My Mixtape Monday – January 18, 2016

First Name: Meg
Twitter: @MegKCampbell
Sex: Female
Age: 27

Occupation: Full-time marketing/communications, part-time MBA, constant cat herder

Mixtape Name: Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Frick.

Side A
1) Dance Anthem of the 80s by Regina Spektor
2) Spectrum (Say My Name) by Florence + The Machine
3) Rumbrave by Murder By Death
4) Grace Kelly by MIKA
5) Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce
6) Come Fly with Me by Frank Sinatra

Side B
7) Bad Girls by MIA
8) Powerful by Major Lazer feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley
9) Bled White by Elliott Smith
10) Obstacle 2 by Interpol
11) F*ck You by Lily Allen
12) Portions for Foxes by Rilo Kiley

Liner Notes: Monday is the first day I will have to brush snow off of my car at 6 a.m. before going to the gym. It’s the first day that my walk to and from the bus stop will be REALLY cold It’s the first morning I will frantically tear apart the apartment before realizing that my gloves are exactly where they’re supposed to be.

I hate the cold. I hate the cold so much that it threatens to ruin my mood for an entire season. It helps if I have a playlist that makes me believe I can defeat the epic jerk that is Jack Frost. This is that playlist.

Okay, here we go. Out the door and Dance Anthem of the 80s. Time to dance, and dancing keeps you warm…at the price of weird looks, but worth it. Now Florence takes it up a notch, makes me feel like a badass. Keeping the badass vibe rolling, Murder by Death reminds me that, “I send men to their doom.” Men like you, Jack Frost.

Oh hey, okay, it’s getting a little bit dark. Let’s take it back to a super happy place. Thanks, MIKA! Dancing, dancing, dancing. Just when the cold starts to really bite, Beyonce reminds me that I and my fellow ladies do, in fact, run the world. Still cold. Frick. Okay, let’s just dream about running away somewhere warm with Frank for a few.

It’s not warm though, and Frank is dead. Let’s take it back to the real world and face it like a #bossbitch with M.I.A. A girl still needs a warm up though, and Powerful is such a sexy jam that I think it actually heats me up. Bled White lets me film an internal montage of me bravely facing the cold city streets with a peppy surface attitude but dark underpinnings. Obstacle 2 reminds me that snow can be sort of romantic or something. Oh who cares if it’s romantic, Fuck You, snow, Lily Allen style, very, very much.

Oh, fine, snow and cold. Now that I’ve arrived somewhere warm, maybe you aren’t that bad. Maybe it’s graduation goggles, but ending the journey with Rilo Kiley makes me think that maybe I like you even though you’re bad news, or at least can tolerate you enough to do this again in 8 hours.

Spotify Playlist link: Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Frick.

YouTube Playlist Link: Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Frick.


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