The desert is full of cowards, and I keep dreaming of the sea

Alright, I was obvious. But a lot of these songs just conjure
nostalgia... and I live by the beach

01. The Shaky Hands - "Sunburns" (The Shaky Hands)
02. The Fruit Bats- "Seaweed" (Mouthfuls)
03. Olivia Tremor Control - "New Day" (Black Foliage: Animation Music,
Vol 1)
04. Badly Drawn Boy - "River, Sea, Ocean" (About a Boy Soundtrack)
05. Beulah - "Calm Go the Wild Seas" (When Your Heartstrings Break)
06. Belle & Sebastian - "Ease Your Feet In the Sea" (The Boy With the
Arab Strap)
07. Destroyer - "Watercolours Into the Ocean" (Destroyer's Rubies)
08. M. Ward - "Big Boat" (Transistor Radio)
09. The Ladybug Transistor - "Like a Summer Rain" (The Albemarle Sound)
10. Tom Jobim and Elis Regina - "Aguas de Marco" (Elis & Tom)
11. Colleen - "The Happy Sea" (The Golden Morning Breaks)

A mix to leave on a table at the neighborhood cafe to introduce someone to your favorite music

01. Nat King Cole - "Nature Boy" (The Greatest Hits)
02. Au Revoir Simone - "Stay Golden" (Verses of Comfort, Assurance, and Salvation)
03. Real Live Tigers - "Riverbeds" (This Is Sometimes A Riverbed)
04. Leonard Cohen - "Famous Blue Raincoat" (Songs of Love and Hate)
05. Tinyfolk - "If I Were An Owl" (Platapeasawallaland: A Rainy-Day Owlbum)
06. Man Man - "Black Mission Goggles" (Six Demon Bag)
07. Per Se - "Adelaide" (PDX Pop Now Compilation 2004)
08. Herman Düne - "I Wish That I Could See You Soon" (Giant)
09. David Bowie - "Young Americans" (Young Americans)
10. The Microphones/Mt. Eerie - "I Whale" (Live Before the Halloween Show 2003)
11. Destroyer - "Farrar, Straus and Giroux" (Streethawk: A Seduction)
12. Port O'Brien - "Tree Bones" (Nowhere To Run)
13. Final Fantasy - "This Lamb Sells Condos" (He Poos Clouds)
14. The Blow - "What Tom Said About The Girls" (Concussive Caress, Or, Casey Caught Her Mom Singing Along With The Vacuum)
15. Jolie Holland - "Darlin' Ukelele" (Escondida)
16. The Sarcastic Dharma Society featuring Thanksgiving - "Red" (Unreleased Track)
17. The Shaky Hands - "Summer's Life" (The Shaky Hands)
18. Liz Isenberg - "Two Weeks ‘Til The Midwest" (Hampshire Songs)
19. Wolf Parade - "Grounds For Divorce" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
20. I'm From Barcelona - "We're From Barcelona" (Let Me Introduce My Friends)

A mix tape for the night time when you’ve been outside with friends all day and you’re relaxing on a

The 'climax' to this mix is definitely the Mogwai song. If it's a starry night, there's absolutely no song that will describe the night better. I also added some nostalgia (Beatles, Brand New, Filter) because it fits the theme of summer/friends well. Finished with "Time" because it's probably the most adequate closer to an album like this

01. The Shins - "New Slang" (Oh, Inverted World)

02. Brett Dennen - "Ain't No Reason" (So Much More)

03. Explosions in the Sky - "A Song for our Fathers" (How Strange, Innocence)

04. Of Montreal - "Oslo in the Summertime" (The Sunlandic Twins)

05. Brand New - "Soco Amaretto Lime" (Your Favorite Weapon)

06. Filter - "Take a Picture" - (Title of Record)

07. The Beatles - "In My Life" (Rubber Soul)

08. Radiohead - "Subterranean Homesick Alien (OK Computer)

09. Mogwai - "New Paths to Helicon, Part 1" (Government Commissions)

10. Smashing Pumpkins - "1979" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)

11. Zero 7 - "In the Waiting Line" (Simple Things)

12. Pink Floyd - "Time" (Dark Side of the Moon)

dancing in the dark on repeat only does so much; can you capture the feeling in other tunes?

01. Arcade Fire - "Keep That Car Running" (Neon Bible)
02 The Flaming Lips - "It Overtakes Me, The Stars are So Big, I am So Small, Do I Stand a Chance?" (At War With The Mystics)
03. The Smiths - "Cemetry Gates" (The Queen Is Dead)
04. Wolf Parade - "Fancy Claps" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
05. John Lennon - "Nobody Told Me" (The Very Best of....)
06. Mark Ronson - "Stop Me (Feat. Daniel Merriweather)" (Version)
07. Michael Jackson - "Smooth Criminal" (Bad)
08. My Bloody Valentine - "Only Shallow" (Loveless)
09. Of Montreal - "A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)
10. Paul Simon - "You Can Call Me Al" (Graceland)
11. The Shins - "Red Rabbits" (Wincing The Night Away)
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps" (Fever to Tell)
13. Bruce Springsteen - "Working on the Highway" (Born In The U.S.A)

Watching the sun set for the very last time.

