As I’ve mentioned before I’ve been working on a music mix for my goddaughter/niece, Riley. It’s a song from each month of her first year. I take my duties as godparent quite seriously, it’s my job to guide her in the absence of her parents. And since my brother and his wife don’t listen to anything outside of radio Disney, I feel it’s my job to show Riley the way. Today is her 1st birthday, I’ve decided to put a copy of her year one mix on this adorable memory stick I found on Think Geek. Since I always have to over do everything I also decided to continue the tradition and make her a mix every year until her 16th birthday, at which point I’ll present her with all the mixes in this, very plain and classic music box. I decided on giving it to her then because I think she’ll be old enough to appreciate it. Not that I won’t let her hear and enjoy all the tunes in the meantime… I do have to (co)raise her up right you know.
In case you’re curious here’s the finished line up for her mix:
Oct ’09, Crown On The Ground by Sleigh Bells
Nov ’09, Don’t Go Phantom by Jookabox
Dec ’09, Heaven Can Wait by Charlotte Gainsbourg
Jan ’10, Norway by Beach House
Feb, New York Is Killing Me by Gil Scott-Heron
Mar, Icarus by White Hinterland
Apr, I Go Away by MNDR
May, Terrible Love by The National
June, T by iamamiwhoami
July, XXXO by M.I.A.
Aug, All Delighted People (Original Version) by Sufjan Stevens
Sept ’10, Thank You For Your Love by Antony and the Johnsons
Perhaps not all of these songs are child appropriate, however, I was sure to not use any with curses; but man is she missing out because those were some quality tunes. I am going to try to be more conscious of posting updates of Riley’s monthly songs, with the loss of imeem I feel like I’ve been slacking on the music content of this blog. Thank goodness for my brothers complete lack on interest in rubbers or I might not ever right about music again. Hooray!