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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Monday, July 10, 2006

"You Are My Joy"

I recently spent a ton of time putting together a indie rock mix tape for a wedding. Turns out that finding good wedding songs isn't as easy as one might think. A bunch of the songs I thought would make wonderful wedding tunes turned out to either be break-up songs or mean-spirited upon closer listening. And that frankly will not fly. Alas, after searching high and low I finally came up with a set list I feel pretty solid about. Since a lot of work went into it and I'm sure it's not the last wedding mix tape that'll ever be made I present it here for your listening/copying pleasure. I've got another 2 or 3 discs worth of stuff lined up which I plan to track order soon, so I'll try to get those posted at some point too.

"You Are My Joy" Wedding Mixtape Vol. 1
1. Reindeer Section - You Are My Joy
2. Fruit Bats - When U Love Somebody
3. Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars*
4. Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights%
5. Ben Lee - Gamble Everything For Love
6. Big Star - I'm In Love With a Girl
7. Old 97's - Question
8. Magnetic Fields - The Book of Love
9. Rogue Wave - Everyday^
10. Nada Surf - Blonde on Blonde
11. Math and Physics Club - Sixteen and Pretty
12. My Morning Jacket - Sooner
13. M. Ward - Let's Dance**
14. Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You
15. Whiskeytown - Crazy About You
16. Beck - True Love Will Find You In The End#

* Lyrics by Woody Guthrie
% Postal Service cover
^ Buddy Holly cover
** David Bowie cover
# Daniel Johnston cover