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CD | Theme - Break Up
MP3 Playlist | Mixed Genre
MP3 Playlist | Mixed Genre
MP3 Playlist | Mixed Genre

The Beginning After The End

Artist Song Buy
Damien Rice  Rootless Tree  buy on itunes
Colin Hay  Lifeline  buy on itunes
Feist  Let It Die  buy on itunes
John Mayer  Dreaming With A Broken Heart  buy on itunes
Stars  The Beginning After The End  buy on itunes
Okkervil River  Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe  buy on itunes
The Cure  Boys Don't Cry  buy on itunes
Relient K  Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet  buy on itunes
Barenaked Ladies  Thanks That Was Fun  buy on itunes
Alanis Morisette  You Learn  buy on itunes
Jem  Just A Ride  buy on itunes
Damien Rice  Coconut Skins  buy on itunes
The Magnetic Fields  I Think I Need A New Heart  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Don't Think Twice, It's Alright  buy on itunes
Kings Of Convenience  I'd Rather Dance With You  buy on itunes
Modest Mouse  Dashboard  buy on itunes
Carbon Leaf  Love Loss Hope Repeat  buy on itunes
Avenue Q  For Now  buy on itunes


A friend of mine recently went through a break-up of sorts and is now dealing with the emotional repercussions. So this is for her. I believe that a truly productive mix is not a thick sugar coating, but rather a reflection of reality. So it's kind of an evolutionary mix that starts sadder and gets more hopeful, to ease her out of her cocoon of sad. A lot of these are old standbys of mine, but I hope they speak to her, too. It took me forever to finally post it, too (sorry, K!). (I don't usually include descriptions/reasonings, but I feel it's appropriate here.)

Rootless Tree - We have to get the anger out of our systems early. What's more cathartic than yelling "fuck you" over and over?

Lifeline - "Broke my heart I saw it coming from the start.I think it's time I learn to swim."

Let It Die - "The saddest part of a broken heart / Isn't the ending so much as the start. / The tragedy starts from the very first spark / Losing your mind for the sake of your heart"

Dreaming with a Broken Heart - "When you're dreaming with a broken heart / Waking up is the hardest part." (This is the "waking up" stage of the mix.)

Beginning After the End - An instrumental that has the feeling that the title suggests. It's like waking up to a fresh realization.

Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe -- It's kind of condescending when you think about it, saying that the things you think are significant really aren't. But it's a healthy dose of reality: this may seem like the end of the world right now, but your life will go on.

Boys Don't Cry - From what I know, this song is the epitome of the situation at hand.

Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet? - "No I don't hate you, don't want to fight you, you know I'll always love you, but right now I just don't like you."

Thanks That Was Fun - "Deflated and jaded. I hate it when you call / (Which isn't at all) / I've spoken, though broken / Here's a token of my love"

You Learn - "I recommend getting your heart trampled on to live you learn"

Just a Ride - "Accept that / There's no getting off / So live it, just gotta go with it / `cause this ride's never gonna stop"

Coconut skins - the most cathartic "la da da da"s I know of, especially when sung at top volume while speeding in your car.

I Think I Need A New Heart - Kind of an obvious sentiment, but with an upbeat disguise. Perfect for a "getting over you" mix.

Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - A classic. Also, don't brood.

I'd Rather Dance With You - Not really a break-up appropriate song, but it is in my top 5 feel-good songs. You can't help but smile and dance.

Dashboard - "It would have been, could have been worse than you would ever know."

Love Loss Hope Repeat - "The seasons ought to be / Love, loss, hope, repeat" and "When we turn around and head back in / Everything will be new again."

For Now - One of the best and funniest musicals I've ever seen. "Don't stress, relax / Let life roll off your backs / Except for death and paying taxes / Everything in life is only for now."


Date: 5/2/2008
The feist/mayer combo likes prime.
Date: 5/2/2008
You're awesome, and so is this mix. Weird that you put Which to Bury, because that's on mine because of Specific Emotional Significance, but it is a relevant song. I will be constructing this in my iTunes promptly.
Date: 5/2/2008
this is great; you're a good friend. my best friend is going through the exact same thing right now.
Date: 5/2/2008
Also, thank you.
joey de vivre
Date: 5/5/2008
Nice mood arc, & an inspired "avenue q" closer.

See, not *all* mixes are self-indulgent narcissism, some are actually helpful!

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