Thursday, November 22, 2012

Throwback Thursday

Pinned ImageI listen to my iPod all the time. Literally, all the time. Not that I don't love the rotation of new music, but sometimes even the best shuffle doesn't bring me the same joy as pressing the 'skip' button on a dusty, scratched mixed CD from years ago; the ultimate portal to remembering songs that shaped my taste in music.

So, when I'm getting ready for work in the morning, I've adopted the routine of thumbing through my heavy, disorganized binder of CDs - mixed, old and new- and selecting something that, despite the scribbles of black Sharpie lettering, still doesn't reveal the 21 songs it might contain. Lately I've been exploring a few vintage Jess mixes - some dating back as far as 2001 when burning CDs first became all the rage after years spent pausing and playing blank cassette tapes to catch my favourite song on the radio. The throwback mixes tell a heartwarming story of how tastes, genre interests and band favouritism have developed over the years - so, I highly suggest you spend a morning, afternoon or evening doing this soon.

Here are some classics I've rediscovered during the recent dark November mornings spent sipping coffee number one:

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