Posted by: Chelsea Novak | August 24, 2007

Me and the music

For Natasha’s stagette a few weeks back, Dawn and I had this idea to have Natasha’s friends and family put together a CD of songs that make them think of Tash. I designed a sparkly purple cover for it and everything. It was really fun putting it together as everyone had a different story for what song they picked and why it was just “So Tash.” Less fun were all the e-mails after the CD was edited and burned of “You know what we really should have put on was…” but that just means we’ll have to make a boxed set one day.

Putting it together got me thinking about making more CDs like that for my other friends and what a CD like that for me would be. I like to think that we did pretty well with Tash’s, but as she’s, well, her, she has insight into meaningful songs that we, even as close as we are to her, are not always privy to. It would be interesting to see where, if any, the crossover would be. A friend might think of a song that hearkens back to an event, but the person might think of a song they’ve listen to by themselves over and over again.

So here’s a challenge for you. As you wait for a friend to put together a “these are the songs that make me think of you” CD, put together a playlist of a bunch of songs that you think are iconically you. Daunting, maybe. But musical introspection can be indulgently fun. Here’s mine.

Into The Groove – by Madonna
Canned Heat – by Jamiroquai
Murder On The Dance Floor – Sophie Ellis Bextor
A Real Indication – Thought Gang (From the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Soundtrack)
New Born – Muse
Even Deeper – Nine Inch Nails
World In My Eyes – Depeche Mode
Spit It Out – I Am X
6 Underground – Sneaker Pimps
Being Boring – Pet Shop Boys
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk – Rufus Wainwright
Exit Music (For A Film) – Radiohead
Hey Jupiter (Dakota Version) – Tori Amos
Edge Hill – Groove Armada
Teardop – Massive Attack



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