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Endless Mixes

There was a time when I would write down lists of songs that reminded me of the Endless, seven characters personifying aspects of life in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, in mini notebooks, and painstakingly add to them and imagine what kind of CD covers I would design when I finally scraped them all together. It was hard because I didn't want to, like, buy a whole CD for every song I didn't have, but what could I do.

Not a lot, until now. So sure, the music basically represents what I liked to listen to in the late nineties, excepting a few current favs I added to fill out each track list, but it was a particularly emotional time in my life and I kind of needed closure for the late nineties. Anyway, Sandman represents what I liked to read in the late nineties so there we go.

I don't really expect anyone to go listen, but I wanted to show off my album covers. (All were made by googling for the character and then making adjustments and adding the name in Photoshop.)

Eldest of the Endless, Destiny wears a cowl over his sightless eyes. He is powerful and wise, but does not interfere in the lives of mortals. Destiny’s sigil is the book that is chained to his wrist.

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny by Lemon Demon
Candido & America by Eddie from Ohio
The Deluxe War Baby by Burning Airlines
Not Alone by Nobuo Uematsu
Kingdom by VNV Nation
Karma Police by Radiohead
Find The River by R.E.M.
Omaha by Counting Crows
Pillar Of Davidson by Live
Red Right Hand by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Requiem For A Dream - Winter - Lux Aeterna by The London Ensemble
Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

Death is lord and personification of all death and life. She appears in the form of a kind young woman, and is a friend to all under her auspice.

Jolly Holiday by Dick Van Dyke & Julie Andrews
Country Death Song by Violent Femmes
Last Stop: This Town by Eels
Cold Blows The Wind by Ween
Dead Boy's Poem by Nightwish
Coattails of a Dead Man by Primus w/Tom Waits
Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum
The Hanging Tree by James Newton Howard
Last Kiss by Pearl Jam
Fourth of July by Sufjan Stevens

Known by many names, Dream rules over the realm of imagination and subconscious. Although he can be cruel and heartless, he believes in hope. His eyes are stars in pools of deep water.

Tear In Your Hand by Tori Amos
Moonage Daydream by David Bowie
Tattva by Kula Shaker
I Don't Sleep, I Dream by R.E.M.
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Marilyn Manson
Only In Dreams by Weezer
Dream Catcher's Mitt by Busdriver
River Of Dreams by Billy Joel
Gaeta's Lament by Bear McCreary
Dream Within A Dream by Hans Zimmer

Destruction appears as a tall and muscular man with a jocular disposition. He has abandoned his own realm for his own path of self-discovery.

Doomsday by Mephiskapheles
Cocaine Blues by Johnny Cash
Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel
Old Apartment (Acoustic) by Barenaked Ladies
April 29, 1992 (Miami) by Sublime
Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin
One Fine Day by The Offspring
One Headlight by The Wallflowers
Smoke by Ben Folds Five
Sky Is Falling by Blackalicious
Kiss Me, Son of God by They Might Be Giants

Neither male nor female, or encompassing both as it chooses, Desire dwells in the heart and rules over all life's needs and wishes. Its appearance is alluring, but of all the Endless, Desire is most manipulative and cruel.

Little Red Riding Hood by The Coasters (aka The Robins)
Crush With Eyeliner by R.E.M.
Hey Pretty by Poe
stakeout by Freezepop
Sparkling Diamonds by Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Caroline O'Connor, Natalie Mendoza And Lara Mulcahy
Castle On A Cloud by Les Miserables Original Cast
Part Of Your World by Disney
Short Skirt / Long Jacket by Cake
Hey Mister (Unedited Version) by Custom
Take Me to Church (Single Version) by Neo N.
Creep by Radiohead
The Heart Asks Pleasure First by Michael Nyman

Despair appears as a short, obese, naked woman accompanied by rats. Through the windows of her realm she sees the pain, trauma, and hopelessness of all life.

Electro-Shock Blues by Eels
Evaporated by Ben Folds Five
The Flag by Barenaked Ladies
If You Could Save Yourself (You'd Save Us All) by Ween
Sometimes by Ours
Car Crash by Our Lady Peace
Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
Gone Away by The Offspring
Last Resort by Papa Roach
Falling Away from Me by Korn
Chop Suey! by System of a Down

Youngest of the Endless, Delirium was once Delight. She appears as a young woman with wild hair, colorful clothing, and an equally colorful voice. What Delirium sees with her mismatched eyes is known only to the mad.

I Can't Decide by Scissor Sisters
People Are Strange by The Doors
Brain Stew by Green Day
We're All Mad Here by Tom Waits
The Fucked Jam by Ween
Novocaine For The Soul by Eels
White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
Spiraling Shape by They Might Be Giants
I Like Hubcaps by Brak
Happy Phantom by Tori Amos
Where Is My Mind? by Pixies
Fingertips (Reprise) by They Might Be Giants

Tags: a comic i read, graphics: assorted comics, music, six steps to neil gaiman

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