Monthly Mixtape (Birthday Candles and Rosé)

Hellooooo, August!

And welcome to your second overdose of Bev’s music obsessions, AKA: another round of my favoritest songs, AKA: it’s my birthday month so I’m basically the queen of life, AKA: why did I just speak in third person a few seconds ago?

Monthly Mixtape (Birthday Candles and Rosé) / Bev Cooks

I always love this time of year, which is completely insane because it feels like the sun is giving the earth an enormous wet willy. But to me, August always feels like the great summer wind-down month. Beach vacations are but a vague, blurry memory. New previews for TV fall show lineups are starting to fill ad spots on the tele. It’s back to SCHOOL!

I can honestly say I cannot wait until the babies start school. That delicious woody smell of a brand new pack of #2 pencils, are you kidding? Starchy, crisp notebooks, the familiar ting of your favorite Annie metal lunchbox, a good old Trapper Keeper. Yas. Cannot wait. Wait, are you grossed out that I said “tele” up there? Good.

So anyway, this mix. I made this mix specifically in mind for this time of year. This wind-down month. It’s a teeny bit more chill than the last one. Slightly drony here and there. Vibey. But don’t worry, it’s still definitely peppered with some ROCK. (all caps apparently necessary) It builds and swells in places, relaxes in other, ending with my a.l.l.t.i.m.e. favorite song. No song will ever compare to the perfection of this classical musical masterpiece. It has always been, and will always remain number one for me. And that is Debussy’s Claire De Lune. Ahhhh. Can we just take a moment? No? Wow, okay.

This mix is meant to be listened to as you savor the last of these laaaazy summuh days, baes. (<–rhyming is cool) Listen to it in the evening as you dine outside, noticing the sun’s hitting the hay a kiss earlier than a week before. Listen to it as you and your lovies linger under the moonlight and refill that last glass of rosé, as the cicadas fill the sky with their rhythmic, buzzing chorus. Shoot, listen to it right now. It’s my birthday month, so you have to do what I say.

Just kidding! I’m not really that bossy. (don’t confirm this with Aaron)

I present to you, The “Birthday Candles and Rosé” Mix.

I have no idea about all this dead space, so just look the other way.

And please let me know if this doesn’t work because I’m not exactly known for my impressive technical savvy abilities.

Of course you can always just click the link below if you want to listen later! Or if that first method didn’t work. Hope you enjoy!

The “Birthday Candles and Rosé” Mix

Okay, bye. xx.

(here’s last month’s mix!)

, ,

19 Responses to Monthly Mixtape (Birthday Candles and Rosé)

  1. Leslie August 3, 2015 at 8:47 am #
    Aaah, fellow Leo! Mine's the 9th, when's your's? Enjoying the mixtape...LOVE Spoon and the Shins. Thank you for sharing your tunes :)
  2. Randi johnson August 3, 2015 at 9:01 am #
    I don't see any New Tragedies on your list, what gives?
  3. Tom @ Raise Your Garden August 3, 2015 at 9:03 am #
    My wife always plays Claire de Lune on the piano, it's actually her best piece! Happy Birthday! Looks like a fun mix, I used to make mixed tapes for my wife when we were dating, she loved it!
  4. Lindsey August 3, 2015 at 9:44 am #
    yaaaassssss i have been compulsively checking your blog for a new mix tape because i've listened to the last one about 100000000000000 times. THANK YOU!
    • Bev Weidner August 3, 2015 at 11:49 am #
      Oh I'm so glad you loved the first one!!
  5. jessica August 3, 2015 at 9:46 am #
    we are music soul sisters. not just bc there's an MXPX tape in there, either, but that didn't hurt.
  6. Michelle August 3, 2015 at 11:09 am #
    YES. I knew I loved you, but there's no truer test of a person than what they listen to. Rivers and Roads is the one song that just getttts me every darn time. Clair de Lune is just the best. I've been trying to master it on the piano for years.
  7. emily jean August 3, 2015 at 5:44 pm #
    goooooooooood one.
  8. Maureen August 3, 2015 at 8:13 pm #
    I'm not sure what I love more...the awesomely fabulous music on this playlist or the name? Damn, I wish I had an August birthday. I would play this all month with a glass of rosé in hand. Wait. I think I will do it anyway. And wish you the happiest of birthdays all month long! Cheers, Bev!
  9. Brian @ A Thought For Food August 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm #
    I like the way you think. It's not a birthday (singular) or week. It should be a whole month of celebrating. Treat yo self, girl! I can't wait to listen to every one of these songs! Love that Spoon song. :-)
  10. Kylie Tubero August 12, 2015 at 7:53 pm #
    OOooooohhhmygod my life is complete! You post Spotify playlists now?! And they include Spoon, Zeppelin AND the Shins? #LifeComplete
  11. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob October 4, 2015 at 7:16 pm #
    Loved this mix! Didn't know most of the songs (which is the best part). Had a hard time picking only 2 favorites but am picking Do You and Sweet Disaster. This is fun! I'm totally geeking out over Monthly Mixtape :-P
    • Bev Weidner October 5, 2015 at 7:50 am #
      I'm so so glad you're loving the mixes!! Two more to go. ;)


  1. Monthly Mixtape (Crunchy Bangs and Flannel) - Bev Cooks - September 1, 2015 […] The “Birthday Candles and Rosé” Mix […]
  2. Monthly Mixtape: Trick-or-Treat, Smell-My-Feet - Bev Cooks - October 1, 2015 […] the “Birthday Candles and Rosé” mix […]
  3. Monthly Mixtape: Couple Skate - Bev Cooks - February 2, 2016 […] the “Birthday Candles and Rosé” mix […]
  4. Monthly Mixtape: It's Like We're in a Scene from Parenthood - Bev Cooks - May 3, 2016 […] the “Birthday Candles and Rosé” mix […]
  5. Monthly Mixtape: Powder Room and Power Chord | Bev Cooks - August 1, 2017 […] This time TWO YEARS ago. […]

Leave a Reply