01. R.E.M. - "Find The River" (Automatic For The People)
02. The Verve - "Velvet Morning" (Urban Hymes)
03. Cowboy Junkies - "River Waltz" (Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes
)
04. Townes Van Zandt - "Flyin' Shoes" (Flyin' Shoes)
05. Marah - "Leaving" (Float Away - Deconstructed)
06. Juliana Hatfield - "Hole In The Sky" (Made In China)
07. Butch Walker - "State Line" (Letters)
08. Ryan Adams and The Cardinals - "Friends" (Cold Roses)
09. Buffalo Tom - "Scottish Windows" (Smitten)
10. Bright Eyes - "If The Brakeman Turns My Way" (Cassadaga)
11. The Long Winters - "Hindsight" (Putting The Days To Bed)
12. George Harrison - "Art of Dying" (All Things Must Pass)
13. Jeff Buckley - "Eternal Life" (Grace)
14. Tom Waits - "Earth Died Screaming" (Bone Machine)

15. Elvis Presley - "My Way" (This Is Elvis)

i am so high and all i want to do is listen to cool instrumental noises for the next four hours

It's not four hours long, so just stick it on repeat.

01. Sonic Youth - "Intro" (Bad Moon Rising)

02. Black Flag - "The Process of Weeding Out" (The Process of Weeding Out)

03. !!! - "Instinct" (Gold Standard Labs Remix Series Volume 2)

04. Explosions in the Sky - "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We
Slept" (Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall
Live Forever)

05. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Untitled" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)

06. Glider - "After the Flight" (Sand From Water EP)

07. Candies - "Our System" (Leaving Our Homes)

08. Modest Mouse - "Custom Concern (Instrumental)" (Moon & Antarctica Bonus
Tracks)

09. Miles Davis - "Bitches Brew" (Bitches Brew)

10. Out Hud - "The L Train is a Swell Train and I Don't Wanna Hear You
Indies Complain" (S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D)

songs that are about love, yet don’t mention love even once.

Ok, Ryan Adam's "Come Pick Me Up" includes a line about 'an old love letter," but not tech. about love

01. The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Hot Burrito No. 1" (The Gilded Palace Of Sin)
02. R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion" (Out Of Time)
03. Buffalo Tom - "Frozen Lake" (Let Me Come Over)
04. Ash - "Shining Light" (Free All Angels)
05. Brandi Carlile - "The Story" (The Story)
06. Ryan Adams - "Come Pick Me Up" (Heartbreaker)
07. Butch Walker - "Mixtape" (Letters)
08. Nickel Creek - "When You Come Back Down" (Nickel Creek)
09. Glen Phillips - "Easier" (Winter Pays For Summer)
10. The Pipettes - "Sex" (We Are The Pipettes)
11. Paul Westerberg - "Runaway Wind" (14 Songs)
12. Marah - "The Apartment" (If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry)

songs that willl finally convince me that i, too, can dance in public

If two separate MJ songs don't do it, nothing will.

01. Sly and the Family Stone - "I Want To Take You Higher" (Greatest Hts)
02. Tom Tom Club - "The Genius of Love" (Tom Tom Club)
03. Jackson 5- "Dancing Machine" (The Ultimate Collection)
04. Sam Cooke - "Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha" (Portrait of a Legend)
05. Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks" (Kurtis Blow)
06. Wilson Pickett - "Soul Dance Number Three" (Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits)
07. New Order - "Temptation" (Trainspotting)
08. Stevie Wonder - "I Was Made to Love Her" (Stevie Wonder: Greatest Hits)
09. T.Rex - "I Love to Boogie" (Great Hits 1972-1977)
10. Michael Jackson - "Remember the Time" (Essential Michael Jackson)
11. Buddy Holly - "Rave On" (Buddy Holly)

Spring is in the air and my unit is in bloom

I hope that you can give this to someone... and find what you are looking for.

01. Mates of State - "Like U Crazy" (Bring It Back)
02. Jamiroquai - "Falling" (Synchronized)
03. Feist - "One Evening" (Let It Die)
04. M. Ward - "Let's Dance" (Transfiguration of Vincent)
05. Daft Punk - "Something About Us" (Discovery)
06. Bob Marley - "Turn Your Lights Down Low" (Exodus)
07. The Postal Service - "Grow Old With Me" (Make Some Noise EP)
08. Jack Johnson - "Better Together" (In Between Dreams)
09. Incubus - "Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)" (S.C.I.E.N.C.E)
10. Pablo- "This Will Be Our Year" (Half The Time)
11. Air - "Playground Love" (Virgin Suicides Soundtrack)
12. Robin Thicke - "Lost Without U" (The Evolution of Robin Thicke)
13. The Turtles - "Happy Together" (Happy Together)
14. The American Analog Set - "The Only One" (Know By Heart)
15. Paul McCartney - "This Never Happened Before" (The Lake House Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Vlad The Impaler In Love

this is my first mixtape for TMT. It's kind of a mix of songs that I felt were explicitly appropriate or that just struck me as creepy. Enjoy.

01. Gwar- "Vlad The Impaler" (Scumdogs of the Universe)
02. Queens Of The Stone Age- "Tension Head" (Rated R)
03. Desert Sessions- "Dead In Love" (Desert Sessions Vol. 9 & 10)
04. Calexico- "Black Heart" (feast of wire)
05. Creedence Clearwater Revival- "Bad Moon Rising" (Chronicle)
06. Talking Heads- "Psycho Killer" (77)
07. Eagles Of Death Metal- "Stuck In The Metal" (Peace Love Death Metal)
08. Massive Attack- "Angel" (Mezzanine)
09. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds- "Lovely Creature" (Murder Ballads)
10. The Avalanches- "Frontier Psychiatrist" (Since I Left You)
11. RJD2- "The Horror" (Dead Ringer or The Horror EP)
12. UNKLE- "Bloodstain" (Psyence Fiction)
13. Tom Waits- "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" (Blood Money)

Bonus/Alternative Tracks
QOTSA- Mosquito Song- Songs For The Deaf

Desert Sessions- Covered In Punk's Blood- Desert Sessions Vol. 9 & 10

Talking Heads- Swamp- Speaking In Tongues

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