Joanna Goddard and Alex Williams

Joanna Goddard and Alex Williams

When Alex and I were first dating, still nervous and full of butterflies, we thought it would be romantic to make music mixes for each other. So, we went home to our separate apartments, carefully chose songs and burned CDs (it was early 2007, after all). Then we swapped them, and they were a big hit. What is it about listening to songs chosen especially for you that feels so intoxicating?

Well, the other day, while cleaning out a desk, we found mine. It was fun to listen to the music ten years (and two children) later. Here are the songs I chose, if you’d like to see:

We couldn’t find Alex’s CD anywhere, but I remember he included I’ll Be Your Mirror (The Velvet Underground and Nico), which ended up being our first dance song :)

What songs do you like to make out to? What else are you listening to these days? I’d love to hear…

P.S. Scheduling sex, and how do you know your partner is the one?