My Mix Tape

What's your favorite song? Or a song that holds meaning for you? KALW News has been asking these questions to people all around the Bay Area and here's what they've found.

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12:00am

Mon June 30, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Sara de la Mer" by Dave Easley

Judy Beck of San Francisco loves this Dave Easley track, especially because of the surprising yet serendipitous rooster crows and wind chimes that were worked into the song's final mix.

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12:00am

Thu June 19, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Water with the Wine" by Joan Armatrading

When Jewelle Gomez first heard Joan Armatrading's voice on the radio of a hired car, she was so struck by it, that she had to ask the driver to pull the car over.  

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12:00am

Thu June 12, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Regulate" by Warren G

This rap song was released when Oakland's Martin Schatz was in high school. He must have listened to it hundreds of times, without his parents finding out.

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12:00am

Sun June 1, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Effervescing Elephant" by Syd Barrett

Erica Peters of Mountain View still remembers this Syd Barrett track she would listen to as a teenager.

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1:55pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Valerie" by Amy Winehouse

From Amy Winehouse's warm vocals, to the lyrics focused on memories, listener Ava Kennedy thinks that Valerie is a soothing, calming tune. 

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