17 February, 2008

I'm not superstitious, but I'm a little stitious...

I have this thing about my birthday where I'm not happy on it...

I guess it's the time of year when I take stock, when I measure myself against the me of one year before, and when I'm generally a little grumpy, a little disappointed, and a little frustrated. It's really quite unfair to the people who love me and who spend the days around my birthday trying to make me happy, but my guilt at feeling this way only adds to my dissatisfaction. I'm ready to break the mold and appreciate the lengths that my family and friends go to to make me happy on my birthday. This year I received many thoughtful gifts of music, but I got one mix in particular that was incredibly thoughtful and cheerful. I have to share this mix with all of my blog-readers in the hopes that other people who dislike their birthdays will be as cheered by mixed musical magic as I am. Many thanks to ICL, who is always extremely thoughtful!!

"Lovely Day" by Bill Withers

"Taking Care of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

"Discipline" by Dead Prez

"It's My Life" by Talk Talk

"Aerials" by Enter the Haggis

"Dream Police" by Cheap Trick

"Nothing Is Real But the Girl" by Blondie

"Jumpin' Jive" by Cab Calloway

"Saturday Night's Alright" by Elton John & Anastacia

"Jumpin' at Pauly's" by Out of Control Rhythm and Blues Band

"Fiesta" by the Pogues

"Stand Up" by Gary Moore

"The Changes" by Bruce Hornsby

"Nothing's Impossible" by Depeche Mode

"Wonderlust King" by Gogol Bordello

"Doctor's Orders" by Aretha Franklin & Luther Vandross

"I'm Ready" by Paul Kosoff

"Tea" by Sam Brown

1 comment:

icl said...

The mix was inspired by you, so you have to take some credit as well lil sis. Keep striving to be what you wanna be, you should only feel disappointment at giving up. Everything else is just making you stronger and wiser and that's not a disappointment, it's a joy. Frustration, confusion, worry & woe jump in our path all the time. They are opportunities for challenge, which keeps us stimulated and fresh. No matter what, we got good vibe on our side :) lurve, icl.