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The Trans-Mongolian

The Trans-Mongolian
Created by: Cassee
Tracks: 18
Length: 01:07:17
Keywords 1. Mix Contest 18
2. Mix Contest 18
3. Mix Contest 18
Created on 12/27/07 09:22pm
Level 5
Points 2481
Total visitors 59
Unique visitors 34
This mix was ranked #3 out of 7 entries for this contest
description:
Many years ago, my best friend and I made a pact that we would take the Trans-Mongolian railroad (Moscow to Beijing) together in the summer of 2008.

Now that date is nearing, and we are both confronted with some adult responsibilities we weren't expecting back then. Is the motivation still there?

Time for a Christmas present that drops a none-too-subtle hint! As a gift, it must also be something she would like and listen to (so, generally mellow and pretty).

Cause we're NOT too old for an adventure on the rails!

tracklist

1 Johnny Cash : Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny has a TON of train songs, but I'm going to start the mix with his most famous one, just cause I love ho [...]
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Track 1 from At Folsom Prison and San Quentin
Length: 00:02:42
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Johnny has a TON of train songs, but I'm going to start the mix with his most famous one, just cause I love how he says, "Hello. I'm Johnny Cash."
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2 Camera Obscura : Lets Get Out of This Country
This is a really buoyant song that makes you want to go out and have adventures.
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Track 6 from lets get out of this country
Length: 00:03:21
Year: 2006
Track Description:
This is a really buoyant song that makes you want to go out and have adventures.
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3 Eels : Railroad Man
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Track 9 from Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (disc 1)
Length: 00:04:16
Year: 2005
Track Description:
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4 Jose Gonzalez : Down the Line
Ok, he's not talking about a railroad line, but I know my friend would like this song.
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Track 2 from In Our Nature
Length: 00:03:11
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Ok, he's not talking about a railroad line, but I know my friend would like this song.
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5 The Shangri-Las : The Train From Kansas City
Neko Case did a cover of this, but I love the original. Classic girl group sound!
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Track 2 from One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found
Length: 00:03:21
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Neko Case did a cover of this, but I love the original. Classic girl group sound!
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6 Ben Kweller : Penny on a Train Track
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Track 5 from Ben Kweller
Length: 00:04:28
Year: 2006
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7 Magnetic Fields : Born On A Train
One of two songs with "train" in the title on this album.
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Track 3 from The Charm of the Highway Strip
Length: 00:03:46
Year: 1994
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One of two songs with "train" in the title on this album.
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8 Regina Spektor : Us
From "Soviet Kitsch." Evokes Moscow to me somehow.
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Track 5 from Soviet Kitsch
Length: 00:04:52
Year: 2003
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From "Soviet Kitsch." Evokes Moscow to me somehow.
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9 Guillemots : Trains to Brazil
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Track 2 from From The Cliffs
Length: 00:04:04
Year: 2005
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10 Beth Orton : Paris Train
Admittedly not one of my favorite Beth Orton songs, but I can't pass it up for the title.
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Track 1 from Daybreaker
Length: 00:05:46
Year: 2002
Track Description:
Admittedly not one of my favorite Beth Orton songs, but I can't pass it up for the title.
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11 The National : Fake Empire
Russian empire? Chinese empire? Whatever, awesome song.
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Track 1 from Boxer
Length: 00:03:27
Year: 2007
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Russian empire? Chinese empire? Whatever, awesome song.
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12 Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan : Ramblin' Man
Cool cover of the Hank Williams classic.
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Track 6 from Ballad Of The Broken Seas
Length: 00:03:29
Year: 2006
Track Description:
Cool cover of the Hank Williams classic.
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13 The White Stripes : Effect And Cause
"First you cause a train wreck, then you put me in traction!"
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Track 13 from Icky Thump
Length: 00:03:00
Year: 2007
Track Description:
"First you cause a train wreck, then you put me in traction!"
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14 Beirut : Scenic World
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Track 7 from Gulag Orkestar
Length: 00:03:00
Year: 2006
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15 Tom Waits : Downtown Train
My friend is a big Tom Waits fan.
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Track 17 from Rain Dogs
Length: 00:03:55
Year: 1985
Track Description:
My friend is a big Tom Waits fan.
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16 Cat Power : Lived in Bars
"Hotel trains." This song is an asset to any mix.
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Track 3 from The Greatest
Length: 00:03:44
Year: 2006
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"Hotel trains." This song is an asset to any mix.
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17 M. Ward : Chinese Translation
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Track 6 from Post-War
Length: 00:04:00
Year: 2006
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18 Califone : The Orchids
Cover of the Psychic TV song. "In the morning after the night, I fall in love with the light." Somehow this ma [...]
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Track 8 from Roots & Crowns
Length: 00:02:55
Year: 2006
Track Description:
Cover of the Psychic TV song. "In the morning after the night, I fall in love with the light." Somehow this makes me think of waking up on a train.
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Mixtape Contest XVII -- Third Place badge
Mixtape Contest XVII -- Third Place
The age-old tradition of Three Kings Day is to fill the shoes of good children with candy, while they sleep. Bad children get shoes filled with scorpions and other venomous creatures. Congrats on third place!
awarded on 2008-01-10

Level 12
Alas no, we didn't! My friend liked the mix, but she could no longer commit to such an undertaking.

But I will go someday, somehow!
7/04/09 09:07am
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Level 29
Did you ever make the trip? I'm thinking I'm going to Asia in 2010 with a couple people I met in Warsaw in 2008.
7/01/09 04:58am
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Level 8
Fantastic! The Shangri-Las are sublime - and ending with "The Orchids" is a great touch. I'd sure love to listen to this while riding the rails...
2/13/08 02:28pm
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awarded on 2009-01-28

Level 17
Reminds me of the idea my dad and I had of driving the Pan-American Highway (Alaska to Chile) a few years back.
2/01/08 02:26pm
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Happy Valentine's day from the MTC staff. We really do love you all. So much so, in fact, that you should probably investigate a temporary restraining order -- we're crazy like that.
awarded on 2008-02-15

Level 19
looks like a nice listen, well done!
12/29/07 11:56pm
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