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1. A holiday song - Fairytale of New York - The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
The perfect Christmas song, in my opinion.

BONUS: How Bizarre - OMC
A song for a road trip.

2. A spring song - Space Tractor - The Leningrad Cowboys
Insane, but it makes me smile every time. It's a hopeful song.

BONUS: Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
For when it just starts to warm up and you know summer won't be long.

3. A sleeping song - Sleepyhead - Ed Harcourt
It's right there in the title. *grins*

BONUS: Sleep - The Dandy Warhols
Likewise.

4. A sugared song - Wise Up - Aimee Mann
Sugared in the best possible way, without being sickly.

BONUS: Sugar - Tori Amos
Because I'm in an obvious mood.

5. A fierce song - Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
No explanation needed.

BONUS: My Life - Billy Joel
For when you just can't take people telling you what to do anymore.

6. A mysterious song - Stay - Shakespear's Sister
Still makes me shiver every time.

BONUS: The Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen
No idea what it's about, but I love it.

7. A yearning song - American Dream (Girl in Texas) - John Tams
A song about wanting to be where you're not, and maybe never will be, sung by a man born half the world away from anything they showed in the old movies.

BONUS: Lily Dreams On - Cotton Mather
Not yearning for anything you can pin down, except maybe the girl, but oh, his voice.

8. A satisfied song - Satisfied Mind - Jeff Buckley
The obvious choice.

BONUS: Right On Line - John Tams
A song about a former hellraiser who's settling down for love, and happy with it. But not as sappy as that sounds.

9. A mourning song - Harry Stone (Hearts of Coal) - John Tams
Mourning the passing of a way of life, as much as a person. And raging at it.

BONUS - Gresford Disaster - The Albion Band
In memory of a real tragedy.

10. A kind song - Everybody Hurts - REM
As someone else once said, the equivalent of wrapping a big fuzzy blanket around the most depressed of its listeners and telling them it's all going to be okay.

BONUS: Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash
Tells the girl's story with such sympathy.

11. A pure song - Eagle Will Rise Again and Old and Wise - both Alan Parsons Project
These are sung by Colin Blunstone, who has one of the purest voices I've ever heard.

BONUS: Fields of Gold - Gregorian
I have several Gregorian chant covers of rock and pop songs, and they're all beautiful.

12. A bitter song - London Underground - Adam Kay and Suman Biswas
Bitter for reasons anyone who's ever tried to commute in London will be familiar with.

BONUS: El Tango de Roxanne - Ewan McGregor and others
This song is just glorious. And I like it better than the original.



Let me know if you take any!
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From:amythyst7
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 12:53 am
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I stoled some :) Thanks
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 07:50 am
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Ooh, which ones? :D
From:amythyst7
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 10:26 am
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 11:44 am
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From:viridian
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 01:29 am
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Took a few. PS: Stay is one of my all-time favorite songs, and lots of people don't know/remember it any more. :D
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 07:55 am
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*grins* Which ones?

And yes, I loved that song as a kid and I still love it now.
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From:silensy
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 02:10 am
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I grabbed Fields of Gold because ooo, monks. I may be back for more later.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 07:55 am
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:D If you want more Gregorian, just ask.
From:crazychica1818
Date:September 22nd, 2006 - 07:02 pm
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From:deathpixie
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 03:43 am
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*grins* Grabbed... a bunch, actually. A good half of them. :)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 07:56 am
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Oooh. Which ones?
From:deathpixie
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 12:08 pm
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 12:16 pm
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From:calikali
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 04:28 am
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I downloaded a bunch. Thank you!
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 07:56 am
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Welcome!

Mind if I ask which ones you took?
From:calikali
Date:September 8th, 2006 - 02:45 am
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 8th, 2006 - 05:58 am
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From:innerbrat
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 01:36 pm
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Stoleded a bunch. Most of the oens I didn't have, in fact. Thankee ;)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 01:56 pm
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*grins*

And which ones did you not have?
From:innerbrat
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 02:03 pm
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 02:13 pm
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From:batyatoon
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 03:06 pm
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Took Fairytale of New York, How Bizarre, and Harry Stone.

*beams*
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 03:17 pm
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:D!

Let me know what you think?
From:batyatoon
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 04:40 pm
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 7th, 2006 - 06:19 pm
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From:tafadhali
Date:September 12th, 2006 - 08:37 pm
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Ooh, nice choices. I took "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" and "Right on Line"!
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From:hermionesviolin
Date:September 16th, 2006 - 02:24 am
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Not taking any ('cause I don't have iWhatever so I can't listen to .m4a's) but just wanted to say yay for "Stay" by Shakespeare's Sister.
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From:joie_de_bruit
Date:September 18th, 2006 - 07:26 pm
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You can play .m4a's on winamp.
From:hermionesviolin
Date:September 18th, 2006 - 07:27 pm
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From:joie_de_bruit
Date:September 18th, 2006 - 07:25 pm
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I downloaded all of them...even the ones I already knew because I thought it'd be nice to have them on my computer.
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From:neotoma
Date:September 18th, 2006 - 10:57 pm
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I took most of them -- except, you know, the ones I already *had*.
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From:celisnebula
Date:September 20th, 2006 - 01:47 pm
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I was going to grab El Tango de Roxanne, but it keeps leading back to the London Underground (great song BTW), which I already own.

Good list for the mix though!
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 20th, 2006 - 03:29 pm
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Augh. I'll fix that.
From:avariel_wings
Date:September 20th, 2006 - 03:39 pm
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From:celisnebula
Date:September 20th, 2006 - 05:55 pm
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From:pierson
Date:September 22nd, 2006 - 06:24 am
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Ooo, nice! I hadn't heard several of these. I took Sleepyhead, Sleep, Wise Up, Eye of the Tiger, My Life, Stay, Lily Dreams On, Everybody Hurts, Eagle Will Rise Again, Old and Wise, Fields of Gold, El Tango de Roxanne.

Thanks so much for sharing!
From:glynnis
Date:September 26th, 2006 - 05:08 am
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Hi, I took "Stay" and "Fields of Gold", and I might come back for the John Tams songs, because Hagman = awesome. Thanks!