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"Value of Phi" Mix by [livejournal.com profile] lucia_tanaka and [livejournal.com profile] chi1013
Phi is the 'golden ratio' and is considered the most beautiful number, as it appears often in nature.




1. "You Only Live Once" - The Strokes
(entire song, but particularly:)
Some people think they're always right
Others are quiet and uptight
Others, they seem so very nice-nice-nice-nice-nice; oh, oh
Inside they might feel sad and wrong
Oh no; twenty-nine different attributes
And only seven that you like; uh oh
Twenty ways to see the world; oh, oh
Or twenty ways to start a fight


This it That One Song I Will Eventually Vid to Numb3rs, By God. It's everyone, everything, stuffed into three-oh-five.


2. "Orchestra" - Servant
Here I am, a young man
A crashing computer program
Here is a pen, write out my name
There's an orchestra in me, playing endlessly
I even hear it now
They play in the devil's key, an endless symphony
I even hear it now
And I listen to the music- beautifuk music


Charles and his numbers. It's not a happy song- it's detached and haunted and while the 'music' is so beautiful, he hears it constantly and it won't stop and no one else understands that it's always there and it's tearing him apart.


3. "Magic" - Ben Folds Five
From the back of your big brown eyes
I knew you'd be gone as soon as you could
And I hoped you would
We could see that you weren't yourself
And the lines on your face did tell
It's just as well- you'd never be yourself again
...
You're the magic that holds the sky up from the ground
You're the breath that blows these cool winds 'round


Don's had the horrible job of holding up the family after Margaret's death, and it's sure as hell not easy. But, somehow, he's been pulling it off okay. Let's hope the process doesn't kill him.


4. "Butterflies and Hurricanes" - Muse
Change everything you are and everything you were
Your number has been called
Fight, battles have begun, revenge will surely come
Your hard times are ahead
Best, you've got to be the best
You've got to change the world and use this chance to be heard
Your time is now


The Brothers, because they can't not succeed with so much riding on their shoulders.


5. "Ladyfingers" - Luscious Jackson
I'm so tired of my guns and my vanity
I'd like to trade them in for some sanity
And I know it didn't come too easy
...
I bet you didn't know that I could treat you right
That underneath the armor, there's another girl
She's standing with a suitcase, ready to run


Megan, oh how I adore thee. I was very happy with the change from Terry to Megan. *feels so horrible about that* But where Terry's the Ice Queen, Megan just has the layers. Hardcore chica, intelligent, sense of humor, and completely brilliant.


6. "Maps and Legends" - R.E.M.
Called the fool and the company,
On his own where he’d rather be
Where he ought to be
He sees what you can’t see, can’t you see that?
Maybe he’s caught in the legend,
Maybe he’s caught in the mood
Maybe these maps and legends
Have been misunderstood


Lawrence sees things that everyone overlooks. He can make sense of the world, see what no one else does. Yet, at the same time, he's so apart from the world, it's like he's watching from a distance. The man with his mind full of stars finds the most important connections back on earth.


7. "Mediocre Bad Guys" - Jack Johnson
Well how about those people- I know that you know the ones I mean
Not so good, not so bad, only know what they have
And they have only what they've seen
Them mediocre bad guys can really bring you down
They can't be defeated, and you know
They're never going to come around


My weird David song. He has a very... um... indifferent attitude towards his work. He expects this crap to happen and is not 'okay' with it, but he deals with it very well. Inevitability.


8. "A Whisper" - Coldplay
Night turns to day and I still have these questions
Bridges will break should I go forwards or backwards
Night turns to day and I still get no answers
Just a whisper, whisper, whisper, whisper


Colby Granger. He's been in the military and is the gung-ho gun-totting Fed. But, underneath the eagerness is the hesistation. The world is a horrible place, both in war and at home.


9. "Cast No Shadow" - Oasis
Here's a thought for every man who tries to understand
What is in his hands (what's in his hands)
He walks along the open road of love and life
Surviving if he can (but only if he can)
Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
Chained to all the places that he never wished to stay
As he faced the sun he cast no shadow


Alan, perhaps the wisest of the characters (though some would dispute it). He takes things day by day, fighting to hold onto the family he has left, yet not too much. He tries to move on with life, but doesn't quite succeed. He's making progress, though, and that's something to be proud of, I think.


10. "Speeding Cars" - Imogen Heap
Here's the day you hoped would never come
Don’t feed me violins, just run with me
Through rows of speeding cars
The paper cuts, the cheating lovers
The coffee’s never strong enough
I know you think it’s more than just bad luck
...
Glistening in the cold sweat of guilt
I’ve watched you slowly winding down for years
You can’t keep on like this
Now is as bad a time as any


This is my Margaret song. Her death really screwed the boys up, so I imagine she was one hell of a woman. And she wanted desperately for the men in her life (all three) to be alright, to appreciate life. After all, she was an artist. *smile*


11. "Leaves Do Fall" - The Rosebuds
I've waited for the leaves to fall
For old John Wayne to save us all
I've worn out both my hands and knees
I'm a desperate man and that terrifies me


Um, guys? Charlie and Amita? Not gonna happen. These two are too devoted to their own ambitions that by the time they do feel any inkling of wanting to settle down, they'll be gone. It's a pretty fantasy, but nothing more.


12. "Fair" - Ben Folds Five
I just can't get rid of you
Like you got rid of me
Oh, but I send my best
'Cause God knows you've seen my worst
But then all is fair in love


Watching romance on this show is like a train wreck. And, if you take it with a grain of salt, it's fuckin' hilarious how these boys screw things up.
(And, god, they do. The only sane couple is Larry and Megan and that just makes it better. Bravo, you two.)


