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Mixtape | Autumn

Mixtape: A homemade music compilation that contains all of your favourite tracks. Often you give such a compilation to the guy or gal of your fancy in hopes that it will help you win their heart. (Urban Dictionary).

Or it could simply be the generic name given to any compilation of songs recorded onto any audio format. (Wikipedia)


My heart belongs to autumn*. It’s my favorite season. My preferred variety of apple becomes available at the end of September, which makes me a very pleasant person to be around. Little known fact, I LOVE apples – I have a list of favorite varieties. Macintosh tops that list, I grew up beside an apple orchard that specialized in Macintosh and the best ones are grown in the Northeast, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Halloween happens. Leaves change color. The first snow falls. Riding boots are back in season. Autumn is the best.

1. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters 
2. Griffin House – Go Through It
3. Bruce Springsteen – I’m on Fire. Apparently the best video of 1985…
4. Holley Maher – Hiding Place.This song makes me weepy for no discernible reason. It’s disconcerting. I’m not even certain I like the song. Yet here it is.
5. The Magic Numbers – I See You, You See Me
6. Great Lake Swimmers – Your Rocky Spine.
7. First Aid Kit – I Found a Way
8. Pearl Jam – Just Breathe
9. Morphine – Rope on Fire 
10. Carolyn Wonderland – I Live Alone With Someone. She’s amazing.
11. Calexico – Black Heart
12. Wilco – California Stars. This is an update of a Woody Guthrie song.
13. Nina Simone – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues. There is something magical about Nina Simone covering Bob Dylan.
14. Griffin House – The Guy Who Says Goodbye To You Is Out Of His Mind. Because who doesn’t want this sentiment directed towards them? It’s…cute. And it reminds me a little of school.
15. Wilco – Via Chicago. Inspired by Henry Miller. This mixtape is now literary.

Thoughts? Additions? What do you listen to when autumn comes ’round?

*Considering it was 102 yesterday and as I set the precedent with my summer mixtape, the autumn mixtape will post about one month before the season begins with the hope that my declaring it’s almost autumn brings in the season forthwith. With this reasoning, my winter mixtape will post at least one month late.

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