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On the Downhill Side

Side A
Artist Song Buy
The Moonglows  On the Streets of the Bronx  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  Hurt  buy on itunes
The Beach Boys  God Only Knows  buy on itunes
The Commodores  Night Shift  buy on itunes
Warren Zevon  Keep Me in Your Heart  buy on itunes
Billie Holliday  Gloomy Sunday  buy on itunes
The Hollies  The Air That I Breathe  buy on itunes
Kiss  Beth  buy on itunes
The Neville Brothers  Will the Circle Be Unbroken?  buy on itunes
Frank Zappa  Watermelon in Easter Hay (  buy on itunes
Dire Straits  So Far Away from Me  buy on itunes
The Fleetwoods  Come Softly to Me  buy on itunes
Lionel Belasco  Venezuela  buy on itunes
Side B
The Cheap Suit Serenaders  Ragtime Nightingale  buy on itunes
Alan Parsons Project  Time  buy on itunes
Fountains of Wayne  Halley's Waitress  buy on itunes
Guided by Voices  Game of Pricks  buy on itunes
Beck  Lost Cause  buy on itunes
Judy Henske  Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out  buy on itunes
The Righteous Brothers  Soul and Inspiration  buy on itunes
Frank Sinatra  Old Man River  buy on itunes
Carole King  So Far Away  buy on itunes
Badfinger  Day After Day  buy on itunes
Slim Harpo  Rainin' in my Heart  buy on itunes
Bjork  Gloomy Sunday  buy on itunes
Enya  Boadicea  buy on itunes


My grandmother is in the hospital with diverticulitis. We're very close. She's quite old and the operation may be dangerous... so she's got to make a tough decision. It's so difficult seeing someone who helped raise me, who was always so strong, weakening and slipping in the winter years. If she wants to go home and take her chances, so she can live her last days at home and not in a hospital, I want to support her, but it is so hard to not fight for someone you love to take every chance to live longer. I made this tape to help wring out my feelings of sadness, frustration, and worry for her.
By pure chance, 3 songs by recently deceased musicians ended up on this tape. The two versions of "Gloomy Sunday," a song legendary for possibly being linked to a rash of suicides in 1930's Hungary, have been soothing lately. And no one sings pain like magic Judy Henske.
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Date: 11/16/2003
Surely the sun will sign on your grandma someday... excellent mix.
Date: 11/16/2003
Thinking of u Stripey. Good Mix!

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