Cameron and I met in college 22 years ago. We were taking the same art history class, and once we finally started talking, it was hard to stop. We have the kind of close friendship that always picks up where it left off... we sometimes don't hear from one another for years, but once we start talking... well, it's hard to stop.
I was thrilled that she was able to fly out to California from Texas to be my bridesmaid recently, and the brief time we spent catching up was not nearly enough. I miss having her around to talk to, and our annual gabfests only make me wish I could see her more often. Today's her birthday, and I wanted to give her something special, so I put together this mix just for her.
Her taste in music can be hard for me to pin down, because I never know what she is listening to at the moment. Historically her taste has ranged from T. Rex, David Bowie, Patti Smith, and Velvet Underground to Roy Harper, Memphis Minnie, Tori Amos, and Woody Guthrie. She is usually open to roots music, traditional folk, old country and western, and as I recently discovered, she counts the Dixie Chicks as a guilty pleasure. The Monkees track has special significance... she and I went to my first Monkees concert together back in 1986. I dragged her along, and I think she enjoyed it despite herself. She later admitted to having liked Mike Nesmith, so i chose a song that is very "Mike". This one's pretty heavy on the twang, but then again, she likes it like that... at least I THINK she does!
Happy Birthday Cameron!
1 The Long Way Around Dixie Chicks
2 She's My Best Friend The Velvet Underground
3 The Euphonius Whale Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
4 She Had Everything The Flatlanders
5 Louisiana Man Bobbie Gentry
6 Griselda Yo La Tengo
7 See Line Woman Nina Simone
8 Light Fight (Theme from Take Three Girls) Pentangle
9 Why Don't You Write Me Simon & Garfunkel
10 Anchorage Michelle Shocked
11 California Stars Billy Bragg and Wilco
12 Jackson Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra
13 Muleta Calexico
14 Gotta Lot Of Rythm In My Soul Patsy Cline
15 New San Antonio Rose Bob Wills
16 Never Tell A Woman Yes The Monkees
17 Annie MacNaught Harm Farm
18 Fee Fi Fiddlee Aye O Roberta Lynn with Thurl Ravenscroft and the Mellomen
19 Do Re Mi Nanci Griffith
20 Beedle Um Bum Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band
21 I'm Going Nowhere Yard Sale
22 Deep In The Heart Of Texas Gene Autry
23 I'll Fly Away Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch
24 Lo Dudo Pepe & The Bottle Blondes