He reads Anna Karenina - I read Harry Potter. He plays keyboard and guitar in a real band - I'm up to medium guitar in rock band - He's working towards his PhD in sociology - I am absolutely fine with my BFA. He has lots of rips in his jeans - I patch them up with scraps from my fabric arsenal.
We meet in 1999 through a (victory records) patch sewn on my satchel and our foundation was laid with a mix tape, from him to me, which lead my musical tastes from NOFX and Less Than Jake to Damien Jurado and Jets to Brazil. (Those of you who do not recognize these band names; think chef boyardee to penne ala arrabiata. Music has always played a part in our relationship (pun). Through many mixed tapes and CDs, going to shows, sitting on the floor listening to records - talented musicians could better explain how we felt about one another. One year for our birthdays (which are in the same month) I got him piano lessons and he got me drum lessons. How cute is that?!
My better half, Thurston, and I are both artists in our own right. And while his dream is for us to be in a band and write music together the next best thing is for us to make mixed CDs together for our friends and family. I design the album artwork while he compiles a list of 30 or so songs (2 or 3 that are from me) and together we carve out a CD that has a fluid musical theme.
The first one was our 2007 Wintry Mix Vol. 1
and the second which was just last week, was Adios to the Lovelace Tres, which was a goodbye gift for our friends trading NC for TX.
So let us know if you want to be on our list to receive Wintry Mix Vol. 2, because it's in the works and you know it was made with love. (back orders also available: )