When Aidan turned 13, Dan made her a mix entitled, appropriately, "13."
He did the same for our latest teen project, Coleman Zielske.
If there is one thing I can say about Dan (and believe me, there are many things) the man knows how to make a mix. I thought I'd share a few tracks from it here today.
First, this track from Big Star, which also kicked off Aidan's "13" mix.
Here's a Tom Waits classic, as covered by The Ramones. (Note: I've always been amazed at this version and how it takes really tender and sad words and turns them into a raucous punk ditty.)
I've always loved this song by David Bowie. Sure, it's a little cheeky, but being a teenager is nothing if not about being a little cheeky.
And when I heard this song was on the mix, I was a bit of a mess.
And to cap off the sob fest, it's hard to keep a dry eye when hearing this Dylan cover. Simply beautiful.
I love that my partner in crime has such a tender heart and shares it with his children.
And that he makes awesome mixes. Dan, you are too cool for school.
p.s. here's the full track listing.