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Cassette | Mixed Genre
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On the Downhill Side

Side A
Artist Song
The Moonglows  On the Streets of the Bronx 
Johnny Cash  Hurt 
The Beach Boys  God Only Knows 
The Commodores  Night Shift 
Warren Zevon  Keep Me in Your Heart 
Billie Holliday  Gloomy Sunday 
The Hollies  The Air That I Breathe 
Kiss  Beth 
The Neville Brothers  Will the Circle Be Unbroken? 
Frank Zappa  Watermelon in Easter Hay ( 
Dire Straits  So Far Away from Me 
The Fleetwoods  Come Softly to Me 
Lionel Belasco  Venezuela 
Side B
The Cheap Suit Serenaders  Ragtime Nightingale 
Alan Parsons Project  Time 
Fountains of Wayne  Halley's Waitress 
Guided by Voices  Game of Pricks 
Beck  Lost Cause 
Judy Henske  Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out 
The Righteous Brothers  Soul and Inspiration 
Frank Sinatra  Old Man River 
Carole King  So Far Away 
Badfinger  Day After Day 
Slim Harpo  Rainin' in my Heart 
Bjork  Gloomy Sunday 
Enya  Boadicea 


My grandmother is in the hospital with diverticulitis. We're very close. She's quite old and the operation may be dangerous... so she's got to make a tough decision. It's so difficult seeing someone who helped raise me, who was always so strong, weakening and slipping in the winter years. If she wants to go home and take her chances, so she can live her last days at home and not in a hospital, I want to support her, but it is so hard to not fight for someone you love to take every chance to live longer. I made this tape to help wring out my feelings of sadness, frustration, and worry for her.
By pure chance, 3 songs by recently deceased musicians ended up on this tape. The two versions of "Gloomy Sunday," a song legendary for possibly being linked to a rash of suicides in 1930's Hungary, have been soothing lately. And no one sings pain like magic Judy Henske.
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Date: 11/16/2003
Surely the sun will sign on your grandma someday... excellent mix.
Date: 11/16/2003
Thinking of u Stripey. Good Mix!