ANGRY AT POTATOES, CONFUSED.

I know that feeling. Take a few deep breaths and make sure you are far from any potato and/or tuberous vegetable before listening; they have ears, you know. (Or is it eyes?)

01. Tyvek - “Potato” (Nothing Fits)
02. Mark Wynn - “Blue Ford, Bored, Whatever It’s Called, Blah” (Might Try Some Shoes On, Maybe I Won’t Try Some Shoes On)
03. The Mountain Goats – “Yam, The King of Crops” (Yam, The King of Crops)
04. Destroyer – “Don’t Become the Thing You Hated” (Notorious Lightning and Other Works)
05. Titus Andronicus – “Food Fight!” (Local Business)
06. The Velvet Underground - “Foggy Notion” (VU)
07. Lost Sounds - “I Get Nervous” (Lost Sounds)
08. Wavves - “Paranoid” (Afraid of Heights)
09. Cheveu - “Charlie Sheen” (1000 Mile)
10. The Gooeys - “Suspicious Hunch Amongst the Bloody Mary For Lunch Brunch” (Scary Black Cherry Nap)
11. Dirt Naps - “Nightmare” (II)
12. Nohopekids “Fuzzocalypse vs. Mechagodzilla” (Nohopekids EP)
13. Pixies - “Where is My Mind?” (Surfer Rosa)
14. The Crytearions - “I See What It Is and I Am Scared” (I See What It Is and I Am Scared)
15. Sex Scheme - “Eat It” (Sex Scheme)
16. The Misfits - “Die, Monster, Die!” (Famous Monsters)
17. The Talking Heads - “Stay Hungry” (More Songs About Buildings and Food)
18. Suicidal Tendencies - “Institutionalized” (Prime Cuts)
19. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Can’t Hear My Eyes” (Before Today)
20. King Crimson – “21st Century Schizoid Man” (In the Court of the Crimson King)
21. Belle and Sebastian - “Meat and Potatoes” (The Life Pursuit)

Relationship Anarchy

Title: “…but i knew that was just part of my obsession”

Monogamy just isn’t an option. But I really need you. You’re the one that I love.

01. Sonic Youth – “I Love You Golden Blue” (Sonic Nurse)
02. Julee Cruise – “Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart” (Floating Into The Night)
03. Townes Van Zandt – “Lungs” (Townes Van Zandt)
04. Jonathan Richman - “True Love Is Not Nice” (I’m So Confused)
05. The Shangri-Las – “What’s a Girl Supposed to Do” (The Crystals and The Shangri-Las)
06. The Brogues – “I Ain’t No Miracle Worker” ()
07. Dead Moon – “Where Did I Go Wrong” (In The Graveyard)
08. Roy Orbison – “Crying” (The Very Best of Roy Orbison)
09. Royal Trux – “Liar” (Accelerator)
10. The Beau Brummels – “Just A Little” ()
11. Palace Music – “New Partner” (Viva Last Blues)
12. Love – “Alone Again Or” (Forever Changes)
13. Loudon Wainwright III - “Medley: I Know I’m Unhappy / Suicide Song / Glenville Reel” (Album II)
14. Beat Happening – “What’s Important” (Beat Happening)
15. The Magnetic Fields – “I Think I Need a New Heart” (69 Love Songs (Disc 1))
16. Lou Reed – “This Magic Moment” (Lost Highway OST)
17. Karen Dalton – “I Love You More Than Words Can Say” (It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best)
18. The Vogues – “You’re The One” (Nuggets Volume Five: Pop, Part III)
19. John Prine & Iris DeMent - “In Spite of Ourselves” (In Spite of Ourselves)
20. Terry Malts - “I Do” (Killing Time)
21. Kurt Vile - “Never Run Away” (Walkin On A Pretty Daze)

A Mix to Help My Boyfriend Kick His Nicotine Habit

This mixtape has a story.

