I want to come out as transgender, but I’m too afraid of being rejected by my family and friends

You are not alone. We’re out here wishing you well. You can search YouTube for “Tiny Mix Tape for Jaime M” to listen. [Editor’s note: you can find this awesome mix here and embedded below.]

01. Cloud Nothings - “I’m Not Part of Me” (Here and Nowhere Else)
02. Tame Impala - “Be Above It” (Lonerism)
03. WU LYF - “Summas Bliss” (Go Tell Fire To The Mountain)
04. HAIM - “Falling” (Days Are Gone)
05. Angel Olsen - “Hi-Five” (Burn Your Fire For No Witness)
06. Arcade Fire - “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” (The Suburbs)
07. Burial - “Come Down to Us” (Rival Dealer)

I’m 80K+ in debt and my philosophy degree doesn’t mean shit

01. Gucci Mane feat. Chief Keef - “Semi On Em” (Big Gucci Sosa)
02. Wiley - “Cool Off” (Tunnel Vision Vol. 3)
03. Jlin - “Erotic Heat” (Bangs & Works Vol. 2)
04. Lotic - “Suspension” (Heterocetera)
05. Lil Durk feat. King L - “I Get Paid” (The Motion Picture)
06. Future feat. Drake - “Never Satisfied” (Honest)
07. Tupac - “Lil’ Homies” (Until the End of Time)
08. Tinashe - “Worth It” (Amethyst)
09. Four Tet - “Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)” (Angels & Echoes Remixes)
10. Milkmakerz - “Tapestry of DreamZ” (The Anthems)
11. Ø [Phase] - “Insectoid” (Apehlion)
12. Fabrizio Paterlini - “Empty Room” (The Art of Piano)
13. Bryson Tiller - “Sorry Not Sorry (esta. remix)” (etc.)
14. xxxy - “Last Dance” (Last Dance)

Soundtrack to a Breakfast Sandwich

Ain’t nothin better than a loaded English muff to start your day.

01. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - “The Opposite of Afternoon” (II)
02. Bombay Bicycle Club - “How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep” (A Different Kind of Fix)
03. Darwin Deez - “Up in the Clouds” (Darwin Deez)
04. Youth Lagoon - “Daydream” (The Year of Hibernation)
05. Washed Out - “It All Feels Right” (Paracosm)
06. Angel Olsen - “Some things Cosmic” (Strange Cacti)

I lost my job at a college radio station because people were uncomfortable around me

01. Kevin Drumm and Jason Lescalleet - “Abuse” (The Abyss)
02. The Body - “The Night Knows No Dawn” (I Shall Die Here)
03. Codeine - “Wird” (The White Birch)
04. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - “Fuckin’ Up” (Ragged Glory)
05. Fugazi - “Cashout” (The Argument)
06. Guided By Voices - “Demons Are Real” (Bee Thousand)
07. Merchandise - “I’ll Be Gone” (Totale Nite)
08. Darkside - “Freak, Go Home” (Psychic)
09. Mewlips - “Hulk Hogan’s Shirt” (ETERNAL DINGUS LIFESTYLE, VOL. 1)
10. Pharmakon - “Bestial Burden” (Bestial Burden)

Tunes to trim my pubes to

From the hopeful optimism of Aesop’s “Racing Stripes” to the anxiety of Andrew Bird’s cover, this mixtape should cover the full emotional range of trimming one’s nether-regions. However, Bon Iver leaves it on a bittersweet note, to reflect on oneself: “What might have been lost?”

01. Aesop Rock - “Racing Stripes” (Skelethon)
02. Milo - “Almost Cut My Hair (For Crosby)” (Things that Happen at Day/Things that Happen at Night)
03. John Martyn - “Big Muff” (One World)
04. Future Islands - “Back in the Tall Grass” (Singles)
05. Explosions in the Sky - “Trembling Hands” (Take Care, Take Care, Take Care)
06. Jens Lekman - “Shirin” (Night Falls over Kortedala)
07. Andrew Bird “Trimmed + Burning” (Fingerlings)
08. The Knife - “Hangin’ Out” (Deep Cuts)
09. Deerhoof - “Mario’s Flaming Whiskers III” (Breakup Song)
10. Radiohead - “Everything in it’s Right Place” (Kid A)
11. Bon Iver - “The Wolves (Act I and II)” (For Emma, Forever)

