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This mix is dedicated to insoler, who doesn't really use livejournal anymore and probably won't see this message. Her love for Regulus was infectious and inspired the way I see him now. I really enjoyed putting this mix together; exploring the character of Regulus Black was both fascinating and ultimately quite sad. There's a real moody feel to this mix - a lot of the songs reference water or drowning, and most of them were chosen fotheir moods as opposed to their lyrics. One day, I'm going to write a fic based on this mix.

A little background first because part of this mix won't make sense without it. There are four 'arcs' to this mix, each containing four songs. The first arc represents Regulus' pre to early Hogwarts years when he was pretty much living in Sirius' shadow and drawn to the idea of Voldemort in an attempt to be the 'better' son. The second arc is pretty much my personal head canon. Does anybody remember Marlene McKinnon? She's mentioned once or twice in the fifth book as a member of the Order of the Phoenix who was killed during the First War (along with her family). In my head, Marlene and Regulus were in the same year at school. As a half-blood who supported Muggle rights Marlene was not considered 'appropriate' for Regulus to date, so they kept their relationship a secret. Their differences were too great in the end though, and the parted before the end of their seventh year. The third arc begins with Regulus' doubts about the Death Eaters, and culminates in the death of Marlene (who was killed by Bellatrix). Distraught, it takes Voldermort's abuse of Kreacher to tip Regulus over the edge and betray Voldemort. Arc four represents Regulus' redemption and death.

Also, as there is no image of Regulus on the covers I thought I'd post a picture here of what Regulus looks like in my head. Yes, it's Jeff Buckley.) And yes, I know, I committed the cardinal mixtape sin and used a song from another mix I'd made. In my defence, You and I has ALWAYS been Regulus and Marlene's song, ever since I came up with their backstory four years ago. I had to put it on this mix! Sixteen songs, one zip. Please comment if you download and do not repost elsewhere or claim as your own. If anyone has trouble downloading the zip or would like individual songs uploaded, please just let me know. Cover images are both photos taken by me.

BEETLES | aphex twin
Beetles, under my carpet / Under my feet
They come out in the heat

RIPE (WITH DECAY) | nine inch nails

#1 CRUSH (XORCIST REMIX) | garbage
I will lie for you, beg and steal for you
I will crawl on hands and knees until you see / That you're just like me
See your face every place that I walk in / Hear your voice every time I am talking
You will believe in me / And I can never be ignored

THE MAN WITH NO SKIN | great lake swimmers
If I could crawl into a shell / Then I wouldn't mind the weight
Things are heavy enough already / And I hate to think that the best I can do is not care at all
And I hate to think that / I don't care at all
Take a step forwards, don't be afraid / Take a step backwards, don't be afraid
So go on, so look back / Stuck inside a heavy shell
Try to walk and not be pushed

PALESTINE | the american dollar

Haven't had a dream in a long time / See the life I've had, can make a good man bad
So for once in my life, let me get what I want / Lord knows it would be the first time

MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX | death cab for cutie
Meet me on your best behaviour, meet me at your worst
For there wil be no stone unturned / Or bubble left to burst
Let me lay beside you darling, let me be your man
And let our bodies intertwine, but always understand

That everything, everything ends

MY MANIC AND I | laura marling
And since last that we parted, last that I saw him / Down by a river, silent and hardened
Morning was mocking us, blood hit the sky / I was just happy, my manic and i
He couldn't see me; the sun was in his eyes / And birds were singing to calm us down

DUMB | nirvana
Skin the sun, fall asleep / Wish away, the soul is cheap
Lesson learned, wish me luck / Soothe burn, wake me up

YOU AND I | jeff buckley
If we had only known, in a way / We wouldn't reach this ground
You were my only home, silver eyes / I want to see you shine

CAPSIZED | kyuss

LONELY SOUL | u.n.k.l.e.
I believe there's a time when the cord of life / Should be cut, my friends
I believe there's a time when the cord can be cut / And this vision ends
But I'm gonna die in a place that don't know my name

GRACE | jeff buckley
And I feel them drown my name / So easy to know, and forget with this kiss
I'm not afraid to go but it goes so slow...

NO ONE KNOWS I'M GONE | tom waits
Hell above, and heaven below / All the trees are gone
Rain has such a lovely sound / To those who are six feet under ground

FROZEN ANGELS | zoe keating

THE SEA IS CALM | cocorosie
Il est sous le feu des projecterus d'un soleil cassé
Il a jetté son corpse comme une ancre / Comme un morceau de sucre
Et s'est dissout

[ He's under the spotlight of a broken sun
He threw his body like an anchor / Like a sugar cube
And dissolved

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( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 4th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
This looks absolutely lovely. I'd love to download it but the link at the bottom isn't working as a link to me; I click on it and nothing happens.
Jul. 4th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, I can't believe I forgot to put the link in! It should be fixed now, hope you enjoy it! :)
Jul. 4th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
Haha, don't worry. It's easily done. I'll have a listen now :)
Jul. 4th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Regulus doesn't get enough love <3
Snatching, thank you~!
Jul. 4th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
I agree! I hope you enjoy the mix :)
Jul. 4th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful! I love when people make mixes for the characters that don't get the major love so seeing this automatically made me happy :D definitely snagging
Jul. 4th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thankyou so much! I agree, minor characters need more love. I hope you enjoy this mxi!
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Jul. 4th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
So do I :) You're welcome, enjoy!
Jul. 5th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
oh how i love your taste in music.
thnks for sharing!
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
Thankyou so much! I hope you enjoy the mix ♥
Jul. 24th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
wow, this is beautiful. great job!
Jul. 25th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
Thankyou so much ♥
Oct. 7th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
i love you. thank you so much and i'm going to download this as soon as i can, ok? i'm loving seeing jeff buckley and the smiths on there <3
Oct. 7th, 2011 05:57 am (UTC)
I love you too :)

I hope you like it! ♥
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