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The Long Haul

The Long Haul
Created by: Cassee
Tracks: 22
Length: 01:15:07
Keywords 1. Road Trip
2. Film
3. Soundtrack
Created on 9/16/08 08:29pm
Level 4
Points 1829
Total visitors 31
Unique visitors 15
description:
This is mix I made for the FTOTZ club, for the wonderful derhay. The theme of the round was creating a soundtrack for a film that doesn't exist.

I decided on a little indie film, since they usually have the best soundtracks. This is a movie about four friends (male and female) who, in their youth, pledged to take an epic trip together in the distant future. When the time comes, they are all in very different places in their lives, but agree to reunite.

I love road movies, and movies about travel. I was going for a sort of hippie, lo-fi sound that evoked traveling on the open road and I wanted the music to reflect the fun of four friends on an adventure, while also acknowledging that they could never return to once was. So there had to be a streak of melancholy running through it all.

tracklist

1 Bob Dylan : Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
While I didn't really link songs with particular scenes in the movie, I imagined this for the opening credits [...]
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Track 7 from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Length: 00:03:39
Year: 1963
Track Description:
While I didn't really link songs with particular scenes in the movie, I imagined this for the opening credits and establishing the premise. It's not that the lyrics fit exactly, but the way Dylan looks back on a relationship with both affection and bitterness seems just right.
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2 silver jews : How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down
Ok, now the trip is starting, with something fun and upbeat and a great mix of male/female voices.
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Track 6 from Tanglewood numbers
Length: 00:02:02
Year: 2005
Track Description:
Ok, now the trip is starting, with something fun and upbeat and a great mix of male/female voices.
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3 The Dodos : Winter
A gently propulsive track with a lovely ending. Reforging bonds.
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Track 6 from Visiter
Length: 00:03:44
Year: 2008
Track Description:
A gently propulsive track with a lovely ending. Reforging bonds.
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4 The New Pornographers : Challengers
It's hard to top Neko Case. So peaceful.
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Track 3 from Challengers
Length: 00:03:31
Year: 2007
Track Description:
It's hard to top Neko Case. So peaceful.
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5 Paul Simon : 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
A great number for singing along in the car with your friends.
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Track 4 from Still Crazy After All These Years
Length: 00:03:37
Year: 1975
Track Description:
A great number for singing along in the car with your friends.
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6 Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins : Handle With Care
Once again, a good singalong track. COED singalong!
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Track 9 from Rabbit Fur Coat
Length: 00:02:56
Year: 2006
Track Description:
Once again, a good singalong track. COED singalong!
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7 Peter Salett : Sweet Dandelion
Twangy and wispy, from the excellent soundtrack to "Down in the Valley." Sun setting in the rearview mirror.
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Track 3 from Down In the Valley
Length: 00:02:12
Year: 2006
Track Description:
Twangy and wispy, from the excellent soundtrack to "Down in the Valley." Sun setting in the rearview mirror.
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8 Fleet Foxes : Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Rather wrenching.
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Track 4 from Fleet Foxes
Length: 00:03:29
Year: 2008
Track Description:
Rather wrenching.
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9 Belle & Sebastian : The Boy With The Arab Strap
It's a new day, and we're feeling upbeat and positive again.
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Track 9 from The Boy With The Arab Strap
Length: 00:05:14
Year: 1998
Track Description:
It's a new day, and we're feeling upbeat and positive again.
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10 Bonnie "Prince" Billy : So Everyone
Duet. Starts off stark, and builds to a warm chorus.
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Track 3 from Lie Down in the Light
Length: 00:04:02
Year: 2008
Track Description:
Duet. Starts off stark, and builds to a warm chorus.
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11 Luna : California (All The Way)
A nice change of pace after Mr. Oldham, and one of my favorite "road" songs.
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Track 1 from Bewitched
Length: 00:04:16
Year: 1994
Track Description:
A nice change of pace after Mr. Oldham, and one of my favorite "road" songs.
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12 The Hold Steady : Citrus
An alcoholic's lullaby. Imagine someone falling asleep on your shoulder in the back seat.
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Track 9 from Boys and Girls In America
Length: 00:02:44
Year: 2006
Track Description:
An alcoholic's lullaby. Imagine someone falling asleep on your shoulder in the back seat.
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13 Cat Power : Free
I see ... a campfire. Frolicking around a campfire.
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Track 2 from You Are Free
Length: 00:03:36
Year: 2003
Track Description:
I see ... a campfire. Frolicking around a campfire.
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14 Devendra Banhart : Dragonflys
Brief and magical.
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Track 11 from Cripple Crow
Length: 00:01:00
Year: 2005
Track Description:
Brief and magical.
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15 Liz Phair : Explain It To Me
The rhythm of this really says "driving" to me.
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Track 7 from Exile in Guyville
Length: 00:03:12
Year: 1993
Track Description:
The rhythm of this really says "driving" to me.
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16 Iron and Wine : Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
You can almost see the dust rising off the backroads.
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Track 1 from The Shepherd's Dog
Length: 00:04:33
Year: 2007
Track Description:
You can almost see the dust rising off the backroads.
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17 Jose Gonzalez : Crosses
But things are getting bleaker.
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Track 5 from Veneer
Length: 00:02:39
Year: 0000
Track Description:
But things are getting bleaker.
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18 Beth Orton : Best Bit
This is the last uptempo song, but Beth never really sounds all that happy, does she?
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Track 1 from Best Bit EP
Length: 00:04:19
Year: 1997
Track Description:
This is the last uptempo song, but Beth never really sounds all that happy, does she?
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19 Califone : The Orchids
Gorgeous. Ambiguous.
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Track 8 from Roots & Crowns
Length: 00:02:55
Year: 2006
Track Description:
Gorgeous. Ambiguous.
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20 Bon Iver : For Emma
Bon Iver is getting ready to wrap things up.
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Track 8 from For Emma, Forever Ago
Length: 00:03:41
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Bon Iver is getting ready to wrap things up.
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21 Sibylle Baier : I Lost Something In The Hills
The starkest, saddest sound imaginable. She kills me.
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Track 2 from Colour Green
Length: 00:03:28
Year: 2006
Track Description:
The starkest, saddest sound imaginable. She kills me.
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22 Yo La Tengo : Our Way to Fall
And to wrap things up, something really beautiful and hopeful. "We're on our way to fall in love."
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Track 2 from And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
Length: 00:04:18
Year: 2000
Track Description:
And to wrap things up, something really beautiful and hopeful. "We're on our way to fall in love."
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Wow, this is incredible! So many songs that a absolutely love + so many that I don't know... I can't wait to look them up!
9/25/08 11:33am
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Awesome mix!!!!!!!!!
9/19/08 02:18pm
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I love this mix. Cassie already knows which tracks I like. This is a solid, fun, mellow, wonderful mix. There are songs that don't float my boat, but they all contribute to the mix. This is my new iTunes shopping list (I have purchased two, so far). Thank you, thank you, Cassie. :)
9/17/08 03:18pm
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I'd watch any movie that had a soundtrack like this. No movie with music this good could be truly bad.
9/17/08 06:17am
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