happy valentine’s day

Warning: This post has very little to do with food!

This was the card I made for Cornelius this year. Our profiles in cameos. Cornelius is a bit shy about it tho…he doesn’t want anyone looking at his adam’s apple – plus when I took his picture, he made a funny pursed face cuz he doesn’t like his picture taken (heehee). The card he made me is equally beautiful.

For our wedding last June, we gave out 2 kinds of favours. One was a chinese take out container tied with a pretty ribbon (either chocolate brown, teal or cream) and filled with chocolate hand-dipped chinese fortune cookies made a few days before the wedding by us. The other favour was a cd of “romantic” (read: meaningful to us) songs in very pretty packaging done by yours truely. I wish I could post all the songs somewhere online so I could share the love, but I don’t have that much online space to give away. Here’s the track listing (plus notes!) so you can try to find them on your own…legally, of course!
1. Beginnings – Astrud Gilberto (C really wanted to use the original Chicago version, but I fought him hard as there was already enough ’70′s am radio songs on this mix).
2. The way I feel inside – The zombies
3. Since I met you baby – Ivory Joe Hunter (In the past, C had used another Ivory Joe Hunter song to woo me. It obviously worked).
4. You’re all I need to get by – Marvin Gaye (We walked down the aisle to this song!)
5. I second that emotion – Smokey Robinson (A classic, ’nuff said)
6. Love – Cinerama (C thought this song might be too “dirty” for his Mennonite relatives)
7. Magic – Pilot (C’s favorite romantic song ever!)
8. Love Grows – Edison Lighthouse (more ’70′s am classics)
9. The Whole of the Law – The Only Ones (C loved the Yo La Tengo version, I loved the original. I won)
10. Close to me – The Cure (this was a last minute addition. I wanted a Mirah song but this song worked better)
11. Such Great Heights – The Postal Service (we needed a bit of modern music!)
12. By Your Side – Sid Selvidge
13. Little Things – Bobby Goldsboro (this was on the Drugstore Cowboy soundtrack & we searched long and hard for this version since all we had was a tape cassette version).
14. Game of Love – Wayne Fontana
15. I need you – The Kinks
16. Love Wheel – Daniel Johnston
17. That’s a Pretty Good Love – Big Maybelle (‘sho ’nuff!)
18. Patio Song – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
19. You’re so good to me – The Beach Boys (best B.B. song ever)
20. Josie – Donovan (there was much debate as to which Donovan song would show up on this mix. Josie made the final cut)
21. I’ll be your mirror – Velvet Underground
22. You You You You You You – The 6ths (This was the song I wanted to walk down the aisle to, since this was another song that C wooed me with)
23. I’ll be true to you – Faye Adams
24. Skokiaan – Perez Prado (we needed something for the older folks and this is a goodie)
25. Funky Future Train – King Kong (I used to be a huge king kong fan – strange but true. This song never fails and its the most perfect ending, i think)

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6 comments to “happy valentine’s day”

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    Amy   February 14, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    Wow–definitely the most adventurous wedding CD I’ve ever seen! Someone just introduced me to Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci this last weekend. Am still absorbing.

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    Gina Louise   February 15, 2006 at 1:22 am

    “You you you you you” holds a place as one of my favorite songs ever (how corny that sounds). I never payed much attention to it on the album until I saw “Pieces of April,” and then I played it non-stop. Now I just hum along and try to convince the French of the glory that is Stephen Merritt.

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    Rorie   February 14, 2006 at 8:51 pm

    Oh, what gorgeous music! Ain’t love grand? Love the chocolate dipped fortune cookies!

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    Heather   February 15, 2006 at 8:11 am

    What a neat idea! I have often thought about handing out made CD’s at my non-exsistent wedding that feels like it will never happen.
    However our songs would have to be a bunch of sports songs because that it what we are into, it might not make the same impression. To each his own I guess.

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    susan   February 15, 2006 at 8:40 am

    that is a really cute card! do you have to use a computer program to do that? and great ideas with the wedding favors by the way. the dipped fortune cookies look so pretty!

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    kickpleat   February 15, 2006 at 9:52 am

    Thanks Amy! We definitely wanted a wedding cd that reflected us but wouldn’t scare away the older folks. And all the comments we received about it were totally positive.

    Rorie, thanks! Yes, love is totally awesome!! Wheeeeee :)

    Yup, it’s a great song, Gina Louise! I can’t believe the French haven’t fallen for Stephen Merritt…somehow, he seems tailor-made for French pallettes (or maybe that was Jerry Lewis). Hmmmm.

    Heather, make cds anyway & hand them out to friends. It’s the funnest!!

    I used Adobe’s Illustrator to trace a photograph. I was originally going to paint it, but I was running out of time.

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