Monday, 21 April 2014

Monday Mix || I Fought the War But the War Won

Okay, listen. I love making fanmixes. I always have. I usually have about half a dozen unfinished playlists in iTunes at one time.

A little while ago, I posted my mix based on Mira Grant's Feed. I had to express myself somehow. That book destroyed me. (Spoilers spoilers spoilers in that mix, by the by.)

So, I've got a bit of free time on my hands now (thank goodness) and I thought why not try to actually make this a thing I do on my blog? I have a few mixes in the queue from before I started this blog, so I'll post those for the first little bit. But it doesn't have to be a full mix. I figure even a song or two that remind me of a book or a character or whatever would be fun.

And, as per usual, you are welcome to join in if you'd like. (Definitely link me up if you've got something similar going, I'd love to check it out.)

So, without further ado, here's the first instalment of Monday Mix.

Okay, maybe a little bit more ado. Because have I mentioned how much I love comic books? I don't know if that's common knowledge around these parts yet or not. But I really really do. I am basically in nerd-vana with all the comic book movies and everything going on.

So what better way to celebrate than with a horribly depressing comic inspired mix!

If you're unfamiliar with the Marvel Universe, a number of years ago there was a huge crossover storyline called Civil War. It basically pitted everyone against each other. One side supported the idea of superhero registration (and the death of secret identities). The other was vehemently opposed.

Tony Stark and Steve Rogers were on opposing sides. It was rough. I still have a lot of feelings. As the mix will undoubtedly show you.

(Tracklist after cut. And spoilers, obviously.)

Jimmy Eat World - Futures
(Tony Stark, the futurist)

I always believed in futures
I hope for better in November
I try the same losing lucky numbers
It could be a cold night for a lifetime 
Hey now, the past is told by those who win
My darling, what matters is what hasn't been

- - -

Vaux - Are You With Me?
(General Civil War theme)

Off the record I been saying
Cut the cord that's hanging you
On the record, information
Pretty soon they're selling you
Are you with me?
Nothing to trust in
You have the answers
What are the questions?

- - -

The Kinks - Catch Me Now I'm Falling (live)
(The growing tension and disconnect between Steve and Tony)

Now I'm calling all citizens from all over the world
This is Captain America calling
I bailed you out when you were down on your knees
So will you catch me now I'm falling
When you were broke you would come to me
And I would always pull you round
Now I call your office on the telephone
And your secretary tells me that she's sorry,
But, you've gone out of town

- - -

Metric - Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)
(Tony, after Steve's death)

I fought the war
But the war won't stop for the love of god
I fought the war
I fought the war but the war won

- - -

Maximo Park - Our Velocity
(Tony, trying to cope after everything)

I’m not a man, I’m a machine
Chisel me down until I am clean 
Never, never try to gauge temperature
When you tend to travel at such speed
At our velocity
Love is a lie,
which means I've been lied to
Love is a lie,
which means I've been lying too
I've got no one to call
In the middle of the night anymore
I'm just alone with my thoughts

- - -

Sarah McLachlan - Fallen
(Tony, "It wasn't worth it.")

Truth be told I've tried my best
But somewhere along the way
I got caught up in all there was to offer
And the cost was so much more than I could bear 
But we carry on our backs the burden
Time always reveals
The lonely light of morning
The wound that would not heal
It's the bitter taste of losing everything
That I have held so dear

- - -

Voxtrot - Steven
(Tony, missing Steve)

I want to be myself
But I am somebody else
Steven, I love you, I can't grow past you,
I have nothing left to give to you

- - -

The New Pornographers - Adventures in Solitude
(Steve's return)

The best of the vanished marvels have gathered inside your door
Gathering there
To pay off a debt brought back from the wars
We thought we lost you
We thought we lost you
We thought we lost you
Welcome back