I’ve been importing mix cds lately. Back before the iPod, I was big into the mix CD. Slowly but surely I want to import the spoils of my collection onto my computer, under “The Mix Sessions.” It’s good to recycle music every now and then, see how things change meaning over the years.

My ear is more developed now than it was when I was 14, so some of this stuff sounds terrible and some sounds brand new. And some is still just okay. Lots of the lyrics still ring with me though. I forgot how much I liked early Death Cab, like Coney Island and Little Furry Bugs, and some tracks off of Elliott Smith’s “Either/Or” that I forgot about.

But there are some good finds in there! They’re all decorated with Sharpies and doodles and stuff. Unfortunately, the CD quality is a bit destroyed in some cases. Damn my adolescent carelessness!

Always liked this song, though.

I can be anything
That you want me to be
A punching bag
A piece of string
That reminds you not to think
They found the note
down in your car
It’s not your fault it gets this hard
Hold your head high
Don’t look down
I’m by your side
I won’t back down
You wanted a hero tonight
Well I’m not made of steel
But your secret’s safe with me
I can be anything
That you want me to be
A holy cross
Some sympathy
That reminds you how to bleed
They found the note down
in your car
You climbed up here to fall apart
They knock you down
I’ll pick you up
They laugh at you
I’ll shut them up

-Our Lady Peace, Made of Steel