Monday, February 27, 2012

Birthday Music #9: Tim

Name: Tim (aka @tfrommer)

Girls Rock Camp Donation Tally: $55

Relationship: Tim is a friend of mine who lives in Seattle. We've known each other for a few years now — four?

How Did We Meet: Tim worked at DDB, but left before I joined the staff. We met online first — through friends we have in common — but the first time we hung out was at Collins Pub near Pioneer Square.

Something about Tim: Tim and I went to see a show together at the Seattle Museum of Art one weekend when I was stuck in Seattle — before I moved here and was, foolishly, flying back to D.C. to live in my shitty apartment, where my view was the sad girl who lived across the courtyard and not the Olympic Mountains and the Ballard Bridge. But that's about me, huh? And I can't even remember the show we saw. But I do remember being more interested in talking to Tim than the art. LOOKING AT the art, not talking to it. That would have been weird.

Tim's Playlist: Five songs each: 1) Boys, 2) Girls and 3) Boys and Girls. Tempted to give up on the idea that I'm going to be able to pick my favorites and just share the whole damn playlist with you. Lots of singing along and seat dancing — while speeding down the highway. Consider avoiding the Seattle streets for a while.

Delivery: Tim dropped off his CD at Oliver's Twist on a Saturday before they opened; slid it through the door and then followed up to make sure I got it. I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of the Jenny Toomey/Tsunami lyric featured on the front of the CD: "It's a man's luck to get to play strong but be weak; it's a woman's lot, I've got to play weak but be stronger."

Favorite Boys: "Who Taught You to Live Like That?," Sloan and "Beautiful Night," Casey Neill

Favorite Girls: "Stolen Car," Beth Orton and "Red Orange Green," Emma Pollock

Alison's Birthday Music
c/o Oliver's Twist
6822 Greenwood Avenue
Seattle WA 98103

Remember, for every playlist I receive this month, I am making a $5 donation to Girls Rock Camp.

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