Driving in the middle of nowhere. It’s 3AM, and it seems like the sun will never come out again.

01. Armand Hammer - “Black Ark” (Race Music)
02. Dälek - “Forever Close My Eyes” (From Filthy Tongues Of Gods And Griots)
03. Godflesh - “Avalanche Mastersong” (Godflesh Ep)
04. Death Grips - “Lost Boys” (The Money Store)
05. Pye Corner Audio - “Black Mist” (The Outer Church Va)
06. Black Thread - “Blossom Cascade”
07. Ninos Du Brasil - “Novos Mistèrios” (Idem)
08. Charly García - “Despertar De Mambo” (Pubis Angelical)
09. Invisible - “Los Libros De La Buena Memoria” (El Jardín De Los Presentes)
10. Pescado Rabioso - “Cementerio Club” (Artaud)
11. Johnny Cash - “Dark As A Dungeon” (Unearthed)
12. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - “The Sound Of Someone You Love Who’s Going Away And It Doesn’t Matter” (Music From The Penguin Cafe)
13. John Coltrane & Duke Ellington - “In A Sentimental Mood” (John Coltrane & Duke Ellington)
14. Novos Baianos - “Acabou Chorare” (Acabou Chorare)
15. M O O N - “Crystals” (Hotline Miami Ost)
16. Grimes - “Go”

I fall in love too easily, I fall in love too fast

As a stranger, no one knows your situation like you. There is something to be said for holding onto your life cards. Life and Love are gambles. It’s all about holding out until it feels right. If it’s going to happen, it will. Most of the best relationships in my life happened when I wasn’t even looking. Guard your heart and know when to walk away. That’s why I chose “The Gambler” as the last song. It’s absolutely perfect.

01. Indigo Girls - “Closer to Fine” (Indigo Girls)
02. ALL - “She’s My Ex” (Allroys Revenge)
03. Ween - “Tried and True” (Quebec)
04. Whitney Houston - “How Will I Know” - (Greatest Hits)
05. Pixies - “Gouge Away” - (The best of the Pixies)
06. Phil Collins - “Easy Lover” (The Very Best Of)
07. Jenny Owen Youngs - “Here is A Heart” - (Transmitter Failure)
08. Fruit Bats - “When You Love Somebody” (Mouthfuls)
09. The Format - “Snails” (Dog Problems)
10. Blitzen Trapper - “Love the Way You Walk Away” - (American Goldwing)
11. Cat Power - “Metal Heart” - (Jukebox)
12. Natalie Merchant - “Carnival” (Tigerlily)
13. The Rolling Stones - “Shattered” (Some Girls)
14. Tegan and Sara - “I Was A Fool” (Heartthrob)
15. Tom Petty - “Listen to her Heart” (Greatest Hits)
16. Whitley - “More than Life” (The submarine)
17. Kings of Leon - “Head To Toe” (four Kicks 7”)
18. The Raconteurs - “Together” (Broken Boy Soldiers)
19. Kenny Rogers - “The Gambler” (21 Number One’s)

You’ve just been handed a turnip carved into the shape of a hippo and a map to a hidden suitcase filled with $10 million by a stout albino Aboriginal man. He reads his instructions in Swedish and mimes that he is swimming. Glory is within reach.

01. Arthur Verocai - “No Boca Do Sol” (Arthur Verocai)
02. Jay-Z - “Feelin’ It” (Reasonable Doubt)
03. Dâm-Funk - “LAtrifying” (Toeachizown)
04. Minus The Bear - “My Time” (Omni)
05. The Other People Place - “Let Me Be Me” (Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe)
06. Tortoise - “Eden 2” (Standards)
07. Freddie Gibbs - “Heaven Can Wait” - (Cold Day In Hell)
08. Boris - “My Neighbor Satan” (Smile)
09. µ-Ziq - “Mountain Island Boner” (Chewed Corners)
10. Quasimoto - “The Front” (Yessir Whatever)
11. Miles Davis - “On The Corner(Take 4)” (The Complete On The Corner Sessions - Disc 1)

Sunshine

I like the idea of coming to a mix from a single word. What other kinds of things can we do with that format?

