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a penguin went to china

a penguin went to china

This year a Penguin went to China, and came home and made this mixtape. My love and music to you all.

You can also read about my year in my summary post.

Download it as a zip at mediafire (I've never used mediafire before so lemme know if it doesn't work or you need it somewhere else), or click through the links for the videos. Also let me know if you'd just like one or two songs in particular, and we'll see what can be done.

Also here at sendspace

If you download it, let me know, and please let me know your thoughts about my favourite songs this year. So I can take it personally.

Song of the Travelling Daughter - Abigail Washburn (zh)

Because I went travelling.

Also I JUST REALISED I typed this as 'song of the travelling penguin' into the cover art but that's too gold to change.

我的歌聲裡 - Wanting (zh)
在我不知不觉中 悄悄的消失 / 从我的世界里 没有音讯

Because this song was super famous and attached to a major tv series.

Xiger Xiger - Hanggai

Because you don't know what you're missing out on until you listen to Mongolian throat music

Jar of Love - Wanting
Another sunrise, another sunset / Soon it'll all be yesterday / Another good day, another bad day / What did you do today?

Sometimes I struggled when I was in China, and lost perspective and threw up my arms and cried. And sometimes I didn't.

该死的高跟鞋 - Peggy Hsu (zh)
我需要一点空气让我自由呼吸 花了很多钱以为会让自己开心

Which is actually a little sad but I love it anyway.

Heart's a Mess - Gotye
It makes no sense

Okay this is a fun song and all, but because I missed the big Gotye time of late 2011 (due to China!) I kind of got into him really heavily upon my return to Australia, much to the chagrin of my alt-indie muso friends.

Call Me Maybe - Carley Rae Jepsen
Hey I just met you / And this is crazy

Even in China, I am not immune to a song that goes viral. Also it describes my feelings about China. So it's perfect.

Call Me Maybe - Dawen (zh)
我们才刚认识 / 会很病狂吗


你 是 电 你 是 光 你 是 唯一 的 神话

My ringtone. Try not to think about the words, but every time my phone rings it's like that scene in Scrubs where JD is calling Turk to bail him out of jail but everyone in the hospital reception is dancing to Turk's ringtone so he can't answer.

I Will Not Go Quietly (Duffy's Song) - The Whitlams
I will not go quietly / I will not accept your rules / Gonna live with myself / Before I live with any of you

This is always my song. Not necessarily because I live it, but because I want to.

Set Me on Fire - Missy Higgins
I've got a lot to say I just don't know how to say it / I know all the rules I just can't seem to play it

It's about self confidence (to meeeee)

Anxiety - Wanting
Those monsters under my bed / Ghosts clouding my head / Are these the only reasons / I feel trapped in

So, uh. Depression. Anxiety. Etc.

The Church of What's Happening Now - Sia
Throw away yesterday / Today is a brand new day

<3 <3

Homewrecker - Marina & the Diamonds
We're all very lovely 'til we get to know each other

Breakin' Up - Rilo Kiley
Is there trouble between you and I

Because I had one of these this year (sidenote: if you've never seen this clip, I recommend it)

痛快 - S.H.E. (zh)
每一天 都是一个节庆 / 每件事 都发生来丰富我的记忆

One of my favourite songs to sing at KTV (karaoke)

天籁之愛 - Sa Ding Ding (zh)
天上飞的是什么 / 鸟儿还是云朵

Because I love singing this song, even though it's a ridiculously sappy lovesong.

Island Home - Christine Anu
Every night I dream of the sea / They say home is where you find it

Because I was far away from my Island Home and I love it so much, even when that sounds sappy and ridiculous. (this clip is so 90s)

Amazing - Alex Lloyd
When every wolf is at your door / Just like a hundred times before

Because sometimes you need the support.

And also because you're amazing, and we did amazing things.

Brand New Day - Tim Myers
Wake up / Open your sleepy eyes

Because even in the middle of other things, new things start

我就這樣 - Laure Shang
我只能這樣 / 你喜歡 / 不喜歡 / 跟我全都無關 

Because I'm awesome and I should remember that.

I'm Going to Go Back There Someday - Rachael Yamagata
There's not a word yet for old friends who've just met / Part heaven, part space, or have I found my place? / You can just visit, but I plan to stay / I'm going to go back there someday

<3 <3 <3

and bonus music video: ‪新贵妃醉酒-Li Yu Gang(李玉刚)‬ for a song I love at KTV.
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posted by [personal profile] trouble at 07:49pm on 31/12/2012
I tried to download your awesome music, but I get an error at MediaFire. It says "Permission Denied" and then ""Not provided by submitter" by Not provided by submitter can be downloaded from one of these fine retailers."
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posted by [personal profile] yiduiqie at 10:54pm on 31/12/2012
BOOOO. Try this sendspace link and let me know? And I will investigate the mediafire link.
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posted by [personal profile] nixwilliams at 07:50am on 06/01/2013
thanks for this - i got the same error at mediafire. i'm going to listen today, i hope!
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posted by [personal profile] yiduiqie at 11:11pm on 06/01/2013
hooray! let me know how it goes and i hope you like it!
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posted by [personal profile] piecesofalice at 11:33am on 01/01/2013

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posted by [personal profile] yiduiqie at 03:09am on 02/01/2013

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posted by [personal profile] sqbr at 06:29am on 03/01/2013
I quite enjoyed these, thank you!
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posted by [personal profile] yiduiqie at 10:12am on 03/01/2013
I am glad, and you are welcome!


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