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Unrequited Love Is For Chumps

Artist Song
Camera Obscura  Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken  
Rilo Kiley  Portions For Foxes  
Old 97's  Buick City Complex  
The Stationary Set  Brick And Mortar  
Walk The Moon  Jenny 
R.E.M.  That Someone Is You  
They Might Be Giants  Ana Ng  
Gold Motel  Safe In L.A.  
Dum Dum Girls  Bedroom Eyes  
Uh Huh Her  Wait Another Day  
Lemuria  Length Away  
Rainer Maria  Mystery And Misery  
April Smith And The Great Picture Show  Movie Loves A Screen 
The Wombats  Kill The Director  
Allison Weiss  I'm Ready  
OK Go  Needing/Getting  
Bella Ruse  Gumption & Guts  
Kate Nash  Nicest Thing  
M83  Soon, My Friend  


This was another mix that had been kicking around for over a year just waiting for a few more songs and some artwork. I finally finished it on New Year's Eve evening just in time to start off 2012 with a clean slate.

The art style (and mix name) were copied from the webcomic A Softer World, but the text and the photographs are mine. Like all the best webcomics A Softer World features a bonus alt-text blurb that you can only see by hovering your mouse pointer over the comic. I was having a devil of a time trying to figure out the best way to translate that effect into a non-interactive print medium when I realized the easiest solution was not to translate it at all.

I waffled on whether or not to conclude the mix with Kate Nash's 'Nicest Thing' or if I should add on 'Soon, My Friend' by M83 as a coda. What kind of emotional conclusion did I want: heartbroken resignation or irrational hope? In the end I decided to go with hope.

"I'll be yours, someday..."
image for mix


Fall Semester
Date: 1/3/2012
This is a really solid mix. I love that Lemuria and Kate Nash song.
Date: 1/4/2012
awesome title.