other worlds or a life I felt passing through mine | say goodbye (to the world you thought you lived in) fanmix

young man theme | balmorhea

when we knew no different | ben woods

you are a tourist | death cab for cutie
cause when you find yourself the villain / in the story you have written / it's plain to see / that sometimes the best intentions / are in need of redemption

is it wicked not to care? | belle & sebastian
but if there was a sequel / would you love me as an equal? / would you love me till I'm dead

a dream upon waking | jon brion

rest of years (demo) | the national
all in time, but you fade away from me love / they can't see what I can see / turned away from me / I can turn everything around

the shrine / an argument | fleet foxes
I'm not one to ever pray for mercy / or to wish on pennies in the fountain or the shrine / but that day you know I left my money / and I thought of you only / all that copper glowing fine

jynweythek ylow | aphex twin

sounds familiar | the weakerthans
before I spill the things I mean to hide away, or gouge my eyes with platitudes of sentiment, I'll drown the urge for permanence and certainty; crouch down and scrawl my name with yours in wet cement.

come and find me | josh ritter
though I'm here in this far off place / my air is not this time and space / I draw you close with every breath

home | explosions in the sky

love love love | the mountain goats
love is gonna lead you by the hand / into a white and soundless place / now we see this / as in a mirror dimly / then we shall see each other / face to face

lover's dream | anna ternheim
maybe I could be yours / maybe you could be mine / god, I waited so long / maybe my time has come / to walk by your side

time travel | michael andrews

history (repeats itself) | a.o.s.
history repeats itself / coiling down into the future / when it's one second to twelve / the hands touch and furrow deeper

not your year | the weepies
breathe through it, write a list of desires / make a toast, make a wish, slash some tires / paint a heart repeating, beating "don't give up, don't give up, don't give up."

you may emerge from this more dead than alive | hammock

the sword & the pen | regina spektor
so what if nothing is safe / so what if no one is saved / no matter how sweet / no matter how brave / what if each to his own lonely grave

return to me | matthew ryan
I have been the worst of kinds / a sorrowed heart / a cluttered mind / and I'm thinkin' that I could change this / that I could change this / but I can't change this

drove through ghosts to get here | 65daysofstatic

pause the tragic ending | rachael yamagata
draw me under, cut me open / take my heart, I give it to you / call the thunder and bring the storm / hold me close, I beg of you / and pause the tragic ending / for just a moment more

any other world | mika
so I smiled and tried to mean it / to let myself let go / cos it's all in the hands of a bitter, bitter man / say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in

grown man theme | balmorhea

23 tracks | mp3 | 126.24 mb

fanmixer's notes

At first, it seemed like a daunting task to create a fanmix inspired by the work of the crazy talented K/[livejournal.com profile] hitlikehammers. So imagine my surprise (and relief) when the mix flowed out with only a few minor hitches. Credit must go to K, who wrote a gorgeous fic. I took my cues from her, from her choice of point of view character to the way she developed the narrative. I've arranged this to mimic the emotional arc of Mark – and of his and Eduardo's relationship – as Mark goes through the process of setting things right/getting Wardo back only to lose him right after, again and again and again and again. I can only hope I succeeded somewhat in evoking say goodbye (to the world you thought you lived in)'s mood and events and general greatness.

credit where credit is due

Title taken from 'Other Lives and Dimensions and Finally a Love Poem', by Bob Hicock.

Here when I say 'I never want to be without you,'
somewhere else I am saying
'I never want to be without you again.' And when I touch you
in each of the places we meet

in all of the lives we are, it’s with hands that are dying
and resurrected.
When I don’t touch you it’s a mistake in any life,
in each place and forever.

From: [identity profile] kezley.livejournal.com

This is absolutely beautiful! I think you did a great job capturing the story with your music selections, and I especially loved the instrumental pieces you selected (which normally I don't care for as much). Awesome!

From: [identity profile] gardinha.livejournal.com

Thanks! I'm glad that you enjoyed the mix and that, according to your estimation, I seem to have accomplished what I set out to do. ♥

From: [identity profile] i-rise-inside.livejournal.com

gorgeous mix! it complements the story, and fits Mark's emotional journey, so wonderfully.

From: [identity profile] gardinha.livejournal.com

♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

From: [identity profile] suthnoli.livejournal.com

I just finished reading the fic, and these are absolutely excellent selections. Seriously impressive!

From: [identity profile] hitlikehammers.livejournal.com

So I just popped over here to download the mix again on a different computer, because I don't have it with me at the moment, but I noticed that my original comment never submitted! Which is unacceptable. So please forgive the apparent delay in my feedback.

Mostly, I just want to let you know that the mix is brilliant, it fits the mood of the story so well, and I adore it. I listen to it when I walk through campus, sometimes. It's wonderful. Thank you -- so much.
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From: [personal profile] cupidsbow

Hi, I came on over because I was curious, and this looks like a fantastic mix! I'm looking forward to hearing it. (I'm terrible at remembering to comment after the fact, which is why I'm commenting now.) Thank you!