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Valentine's Mixtapes Shouldn't Involve Murder

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 17:31 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Nothing says “I love you” like a mixtape, as long as there’s no songs about murder involved.

This Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), a mixed CD full of love songs will make that special someone weak in the knees.

According to John Verrochi, of the San Francisco Mixtape Society, says that when making a mixtape for somebody it’s important that it be personal.

He explains, “You should stay away from typical couple songs. They should be songs you’ve actually shared with them. And you don’t want all sappy love songs.”

Among the songs on his ultimate Valentine’s love mix are D’Angelo’s “One Mo’gin” for its “nice creepy bass line,” “I’m Still Your Fag” by Broken Social Scene because it’s a “nice song about being gay,” and Big Stars’ sweet melody “13.”

However, Verrochi says mixtape makers should avoid any song that “ends with killing your lover.”

Anything by Chris Brown should remain off the tracklist as well.