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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 10:00 UK time, Friday, 23 July 2010

This week's Memory Tape is probably the most organised mix tape we've ever been sent.


It comes from Marcus Martinez, who writes...


"On Friday 9th July, my wife Alison and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary, although we've actually been together for 20 years. I've not made a mix tape for years, but she's started a new job recently and is out in the car a lot, so I've made a couple of CDs for her to hear some new music, and for our anniversary I made this which contains a song released in every year that we've been together, and an extra one to take us through this next year.


"There's a obviously a bit of a story behind each song, but the key ones are as follows:


Our first "date" was going to see The Charlatans at Leicester Uni, without tickets, only to find out that it was sold out.


We saw The Beastie Boys at Glastonbury in 1994, which was the year we married, we saw them again at Brixton Academy in 1995 when Alison was pregnant with our Son.


In 1997 we saw Beck at Nottingham Rock City when Alison was pregnant with our Daughter.


In 2001 we went to Leeds Festival specifically to watch Adrock's side project BS2000. While The Strokes played the main stage to an over eager audience, we sat nonchalantly off to one side not wanting to get drawn in by the hype, later I had to admit there was something quite special happening right there.


2002-2009 have been a bit of a blur with running our own business, but these songs kind of pinpoint some moments. We took our kids to their first festivals in 2006: Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Bestival with Howling Bells playing at the first two.


Three MCs and One DJ is Alison's favourite Beastie Boys track. If we were pushed for an "our song" I guess that it would be Unfinished Sympathy."


Here's the artwork for the CD:




The tracklisting is:

1990. The Only One I Know - The Charlatans

1991. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack

1992. Connected - Stereo MCs

1993. Linger - The Cranberries

1994. Sabotage - The Beastie Boys

1995. Alright - Supergrass

1996. Where It's At - Beck

1997. Song 2 - Blur

1998. Three MCs and One DJ - The Beastie Boys

1999. Why Does It Always Rain On Me? - Travis

2000. Yellow - Coldplay

2001. Last Night - The Strokes

2002. No Trophy - The Bees

2003. Red Morning Light - Kings Of Leon

2004. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - Arcade Fire

2005. Low Happening - Howling Bells

2006. Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above - CSS

2007. It Started With A Mixx - Los Campesinos!

2008. White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes

2009. Whirring - The Joy Formidable

2010. Someday Soon - Harlem


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