Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Kosher Whine Wedding Mix

A couple of weeks ago KosherCook and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. In classic Kosher Whine style, we were both sick and missed our big date night out.

At least we exchanged gifts. And I do mean it was the absolute least either of us could have done. I decided to carry on the tradition KosherCook started last year
and bought his gifts at CVS: chocolates and a sodoku magazine.

He chose a more subtle gift. So subtle that I didn't even notice it until he told me about it.

I called him from work during the day and he asked if I liked my gift. Uh, what gift?

Apparently he had sneaked out to the car in the middle of the night and left a mix tape in my stereo. I had gotten into my car that morning, turned on my radio, saw that a tape was in the tape player and promptly took it out assuming KosherCook had used the car and left it in there.

Well, it was actually very sweet and romantic and I missed it. It was the mix tape that KosherCook had recorded the night before our wedding to play during our reception when the band went on breaks.

In his younger days KosherCook had been a DJ for a college radio station, so the tape ranged from obscure hilarious B side singles from his childhood (inside jokes with his family that I was let in on) to songs about love and marriage. Much of it sounds like what you would get if you knocked together the heads of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, and Elvis Costello, and then took whatever spilled out and sprinkled it over Broadway.

I love it. And I decided it would be fun to share it with all of you.

I created a playlist of all the songs I could find online. Unfortunately some of KosherCook's choices were so obscure there was no digital download available for them. And I couldn't always find the song sung by the same person as on the mix tape, but I think you will get the idea.

You can listen to the Official Kosher Whine Wedding Mix here. Enjoy!

PS - If you are dying to see the wacky tracks that weren't available digitally, feel free to email me and I'll send you the complete list of what was on the tape.

1 comment:

  1. Simple sweetness...gotta' love it. What a thoughtful man! Happy, happy anniversary...and hope you're both feeling better soon!



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