Personal Soundtrack

2014 / 2015: My Personal Soundtrack [18, Quick List]

stefan mesch, ost 2014 2015

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 18’, October 2014 to October 2015.

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  • Matt Nathanson: “Sky High Honey”
  • Joy Kills Sorrow: “Was it you”
  • Rachel Platten: “Fight Song”
  • San Fermin: “Casanova”
  • Oscar and the Wolf: “Strange Entity (Rock Werchter 2014)”
  • Travis: “Warning Sign”
  • Shannon McNally: “Pale Moon”
  • Ozark Henry: “Indian Summer”
  • Danny Michel: “Ashes to Ashes”
  • Matthew Barber: “Revolution of the Sun”
  • A-ha: “Lifelines”
  • Admiral Fallow: “Guest of the Government”
  • Withered Hand: “Love in the Time of Ecstasy”
  • Die Heiterkeit: “Wohin gehst du, Cary Grant?”
  • Hoozier: “Someone New”
  • Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle: “Gustavo”
  • Peter Broderick: “More and more (Mouth Trumpet Version)”
  • Glen Hansard/The Swell Season: “Drown Out (live)”
  • Roxette: “Spending my Time (live, acoustic)”
  • Dadafon: “Slow Day”

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Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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  • Matt Nathanson: “Sky High Honey (Decibelle Session)”

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  • Joy Kills Sorrow: “Was it you”

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  • Rachel Platten: “Fight Song”

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  • San Fermin: “Casanova””

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  • Oscar and the Wolf: “Strange Entity (Rock Werchter 2014)”

 

  • Travis: “Warning Sign”

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  • Shannon McNally: “Pale Moon”

 

  • Ozark Henry: “Indian Summer”

 

    • Danny Michel: “Ashes to Ashes”

 

    • Matthew Barber: “Revolution of the Sun (live)”

 

    • A-Ha: “Lifelines”

 

    • Admiral Fallow: “Guest of the Government”

 

    • Withered Hand: “Love in the Time of Ecstasy”

 

    • Die Heiterkeit: “Wohin gehst du, Cary Grant?”

 

    • Hoozier: “Someone New”

 

    • Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle: “Gustavo”

 

    • Peter Broderick: “More and more (Mouth Trumpet Version)”

 

      • Glen Hansard/The Swell Season: “Drown Out (live)”

[Start: 1:02:50]

 

    • Roxette: “Spending my Time (live, acoustic)”

 

    • Dadafon: “Slow Day”

 

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2013 / 2014: My personal Soundtrack [17, quick list]

2014 stefan mesch

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 17’, October 2013 to October 2014.

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  • Boy and Bear: “Fall at your Feet”
  • We are Twin: “Cold Stone Lips”
  • Paula i Karol: “Calling”
  • Amy Macdonald: “Slow it down (Acoustic)”
  • Blind Pilot: “New York”
  • David Gray: “Forgetting”
  • The Tragically Hip: “Bobcaygeon”
  • Wye Oak: “Civilian”
  • Chris Garneau: “Hands on the Radio (Unplugged)”
  • Holcombe Waller: “Hardliners”
  • Matraca Berg: “Fall Again”
  • Rocky Votolato: “Suicide Medicine”
  • Lisa Hannigan: “Paper House”
  • Damien Jurado: “Yuma, Arizona”
  • Oscar and the Wolf: “Moonshine”
  • Conor Oberst: “Common Knowledge”
  • Jay Farrar / Ben Gibbard: “Big Sur”
  • White Plains: “When you are a King”
  • Camera Obscura: “Super Trouper”
  • Tanita Tikaram: “Everyday is new”

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Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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  • Boy and Bear: “Fall at your Feet”

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  • We are Twin: “Cold Stone Lips”

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  • Paula i Karol: “Calling”

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  • Amy Macdonald: “Slow it down (Acoustic)”

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  • Blind Pilot: “New York”

 

  • David Gray: “Forgetting”

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  • The Tragically Hip: “Bobcaygeon”

 

  • Wye Oak: “Civilian”

 

    • Chris Garneau: “Hands on the Radio (Unplugged)”

 

    • Holcombe Waller: “Hardliners”

 

    • Matraca Berg: “Fall Again”

 

