Saturday, February 19, 2011

Head Over Feet

I heard “Head Over Feet” by Alanis Morissette on the radio today.  I love that song.

I remembered that I had made a mix-tape years ago and that song was on it.  So when I got home I found the mix-tape and, sure enough, “Head Over Feet” is on it.

Other songs from my mix-tapes dated 10/95:

“Your Love is King” (Sade)
“Stir it Up” (Bob Marley)
“Trouble Me” (Natalie Merchant)
“Stage” (Live)
“Give it Away” (RHCP)
“Corduroy” (Pearl Jam)
“Polly” (Nirvana)
“Sabotage” (Beastie Boys)

I can honestly say I still love all of these songs.

In October of 1995 I was 21 years old and had graduated from Boston College the previous spring.  I was working full time for The Armenian Mirror-Spectator newspaper.  My mother had started to show signs of illness, but we had no idea the devastation that the coming year would bring.

But hearing Alanis sing today,

You are the bearer of unconditional things
You held your breath and the door for me
Thanks for your patience


I’ve never felt this healthy before
I’ve never wanted something rational
I am aware now

took me back to lighter, happier days.

OK, I’m getting off my shoebox now.


  1. Smart of you to have held on to that tape and those memories. Patoogner!

  2. Thanks, Nance. Now I just have to find a tape player to see if it still sounds okay!

  3. MIXED TAPES! I was part of that era! I used to put blank tapes in and record songs off the radio because my parents wouldnt buy me the music i liked ... so sneaky!

  4. Kathleen, I used to record songs off the radio, too, and then play them back a thousand times and record their lyrics!

  5. I miss mixed tapes!! and recording off of the radio! see I can feel old too! and great songs!

  6. Marmar - Sorry, I can't tell from your screen name who you are!!

  7. ah duh! sorry. its mary arpaj! : )

  8. Mary!!! All the way from China!! I'm honored!!