MEMORY TAPES - 11TH JUNE 2010
The vast majority of Memory Tapes we've received since starting the show have been musical love letters; an attempt to win the heart of a significant other. Most seem to have worked, and this week's is no different...
Patrick Pope has submitted this compilation, and he writes...
"Ok ... so this tape is me desperately trying to convey every possible emotion in just a few songs to impress upon a girl just how much she meant to me. Isn't that what they're always about? I made this mix early in 1998 when I was in my early thirties, having just starting seeing someone again who I had loved madly for five very heady years as a teenager, but who I had seen very little of since.
"Gary Crowley gave the All Seeing I track one of its first airings, and I was instantly obsessed with it. The spirit of it seemed to perfectly suit the renewal of our relationship. But in those pre-internet days, almost as a mirror to all the other teenage feelings that were also returning, I was forced to sit night after night listening to the show with a tape recorder at the ready in the hope he would play it again...
"Anyway - once bagged, I found myself unwittingly building a compilation around it - ending it with the painfully plaintive last track from The Eels which in retrospect might have proved a bit of an emotional overload, but I decided to risk it nonetheless ... this wasn't a time to mess about. And The Road Back Home was probably a a little heavy handed as well - but hey ... I had to get the message across that this WAS IT.
"And luckily for me it was IT. We married within the year - and now have three children. Joy!"
The artwork, nestled amongst some flowers, looks like this:
And the tracks are:
All Seeing I - The Beat Goes On
Propellerheads - Velvet Pants
Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride
Utah Saints - Something Good
Sneaker Pimps - Underground
Beloved - Sweet Harmony
Fountains of Wayne - Radiation Vibe
Eels - Novocaine For The Soul
Ian Brown - Corpses
Paul Simon - Boy in the Bubble
Supercat - Josephine
Cornership - Road Back Home
Eels - Manchild
Inspired? Email Lauren your Memory Tape for consideration...