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the lisbon girls vs. the obsessive boys across the street

Side A
Artist Song
air  highschool lover 
elton john  mona lisa and mad hatters 
gilbert o'sullivan  alone again, naturally 
james taylor  you've got a friend 
cat stevens  where do the children play? 
beatles  dear prudence 
elton john  candle in the wind 
rolling stones  wild horses 
Side B
janis ian  at seventeen 
jim croce  time in a bottle 
carole king  so far away 
simon and garfunkel  bridge over troubled water 
bread  make it with you 
sly and the family stone  que sera, sera 
neil young  heart of gold 
bee gees  spicks and specks 
joni mitchell  river 
clarence   i don't know why i love you, but i do 


This is an updated version. I'm giving this tape as a Christmas present, along with a copy of the book 'The Virgin Suicides', and inside the tape cover, a picture of the Virgin Mary with "Remember us?" written on the back. Just another crazy gift idea. Even though all of these songs are cheesy, and a number of them somewhat irritating, this is my favourite mix. For anyone who hasn't seen the first mix, this was a list of songs that the Lisbon sisters and their male neighbours, who were in love with them, played to each other over the telephone. I added several of the songs to fill it up, trying to keep the choices appropriate according to the rest of the tape. I love narrative mixes, and what I've ended up with here is a collection of music that evokes the same feelings I got when I read this amazing book for the first time.
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Geoff Holland12
Date: 11/1/2001
Date: 11/1/2001
Great idea, and looks like it worked out really well... although I DO have to disagree with all of these songs being cheesy and/or irritating. Simon and Garfunkel? Neil Young? Carole King? The Stones? I love it. Every second of it.
Date: 11/2/2001
Thanks Geoff, thanks Kelly.. I do agree there is some classy stuff here in the form of the Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young, etc., but alot of these songs are guilty pleasures for me. Including Candle in the Wind in any other context would get me killed. It's the sort of tape with songs which heard by themselves would cause people to groan, but put them all together and it's something magical, really.