My Mixtape Monday – January 4, 2016

First Name: Amber
Twitter: @aterrormusical
Sex: Female
Age: 28

Occupation: freelance journalist/photographer, marketing coordinator at a music venue

Mixtape Name: [Real]

Side A
1) I Don’t Want Love by The Antlers
2) This Land Used to be My Land, But Now I Hate This Land by Pomegranates
3) Pioneers by The Lighthouse and The Whaler
4) Bizness by tUnE-yArDs
5) Regret by St. Vincent
6) Passenger Seat by Death Cab for Cutie

Side B
7) Helm & Anchor by Seafair
8) Saturday by Fall Out Boy
9) All Fired Up by Interpol
10) What Went Down by Foals
11) You by Pearl and the Beard
12) Two of Us on the Run by Lucius
13) Stars by Alessia Cara

Liner Notes: “Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’

‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.

‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. ‘When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’

‘Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,’ he asked, ‘or bit by bit?’

‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” – The Velveteen Rabbit

This mix is dedicated to the man who’s proven that Real is the most beautiful thing you can be and to the girl who thought love was not for her.

May she continue to be proven wrong.

Spotify link: [Real]

YouTube Playlist Link: [Real]


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