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rackletang mix cd... revealed!!

I didn't spend as much time on this as I did on joelandrewtyson's, but that doesn't necessarily mean one thing or another. I still love all these songs or they wouldn't be on here. :) So, as I'm putting it in the mail tomorry, I couldn't wait to post my answers! Some people who hadn't even seen the mix challenge last time ponied up mixes.

And you know what this means, that my mix challenge is in the works too. And I need a good music related icon.

1. A song from the last album you bought/acquired.

I have selected the best song from the Life Aquatic Soundtrack. Since I haven't ripped Sweeney Todd yet. :) (They came in the same amazon order, they both count!)

2. A blues song.

How about a song by the Blues Brothers? That's all I got that "officially" fits the genre. And I'm sure some might argue with that...

3. A song that gets you going in the morning.

This is from a sadly under-appreciated album. Danny Wilson holds a special place in my heart, and "Second Summer of Love" has been on all my happy mixes since 1989 or so.

4. A song that you think is romantic.

"As We Go Along" from the Monkees movie, Head. No one gets away without a Monkees song, so here it is.

5. One of the earliest songs that you can remember listening to.

Cat Stevens, Moonshadow. I'm pretty sure I still have my dad's cassette tape for sentimental reasons.

6. A song that you discovered from a film.

Not to overdo it with the Wes Anderson... OK I give up. "Rue St. Vincent" from the Rushmore soundtrack.

7. A song from an artist/band that you otherwise don't like, but like this one.

Modest Mouse, "A Different City". Lately their stuff has been leaving me cold.

8. A lullaby.

This one is by Trout Fishing in America, they do kids songs but dangit everyone should listen to them.

9. A song that makes you laugh, or that you find funny.

I'm not even trying to be coy about this. Here's Steve Martin!

10. A really good cover version.

OOOh I snuck another monkees song in - but performed by The Church!

11. A song that reminds you of school days.

I chose to represent college, in particular senior year, when I was finally finding some happiness. So, Beck, "Beercan".

12. A song you like, from an artist that you are embarrassed to admit you like.

You asked for it - Creed. This one was HARD. I refuse to be "embarassed" to like something, most of the time. But I confess, there is enough loathing for this band that I can remember letting some shame creep in.

13. A song that's funky.

Uh. Also hard. I had to look up funk on wikipedia. Hello, my name is Kim, and I am the least funky person you know. I hope this comes close: En Vogue and "Don't Let Go".

14. A song for those quiet rainy days.

I have about ten thousand of these. I almost could have closed my eyes and dragged and dropped anything. In this case, "Lessons from What's Poor", Bonnie Prince Billy.

15. A song that no matter when you hear it makes you feel good.

Here's your one hit wonder: "Right on Track" by Breakfast Club. How exactly did they get away with using that name, anyways?

16. A song with the word ‘Look’ in the title.

Girls rapping, warms the heart. Northern State instructs us "Don't Look Down".

17. From a member of the ‘Dead Rockers Society’.

I don't know if Freddie Mercury is in the "Society" but here you go. "Who Wants To Live Forever". Here is a hanky, you will need it.

18. A song that makes you sad.

Didn't I just do that? Erm. Oh. Well, here's a second hanky, for "Leader of the Band".

19. A song that makes you think of an old flame.

Liz Phair. "Supernova". And no I don't want to talk about it.

20. A song that makes you think of a vacation or trip.

This little gem is one that Telf would always put on our road trip mixtapes. Fond memories of the little white Toyota van hurtling north on I-81. If you've seen Streets of Fire, you might remember Fire, Inc.'s "Nowhere Fast".

21. A song you like to listen to while driving.

Since forever, the one true driving song has been The Damned's "Ignite".

22. A song you wish you could share with friends.

"Love This Life" by Crowded House. I... don't know what to say, due to recent events.

23. A song that reminds you of one or both of your parents.

When my dad was off traveling back in the day, one time he brought me back a Stan Rogers' cassette. I didn't fully appreciate it at the time. "The Mary Ellen Carter" is one of the songs from that album.

24. A good song for gettin' it on.

This whole album is, fo' real, but for now I give you only Neil Finn's "Try Whistling This".
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