So here's the deal. A while ago, I wrote this story
that chronicled the direction I thought it would be cool to see Puck and Rachel go in after Mash-Up
. It was a lot of fun to write, and as I was doing it, I kept thinking of songs I could include on a fic soundtrack of sorts...Which I am now posting! I'm a bit reluctant to call this just a straight up Puck/Rachel fanmix because it veers so far from what we've seen in the show. Some songs may fit in that category, but most of the others are definitely a stretch, especially given how brief their little tryst was. But with a little imagination, I'm sure you could make the jump and create a litle narrative for them based on this alone without reading Two Lost Souls. However, I'd suggest that you do read it before listening because I definitely put it together with distinct moments in mind!
In a nutshell, this is mostly from Puck's POV, reflecting on his burgeoning relationship with Rachel, the aftermath of his baby mama drama (as imagined by yours truly), and also other general fluffiness. About half of the songs are from artists that I totally see Puck being into (vintage rock, Velvet Underground, Rolling Stones kind of stuff, as well as rootsy-rock -- LOL THAT'S TOTALLY NOT A REAL TERM -- like the Damnwells and that Ezra Furman song) and the rest are just high quality tunes. And heyyyyy, that Jack Johnson song? May seem random, yes, but in my cotton candy fluff brain, it's what Puck serenades her with on their one year anniversary. HE'S A CLOSET ROMANTIC, OKAY? And it's totally the kind of thing he would have taught himself to snare some cougars back in the day, don't lie you know it's true.
BUT ANYWAY, enough with my jibba jabba. Here's the mix. I'm really proud of this one, guys. I think it's a really fun listen, was a lot of fun to put together, and HOLY HELL, I'm really happy with how the cover art turned out, so I really hope you enjoy it. I would absolutely love to get your feedback! And for those of you that read the fic too, I would particularly love to hear what you think.
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Oh and I put this out there earlier to my flist, but didn't get much of a response so I'll try again, this time to anyone who's interested! If you have any good/random/ridiculous/fun prompts for Puck/Rachel fic, lemme have 'em! Preferrably in the "list three random things/phrases/places/whatever" form. I want to write moooooore.