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AbsolutePlaylist: "No Matter Where You Are: The Wedding Day...

Posted by - 06:30 AM on 07/11/14
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. It's the beginning of a special weekend for me: I'll be getting married tomorrow afternoon, to the girl of my dreams. This playlist was made to reflect all of the excitement and emotion of the biggest day of my life.
 
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06:30 AM on 07/11/14
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Craig Manning
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"No Matter Where You Are: The Wedding Day Mix"
Click here to listen on Spotify!



1. David Ford - Song for the Road
2. Us - No Matter Where You Are
3. Augustana - Alive
4. Goo Goo Dolls - Come to Me
5. Twin Forks - Something We Just Know
6. Billy Walsh - Gentle Heart*
7. Michelle Featherstone & Josh Kelley - We Are Man and Wife
8. Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
9. Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney And Ben Colemen - How Long Will I Love You
10. Stolen Silver - Prefontaine
11. Ingrid Michaelson - You Got Me
12. Kina Grannis - Write it in the Sky
13. The Alternate Routes - Nothing More
14. Matchbox Twenty - Overjoyed
15. Chad Perrone - Breathe**
16. Matt Hires - When I Was Young
17. The Walkmen - Heaven


Four years ago, this past Wednesday, my girlfriend Jillian and I officially began our relationship. We had been friends for years and acquaintances before that, fellow students a year apart in high school.

Tomorrow, I'm going to marry her.

For me, this journey - of falling in love and of getting to know another person as well as I know myself - has been consistently soundtracked by classic love songs and new records alike. Since July 2010, we've traded who-knows-how-many-mixtapes, accounting for 824 songs and five gigabytes of hard drive space on my computer. These songs have captured every stage of our story, from the early "smitten summer love" days, to the long drives we each completed almost weekly to make a long distance relationship work, all the way to moving in together and moving up to face the real world at the same time.

The 17 songs above constitute the latest of these mixtapes. They are the songs that have been playing through my Macbook speakers, my car stereo, and my mind as I've approached the biggest day of my life. My brilliant bride-to-be will get the mix on CD tomorrow, but in the meantime, here's a sneak peak for everyone else.

*Billy Walsh's "Gentle Heart" is available on Spotify, but not Rdio.
**Chad Perrone's "Breathe" is evidently not supported on any music streaming service on the internet. Listen to it here, because it's a perfect song.
06:35 AM on 07/11/14
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aquabayside
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Congrats man, that's amazing.
06:36 AM on 07/11/14
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Cody Nelson
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Hey, this is fantastic, Craig. Super happy for you, tomorrow's gonna be a hell of a day. Can't wait to dig through this mix today as well. I'm in a relationship that's quite a bit younger than yours, but I bet I can still wring some use out of at least a couple of these tracks.
07:16 AM on 07/11/14
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Congratulations,, buddy. Looking forward to giving this mix some time.
One of my favorite authors, John Scalzi, put up a blog a few years ago. It is filled with advice for newly married gays and lesbians. It is all applicable here, as well.
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2004/05/1...-and-lesbians/
07:35 AM on 07/11/14
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fantastic! congrats!
07:46 AM on 07/11/14
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Craig Manning
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Congrats man, that's amazing.

Hey, this is fantastic, Craig. Super happy for you, tomorrow's gonna be a hell of a day. Can't wait to dig through this mix today as well. I'm in a relationship that's quite a bit younger than yours, but I bet I can still wring some use out of at least a couple of these tracks.

Congratulations,, buddy. Looking forward to giving this mix some time.
One of my favorite authors, John Scalzi, put up a blog a few years ago. It is filled with advice for newly married gays and lesbians. It is all applicable here, as well.
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2004/05/1...-and-lesbians/


Thanks guys, I appreciate it! Cody, if you haven't heard that David Ford song, then I have a feeling you'll love it.
08:01 AM on 07/11/14
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Congrats man! Cheers to a long and happy life together. And great list of songs.
08:17 AM on 07/11/14
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it! Cody, if you haven't heard that David Ford song, then I have a feeling you'll love it.
Oh, fuck, that's a god damn beauty. I'd never heard it before. Jeez.
09:12 AM on 07/11/14
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Congratulations!
10:26 AM on 07/11/14
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Congrats man!

As someone who was recently married... enjoy the day, the moment and remember its YOUR day.

Don't worry about pleasing everyone, make sure you and your bride are enjoying and living in that moment.
10:29 AM on 07/11/14
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Congrats on your marriage. I hope it lasts.
10:29 AM on 07/11/14
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Read Jon Boden as Joe Budden and though "What the hell?" Congrats though man!
01:00 PM on 07/11/14
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Congrats! Can't wait to give this a listen.
01:08 PM on 07/11/14
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Love ya, Craig. Here's to you and your wife having the best wedding, and life, ever.

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