01. Slowdive - “Good Day Sunshine” (Souvlaki”
02. Teebs - “You’ve Changed” (Ardour)
03. Laraaji - “The Dance #2” (Ambient 3: Day of Radiance)
04. Blue States - “Arion” (Nothing Changes Under The Sun)
05. Boards of Canada - “Amo Bishop Roden” (In A Beautiful Place Out in the Country)
06. Fennesz - “Badminton Girl” (Endless Summer)
07. Nujabes - “Luv [Sic] Pt. 2 (Instrumental)” (Luv [Sic] Session)
08. Susumu Yokota - “Blue Sky and Yellow Sunflower (Symbol)
09. Gas - “Pop 4” (Pop)
10. Hailu Mergia - “Shilela” (Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shenmonmuanaye)
11. Segue - “Westcoast Trail” (Pacifica)

Sweet Alternative Rock

Never judge a book by its dust jacket. On the surface, “Sweet Alternative Rock” would appear to be an odd choice for me, considering I am a rap musician by trade, but I was fortunate enough to have a killer collage radio station to listen to in high school, back when collage radio was “a thing.” Ah, the sickly sweet aroma of nostalgia…

Side A:
01. Material Issue - “Valarie Loves Me”
02. The Pixies - “Caribou”
03. Cocteau Twins - “Blue Bell Knoll”
04. Mercury Rev - “Continuous Trucks and Thunder Under a Mother’s Smile”
05. They Might Be Giants - “Anna Ng”
06. The Soft Boys - “I wanna Destroy You”
07. Dinosaur Jr - “Sideways”
08. Frank Black - “Los Angeles”
09. Guided By Voices - “Hot Freaks”
10. The Breeders - “Happiness Is A Warm Gun”

Side B:
01. My Bloody Valentine - “Only Shallow”
02. The Jesus And Mary Chain - “Reverence”
03. The Glove - “Mouth To Mouth”
04. Joy Division - “Transmission”
05. The Stone Roses - “I Wanna Be Adored”
06. Sonic Youth - “Tunic (Song For Karen)”
07. Folk Implosion - “Jenny’s Theme”
08. Slint - “Good Morning Captain”
09. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Oh Comely”
10. Nirvana - “Endless Nameless”

Ethereal, cloud gazing, rhythmic pulses, not dreary

01. Oneohtrix Point Never - “Actual Air”
02. Lotus Plaza - “Black Buzz”
03. Slowdive - “Crazy For You”
04. Koreless - “4d”
05. Jon Hopkins - “Form By Firelight”
06. Darkside - “Golden Arrow”
07. Actress - “Jardin”
08. Atlas Sound - “Parallax”

Your site is called Tiny Mix Tapes… No mixtapes in over 6 months… LAME

Part I:

01. Forest Swords – “Gathering”
02. Ex-Easter Island Head – “Mallet Guitars Two”
03. David Borden – “Enfield In Winter”
04. Fatima Al Qadiri - Szechuan”
05. Phil France – “The Swimmer”
06. Wild Beasts – “Pregnant Pause”
07. Vatican Shadow – “Encryption Nets”
08. Hercules and Love Affair ft John Grant – “I Try To Talk To You”
09. August Alsina – “I Luv This Shit ft Trinidad James”
10. Jeremih – “Raindrops”
11. Travi$ Scott – “Upper Echelon ft T.I & 2Chainz”
12. Ben Frost – “Secant”
13. Adrian Sherwood – “Starship Bahia”
14. Frida – “I See Red”
15. Peaking Lights – “LO HI”
16. Love Joys – “Stranger”
17. Susan Cadogan – “Nice and Easy”
18. Janet Jackson – “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”
19. Jade – “Don’t Walk Away”
20. copeland – “Advice To Young Girls”
21. Neneh Cherry – “Blank Project”
22. Dutch E Germ – “Rani”
23. Actress – “Time”
24. Muslimgauze – “Every Grain of Palestinian Sand”
25. Sd Laika – “Meshes”
26. Boothroyd – “NYC”
27. Raime – “The Last Foundry”
28. Unknown – “Thor’s Stone No Love (Forest Swords ft MC Ride)”
29. Richard Skelton – “River Song”
30. Steindór Andersen – “Stephansson: Rammislagur”

Part II:

