THE SUMMER MIX TAPE: Day Fifty-Three, Fifty-Four, Fifty-Five, and Fifty-Six | “Lazaretto” by Jack White, “Love Club” by Lorde, “Dance Yrself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem, and “Love Interruption” by Jack White

67 days till life begins again, jumping feet first into a whole new world, living life like there’s no tomorrow and I cannot wait.

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DAY FIFTY-THREE: “Lazaretto” by Jack White

DAY FIFTY-FOUR: “Love Club” by Lorde

DAY FIFTY-FIVE: “Dance Yrself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem

DAY FIFTY-SIX: “Love Interruption” by Jack White

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THE SUMMER MIX TAPE: Day Fourteen through Twenty-Two

AH LIFE. So much is happening! In just under 48 hours I will be galavanting off to London for many wonderful times ahead. I look forward to all the picnics and adventures, all the new people I’ll meet. But! With that and all the planning and what not that’s been happening, I’ve sadly slacked on posting the daily songs.

I haven’t forgotten them, I’ve been writing them down and now here for you are the latest additions to this summer’s mix tape. Plus, keep watch, a new mix tape (or two) are on their ways. PEACE.

DAY FOURTEEN: “Icky Thump” by The White Stripes

DAY FIFTEEN: “Mississippi Isabel” by King Charles

DAY SIXTEEN: “This Time Tomorrow” by The Kinks

DAY SEVENTEEN: “Howlin’ For You” by The Black Keys

DAY EIGHTEEN: “One Thing” by Finger Eleven

DAY NINETEEN: “The Book Of Love” (Magnetic Fields/Peter Gabriel Cover) by Jasmine Kennedy

DAY TWENTY: “I Guess I Should Go To Sleep” by Jack White

DAY TWENTY-ONE: “This Will Be The Day” by Jeff Williams

DAY TWENTY-TWO: “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

THE SUMMER MIX TAPE: Day Eleven, Twelve, & Thirteen | “Crash Years” by The New Pornographers, “Night Moves” by Bob Seger, and “Dick & Jane” by Sidney York

While it may be raining outside, don’t let the drizzle upon your windowsill stop you from kicking back and enjoying the spring time air. I find when it rains out, it’s nice to just sit back, relax, grab a book, and listen to the rain fall. There’s something distinctly calming about it.

THE SUMMER MIX TAPE ~ DAY ELEVEN, TWELVE, & THIRTEEN.jpg“The rain is raining all around / It falls on field and tree / It rains on the umbrellas here / And on the ships at sea” Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

DAY ELEVEN: “Crash Years” by The New Pornographers

DAY TWELVE: “Night Moves” by Bob Seger

DAY THIRTEEN: “Dick & Jane” by Sidney York

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THE SUMMER MIX TAPE: Day Nine & Ten | “5 Years Time” by Noah And The Whale and “Anna Sun” by Walk The Moon

Yesterday I wore shorts for the first time without tights or stockings and it was a glorious moment. Of course, it was also the first time everyone could see the scar on my leg from surgery and while it’s nerve wracking what others may be thinking, I am not hiding under pants and tights the entire spring and summer season. So I’ve got to suck it up and embrace all of me, no matter what anyone thinks. Plus, if anyone asks, I got it from wrestling a bear, because you know, that’s what we do here in Canada. Duh.

AloTHE SUMMER MIX TAPE ~ DAY NINE & TEN.jpgng with the broadening of my wardrobe, I must share my undying love for handwritten letters. Receiving letters make distances a little more bearable. Of course Skype calls do that too but… getting letters shows someone put time and effort into something, for you. Letters are so personal and wonderful, I love it. Hand written letters tossed together with mix tapes combines for an explosion of good vibes in my books and I just may be creating a new mix as I type this. So lets get down to business and take a listen to the newest additions to the summer mix tape.

DAY NINE: “5 Years Time” by Noah And The Whale

DAY TEN: “Anna Sun” by Walk The Moon

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THE SUMMER MIX TAPE: Day Seven & Eight | “Into Yesterday” by Sugar Ray and “Liquid Dreams” by O-Town

It’s time to kick it old school and breathe in that nostalgia. It’s a time to remember those days when we didn’t perhaps fully understand all those lyrics but sang along and loved them nonetheless. Both songs capture a sense of warmer weather and a time gone past. One was a great suggestion by a fellow Rooster Teeth Community member, Starlightdoe, and the second was a song that sprung upon the discovery that O-Town is planning a new tour.

THE SUMMER MIX TAPE ~ DAY SEVEN & EIGHT.jpgThe sentimentality is flowing freely and we’re once again whisked away to a time no longer. Whether the skies are overcast, the sun is shining brightly, or our windows are drenched with copious amounts of precipitation, we all know that the general summer months are upon us.

Perhaps we aren’t all on vacation, but lets take these months and create adventures in them. We don’t have to have anything scheduled because it’s in the least likely places that the best moments occur.

So open your eyes, allow your mind to see, and your feet to tread lightly. Push away the negative and embrace the positive because the magnificent will happen when you least expect it.

DAY SEVEN: “Into Yesterday” by Sugar Ray

DAY EIGHT: “Liquid Dreams” by O-Town

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THE SUMMER MIX TAPE: Day Six | “Cousins” by Vampire Weekend

Because what’s summer time without Vampire Weekend. Get up, shake out your arms and legs, and let the music encompass you. Grab my hand and don’t look back, a wave of adventure is on our way and there’s no stopping now. Jump up, jump down, and move all around. The positive vibes are flowing and the future is THE SUMMER MIX TAPE ~ DAY SIX.jpgfull of good feeling. The only hope for me is you. What is life without the people that complete it?

With each new moment comes a new memory. The warm weather brings a new sense of urgency, a new sense of excitement into our lives. A feeling we can’t ignore and will bring into the rest of our lives. For it is these months that beginnings are born and life long bonds are created.

So follow my footsteps, listen to my words, and let your mind sore. For we are meant to be here. In this moment, in this second, together, a minute apart, a lifetime locked.

 

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THE SUMMER MIX TAPE: Day Two, Three, & Four | “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head, “Contact High” by Architecture In Helsinki, and “In The Sun” by She & Him

Ah life, how it gets in the way. My sincerest apologies for being a couple of days behind on the mix tape. I’ve been making a list of songs, just the days fly by (already!) and I haven’t had a moment to sit down, write a little thing, and post it on up.

These past few days have been busy and a whirlwind of awesome. Let me just say it now, this summer is going to be epic and this afternoon just confirmed it. So many adventures and surprises and amazing things are bound to happen (and are being planned to) and I’m not sure if I’m patient enough.
It’ll be a summer full of meeting friends from afar, reconnecting with old ones, visiting new places, starting new moments with majestic people, and just a bundle of wonderful memories to be had.

So lets get down to the songs, days two through four and allow the summer air to lift you up and whisk you away to a whole new world.

DAY TWO: “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head

DAY THREE: “Contact High” by Architecture In Helsinki

DAY FOUR: “In The Sun” by She & Him

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