Member Since: 7/14/2000
Total Mixes: 38
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Other Mixes By erika

CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
Cassette | Alternative - Indie Rock

i've never drawn arrows through my heart with such determination before

Side A
Artist Song
low  words 
geoff farina  fire 
the black heart procession  my heart might stop 
engine down  intent to pacify 
the dirty three  some things i just don't want to know 
the secret stars  some sinatra 
still life  looks like tomorrow 
saetia  some natures catch no plagues 
the softies  winter pageant 
death cab for cutie  company calls epilogue 
Side B
bright eyes  sunrise. sunset. 
smog  your wedding 
karate  there are ghosts 
the shipping news  how to draw horses 
bedhead  losing memories 
elliott smith  i didn't understand 
palace brothers  you will miss me when i burn 
the mountain goats  cubs in five 
pedro the lion  the longest winter 
macha loved bedhead  believe 
the american analog set  where have all the good boys gone 
blonde redhead  loved despite of great faults 


actually more heartbreak than break up, but i guess that's the way the cookie crumbles. fueled by a heroic intake of coffee/lack of sleep over the course of a number of weeks. tracing the basic plot of girl and boy fall in love/boy breaks girl's heart. comes with 3 pages worth of explanations for the inclusion of each song that i banged out on my typewriter [quite therapeutic, might i add]. i wish i could include all those references here, but i don't think i'm up for that much typing again. good grief. eventually, perhaps. anyway, this whole project is being sent to the always lovely jordan, who was clever enough to come up with the idea of putting frustration to use and trading tapes chronicling broken hearts. it turned out to be a splendid idea.


Date: 5/11/2001
Date: 5/11/2001
The Pedro the Lion song has been standard on all my heartbreak tapes. With this song I can feel what you are going through. Hang in there!
Date: 5/11/2001
Title! Great looking tape too; you Americans always have loads of stuff I've never heard of. Any tape starting with Low has to be good. Did anyone else notice they used 'In Metal' on Dawson's Creek recently? It was ace.
Date: 5/11/2001
you rule, erika :)
Date: 5/11/2001
aye. erika. this is devastatingly heartbreaking - though devastatingly *great* at the same. for better or worse, you have topped yrself.
shannen l.
Date: 5/11/2001
any mix with geoff farina in three formats ((tss, karate, solo)) is most excellent by my standards.
unfun girl
Date: 5/12/2001
aww erika...this is such a beautifully sad tape..."some sinatra" is always on my broken heart soundtracks...
Date: 5/24/2001
i have listened to this tape at least twice now and it is magnificent...sad and beautiful...
Rob Conroy
Date: 6/9/2001
This sounds heartbreaking and beautiful. I can't wait for my copy. :-)
Date: 2/20/2005
i just wanted to say that even 4 years later this is my favorite mix. thank you very much
Date: 2/21/2007
5 Stars. That is all I feel is right to say.