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The Hopeful Believer

Artist Song
John Vanderslice  Exodus Damage  
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists  Already Too Late? 
Calexico  Lucky Dime 
Blanche  A Year From Now 
The Decemberists  Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) 
Great Lakes Myth Society  Raindrops and Roses 
Weezer  Only in Dreams 
The Flaming Lips  Plastic Jesus 
Chris Thile  Sinai to Canaan Pt. 1 
Joanna Newsom  Cosmia 
The Whitlams  Charlie No. 3 
Wilco  Sky Blue Sky 
Feist  1234 
The White Stripes  My Doorbell 
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists  The Lost Brigade 
Andrew Bird  Happy Day (live) 


Dear Mike,

How are things going overseas? We're all rooting for you! Know that your room's just as you left it and that we're going to have a huge celebration when they send you back.

We're all getting along well enough here. Guess what - you're going to be an uncle! Your brother Abe and his wife are three months into the pregnancy. The news seemed to set your father at ease, he's been a bit on edge ever since the extension of the deployment. Tommy's still doing wonderfully in his studies, except that he's treading on the edge of suspension in catechism. His teacher has called us three times last week alone. Your father's been giving him a number of tongue-lashings for it, overdoing it a little I think. I'm not too worried. I was rebellious at his age, too. He'll come back to the fold eventually.

I marvel at the calm and even content tone in your letters. You must feel frustrated about your current situation, how disconnected it feels from the aim that sent you abroad in the first place. I'd be frustrated, too, but I know in my heart that it will all turn out okay. The happy ending always comes to those who wait long enough.

There's been friction in the family since you left. You always seemed to be the glue that held us together. We anxiously await the day of your return. You'll come home an accomplished man and life will be great once more.




Date: 8/1/2007
I like this scenario. The Decemberist song really sits well in this, because of the story you have going and the fact that I'm sure there's nothing that Colin Meloy loves more than telling stories.
Date: 8/1/2007
Date: 8/1/2007
Excellent mix, but what I am really in awe of is the letter. I hope the doorbell rings soon and he is home.
Date: 8/2/2007
Well now I've listened and I am in awe of the mix too. Super well done.
Date: 5/6/2008
This is stunning, sorry I missed it originally..
Your stories that attatch the mix are always wonderful too..