“Let me show you baby, I’m a talented boy.”
First off: This is not a Valentine’s Day Mixtape!
THIS IS THE STORY OF A LIFE IN LOVE, TOLD BY MUSIC!
THIS IS ATD21!
THIS IS LOVE LIFE!
Yes, I stayed up all night again, recording three and a half songs, countless mashups and remixes, , drinking Pepsi and JD and braving the madness that comes from not sleeping, to craft you this beautiful pink piece of High Concept… Travel with me, from the cradle to the grave, in a life of loving and, when favour intervenes, being loved too. This thing runs deep like a abyss.
A big thank you to Lee Smilex for the bass on The Saturday Boy and Optimax for the guitar on Brickbat. The call was answered! Music was transferred from miles away via thin air! J’adore Abite Dons Le Future!
I dedicate this to Charlotte, the love of my life, and to you, dear readerlistener, without whom there would be none of this. How ace are we? Making Love… out of nothing at all.
Word to Jim Steinman. Pow! Right, it’s time for me to do something romantic, like The Hoovering. Love has driven weaker men to stranger acts. And its still got along way to drive me. Anyway. I hope you enjoy this thing.
ATD21: Love Life
Tracklisting:Akira The Don – LoveAkira The Don – The Saturday Boy ft Billy BraggDion & The Belmonts – A Teenager In LoveAkira The Don – Burgerdate ft Dion & The BelmontsSlick Rick – A Teenage LoveB.o.B. – 16 Teen ft T-PainAkira The Don – Growing Pains ft Bob Dylan, Babybird & Sebastian BachAkira The Don – Delusions Of Granddad ft Extreme, De La Soul & LL Cool JAkira The Don – To Err ft The Human LeagueBelle & Sebastian – MayflyThe Smiths – AskUsher – Love In This ClubAndrew W.K. – Let’s Go On A DateBill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – I’ve Had (The Time Of My Life)Jilted John – Going SteadyJilted John – Jilted JohnPulp – StacksBabybird – If You’ll Be MineAkira The Don – Fools Rush In ft Babybird, Tom Waits, E, The Divine ComedyAkira The Don – Fools Rushing ft My Chemical Romance, Clipse, Babybird & Busta RhymesBonnie Tyler & Jim Steinman – Making Love Out Of Nothing At All (Akira The Don Remix)Envy – The Best You Ever HadGhostface Killah – Never Be The Same AgainAkira The Don – Plenty More Fish In The Sea Etc ft Roxette & Super Furry AnimalsPheonix – If I Ever Feel BetterBjork – It’s Oh So Quiet (Live At Taratata 117)Tom Waits – Bend Down The BranchesDead Prez – Mind SexPrince Get offAkira The Don – Solidify You Love ft Ashford & Simpson, yeah yeahs Yeahs, Queen & Joey2TitsAkira The Don – Babydoll (Snippet)Firehouse – Finally Found The Love Of A LifetimeAkira The Don – Brickbat