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10 April 2009 @ 08:53 pm
FANMIX - Doctor Who - Oliver Day - Mr. Brightside  
My God it has been almost a year since I did a fanmix. (Also, yay for two entries in one day?) ANYWAY, here is a new fanmix for you all to enjoy! ♥ And for today's subject...

Medium: Book (Television? livejournal RP? idek)
Fandom: Doctor Who (Big Finish books)
Subject: Oliver Day
Title: Mr. Brightside
Warnings: Spoilers for all of Oliver's story, and then some. Lots of .m4as - I'm really sorry but I couldn't get them to convert ;o; And I admit, this mix is all Crucible's, and by extension Megumi's, Jchan's and Big Finish's fault.
Notes: I've been messing around with an Oliver playlist for a couple of weeks now and only now pulled it together to make a mix. (Which quite awesomely, means that this coincides with Meechan's birthday! :3 ♥) I had to fight to not flood the mix with The Killers as well. XD; I wanted to put quotes from the book in the liner notes but between me leaving to go away and me coming back I seem to have misplaced my copy of Snapshots and it's REALLY ANNOYING ME and I wanted to get this up today ;o;. So. Yes, no quotes. ;~~;

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WARNING: TRACKS 01, 03, 05, 06 and 12 ARE A .m4as

The Killers – Mr. Brightside
"Deep down, I know I'd have been able to talk to you about our 'life' together and you'd have been able to confirm every detail of it; which side of the bed you slept on; our first kiss to Mr. Brightside at Glastonbury..." - - Because it’s impossible to make a fanmix for Ollie without having this song on it. Meet Oliver Day – uni student, The Killers fan, madly in love with Chloe Eliot, and a traveller in time and space.
Open up my eager eyes//’Cause I’m Mr. Brightside

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
"Obviously I couldn't tell you about the Doctor back then - I mean, how would I even begin?! 'By the way, Chloe, I went off with some guy and had the time of my life...!'..." -- This song sums Oliver up a lot – it’s bright and cheerful and feel-good, always up for a laugh, like him – and also tends to rush into danger far too easily.
So don't stop me now// Don't stop me//'Cause I'm having a good time, having a good time//I'm a shooting star leaping through the skies//Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity//I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva//I'm gonna go go go//There's no stopping me

Newton Faulkner – People Should Smile More
I had to include this song just for the title. It’s cheerful and the attitude is very Oliver – but there’s a hint of what little darkness he has that the Puppeteer managed to drag out.
It's just an observation I can't ignore//That people should smile more//People should smile more//But the lights are so bright that they blind you, just one more//Meaningless scientific breakthrough//The more we know, the less we care whilst damaged on the way

Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
"Never allowing a moment to think of himself, but always of others, of others, of others..." -- Oliver Day – always thinking of other people before himself.
Hey, don't write yourself off yet//It's only in your head you feel left out//Or looked down on//Just try your best//Try everything you can//And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away//It just takes some time//Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride//Everything, everything will be just fine//Everything, everything will be alright

The Killers – Spaceman
"Here's hoping you never have to wake up alone in the middle of the night, no idea where you are, why you're there, and with more tubes down your throat than it's humanly possible to accomadate (God bless the NHS)..." -- Oliver loses his memories, wakes up in hospital, gets his memories back, gets attacked by a monster – and still wants to go with the crazy Bohemian spaceman.
Well now I'm back at home and//I’m looking forward to this life I live//You know it's gonna haunt me… //And you know I'm fine, but I hear those voices at night sometimes//They justify my claim… //But, it was a turning point//Oh what a lonely night!//The star maker says, "It ain't so bad"//The dream maker's gonna make you mad//The spaceman says, "Everybody look down! Its all in your mind!”

Murray Gold – All the Strange Strange Creatures
"That book of yours? We've probably helped most in there at some stage." -- Because it’s from the OST, and because I can. :|
Instrumental

Uncle Monsterface – Robot Quest!
"I remember thinking that I was on some alien planet and that you were some kind of trick or illusion - you know, like on Battlestar Galactica or something..." -- Oliver, as well as being adorable and savvy… is a giant dork, bless him. ♥ Also this is totally what Four and Ollie do anyway. Minus the giant robots. Also: Please direct your attention to this Crucible thread here.
There’s been a giant zombie attack
on our planet//We’ve got to save the human race… //Four giant robot suits, strewn across the planet//Through water wind and rainbow fire
//With powerful huge cool guns
jet packs
and awesome miss-iles//Fighting wizards, beasts
and oddly polite vampires

Laura Veirs – Wandering Kind
"Noticing his expression, Doctor added, solemnly, "All my friends leave eventually. You need to grow, Oliver. You'll go back to Chloe a new man, one day. Oliver plus, if you like."" -- Chillaxing in the TARDIS, seeing the universe, and one day the Doctor will take him home, new and improved, as Oliver Plus.
The sun's been known to shine//On our wandering kind//Yeah, the sun's been known to shine//On our wandering kind

Bond – Duel
And then they start chasing the Puppeteer, and it manages to possess Oliver, trying to work away at what little darkness he has. And then everything goes wrong.
Instrumental

Pink Floyd – Brain Damage
""My mind has been used as a playground by something so evil it's made me feel like... like a piece of rotting meat. [...] I thought I was a good person, Doctor. But the things I see when I close my eyes..." He choked on the words. "There was so much hate!"" -- Being possessed by the Puppeteer changed Oliver. He’s frightened of himself, and hurting the people he loves.
And if the dam breaks open many years too soon//And if there is no room upon the hill//And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too//I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon//The lunatic is in my head//The lunatic is in my head