Boyfriend hears the pleas from his loved ones. Boyfriend takes a good look at himself and realizes how unhealthy and costly his smoking habit is. Boyfriend gives up smoking cold turkey. One week passes. Boyfriend breaks down. Boyfriend goes to the store to buy cigarettes. Boyfriend notices the electronic cigarettes displayed next to his ordinary go-to smokes, American Spirits. Boyfriend purchases an e-cig. Boyfriend vapes his new purchase in the parking lot. Boyfriend looks to the sky. Boyfriend now knows the truth. Smoking e-cigs make you even cooler than smoking regular cigarettes do!

01. Car Seat Headrest - “Stop Smoking” (Twin Fantasy)
02. Mount Eerie - “Don’t Smoke” (Black Wooden Ceiling Opening)
03. Daniel Johnston - “I Save Cigarette Butts” (Songs of Pain)
04. John Maus - “Too Much Money” (Love Is Real)
05. Titus Andronicus - “Tried to Quit Smoking” (Local Business)
06. Andrew Jackson Jihad - “Cigarettes” (Candy Cigarettes And Cap Guns)
07. Cutie Boy Spliff - “Recharge My Cig” (Man Found Fire)

Who are you, and what the fuck are you doing in my bed?

Could be a stranger. Could be one of your roommate’s weird friends from Holland. Could be an assassin. Could be a surprise escort arranged by your boss. Could be that it’s actually your lover and this is the first sign of your amnesia setting in. Could be that you are seriously drunk and this isn’t, in fact, your house.

01. Xiu Xiu - “You Are Pregnant, You Are Dead” (Women as Lovers)
02. Fat White Family - “Without Consent” (Champagne Holocaust)
03. Fela Kuti & Nigeria 70 - “Lover” (The ‘69 LA Sessions)
04. Clipse - “Keys Open Doors” (Hell Hath No Fury)
05. Joy Division - “Heart & Soul” (Closer)
06. Gang of Four - “Contract” (Entertainment!)
07. St. Vincent - “The Bed” (Actor)
08. Jenny Hval - “Blood Flight” (Viscera)
09. Robyn - “Love Kills” (Body Talk)
10. The Avalanches - “Two Hearts in ¾ Time” (Since I Left You)
11. Hot Chip - “Motion Sickness” (In Our Heads)
12. Television - “Venus” (Marquee Moon)

Sad you’re gone. Thanks for being the best dog-friend anyone could ask for!

01. Dean Blunt - “All Dogs Go To Heaven” (The Redeemer)
02. Deerhunter - “Strange Lights” (Cryptograms)
03. Shannon & The Clams - “Ozma” (Dreams In The Rat House)
04. Animal Collective - “Derek” (Strawberry Jam)
05. The Field - “A Paw In My Face” (From Here We Go Sublime)
06. Gold Panda - “You” (Lucky Shiner)
07. John Talabot - “Missing You” (Fin)
08. Flying Lotus - “Galaxy In Janaki” (Cosmogramma)

Queer songs about perversion and depression

I’ve recently become piercingly aware of how monumentally destructive AIDS was/is upon the LGBT community, so listening to “queer songs about perversion and depression” has been my MO for a while now. It does get better. In the meantime, though, here’s a soundtrack with which you can wallow. (FYI, I took “queer songs” to mean songs that resonate with me specifically because I’m gay, not necessarily songs that are explicitly gay. Also, be forewarned: Angel Haze’s freestyle on “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” is fucking INTENSE.)

