A ‘Mix-Tape’ for Marisa

A mix-tape for Marisa ❤

The Garden of Jane Delawney by Trees

 

Have you Heard the News Today by Cosmic Rough Riders

 

These Days by Nico

 

Northen Sky by Nick Drake

 

Autopsy by Fairport Convention

 

White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes

 

Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone

 

She’s Got Medals by David Bowie

 

Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

 

Next Life by Suede

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I’ve been losing so long

 

I’ve been out walking
I don’t do too much talking these days
These days
These days I seem to think a lot
About the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had
A chance to
I’ve stopped my rambling
I don’t do too much gambling these days
These days
These days I seem to think about
How all these changes came about my ways
And I wonder if I’d see another
Highway
I had a lover
I don’t think I’d risk another these days
These days
And if I seem to be afraid
To live the life that I have made in song
It’s just that I’ve been losing
So long
La, la, la …
I stopped my dreaming
I won’t do too much scheming these days
These days
These days I sit on cornerstones
And count the time in quarter tones to 10
Please don’t confront me with my failures
I had not forgotten them
La, la …
Performed by Nico
Written by Jackson Browne

A ‘Mix-Tape’ for Kit

I used to make mix-tapes for friends but I think they only work for those who are excited about listening to stuff they aren’t familiar with.

I thought I’d start making mix-tapes and maybe mix-shelves (book recs) for friends again, but as blog posts.

This one if for Kit who has begun a new phase of her life. No hidden messages, just some songs I think  she’ll enjoy. Read More »

and I still love you

You Can Close Your Eyes

Well the sun is surely sinking down, but the moon is slowly rising.
So this old world must still be spinning round and I still love you.

So close your eyes, you can close your eyes, it’s all right.
I don’t know no love songs and I can’t sing the blues anymore.
But I can sing this song and you can sing this song when I’m gone.

It won’t be long before another day, we gonna have a good time.
And no one’s gonna take that time away. You can stay as long as you like.

So close your eyes, you can close your eyes, it’s all right.
I don’t know no love songs and I can’t sing the blues anymore.
But I can sing this song and you can sing this song when I’m gone.

Music & Lyrics by James Taylor

Hot Damn!

I was 16 when this song was released. I believe it when I watch this video!

Look at Paul Weller writhing on his picnic blanket, running his hands over his thin, pale torso. And those dance moves at 2:20. Amazing how I didn’t blink an eye back then. Then again, this was the 80s, when men wore spandex leggings and Boy George was a heart throb, for men and women.

Having said all that, Long Hot Summer is definitely one of my Desert Island Discs. I shall have to make a post about that soon.