6 months ago on 27 March 2014 @ 4:01pm + 239 notes
via penthesileas (originally penthesileas)


IMMORTAL LONGINGS / a fanmix for antony and cleopatra

They shared a hunger for life. Excess was for both Cleopatra and Antony a natural, joyful expression of that hunger - whether making love night and day, feasting on impossible rarities, giving each other fabulous gifts or just playing the fool. Their appetites were well matched, their ambitions on a similarly grand scale, and instinctively they responded to one another. Nobody else would ever be as close to either of them as they would become to the other, although the mutual realization of that truth still lay some way in the future. - Diana Preston, Cleopatra and Antony


{ some would call it h u b r i s 

listen - tracklisting

a mix for those who reach too high and love too hard, for arrogant conquerors riding the red horse of war, for mark antony whom they’d call a coward.


NOTHING BUT ASHES AND IRON // AN ATIA OF THE JULII FANMIX (requested by iwhospeakawkwardly)

I. she bangs the drums // the stone roses
II. burn the witch // queens of the stone age
III. your lips are red // st. vincent
IV. acid tongue // jenny lewis
V. we’re going to hell // cursive
VI. jackrabbits // joanna newsom
VII. composure // warpaint
VIII. a good man is hard to find // sufjan stevens


point me to the setting sun ☼ brutus/cassius

a mix for brothers who became lovers, as the sun set over the turning tide

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through the storm; a brutus/cassius fanmix

1. Crooked Lust- Bowerbirds
2. I’ll Be Your Mirror- The Velvet Underground
3. Go Places (Lite Mix)- The New Pornographers
4. You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son- Wolf Parade
5. Some Nights- Fun.
6. Basic Space- The xx
7. Necessary Evil- The Dresden Dolls

8. Terrible Love- The National
9. Devil In The Details- Placebo
10. Spine- Page France
11. Ruled by Secrecy- Muse
12. Evil and a Heathen- Franz Ferdinand
13. No One Would Riot For Less- Bright Eyes
14. Believe- The Bravery
15. Fallen Empires- Snow Patrol
16. Turn Off the Lights- Panic! At The Disco
17. Cassius- Foals
18. Losing Touch- The Killers
19. What You Meant- Franz Ferdinand
20. To Darkness- Mumford & Sons
21. International Small Arms Traffic Blues- The Mountain Goats
22. The Bottom Line- Depeche Mode
23. My Vampire Heart- Tom McRae
24. The Enemy- Mumford & Sons
25. Us- Regina Spektor 
26. One Last Vow- Devotchka
27. Peace & Quiet- White Lies
28. Down River- The Temper Trap

tracklist and lyrics



then the system of strings tugs on the tip of my wings

SHUFFLE MEME Octavia + Sawdust & Diamonds by Joanna Newsom (@quaintcarnography)

2 years ago on 22 June 2012 @ 8:04pm + 70 notes
via wasoncecyborgias (originally wasoncecyborgias)



001. trophy - bat for lashes
I just want my trophy back
It’s not for sale

002. the book of right on - joanna newsom
do you want to sit at my table
my fighting fame is fabled

003. iron swallow - jonny greenwood

004. legs - pj harvey
I might as well be dead
But I could kill you instead

005. fool - cat power
it’s not that it’s bad, it’s not that it’s death
it’s just on the tip of your tongue, and you’re so silent


*I know you said Atia/Antony! But it was hard! So it ended up being just Atia.

2 years ago on 6 April 2012 @ 12:03pm + 47 notes
via acaele (originally acaele)


ecstatic disaster - an atia/antony fanmix (x)

Perjury, perjury, in the high’st degree
Murder, stem murder, in the direst degree;
All several sins, all used in each degree,
Throng to the bar, crying all, Guilty! guilty!
I shall despair. There is no creature loves me;
And if I die, no soul shall pity me:
Nay, wherefore should they, since that I myself
Find in myself no pity to myself? (Richard III, V.iii)

lover’s day - tv on the radio (sex)

oh but the longing is terrible//a wanton heart under attack//i wanna love you//all the way off//i wanna break your back//colour of all that’s hysterical//travels along your bones//just to be near you sucking your skin//not gonna leave you alone

evil and a heathen - franz ferdinand (they fit like puzzle pieces)

your teeth are black with wine//as you place those lips on mine//and the moon hangs heavy and forbidden high//on the night of our lives//i’m evil and a heathen//i’m evil and a heathen//i’m a heathen and evil like you//there’s not a lot//not a lot we couldn’t do

