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Sunday, March 13, 2011

157th email

From: Stacey Marchenkova
To: dom borax < >
Sent: Tuesday, July 23rd, 1999 4:01AM

Dom…so sorry I didn’t take you advice and read the whole email…I’m quite overwhelmed….and need to speak to you in person, really soon…but, man… I also don’t want to leave you hanging…you put it out there…and I need to as well…

So…in simple terms… you've made me feel like a teenager again and I’ve made you a fictional mix tape too.

Coz when you fancy someone you always give a mix tape, don’t you?

Anyway - here’s the listings:

1: Gloria – Patti Smith
2: Candy Says – Velvet Underground
3: Sick and Tired – The Cardigans
4: I didn’t Understand – Elliot Smith
5: Oh well, okay – Elliot Smith
6: Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
7: Song of the Siren – This Mortal Coil
8: Golden Slumbers – Claudine Longet
9: Day is Done – Nick Drake
10: Witchita Lineman – Glenn Campbell and Michelle Shocked
11: Pearly Dew Drops – Cocteau Twins
12: Wie ein Stern – Frank Schobel
13: Sometimes Always – Hope Sandoval and Jesus and Mary Chain
14: Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie and the Banshees
15: Cattle and Cane – Go Betweens
16: Sharkey’s Day – Laurie Anderson
17: Date with a Vampire Girl tonight – Screaming Tribesmen
18: On the Radio – Donna Summer

So there you have it. I hope you get the meaning.
Ringing you this evening.


PS Also please reply to this hotmail address. I think it would better.


  1. Cue swelling music...

  2. Jamie swelling music with 90s indie guitar leading if out Stacey's list is anything to go off.

    Hey and do you all agree with the list or want to offer alternatives -

    please do.

    I kinda love the idea of fictional romantic mix tapes offs among the commenters.

  3. Also, if we're sharing Bored Olives playlist suggestions I recommend...

    Slow Club- Giving Up on Love

    Beat Radio- Memoir of a Lightning Bolt

  4. Tekkactus, love your song choices. I've been looking at the ones of Stacey's pkaylist - very interesting.

  5. Great post. Here's my contribution to the Bored Olives playlist.

  6. Oh and one more to add. This brilliant song.



  9. Eh.... this didnt have the desired effect I thought it would have on me maybe if I read this like 50 emails ago then I'd be thrilled for Dom.... but now I just feel sorry for him props to him for persevering but I dont think all of that was worth it considering Staceys personality ...

  10. not gonna give links because I'll just tell you guys the songs and if you really wanna check them out you can look them up, but actually me and Ipshi had this conversation the other day. Sorry Ipshi if I add or leave out some songs but here's my CD of love and broken heartedness....

    1. Otis Redding Dreams To Remember
    2. Def Leppard Torn To Shreds
    3 Lifehouse Is What It Is
    4 Eminem When I'm Gone
    5. Keith Urban Tonight I Wanna Cry
    6. Guns N Roses Patience
    7. Mayday's Parade Miserable At best
    8. Tyler ward Our Story's Told
    9. Pink I Don't Believe You
    10.Blue October Hate Me
    11.Matchbox 20 Bed Of Lies
    12.Phill Collins Against All Odds
    13.Stephen Lynch and Laura Bananti If i told you
    14.Candlebox Far Behind
    15.The Fray Heartless
    16.Otis Redding These Arms Of Mine
    17.One Republic Come Home
    18.Augustana Boston
    19.Coldplay The Scientist
    20.Bryan Adams Heaven

    Can't wait to hear more lists, i'm enjoying looking through songs.

  11. ok will someone who is good at things actually interpret this mail for me... some of these songs just sound like bitter angry rants at the world that don't really a place in this convo (much like stacey tho i must admit) but can i get a general idea of where she's headed? cos the whole "u make me feel like a teen" and "u give someone a mixtape if u fancy them" makes me believe -- and i dont wanna believe cos i am so sure im gonna b punished for it -- all over again!

  12. i think it's really easy to want to love as a teenager, it gets harder as the years go on. for stacey i think love is a risk that seems easier to avoid than to embrace.
    love the playlist.
    i'd add,
    crazy - the clean

  13. For the 'You were not just my love, you were my best friend' with a tragic conclusion:
    Notorious B.I.G. - Me & My Bitch

    For the 'You left me and it's all my fault, but damn that's fucked up'
    Jay-Z - Song Cry

    For the 'You cheated on me on the day I was going to propose to you, and the only way to make things right is a murder/suicide'
    Nas - Undying Love

    For the 'We were like Mickey & Mallory what happened - you cheated on me - that's cause you cheated on me - well fuck you it's over - yeah fuck you'
    Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) - Trials of Love

