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6.12.2011

MY MIXTAPE ARCHIVES 1994-2000

My sister went to school in Olympia. Yeah, I said it. Leslie is 12 years older than me, and I looked up to her when I was younger. I still do. I would write her letters all the time and mail her care packages with photos and mix tapes.

I remember the first time I ever heard Heavens to Betsy, Bikini Kill, and Bratmobile. It was 1994, and I was 13. Leslie was visiting from her liberal arts school and brought with her some records from Kill Rock Stars that she thought I would like. I immediately fell in love with the sound. Kathleen Hanna was a god. It was exactly what I needed as an anghsty teenage girl trapped in the suburbs and stuck in catholic school for a few more years. I felt so full of rage. It was comforting to know I wasn't alone. It was empowering to hear girls out there making music. I dreamed of making music. Or singing on a stage in front of a huge audience. I used to tell people I wanted to be a rock star when I grew up.

Kathleen Hanna's autograph from Leslie's garage sale on Capitol Way in Olympia. - July 1997

Music has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember. My five year old self would listen to this mix I had with Madonna, Tiffany, Miami Sound Machine, and Janet Jackson on it. I would practice lip synching to Jimmy Jimmy on My First Sony so I could perform for Leslie in the living room. I would set up chairs and sing into my fake microphone. 

This is for Leslie. Thank you for showing me there was a world outside of the one that I was stuck in. Thank you for nurturing my dreams and aspirations. I love you.

Below are a some of the mix tapes I sent to Leslie while she studied at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, and a few that I sent to her when she moved to Chicago. This collection of mixtape art and track lists is from my correspondence to Leslie between 1994 & 2000...



  
1997 What are you going to be? 
*Mix made from my 7” collection.

- - - - - SIDE ONE - - - - -
Buck UN CUERPO EXQUISITO
Teachers UN CUERPO EXQUISITO
Alabama Song UN CUERPO EXQUISITO
Tiny Girls UN CUERPO EXQUISITO
I Love You a Lot SLANT 6
Rebel Rebel Bat Cat SLANT 6
We’re Having a Baby THE MAKE UP
This is…Young Vulgarians THE MAKE UP
Steppin’ on Bugs HUGGYBEAR
Limit 2 Surf HUGGYBEAR
Tuff Lovin’ HUGGYBEAR
- - - - - SIDE TWO - - - - -
She No Rattle My Cage GIRL TROUBLE
Riverbed GIRL TROUBLE
Jesus Almost Got Me ANITA LANE
Blume ANITA LANE
The World’s A Girl ANITA LANE
If I Die ANITA LANE
The Town Idiot KICKING GIANT (FEAT. SUE P. FOX)
She’s Real KICKING GIANT


2000 The Need The Need is Dead b/w Mocket Pro Forma

1998 Cat Power Myra Lee b/w What Would the Community Think?


1996 Heyday 
*a bunch of songs taken from A Slice of Lemon 
released on KRS & Lookout! 

- - - - - SIDE ONE - - - - -
Good Girl SUTURE
Falling SUTURE
Pretty is SUTURE
Friggin’ in the Riggin’ SEX PISTOLS
Something Else SEX PISTOLS
Pretty Vacant SEX PISTOLS
No Fun SEX PISTOLS
Revolution in the Classroom SEX PISTOLS
Schools are Prisons SEX PISTOLS
I’m Fat WEEN
I’m Fat (Again) WEEN
Kiss n Ride BRATMOBILE
No You Don’t BRATMOBILE
Queenie BRATMOBILE
The Letter SLEATER KINNEY
More Than a Feeling SLEATER KINNEY
Generate! SOME VELVET SIDEWALK
- - - - - SIDE TWO - - - - -
Lezbophobia TRIBE 8
Easy Virtue TRIBE 8
Supreme Nothing TIGER TRAP
Nutritious Treat GODHEADSILO
Fuck Kitty THE FRUMPIES
Nights x Nine SLANT 6
Gauze KARP
Camden Town Rain MARY LOU LORD
Carnt Kiss HUGGYBEAR
Has Been HERION
Bunnies PANSY DIVISION
Omnivore NIKKI McCLURE
Water Cuts My Hands MECCA NORMAL
Come On CALAMITY JANE
Sony Radio GETAWAY CAR
Other’s Little Helper CHEESECAKE
Crazy Glue THE THIRD SEX
Bella THE THIRD SEX
Sorry Yer Band Sux COLD COLD HEARTS
Broken Teeth COLD COLD HEARTS


 1994 Huggybear Mix
*a bunch of songs taken from these releases: 
Main Squeeze, Taking the Rough with the Smooch, and Our Troubled Youth


1998 The Story of Living Happily Ever After
*a dubbed copy of Cha Cha Cabaret released by KRS 
and KAOS Theory released by KAOS Radio 89.3FM in Olympia

1998 Kicking Giant Alien I.D. b/w Some Velvet Sidewalk Generate! b/w The Softies S/T



1998 Birthday Mix

- - - - - SIDE ONE - - - - -
Deliberate Indifference THE FRUMPIES
Big Big Lights SLEATER KINNEY
Scabies CYPHER IN THE SNOW
Tiny Girl UN CUERPO EXQUISITO
I Love You A Lot SLANT 6
Bait and Switch EMILY’S SASSY LIME
Schizaphrenia’s Got Me Down CAT POWER
96 Needles THE NEED
Funny Face KICKING GIANT
(untitled?) QUASI
He Walked By Night COMET GAIN
Breaking in a Brand New Broken Heart SARAH DOUGHER
Western Union Desperate MARYLOU LORD
Begin at the Beginning BONFIRE MADIGAN
Whatever Johnny Wantes RED AUNTS
Surf Song SLEATER KINNEY
Tuff Lovin’ HUGGYBEAR
Form Fitting STA PREST
(untitled?) RED MONKEY
Intertube Tomorrow THE FRUMPIES

 - - - - - SIDE TWO - - - - -
Your Mother Wants to Know SCRAWL
Sitting on Top of the World THE HANGOVERS
Teachers UN CUERPO EXQUISITO
We’re Having a Baby THE MAKE UP
Held Down GOD IS MY CO-PILOT
Show Me KICKING GIANT
(untitled?) QUASI
Disappearing Lessons COURTNEY LOVE
Militia CYPHER IN THE SNOW
Any Resemblance to Persons Living or Dead is Purely Coincidental COLD COLD HEARTS
Crown THE NEED
Second False Start BONFIRE MADIGAN
Fire Starter LYNC
Carson EXCUSE 17
Paco RED AUNTS



1999 A Million Miles From Nowhere  
*songs taken from Mocket Fanfare, The Make Up Destination: Love, Deep Lust (S/T), 
The Vogue (S/T 7"), and The Cranium (split 7” w/The Make Up)

1997 International Hip Swing Compilation (dubbed for Leslie in 1997, released in 1993)

1997 International Hip Swing Compilation (cont’d) b/w Throw the Yo-Yo Studio Compilation

1997 Throw the Yo-Yo Studio Compilation (dubbed for Leslie in 1997, released in 1992)

1997 Throw the Yo-Yo Studio Compilation (cont’d) b/w KAOS Theory