How much worse you got?

The personal likes of a music loving, book reading, film watching obsessive geek who spends way too much time watching TV and getting emotionally attached to fictional characters.

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Obsessions (Summer 2014 edition)

• Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. • The Bridge (US) • Bruce Banner • Captain America: The Winter Soldier • Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers • Cast & Crew of Marvel Movies/Shows • Defiance • Doctor Who • Guardians of the Galaxy • Homicide: Life On The Streets • The Leftovers • Matthew McConaughey • Mark Ruffalo • Marvel movies • Orange Is The New Black • Orphan Black • Parks & Recreation • Reading • Rectify • Rust Cohle • Sam Wilson • Science Bros • Sebastian Stan • Steve Rogers • The Strokes • Time-Travel • True Detective • Utopia TV Series

Albums of 2013 / TV Shows of 2013 /
Comics of 2013 / Films of 2013
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ghosts in the mirror | a true detective fanmix

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12 Tracks from My 12 Favourite Albums of 2013

01 The Truth Of This by Emily C Smith [Self Titled]

02 Singers And The Endless Song by Iron & Wine [Ghost On Ghost]

03 Despair by Yeah Yeah Yeahs [Mosquito]

04 Slow Animals by The Strokes [Comedown Machine]

05 If You Want Me To by Adam Green & Binki Shapiro [Self Titled]

06 Pendulum by Pearl Jam [Lightening Bolt]

07 As Holy As The Soil (That Buries Your Skin) by Manic Street Preachers [Rewind The Film]

08 Phase Too by The Features [Self Titled]

09 We Don’t Sleep by Har Mar Superstar [Bye Bye 17]

10 A Light Above Descending by British Sea Power [Machineries Of Joy]

11 Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds [Push The Sky Away]

12 …Like Clockwork by Queens Of The Stone Age [Like Clockwork]

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Defenders of Earth: A Superhero Film Score Mix

Combing two of my favourite things, film scores and superheroes.

01 The Incredibles (2004) The Glory Days by Michael Giacchino
02 Batman (1989) Main Theme by Danny Elfman
03 Spider-man (2002) Main Theme by Danny Elfman
04 X Men First Class (2011) Magneto Theme by Henry Jackman
05 Batman Begins (2005) Molossus by Hans Zimmer
06 Man of Steel (2013) An Ideal of Hope by Hans Zimmer
07 Thor (2011) Sons of Odin by Patrick Doyle
08 Captain America (2011) Captain America March by Alan Silvestri
09 The Amazing Spider-man (2012) Main Title/Young Peter by James Horn
10 X-Men (2000) Logan and Rogue by Michael Kamen
11 The Avengers (2012) Main Theme by Alan Silvestri
12 Iron Man 3 (2013) Can You Dig It (Iron Man 3 Main Titles) by Brian Tyler
13 Superman (1978) Theme from Superman (Main Title) by John Williams

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Shifting Perspectives: A Music From Fringe Mixtape

"Mostly it amazes me. Music helps you shift perspective, to see things differently if you need to" - Walter Bishop (Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11)

Side A

01 Seven Suns (Rising) by Violet Sedan Chair (Novation)

If the seven suns are rising in front of me / and the seventh one stamps out the only sea

02 Crazy by Patsy Cline (The Box)

Wondering what in the world did I do? / Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you 

03 Is There a Ghost by Band of Horses (Northwest Passage)

I could sleep

04 Love and Happiness by Al Green (Inner child)

Wait a minute let me tell you about the power / The power of love, power, power / Make you do right…love will make you do wrong.

05 For Once in My Life by Stevie Wonder (Brown Betty)

For once, I can say, this is mine, you can’t take it / As long as I know I have love, I can make it

06 Give A Little Bit by Supertramp (Stowaway)

There’s so much that we need to share / Send a smile and show you care

07 Only You by Yazzo (Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11)

All I needed was the love you gave / All I needed for another day / And all I ever knew, only you

08 California Stars by Billy Bragg & Wilco (Welcome to Westfield)

I’d love to feel your hand touching mine / And tell me why I must keep working on 

Side B

09 The Ghost Who Walks by Karen Elson (A Better Human Being)

She looked at him with pleading eyes / he softly spoke: “my dear the love has died”

10 Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues (In Absentia)

Some try to tell me thoughts they cannot defend / Just what you want to be you will be in the end

11 Dear Mr. Fantasy by Traffic (Night of Desirable Objects)

Please don’t be sad if it was a straight mind you had / We wouldn’t have known you all these years

12 Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground (6B)

Baby, you just make me mad / Linger on, your pale blue eye

13 California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas (Neither Here Nor There)

Stopped in to a church I passed along the way / Well I got down on my knees (got down on my knees) / And I pretend to pray

14 Strange Brew by Cream (Os)

Strange brew — killin’ what’s inside of you

15 White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane (A Short Story About Love)

One pill makes you larger / And one pill makes you small

16 The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie (Five-Twenty-Ten)

Oh no, not me, I never lost control / You’re face to face with the man who sold the world

17 Riders On The Storm by The Doors (The Last Sam Weiss)

Girl ya gotta love your man / Take him by the hand / Make him understand / The world on you depends / Our life will never end 

Fringe is ending in a couple of weeks time and I thought I would celebrate some of the great music used during the last five seasons of the show.  Walter Bishop having consumed many drugs throughout the 60s and 70s has one hell of a record collection.

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Emotion Through Sound: A Soundtrack Mixtape

01 Clint Mansell - The Last Man (From The Fountain)

02 Richard Wells - A Wonderful Thing (From Being Human S1)

03 Ramin Djawadi - When The Sun Rises In The West (From GOT S1)

04 Max Richter - Luminous (From Perfect Sense

05 Serge Besset - Nuit De Chat (From A Cat In Paris)

06 Bear McCreary - Someone To Trust (From Battlestar Galactica S3)

07 Michael Giacchino - Parting Words (From Lost S1)

08 David Arnold and Michael Price - One More Miracle (From Sherlock S2) 

09 Michael Convertino - Main Title (From We Don’t Live Here Anymore

10 Greg Edmonson - The Funeral (From Firefly

11 Chris Tilton - Olivia’s Theme (From Fringe)

12 Tim Jones - A Question And An Answer (From Chuck)

13 Daniel Licht - Blood Theme (From Dexter)

14 Murray Gold - The Life And Death Of Amy Pond (From Doctor Who S5)

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I listen to a lot of soundtracks from films and TV shows. Here are some of my favourite scores of recent years, all very beautiful and perfect for the films and shows they are used in.

Sweeping The Nation: A Britpop Mix 

01 Sweeping The Nation by Spearmint

02 Alright by Cast

03 Ladykillers by Lush

04 Getting Better by Shed Seven

05 Sweet Catatonia by Catatonia

06 Sleep by Marion

07 Casting Lazy Shadows by Puressence

08 Great Things by Echobelly

09 Slight Return by The Bluetones

10 Monday Morning by The Candyskins

11 Neighbourhood by Space

12 Patio Song by Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci

13 Wide Open Space by Mansun

14 Punka by Kenickie

15 A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed by Theaudience

16 Sitting At Home by Honeycrack

17 Candlefire by Dawn Of The Replicants

18 Twist by Arnold

19 Step into My World by Hurricane #1

20 Comedy by Shack

21 The Rock by Delakota

22 The Greatest Show On Earth by Strangelove

23 Sale of the Century by Sleeper

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I deliberately missed out big name bands like Oasis and Blur in favour of the songs that got me through the horrors of school, the woes of exams and many a night doing homework listening to the Evening Session on Radio 1. Oh and that awful 4 year period of insomnia.