My Mix Tape

What's your favorite song? Or what's a song that holds meaning for you? KALW News has been asking these questions to every person interviewed, and here's what they've found.

Every time Redwood City resident Pat Bernard visits pianist Larry Martin, without fail, he'll begin to play this song. 

When San Francisco resident Sebastian Walker arrived in Haiti, shortly after a devastating earthquake in 2010, this song was playing over and over on the car radio.

"Let Down" by Radiohead

Jan 5, 2015

Noah Arroyo's usual music selections are much angrier, but this slow, Radiohead jam really moves him.

"Carey" by Joni Mitchell

Dec 29, 2014

"The wind is in from Africa..." are lyrics that bring tears to the eyes of San Francisco resident Melissa Rodgers.

Rene de Guzman chose this Magnetic Fields' anthem because of its powerful lyrics, and the overall story it tells about not wanting to let go of a memory.

"Der er et yndigt land"

Dec 15, 2014

For Danish resident, Sonia Bistrup, the nation's anthem is her favorite "unfavorite" song.

Berkeley musician Lyrics Born shares a special moment he experienced on his wedding day, that this Curtis Mayfield track served as the soundtrack for.

This Big K.R.I.T. song resonates with Oakland's Aundray Rodgers, because it serves as a daily reminder of his inspirational grandmother.

This is one of Sheri Shuster's favorite songs, because "It just stirs something inside of me."

"It's the first time I fell in love with music," says singer Thao Nguyen of one this Smokey Robinson hit. "It was my first example of the juxtaposition, the really happy upbeat melody, with darker, sad material."