01. Hercules & Love Affair – “Blind” (Hercules & Love Affair)
02. Perfume Genius – “Hood” (Put Your Back N 2 It)
03. Baths – “Incompatible” (Obsidian)
04. Zola Jesus – “In Your Nature” (Conatus)
05. Diamond Rings – “It’s Not My Party” (Special Affections)
06. Light Asylum – “Dark Allies” (In Tension – EP)
07. Angel Haze – “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” (Classick)
08. Perfume Genius – “Grid” (Too Bright)
09. Austra – “The Choke” (Feel It Break)
10. Trust – “Sulk” (TRST)
11. Cabaret Voltaire – “In the Shadows” (The Crackdown)
12. Perfume Genius – “Mr. Petersen” (Learning)
13. Crystal Castles – “Transgender” (III)
14. Burial – “Near Dark” (Untrue)
15. Elite Gymnastics – “h e r e, i n h e a v e n 2” (RUIN)
16. Angel Haze – “Angels & Airwaves” (Dirty Gold)
17. Frank Ocean – “Bad Religion” (channel ORANGE)
18. Baths – “No Eyes” (Obsidian)
19. Trust – “Candy Walls” (TRST)
20. Perfume Genius – “Longpig” (Too Bright)
21. Austra – “The Noise” (Feel It Break)
22. Antony & the Johnsons – “Hope There’s Someone” (I Am a Bird Now)
23. Lykke Li – “Just Like a Dream” (I Never Learn)
24. The Knife – “Still Light” (Silent Shout)
25. Perfume Genius – “17” (Put Your Back N 2 It)
26. Holy Other – “Held” (Held)
27. Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car” (Tracy Chapman)
28. Hercules & Love Affair – “Iris” (Hercules & Love Affair)

Songs that make you want to rip your heart out

01. Los Campesinos! - “Miserabilia” (We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed)
02. Beck - “Heartland Feeling” (Golden Feeling)
03. Molly Nilsson - “Whiskey Sour” (These Things Take Time)
04. Majical Cloudz - “Childhood’s End” (Impersonator)
05. Caribou - “Jacknuggeted” (Up In Flames)
06. Posse - “Shut Up” (Soft Opening)
07. Elliott Smith - “Everything Means Nothing To Me” (Figure 8)
08. Wolf Parade - “Yulia” (Expo 86)
09. Lou Reed - “Street Hassle” (Street Hassle)

Nothing matters, I just want to feel OK

I’m gonna love you more than anyone…

01. Burial - “Come Down to Us” (Rival Dealer)
02. Low - “Shame” (Long Division)
03. Vashti Bunyan - “If I Were” (Lookaftering)
04. Northern Picture Library - “Into the Ether” (Alaska)
05. The Dead Texan - “The Struggle” (The Dead Texan)
06. Alice Coltrane - “Jagadishwar” (Turiya Sings)
07. Brian Eno - “Drift” (Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks)
08. Les Rallizes Denudes - “朝の光 L’Aube” (Mizutani)
09. Nico - “Afraid” (Desertshore)
10. Aaliyah - “Enough Said feat. Drake”

Soundtrack to Homesickness

AOL keywords: nostalgia, “used to,” distance, growing up, piano, “go back,” noises heard at night, memories

(Hope you dig it!)

01. Aphex Twin - “Nannou2” (Drukqs)
02. Devendra Banhart - “I Remember” (Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon)
03. That Dog - “Paid Programming” (That Dog)
04. The Postal Service - “Suddenly Everything Has Changed (Flaming Lips cover)” (The District Sleeps Alone Tonight)
05. Nosaj Thing - “Distance” (Home)
06. Arcade Fire - “Half Light I” (The Suburbs)
07. Giant Drag - “Swan Song” (Swan Song)
08. Pavement - “Gold Soundz” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
09. Beck - “New Round” (The Information)
10. Yo La Tengo - “I Feel Like Going Home” (I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass)
11. Jon Hopkins - “Small Memory” (Insides)

Driving for days toward the person you’ve been missing like crazy for months

01. alt-J - “Warm Foothills” (This Is All Yours)
02. Grizzly Bear - “All We Ask” (Veckatimest)
03. Bon Iver - “Towers” (Bon Iver)
04. Deerhunter - “Sailing” (Halcyon Digest)
05. The National - “Racing Like a Pro” (Boxer)
06. Fleet Foxes - “Blue Ridge Mountains” (Fleet Foxes)
07. Spoon - “I Summon You” (Gimme Fiction)
08. Beach House - “10 Mile Stereo” (Teen Dream)
09. Vampire Weekend - “Worship You” (Modern Vampires of the City)
10. Sufjan Stevens - “The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!” (Illinois)
11. Arcade Fire - “Supersymmetry” (Reflektor)

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