If I Could Start Again, A Million Miles Away/I Would Keep Myself. I'd Find A Way

Side A
Artist Song
Kansas  Dust In The Wind 
Nico  These Days 
The Doors  People Are Strange 
REM  Losing My Religion 
Bikini Kill  R.I.P. 
Moody Blues  Question 
The Beatles  Carry That Weight 
The Band  Lonesome Suzie 
Bob Marley and the Wailers  No Woman No Cry 
Jimmy Cliff  Many Rivers To Cross 
The Beatles  Let It Be 
John Lennon  Mother 
Goo Goo Dolls  Name 
Side B
Everclear  Wonderful 
Bright Eyes  Something Vague 
Pedro The Lion  Lullaby 
Pink Floyd  Wish You Were Here 
Smashing Pumpkins  Thirty-three 
The Smiths  Asleep 
Nine Inch Nails  Hurt 
The Ramones  She Talks To Rainbows 
Bob Dylan  Just Like A Woman 
The Band  I Shall Be Released 
Ben Folds  Still Fighting It 
Cat Stevens  Sad Lisa 


Nothing too original here except the theme. It's my "Oh...Just started thinking about Mom...Damnit..." mix. Looking back at other recent mixes of mine, I don't think I should be so surprised that this snuck up on me.

Side One:

1. After Mom's wake, Dad made a mixtape for her. I was drifting off to sleep and I heard this song. It was her favorite, and the first song Dad put on his tape, so it's the first song on my tape.

3. The Doors were her favorite band.

4. Dad bought her Out of Time for this song, so I thought it was fitting.

6. Well, the second verse of the quiet part more or less spells out my parents relationship.

8. I feel like this a lot when I think about Mom.

9. I have a friend who used to love Bob Marley, and every time I got sad, he would sing this to me.

11. Every Saturday morning, Mom would put her copy of Let It Be in the CD player and turn it up as loud as we could physically stand it, and we would clean the house. This album was a fixture for everything. Cleaning, roadtrips, hanging out, you name it.

13. The lyrics in this song make me sentimental, and also when I was younger and Goo Goo Dolls were still all over Top 40 radio, they were the only band she really liked and knew the songs.

Side Two:

1. My parents got divorced about a year before Mom died. And then about a year after she died, this song was all over the radio and summed up how I felt perfectly.

3. I guess you could call this wishful thinking.

2-7. Just some songs I like to listen to when I'm feeling sad.

8. When I was 14, I thought Joey Ramone had gone forward in time and written this song about me.

10. "Any day now, any day now, I shall be released" pretty much says it all. I know eventually I'll feel better, but shit. It's been almost seven years. It really does feel like it should be any day now.

That's about it.


Little Spencer Boys
Date: 10/1/2006
Thank you for sharing this difficult mix with us. It is fine on a lot of levels, but your comments make it all very clear.
anthony lombardi
Date: 10/1/2006
i agree with little spencer, your liner notes really outline the meanings behind some of the songs, & it looks like you did a great job putting this together. i should mention, however, that "losing my religion" is not on automatic for the people, but out of time. still a great mix though.