Ok so, I hit the jackpot! Today I recieved my tape from Future! and...wow!
She made an awesome cover that I presume is a drawing she did herself, and even the tape itself looks amazing. The track listing is quite something, too. It is her Best of 2005 list and each song represents a month. Along with the track, she wrote a little story of why she chose that track/what it reminds her of/what was going on then etc. It is amazing. Future, not only did you knock my socks off with the whole thing, but I adore your writing style. It's not only quite eloquent but also hilarious. I spent breakfast pouring over all the stories.
Along with this tape came quite the coincidence...
Before reading the stories, I read the track listing and noticed she had included a band called Immaculate Machine. I was quite happy about this because a while ago I woke to my alarm which is always set to a local college station, CKCUfm, and the song that was playing was really great. I don't remember much what it was like, but I liked it enough to get out of bed, find a scrap of paper, and wait for the DJ to say which band it was...which I very very rarely do. It was Immaculate Machine. Aaaaand...turns out that this is Future!'s brother's band AND she designed the album cover! How weird/cool!
So now, here is the cover!
And the tape itself:
She also put in a white feather, which I thought was ultracute:)
Here's the track listing:
THE MAGENTIC FIELDS - I Don't Really Love You Anymore
THE FIERY FURNACES - Here Comes The Summer (There is another coincidence involved with this song but my lips are sealed!!)
PET SHOP BOYS - Left To My Own Devices
IMMACULATE MACHINE - Don't Leave Without Us
OF MONTREAL - Forecast Fascist Future
PAVEMENT - Range Life
SILVER JEWS - Smith & Jones Forever
LITTLE WINGS - Shredder Sequel
NEIL YOUNG - Revolution Blues
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS - The Best Ever Metal Band In Denton
FINAL FANTASY - This Is The Dream Of Win & Regine
THE SMITHS - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
STEELY DAN - My Old School
P:ANO - Leave With Me The Boy
DESTROYER - The Sublimation Hour
SHAPES&SIZES - Oh No, Oh Boy
JONI MITCHELL - This Flight Tonight
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS - Waking Up To You
THE ESSEX GREEN - The Late Great Cassiopia
FROG EYES - The Fence Feels It's Post
LEONARD COHEN - A Bunch Of Lonesome Heroes
JERK WITH A BOMB - Fine Health Is At Home
SUFJAN STEVENS - Chicago
THE IMPRESSIONS - The Young Mod's Forgotten Story
I am ending this post now, otherwise I will be going on and on and on about the awesomeness of this!