Thursday, 8 August 2013


If Ben Kweller's Thirteen had been around when I was a youth this achingly beautiful song would have found its way on to every mix tape I ever did for a girl. Now, as a middle aged man, I find myself including it on compilation CDs and Spotify playlists for other middle aged men. No matter, that doesn't stop it from being an achingly beautiful song. If only I was still a flirt.



  1. I miss the days of flirty mix tapes too... My now husband put the Clash's 1-2 Crush On You, unlisted and right at the end of some other stuff he'd taped for me, before we were even going out with each other. Aww, I'll never forget how I felt when it came on!

  2. My 'hidden' track of choice on compilation tapes was 'Love You More' by Buzzcocks, cooler and more hard-edged than it's regular predecessor in my pointless attempts at flirtation, 'I Really Love You Babe' by T.Rex.