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Runnin' Down a Dream -- An SGA Fan Mix

The theme for this mix is "Runnin' Down a Dream". To me, the whole idea of uprooting yourself to start over and explore a new galaxy is like a dream that you have to make happen. You may not know how the dream will go, or how it will end, but you do everything you can to make sure it keeps going, and you pursue it with everything that you've got.


I starting compiling this mix with the intention to have two songs for every character. Some of the ones I found turned out to be great for more than one person, and some fit the expedition as a whole. It morphed into a general series mix, though I still kept one song for each of the main (in the credits) characters.

I tried to pick songs that were as diverse as the people in the expedition. Besides picking different genres of music (Rock, Punk, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Reggae, Celtic), I also chose music from different countries: 01, 04, 11 are Canadian; 02, 03, 08, 09, 10, 13 are American; 05 and 06 are Scottish, 07 is Australian; 12 is Jamaican. All English-speaking places, I know. I'll try to do better in my next mix.

The images for the cover art came either from New Atlantis - The Evolution or were from screen caps that I made.






01 - Blue Rodeo ~ "Flying"
The Sheppard song of the mix.

02 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ~ "Runnin' Down a Dream"
The pursuit of something intangible that you know you won't find unless you go looking for it.

03 - Nickel Creek ~ "Doubting Thomas"
The mix's McKay song.

04 - Sarah McLachlan ~ "Fallen"
I put this song in as a realization that people are fallable and make mistakes. Living is about making those mistakes, and learning from them is more important than not making any in the first place.

05 - Dougie MacLean ~ "Feel So Near"
Just a great slice of life song that's a bit melancholy, but ultimately hopeful.

06 - The Proclaimers ~ "Cap in Hand"
My Beckett song. It's a nice view of the Scots from their own point of view.

07 - The Waifs ~ "Lies"
My Weir song. It fits nicely in how she must have been feeling when she found out about the Stargate Project in "New Order".

08 - Nickel Creek ~ "Tomorrow is a Long Time"
This is in here as a reminder of everything that the Expedition Members gave up to travel to Atlantis. They know the journey has changed them, but that doesn't mean they don't occasionally want to go back to the way things were before or miss everything that is gone.

09 - Green Day ~ "She's a Rebel"
The mix's Teyla song.

10 - Sara Evans ~ "Born to Fly"
You have to be at least a little restless and an adventurer at heart to give up everything to travel to a whole 'nother galaxy. And sometimes it's harder to stay where you are than it is to take the risk.

11 - Ryan Gosling ~ "Put Me in the Car"
The mix's (second season) Ford song.

12 - Bob Marley and the Wailers ~ "Buffalo Soldier"
The Ronon song.

13 - Garth Brooks ~ "Standing Outside the Fire"
Great reward requires great sacrifice. Sometimes you just have to take the chance.


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The ZIP file contains all of the songs, notes, and album covers. It also includes a full-size (for CafePress.Com) front cover, tray insert, and CD label for anyone who wants to burn and print an actual album. I'm a geek like that. ;-) Let me know if you have problems or if you want me to re-size anything. The full-size versions print very nicely on my printer when I use Paint Shop Pro, but they may not work well with other setups.

If you download, please comment so I know when to upload again and so I can check my bandwidth (if you download from my server). Thanks and Enjoy!
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