It's MATTHEW…winner of the First EVER Blogorelli Official Contest!
Were I Bob Costas doing commentary on the "Life Cycle:: Relationship" contest, I could say that Matthew's dominance was not at all surprising. He has, after all, medaled numerous times in various music mix events, earning extra points from the judges this past New Year's Eve. That's when he presented some of us with a four disc compilation based on an essay he wrote about the three phases of twilight.Yes, there are three: civilian, nautical and astronomical. (Of course, there was a "Prelude to Twilight" which started the whole set. What can I say? He's a pro.) I still can't pry the discs out of my player at the office.
The winner's mix is simply titled LifeCycle of a Relationship with the Clinically Depressed
True, a solemn competitor, but as Matthew explains, "Please excuse the dour spirit that surrounds this little playlist. I'm afraid it became a channel for some of my sullen moodiness that surrounds Feb. 14 and all of its attached personal and Hallmark connotations. If I had had my choice, something happier would have been produced but alas, it was not to be."
No need to apologize...music is probably a healthier outlet for romantic hissy fits than bourbon, even though you would be hard pressed to convince *me* on that point.
Thanks for playing, Mr. G. — and expect your iTunes gift certificate to arrive by the end of the week!
(option+click on link to download songs on a Mac, and I think it's left+click on a PC)
LifeCycle of a Relationship with…the Clinically Depressed::Playlist
1. "Ancient Modern People" by The Coral Sea
2. "Kissing Families" by Silversun Pickups
3. "November" by Azure Ray
4. "Hollow Heart" by N.Lannon
5. "Once Around the Block" by Badly Drawn Boy
6. "Your Misfortune" by Mike Doughty
7. "The Hollows" by Matt Pond PA
8. "Waterfront (or The Sinking Road) by The Black Heart Procession
9. "We're Already There" by Mazarin
10. "We Can't Work It Out" by Biirdie
The "composer" on NYE06, right after he conjured the top off a champagne bottle and me, all drunkety-drunky-drunk.