The International Mixtape Group
had a scheme going where two people had to write one another a mxtape with the theme 'Me: An Introduction'. Several months later, I have finally gotten around to making a playlist for my dear Mr Alexher123. Not only this, but I have also gotten around to uploading the whole mixtape onto the interwebz. It's not a definitive statement on my musical taste, but I think it says a bit about who I am.
I now share this gloriousness with you!1. Hyperballad- Big Heavy Stuff
This is a fantastic cover of the Bjork song. It's the song I turn to when I'm depressed, the raw acoustic edge to this resonating somewhere in my heart.2. Hype (V.2.)- The Hampdens
This is a song I have fallen in love with over time. I bought it on iTunes, which means I cant share it, so I have a ripped copy of 'The Hype" from their Myspace, which is a slightly different mix of the song. V.2 is much better, but I can not find it anywhere. (If you can locate/buy v.2 srsly, DO IT).3. Love- Smashing Pumpkins
This song is my heroin. When I first heard it, I absolutely hated it. But it has this addictive quality to it- you have to listen to it one more time
.This repulsion and addiction continues until you fall in love.4.Forever Gone, Forever You- Evanesence
On second thought, I should have added a different one of their songs, but oh well. Amy Lee's voice is beautiful, and I like the synth stuff in their early demo stuff. 5. Stockholm Syndrome- Blink 182
This song speaks to me emotionally in a way I would have hardly thought Blink capable of. I will admit, its a crappy song in the whole scheme of music. But its firmly engrained itself in who I am, its a song that I was able to curl up within and have a few minutes of sanity listening to.6.Hearts Burst Into Fire- Bullet for my Valentine
When I fall in love, this is how I want it to be. Power Metal included. 7. Hail Destroyer- Cancer Bats
I feel 98.4534264% more badass than I really am when I listen to this song. TRUFAX. If this song is too hardcore for you, it's time to man up. If its not hardcore enough, I salute you. 8. Train In Vain- The Clash
The first evar Clash song I ever heard. The rest, as they say, is history. 9.Bordering On Ordinary- The Dear & Departed
This is another song I did not immediately like, but felt mysteriously drawn to. There is a suss key change mid way through, and I'm not sure it really works, but ok, whatever. I sometimes feel like I border on ordinary, just like I border on whether I like this song. It's a pretty good analogy really.10. Girl Anachronism- The Dresden Dolls
This song is for those days when life is a glorious mess. 11. You Want Romance?- Funeral For A Friend
This is one of my favourite songs, (hey some of you might have guessed, y/fy?). Again, thanks to those iTunes peeps and their encryption shite I can't share it either. Its here on iMeem if you want to listen though
. 12.Why Do You Love Me- Garbage
I can't understand what would possess any man into the madness that would be falling in love with me. Also, Shirley Manson is awesome. 'nuff said.13. Where the City Meets the Sea- The Getaway Plan
This song fills me with hope. Also the lead singer is very pretty, although his mouth is disproportionately large. I suspect this contributes to his awesome voice.14.Miss Take- The HorrorPops
I'm a girl, I make mistakes, and thats ok.15. Lady Madeline In Her Coffin- I Am Ghost
This song is so dodgy in terms of recording quality, but it has a really interesting dynamic to it. You'll see what I mean.16. Imagine- John Lennon
Because I'm lame and I believe in world peace? This song is classic, timeless, genius. 17. The Shake- Kisschasy
This song evokes all sorts of crazy emotions in me, especially the crescendo towards the end. Ghostly and passionate. It's a good combination.18. Wake Up- The Living End
Rockabilly with a political edge, it works. One of their best songs.19. Spike- The Network
This song gives me the lulz, you should watch the video clip for it on Youtube
. Funniest thing ever.
I R PUNK WHEN I LISTEN TO THIS SONG20. Anasasis (Xenophontis)- Parkway Drive
Parkway Drive is one of those bands that takes a bit of effort to get into, but its worth it. Really. I don't even hear the screaming any more haha. Parkway Drive are huge on the Aussie hardcore scene, and I have awesome memories seeing them live, such as breaking a friend of mine's tooth in the moshpit. ;-0 I am teh badass.21. Avarice- Disturbed
I really like this song. It gives me pleasing memories of a shirtless Stuart Townsend in Queen of the Damned. It sort of has this hypnotic feel to it. 22. Seein' Diamonds- Hot Water Musi
A nice way to end the Mix. Everytime I hear it, my heart has this huge pang of emotion. It's emotive and raw and everything music should be.
Now children. I would never ever
condone the illegal distribution of music. Never
.If however, you are sufficiently lacking in morals, it can be found here on YouWantRomance's sendspace
. Like, totally by coincidence.