13. "Miracle Drug" - U2
I am you and you are mine
Love makes no sense of space
And time will disappear
Love and logic keep us clear
Reason is on our side, love
The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've had enough of romantic love
I'd give it up, yeah, I'd give it up
For a miracle- a miracle drug


The Geeks, with their strange, enchanted way of viewing the world.


14. "Raoul" - The Automatic
It doesn't seem like you mean it
I don't believe that you believe it
And it feels like running with your eyes closed
If you forget what you're supposed to be


The Goons, because the criminals aren't the only ones who do bad things.


15. "Colorblind" - Counting Crows
I am ready, I am fine
I am covered in skin
No one gets to come in
Pull me out from inside
I am folded and unfolded and unfolding
I am colorblind


Don, who has a wall between him and the world so what he sees doesn't destroy him.


16. "Volcano" - Damien Rice
Don't build your world around
Volcanoes melt you down
What I am to you is not real
What I am to you you do not need
What I am to you is not what you mean to me
You give me miles and miles of mountains
And I'll ask (for the sea)
For what I give to you- it's just what I'm going through
This is nothing new
No no just another phase of finding what I really need
Is what makes me bleed


There's something about Charles Eppes that draws people in, makes them want to have him for their own, to gain the attention of that fantastic mind. But, once they get close, they lose interest because under all the excitement is just an indecisive, broken boy who will never really fulfill the expectantions set for him.


17. "Californication" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
And tidal waves couldn't save the world
From Californication


L.A. is not the sanest place in the United States, but it keeps the FBI working. And the work never stops. It's gotta be something in the water, seriously.


BONUS: 18. "Lobachevsky" - Tom Lehrer
Who made me the genius I am today,
The mathematician that others all quote,
Who's the professor that made me that way?
The greatest that ever got chalk on his coat.
One man deserves the credit,
One man deserves the blame,
And Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky is his name.
I am never forget the day I first meet the great Lobachevsky.
In one word he told me secret of success in mathematics:
Plagiarize!


This is the song that Charlie and Larry randomly turn on in the office when the numbers start blurring on the chalkboard and they just can't take it anymore and wish they went into another field. Larry sits in the office chair, Charlie sits on the desk, swinging his legs, both grinning. They recite it in unison when they can stiffle their giggles.


BONUS: 19. "Unmade Bed" - Sonic Youth
Look who's come back home again
Loser lookin' for his lucky break
...
A man like that is like an unmade bed
Stayed there searching for another way out
...
'Cause now that you're in his arms babe
Know that you're just in his way


This would have been considered for the main tracklist but Chi and I couldn't decide if it was more Charlie or more Don. Alas, I couldn't cut out such a stunning, beautiful song, so here you are: decide for yourself.


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This whole lot can be blamed on "Orchestra". I was listening on an airplane and sat up straighter, thinking, "Oh my God, Charles." And then I came up with a few more songs, bullied Chi into helping me with the rest, spent 12 hours making art for it, and I'm extremely content with it now.

So, there you go, fandom. You have your first real fanmix for the show in general. Sorry it took so long.

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SendSapce link with music, tracklist, art- the whole shebang. ETA: updated Jan 7th

Please comment. Even to just say you're taking the mix or whatever. And, most importantly: enjoy.



That was a hell of a lot more work than I expected. I'm gonna go die now, kthxbai.

-Luce

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Date: 2006-07-02 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triskellita.livejournal.com
this looks awesome! snagging, and thanks!

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Date: 2006-07-03 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
You are quite welcome! Hope you enjoy!

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Date: 2006-07-03 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asemic.livejournal.com
I cannot wait to listen to the entire thing! Thank you so much!

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Date: 2006-07-03 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*grin* You're welcome! Enjoy! And thank you for commenting!

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Date: 2006-07-03 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perian.livejournal.com
This is awesome! I don't even know any of the songs, but your explanations for why you picked the songs and for who are wonderful. I can't wait to hear them.

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Date: 2006-07-03 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
Thank you. I put WAAAAY too much thought into this, especially since I don't really, ya know, like Numb3rs. But, anyway, enjoy the mix. Hope my insights (*cough*) help you out fannishly. Or maybe inspire you to write fic, hmmm?

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Date: 2006-07-03 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boniblithe.livejournal.com
Downloading!

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Date: 2006-07-03 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*grins* Enjoy!

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Date: 2006-08-11 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesh-t.livejournal.com
it's expired oh noes! please please re-upload if you get the chance look at it this way this is my first time delvin into the numbers fandom so you'll get fully credit for bringin another to the numbers goodness!

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Date: 2006-08-11 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
okay, updated! Enjoy the mix!

*twirls*

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Date: 2006-08-11 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesh-t.livejournal.com
yay, thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Date: 2007-01-07 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tya-rc.livejournal.com
Is there any chances for it to be, uh, re-uploaded? (I *am* a pain in the ass, sorry)

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Date: 2007-01-07 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
You are not at all a pain, midear! *waves magic uploading wand* Enjoy!

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Date: 2007-01-10 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tya-rc.livejournal.com
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you (particularly considering how fast you and your wand went!), but I'm downloading them right now.
Thanks a lot, I have the feeling I'll enjoy this one immensely ^^

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Date: 2009-04-17 04:15 am (UTC)

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Date: 2009-04-17 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovesrain44.livejournal.com
Always so late to every party.....I love the songs on your list and the idea of a Numbers fanmix! Alas the link is expired, is there anyway you could upload it one more time?

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Date: 2009-04-17 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
Sorry. I no longer have the files. I've moved computers since then. D: Apologies...

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Date: 2009-04-17 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovesrain44.livejournal.com
NO Worries. I'll make a list and enjoy the challenge of tracking the songs down....

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