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Literary analysis of a different kind

Literary analysis of a different kind
Created by: Danielle
Tracks: 12
Length: 00:46:14
Keywords 1. Literature
2. writing
3. reading
Created on 3/31/07 01:32pm
Level 5
Points 2097
Total visitors 275
Unique visitors 33
description:
As an English major, I am drawn to music with literary references and thought I would start out my membership with a mix of some of my favorites. I did not hold myself to any rigid standards, so some of them are more roundabout than others. This mix is by no means all -inclusive and I am sure that I am missing many good ones. Also, I usually am opposed to having the same artist on a mix twice, but I made an exception for this one.

tracklist

1 The Hold Steady : Stuck Between Stations
This song is about the poet John Berryman and starts off with a reference to On the Road. I heard Craig Finn i [...]
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Track 1 from Boys and Girls In America
Length: 00:04:10
Year: 2006
Track Description:
This song is about the poet John Berryman and starts off with a reference to On the Road. I heard Craig Finn interviewed on NPR and he said that John Berryman haunted the Minneapolis scene with his death rather than his actual poetry which I found bittersweet and romantic in a macabre way.
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2 The Smiths : Cemetry Gates
Keats, Yeats, and Oscar Wilde. I have visited Oscar Wilde's grave in Paris and this song always conjures up pl [...]
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Track 5 from The Queen is Dead
Length: 00:02:41
Year: 1985
Track Description:
Keats, Yeats, and Oscar Wilde. I have visited Oscar Wilde's grave in Paris and this song always conjures up pleasant memories.
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3 Animal Collective : Did You See the Words
This song may not be a direct lit. reference but it reminds me very much of reading and writing, especially th [...]
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Track 1 from Feels
Length: 00:05:15
Year: 2005
Track Description:
This song may not be a direct lit. reference but it reminds me very much of reading and writing, especially the line "inky periods drip from your mailbox."
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4 The Police : Don't Stand So Close to Me
One of my friends had recently borrowed my copy of Lolita when we heard this song and he exclaimed "I finally [...]
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Track 7 from Greatest Hits
Length: 00:04:01
Year: 1992
Track Description:
One of my friends had recently borrowed my copy of Lolita when we heard this song and he exclaimed "I finally understand that esoteric line about the famous book by Nabokov!"
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5 Regina Spektor : Poor Little Rich Boy
"You're reading Fitzgerald, you're reading Hemingway. They're both super smart and drinking in the cafe." I fe [...]
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Track 2 from Soviet Kitsch
Length: 00:02:27
Year: 2003
Track Description:
"You're reading Fitzgerald, you're reading Hemingway. They're both super smart and drinking in the cafe." I feel this line has some ironic undertones which I can relate to. There are many people in my classes who must emphasize how many times they have read Anna Karenina. These kinds of people suck the joy out of reading.
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6 Modest Mouse : Bukowski
This one is pretty obvious, but I cannot think of a more perfect chacterization of Charles Bukowski.
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Track 8 from Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Length: 00:04:14
Year: 2004
Track Description:
This one is pretty obvious, but I cannot think of a more perfect chacterization of Charles Bukowski.
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7 The Decemberists : Song for Myla Goldberg
I heard Myla Goldberg interviewed on NPR and when asked about this song, she said she didn't know the december [...]
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Track 6 from Her Majesty the Decemberists
Length: 00:03:33
Year: 0000
Track Description:
I heard Myla Goldberg interviewed on NPR and when asked about this song, she said she didn't know the decemberists or that they even had a song about her until a friend had bought the record and called her up. I think I will have completed my life's work if anything close to that happened to me.
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8 The Smiths : Pretty Girls Make Graves
This title is a line from On the Road...
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Track 4 from The Smiths
Length: 00:03:43
Year: 1984
Track Description:
This title is a line from On the Road...
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9 The Good Life : Album Of The Year (April)
"She was convinced I was under the influence of all those drunken romantics. I was reading Fanté at the time, [...]
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Track 1 from Album of the Year
Length: 00:05:10
Year: 0000
Track Description:
"She was convinced I was under the influence of all those drunken romantics. I was reading Fanté at the time, I had Bukowski on my mind."
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10 Neutral Milk Hotel : Holland, 1945
Supposedly, the inspiration for this album came from Jeff Mangum reading The Diary of Anne Frank. I usually tr [...]
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Track 6 from In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Length: 00:03:12
Year: 1998
Track Description:
Supposedly, the inspiration for this album came from Jeff Mangum reading The Diary of Anne Frank. I usually try to separate the music from the artist's background but I found it so incredible that this little book that most of us read in middle or elementary school could create such a beautiful song and album.
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11 Cursive : Dorothy At Forty
This song may be a reference of the classic movie, but i prefer to think of it as a reference to L. Frank Baum [...]
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Track 2 from Happy Hollow
Length: 00:03:02
Year: 2006
Track Description:
This song may be a reference of the classic movie, but i prefer to think of it as a reference to L. Frank Baum's novel.
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12 The Hold Steady : Hornets! Hornets!
Another Lolita reference. "She said 'I won't be much for all this Humbert Humbert Stuff.'"
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Track 1 from Seperation Sunday
Length: 00:04:46
Year: 2005
Track Description:
Another Lolita reference. "She said 'I won't be much for all this Humbert Humbert Stuff.'"
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Nice mix. Nice choices.
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This is way shrewd for me, but I can still rate it + because I like those songs a lot. And I actually picked up a Bukowski novel, and a Hemingway novel at the library today. Yay. Brilliant concept.
7/12/07 03:59pm
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Brilliant idea!
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