We all grew up giving each other mix tapes, laboring over photocopied covers, recording songs off the radio, dubbing tapes on those old double-decked systems. Why did we ever stop? Dari, wife to Syd and friend to all, loves mixes. Who doesn't? So we figured we'd put up a mix tape every so often and dedicate it to her.
It's been a while since I made a mix for Dari and I was coming up short on ideas. So I polled her friends. Maribeth, Erin, Bryon, Misha, Nackie, Ryon, Your Mom, My Mom, Seth, Jessie, Kirk, Gwen, Lisa, Matt, Todd, Mia and Kiki all sent song ideas for this mix. I used most of them. A lot of folks mentioned Dari's ambidextrous guitar strumming.
I was on tour for 7 weeks - 13,000 miles. At the end of it we met in Boston and Dari ran the marathon - 41,820 steps. These are songs that remind me of the road, whether by wheel or by foot.
Kind of cheating, but we had to start somewhere. These are from Syd's 2010 Wrap-Up mix.