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Mixtape: Far Away From You (What Else is New?)

August 6, 2009

I’m going to be out of town for eight or nine days after today, so there won’t be any new posts for a bit. So, I leave with this.

Phew! It feels like I haven’t posted a mixtape in a really long time. Anyway, this is one that I’m really quite proud of; I know I say that with most of the ones I post, but I mean it this time, promise. This tape, as the title would imply, deals with the subjects of separation, loneliness, distance, anxiety, and loss. This is probably the second-most personal mix that I’ve posted here. It’s modeled significantly after my own experiences, along with the soundtrack that I had during those times. It’s also undoubtedly the most lyric-based tape here; none of these songs are just “filler”, as they all tie into the story that I’m trying to tell with this, and the thoughts and ideas I’m trying to convey. Not a line is wasted.

This isn’t a passive listening experience for me, and although it certainly can be to you (and still be enjoyed just about as much, probably), I didn’t intend for it to be. As I said, I do think this is telling something of a story, as well as following a surprisingly specific timeline of events. Part of me thought I should post the story, or little snippets of it, but I think it would be more interesting to just see what you come up with through your own listening. If you’ve got any ideas, or just any comments in general, leave them in the comments! I’d love to hear how much people really get from the mixtapes I post.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Enjoy the tape, and I’ll see you all in about a week!

Title: Far Away From You (What Else is New?)
Length: 1:10:00

1. O! The Joy – “There is No Such Thing as “Organized Crime””
2. Camper Van Beethoven – “(I Was Born in A) Laundromat”
3. We Are Hex – “No FM/No AM”
4. Another Sunny Day – “Horseriding”
5. jj – “Ecstasy”
6. His Clancyness – “Dream Tune”
7. O Pioneers!!! – “9 A.M. Everyday”
8. The Matches – “From 24C”
9. Lemuria – “Pants”
10. Nada Surf – “80 Windows”
11. mewithoutYou – “Cattail Down”
12. My Heart to Joy – “Giving My Hands Away”
13. Why? – “Act Five”
14. Picture Atlantic – “Slip Into the Sea”
15. The Good, The Bad, & The Queen – “Northern Whale”
16. The Zombies – “Butcher’s Tale (Western Front 1914)”
17. The Verve – “Neon Wilderness”
18. Vince Guaraldi Trio – “Linus and Lucy”
19. The Weakerthans – “Plea From a Cat Named Virtute”
20. Roman Candle – “Why Modern Radio is A-Ok”
21. Sugarplum Fairies – “Polaroid”

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