killer queen - queen (atia)

caviar and cigarettes//well versed in etiquette//extraordinarily nice//she’s a killer queen//gunpowder, gelatine//dynamite with a laser beam//guaranteed to blow your mind//anytime

the rake’s song - the decemberists (antony)

charlotte i buried after feeding her foxglove//dawn was easy, she was drowned in the bath//isaiah fought but was easily bested//burned his body for incurring my wrath//alright, alright, alright//and that’s how i came your humble narrator//to be living so easy and free//expect that you think that I should be haunted//but it never really bothers me//alright, alright, alright

put the law on you - natalie merchant (when they fight, atia)

though you made it clear from the very start//there was no trusting you with my foolish heart//though you maybe made it clear that didn’t make it right//do you really think you’ll get away?//you can’t escape my justice ‘til my dying day

lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off - panic! at the disco (when they fight, antony)

i’ve got more wit, a better kiss, a hotter touch, a better fuck//than any boy you’ll ever meet, sweetie you had me//girl i was it, look past the sweat, a better love deserving of//exchanging body heat in the passenger seat?//no, no, no, you know it will always just be me

i declare a ceasefire - my latest novel (when they make up)

i declare a ceasefire, ‘cause otherwise i’d find it hard//in among the crossfire, where arrows simply pierce my heart//and puncture my desire to put aside the previous part//analyzing dialogue, an arsenal so lightly thrown

his fire - franz ferdinand (rekindling the affair)

eyes, burning a way through me//overwhelm, destroying so sweetly//now, there is a fire within me//a fire that burns//this fire is out of control//i’m going to burn this city

some unholy war - amy winehouse (political task force with feelings)

if my man was fighting//some unholy war//i would be behind him//straight shook up beside him//with strength he didn’t know//it’s you i’m fighting for//he can’t lose with me in tow//i refuse to let him go//at his side and drunk on pride//we wait for the blow

the howling - within temptation (death and destruction)

we’ve been seeing what you wanted, got us cornered right now//fallen asleep from our vanity, might cost us our lives//i hear they’re getting closer//their howls are sending chills down my spine//and time is running out now//they’re coming down the hills from behind//when we start killing//it’s all coming down right now//from the nightmare we’ve created//i want to be awakened somehow

2 years ago on 29 February 2012 @ 10:30pm + 15 notes
via isabelladeste (originally isabelladeste)


Atia/Mark Antony - The Weight of Us | series 2 |

cold cold water – mirah

terrible love – the national

one by one – unkle bob

swallow the knife – story of the year

together – avril lavigne

poison and wine – the civil wars

dreamer – uh huh her

let you down – three days grace

9 crimes – damien rice

ruin – the pierces

rolling in the deep – adele

cold – crossfade

the weight of us – sanders bohlke

the silence – mayday parade

terrible news – jeff beal

|download at my lj community|

3 years ago on 12 October 2011 @ 9:05pm + 41 notes
via russiancohle (originally russiancohle)


count of casualty, a brutus playlist (requested by sharonalee)

Act 1.

Radiohead - Go To Sleep (Little Man Being Erased)

We don’t really want a monster taking over
Tip toeing, tying down
We don’t want the loonies takin’ over
Tip toeing, tying down our arms
May pretty horses
Come to you as you sleep
I’m gonna go to sleep
And let this wash over me

Muse - Assassin

Wild and bereft
Assassin is born
Oppose and disagree
Destroy demonocracy

Patrick Wolf - Count of Casualty

In this war without an end
What peace do you defend
In this war without an end
What fear do you depend on?

Act 2.

Keane - A Bad Dream

I wake up, it’s a bad dream,
No one on my side,
I was fighting
But I just feel too tired
to be fighting,
guess I’m not the fighting kind.

Poets of The Fall - Given and Denied

Give me back my innocence cos I wish to dream again
Like I never outgrew my old playground
Where the sun sets slowly with a golden crown and the leaves sing lullabies ‘round vacant swings
Give me those wings
Let me fly once again
Like I did way back when
I would gamble and win
To lift me high above the din
Of the future we see
Does it hold something for me
I’m weightless again
Just before the shadows…



Blackfield - Cloudy Now

In a violent place we can call our country
Is a mixed up man and I guess that’s me
The sun’s in the sky but the storm never seems to end
It’s a place of sorrow but we call it a home
And the darkest thoughts, yeah I guess they’re my own
There’s wealth in the bank but there’s nothing to show inside

It’s cloudy now.