Member Since: 8/17/2003
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BOOKTARD BALL (A themed wall by Purple & Miranda, which may never happen; until then, a MirandoMix)

Side A
Artist Song
Elvis Costello  Every Day I Write the Book 
The Beatles  Paperback Writer 
Moxy Frnvous  My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors 
PBS or whatever  Reading Rainbow Theme Song 
The Monotones  The Book of Love 
Green Day  Who Wrote Holden Caufield 
The Clash  Killing an Arab 
Loreena McKennit  The Highwayman 
The Smiths  Shakespeare's Sister 
Pat Benatar  Wuthering Heights 
Eels  Manchester Girl 
Phil Ochs  The Bells 
Ryan Adams  Sylvia Plath 
Iron Maiden  Phantom of the Opera 
Thomas Hanson (lyrics Walt Whitman)  Song of Democracy 
Bruce Springsteen  The Ghost of Tom Joad 
The Police  Don't Stand so Close to Me 
Piebald  Holden Caufield 
Music Man Soundtrack  Marian the Librarian 
Cake  Open Book 
10,000 Maniacs  Hey Jack Kerouac 
Rainer Maria  Breakfast of Champions 
Kate Bush  Wuthering Heights 
Loreena McKennit  Lady of Shalott 
Hanson  MmmBop 
The Smiths  Cemetry Gates 
Dropkick Murphies  Finnegan's Wake 
Loreena McKennit  Prospero's Speech 
Radiohead  2+2=5 
Eurythmics  Doubleplusgood 
Side B
Thomas Hampson, Lyrics Emily Dickinson  Heart, We Will Forget Him 
The Reflections  (Just Like) Romeo + Juliet 
Radiohead  Subterranean Homesick Alien 
Radiohead  Paranoid Android 
Phil Ochs  William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park & Escapes Unscathed 
Phil Ochs  The Highwayman 
Led Zeppelin  Battle for Evermore 
Loreena McKennit  Dante's Prayer 
Eurythmics  For the Love of Big Brother 
Spiritualized  Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating 
Eurythmics  Julia 
Eurythmics  Sexcrime (1984) 
Fame Soundtrack  I Sing the Body Electric 
Iron Maiden  Flight of Icarus 
Phil Ochs  Doesn't Lenny Live Here Anymore 


You know you want to have a great mix to play at your sitting-around-reading party, right? Right! I am so very `umble that I say this is great. Right.

So I go to this tiny "radical" liberal-arts school, and we're so pretentious that we can't say "party". We have to say "wall". And my friend Purple and I are so extra-special we can't say "wall." We have to say "Ball," because nobody can resist alliteration! This is what we have so far for the party of the century, or at least the week (of sundays): Booktard Ball! The Lit majors need to have some fun. And look how cool & smart I am: this is a party that will likely never take place (we are anti social & shy). Therefore, it is fictitious. Look! A meta-mix! 20 Pretentious Points for me.

The main criteria for putting a song in was 1. Having some kind of reference to a literary work or persona in the lyrics, or at least a librarian or library, or 2. in the title or 3. someone else recommended it (special thanks to the livejournal community Booktards that way) or 4. We just plain liked the song. Additions welcome. I wasn't really caring about the order when I did this. But I do think it's funny to put (Thomas)Hanson right after Iron Maiden. I've got no respect for anything. Just think of it as a very embryonic start to a party in my mind.

Hanson is only on here because I'm crazy and I think in the very beginning they are paraphrasing Shakespeare. I think we'd get lynched if we actually played it but Look! The Bard: "If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which one will not; speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear, your favor nor your hate."-Shakespeare, MacBeth, Act I, Scene iii in case you care. Hanson: "Mmbop!" (no, just kidding). "Plant a seed, plant a flower, plant a rose
You can plant any one of those
Keep planting to find out which one grows
It's a secret no one knows
It's a secret no one knows" (Stanza 2, hahaha for some reason I think that's hilarious) So that's it and I thought it was niftyish and that's the only reason it is on there. Yay for middle school nostalgia!
As with every mix I make, it's rather heavy on the Phil Ochs (this one is just heavy on Loreena McKennit due to necessity). Deal. "Lenny" is on here 'cause I am [the only person in the world who is] convinced that at the end there is a very small allusion to a Cortßzar short story called "The Idyll of the Cyclades," but then again I'd have to look up publication dates and translations and such to really prove it, so let's just say it's my favoritest song ever and this is MY mix and Lenny can be there if I want him to be, dammit! ...and leave it at that.

I talk too much. Sorry. Enjoy it or at least don't hate it too much. I had fun doing it.


Date: 8/17/2003
i demand you sign up this wall *grin* and please do not cave in and add booty dancing music as to please the crowd. i beg of you. yes, yes. yay for booktards such as yourself and purple! wheee! :D
I am DJ Tech Wizard
Date: 8/17/2003
whoa. i'd come to the wall with a ball or have a ball at the wall with a call and try not to fall. um how would I say "overall cool"?!?
Purple Dancer
Date: 8/18/2003
Oh yes. Oh yes. *orgasms* We are SO having this wall. No protests. No naysaying. We. Are. Having. This. Wall.

I'd prefer it on one of those Friday/Saturdays just before the beginning of a vacation, when most of the booty dancing crowd is at home doing their thang.
Date: 12/4/2003
Great mix, I really like the theme. Now I have to find alll those Eurythmics tracks from "1984" ... I just did a 1984 theme tape but I didn't have any of their songs from the movie. LOL, I like the inclusion of the Iron Maiden song as well.