Love Songs

01. Joyce Manor - “Falling In Love Again” (Never Hungover Again)
02. New Order - “Temptation (7”)” (Single)
03. Jens Lekman - “Kanske Ar Jag Kar I Dig” (Night Falls Over Kortedala)
04. Bob Dylan - “Sara” (Desire)
05. Sharon Van Etten - “Our Love” (Are We There)
06. Blur - “Good Song” (Think Tank)
07. TV On The Radio - “Province” (Return To Cookie Mountain)
08. My Bloody Valentine - “To Here Knows When” (Loveless)
09. Cocteau Twins - “Cherry Coloured Funk” (Heaven Or Las Vegas)
10. Wolf Parade - “This Heart’s On Fire” (Apologies To The Queen Mary)
11. R. Stevie Moore - “Love Is The Way To My Heart” (Nevertheless Optimistic)

Back to making mixtapes? Back to hopelessly asking for one every week.

01. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - “Impossible Request” (Only Run)
02. Tha Alkaholiks - “Can’t Tell Me Shit” (Bar Tab 2)
03. Lords of the Underground - “To Love Me” (House of Lords)
04. Cloud Cult - “Love & the First Law of Thermodynamics” (Love)
05. Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s - “I Don’t” (Tell Me More About Evil)
06. Big Sean - “First Chain” (Hall of Fame)
07. Kendrick Lamar - “i” (i)
08. The Walkmen - “No One Ever Sleeps” (Heaven)
09. Outlaws - “Perfect Timing” (Perfect Timing)

Disco sucks and so does war


01. Pangea - “Shitty” (Living Dummy)
02. The Black Keys - “Hurt Like Mine” (Thickfreakness)
03. Ty Segall & White Fence - “Scissor People” (Hair)
04. Chain & The Gang - “If I Only Had A Brain” (In Cool Blood)
05. The Taxidermists - “Good Thyme” (Pool Party)
06. Iggy & The Stooges - “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (The Stooges)
07. Jefferson Airplane - “Uncle Sam Blues” (The Woodstock Experience)
08. King Crimson - “21st Century Schizoid Man” (In the Court of the Crimson King)
09. The Ramones - “Beat on the Brat” (Ramones)
10. Wingnut Dishwashers Unit - “Fuck Shit Up” (Burn the Earth!)

Free Your Mind

01. Jens Bjørnebo - “Intervju” (NRK Skolefjernsyn 1970)
02. Benjamin Finger - “Misbehaviour of ghosts” (Unreleased)
03. Snasen - “Sober Lunch” (Sellout!Music)
04. Supersilent - “10.8” (Rune Grammofon)
05. Phonophani - “Duration” - Happiness (Biophon Records)
06. Lars Myrvoll - “Departure” (Safe As Milk)
07. Kassett - “Eva Jacobsen 3 år” (Privat)
08. André Borgen - “Airlock Express” (Metronomicon Audio)
09. Benjamin Finger - “Melanphony Waltz” (Unreleased)
10. Jens Bjørnebo - “Intervju “(NRK Skolefjernsyn 1970)
11. Arve Henriksen - “Recording Angel” (Rune Grammofon)
12. Johnny Askim - “For Benjamin” (TBR)
13. TCF - “03 - 54 C6 05 1C 13 CC 72 E9 CC DC 84 F2 A3 FF CC 38 1E 94 0D C0” (Liberation Technologies)
14. Happy Tosh - “Fly In A Matchbox” (Unknown)
15. Benjamin Finger - “Kiddie Ninja Weekend” (Sellout!Music)
16. Alog - “Steady jogging of the heart” (Rune Grammofon)
17. Noxagt - “Walls End” (Young Aspiring Professionals)
18. Arabrot - “Mænads” (Fysisk Format)
19. Benjamin Finger - “Euphoric Head” (Unreleased)
20. Jens Bjørnebo - “Intervju” (NRK Skolefjernsyn 1970)

Roommate left the dishes in the sink again, so I’m gonna blast this shit to get back at her

A lot of these are only on SoundCloud or YouTube, but they are worth it — I promise.

01. Spinee - “Pretty Green”
02. Boredoms - “star” (Vision Creation Newsun)
03. Various Artists - “The Moon And The Prince” (Katamari Damacy Soundtrack)
04. Ke$ha - “Stephen (A. G. Cook Edit)
05. Young Thug - “Ain’t Trippin feat. Rich Homie Quan)
06. Sicko Mobb - “Rolling Stone” (Super Saiyan Vol. 2)
07. Das Racist - “Amazing” (Sit Down, Man)
08. Cap’n Jazz - “Take On Me” (Analphabetapolothology)
09. Baths - “Maximalist” (Cerulean)
10. SOPHIE - “Nothing More To Say”

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