Photo ganked from theocmd.
Nadya, you’re not reading this, are you?
DON’T LOOK. You go ‘way now.
DOOD SRSLY. AVERT THINE EYES.
Gawdangit, are you still reading this?
Ooo, look! An animated cat gif!
(Is she gone?)
The Bambinator‘s birthday is coming up quick! In five days, on 11/28, my beloved surrogate baby sis and Coilboss finally turns 29 years old. 28 was a crazy fucking year for Nadya. As she puts it, “a year of leveling up and unlocking all sorts of achievements”. Very true. The girl’s on fire. Although, frankly, Mister Shankly, it’s been a year of profound loss, stress, and hardship for her, too. (Not that she’s dwelling on it. But… yeah.)
One simple comfort that’s helped her battle through da poopz: listening to music.
Mix Tapes by Jo James. Be sure to visit her wonderful shop!
This year, Nadya has just one birthday wish: to expand her sonic horizons. She just sent out an email asking a bunch of her friends –old and new, all of whom have an excellent taste in music– for one simple birthday present: a virtual mix tape. “Music has always been hugely important to me, and there’s something special about music bestowed upon you by friends.”
As soon as I got that email, I knew I needed to extend the invitation to our core readership. Y’all have badass taste in tunes, and we’re all friends here.
Want to aurally pleasure da’ Lev? Post your Coilbus Driver playlists here. You can go one further and upload actual mixes to Soundcloud / 8Tracks / Libsyn / wherever, and tell us where to find ’em. Links to .zip files would work just fine, too. There are some basic parameters in place: she has specifically requesting mix tape-length playlists: 8-12 songs. “No less than 7, no more than 14.”
Nadya Lev: Too Hot For Pants™ since 1982. Photo by Audrey Penven.
She loves all kinds of music. Stompy stuff and grrrly stuff, danceypants and ambient, acoustic and electronica, goofy or goth or emo, melancholy or jubilant. You really can’t go wrong. So let ‘er rip!
Be sure to type out your full lists of songs below, so we can all enjoy each other’s mixes!