01. Young Thug - “Intro”
02. Migos Feat Young Thug - “YRN”
03. Rich The Kid Feat Young Dolph Young Thug - “Austin Powers”
04. Migos - “Ounce”
05. Young Thug Feat Chinx Drugz - “Laugh”
06. Peewee Longway - “Sneakin Geekin”
07. Peewee Longway Feat Migos - “She Know It”
08. Young Thug - “Danny Glover”
09. Peewee Longway Feat Young Thug Migos - “Breaking My Wrist”
10. Johny Cinco - “No Choices”
11. Peewee Longway Feat Rich The Kid - “80 s Crack”
12. Jose Guapo Feat MPA Duke - “ATM”
13. Peewee Longway Feat Black - “Honest”
14. Skippa Da Flippa Feat Migos - “Wells Fargo”
15. Young Thug Feat Peewee Longway - “Like A Thug”
16. MPA Duke Feat Skippa Da Flippa - “Intro”
17. Losie - “Roger That”
18. Peewee Longway Feat Migos Skippa Da Flippa - “Gorgeous”
19. Rich The Kid - “Ghost”
20. Young Thug Feat Peewee Longway - “Loaded”
21. Rich Homie Quan Feat Young Thug - “Get The Fuck Out My Face”
22. Young Thug - “Stoner”
23. Migos Feat Peewee Longway - “Rocky Balboa”
24. Rich The Kid Feat Migos Tyga - “Jumpin Like Jordan Remix”
25. Jose Guapo Feat Wicced - “Fortune”

Part III:

01. King Krule - “Easy Easy”
02. Solex - “Oh Blimey!”
03. Beyonce - “Blow”
04. David Bowie - “Warszawa”
05. Kanye West - “Black Skinhead”
06. Loretta Lynn - “Wine, Women and Song”
07. Kid Creole and The Coconuts - “Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy”
08. Sisyphus - “Calm It Down”
09. Marvin Pontiac - “No Kids”
10. The Clash - “London Calling”
11. Liz Phair - “Divorce Song”
12. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady, Suite 3”
13. Selda - “Yaylalar”

Part IV:

01. Fizzy Bangers - “Short Attention Span”
02. Less Than Jake - “Anchor”
03. Teen Idols - “Ketchup Soup”
04. Terrorgruppe - “A.C.A.B. (All Cops Are Bastards)”
05. Good Riddance - “Overcoming Learned Behavior”
06. Chixdiggit! - “Quit Your Job”
07. The Living End - “Ready”
08. Bad Religion - “Out Of Hand”
09. Hi-Standard - “Asian Pride”
10. Aerobitch - “Steamroller Blues”
11. Nerf Herder - “Doin’ Laundry”
12. Bigwig - “Freegan”
13. Undeclinable Ambuscade - “Not Again”
14. Fury 66 - “Waste Away”
15. The Ataris - “The Radio Still Sucks”
16. Unwritten Law - “Armageddon Singalong”
17. A.F.I. - “Hearts Frozen Soil Thawed Once More By The Spring Of Rage, Despair, And Hopelessness”
18. Dillinger Four - “Farts Are Jazz To Assholes”
19. Spread - “Surf City”
20. Swingin’ Utters - “Back To You”
21. The Barfeeders - “Outhouse Of Doom”
22. Citizen Fish - “Alienation”
23. Blink-182 - “Family Reunion”
24. Goober Patrol - “Mirror, Signal, Wheelspin”
25. Killswitch - “Saturday Night”
26. Enemy You - “Bedroom Windows”
27. No Use For A Name - “Sara Fisher”
28. Green Day - “The Ballad Of Wilhelm Fink”
29. Consumed - “Delraiser Part III: Del On Earth”
30. The Mr. T Experience - “Told You Once”
31. Lagwagon - “Randal Gets Drunk”
32. Gwar - “Fishfuck”
33. The Dickies - “Howdy Doody In The Woodshed”
34. Samiam - “Long Enought To Forget You”
35. Dogpiss - “Erik Sandin’s Stand-in”
36. 59 Times The Pain - “We Want The Kids”
37. Bracket - “Warren’s Song Part 8”
38. NoMeansNo - “No Fgcnuik”
39. Descendents - “I Like Food”
40. Dance Hall Crashers - “Triple Track”
41. Guttermouth - “Don Camero Lost His Mind”
42. Limp - “X-99”
43. Jughead’s Revenge - “Faust”
44. Circle Jerks - “Deny Everything”
45. The Offspring - “Hand Grenades”
46. Mad Caddies - “Mike Booted Our First Song, So We Recorded This One Instead”
47. The Criminals - “Union Yes”
48. Screeching Weasel - “Dirty Needles”
49. One Man Army - “300 Miles”
50. Strung Out - “Klawsterfobia”
51. Youth Brigade - “You Don’t Know Shit”
52. Groovie Ghoulies - “Doin’ Fine”
53. Tilt - “John For The Working Man”
54. Spazz - “A Prayer For The Complete & Utter Eradication Of All Generic Pop-Punk”
55. The Damned - “It’s A Real Time Thing”
56. 88 Fingers Louie - “All My Friends Are In Popular Bands”
57. D.O.A. - “I Hate Punk Rock”
58. Pulley - “Fun”
59. The Vandals - “To All The Kids”
60. Pennywise - “30 Seconds Till The End Of The World”
61. No Fun At All - “Get A Grip”
62. Sick Of It All - “Blatty (Human Egg)”
63. All - “I Got None”
64. NOFX - “See Her Pee”
65. 7 Seconds - “F.O.F.O.D.”
66. Rancid - “Blacklisted”
67. Diesel Boy - “Chandeliers And Souvenirs”
68. Adrenalin O.D. - “Your Kung-Fu Is Old… And Now You Must Die!!!”
69. Frenzal Rhomb - “My Pants Keep Falling Down”
70. The Queers - “I Hate Your Fucking Guts”
71. D.I. - “Jingle”
72. Black Flag - “Spray Paint”
73. White Flag - “Rage Against The Machine Are Capitalist Phonies”
74. Anti-Flag - “Bring It To An End”
75. Avail - “Not A Happy Man”
76. The Real McKenzies - “Old Mrs. Cuddy”
77. Agnostic Front - “Traitor”
78. Down By Law - “Life Rules 101”
79. Radio Days - “Wake Up”
80. Useless I.D. - “Too Bad You Don’t Get It”
81. Poison Idea - “Humanity”
82. Men O’ Steel - “In Your Head”
83. Subhumans - “Supermarket Forces”
84. Buck Wild - “Tribute To The Mammal”
85. Lunachicks - “Pretty Houses”
86. Dwarves - “The Band That Wouldn’t Die”
87. Bouncing Souls - “Like A Fish In Water”
88. Trigger Happy - “Turn It Up”
89. One Hit Wonder - “Madam’s Apple”
90. Hotbox - “Staggering”
91. 20% - “DMV”
92. Snuff - “Big Fat Skinhead”
93. The Muffs - “Pimmel”
94. H2O - “Mr. Brett, Please Put Down Your Gun”
95. Bodyjar - “Wake Up”
96. Nicotine - “Eyez”
97. Satanic Surfers - “Another Stale Cartoon”
98. Ten Foot Pole - “I Don’t Mind”
99. Caustic Soda - “Welcome To Dumpsville, Population: You”
100. Misfits – “NY Ranger”
101. Wizo – “The Count”

