We’re slightly indie rockers who need motivation to keep writing

01. The Men - “()” (Leave Home)
02. LVL UP - “*_*” (SINGLES)
03. Milk Music - “The Burning Light” (Beyond Living)
04. The Mantles - “Disappearing Act” (The Mantles)
05. Apache Dropout - “Sam Philips Rising” (Apache Dropout)
06. Fugazi - “Break” (End Hits)
07. Cheap Time - “Living in the Past” (Cheap Time)
08. Theoretical Girls - “Computer Dating (Second Version)” (Theoretical Record 1978-1981)
09. Richard Hell & the Voidoids - “Love Comes in Spurts” (Spurts: The Richard Hell Story)
10. Piss Test - “Cabbin’ to the Methadone Clinic” (ST EP)
11. Destruction Unit - “Evil Man” (Void)
12. Yucky Slime - “Invincible Ignoramus” (Yucky Slime Demos 2012)
13. The Dancing Cigarettes - “Bury Your Picture” (The School of Secret Music)
14. The Bizarros - “I Bizarro” (Lady Dubonette / I Bizarro 7” 1976)
15. tape deck mountain - “Always Lie” (Always Lie)

People think I’m vain because I have great self-esteem

Gotta testify, come up in the spot looking extra fly

01. Kanye West - “On Sight” (Yeezus)
02. Kanye West - “Black Skinhead” (Yeezus)
03. Kanye West - “I Am A God” (Yeezus)
04. Kanye West - “New Slaves” (Yeezus)
05. Kanye West - “Hold My Liquor” (Yeezus)
06. Kanye West - “I’m In It” (Yeezus)
07. Kanye West - “Blood On The Leaves” (Yeezus)
08. Kanye West - “Guilt Trip” (Yeezus)
09. Kanye West - “Send It Up” (Yeezus)
10. Kanye West - “Bound 2” (Yeezus)

Radiator Tunes

01. Mountains - “Telescope” (Choral)
02. Lawrence English - “…And Clouds For Company” (A Colour For Autumn)
03. Christopher Bissonnette - “Proportions In Motion” (Periphery)
04. Chihei Hatakeyama - “A Stone Inside The Box” (Saunter)
05. Fourcolor - “Empty Sky I” (Aircurtain)
06. Victor Bermon - “Photographs Are Not Memories” (Arriving At Night)
07. Helios - “West Orange” (Unomia)
08. Sylvain Chauveau - “An Old Friend” (Nuage)
09. Rafael Anton Irisarri - “Waking Expectations” (Daydreaming)

I’m walking the streets at 2 A.M. Crimson clouds huddle around the building tops. And the silhouettes of ships blot the already-smoky air.

I’m tempted to just put up Burial’s entire Untrue tracklist. But, believe it or not, there are some other songs that are pretty good for walking through a city late at night. Not as good, but pretty good. By the time you get to the end of the mixtape, it’s almost light out, so you might as well start your day/hit the sack and give up on morning with a brighter mood than you had at 2 A.M.

01. Burial - “Street Halo” (StreetHalo)
02. Future Islands - “In Evening Air” (In Evening Air)
03. Bonnie “Prince” Billy - “Knockturne” (I See A Darkness)
04. The Haxan Cloak - “In Memoriam” (The Haxan Cloak)
05. Final Fantasy - “Song Song Song” (He Poos Clouds)
06. Hubble - “Nude Ghost” (Hubble Drums)
07. The Knife - “Fracking Fluid Injection” (Shaking the Habitual)
08. Oneohtrix Point Never - “Ourobouros” (Returnal)
09. Tim Hecker - “In the Fog II” (Ravedeath, 1972)
10. Björk - “All Is Full Of Love” (Homogenic)
11. Panda Bear - “I’m Not” (Person Pitch)
12. Bruce Springsteen - “Born to Run” (Born to Run)
13. Fuck Buttons - “Bright Tomorrow” (Street Horrrsing)

Fuck you, I’ll smoke as many damn cigarettes as I want.

I feel you bruh.

01. Mac DeMarco - “Ode to Viceroy” (2)
02. Tex Williams - “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)” (Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!)
03. Siouxsie and the Banshees - “Nicotine Stain” (The Scream)
04. Captain Beefheart - “Blabber ‘n Smoke” (The Spotlight Kid)
05. Oasis - “Cigarettes and Alcohol” (Definitely Maybe)
06. Kurt Vile - “Smoke Ring for My Halo” (Smoke Ring for My Halo)
07. Otis Redding - “Cigarettes and Coffee” (The Soul Album)
08. Hefner - “The Hymn for the Cigarettes” (The Fidelity Wars)
09. Brownsville Station - “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” (Yeah!)
10. Matmos - “Last Delicious Cigarette” (The West)

Peppy Bubbly Happy Songs

01. ZS - “Don’t Touch Me” (New Slaves)
02. The White Stripes - “Death Letter” (De Stijl)
03. Scott Walker - “The Day the Conducator Died” (Bish Bosch)
04. Oneohtrix Point Never - “Submersible” (Replica)
05. Nicolas Jaar - “Colomb” (Space Is Only Noise
06. Public Enemy - “Meet the G That Killed Me” (Fear of a Black Planet)
07. Robyn - “Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa” (Body Talk Pt. 1)
08. Burial - “In McDonalds” (Untrue)
09. Dizzee Rascal - “Round We Go” (Boy In Da Corner)
10. Tim Hecker - “Hatred of Music II” (Ravedeath, 1972)
11. The Haxan Cloak - “Raven’s Lament” (The Haxan Cloak)
12. Sun O))) - “Big Church (Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért)” (Monoliths and Dimensions)
13. Joanna Newsom - “Baby Birch” (Have One On Me)

GET IT?????

