Le Petit Prince
This mix is about The Little Prince.
Why It’s Pretentious: To say that The Little Prince is my favorite book is the highest order of understatements. It’s like me saying “I listen to music sometimes” or “I drop inappropriately-timed pick-up lines every once in a while” or “I’m kind of a dweeb.” I own 10 copies, four of which are in French and all of which are different publications. Every time I go into a used bookstore, I start getting antsy until I check whether or not they have The Little Prince and if they do, I get even more antsy until I cave and buy it. Once, I was stuck in McKay, Nashville’s used-media megastore that’s conveniently found underneath the X on your treasure map, for an hour and a half because they had three copies of The Little Prince and I could only afford one. My greatest regret is giving away my childhood copy (torn up— colored on— falling apart, hardly even a book) to a friend with whom I no longer speak and therefore is never going to give it back.
I’ve never been good at explaining why The Little Prince is my favorite book. It means too much to me and so, words can’t do it justice. (That may explain why there’s a great deal of instrumentals and sparse piano/electro pop songs on this mix.) If you haven’t read it, please do. It’s a quick and quiet read, but a powerful one. It’s charming in the way that French translations often are and heartbreakingly, utterly sincere in only the way that life-changing books are. If you need a copy, I’ve many to spare. As long as you give it back.
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Note: Yes, I was planning on using the Spotify widget for this post, BUT apparently only two of the songs are available on Spotify and that just won’t do. Maybe next time.
Tracklisting after the jump.