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Memory Tapes: 24 May 13

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Today's Memory Tape comes from Edwood Underwood. It's a tale of love, loss, fixing and mixing:

"A few years ago my girlfriend left me, we'd been together for 7 years so it was quite a shock trying to adjust to life without her, so shocking in fact that I never truly did. It took a while but eventually I realised that she was one of the best thing's that'd ever happened to me and I couldn't be without her. So it was settled; I had to get her back!

During my realisation that trying to be without her was just plain stupid I had started on a mix for therapy's sake - not for woo'ing sake.  But the tape took on a life of its own. And so it was made and the ideal opportunity raised its head for me to deliver it! Becky's (it's about time I use her name I think) car stereo had gone ka-splat and so she asked me to have a look at it. As luck would have I was able to fix it, I left the tape in her tape deck with the play button down so as soon as she turned the key the tape would come on, so I wouldn't even have to tell her about it and have that awkward moment of wondering if she was even going to give it the time of day. I couldn't have planned it more perfectly so it felt like the universe was aligning for me…or rather…us.

To cut a long story (relatively!!) short we are now married and it was our second wedding anniversary a coulple of weeks ago! So, I'm pleased to say the tape played it's part. The healing power of music is immeasurable, it's official."


In A Piece


1)  Black Sabbath - Changes
2)  David Bowie – Changes
3)  Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time/Main Source – Fakin' The Funk (Instrumental)
4)  Bent – I Love My Man (Lazyboy's Anyone For Tennis Mix)/Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
5)  Coldcut – Walk A Mile In My Shoes
6)  Tutto Matto – Take My Hand/U2 – With Or Without You
7)  Mekon – Hall Of Sound/Police – Every Breath You Take
8)  Dynamio Productions - Steppin' It Up/Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down/Animotion - Obsession.
9)  Tom Petty - Love Is A Long Road
10) Coldplay - Square One/The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way
11) Andy Williams - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
12) Carley Simon - Nobody Does It Better
13) U.N.K.L.E. - Outro [Mandatory]
14) Blackalicious - Make You Feel That Way (A cappella)
14) Dj Shadow - What Have I Done

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