Feeling conflicted about falling in love (again) with your best friend.

01. Noun - “Old Friends” (Holy Hell)
02. P.S. Eliot - “Incoherent Love Songs” (Incoherent Love Songs)
03. Inertia! - “Make You Mine” (No Joking)
04. Andrew Jackson Jihad - “Love Will Fuck Us Apart” (Can’t Maintain)
05. Des Ark - “The Lord of the Ring and His Fascist Time-Keepers” (Battle Of The Beards)
06. Paul Baribeau - “Falling In Love With Your Best Friend” (Paul Baribeau)

Days-of-the-Week Mixtape > Days-of-the-Week Underwear

If I don’t change into my “Monday” panties, will my weekend last longer?

01. All Time Low - “Remembering Sunday” (So Wrong, It’s Right)
02. Millie Jackson - “If You’re Not Back in Love By Monday” (Feelin’ Bitchy)
03. Sarah Masen - “Tuesday” (Sarah Masenf)
04. Tori Amos - “Wednesday” (Scarlet’s Walk)
05. La Oreja de Van Gogh - “Jueves” (A las Cinco en el Astoria)
06. T. Nile - “Friday” (At My Table)
07. Little Wings - “Saturday” (Soft Pow’r)

It’s my birthday today. I’m 28, but I feel 18. I never wanna grow up!!

“What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two and one. And when you wake up on your eleventh birthday you expect to feel eleven, but you don’t. You open your eyes and everything’s just like yesterday, only it’s today. And you are–underneath the year that make you eleven.

“Like some days you might say something stupid, and that’s the part of you that’s still ten. Or maybe some days you might need to sit on your mama’s lap because you’re scared, and that’s the part of you that’s five. And maybe one day when you’re all grown up maybe you will need to cry like if you’re three, and that’s okay. That’s what I tell Mama when she’s sad and needs to cry. Maybe she’s feeling three.

Because the way you grow old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree truck or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside the other, each year inside the next one. That’s how being eleven years old is.” — Sandra Cisneros, “Eleven”

01. Dar Williams - “You’re Aging Well” (The Honesty Room)
02. Lara George - “Rest Of My Life” (Forever In My Heart)
03. The Flaming Lips - “Spongebob and Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy” (VOID)
04. Jordy - “Dur Dur D’Etre Bebe” (Pochette Surprise)
05. Camera Obscura - “Teenager” (Underachievers Please Try Harder)
06. Edgar Winter - “I’m Not a Kid Anymore” (Not a Kid Anymore)
07. John Mayer - “83” (Any Given Thursday)
08. Britney Spears - “Not a Girl; Not Yet a Woman” (Britney)
09. Peterpan Complex - “I’m a Beautiful Man” (Peterpan Complex)

Can you just leave my dreams, so I get over you?

01. Koufax - “Over It” (It Had to Do With Love)
02. The Good Life - “Heartbroke” (Help Wanted Nights)
03. Denison Witmer - “I Would Call You Now” (Safe Away)
04. Luke Doucet - “Take You Home” (Blood’s Too Rich)
05. The Good Life - “Playing Dumb” (Help Wanted Nights)
06. Matt Pond PA - “So Much Trouble” (Several Arrows Later)
07. Matt Pond PA - “From Debris” (Several Arrows Later)
08. Matt Pond PA - “Emblems” (Several Arrows Later)
09. The Good Life - “Empty Bed” (Black Out)
10. Denison Witmer - “You Got Me Good” (River Bends)
11. Two Gallants - “The Hand That Held Me Down” (Two Gallants)
12. Now It’s Overhead - “Wonderful Scar” (Saddle Creek)
13. Lightspeed Champion - “Stay The Fuck Away From Me” (Light Speed Champion)
14. Yellow Ostrich - “Hate Me Soon” (The Mistress)
15. Cursive - “From the Hips” (Mama, I’m Swollen!)
16. Moving Units - “Scars” (Dangerous Dreams)
17. Longwave - “Meet Me At The Bottom” (The Strangest Things)

Why not me, goddamn it!?

01. Thrushes - “Crystal” (Crystal Single)
02. The Smiths - “I Know It’s Over” (The Queen Is Dead)
03. Kate Nash - “We Get On” (Made of Bricks)
04. Robyn - “Be Mine” (Robyn)
05. The Cure - “Cut Here” (Greatest Hits, Acoustic Bonus CD)
06. Animal Collective - “Banshee Beat” (Feels)

Songs to Leave Town To

Some of these are totally goofy.

