So, as previously threatened, this is another of my older mixes. This need to make this one kind of struck like a bolt of lightening when I first heard the song that has since become track no. 1.

This is, as should surprise no one who knows me and my tastes in characters very well, a Lucifer playlist. Not Supernatural Lucifer --though there are, of course, elements-- not any specific Lucifer. This is the archetype of the devil as a literary figure, and to my great satisfaction, I believe it is both narratively and theologically sound. Fundamentally, it's about pride, the destructiveness thereof, and how redemption can be had for the asking but not at any other price.

An unfortunate number of the songs on this playlist turn up on other lists I've made, but it can't be helped; I think I managed to be using them all very differently here. This is conceived as a dialogue between the Devil, God, and Man, and is one of my absolute favorites of all the mixes I've made.

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So, as previously threatened, this is another of my older mixes. This need to make this one kind of struck like a bolt of lightening when I first heard the song that has since become track no. 1.

This is, as should surprise no one who knows me and my tastes in characters very well, a Lucifer playlist. Not Supernatural Lucifer --though there are, of course, elements-- not any specific Lucifer. This is the archetype of the devil as a literary figure, and to my great satisfaction, I believe it is both narratively and theologically sound. Fundamentally, it's about pride, the destructiveness thereof, and how redemption can be had for the asking but not at any other price.

An unfortunate number of the songs on this playlist turn up on other lists I've made, but it can't be helped; I think I managed to be using them all very differently here. This is conceived as a dialogue between the Devil, God, and Man, and is one of my absolute favorites of all the mixes I've made.

Read more... )
So, I apologize in advance to anyone on my f-list who is entirely uninterested in my nerdish mix cds; I'm going to be uploading a few that I never got around to posting before this weekend. There may or may not be a post about what I think is the root cause of Alaric's issue with Damon flirting with Elena to break it up (hint: I don't think it's the vampirism or the murdering that's principally bothering him), but that depends on if my thoughts arrange themselves into some kind of coherency.

Meantime! This mix is kind of a do-over. I was never very happy with the mix I made for the "Historical Figures" challenge (for which I drew Nicolai Tesla). I tried too hard to shoehorn in songs about mad science, and too many of them didn't have nearly enough to do with Tesla. As a result, the mix always sounded disjointed and incoherent. Since it was bothering me, I went back, stripped out everything I thought wasn't working, and retooled the mix along new lines based on the little from version one that I thought was on the right track.

Conclusion: This is now an Edison/Tesla slash mix. I don't know whether to blame my brain or my mp3 collection, but I was clearly sabotaged by *something*. Fair warning: this is bittersweet at best. Their relationship didn't end well in real life, and the slash musical version is no different.

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So, I apologize in advance to anyone on my f-list who is entirely uninterested in my nerdish mix cds; I'm going to be uploading a few that I never got around to posting before this weekend. There may or may not be a post about what I think is the root cause of Alaric's issue with Damon flirting with Elena to break it up (hint: I don't think it's the vampirism or the murdering that's principally bothering him), but that depends on if my thoughts arrange themselves into some kind of coherency.

Meantime! This mix is kind of a do-over. I was never very happy with the mix I made for the "Historical Figures" challenge (for which I drew Nicolai Tesla). I tried too hard to shoehorn in songs about mad science, and too many of them didn't have nearly enough to do with Tesla. As a result, the mix always sounded disjointed and incoherent. Since it was bothering me, I went back, stripped out everything I thought wasn't working, and retooled the mix along new lines based on the little from version one that I thought was on the right track.

Conclusion: This is now an Edison/Tesla slash mix. I don't know whether to blame my brain or my mp3 collection, but I was clearly sabotaged by *something*. Fair warning: this is bittersweet at best. Their relationship didn't end well in real life, and the slash musical version is no different.

Read more... )
sumeria: You can't count on love so count your crows (Crows)
Once again, the time is upon us for the Nerd Collective's Quarterly Mix Exchange. This time, our theme was "Fictional Places", and the prompt I drew was "The Court of Night-Blooming Flowers", from Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series, for [livejournal.com profile] imifumei.

It was an interesting exercise in how difficult it is to find music about sex that isn't tawdry, angsty, shippy, angry, or something to be ashamed of. There was a certain very specific tone, and even more specific sound that I wanted to achieve here, and to be honest, I'm not sure how close I came. Closer to the mark then I was with the Tesla mix, anyway. (Speaking of which, I have actually totally redone that, I was so dissatisfied with it; would people like me to repost version 2, now with added Edison/Tesla shippiness?)

Without further ado:

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sumeria: You can't count on love so count your crows (Crows)
Once again, the time is upon us for the Nerd Collective's Quarterly Mix Exchange. This time, our theme was "Fictional Places", and the prompt I drew was "The Court of Night-Blooming Flowers", from Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series, for [livejournal.com profile] imifumei.

