Member Since: 10/4/2006
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Sad, Sad Songs

Artist Song
M. Ward  Sad, sad song 
Townes van Zandt  For the Sake of the Song 
Okkervil River  Listening to Otis Redding at Home during Christmas 
Norfolk & Western  She Won't Be Famous 
Johnny Dangerously  Black and Blue 
Leonard Cohen  Famous Blue Raincoat 
dEUS  Right as Rain 
The Weakerthans  Left and Leaving 
Rudy TrouvT Sextet  Stopped Smoking 
Elliott Smith  Between the Bars 
The Mountain Goats  Your Belgian Things 
Sufjan Stevens  John Wayne Gacy Jr 
Iron & Wine and Calexico  16, Maybe Less 
Lambchop  Caterpillar 
The Hotel Alexis  OK 
Tindersticks  Here (Pavement cover) 
Low  I Started a Joke (Bee Gees cover) 
The Kingsbury Manx  Down with Circumstance 
Obi  Somewhere nicer 


The title is kind of lame and it might have been a good idea to leave off the last track, but apart from that, I really love this mix. I made this last winter for a girl I went to high school with. Back in the day, I had given her a tape of some stuff I was enjoying at the time. Two or three years ago, she told me she had just found that tape somewhere the week before and gave it a few listens and found it extremely beautiful but also incredibly sad. Curious to what it was and in the absence of a track listing, I asked to borrow the tape - and failed to return it for ages. When I finally remembered to give it back to her, I also gave her this mix cd, which I tried to make both more beautiful and more sad than the original tape. Artists that were already on the tape were excluded from the mix, so if you are wondering why there are, e.g., no Replacements on this mix (which would be a very legitimate question), that's why.


Date: 10/8/2006
dEUS and Rudy TrouvT!!. Good on ya. Truly beautiful Okkervil River song too.
Date: 10/8/2006
being a miserable old git, I like this . . .
The Nightcrawler
Date: 10/9/2006
Equal parts sadness and beauty. That Low cover gets me every time.
Date: 11/22/2006
How beautiful the poetry how beautiful the prose ;)
Date: 12/24/2007
That Sufjan song brings me to tears, without fail, every time. Fantastic job.