Member Since: 4/13/2008
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CD | Theme - Break Up
CD | Mixed Genre

Standard Depression Mix

Artist Song
Tom Waits  Children's Story 
Anita O'Day  Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? 
The Smiths  I Know It's Over 
Brave Combo feat. Tiny Tim  Somewhere Over the Rainbow 
They Might Be Giants  Cyclops Rock 
Belle and Sebastian  She's Losing It 
The Magnetic Fields  100,000 Fireflies 
Amy Winehouse  Wake Up Alone 
Tom Waits  The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) 
Nellie McKay  P.S. I Love You 
Timi Yuro  Smile 
Petula Clark  Downtown 
Tom Waits  I'm Still Here 
Lou Reed  Berlin 
Edith Piaf  Non, je ne regrette rien 


Depression mixes are such a boring concept. At one point, they probably actually signified something significant, but now it's basically like an encore at a concert--it's obligatory. This mix is no exception--it's plenty boring and plenty obligatory. And yes, I am very convinced that "Downtown" is a depressing song. Or can be. But maybe that's just because they used it in a depressing scene in Lost. And fie on anyone who suggests "Asleep" instead of "I Know It's Over."


Date: 4/15/2008
another waits fan hits the boards. hurray!
Date: 4/15/2008
Nothing standard about this, it is perfect as far as I'm concerned, from Tom to Edith.
Date: 4/15/2008
Agree with doowad, this is far from standard. Great Smiths pick in my book.
Funky Ratchet
Date: 4/15/2008
What a great opener! Also like those picks from TMBG and Magnetic Fields. Nice inclusion of Tiny Tim & Brave Combo too.
joey de vivre
Date: 4/15/2008
Too true about "Downtown"! I've sometimes thought it would make a good link with the Flatlanders' bleak song "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown" but musically they don't mesh.
And you're right about "Somewhere over the Rainbow", that can sound pretty desperate too.
Date: 4/15/2008
I can't say I'll be listening to this. I like my wrists un-marred, thanks. But I have a special fondness for that Anita O'Day song.
Darth Pazuzu
Date: 4/15/2008
Good choices from Lou Reed and The Smiths! (Although personally, I find The Kids from the same album a lot more depressing - albeit in a good way.)

"Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head!"
:-( :-( :-(
strange loop
Date: 4/15/2008
Waits' ballads are quintessential "depression" songs.I'm Still Here is a killer. Also, I have to agree with you about "Downtown".and no matter who sings it, Somewhere Over the Rainbow is a tear-jerker.Great and Terribly Sad Mix!
Date: 4/17/2008
Damn! They've standardized depression now -- the bastards! I blame Amy "who put that voice in there" Winehouse. Great selections though. Berlin -- superb...and Timi Yuro --- brilliant.
avocado rabbit
Date: 4/19/2008
Gimme a prozac and I'll make it to the end with Edith.