Member Since: 4/15/2008
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Other Mixes By KTMafia

CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
CD | Theme - Road Trip
Cassette | Theme

Holding Hands on the Swings in the Summer Rain

Artist Song
Electric Light Orchestra  Mr. Blue Skies  
Modest Mouse  It Always Rains on a Picnic 
Explosions in the Sky  Your Hand in Mine 
Wilco  When You Wake Up Feeling Old 
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah  Sunshine and Clouds (And Everything Proud) 
Waterdeep  Legend of Vertigo 
Kimya Dawson  Tire Swing 
Alison Krauss&Gillian Welch  I'll Fly Away 
Tally Hall  Spring and a Storm 
The Weepies  Gotta Have You 
Beulah  Warmer 
Bishop Allen  Rain 
Nickel Creek  Tomorrow is a Long Time 
Fleet Foxes  Endless Evening Light 
Ben Folds  Landed 


Ok, so this mix is a theme mix because my friend requested a ridiculous complex theme. Basically my mix takes you through a rainy spring/summer day spent with someone holding hands on the playground. I'll do it track by track because it'll make sense.

1. Mr. Blue Skies
The day starts out sunny, and you walk to the park during which...
2. It Always Rains on a Picnic
It starts raining, but since you are young and romantic you just...
3. Your Hand in Mine
hold hands. This song is purely instrumental, which seems long, but it really says more with instrumentation. It's the giddy delight of holding hands, the innocent crescendo of emotion just by one simple touch. After this cute moment, your significant other may just turn to you and reassure you...
4. When You Wake Up Feeling Old
Walk down any street you can find/look at any clock telling time/sing some strange verse from some strange song of mine/and you'll be where you want to be
5. Sunshine and Clouds
Soaring through the sky to a brief interlude!
6. Legend of Vertigo
Self-explanatory for any swing set user.
7. Tire Swing
Quintessential swinging song
8. I'll Fly Away
For the climactic point where you're both swinging so high the swing chains are slack when you reach the top, and you can feel gravity begin to relent as you reach for the heavens while warm rain is on your face during...
9. Spring and a Storm
10. Gotta Have You
It just sounds like a rainy day, outside, totally smitten song. No amount of coffee/no amount of crying/no amount of whiskey/no amount of wine/no no no nothing else will do/I've gotta have you
11. Warmer
The day wears on and the weather begins to relent as does the energy as the swinging slows and you feel...
12. Rain
This is just a catchy and really fun song, and you know that it's true that you have to wait through the bad stuff to get to the good stuff, like a perfect day. As the day ends you start to feel like...
13. Tomorrow is a Long Time
12. Endless Evening Light
It's time that you both...
13. Landed
Bittersweet to end such a perfect day, and hopefully the crash back down to reality isn't as harsh as Ben paints it. But who knows?

So there's my outrageous themed mix for the night!
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Date: 5/3/2008
Nice mix of artists, I would love to hear that Nickel Creek (Dylan cover, I presume).
Date: 5/4/2008
Nicely done, thanks dear. It's funny that this is the theme you chose, because this was basically my night yesterday, minus the romance (unfortunately).
avocado rabbit
Date: 5/5/2008
Things seem to work out better in my head than in practice on days like these. Nice mix, however.