Who am I and where am I going

01. Beach Boys - “Till I Die” (Surf’s Up)
02. Serge Gainsbourg - “Melody” (Histoire de Melody Nelson)
03. Dana - “I’m Not In Love” (Love Songs & Fairytales)
04. Chris de Burgh - “Somethings Never Change” (Eastern Wind)
05. Carol King - “Bitter With The Sweet” (Rhymes & Reasons)
06. America - “Tin Man” (History)
07. Colin Blunstone - “Andorra” (Ennismore)
08. J.J Cale - “Cherry” (Troubadour)
09. Jim Groce - “Recently” (I Got A Name)

The Top Ten Saddest Songs You’ve Heard

I couldn’t really put these into a specific order, because for me they’re all pretty moving, and a few hit close to home. But this is my top ten.

01. The Hanks - “Bruised” (Your New Attraction)
02. Imogen Heap - “Hide & Seek” (Speak For Yourself)
03. Right Away, Great Captain! - “I Was A Cage” (The Eventually Home)
04. William Fitzsimmons - “Please Don’t Go” (Goodnight)
05. The Album Leaf - “Over The Pond” (In A Safe Place)
06. Ani Difranco - “School Night” (Revelling/Reckoning (Disc 2))
07. Bayside - “Don’t Call Me Peanut” (Bayside)
08. Stars - “Your Ex Lover Is Dead” (Set Yourself On Fire)
09. Bon Iver - “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (I Can’t Make You Love Me)
10. Bright Eyes - “No Lies, Just Love” (Don’t Be Frightened Of Turning The Page)

If I read one more mopey indie girl first world problem mixtape title, I’ll hang myself with my macbook air’s power cord

01. Talking Heads - “No Compassion” (Talking Heads:77)
02. The Ramones - “I Don’t Care” (Rocket To Russia)
03. The Stooges - “No Fun” (The Stooges)
04. The White Stripes - “There’s No Home For You Here” (Elephant)
05. Barenaked Ladies - “Bull In A China Shop” (Barenaked Ladies Are Me)
06. Ben Folds Five - “Battle of Who Could Care Less” (Whatever & Ever Amen)
07. Born Ruffians - “Barnacle Goose” (Red Yellow and Blue)

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