Yes, I made my awesome CD and am very pleased with the results. The only pill in the jam is that I underestimated the times of the songs and had an extra fifteen minutes I could've filled up, but it's not as if the last song ends and I have to endure fifteen minutes of static.
My happy tunes:
1. Carry on, My Wayward Son- Kansas
-Because I love the montage in SUPERNATURAL that used this for a soundtrack and for the line "And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know."
2. Wheel in the Sky- Journey
-SUPERNATURAL, again. When I listen to these songs, even though I'm only on the way to school, I feel as badass and world-weary as any demon hunter.
3. Werewolves of London- Warren Zevon
-I first heard this song in THE COLOR OF MONEY and fell in freaking love with it. It's crazy and funny and always makes me happy.
4. Holding out for a Hero- Bonnie Tyler
-Because I am...and he better know how to play chicken with tractors.
5. All Summer Long- Kid Rock
-This song made me wonder if "Sweet Home Alabama" samples "Werewolves of London" or vice versa. My sister taught my little nephew to sing it, and it never failed to crack my shit up when he sang, "And we were smoking funny things." Because toddlers and drug references are funny.
6. 4TH of July- Shooter Jennings
-Redneck poetry: "And there you were, like a queen in your nightgown." It was on the hundredth listen that I realized he's talking about a memory of this girl. She's not there beside him anymore. I like to think she died to really amp up the bittersweet.
7. Brown-Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
-My favorite pool-shooting song. There was a bar on St. Peters in New Orleans that had a jukebox and a heavy pour for servers. I loved that place and playing shitty pool and getting hammered after work.
8. Kryptonite- 3 Doors Down
-I have a fondness for songs that are pretty much a desperate scream for someone's love during madness. Not to mention, the video is a bit on the effed-up side.
9. Voodoo Child- Rogue Traders
-Because of Doctor Who. You can hear me belting out "Here come the drums, here come the drums" on the highway during the early hours. An excellent song for carseat dancing.
10. Love/Hate- Betty Blowtorch
-I wish, oh how I wish, more of their songs were like this one instead of going for the easy joke. I swear Bianca opens up her entire throat to let loose a primal scream of tortured love. The doc about the group is one of the movies I've most recommended.
11. Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
-Because I could, you know, use somebody...someone like you.
12. Somebody to Love- Queen
-I like the movie ELLA ENCHANTED (I haven't read the book yet). I also like Anne Hathaway's version of the song, which made me start to love the song. Desperate pleas for love and sex seldom work, but I'm a sucker for anything with operatic proportions.
One of the neat parts of a mix is that my idea of a blissful hour is somebody's idea of ear torture.
I haven't blown hundreds of dollars on iTunes (I'm glad that fear is unrealized) and hope I'll venture out to make another one soon.