As a mentioned in an earlier post, several years ago I unknowingly started the tradition of making my mom a mix CD every Mother’s Day. She demands a new one every May, and sometimes in January–feigning forgetfulness to the fact that the CD corresponds to Mother’s Day, not Mother’s Birthday.

My musical selection for each album is not adherent to any particular theme. Aside from trying to steer clear of the death metal and whatnot, I basically just comb my music library for some new (to Mama, anyway) songs and artists she might fancy, with the philosophy of: “if it’s good enough for Mama, it’s good enough for the rest of us.”

1.  “Your Shining Eyes” — Biel Ballester Trio
2.  “Eli, The Barrow Boy” — The Decemberists
3.  “As Much as You Lead” — Lex Land
4.  “I Could Be Nothing” — Great Lake Swimmers
5.  “You Found Me” — The Fray
6.  “Wolf Like Me” — TV on the Radio
7.  “Bottle It Up” — Sara Bareilles
8.  “An Ocean and a Rock” — Lisa Hannigan
9.  “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” — Iron & Wine
10.  “Sweet Pea” — Amos Lee
11.  “Granada” — Emilio de Benito

Mama with her beloved, misbehaving dogs

Mama with her beloved, misbehaving dogs

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