Mike Eternity

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Member Since: 12/22/2002
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Other Mixes By Mike Eternity

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No One Feels the Darkness...

Artist Song Buy
Paint Your Wagon  I'm on My Way (main title)  buy on itunes
The Dollyrots  Brand New Key  buy on itunes
Universal Poplab  Soma Generation  buy on itunes
The Honeydrips  (Lack of) Love Will Tear Us Apart  buy on itunes
Dinosaur, Jr.  We're Not Alone  buy on itunes
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds  Breathless  buy on itunes
Marah  Freedom Park  buy on itunes
The Ramones  Swallow My Pride  buy on itunes
The Real People  Open Up Your Mind (Let Me in)  buy on itunes
Boom Crash Opera  Dancing in the Storm  buy on itunes
ELO  Don't Bring Me Down  buy on itunes
Smoosh  Find a Way  buy on itunes
Mouthful of Bees  The Now  buy on itunes
Panda Bear  Comfy in Nautica  buy on itunes
Lou Christie  The Gypsy Cried  buy on itunes
Bobby  End of Story  buy on itunes
Tenacious D  Papagenu (He's My Sassafras)  buy on itunes
Martika  Cross My Heart  buy on itunes
The Pretenders  Hymn to Her  buy on itunes
Amy Winehouse  You Know I'm No Good  buy on itunes
Brandi Carlile  My Song  buy on itunes
The Decemberists  Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)  buy on itunes
Yacht  See a Penny (Pick it Up)  buy on itunes
Procol Harem  A Whiter Shade of Pale  buy on itunes
Cat Stevens  If You Want to Sing Out  buy on itunes
Tom Petty  I Won't Back Down  buy on itunes
Meryl Streep  Amazing Grace  buy on itunes
Joy Division  Love Will Tear Us Apart  buy on itunes

Comment:

A bit chaotic, stylistically, but if you spend enough time with it, it all coheres quite nicely, I think. This is like the musical equivalent of a parade float describing a day in my life, a big pastiche to my many different moods and avenues of thought. I got in some incredibly nostalgic '80s pop, lots of indie music (some from Sweden, inevitably), an oldie or two, a power pop thread, some plain old rock 'n' roll, a handful of wistful cuts to elucidate the more thoughtful underpinnings of my theme, a song title duet that was actually just serendipitous (since I found myself listening to both Joy Division and that Honedrips song recently), a brush stroke of sheer happiness, some of the coolest guitar work I've heard in a long time courtesy of new Dinosaur Jr., a soul-stirring version of a famous song I discovered from a movie ("Silkwood"), and I led things off with a musical number - yeah, that pretty much sums me up, I'd say. Cheers!

P.S. Title is from The Broken West. Not only is "Down in the Valley" one of my theme songs lately AND just a flat-out wonderful piece of music, but I can also say that its lyrics describe the point of this mix to an extent, since I live in California in a city called Escondido, which is Spanish for "hidden valley". Ah? ;)

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AlliBee
Date: 3/28/2007
Now I have that Paint Your Wagon song in my head... where am I goin'? I don't know... kind of a theme song for me. Good stuff here.
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Kazoober
Date: 8/23/2007
I must comment on any mix the includes The Real People but I am also digging the Brandi, decemberists, cat stevens and pretenders picks!

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