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2012 / 2013: My personal Soundtrack [16, quick list]

Stefan Mesch, Januar 2013

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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 16‘, October 2012 to October 2013.

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  • Ellen and the Escapades: „Coming back home“
  • Xavier Rudd: „Whirlpool“
  • Jim Bryson: „Fell off the Dock“
  • Lonesome Leash: „Ghosts“
  • Fruit Tree Foundations: „Just as scared“
  • Augustines: „Chapel Song“
  • Birdy: „Terrible Love“
  • Josh Groban: „Brave“
  • Depeche Mode: „Broken“
  • Julia Stone: „Bloodbuzz Ohio“
  • Fran Healy: „Crossfire“
  • The Mountain Goats: „High Hawk Season“
  • Field Report: „Route 18“
  • Shelby Earl: „Swift Arrows“
  • The Mountain Goats: „Marduk T-Shirt Men’s Room Incident“
  • Phosphorescent: „Song for Zula“ (live at WFUV)
  • Oscar and the Wolf: „All we want“ (unplugged)
  • Bryan John Appleby: „Road“ (The Doe Bay Sessions; live / unplugged)
  • The Mountain Goats: „Then the Letting go“
  • Windmill: „Gallery Masterpiece“

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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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Ellen and the Escapades: „Coming back home“

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Xavier Rudd: „Whirlpool“

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Jim Bryson: „Fell off the Dock“

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Lonesome Leash: „Ghosts“

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Fruit Tree Foundation: „Just as scared“

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(We are) Augustine(s): „Chapel Song“

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Birdy: „Terrible Love“

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Josh Groban: „Brave“

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Depeche Mode: „Broken“

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Julia Stone: „Bloodbuzz Ohio“ (402 Session)

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Fran Healy: „Crossfire“

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The Mountain Goats: „High Hawk Season“

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Field Report: „Route 18“

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Shelby Earl: „Swift Arrows“ (…if you like Melanie Safka, give this a try! It’s produced by Damien Jurado.)

http://www.amazon.com/Swift-Arrows/dp/B00DHXNO64

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The Mountain Goats: „Marduk T-Shirt Men’s Room Incident“

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Phosphorescent: „Song for Zula“ (live)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI6I4PM0UvI

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Oscar and the Wolf: „All we want“ (live version)

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Bryan John Appleby: „The Road“ (Doe Bay Seassions)

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The Mountain Goats: „Then the Letting Go“

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Whirlpool: „Gallery Masterpiece“


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related Links:

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)