During the summer of 1991 I worked as a waitress and sometime hostess at a popular Italian restaurant. I had one of those obsessive teenage crushes on a guy I worked with; my raging hormones had morphed him into some sort of dark, sinewy, seductive hero, when really he was a directionless 29-year-old waiter who had just fathered a baby with his ex-girlfriend. My parents would eat at the restaurant often, and one day he spotted them drive up in my dad's new convertible. Soon he was asking me to take him for a ride in it. I decided to make a mix for the outing, a collection of music that I thought would impress him. Apparently it didn't work, since (thankfully) nothing happened between us after our drive. But I still like it.
Help Me :: Joni Mitchell
Talk About the Passion :: R.E.M.
See a Little Light :: Bob Mould
I Want You :: Bob Dylan
Wooden Ships :: Crosby, Stills & Nash
Fall on Me :: R.E.M.
Promises :: Eric Clapton
Be My Number Two :: Joe Jackson
Gypsy :: Suzanne Vega
Guinnevere :: Crosby, Stills, & Nash
To Lay Me Down :: Cowboy Junkies
Spirit in the Night :: Bruce Springsteen
Sweet Jane :: Velvet Underground
For You :: Bruce Springsteen
Sunspots :: Bob Mould
Let It Grow :: Eric Clapton
Skyway :: The Replacements
Breaking Us in Two :: Joe Jackson
Court and Spark :: Joni Mitchell
Cassidy :: Suzanne Vega
Ohio :: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Three Days :: Jane's Addiction