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Our memory tapers often put their mixtape skills to the test in the name of love, but Tristan Bodman really had his work cut out - literally - and occasionally enjoys a good ol' BBQ:

“I love making mix tapes, CDs, playlists for any of my friends and family and I quite often challenge them to come up with a theme so I can see what kind of sounds I can put together for them. However, the ones I used to make on a regular basis (I have become somewhat slack in the last couple of years) were for my girlfriend. Being a graphic designer on a magazine there is often one week a month where deadlines loom and I barely see her. I thought what better way to get her through that week of dread than with a shiny CD filled with awesome songs. I think I made her one a month for the best part of three years or so and there is box full of them in our house. After trawling trough this box I found this particular little gem. Unfortunately I can’t tell you when it’s from as it seems to be the one CD I created where there wasn't the month or year written on it, instead “DEADLINE MIX” was all to be seen. 

Most, if not all, of the songs on here have their own individual reason for being on the disc / memory attached to them. TMBG – New York City reminds me of the holiday we had in New York a year after we started going out, The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?? was playing when I asked her if I could call her my girlfriend for the first time.

I recently re-jigged this mix, adding in songs such as "Here Comes Summer" by The Undertones, ‘Hooked On A Feeling” by Blue Swede and “Another Girl, Another Planet” by The Only Ones. Obviously I had to re-name it, and re-titled it as “BBQ Sizzle Mix #4” as we were going over to a friend’s house for a BBQ last week. Thankfully it went down a treat and everyone loved it.”

The Deadline Mix

The Jam - Town Called Malice

The Supremes - Can't Hurry Love

Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling

Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love

The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet  

Undertones - Here Comes Summer

They Might Be Giants - New York City

The Knack - My Sharona  

Wannadies - Love in June

Decemberists - July July

Joy Zipper - 1

Neutral Milk Hotel - Aeroplane Over The Sea

Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights

Ben Folds - The Luckiest

Bishop Allen - Click, Click, Click, Click

The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??

I'm From Barcelona - Treehouse

Laura Veirs - July Flame

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime

Prince - Raspberry Beret

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand (Beatles cover)

Candi Staton - You Got the Love (Original Bootleg Radio Edit)

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