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The Great CD Project of '04 Rolls On...

It finally happened, but it's because it's crazydiamondsue's request. I had to make a 2CD compilation. She wanted Spander. I made this with her fic in mind. Keep in mind (those of you who are die-hard Spander shippers) that this is MY interpretation of what I see in that 'ship. It's filled with the funny, angst, the snark, the hot, but ultimately I think it's a doomed ship. Doesn't mean I don't like reading fluffy, this project is just my current frame of mind. Enjoy!

Previous Playlists can be found here

Spander - My take on this is Xander coming to terms with his "interest" in Spike. This is all from his point of view. The CDs are broken up into the stages of their relationship.

1. Angst in My Pants, Sparks. This is from the Valley Girl soundtrack. I can't think of a more appropriate song for our goofy hero.
2. There's More To Life Than This, Bjork. Again with the goofy love. But. This song was recorded live in a bar (and its toilet) and in this context makes me think of these boys at The Bronze. What would you do (or see) in a public men's room?
3. Stripped, Depeche Mode - Live. God. I go back to asking for a synthesizer of my own, my 18 inch bangs and shaved head, and my love of angst. Just raw.
4. Johnny, Are You Queer? Josie Cotton. Thinking those thoughts probably made Xander feel a little nervous about himself.

5. Sex Object, Kraftwerk. Bet Spike picked up on the flirting. Bet he flirts back. Bet it makes Xander nervous.
6. Freddie's Dead (Superfly), Curtis Mayfield. A reason why I should NOT pursue the hot gay vamp, by Xander Harris. Oh, and really kick ass bass line.
7. The Shag, Tammy Paige. Ha ha ha! This is a dance and song from the 60s. But come on! There's a line: it doesn't matter what you wear, just shag. Ha ha ha!
8. Oh What a Night, The Moonlighters. This is not the cheesy song from the 70s. This is a romantic doo-wop from the early days of Motown. Xander has a romantic streak, and is imagining his first time. Well, this first, at least. He was robbed of the romance with Faith and Anya, after all.
9. Closer, Nine Inch Nails. Fuck romance. Get. Your. Pants. Off. Now.

10. Break you Off, The Roots. Damn. If you don't know about this smooth band, you are missing out. A rap outfit with one of the best drummers in the biz and OBOES. And this song makes my crotch ACHE. TMI?
11. Taste The Pain, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Bet sex with Spike isn't always candles and flowers. Bet Xander likes it that way.

This is where the CDs break. It was the most logical ending.

12. No Ordinary Love, Sade. I envision this section as the relationship building time. I would crawl over fiery glass to listen to this woman sing.
13. Cowboys and Angels, George Michaels. Yeah, this is a bit of a toss out for more Rodeo. But it's also a smoky, sexy, sensual song of man love.
14. love My Way, Psychedelic Furs. Bet they fight a lot. But still come together. Fist, fangs, and fucking. Jockeying for control. That sort of thing.
15. In Your Eyes, Peter Gabriel. Not why you'd think. Say Anything: John Cusack standing at her window. John Cusack (in the movie) reminds me of Xander. Awkward, loves deeply and without question... "I don't want to build or make anything bought, sold or processed." That's my Xan.
16. I Melt With You, Modern English. A hopelessly lovey, romantic song from my New Wave days, and I still love it.
17. They Won't Go When I Go, George Michaels. One goes before the other. Romance with a vamp won't work. It's the Highlander Syndrome. It's a big elephant in the room no one is talking about.

18. Symptom Unknown, Maxwell. A self-examination as to why a relationship won't work. Sorrowful and poignant, and this line, "I guess it was the way you were cold," cinched it for me.
19. It Should Have Been Me, Gladys Knight and The Pips. Gah, I love Motown. Next to Stevie Wonder, she is the best thing to come out of Motown. So Spike is back with Buffy (going on the Sunday Morning Coming Down timeline) and Xander sees Spike wants her. In the song, Gladys is seeing the love of her life walking down the aisle to be married. The preacher asks "if there are any objections, speak now, or forever hold your peace" and she jumps up, tears streaming down her face and cries out, "It should have been me." I could find religion with this song.
20. Saved!La Vern Baker. A bit tongue in cheek, but whenever there is the sad, joss throws out the funny. My thoughts are Xander is embarrassed by his outburst about Buffy and Spike so he swears off the evil things in life. If I were to vid this song, it would be a split screen of both Spike and Xander swearing off what is bad in their lives. This is all out Southern Black Baptist rock/ preaching. "I used to smoke. I used to drink. I used to Smoke. Drink. And Dance the Hootchie Coo!" And the choir breaks in with tambourines. Love it.
21/ Karma Police, Radiohead. Penance for bad behavior. On both sides. The end? With the dissonance and squealing noise? That's Xander losing an eye and Spike draping himself over the cross. Didn't you know?

dusty273 you are up next! Thanks for sending me your mailing address. ropo, in case you're out of pocket this weekend, email me your snail mail addy so I can shoot yours out first thing. I'm doing two at a time now.


