Brody & Carrie: Heartbreak

Brody & Carrie HeartbreakHeartbreaker Ryan Adams

A song by song response to Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams

Brody & Carrie: Heartbreak

  1. “What Difference Does It Make?” – The Smiths
  2. “Mystify ” – INXS
  3. “Behind The Wheel ” – Depeche Mode
  4. “New Ceremony ” – Dry the River
  5. “Look At Miss Ohio ” – Miranda Lambert
  6. “County Line ” – Cass McCombs
  7. “Just a Song Before I Go” – CSNY
  8. “Every Single Night” –  Fiona Apple
  9. “Love Is Blindness” – U2
  10. “Only for You” – Heartless Bastards
  11. “Welcome Home, Son” – Radical Face
  12. “Reasons To Lie” – Whiskeytown
  13. “Bermuda Highway” – My Morning Jacket
  14. “Run To Me” – Bee Gees
  15. “Time To Run” – Lord Huron

 Inspiration Album: Heartbreaker – Ryan Adams

  1. “(Argument with David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey)”
  2. “To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)”
  3. “My Winding Wheel”
  4. “Amy”
  5. “Oh My Sweet Carolina”
  6. “Bartering Lines”
  7. “Call Me On Your Way Back Home”
  8. “Damn, Sam (I Love a Woman That Rains)”
  9. “Come Pick Me Up”
  10. “To Be the One”
  11. “Why Do They Leave?”
  12. “Shakedown on 9th Street”
  13. “Don’t Ask for the Water”
  14. “In My Time of Need”
  15. “Sweet Lil Gal (23rd/1st)”

Mix Challenge Liner Notes

I chose Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker because it’s one of my favorite albums and one of the best albums I know about love, relationships and heartbreak. And I love me some love songs. In making the mix, I initially struggled quite a bit because my song choice responses were skewing too personal but not in a productive way – it was limiting my choice of genre’s, bands and songs – I was too close to the subject.  Then I had an idea! Every Sunday night I am consumed by another duo’s heartbreak… Carrie Mathison and Nicholas Brody of Showtime’s Homeland.  Why not use them as my inspiration? Clearly, I’m obsessed with the show, their relationship and depending on the day, yes,  I’m a shipper of Brody & Carrie.  It made a lot of sense to project these two star crossed lovers against Ryan Adam’s tour de force album.

Well, at least that was the key for me, because once I did all the songs started to click and fall into place. The mix is kept pretty general to limit “spoilers” for people that don’t watch the show. The mix is not about specific events, but about the two characters themselves, their emotional connection, and their heartbreaks throughout the show. If I explained my song choices one by one, I definitely would be giving away spoiler-y information, so I’m not doing that.

Hope you enjoy!

(Heartbreaker isn’t on Spotify, but please seek it out by your own methods.)