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Dr. Walter Bishop: Fringe Mix CD

Happy May 4th: May The Fourth Be With You! By request – I have completed the Fringe Mix CD Trilogy with the last edition: Dr. Walter Bishop. As with the previous two entries – Agent Olivia Dunham and Peter From Boston, they are somewhat autobiographical and follow the emotional life of what is known about the character from Seasons 1 and 2.

Out of all three – Walter’s was the easiest and most fun to put together. Maybe because we already know the dude loves to dance.

His musical genre is almost all classic rock with some blues and jazz thrown in for good measure. The perspective is his, so some of the songs are a bit more ironical or tongue-in-cheek and should not be taken at face value. My theory is that Walter is kind of an egomaniac and somewhat delusional about himself. Until of course, he starts to wake up post-asylum.

This mix is also heavily Peter centric, with some references to Elizabeth Bishop and Olivia Dunham. Rather than a Mix CD someone else put together for him, I like to think that Walter is music savvy enough to have created this himself. I can see him sitting around in the lab on a rainy day constructing it.

So here’s what Walter would want you to believe:

1. Dear Mr. Fantasy – Traffic

2. Well Respected Man  – The Kinks

3. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

4. White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane

5. Let My Love Open The Door – Pete Townshend

6. The Sun – Mirah  (couldn’t find a decent YouTube video except for this, it sounds different from the original) / While We Have The Sun – Mirah

7. Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ – The Velvet Underground

8. St. James Infirmary Blues – Louis Armstrong

9. Trouble – Ray LaMontagne

10. Where Is My Mind? – The Pixies

11. Cry Baby – Janis Joplin

12. Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker

13. From The Beginning – Emerson, Lake and Palmer

14. Crimson and Clover – Tommy James & The Shondells

15. Love and Happiness – Al Green (a great Fringe vid!)

16. Lonely Teardrops – Jackie Wilson

17. One Way Out – Allman Brothers

18. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles

Check out this YouTube playlist somebody put together of all the tracks!

If you are a true Fringe enthusiast you’ll probably notice some of these songs actually appeared in the TV series. I scouted them all out from the first two seasons and used the ones which were most Walter-like. As always – you can download these songs and make your own copy, or I can be bribed to burn and mail you one with beer and candy. Email me at Mindy@Tinyheroes.net if you are interested.

And what do you think? Is this Walter?

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About tinyheroes

Mindy Crouchley is a 33 year old woman with a degree in English and Technical Writing from Portland State University. She has accumulated three+ years experience in the Marketing and Communications field - with an emphasis on creating digital media content. She has been reading comic books since she was 10 years old. She currently lives in outer southeast Portland with her spouse Dan Robertson, her baby girl, and their dog - Jabba the pug. She spends her free time devouring books, crafting cosplay, video gaming, attending comic cons, writing stories/screenplays, attending book to film adaptation club meetings, volunteering, and watching copious amounts of TV and movies.

9 responses to “Dr. Walter Bishop: Fringe Mix CD”

  1. erninlow says :

    Love the Peter mix, cant wait to hear these other two!

    • tinyheroes says :

      Glad you like it! I think it’s probably still my favorite – but the Walter one was just as fun. Olivia’s was kind of…depressing. :\

  2. Antonio Ortega Jr says :

    Awesome!!! I love it and love it!

  3. Charlie says :

    Thanks Mindy. Hope you don’t mind but I created a youtube playlist from this.

  4. Bishoff says :

    It lacks “The Ghost Who Walks”, from Season 4, such an awesome tune

  5. Jean-Baptiste Joulé says :

    Who will be the first to make a Groveshark playlist ?

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