Mix-Tape Monday: The “Looting Dad’s LPs” Mix.
I’m home alone for the week. This doesn’t happen very often, but it’s interesting to me that my musical habits instantly regress when left alone. When I was a kid, and I had the good fortune to be left at home alone, I would go straight to my Dad’s record collection and start playing anything and everything. (When I wasn’t working on that Risky Business “Old Time Rock and Roll” thing… Incidentally, it’s way more awkward when you’re older.) So, having been left at home alone, this week’s mix is a love letter to those early days of exploration. And it’s all 70s. All of it (ok, fine, except for two tracks). I know, I know… not hip… but comfortable and still awesome. Check it out!
Bonus Fun Fact: While digging around for stuff to play, I decided I would listen to Kiss’ “God Gave Rock and Roll to You.” At the same moment, a UPS guy came to the door. When I had finished signing, he gave me the full Gene Simmons impersonation. Tongue and all! Which, I guess, means God Gave Rock and Roll to UPS, too.
Second Bonus Fun Fact: I really, really want to start a movement to get them to mix up the Neil Diamond at Fenway Park. For those of you who don’t know, the 7th Inning stretch typically features the fans singing along to “Sweet Caroline.” How awesome (and weirdly uncomfortable) would it be to have those same fans bust out “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon?” Yeah, wicked awesome.