    • Rocky Votolato: “Suicide Medicine”

 

    • Lisa Hannigan: “Paper House”

 

    • Damien Jurado: “Yuma, Arizona”

 

    • Oscar and the Wolf: “Moonshine”

 

    • Conor Oberst: “Common Knowledge”

 

    • Jay Farrar / Ben Gibbard: “Big Sur”

 

    • White Plains: “When you are a King”

 

    • Camera Obscura: “Super Trouper”

 

    • Tanita Tikaram: “Everyday is new”

 

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2012 / 2013: My personal Soundtrack [16, quick list]

Stefan Mesch, Januar 2013

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 16’, October 2012 to October 2013.

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  • Ellen and the Escapades: “Coming back home”
  • Xavier Rudd: “Whirlpool”
  • Jim Bryson: “Fell off the Dock”
  • Lonesome Leash: “Ghosts”
  • Fruit Tree Foundations: “Just as scared”
  • Augustines: “Chapel Song”
  • Birdy: “Terrible Love”
  • Josh Groban: “Brave”
  • Depeche Mode: “Broken”
  • Julia Stone: “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
  • Fran Healy: “Crossfire”
  • The Mountain Goats: “High Hawk Season”
  • Field Report: “Route 18”
  • Shelby Earl: “Swift Arrows”
  • The Mountain Goats: “Marduk T-Shirt Men’s Room Incident”
  • Phosphorescent: “Song for Zula” (live at WFUV)
  • Oscar and the Wolf: “All we want” (unplugged)
  • Bryan John Appleby: “Road” (The Doe Bay Sessions; live / unplugged)
  • The Mountain Goats: “Then the Letting go”
  • Windmill: “Gallery Masterpiece”

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Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Ellen and the Escapades: “Coming back home”

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Xavier Rudd: “Whirlpool”

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Jim Bryson: “Fell off the Dock”

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Lonesome Leash: “Ghosts”

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Fruit Tree Foundation: “Just as scared”

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(We are) Augustine(s): “Chapel Song”

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Birdy: “Terrible Love”

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Josh Groban: “Brave”

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Depeche Mode: “Broken”

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Julia Stone: “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (402 Session)

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Fran Healy: “Crossfire”

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The Mountain Goats: “High Hawk Season”

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Field Report: “Route 18”

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Shelby Earl: “Swift Arrows” (…if you like Melanie Safka, give this a try! It’s produced by Damien Jurado.)

http://www.amazon.com/Swift-Arrows/dp/B00DHXNO64

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The Mountain Goats: “Marduk T-Shirt Men’s Room Incident”

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Phosphorescent: “Song for Zula” (live)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI6I4PM0UvI

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Oscar and the Wolf: “All we want” (live version)

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Bryan John Appleby: “The Road” (Doe Bay Seassions)

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The Mountain Goats: “Then the Letting Go”

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Whirlpool: “Gallery Masterpiece”


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2011 / 2012: My personal Soundtrack [15, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 15’, October 2011 to October 2012.

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  • Dillon: “Thirteen Thirtyfive”
  • James Vincent McMorrow: “Breaking Hearts”
  • Andrew Bird: “Fake Palindromes”
  • Gregory Alan Isakov: “That Moon Song”
  • The Head and the Heart: “Down in the Valley”
  • Ghosts I’ve met: “Winter’s Ruin”
  • Holcombe Waller: “Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan”
  • Ben Howard: “Depth over Distance” (Live)
  • Melanie Safka: “Uptown & Down”
  • Gladys Knight: “Midnight Train to Georgia”
  • P.J. Harvey: “England”
  • Bill Callahan: “One fine Morning”
  • Rebecca Black: “Friday”
  • Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans: “Freeways in the Front Yard”
  • Lambs and Wolves: “The only Light”
  • Freelance Whales: “Generator First Floor”
  • Andrew Bird: “Scythian Empire”
  • The National: “I need my Girl”
  • Talking Heads: “The Big Country”
  • Ayano Tsuji: “Kazeni Naru (to become the wind)” (Acoustic Version)

Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Dillon – Thirteen Thirtyfive

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James Vincent McMorrow – Breaking Hearts

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Andrew Bird – Fake Palindromes

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Gregory Alan Isakov – That Moon Song

