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House Burning... Firemen Sleeping

Artist Song Buy
Godspeed You Black Emperor  Dead Flag Blues  buy on itunes
Ride  Dreams Burn Down   buy on itunes
Killing Joke  Medicine Wheel  buy on itunes
Ikon  Reality Is Lost   buy on itunes
Morrissey  Jack The Ripper (Original Version)  buy on itunes
The Arcade Fire  Rebellion (Lies)  buy on itunes
Frausdots  Dead Wrong   buy on itunes
French Kicks  Oh Fine   buy on itunes
The Dears  We Can Have It   buy on itunes
Clearlake  Treat Yourself With Kindness   buy on itunes
Hope Of The States  A Heart Can Stop A Bullet  buy on itunes
Nada Surf  Killian's Red   buy on itunes
The Legendary Pink Dots  Sterre  buy on itunes
Ryan Adams  Wonderwall   buy on itunes
The Walkmen  Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone   buy on itunes


I still haven't decided whether or not this mix really pertains much to the title, but... I thought of the title LONG before the mix came and I just couldn't stand it I had to do the mix already! First off, the title, while reminiscent of the Morrissey song "Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning" (yeah anyone pick up on that yet, hmm?) It's not where I got the title. Whilst driving out in the country through a small outskirt community something caught my attention. A house barely intact that had obviously burned down to the ground. And right next door was a Fire Station. Now while I pondered this for a moment I thought, well evidently this was a very old house and was most likely used by the station for training or something to that effect. Nonetheless, I thought it'd make a humourous photograph. But unfortunately it was impossible to get the two things to fit side by side in the photo. So the idea of a concept mix came to me instead, and this, many months later, is what has resulted. I ended up making it for a friend whom I thought might appreciate the title being the huge Morrissey fan that he is. I really didn't want to do this whole `fire' theme throughout the mix because I thought that might be a bit too obvious and besides that really wasn't what the title was supposed to mean anyhow. So there are various subtleties in the songs, although after a while the title wasn't as pertinent and what I thought the intended listener would really like was considered more instead. But I think it still turned out nice anyway. "The car's on fire, and there's no driver at the wheel" - `Dead Flag Blues'
Hear and see this mix in its entirety at this link: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25736603


Date: 11/4/2004

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