Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday Night Playlist

Back during the week of Valentine's Day I offered up a few mix tapes and since tomorrow (or today for most of you who will read this on Thursday) is the 7th anniversary of the marriage of KG and Wheels, I present the following playlist that will include one song from each year that we have been married.

SONGS FOR WHEELS

2002 - Gomez - The Sound of Sounds - My love for Gomez is only topped by my love for Wheels. During the first month of our marriage we were broke, unemployed and after much pleading Wheels let me buy this album. This wouldn't be the last time either. Thank you Wheels for always supporting my nasty music addiction.

2003 - The Postal Service - Such Great Heights - As strange as this might sound, I think this is one of the most romantic songs I have ever heard. I love these lyrics: I am thinking it's a sign that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they're perfectly aligned and I have to speculate that God himself did make us into corresponding shapes like puzzle pieces from the clay... I'm glad that we both feel like we were the perfect match for each other. In many ways we are the exact same yet we also have differences that balance out and make up for our weaknesses.

2004 - The Shins - Those To Come - It was a toss up between The Shins and The Strokes for this year. Both of these bands remind me of you attending their concerts while pregnant, standing outside, uncomfortable, freezing to avoid the second hand smoke, all because you loved these bands but more importantly loved being with me. I also appreciate you allowing me to continue to attend concerts while giving up a portion of something you love to do to take care of our girls. Be careful though, this song will change your life. That's for you Flanksteak.

2005 - Fiona Apple - Not About Love - Probably not the most romantic song ever but we both love it and anytime we are down we can always count on Zach Galifianakis to cheer us up.

2006 - Corinne Bailey Rae - Like A Star - This might come as a shock to Skog Blog readers but occasionally Wheels and I argue. I know, we are terrible people. Sometimes KG gets a tiny bit sleepy though and you won't like KG when he's sleepy. However, like this talented British gal sings, I can't think of anyone I'd rather argue with than Wheels. Many of my funniest memories are based on remembering some of our ridiculous arguments. Good times.

2007 - The National - Apartment Story - When we asked each other what we both wanted for our anniversary it was sleep. Not gonna happen with three kids under the age of 4 but someday we'll be able to stay in bed all day again.

2008 - Kings of Leon - Use Somebody - This is the closest thing to a cheesy love ballad that indie rock bands create these days. Our answer to REO Speedwagon or Journey. Kings of Leon has pretty much been our favorite band for a good portion of our marriage so they needed to make this list.

2009 - Bishop Allen - True or False - Our current favorite band. Another great song to make you smile when you have a bad day.

Thanks for seven great years Wheels are here's to seventy more.

Love,

KG

6 comments:

Kim said...

Happy anniversary. I love seeing two people come together to better each other. I'm glad you found each other.

I am unhip. This is an undeniable truth. I only have heard of two of your songs. I will spend the day listening to your picks in celebration of your day.

Corbie said...

Congratulations you two lovebirds! Adorable post, adorable couple (especially your other half).

Like Kim, I am unhip - I have only heard one of these songs. But I'm listening to Those To Come right now - I was hoping it would change my life and I have to say that I think it just might.

Congrats!

KG said...

Kim - you might be unhip but at least you are still cool which is better than being hip in my book or a wannabe hipster like myself.

KG said...

Corbie - didn't mean to leave you out as we seem to have been posting at the same time. You are cool as well and thanks for the congrats. And The Shins indeed can change your life - Natalie Portman wasn't lying.

Corbie said...

Natalie Portman never lies - not in Garden State (my second favorite movie) or Beautiful Girls (first favorite - ever seen it?).

Does this whole 7 year anniversary thing mean I should wait a few months before I ask Wheels to marry me? I don't want the timing to be off.

Robyn said...

You have many unhip friends/family! I am number three!

Happy Anniversary! I loved the mixed playlist!
Loving the last two, and buying Gomez and The Shins. You may have given me something to give the husband. Thanks!