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Nov. 5th, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC)


Why? reasons and songs.

*melts more*
Nov. 5th, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
guh. I'm listening to it right now, Cowboys and Angels, and the line: "take this man to your bed/ maybe his hands will help you forget/ please be stronger than your past/ the future will bring you a chance."

Ev-ree Things Coom-Ing Up Spander and SongFic! Uhg. Not songfic. I think this is better than songfic. Background to the words, not injecting themselves OVER the words.

I'm so glad everyone is getting it! I've been afraid that I'm being a little too outside.
Nov. 5th, 2004 06:14 pm (UTC)
I don't care that George Michael is gay. Actually that's a lie. If I'd realised way back then I probably would have obsessed a little more over him. Tight white shorts and highlights...

Depeche Mode
Say Anything
I wanna be a teenager again!
*Remembers acne and embarrassing crush. Changes mind.*
Nov. 5th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
<--- horribly innapropriate for this post
throw in Morrissey, MCA of the Beastie Boys, and Brad Thompson (cute boy I crushed on in school) and you have my teenage years.

Oh. Don't forget getting my period all over my white pants. THEN you really have the Stoney teen experience.

*keeps mind firmly planted in the now*
Nov. 5th, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)
'Valley Girl' squeal! You made me wanna watch it. And the Roots live, have you ever been. If you ever get the chance, GO! One of the best shows I've ever been to.

LittleCompletely unknown fact: in the next part of my new WIP, which is on it's third re-write, I make one of the characters (not telling) reference the song because of Fred/Illyria. Poor taste? Yeah, but s'alright.
Nov. 5th, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC)
I love Valley Girl. I watch it when it's laundry folding time. My second CD of the movie soundtrack is scratched all to hell, which makes me sad because that's the one with "Eaten By The Monster Of Love" on it, when Brad thinks he's getting Stacy's mom? Fuuuuuh.

Um, which song are you talking about it small type? Did I mention how much I love that new fic you are writing? I love it like a little boobie covered chew toy.

You're up for Monday! When you get a chance, email me (address in post) your mailing address so I can rush it out as soon as it's ready to go.
Nov. 5th, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
You were supposed to get the souper subliminal brain wave: I meant 'Freddie's Dead' d-do-d-do, that's what I said, d-do-d-do.
Nov. 5th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
freddie's dead
speaking of in poor taste -- now you have to follow my convoluted self-absorbed and tired logic to see how this has at all to do with your post, but. . . I had to cut a line from my latest Wes-fic because it just wasn't something I could imagine him joking about. but he was going to ask his father why, if they thought he was a vamp, they just didn't stake him and see if he dusted. and then say, "We call that the Faith-based approach."

OK, long way to go for a bad joke, that's another reason I cut it.

Also, you are the Queen of the Soundtrack universe. truly, mix CDs rock my world. I just drove down to my parents' house and was listening to mixes that smashsc and another friend made me. they do make the time fly! waiting for Wesley (bounces). but you know -- on your timetable. i'm just expressing the enthusiasm. also, Paige is getting her smock tomorrow! I haven't seen her since she turned 1, because we've both been sick, and the party isn't until next week.
Nov. 5th, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
Gah! You done good there, girl! There's Bjork, Sade, Depeche Mode, there's it all being wrapped up with Radiohead and you can't go wrong with that.

But that line: "I guess it was the way you were cold". If I had onions glued to my eyes, there would be tears. Cause, so true and so sad and it's so much fun playing with them anyway. Dance my puppets, dance!
Nov. 5th, 2004 06:05 pm (UTC)
I'm listening to the "I guess it was the way you were cold" song and it's HEART-breaking.

My puppets dance like marrionettes without strings.
/is sad.
Nov. 5th, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
Sweeps up your tiny shattered heart.

Your puppets sound like they're been written by my bad!fic author. Do you have to carry them around with you every where? And do they blush and whine and erupt horrifying amounts of body fluids about the place?
Nov. 5th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
Mine don't have the grace to blush or whine. Copious amounts of fluids? Oceans full. I usually carry them at arm's length to keep them from my snapping, pissed off aligator pussy.

They just hump shit, make a mess, say some weird esoteric/ ee cummings meets Jane Austen boolshit. It's the damnest thing, really.
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Nov. 7th, 2004 07:53 am (UTC)
I can't wait for you to get it!! It should be there Monday, for sure.

*throws down towel to sop up the warm soup*
Nov. 6th, 2004 11:16 pm (UTC)
*waves to stony*

I keep coming to your LJ via crazydiamondsue's links, and finally had a "Duh!" moment and figured out I can friend you myself "Duh!" So, I'm doing that. If it's okay. If it's not, I guess maybe you could put some privacy block up in weird HTML code saying "Keep spikeNdru out of my life and my journal at all costs", but that would just be. . . excessive.
Nov. 7th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
I have no energy for that level of excessivness. But I always welcome new friends, and any friend of Sue's is a friend I can steal. :-)
Nov. 8th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
as usual you have me in fits, thats going straight in my memories!

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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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