Melanie Safka

2011 / 2012: My personal Soundtrack [15, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‚personal soundtrack‘ with songs that reflected last years‘ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‚Season 15‘, October 2011 to October 2012.

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  • Dillon: „Thirteen Thirtyfive“
  • James Vincent McMorrow: „Breaking Hearts“
  • Andrew Bird: „Fake Palindromes“
  • Gregory Alan Isakov: „That Moon Song“
  • The Head and the Heart: „Down in the Valley“
  • Ghosts I’ve met: „Winter’s Ruin“
  • Holcombe Waller: „Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan“
  • Ben Howard: „Depth over Distance“ (Live)
  • Melanie Safka: „Uptown & Down“
  • Gladys Knight: „Midnight Train to Georgia“
  • P.J. Harvey: „England“
  • Bill Callahan: „One fine Morning“
  • Rebecca Black: „Friday“
  • Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans: „Freeways in the Front Yard“
  • Lambs and Wolves: „The only Light“
  • Freelance Whales: „Generator First Floor“
  • Andrew Bird: „Scythian Empire“
  • The National: „I need my Girl“
  • Talking Heads: „The Big Country“
  • Ayano Tsuji: „Kazeni Naru (to become the wind)“ (Acoustic Version)

Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Dillon – Thirteen Thirtyfive

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James Vincent McMorrow – Breaking Hearts

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Andrew Bird – Fake Palindromes

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Gregory Alan Isakov – That Moon Song

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The Head and the Heart – Down in the Valley

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Ghosts I’ve met – Winter’s Ruin

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Holcombe Waller – Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan

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Ben Howard – Depth over Distance (Live)

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Melanie Safka – Uptown & Down (sorry – only a slow live version:)

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Gladys Knight – Midnight Train to Georgia

http://vimeo.com/27276369

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P.J. Harvey – England

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Bill Callahan – One fine Morning

In Germany, it’s blocked by GEMA. but you can’t buy it on Amazon.de, either. :-/

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Rebecca Black -Friday

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Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans – Freeways in the Front Yard

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Lambs and Wolves – The only Light

http://lambswolves.bandcamp.com/album/the-light-ep (free download!)

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Freelance Whales – Generator First Floor

http://www.jbtvonline.com/performances/freelance-whales-generator-1st-floor

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Andrew Bird – Scythian Empire

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The National – I need my Girl

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Talking Heads – The Big Country

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Ayano Tsuji: „Kazeni Naru (to become the wind)“ (Acoustic Version)


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related Links:

  • 1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack (Link)
  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)
  • My favorite Movies (Link)

2001 / 2002: My personal Soundtrack [05, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‚personal soundtrack‘ with songs that reflected last years‘ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‚Season 5‘, October 2000 to October 2001.

For part one, 1997 to 1998, please go here (Link).

For part two, 1998 to 1999, please go here (Link).

For part a complete listing of all years, 1997 to 2011, please go here (Link tba).

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  • Joe 90: Cars go by
  • Christian Kane: Not here
  • Elvis Costello: Every Day I write the Book
  • Dar Williams: As cool as I am
  • Starsailor: Good Souls
  • David Gray: This Year’s Love
  • Jann Arden: Hanging by a Thread
  • Jewel: Emily
  • Jim Croce: These Dreams
  • Eskobar: Angels
  • Melanie: Detroit or Buffalo
  • PJ Harvey: Who will love me now?
  • U2: Walk on
  • Pet Shop Boys: You choose
  • Aimee Mann: 4th of July
  • Train: Drops of Jupiter
  • Elton John: Tiny Dancer
  • Melanie: Long long Time
  • REM: Nightswimming
  • REM: Sweetness follows

Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Joe 90 – Cars go by:

not available – not even on Amazon (Link).

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Christian Kane – Not here:

http://de.simfy.com/artists/11763-Kane/albums/386751-As-Long-As-You-Want-This/tracks/12696750-Not-Here

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Elvis Costello – Everyday I write the Book:

I like a specific cover version by (singer-songwriter-turned-sexologist) Jallen Rix… but it’s not available online.

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Dar Williams – As cool as I am:

awesome, super-dorky 1996 music video: http://www.totallyfuzzy.net/ourtube/dar-williams/as-cool-as-i-am-video_c6bc9e48c.html

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Starsailor – Good Souls:

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David Gray – This Year’s Love:

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Jann Arden – Hanging by a Thread:

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Jewel – Emily:

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Jim Croce – These Dreams:

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Eskobar – Angels:

not available.

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Melanie – Detroit or Buffalo:

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P.J. Havey – Who will love me now?

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U2 – Walk on:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlvq89_u2-walk-on_music

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Pet Shop Boys – You choose:

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Aimee Mann – 4th of July:

only a live version, sorry.

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Train – Drops of Jupiter:

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Elton John – Tiny Dancer (featured in Cameron Crowe’s ‚Amost Famous‘):

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcy6b7_elton-john-tiny-dancer_music

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Melanie – Long long time:

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REM – Nightswimming:

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REM – Sweetness follows:

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related Links:

  • 1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack (Link)
  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)
  • My favorite Movies (Link)