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Recent Performances

A Mix, Circa 2003

Last month one of my closest friends and I met up in Chicago. She drove down from Minneapolis, bringing with her a mix cd I’d made during our first year of college. We’ve been friends since third grade and hadn’t spent much time apart before heading off for college, so going to schools approximately 1000 miles apart was an adjustment. The mix is a collection of our favorite songs from junior high and high school. After listening to the mix while driving around Chicago, I wish I’d included some of our favorite songs from elementary school, which probably would’ve been mostly Boyz II Men and show tunes. We were pretty big fans of Bette Midler.

Here is a selection of songs from that mix:

April Fools” – Rufus Wainwright

Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl” – Broken Social Scene

Stay Where You Are” – Sleater-Kinney

2:45AM” – Elliott Smith

Electioneering” – Radiohead

Midnight A Go-Go” – Beat Happening

Never is a Promise” – Fiona Apple

Teen Age Riot” – Sonic Youth

Legal Man” – Belle and Sebastian

Finale” – Bikini Kill


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