Dougie Fresh1

Member Since: 10/23/2001
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Trip To Magic Mountain

Artist Song
Jane's Addiction  Up The Beach 
Wazimbo  Nwahulwana 
Pink Floyd  Free Fall 
Jefferson Airplane  White Rabbit 
Led Zeppelin  Ramble On 
The Cure  A Forest 
Portishead  Strangers 
The Smiths  Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me 
Jack Black  Let's Get It On 
REM  King Of Birds 
Allman Brothers Band  Blue Sky 
John Prine  Lake Marie 
Ani DiFranco  Untouchable Face 
Four Non Blondes  Drifting 
The Smiths  Unloveable 
Simon & Garfunkle  Homeward Bound 


Narrative, you say? Indeed, I swear it's true. I saw Sarajean's Trek mixes recently, and it jogged a bit of memory - a collection of relaxation tapes for children that I've had for years. I used to use bits of them on mixes, as the narrator has a very relaxing, almost creepy voice. The most interesting one was "Trip To Magic Mountain," and after transferring it from cassette I set out to build a soundtrack around it. There are no gaps between songs - the narration occurs over and around the song intros and outros. And it's some weird shit, let me tell you. The basic premise is that you imagine a journey to the top of a mountain, guided by your friend Mr. Rabbit. On the top of that mountain, by a lake, Mr. Rabbit teaches you about loving yourself & others, mood swings and accepting criticism from adults. Good stuff. Every song is thematically tied to something going on in the story (except the first two, which are mood-setting tracks, as there is no story yet). Some work frighteningly well - as the snare drum intro to "White Rabbit" rolls in, Mr. Rabbit is telling you that at the top of the mountain, "something very special will happen to you" (cue Grace: "one pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small..."). In fact, at one point you actually imagine yourself "ten feet tall" (cue "King Of Birds"). Anyway, it has to be heard to be believed. I uploaded a sample, with the narration from the first four tracks: (RealAudio), or for those with high-speed, the 5MB mp3 is sample.mp3. As always, if anyone wants a copy, drop me a line.


Date: 11/11/2001
wow. i am very very very impressed. if i was grand high intelligence in charge of mix o' the week this would be my pick!
Date: 11/11/2001
really cool idea.. i like it already.. reminds me of this record i used to have with a clown in the middle of it.. it was pretty scary lookin.. anyway.. nice job!
Date: 11/14/2001
freaking awesome.