian
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
Us - Regina Spektor
Postcards from Italy - Beirut
Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone
Let's Go Surfing - The Drums
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Summer Nights - Grease
Beach Comber - Real Estate
Motorcycle Drive By - Third Eye Blind
Brother Sport - Animal Collective
Electric Feel (Justice Remix) - MGMT
Ce Jeu - Yelle
1901 - Phoenix
Warm Heart of Africa - The Very Best
You Got What I Need - Biz Markie
I'll Make a Man Out of You - Mulan
What Ever Happened - The Strokes
The Next Time Around - Little Joy
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
White Sky - Vampire Weekend
You and Your Heart - Jack Johnson (Which she dubs the summer song of 2010!)