Fanmix: Office Romance

Not what I'm supposed to be doing right now, but I blame for making me make her watch Torchwood... *g*

Anyway, this mix evolved somewhat, not just with the new series starting (the last two tracks were added as a result of 2x01, 'Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang') but also because I realized how complex the image is I have of those two characters and their relationship. To summarize it: Here's two men who work together. They are attracted to each other, but both have Issues with a capital I. Yet, despite (or because) of their angst, both have something to offer the other. Maybe not a conventional romance, maybe even a bit of heartbreak, but the connection is there.

Therefore I chose several character-based songs, quite a number of angsty tracks, a few sexual ones, but I hope the underlying message is still a positive, maybe even hopeful one.

Jack/Ianto mix

The Captain and his tea boy (or 'Before Things Got Complicated')
1. Anne Dudley - Jeeves and Wooster

2. Belle & Sebastian - Step Into My Office, Baby

Two men with Issues... (and we slowly learn about the characters and their secrets)
3. Dave Matthews Band - Captain

4. Depeche Mode - A Pain that I'm Used to

5. Five for Fighting - Superman

... but maybe they can face them together (in my mind, set around 'Small Worlds' and 'Countrycide')
6. Starsailor - Some of Us

7. Tom McRae - Still Lost

8. The Servant - Not Scared, Terrified

9. John Barrowman - What I Did for Love

Of course there's sex - it's Captain Jack, after all (most definitely by the time of 'They Keep Killing Suzie')
10. Poe - Hey Pretty

11. Nine Inch Nails - Closer

12. Sugababes - Too Lost

It might be love or something close - but it's definitely problematic and possibly doomed (see 'Captain Jack Harkness' and 'End of Days')
13. CAKE - Love You Madly

14. Eve 6 - Here's to the Night

15. Rufus Wainwright - Foolish Love

16. Mika - Happy Ending

Still, apparently it's not over yet (aka 'Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang')
17. Foo Fighters - Come Back

18. The Rasmus - First Day of My Life

> Zip file (18 mp3s + .jpg): OR