In high school, I was obsessed with making mixtapes – for friends, for crushes, even eventually for strangers over the internet (artofthemix.org, anyone?). In college, I had a show on the campus radio station, where I could share songs I loved with a (slightly) wider audience. But after that…nothing. I’ve basically spent the last 10 years suggesting songs here and there, but my love of mixes has mostly been for me. Not anymore! Twice monthly, I’m going to post a mix here on FR – themed, random songs, single artist, who knows!
For my first installment, I obviously went for the ladies first theme: songs performed/authored by women. This mix includes the best single-maker in pop music right now, Ariana Grande, the sexy funk of The Internet, a live Karen O track, and a 16-minute finale from Iowa-born Karen Gwyer. Enjoy!