01. Pavement - “Box Elder” (Westing(By Musket & Sextant))
02. Beach Boys - “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” (Pet Sounds)
03. Blue Roses - “I Am Leaving” (Blue Roses)
04. The White Stripes - “There’s No Home For You Here” (Elephant)
05. Times New Viking - “Move To California” (Born Again Revisited)
06. Free Energy - “Free Energy” (Stuck on Nothing)
07. Girls - “Carolina” (Broken Dreams Club)
08. Vampire Weekend - “Run” (Contra)
09. Grizzly Bear - “Southern Point” (Veckatimest)
10. Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Lodi” (Green River)
11. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - “Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood” (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
12. Vivian Girls - “Where Do You Run To” (Vivian Girls)
13. Cloud Nothings - “Even If It Worked Out” (Didn’t You 7”)
14. The Avalanches - “Since I Left You” (Since I Left You)
15. múm - “Awake On A Train” (Yesterday was Dramatic-Today is OK)
16. The Beatles - “She’s Leaving Home” (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
17. Radiohead - “How to Disappear Completely” (Kid A)

We’re not dating because we’re both masochists

01. Shawn Colvin - “When You Know” (Serendipity)
02. Colbie Caillat - “Bubbly” (CoCo)
03. Melissa Etheridge - “Precious Pain” (Melissa Etheridge)
04. Josh Ritter - “You Don’t Make it Easy” (Putumayo presents American Folk)
05. Peter, Paul & Mary - “For Loving Me” (The Best of Peter, Paul & Mary)
06. The Flaming Lips - “(Just Like) Starting Over” (Make Some Noise: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur)
07. Janet - “Discipline” (Discipline)
08. John Sykes - “Cautionary Warning” (20th Century)
09. Nine Inch Nails - “Hurt” (The Downward Spiral)
10. Porcupine Tree - “Kneel and Disconnect” (The Incident)
11. Taio Cruz - “Feel Again” (Rokstarr)

Songs for an Immense Victory

I’m reusing “Success” from another mixtape I recently made but you know what? Fuck you. It’s an incredible song. These are all songs for champions.

01. Eluvium - “Amreik” (Copia)
02. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - “Rubicon” (The Uppercuts)
03. Iggy Pop - “Success” (Lust For Life)
04. Explosions in the Sky - “The Only Moment We Were Alone” (The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place)
05. Starkey - “Fourth Dimension” (Ear Drums And Black Holes)
06. Flipper - “Sex Bomb” (Album - Generic Flipper)
07. Enon - “Law of Johnny Dolittle” (Grass Geysers…Carbon Clouds)
08. Jam City - “Ecstacy (Refix)” (Ecstacy Refix EP)
09. Jesu - “The Stars That Hang Above You” (Envy / Jesu Split EP)
10. Squarepusher - “Tommib” (Go Plastic)

My Life Is On Fire

While a life on fire may sound inspiring and fantastic, it is wise to remember that if you catch fire, and it is not swiftly extinguished, you will surely die. This playlist shows the strange bittersweetness of bothering to interact with fellow humans.

SIDE A:

01. Hole - “Turpentine” (My Body, The Hand Grenade)
02. Sonic Youth - “Kotton Krown” (Sister)
03. Nirvana - “Love Buzz” (Bleach)
04. Paul Simon - “Crazy Love, Vol. II” (Graceland)
05. Morrissey - “Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together” (Viva Hate)

SIDE B:

06. of Montreal - “Tim, I Wish You Were Born A Girl” (Cherry Peel)
07. The Velvet Underground - “Femme Fatale” (The Velvet Underground and Nico)
08. Smashing Pumpkins - “Cupid de Locke” (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
09. The Meat Puppets - “Evil Love” (Too High To Die)
10. The Mountain Goats - “Love Love Love” (The Sunset Tree)

everytime i think about you i want to destroy everything in sight

Here’s a hammer and a blowtorch.

01. Hella - “Stephen Hawking Has a Posse” (split 7 inch with Four Tet)
02. Dave Burrell - “Echo” (Echo)
03. Mindflayer - “Drop Bass Not Bombs” (Take Your Skin Off)
04. Vampire Can’t - “War Lips” (Key Cutter)
05. Yuma Nora - “Garnet Radon” (Jewels in the Snakepit)
06. Zach Hill - “Sacto Smile” (FACE TAT)
07. Kevin Drumm - “Hitting the Pavement” (Sheer Hellish Miasma
08. Walt Creel - “Track 1” (Shooting / Loading: An Audio Companion For The Visual Series Deweaponizing The Gun)
09. GUM - “Sporadic Acts of Violence” (Vinyl Anthology)

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