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My Mixtape Monday – July 25, 2016

First Name: Anthony
Twitter: @anthony_of_pgh
Gender Identity: Male
Age: 40-something

Occupation: Desk Jockey

Mixtape Name: Reflections Over a Bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats

Side A

1) Brand New Start by Paul Weller
2) One Day Like This by Elbow
3) Relatively Easy by Jason Isbell
4) Snow In Vegas by David Gray
5) Great Lakes of Love by John Smith
6) You Don’t Care for Me Enough to Cry by John Moreland

Side B
7) Central Time by Pokey LaFarge
8) Howling at Nothing by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
9) Honey and the Moon by Joseph Arthur
10) Wrecking Ball by Ryan Adams
11) Let’s Be Still by The Head and the Heart
12) Reach for the Sky by Social Distortion

Liner Notes: These songs are the background music to my most recent leap forward in life. Some of them hold meaning because of the lyrics; the others hold meaning only because they were playing during the journey. But if you listen close enough to most any song, you can probably find some meaning in the lyrics somewhere.

Life is in a constant state of change. It’s never too late to make a brand new start. Reach for the sky ‘cause tomorrow may never come.

YouTube Playlist Link: Reflections Over a Bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats

Apple Music Link: Reflections Over a Bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats

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My Mixtape Monday – April 20, 2015

First Name: Jenn
Twitter: @jennstrang
Sex: Female
Age: 37

Occupation: Marketing Director

Mixtape Name: The Ultimate Walk-up Mix

Side A
1) Turn Down for What by DJ Snake and Lil Jon
2) Slow Blues (instrumental) by Wu-Tang Clan
3) Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys
4) Fix Up Look Sharp by Dizzee Rascal
5) Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
6) Sabotage by Beastie Boys

Side B
7) This is How We Do It by Montell Jordan
8) Who Did That to You by Rob Starr
9) Give Up the Funk by Parliament
10) Ring of Fire by Social Distortion
11) Bad Reputation by Joan Jett
12) Renegades of Funk by Rage Against the Machine

BONUS TRACK: Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J

Liner Notes: For those not familiar, walk-up songs are played when a baseball player approaches the pitcher’s mound or the batter’s box. Players put a lot of thought into what their walk-up songs each year and it becomes part of their identity.

For years, I’ve been collecting my own set of walk-up songs to psyche myself up for job interviews, big presentations, first dates etc. No genre is off-limits and the best ones really amp up your mood. Fast forward to earlier this year when I started dating the Prof. Apparently, he’s been doing the same thing in his classroom for years. So with his help, I present you with The Ultimate Walk-up Mix.

Spotify Playlist link: The Ultimate Walk-up Mix

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