GambleOn

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Trials in Mood

Artist Song Buy
Billie Holiday  Gloomy Sunday (1941)  buy on itunes
Bonnie "Prince" Billy  I See A Darkness (I See A Darkness, 1999)  buy on itunes
M. Ward  Let's Dance (Bowie Cover -- Transfiguration of Vincent, 2003)  buy on itunes
John Coltrane  After The Rain (Dear Old Stockholm, 1963)  buy on itunes
Frank Sinatra  Here's That Rainy Day (No One Cares, 1959)  buy on itunes
Gal Costa  Baby (Gal Costa #1, 1969)  buy on itunes
Jon Brion  Punch-Drunk Melody (Punch-Drunk Love soundtrack, 2002)  buy on itunes
Joanna Newsom  Bridges and Balloons (The Milk-Eyed Mender, 2004)  buy on itunes
Califone  Lion & Bee (Heron King Blues, 2004)  buy on itunes
Songs: Ohia  Tigress (The Lioness, 2000)  buy on itunes
Lambchop  Up With People (Nixon, 2000)  buy on itunes
Belle & Sebastian  I'm A Cuckoo (Avalanches Remix) (I'm A Cuckoo EP, 2004)  buy on itunes
Boy Least Likely To  Fur Soft As Fur (The Best Party Ever, 2005)  buy on itunes
The Flaming Lips  Race for the Prize (Remix) (The Soft Bulletin, 1999)  buy on itunes
Deee-Lite vs. Junior Senior  Move Your Feet, Groove Is In The Heart (Remix) (D-D-Don't Stop The Beat, 2003 -- World Clique, 1990)  buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  Isn't She Lovely (Songs in the Key of Life, 1976)  buy on itunes

Comment:

This mix is designed as an experiment in mood. I have often found that, if I'm feeling under the weather, I simply can't jump straight into happy and uplifting music and expect to feel better. Quite often, in fact, I find more solace in the music that matches my mood. However, I started to think. what if you could lift yourself out of sadness/depression by slowly progressing upward? Through subtle changes in mood, melody and lyrical content, perhaps you could ease yourself out of a state of sadness into a state of contentment? Well, this is what I came up with.(Note that the Bowie cover is actually incredibly downbeat, a very interesting reinterpretation!)1 hr 2 min running time.
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locovinagre
Date: 1/13/2006
Great concept and musical selections.
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Barrydali
Date: 1/13/2006
This works very nicely, and yeah that M. Ward track is a great cover.
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musicgnome
Date: 1/13/2006
Nice transitions!
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sammyg123
Date: 1/13/2006
Nice eclectic mix. Love it.
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lanhamyodel
Date: 1/14/2006
Very insightful reflections on mood and mood changes. And an intruiging mix to go along with it. I'd love to hear it.
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RetroJoe
Date: 1/14/2006
Excellent concept and looks like a winner of a mix as well (good bet that it would work to pull oneself out of the doldrums).
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dj faustus
Date: 1/18/2006
Great mix--Dee-Lite vs. Junior Senior must be the best mood lifter ever!
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Dead Man
Date: 1/20/2006
Interesting observations on mood change. I'd be interested in trying this approach next time I'm in the doldrums.

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