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17 November 2008 @ 01:09 am
mix: unbreakable  

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"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one. Wrap it carefully with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in a casket of your own selfishness. There it will not be broken. It will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable." - C.S. Lewis

This mix is not about the fragility of love, or of opening your heart to someone else until the scar closes over in reflex. That plays a big part, but it will not be song after song about how wonderful or how tragic love can be. It is partly about healing, and it is partly about falling and knowing and being. It is about the before and the after, and the in-between. It is both about the journey and the start and finish.

I have stories about each of these songs. They weave in and out of my life story; some of them I found a week or two ago, and some of them I know every word by heart. They are a theme in themselves, all the parts of a story that I cannot pick certain lyrics out for. This is how I lived this summer and how I've lived since then.

None of these songs are "filler," as you've probably figured out. I picked up a lot of these songs from mixes my friends made, so you might recognise a lot of them. I turn to music as a coping mechanism sometimes, so thank you to those who gave me these songs or told me they liked them, because they've packaged themselves into a mix I can't stop listening to nowadays.

I'd vouch for every single one of these songs. Hope you enjoy.

01. sarah slean, me, i'm a thief
02. christopher o'riley, everything in its right place
03. laura marling, ghosts
04. cat power, the greatest
05. amy millan, i will follow you into the dark
06. metric, calculation theme
07. frou frou, flicks
08. alison krauss & union station, if i didn't know any better
09. andrew bird, armchairs
10. mates of state, get better
11. emilana torrini, birds
12. david gray, caroline
13. broken social scene, i slept with bonhomme at the cbc
14. the bird and the bee, spark
15. ben folds, kylie from connecticut
16. au revoir simone, stars
17. emily haines & the soft skeleton, our hell
18. stars, going, going, gone (live)

bonus. st. vincent, paris is burning

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Please let me know if you download. :) ♥
 
 
mood: contentcontent
music: St. Vincent, Paris is Burning
 
 
 
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the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 17th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
ffff like five of these songs are from you and your beautiful r/hr mix, please. and ... yeah. you know. I love you. ♥
☆ you are jeff.: [misc] Little girl && her teddy bearbacktograce on November 17th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Ghosts is such a powerful song; I absolutely adore it. =]

Definitely meming to snag this later. Paris is Burning already has my interest peaked REALLY high. Thanks for the upload, and I hope this music helps me out as much as it has you.

And you're not alone in the music as a coping mechanism thing; I'm pretty sure everyone does at one point or another. =]
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 17th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
There has to be some spell woven into it, because once I turn it on I can't turn it off, hee.

All right. :) That song is fabulous, and it's another one I can't turn off.

Thank you, that means a lot. :)
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blonde high heeled feminist: [immi] such boundless pleasurenotashamed on November 17th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
gorgeous. i only know a couple songs so I'm looking forward to learning more.
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 17th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
hope you like them, and thank you. :)
they build buildings, oh: stock; curled up in a ballohhbuildings on November 17th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
snagging; this looks fantastic. :D
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 17th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
thank you! enjoy. :)
A woman with ideas? You don't say!: earthfallofgrace on November 17th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
i actually snagged your c.s. lewis quote along with the mix. i think it's lovely. look forward to listening to it.

cheers. :)
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 18th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
that quote condenses a lot of my thoughts on love into one neat package. :) thanks, and I hope you enjoy.
Kelsey: Friends: Joey is asleep (ms_pollygreen)whenidream on November 18th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Nice, thanks!
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 18th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
You're welcome! :)
sarah // better than an orgasm: flapper [ etilia76 ]queen_bunnie on November 18th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
downloading, thanks you!
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 18th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
you're welcome! :)
Denise: icon 006totallotrfreak on November 18th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
This looks beautiful, definitely stealing. Thank you. xD
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 18th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, and hope you enjoy!
the fury in your head: {chartulae} took your heartsmittenly on November 19th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
Taking this, not only because what you describe is so interesting and true, but because the songs look so brilliant! I swear, no one else I know has even heard of 'Caroline'! Merci. :)
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 19th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. My friend introduced me to David Gray, and he's just one of a kind! Ne rien, chérie (or at least, I think that's what it is).
the love song of j. aimee prufrocke: memoire | steam whispers to mefaeriemaiden on November 19th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Bli.mey. Am downloading this tomorrow or when I finished downloading this Buffy episode; stupid Megaupload.

Your taste in music is something I love. ♥
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on November 19th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
I feel like I just scored high on the Jo approval chart, with your silly British sayings. :)

Oh, it's the same here, too. Listening to your autumn mix puts me in the best of moods. ♥
kari_leakari_lea on December 30th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
Downloading!
Thanks :)
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on December 31st, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
You're welcome! :)
Emilyhumoresques on December 23rd, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
I downloaded! I love your mixes.
the sun’s been quite kind.cherise on December 24th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!