Ok, so I'm taking off soon to spend the weekend with a couple of my best gal pals in the whole wide world for some much-needed decompression. I fully intend not to blog this weekend, but I have a project for everyone to work on in my absense (if it takes longer than the weekend, that's fine).
Remember The Modern Gal's musical mission? That thing turned out so awesome, that I've been determined to make it an annual event.
Well, scratch that. It may be a biannual thing, because I've decided it's time for a new CD: a Modern Breakup Therapy CD.
We've all been through really, really sucky breakups, and I'm sure we've all turned to music in our time of pain. Unfortunately, this week I've had a poor selection of good breakup music available in my car so I've been stuck on a CD of really, really bad 70s music from the Modern Dad (we're talking the Carpenters, people -- possibly good for a breakup but NOT for my street cred).
There are two classifications of breakup music. The first is the obvious mopey music -- music that sounds like you feel. Something to listen to when you need to wallow a bit (and we all know a bit of wallowing is important in these situations). The second is kick-ass music. Music that will quite literally kick your ass hard enough to get you off the couch when you need to pull it together.
So my NEW musical mission for you is to suggest up to two songs -- one of each kind of breakup music -- to be included on the Modern Breakup Therapy CD(s).
For reference, here are some songs I've pulled out after every bad breakup I've gone through:
1. "Never is a Promise" by Fiona Apple and pretty much the entire Fiona Apple Tidal album. I'll likely be listening to it on the drive to South Carolina. (You get a little bit of wallow and a little bit of kick-ass all on one album).
2. "If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot. Ok, yes. We've established many times here that my music taste is bad. It's classic 70s singer-songwriter, but the lyrics are so painfully poetic that they can make my heart hurt even when I'm at my happiest.
3. "There You Go" by Pink. This song came out right at the time that I ultimately brokeup with my high school boyfriend, and I totally had it on repeat in my car. Pink could totally kick my ass and everyone else's.
Ok, Modern Friends. Get to work! I'll catch you on the flip side of this weekend.