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“music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”
{“say anything” image from here}

when it comes to love, it didn’t get any better than the eighties.

so, while i am en route to the wintery wonderland of nyc as we speak, i am kicking off the countdown to cupid’s holiday with a stellar eighties and indie infused mixtape to lighten your monday, charm your honey…and take you waaay back to the dreamy days of blane mcdonnagh, lloyd dobler and jake ryan. sigh.


l-o-v-e mixtape ’10

friday i’m in love
the cure

digital love
daft punk

there she goes
the la’s

the cranberries

fade into you
mazzy star

melt with you
modern english

northern sky
nick drake


to be alone with you
sufjan stevens

yeah yeah yeahs

there is a light that never goes out
the smiths

smokey robinson

i will follow you into the dark
death cab for cutie


into your arms
the lemonheads

dashboard confessional

the promise
when in rome

by your side

only you

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friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂

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  1. sb wrote:

    jj – of course, bc you have awesome music taste. that is most likely going to be my wedding song. it was released when we first started dating & carries so much meaning for rob+me. i worship sade and am thrilled about her new album! we must discuss.
    julia – music is the gift that keeps on giving…i’d be flattered if you wanted to share music 🙂
    cafe fashionista – so happy to have found your blog too. i love that we share the same fondness for the mixtape 🙂

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  2. Ohmigosh I’m so glad I found your blog – I love this post! Just yesterday I did a piece about mix tapes on Cafe Fashionista, and I referenced Rob Sheffield throughout. I am incapable of resisting mix tapes – despite the fact that they came before my time!! 🙂

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  3. Julia Kay wrote:

    um…i’m LOVIN this playlist. mind if i steal some music from you??

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  4. aaah I LOVE say anything! john cusack’s neurotic character in it is just so adorable. love the plato quote + your playlist <3

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  5. Just Jon wrote:

    I was just listening to By Your Side by Sade yesterday!

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