I met my wife through the now-defunct email discussion list for Velvet Blue Music. She was a music journalist and, therefore, a great friend/asset to have, as I tried to make a name for myself in music.
Well, I didn’t exactly get famous, but I did fall in love. Katy admonishes me when I’m an ass, and she encourages me when I’m about to give up. And now, she’s having our baby.
We’re broke, so I’m sure we won’t do anything fancy for her birthday tomorrow. We’ll probably just visit an art museum (for free) and use her coupon for Planet Sub. But it’ll be the best thing ever.
I did make her a mix CD for her birthday, and I thought I’d play selections from it this week. Because they’re mostly all mind-blowing pop songs, I figured listeners in Radio Free Raytown Land would also appreciate them. (Plus, it just gives me a chance to yap about two loves of my life, Katy and records.) Enjoy.
- “You Still Love Me” – Cut Off Your Hands (Happy As Can Be | French Kiss | 2008)
- “Everything With You” – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart | Slumberland | 2009)
- “Freetime” – Trashcan Sinatras (Weightlifting | Lo-Five | 2004)
- “Kisses for the Misses” – Richard Swift (You’re Lying 7″ | Velvet Blue Music | 2002)
- “Tonight the Streets Are Ours” – Richard Hawley (Lady’s Bridge | Mute | 2007)