It was an interesting exercise in how difficult it is to find music about sex that isn't tawdry, angsty, shippy, angry, or something to be ashamed of. There was a certain very specific tone, and even more specific sound that I wanted to achieve here, and to be honest, I'm not sure how close I came. Closer to the mark then I was with the Tesla mix, anyway. (Speaking of which, I have actually totally redone that, I was so dissatisfied with it; would people like me to repost version 2, now with added Edison/Tesla shippiness?)

Without further ado:

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In the persuit of imposing some kind of order on my online life, I'm posting some of the old mix cd lists I've made for purposes of sharing with friends and not actually ever linked anywhere that they could be found.  Should my unusual and possibly questionable musical tastes and how I relate said tastes to to random concepts be of no interest to you, my appologies.


This particular mix was made by me about half a year ago, and is my ode/love letter to seasons 4 & 5 of Supernatural,  a show that is occasionally wildly problematic, but which I couldn't help loving anyway.


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In the persuit of imposing some kind of order on my online life, I'm posting some of the old mix cd lists I've made for purposes of sharing with friends and not actually ever linked anywhere that they could be found.  Should my unusual and possibly questionable musical tastes and how I relate said tastes to to random concepts be of no interest to you, my appologies.


This particular mix was made by me about half a year ago, and is my ode/love letter to seasons 4 & 5 of Supernatural,  a show that is occasionally wildly problematic, but which I couldn't help loving anyway.


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sumeria: She's the poster child for all the crazy chances that we take (Mermaid)
So, for this edition of the Quarterly mix exchange, the topic was "color", and the specific color I was assigned was a peachy-pink poppy color which Brina, who chose it, called "Tequila Sunrise". I had a plan for this color; I was going to create an Alice in Wonderland themed playlist, and it was going to be charming.

I have literally *no idea* how this happened instead-- but this is the mix that wanted to be created, and I eventually caved.  It is about sunrise, and sunset, and the ocean.  And mermaids. 


1.  Wind in the Pipes, by Meg Davis
2. Ocean, by Dar Williams
3. Erased, by Vixy and Tony
4. Calypso, by Suzanne Vega
5. Ariel, by October Project
6. Diamond Crevasse, by Sheryl Nome
7. Arms of the Sea, by Heather Alexander
8. Captain Jack and the Mermaid, by Meg Davis
9. In the Sea, Soundtrack: The Last Unicorn
10. Calling the Moon, by Dar Williams
11. Voices of the Sea, by Heather Alexander
12. Scarlet, by Iwao Junko
13. Still Catch the Tide, by Seanan McGuire
14. Tell me What the Rain Knows, by Yoko Kanno
15. First Rising Tide, by Alexander Adams
16. Into the West, Soundtrack: Return of the King
17. Balance of Nature, by Alexander Adams
 
sumeria: She's the poster child for all the crazy chances that we take (Mermaid)
So, for this edition of the Quarterly mix exchange, the topic was "color", and the specific color I was assigned was a peachy-pink poppy color which Brina, who chose it, called "Tequila Sunrise". I had a plan for this color; I was going to create an Alice in Wonderland themed playlist, and it was going to be charming.

I have literally *no idea* how this happened instead-- but this is the mix that wanted to be created, and I eventually caved.  It is about sunrise, and sunset, and the ocean.  And mermaids. 


1.  Wind in the Pipes, by Meg Davis
2. Ocean, by Dar Williams
3. Erased, by Vixy and Tony
4. Calypso, by Suzanne Vega
5. Ariel, by October Project
6. Diamond Crevasse, by Sheryl Nome
7. Arms of the Sea, by Heather Alexander
8. Captain Jack and the Mermaid, by Meg Davis
9. In the Sea, Soundtrack: The Last Unicorn
10. Calling the Moon, by Dar Williams
11. Voices of the Sea, by Heather Alexander
12. Scarlet, by Iwao Junko
13. Still Catch the Tide, by Seanan McGuire
14. Tell me What the Rain Knows, by Yoko Kanno
15. First Rising Tide, by Alexander Adams
16. Into the West, Soundtrack: Return of the King
17. Balance of Nature, by Alexander Adams
 
So, a while back, several of my RL friends and I got together and the idea of having a themed mix cd exchange was raised. All of us wrote the name of our favorite historical figure on a piece of paper, and dropped them into a hat. Then drew them back out again, obviously.


The name I drew out was Nicolai Tesla, for [livejournal.com profile] putsoneinmind . Without further ado...


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So, a while back, several of my RL friends and I got together and the idea of having a themed mix cd exchange was raised. All of us wrote the name of our favorite historical figure on a piece of paper, and dropped them into a hat. Then drew them back out again, obviously.


The name I drew out was Nicolai Tesla, for [livejournal.com profile] putsoneinmind . Without further ado...


Read more... )

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