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The Head and the Heart – Down in the Valley

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Ghosts I’ve met – Winter’s Ruin

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Holcombe Waller – Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan

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Ben Howard – Depth over Distance (Live)

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Melanie Safka – Uptown & Down (sorry – only a slow live version:)

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Gladys Knight – Midnight Train to Georgia

http://vimeo.com/27276369

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P.J. Harvey – England

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Bill Callahan – One fine Morning

In Germany, it’s blocked by GEMA. but you can’t buy it on Amazon.de, either.:-/

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Rebecca Black -Friday

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Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans – Freeways in the Front Yard

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Lambs and Wolves – The only Light

http://lambswolves.bandcamp.com/album/the-light-ep (free download!)

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Freelance Whales – Generator First Floor

http://www.jbtvonline.com/performances/freelance-whales-generator-1st-floor

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Andrew Bird – Scythian Empire

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The National – I need my Girl

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Talking Heads – The Big Country

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Ayano Tsuji: “Kazeni Naru (to become the wind)” (Acoustic Version)


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related Links:

  • 1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack (Link)
  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)
  • My favorite Movies (Link)

2010 / 2011: My personal Soundtrack [14, quick list]

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I started keeping a diary on October 26th, 1997. I was 14 and in 9th grade. I kept up until 2004, and every year, I made a ‘personal soundtrack’ with songs that reflected last years’ themes and storylines.

Here are 20 songs for ‘Season 14’, October 2010 to October 2011.

For part one, 1997 to 1998, please go here (Link).

For part two, 1998 to 1999, please go here (Link).

For a complete list of all 14 years, go here (Link tba).

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  • Frightened Rabbit: Poke
  • Say hi: Take you Dancing
  • Jesse Payne: The Manhattan Project
  • The Extra Lens: Cruiserweights
  • REM: ÜBerlin
  • Perry Keyes: In ancient Rome
  • Bill Callahan: The Breeze (my Baby cries)
  • Fanfarlo: The Walls are coming down
  • Sufjan Stevens: Chicago
  • Pete Yorn: Lose you
  • The Mountain Goats: You were cool
  • The Irrepressibles: In his Shirt
  • Young Republic: Girl from the Northern States
  • Matt Nathanson: Bent / Such Great Heights (Live version)
  • My Morning Jacket: Phone went west
  • Boy: Drive Darlin’
  • Beirut: A Candle’s Fire
  • Pickering Pick: Egypt
  • Xiroi: Goodbye Goodbye
  • The Gaslight Anthem: We did it when we were young

Some of these songs are on Youtube. Let’s see how long it takes before they are taken down. Here are the videos: Watch them while the links still work!

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Frightened Rabbit – Poke:

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Say hi – Take ya’ dancing’ (awesome video!):

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Jesse Payne – The Manhattan Project:

http://harmondrive.com/2010/11/24/jesse-payne-manhattan-project/

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The Extra Lens – Cruiserweights (another band of Josh Darnell, singer of ‘The Mountain Goats’):

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REM – ÜBerlin:

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Perry Keyes – In Ancient Rome (‘Californication’ OST):

I bought it here. It’s awesome! http://www.amazon.de/In-Ancient-Rome/dp/B002HDGCR8

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Bill Callahan – The Breeze (My Baby cries):

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Fanfarlo – The Walls are coming down:

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Sufjan Stevens – Chicago (I know: I’m a little late to the party…):

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Pete Yorn – Lose you (good album version is geoblocked):

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The Mountain Goats – You were cool (saw this live in Toronto in April. There’s no album version yet):

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The Irrepressibles – In his Shirt (What a video!):

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The Young Republic – Girl from the Northern States (album version is better!):

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Matt Nathanson – Bent / Such Great Heights (sorry for the bad quality):

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My Morning Jacket – Phone went west:

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Boy – Drive Daling:

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Beirut – A Candle’s Fire:

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Pickering Pick – Egypt (unplugged version):

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Xiroi – Goodbye Goodbye:

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The Gaslight Anthem – We did it when we were young:

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related Links:

  • 1997 / 1998: My personal Soundtrack (Link)
  • Helden meiner Kindheit (Link)
  • My Video Game Biography (Link)
  • My favorite Movies (Link)