Mixed Tapes For Jesus

After my discussion with Jake and much deliberation, I decided this would be the mixed tape I would create for the Son of God:

  1. “Jesus Built My Hotrod” by Ministry
  2. “So Fresh, So Clean” by Outkast
  3. “Down On My Knees” by The Crucifucks
  4. “The Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash
  5. “Kill The Poor” by Dead Kennedys
  6. “Holy Diver” by Dio
  7. “When I Get To Heaven” by Ice Cube
  8. “Killing In The Name Of” by Rage Against the Machine
  9. “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger
  10. “Sympathy For The Devil” by Rolling Stones
  11. “If You Love Someone Set Them On Fire” by Dead Milkmen
  12. “Epiphany” by Bad Religion
  13. “Something To Believe In” by Poison

I know Jesus was a subversive Hippy and would probably enjoy some Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic and Cat Stevens, but that’s not the point. The purpose of the mixed tape is not just to throw on a bunch of music that the recipient likes and is familiar with. Making a mixed tape for someone is the ultimate truth; it strips down the walls society builds around human relationships and then rebuilds them through the majesty of song. That, and if you give a mixed tape to girl hopefully it will get you laid.

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  1. Funny. Sympathy for the Devil came on my iPod on the way to wrok this AM. Of course, I thought to myself “That’s gotta be on the Jesus Mix.”

  2. A couple others from the hip-hop world…

    -Allah U Akbar- Brand Nubian
    -Heaven Or Hell- Raekwon
    -Holy Intellect- Poor Righteous Teachers
    -Oh My God- Tribe Called Quest
    -Hate Me Now- Nas F/Puff Daddy (the relevance here is that after Puffy saw the video with him portrayed as Jesus, he decided he didnt like it. He demanded it be edited, and when it wasnt, he beat the record exec with a champagne bottle)

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