Ian and I are making a wedding mix to send to friends and family (and also posting here!) with our wedding announcements and are culling from the mixes we’ve made each other (upwards of 20, easily) as we dated and fell in love since music is important to us (lolololol duh). After several rounds of deliberation, we ended up with 18 perfect songs and it turns out 9 are songs I’d given Ian and 9 are songs Ian’s given me; not a bad start to a life if you ask me. Some choice quotes mid-process from two people with all the feelings, strong musical opinions, and perfectionist mix tendencies.
"If you think I’m getting married without a Low song on my wedding mix, you’re crazy."
"Isn’t that too druggy?"
"If we’re going to have oldies on this mix, I’d rather it be cool black dudes than the Beatles."
"I’m not budging on any of these 34 songs."
"I was going to put that on here but it’s so sexual." "Yes because people will be shocked that we have sex."
"If you think this wedding mix is not going to involve Alex Chilton somehow, you’re on drugs and I won’t do it."
"Fine, I’ll just save this for my second marriage’s wedding mix."
"No, wan is not pronounced like Juan. Juan is a Mexican’s name."
"I have it labeled in iTunes as the live version." "WELL, THAT’S NOT WHAT IT SPECIFICALLY IS."
"Does this rock too hard for a wedding mix?"
"I don’t even care if everyone puts this on a wedding mix, it’s like, SUPPOSED to be there."
"I know I was only supposed to pick songs from the mixes we’ve given each other but I picked like, three songs that I just felt were really marriagey because well, I wanted to."
"You know, if someone can’t understand or get this cover then whatever."
"Aww, baby, remember how when we met you were shocked that I not only loved but even knew who The Weakerthans are because you’re racist against Americans?"
"I’m not above keeping this song because it’s only two minutes long."
"That’s Ray Davies? Huh. Good for him."
"No, you can’t pick extra songs just because three of our top 5 backups were the same."
"Fine, if you’re going to use that song of theirs, mark the other for ‘baby mix.’"
"This one is on the definite list because it gives me feelings."
"No, we can’t put this one on, it reminds me of the first time we had sex and that’s not important to anyone but me."
"I don’t want any songs that make it seem like you love me more than I love you."
"You can’t be the only one with veto power." "Yes, I can, I’m the lady and this concerns Orange Juice."
"I’ve listened to this song every day since you put it on a mix for me when we first met. The fact that you think that’s adorable and romantic and not creepy is probably good sign for us."
"I’m pulling for Marvin Gaye, I really am." "No one’s not pulling for Marvin Gaye, relax."