Thursday, September 1, 2011

15) Birthday CD's

On the day both of my daughters were born we announced their names to family and friends with a mix cd. I should first say that I have been a mix maker since middle school when I spent countless hours collaging covers for mix tapes, so making a mix of music for my soon-to-be-born daughter just seemed natural. Since they were born I have made them a mix cd for everyone of their birthdays. The music on the cd's have varied, as they get older they have become more about what they like and the songs we frequently listen to. Sometimes they have a theme but very rarely do I repeat a song. My hope is that over the years we will create a box set of the soundtrack to their lives. For the last few birthday parties we have given out copies of the cd's as party favors. Last Sunday despite a hurricane and having no electricity we celebrated the Bee's 3rd birthday. As the favor we gave out her 3rd birthday mix. To make it a little more special I cut 3's out of some of her paintings (I am always trying to think of something to do with all the artwork they make) to glue onto the front of the cd. Here is the Bee's 3rd birthday playlist:
1. Hey Jude / Brave Combo & Tiny Tim 3:47
2. Three Is a Magic Number / Blind Melon 3:15
3. Clap Your Hands / They Might Be Giants 1:22
4. Vamos A La Playa / Cibo Matto 1:57
5. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing / Leo Sayer 2:49
6. El Pito (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia) / Joe Cuba 5:33
7. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Single Version) / Micha…4:17
8. We Got the Beat / The Go-Go's 2:33
9. Fast and Slow (The Rabbit and the Turtle) / The Lau…2:26
10. Airplane / Widespread Panic 4:10
11. Loco-Motion / Little Eva 2:17
12. Shoo Fly - Don't Bother Me / Sweet Honey In the Rock 2:00
13. Listen / Paco 1:40
14. Kookaburra / Jeannette Lambert 2:05
15. Strawberry Fields Forever / Los Fabulosos Cadillacs 4:07
16. Boogie Shoes / KC & The Sunshine Band 2:12
17. New Beat / Toro y Moi 4:05
18. Shake It Up / Milkshake 2:05
19. Flash Light / Parliament 5:47
20. Back to the Sea / The Sandwitches 2:48

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