Heather Nova – I Miss My Sky
"Sometimes I catch him looking to the sky, the stars scattered like bright gems on black velvet. I know he's remembering what it was like to travel through time and space like laughing gods. And in those moments I love him so fiercely I can feel my heart breaking." -- So Oliver chooses to stay on Gondovan, rather than hurt the people he loves. The Doctor leaves and never comes back for him, and he’s left to make a new life on an alien world with Anna.
And sometimes//Sometimes I cry//Sometimes//Sometimes I wonder//Why we're always coming down//And why we need to touch the ground//And why I didn't keep on heading right on up to heaven//I miss my sky//Here from below the clouds are shadows//Not the golden mountains I used to fly through//Here from below the sky’s a painting//In a child's room with the future waiting//But not for me//I look up at the birds flying overhead//My sentinel's true but the signals dead//It's been 500 days of hope and sorrow//500 nights with no tomorrow

The Killers – Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Remix)
Because a remix of this song seems fitting to round off the mix with, especially considering the wonderful fic that Jchan wrote (which you should all go and read now even if you have never heard of Oliver because her Ten is amazing. So there). It’s a bit of a lengthy remix, but a nice one, just ignore the weird stuff at the end.
I'm coming out of my cage//And I’ve been doing just fine… //But it’s just the price I pay//Destiny is calling me//Open up my eager eyes//’Cause I’m Mr. Brightside

Get the .zip including artwork HERE


 
 
and i'm feeling: frustratedWHERE IS MY BLOODY BOOK
 
 
 
Megumi: Christian Coulson - Smirkkmegumi2 on April 10th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh I am still so dead like YOU DID NOT DO THAT! *flails* I just finished listening to it, and eeeee, I love your song descriptions and the quotes and the progression and oh my gosh you are amazing ♥! And it's all so Oliver and wow.

Although the ending...thing...cracked me up so bad XD. Those last two minutes really need to be cut out of that song! Like...what is that!?

Eeks, Oliver has an FST! *flails more!*
Aimee, aka TenFel: [Lyle] OMG YAYmanga_ghost on April 11th, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
I'm still so glad that you liked it! :D ♥

I literally have no idea about those last two minutes. I was just searching through my music collection for a way to end the mix and was like "hey there's a remix of Mr. Brightside I could use!" I stuck it on and listened to it and then suddenly there was that bit out of nowhere... which made me laugh more than it should have after a few seconds of "what is going on?!"
Megumi: Iruka - Afootkmegumi2 on April 11th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, even with warning I was still like, "What!?" when I heard what it actually sounded like. Still, it's a nice mix of the song! You just have to stop it before that if you don't want to ruin the mood XD.
☆ a galactic yo-yo ☽: Donna-Happy Hugsvampydirector on April 12th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
I love that you made an Ollie FST ♥ (And I definitely take my part of the blame~~)

Also I blushed like mad seeing my fic mentioned.
Aimee, aka TenFel: [Lyle] OMG YAYmanga_ghost on April 13th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
It had to be done! And making it got me back into the Killers as well, so it's all good. 8D

Your fic is awesome, it had to be mentioned. :3
☆ a galactic yo-yo ☽: Donna-Yeah Boi!/Thumbs up!vampydirector on April 13th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, I actually have Ollie to blame for me listening to more songs by them. I lurk on fst and every time one of their songs pops up that I haven't heard yet, I'm like, "OH!" and snag it, even if I have to grab the .rar or whatever for it. (If I really don't like the rest of the songs, I can always get rid of them, but I'm such a packrat that I haven't ^^; My hard drive hates me for that.)

Totally love the song choices too, by the way, now that I've listened to it a few times~

afklsawfj Thank you! ;_: *♥'s!*
Aimee, aka TenFel: [Ten] Tea is forevermanga_ghost on April 13th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I have Hot Fuss, Sam's Town, Day & Age and Sawdust (which is this... odd CD of remixes, covers and unheard new material), so if you ever wanted me to upload any songs off any of them that you don't have, I'd be more than happy to! :D
☆ a galactic yo-yo ☽: TARDIS-Time Tunnelvampydirector on April 13th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
That'd be lovely~ (But this is where I suck and say that I have like a grand total of eleven songs of theirs. >.>; I have: Mr Brightside (and that neat remix upabove with that cracky minute and a half at the end ^^), Everything Will Be Alright, Human, When You Were Young, Bling, Why Do I Keep Counting, Read My Mind, Smile Like You Mean It, Somebody Told Me, Spaceman, and I Can't Stay.)

Any you recommend?

OH! Speaking of uploads, did you get that link from Mecchan to the Forgotten comics I'd uploaded?
Aimee, aka TenFel: [Meisters] fool drunk child and his wifemanga_ghost on April 13th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Let me think, let me think, recommendations... oo, a few actually! I'd definitely recommend Jenny was a Friend of Mine, Sam's Town, and the little enterlude off Sam's Town... there's a few off Day & Age that I'd definitely recommend, but I'd have to give the whole thing another listen-through first. ^^

I did actually, and I downloaded them all, but apparently my computer doesn't like .rar files so I haven't been able to do anything with them D:
☆ a galactic yo-yo ☽vampydirector on April 13th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhh cool ^^

Damn! I was afraid of that >.>; I'll zip them then! Give me a couple minutes~
Aimee, aka TenFel: [Haruhi] then we'll take over the world!manga_ghost on April 13th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Bring on the free music posts, then~ 8)

ahah, thank you so much! ^^ I really appreciate that.
☆ a galactic yo-yo ☽: Donna-Big Grinvampydirector on April 13th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
No problem! ^^ Here's the link! Enjoy~