Tagged By Natalia To Make A Springtime Mixed Tape

Some friends playing in Toronto at the 360; Sometime, 2000 – Photo by Me.


The Challenge Passed On From Natalia:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.


I thought this meme would be pretty easy. But once I started going through the playlists I’ve put together recently this actually became a challenge… or at least something I could legitimately say I was “working on” so it was there as an excuse when my editor called and asked “is the Spanish Flu thing done yet”.

…so, before I start writing about the history of my music collection (I just deleted an 800 word post from my brain), here are my seven song choices along with their YouTube:


O Mary Don’t You Weep; Bruce Springsteen
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, 2006


Icky Thump; White Stripes
Icky Thump, 2007


Down Boy; Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Is Is, 2007


Angel; Massive Attack
Pi Soundtrack, 1999


Bobcaygeon; The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power, 1998


Stick To Your Vision; Maestro Fresh Wes
Built To Last, 1998


The Seekwill; K-OS
Atlantis: Hymns For Disco, 2006


Bonus Track: Sundown; Gordon Lightfoot
Sundown, 1974


And now my picks to continue the meme into infinity… because they’re the most likely to understand that if the meme were to stop all the children and bunnies would get tubercucanaidscerlosis and die.


The Chosen:

Beeper; Zoom!; Gloom Entries; Sugared Discord;
So anyway…; Trailer Park Barbie, and; Bine.

…think of the children. And the bunnies.




About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression when I was nineteen, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. It's now 2022, and I have an 8-year old son, and a 12-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at saltedlithium.com....
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18 Responses to Tagged By Natalia To Make A Springtime Mixed Tape

  1. bine says:

    arrrrgh! i knew it as soon as i read the title in my feed reader. okay, will do. may take a few days, though.

  2. Gabriel... says:

    ahh, you know you love the attention. And don’t forget the bunnies… always remember the bunnies.

  3. thordora says:

    i hate bunnies. we have bunnies in the yard.

  4. Gabriel... says:

    Who hates bunnies? What are you, part Australian? Frigging bunny hater.

  5. thordora says:

    they’re stupid, they smell and they chew on things. I prefer ratties.

  6. Gabriel... says:

    Oh yeah, rats are great… then they eat themselves up your ass as you’re laying on your back dying from the plague. You’re a bunny hating communist.

  7. zoom says:

    I will do it for the bunnies.

  8. thordora says:

    I prefer bunny hating tree hugging druid.

  9. Spaks says:

    Isn’t there room for apathy towards bunnies?

    I certainly well hope so, cause if not, I’m gonna get squashed.

  10. Eden says:

    I think I can make this mix tape 😉

    I saw a bunny today too.

  11. Gabriel... says:

    Thanks Zoom!… see Thor? Even Spaks, living at the whim of the terrifying bunny hordes of Australia (re: The Republic of Bunnytopia), can tolerate them. Of course there’d probably ‘consequences’ to his family if he were to speak against them.

    Hi Eden, it’s great to see you here… I can’t remember the last time I saw a bunny, but I did see a groundhog* a couple of days ago.

    *The Canadian groundhog: a noble creature whose reasons for existence are made up of digging holes; being brown, and; walking close to the ground.

  12. zoom says:

    Groundhogs! I love groundhogs! Gabriel, you can add “eating dandelions” to your list of groundhogs’ reasons for existing.

  13. Gabriel... says:

    Zoom… we’re pretty close to ‘the river’ here and back in 1963 when they built a dam about 20 miles downstream it created a fairly large island about a hundred yards off the coastline… and a colony of groundhogs were stranded on it.

    I used to run a summer day-camp for kids and I’d take them out to the island, which is about the size of 1.5 soccer fields, and Zoom… there were groundhogs that had splotches of colour. Black, brown and white groundhogs. Freaked me right out.

    When I found out how long they had been there, and how much inbreeding there must have been, I wasn’t so much surprised at the weird colours as I was that none of them seemed to have developed any kind of X-Men style mutant abilities…

  14. thordora says:

    groundhogs I can get behind…and moles. I dig moles.

  15. Gabriel... says:

    Star nosed moles… don’t they drive brown cars, brown cars, brown cars? Brown like dirt… dirt brown. I tried but I couldn’t find the whole sketch on YouTube, this was the best I could do:

    The Frantics: Brown Car

    So I’ll leave this one as well…
    The Frantics: Boot To The Head

  16. Spaks says:

    Yes, oh so terrifying! I’ve seen about… 3 of them this last year xD

    Personally I’m more concerned about the drop bears.

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