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I bet you all forgot [community profile] starry_sea was even here! Because I've been neglecting it shamefully!

Well, for 3WfDW I have finally finished a fanmix I've only been working on since I started the community: the fanmix for Diane Duane's novel The Wounded Sky.

I say "fanmix", but it's really much more a Fan Soundtrack, because as usual, I went way overboard and put in an audio track for every major event in the book. Since this is a story that's full of music beginning to end, it seemed necessary.

This is possibly the geekiest mix I have ever made. I should probably warn that as a result it contains some music that is very strange, and some music that is very Christian (although I hope not strange in an unlistenable way and not Christian in a way that would be unfamiliar to fans of the book.)

Dragline Silk: FST for The Wounded Sky


Dragline Silk: A Fanmix for The Wounded Sky Tracklist for Dragline Silk (transcript below)

Click here to download the full Dragline Silk mix (anentropia.zip) (85 mb, should fit on one audio CD)

Liner Notes


(Artist names link, when possible, to official websites. Song titles link, when possible, to legal downloads or streams of the song.)
  1. Meet the Enterprise
    Enterprise, Starship
    sung by [personal profile] wintercreek
    words by Diane Duane
    music by John Denver

    And though we are strangers in your silent spaces, / While we're in your world we can learn from your night, / To be constant as stars, to reach ever outward, / Laughing and loving and *being* the light! --

  2. The New Inversion Drive
    A Glorious Dawn
    Music and mix by John Boswell and Symphony of Science
    Words by Carl Sagan (feat. Stephen Hawking)

    A still more glorious dawn awaits / Not a sunrise, but a galaxyrise / A morning filled with 400 billion suns / The rising of the milky way

  3. Docking at StarBase18
    Spidroin: Dragline Silk
    Music by the power of evolution
    Made audible by Dr. Mary Anne Clark

    (AGQGGYGGLGSQG) [AGRGGQGAGAAAAAAVGAGQEGIRGQG]
    (AGQGGYGGLGSQG)
    [SGRGGLGGQGAGAAAAAAGGAGQGGLGGQGAGQGAGAAAAAAGG]

  4. K't'lk gives a briefing
    Entropy
    Sung by MC Hawking
    (with assistance from Ken Lawrence)

    That's entropy or E-N-T-R-O to the P to the Y, / the reason why the suns will one day all burn out and die. / Order from disorder is a scientific rarity, / allow me to explain it with a little bit more clarity.

  5. First Inversion
    Shelob's Lair
    Music by Howard Shore
    Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

    O Elbereth Starkindler / from heaven gazing far, / to thee I cry now beneath the shadow of death. / O look towards me, Everwhite.

  6. Enterprise destroys the Klingons / Second Inversion
    Control
    Music by Poe (feat. Tad Danielewski)

    Come a little bit closer / Let me look at you / I gave you the benefit / Of the doubt it's true / But keep in mind my darling / Not every saint is a fool

  7. The Wolf-Rayet Star
    Why Does the Sun Really Shine?
    Music by They Might Be Giants

    The sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma / The sun's not simply made out of gas, no, no, no

  8. An Evening in the Captain's Cabin
    Life After Death (and Taxes)
    Music by Relient K

    Never forget / there's life after death and taxes / and forgiveness comes / and all of the rest / is what passes away / Death and decay can't touch us now

  9. Third Inversion
    Creation Dream
    Music by Bruce Cockburn

    Lines of power / Bursting outward / Along the channels of your song

  10. Anentropia
    Dark Star
    Music by Mike Oldfield

    ~~~~tubular bells~~~~~

  11. Fourth Inversion
    Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
    Sung by Angelique Kidjo
    Original by Jimi Hendrix

    Well I stand up next to a mountain / Chop it down with the edge of my hand / Pick up the pieces and make an island / Might even raise a little sand

  12. Fifth Inversion
    One Voice
    Music by the Wailin' Jennys

    This is the sound of all of us / Singing with love and the will to trust / Leave the rest behind it will turn to dust

  13. Uphill Going
    Walk Over God's Heaven
    Traditional African-American Spiritual
    Performed by the Apollo Jubilee Quartette

    Gonna put on our shoes / We gonna walk / We gonna talk / All over God's Heaven

  14. Gestalt
    Feelin' Good
    Words by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
    Vocals by Nichelle Nichols

    Birds flying high you know how I feel / Sun in the sky you know how I feel / Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

  15. Meeting the Great We Is
    The Laws Have Changed
    Music by The New Pornographers

    Sing all hail, what'll be revealed today / when we peer into the great unknown

  16. The Gift of Multiplicity
    Build God, Then We'll Talk
    Performed and arranged by the Vitamin String Quartet
    Composed by Panic! At the Disco

    Raindrops on roses and the girls in white dresses / And sleeping with the roaches and taking best guesses

  17. Singing the Universe
    When Long Before Time
    Performed by the congregation of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church,
    Words and Music by Peter Davison

    When long before time and the worlds were begun, / When there was no earth and no sky and no sun, / And all was deep silence and night reigned supreme, / And even our Maker had only a dream—-

  18. K't'lk's Apotheosis
    Stedman Cinques
    Music by mathematical permutation
    Performed by the Surfleet Bells ringers

    12, 12-0-9 in F

  19. Coming Home
    Woodstock
    Music by Joni Mitchell

    We are stardust / We are golden / And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden

  20. K's't'lk Hatches
    It's Going to Take Some Time This Time
    The Carpenters

    So it's one more round for experience / and I'm on the road again / and it's going to take some / time this time

  21. Proceedings of the Vulcan Science Academy
    Acts of Creation
    Echo's Children

    We are reaching for perfection, and it's not beyond our scope: / Every act of creation is an act of hope.

  22. Bonus Track
    I keep thinking I should put David Bowie's Glass Spider on here, but I was always stymied by the fact that I can't stand that song, or, in fact, that entire album. So you can just pretend, if you want!


...if anyone wants the even more ridiculously expanded expanded liner notes, with full commentary on all the song choices, just let me know ^_^;;;

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Date: 2011-05-03 09:54 pm (UTC)
starlady: That's Captain Pointy-Eared Bastard to you. (out of the chair)
From: [personal profile] starlady
This is amazing. Thank you!

And as you might expect, I would love the expanded liner notes!

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Date: 2011-05-04 12:30 am (UTC)
starlady: A typewriter.  (tool of the trade)
From: [personal profile] starlady
I just finished listening to it. I have to say, the final song has me a little teary-eyed. It's so ~flaps hands~ so true!

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Date: 2011-05-03 10:55 pm (UTC)
sineala: The Enterprise (Star Trek: TOS) flying into the clouds (enterprise)
From: [personal profile] sineala
Oh wow. This is wonderful. I mean, I haven't listened to it yet, but I'm sure it's wonderful, because this is the best idea ever.

Also I think I have to reread Wounded Sky right now.

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Date: 2011-05-04 05:31 am (UTC)
wintercreek: Blue-tinted creek in winter with snowy banks. ([ST 09] treat her like a lady)
From: [personal profile] wintercreek
Ooo! *downloads*

Also, can I take a moment to cry "There I am! That's ME!" at track one? Yes? Excellent. :D

And yes, another vote for liner notes!
Edited (Added vote for liner notes) Date: 2011-05-04 05:33 am (UTC)

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Date: 2011-05-05 12:49 am (UTC)
beatrice_otter: Uhura and Uhura Prime (Too awesome for one timeline)
From: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
THat's awesome! Thanks. Most of these I wouldn't listen to on their own, but it makes a great soundtrack.

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