My kid sister recently bought a used car. Even though it’s a 2005 model, it came factory equipped with a tape player. The first time she took me for a drive, we started reminiscing about mixtapes. As it turns out, we both had sort of forgotten about them, and the more we talked, the more we both realized how much we’d been missing during our CD years.
Sure you could buy flowers or do some clicking to make a mix CD, but so much effort goes into making a mixtape that it’s truly an expression of love. Unless you’re a masochist or a technophobe, you wouldn’t make a mixtape for just anyone. Show your mother or your sweetheart that you’re willing to go the extra mile and sweat it out over a tape deck.
Bring your wife flowers, today. Yes, that seems like a small gesture when she’s recently told you that she’s no longer in love with you, but it’s an important first step. Cook her favorite dinner one evening when you get a chance. Arrange a day for the two of you to do the things she loves whether that’s shopping or hiking. Your goal here is to make her feel that you love her more than anyone and you’ll do anything to make her happy.
Metal music, up until this time, had only one sound. The eighties changed all of that. Several catagories grew from the “metal” sound and expanded the music to video and radio. Air play was almost unheard of for a metal group, but the introduction of “glam metal” made such a monumental change in radio that it completely captivated the airways. Metal ballads became all the rage and in perspective, a great compromise for dating couples. Guys were cool for having a “Cinderella” tape in their car and their girlfriends were still able to rap beats while on a date. Bands like “Dokken”, “Whitesnake” and “Poison” were all famous for their ballads and many children were conceived while playing these famous classics.
The task was accomplished with such perfection that the nine songs are often mistaken for one long track and even played that way on AOR (Album Oriented Rock) stations.
It has made a tremendous difference in my life. That was several years ago. I must say I am such or more positive person today then that one driving to work with white knuckles ever was. The results have been wonderful. I have bad moments not bad days today. I could stay in a funk for weeks before. Now I rarely feel down and it is rarely for longer then a few hours. I just went through the worst year of my life. Yet I can not remember staying down for longer then that in the entire past year. I lost my, job, my mom, my home (I work very hard for), and moved across the country all in less then 7 months. Yet my disposition is still as sunny as can be.
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk. Take the risk. It always enriches your life, no matter what the outcome.Let me affirm here that you are lucky if you have found someone who can bring you joy in this callous world, and in the face of all the horrors of living. You are most lucky indeed, if you can Love.