TheKeenGuy (Patrick C. Taylor)

Member Since: 7/9/2002
Total Mixes: 164
Total Feedback: 1488

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CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
Playlist | Alternative - Indie Rock

Lost to Dreams

Artist Song
Arco  Babie's Eyes 
Don Peris  Firefly 
The Decemberists  Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect 
The Clientele  Saturday 
The Fairline Parkway  The Console 
The Delgados  Accused of Stealing 
David Usher  St. Lawrence River 
Elbow  Asleep in the Back 
Slumber Party  You've Gone Too Far 
Jim O'Rourke  Get a Room 
Iron & Wine  Waitin' for a Superman 
Elliott Smith  A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free 
Broken Social Scene  Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl 
Doves  The Cedar Room 
Alfie  Rain, Heaven, Hail 
Jump, Little Children  Mother's Eyes 


This mix isn't at all what I initially planned. I started out on Sunday planning on making a mix titled "Continue" for Gillian, but as I was trying to mix it, virtually every song I planned to use got pushed to the wayside. What emerged, almost unconsciously, was an album full of long sad songs about the cold, about sleeping, about dreaming, about finding it hard to try to feel good. And when I was almost done mixing it, I got the news (from an AOTM Feedback, no less) that Elliott Smith, my favorite musician, had killed himself. Just like how every cineaste can name the movie that really got them into movies, I can say that when I started listening to Elliott Smith is when I really started to LOVE music. And... when you have such an emotional rapport with an artist... and then that artist takes his/her life... it's hard to communicate to anyone else exactly why that's so hard to bear. Anyway, I didn't even know what I was making when I started making this mix, but somehow it took shape, and it's exactly what I needed for a time like this. So, this mix is as much for me as it is for Gillian. I hope she doesn't mind.
image for mix


Date: 10/24/2003
good title, but i don't recognise much of what you've used on the mix. i'd be interested to get a copy ;)
Date: 10/24/2003
i would also like a copy. i'll try to find these songs.

where did you find that picture too? please email me at and let me know. thanks.
abigail dice1
Date: 10/27/2003
beautiful mix, patrick. those memorial pictures are so devistatingly beautiful. and "asleep in the back" is enough to make me bawl outloud.