I'm not making up the title for this mix. Really, I should probably write it like "lemixfrancais," because:
Christine, you may need to correct me on this, but I seem to remember that this picture--
--was something I took in France and used on your mix. Is that correct?
(For those keeping track of how old I was when I got these mixes: while most of them are high school-era, this would've been after sophomore year of college, I guess--which, hey, was the summer I went to France to study French!)
(One minor note about that: when I got my French report card from the Institut de Touraine, my teacher noted that I hesitated and ummed and repeated myself; to which my college friend responded that he didn't think it fair for her to mark me down for that, since I did the same thing in English.)
I think this is my photo, which is why I want to make sure that no one judges Christine for the cover. There's nothing really choco or crack related to the mix; but it is very French. Or at the very least--
--it starts French--
- Air, "La femme d'argent"
- Bjork, "Human Behavior"
- Soul Coughing, "Blue-Eyed Devil"
- Leftfield, "Release the Dubs"
- The Pixies, "Wave of Mutilation (surfer mix)"
- Violent Femmes, "Color Me Once"
- Franklin, "Major Taylor"
- Radiohead, "Meeting in the Aisle"
- Josh Wink, "Autumn Dayz"
- Cornelius, "Windy Hill"
- Grieg, "Aases's Death"
- Morphine, "I'm Free Now"
- Moby, "So"
- REM, "Lotus"
- Squarepusher, "Iambic 5 Poetry"
- My Bloody Valentine, "Joan"
- Massive Attack, "Daydreaming (blacksmith remix)"
- They Might Be Giants, "In the Flowers"
- Yves Montand, "Rue St. Vincent"
--and it ends French.
And the stuff in the middle is its own thing. There are some undeniable great songs / bands on here, like Bjork, whom I love almost enough to put the energy into putting the umlaut over the "o." (I'm a type nerd, but I'm typing lazy, go figure.) And also, while I own all the Pixies discography, whenever I think of "Wave of Mutilation," I think of this particular remix.
Even though there's not a huge overlap between this mix and the soundtrack to The Crow--just Violent Femmes, really--I feel like this is a good time to mention how much I liked that soundtrack, which I might have bought or might have taped off of Christine's copy.
I'm now realizing that this all probably does not fall under fair use. What's the legality of mixtapes?