I thought I was gonna grow up to save the world, but I just landed the same sort of dead-end job as everybody else.

“Life’s a job you’re fired from, unless of course you quit” ~ Loudon Wainwright III - “The Shit Song” (So Damn Happy)

Side A
01. Bonzo Dog Band - “What Do You Do?” (Keynsham)
02. Tom Waits - “Yesterday is Here” (Franks Wild Years)
03. The Brogues - “I Ain’t No Mircale Worker” (Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968, Vol. 2)
04. Tall Dwarfs - “I’ve Left Memories Behind” (Hello Cruel World)
05. Jonathan Coulton - “I Feel Fantastic” (JoCo Looks Back)
06. Ben Folds - “Fred Jones, Part 2” (Rockin’ the Suburbs)

Side B
07. Marvin the Paranoid Android - “Marvin, I Love You” (The Double ‘B’-Side)
08. Cat Stevens - “Matthew and Son” (Matthew & Son)
09. The Who - “Imagine a Man” (The Who By Numbers)
10. Nada Surf - “Stalemate” (High/Low)
11. Violent Femmes - “Used to Be” (Why Do Birds Sing?)
12. Nick Drake - “I Was Made to Love Magic” (Time of No Reply)

I’m going to get laid off tomorrow and I’m trying to stay optimistic but I really just want to stay in my pajamas and feel sorry for myself.

Kara, I was laid off myself almost three years ago. Here are a some of the songs I found myself wallowing in.

01. Townes Van Zandt - “Flyin’ Shoes” (Flyin’ Shoes)
02. Drive-By Truckers - “Sounds Better in The Song” (Decoration Day)
03. Neil Young - “Motion Pictures (For Carrie)” (On The Beach)
04. Bob Dylan - “Simple Twist of Fate” (Blood on the Tracks)
05. The Band - “It Makes No Difference” (Northern Lights, Southern Cross)
06. Johnny Cash - “Further On Up The Road” (American V: A Hundred Highways)
07. Bon Iver - “The Wolves (Acts I & II)” (For Emma, Forever Ago)
08. Kanye West - “Street Lights” (808s and Heartbreaks)
09. The Black Keys - “Things Ain’t Like They Used To Be” (Attack and Release)
10. My Morning Jacket - “Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2” (Evil Urges)
11. R.E.M. - “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” (Reckoning)
12. The Gaslight Anthem - “Stay Lucky” (American Slang)
13. Old Crow Medicine Show - “Back to New Orleans” (Caroline EP)
14. Townes Van Zandt - “To Live Is To Fly” (High, Low, and In Between)

For those road trips your parents don’t know about with your angsty teenage friends

Screw off, adults and parents. It’s always good to get some distance and some venting in.

01. Nirvana – Scentless Apprentice (In Utero)
02. Frightened Rabbit – Fuck This Place (A Frightened Rabbit EP)
03. Big K.R.I.T. – The Vent (Return of 4Eva)
04. Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless (Attack On Memory)
05. Wavves - No Hope Kids (Wavves)
06. The Moondoggies – Changing (Don’t Be a Stranger)
07. Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot (daydream Nation)
08. The Postal Service - This Place is a Prison (Give Up)
09. Youth Lagoon – Posters (The Year of Hibernation)
10. Los Campesinos! – Hello Sadness (Hello Sadness)
11. Spoon - Something To Look Forward To (Kill the Moonlight)
12. Matisyahu – Youth (Youth)
13. Blue Scholars - Marion Sunshine (Cinemetropolis)

Party!! LOTS of Bass!

01. LFO - “LFO” (Leeds Warehouse Mix) (Frequencies)
02. Rhythim Is Rhythim - “Nude Photo” (Derrick May: Innovator)
03. Wayne Smith - “Under Mi Sleng Teng” (Under Mi Sleng Teng 7”)
04. Conroy Smith - “Dangerous” (Dangerous 7”)
05. Origin Unknown - “Valley of the Shadows” (The Touch/Valley of the Shadows 12”)
06. Dillinja - “The Angels Fell” (The Angels Fell 12”)
07. Digital Mystikz feat. Spen-G - “Anti-War Dub” (Haunted 12”)
08. Untold - “Anaconda” (I Can’t Stop This Feeling 12”)
09. Addison Groove - “Footcrab” (Footcrab/Dumb Shit 12”)
10. 4 Hero - “Journey From The Light” (Journey From The Light 12”)

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