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.

For Luis Sanroman, this Skrillex track was the perfect cure from non-stop distractions.

"Grenade" by Bruno Mars

Mar 1, 2014

Yuging Kuang of San Franciso chose this Bruno Mars' title track because of the love story it conveys, and the lesson to be learned from it.

Sam Stander's life began with this song, and you can even hear it on his family's outgoing voicemail message.

"I'm Sensitive" by Jewel

Feb 10, 2014

Maya Litauer first heard Jewel's song as a young adult -- as a shy, self-conscious girl, she found affirmation from the song's message. It gave her the self confidence to feel comfortable in her own skin. 

For Hannah Lew of San Francisco, this song proved the perfect soundtrack to one of her favorite stories by Italo Calvino.  

Judith Seeger, from Mountain View, made mix tapes for almost 40 years, starting in the late '60s. She always filled the remaining few seconds of the cassettes with Jefferson Airplane's "Embryonic Journey." 

Raven Mahon, from the San Francisco band Grass Widow, has a special love for "Holiday Road." Her attachment to the Lindsey Buckingham tune began with a VHS from her childhood.

"That's the Way of the World" is the song that sends listener Mark Decena right back to the night of his first slow dance.

"Time" by Pink Floyd

Dec 29, 2013

For listener Justin Hill, Pink Floyd's track "Time" holds an emotional and physical weight. Not only are the lyrics impactful, but the guitar solo can make the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end.

"What is Hip" is the type of song that reminds Don Reed to ask himself, "Are you being yourself? Are you being authentic?" Plus, he also digs its poppin' 70s horn section.