    For the nostalgic 'Is there anything better than the childhood crush on that perfect girl?'
    Ghostface Killah - Child's Play

    For the 'Yeah you only want me for my fame and money...but goddamn you look good!'
    Kanye West - Devil in a New Dress

    For the 'Your man may buy you nice things but he can't f--- you like I can'
    LL Cool J - Loungin'

    For the 'You know what, Jerry Maguire's a damn good movie'
    Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden

    For the 'Before we go any further, let's be friends'
    Whodini - Friends

    For the 'Despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that she's a professional killer, I can't get enough of her'
    Ghostface Killah - Killa Lipstick

    For the 'You got the goods and I would like to show my appreciation in the physical sense'
    A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation

    For the 'Goddamn you look good in that video Madonna but there's only one Cherish in my book'
    The Association - Cherish

    For the 'Oh baby you, you got what I need, but you say he's just a friend, you say he's just a friend'
    Biz Markie - Just a Friend

    and because his voice just cuts into my soul:
    Ben E. King - Stand By Me, Spanish Harlem, This Magic Moment, Save the Last Dance For Me (The Drifters), Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters)

  14. Oh, goodness. So many songs to look through.

    I think my anxiousness has diffused because of the "giddily" at the end but I am still at the ready just in case.

    I'll try to look it over with my eyes of womanly understanding and do a translation, Ipshi. But I think she's headed in the "yay, I love you, too," direction.

    I feel obligated to make a few of song contributions. Longing, sorrow, and a bit of topsy-turvy coming up.

    1. Long Distance by Brandy
    2. Permanent Monday by Jordin Sparks
    3. Don't Speak by No Doubt
    4. Thinking of You by Katy Perry
    5. I'm Not That Girl by Idina Menzel
    6. You Were Mine by the Dixie Chicks
    7. All I Could Do Was Cry by Etta James
    8. Wake Up by Coheed and Cambria
    9. Nothing Hurts Like Love by Daniel Bedingfield
    10. Absolutely Nothing by Lily Allen
    11. Good Enough by Evanescence
    12. It's Ok by Cee Lo Green

  15. Katy Perry, Ghostface Killah, and White Buffalo on the same playlist = I love you guys.

  16. Translation of Stacey's Playlist
    Note: This is just what I get from it. Don't mind me.

    1. I really, really like you.
    2. I'm a severely messed up individual but I'm trying not to be that person anymore.
    3. I'm tired of wandering and being alone. I didn't realize it before but now I do.
    4. I liked you and I wanted to get away from you because I don't feel like I'm deserving of it.
    5. I could feel that there was something going on between us but I just wanted you to say it. I wasn't sure...
    6. Being with you, talking to you, makes me feel so much better than I did before.
    7. I love you.
    8. You make me feel all dreamy inside.
    9. Most days I regret the things I've done; I've messed up so often.
    10. I'm still that weird person but being with you makes me different. I need that; I want that.
    11. [I have no idea what this could possibly mean. I'm getting a sense that there might be an across the pond language barrier with this one]
    12. [Yay for language barriers]
    13. I'm not going to say I'm sorry. Don't make me say I'm sorry. Fine, you can go. No, come back. I'm sorry. Hah, I knew you'd be back.
    14. The rest of the world is so strange.
    15. It didn't used to be like this. I think I'm remembering it differently.
    16. But in the midst of all of this insanity, I do know that I like you.
    17. I'm crazy as all get out but you've got me now.
    18. [Pretty much a summary of the entire journey]

  17. ah beautifail... u leave me speechless. I didn't think it was possible I wouldn't care what stacey had to say but reading how beautiFULLY u express urself... i almost do!

    thanks for the translation, thanks for the songs and thanks for ur words... :)

  18. My goodness. I've been in Miami for the past week so I haven't had time to check BoredOlives...

    Just caught up and it seems that I've missed quite an eventful week or two. It's always good to have Dom and Stacey back in my life. I was freaking out as I read Dom's previously posted beautifully crafted e-mail that Stacey was going to somehow fuck this up, but things appear to be on the right track for now. Fingers crossed!

  19. Arghh what a crap responder I am. So sorry. And after all everyone has done. This is truly amazing. Thank you all. Such hard thinking and lovely and wow responses. So many good mix tapes. So confronting, funny and lovely.

    You all make me feel damn fine. Thank you again.

  20. It makes me feel very young when the only artists I have heard of from Stacey's mix tape are The Kinks and The Velvet Underground...

    Not sure if I'm happy about this development or not. I would have been if it'd happened before Stacey started being a complete bitch to Dom though. Unless maybe that was all an act to force Dom out of his shell and confess his love for her, because she must have known, and just needed him to admit it

  21. I think Happy Ending by Mika works perfectly here.


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