I MADE YOU A TAPE
“A mix tape?” Carlos asks, hands cupping the oddly heavy, bright blue egg. “It, um. Cecil, I think this is a robin’s egg.” Cecil huffs.
“Well, obviously. Folks in Night Vale stopped using actual cassette tapes in the eighties, Carlos. So old fashioned. Here, let me show you.” Cecil places his hands over Carlos’s, and presses down, cracking the egg. Instantly, the air is full of song. Carlos laughs.
“You made me a tape,” he says, his voice full of wonder.
[ listen ]
01. oh, boy! - buddy holly | 02. zing! went the strings of my heart - frank sinatra | 03. when my boy walks down the street - the magnetic fields | 04. then he kissed me - the crystals | 05. call me maybe - fun. | 06. stand by me - ben e. king | 07. you and me and the moon - this is ivy league | 08. mister sandman - emmylou harris | 09. earth angel - death cab for cutie | 10. can’t help falling in love - fleet foxes | 11. dearest - the brunettes