Fated To Pretend.

April 19, 2008 at 7:53 am (Music Mixes)

I’ve been listening to a mix I made last week for the past few days. Always wanted to do a mix that suggested springtime and some of the happy nostalgia I have for this time of year. Thing is, most of the songs on it are fairly personal memories; I could hardly explain to you why “Here’s Where The Story Ends” reminds me of unseasonably warm spring afternoons, or why “Blue Thunder” makes me think about sitting on a park bench on a quadrangle. So yeah, I think it’s my mix, and probably best suited for the one person in the world (me, namely) who knows why it all ties together.

But absent anything particularly pithy to observe tonight, I figured I’d at least share a mix that Rob Morton made a week or so ago. It’s called “Fated To Pretend”, and it is a nice collection of fairly recent musics that not only sounds great taken as individual songs, but also flows together masterfully.

Enjoy! (Click me for music, yo.)


1. MGMT – Time to Pretend
2. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Bag of Hammers
3. The Mabuses – Seasider
4. Army Navy – Saints
5. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Modern Mystery
6. Arthur & Yu – Lion’s Mouth
7. Hayden – In Field & Town
8. Tyler Ramsey – A Long Dream
9. Fleet Foxes – English House
10. The Breeders – Night of Joy
11. British Sea Power – Open the Door
12. Bon Iver – For Emma
13. Ai Phoenix – Mountains and Castles
14. Nada Surf – Here Goes Something
15. Okkervil River – Unless It’s Kicks
16. Guillemots – Trains to Brazil
17. Sarabeth Tucek – Here’s Something For You


  1. Rob said,

    Here’s Where the Story Ends and Blue Thunder? You’re gonna tease us with those great songs but not share the mix? COME ON! I, for one, would love to hear it.P.S. Thanks for pimping my mix!

  2. Rob said,

    P.P.S. We should team up for a mix! That was fun slapping together Freedom Rock a few years back.

  3. Chris H. said,

    Hey Rob, howzabout a tracklist, yo?I have it buried somewhere in the .zip file, but I’m trying to get the fershlugginer archives to hotlink correctly again, so if you’d be so kind as to toss a track list into the comments here, I’ll go back and edit the original blog post to put the songlist in there too.

  4. Rob said,

    Sure thing! Here you go:1. MGMT – Time to Pretend2. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Bag of Hammers3. The Mabuses – Seasider4. Army Navy – Saints5. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Modern Mystery6. Arthur & Yu – Lion’s Mouth7. Hayden – In Field & Town8. Tyler Ramsey – A Long Dream9. Fleet Foxes – English House10. The Breeders – Night of Joy11. British Sea Power – Open the Door12. Bon Iver – For Emma13. Ai Phoenix – Mountains and Castles14. Nada Surf – Here Goes Something15. Okkervil River – Unless It’s Kicks16. Guillemots – Trains to Brazil17. Sarabeth Tucek – Here’s Something For You

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