1.Your Song–Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack
3.Hell Yeah-Ani DiFranco
4.Dig Me Out-Sleater-Kinney
6.Smart Girls–Jonathan Rundman
7.The Way You Dream–featuring Michael Stipe and Asha Bhosle
8.Killing Me Softly–The Fugees
9.One-Eighty by Summer–Taking Back Sunday
10.Ghost of You and Me–BBMak
12.Fuck and Run–Liz Phair
13.Adam and Eve–Ani DiFranco
14. Fucking in Rhythm and Sorrow–The Sugarcubes
15. Cry Me a River–Justin Timberlake
My neighbors are listening to some ridiculous, bass-laden nonsense. Today is Daniel Handler's birthday, and in the spirit of celebrating the work of people we like, my clique decided we should make an event of it. We went and saw A Series of Unfortunate Events and we had a beer and read our favorite parts of The Basic Eight out loud. I love The Basic Eight. It was in my top ten even before I'd finished reading it. The only other book to ever do this is Catch 22. For Valentine's Day, I made a Basic Eight inspired mix CD that we played at our VD breakfast gathering. I had intended to put together a nice collection of happy songs about love. Going through my CDs I discovered that I mostly have bitter and angry music. I don't know why, but that made me think of The Basic Eight. Why not make a mix CD on Valentine's Day basing that mix CD on a novel that has unrequited love and using people to get what you want as themes? I think its just in my nature to be snarky and nasty.
DeeDee: God. How does a woman get so bitter?
The track list stands as its is printed above. If you'd like to know why I chose what I chose, you'll have to ask. They are for the most part things like, "Gabriel's theme", "Everyone needs a friend like Natasha." or "Well, I was going through a Taking Back Sunday phase when I read it and thus all the bands referenced in the book now sound like TBS in my head." If you've not read the book, you should. Its genius. The more I think about it, the more that comes to the surface.