Frank Zappa, Davie Bowie, David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, The Strokes, Genesis with Peter Gabriel, Yes, Osibiza, Grand Funk Railroad, Black Crowes, John Mayall, Peter Green, Beck, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Straws, Jethro Tull, Bad Company,

Songs to listen to at the bottom of the ocean

The sea is emotion incarnate…

01. Aphex Twin - “Film” (Come To Daddy)
02. David Bowie - “Subterraneans” (Low)
03. Tortoise - “I Set My Face To The Hillside” (TNT)
04. The Essex Green - “The Late Great Cassiopia” (The Long Goodbye)
05. Royksopp - “She’s So” (Melody A.M.)
06. Dirty Beaches - “True Blue” (True Blue b/w Sweet 17)
07. The Church - “Under The Milky Way” (Starfish)
08. Tom Middleton - “Sea of Glass” (Lifetracks)
09. Broadcast - “Minim” (Haha Sound)
10. Beach House - “Other People” (Bloom)
11. The Flaming Lips - “What Is The Light?” (Soft Bulletin)
12. The Durutti Column - “For Belgian Friends” (Factory Dance)
13. The Cure - “The Same Deep Water As You” (Disintegration)
14. Felt - “Red Indians” (Absolute Classic Master Pieces)
15. Timbre Timbre - “Black Water” (Black Water)
16. The Wake - “Melancholy Man” (Here Comes Everybody)
17. The Ladybug Transistors - “Six Times” (The Albemarle Sound)
18. Cocteau Twins - “Blue Bell Knoll” (Blue Bell Knoll)
19. The Velvet Underground - “Ocean” (V.U)
21. The Orchids - “Some Kind of Eden” (Striving for the Lazy Perfection)
20. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - “How I Long” (How I Long To Feel That Summer)
21. Yo La Tengo - “Green Arrow” (I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One)

Songs that build to unreachable heights

01. Sara Bareilles - “Gravity” (Little Voice)
02. Regina Spektor - “Eet” (Far)
03. Dan Deacon - “Wham City” (Spiderman of the Rings)
04. The Dark Ash Project - “The Dark Room” (Untitled Album)
05. The Airborne Toxic Event - “Sometime Around Midnight” (Sometime Around Midnight)
06. Snow Patrol - “New York” (Fallen Empires)
07. Portugal. The Man - “Sleep Forever” (BIRP! August 2011)

Lovely but maudlin: bittersweet tunes for autumn

I love autumn.

01. Led Zeppelin - “D’yer Mak’er “
02. Aphex Twin - “Joyrex tape track 1”
03. UNKLE - “Rabbit in Your Headlights”
04. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - “Summertime”
05. Lana Del Rey - “Trash”
06. The Black Angels - “Last Vietnam War”
07. The Cure - “Lovesong”
08. Lou Reed - “Perfect Day”
09. Pink Floyd - “Pigs (Three different ones)”
10. The Doors - “The end (apocalypse now version)”

No less than 8 songs about oranges.

I wouldn’t call these songs “good.”

01. Pink Floyd - “Apples And Oranges” (Shine On)
02. Talk Show - “Peeling An Orange” (Talk Show)
03. They Might Be Giants - “Asheville (The Orange Peel)” (They Got Lost [Rarities])
04. Freya - “Oranges” (Tea With The Queen)
05. Eliza Carthy - “Oranges And Sea Salt” (Dreams Of Breathing Underwater)
06. Leddra Chapman - “Picking Oranges” (Telling Tales)
07. B.C. Camplight - “Oranges In Winter” (Hide, Run Away)
08. Bright Eyes - “Bowl Of Oranges” (Keep Your Ear To The Ground)
09. The Splinters - “Oranges” (The Splinters EP)
10. James Keelaghan - “Woodsmoke And Oranges” (Home)
11. The Countdown Kids - “Oranges And Lemons” (100 All Time Children’s Favorites)
12. A-Ha “Oranges On Apple Trees” (Lifelines)

More than 8 songs! BOOM.

13. The Mountain Goats - “Song For An Old Friend” (Bitter Melon Farm)

I’m 3,000 miles away from my friends and family and i miss them so much, it’s making me depressed

01. Christy Moore - “Missing You” (Live At The Point)
02. Lost In The Trees - “Walk Around The Lake” (All Alone In An Empty House)
03. The Low Anthem - “Home, I’ll Never Be” (Oh My God, Charlie Darwin)
04. Midlake - “Head Home” (The Trials Of Van Occupanther)
05. Neil Young - “Are You Ready For The Country?” (Harvest)
06. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - “More News From Nowhere” (Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!)
07. The Young Veins - “Take A Vacation” (Take a Vacation)
08. Adele - “Hometown Glory” (19)
09. Laura Marling - “Goodbye England” (I Speak Because I Can)
10. Crystal Fighters - “At Home” (Stars Of Love)
11. LCD Soundsystem - “Home” (This Is Happening)

Songs for a 20 year old’s life crisis.

01. Beck - “The Golden Age” (Sea Change)
02. Elliot Smith - “Needle In the Hay” (Elliot Smith)
03. The Jesus & Mary Chain - “Some Candy Talking” (Psychocandy)
04. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - “David Bowie I Love You (Since I Was Six)” (Take It From the Man!)
05. Built To Spill - “I Would Hurt a Fly” (Perfect From Now On)
06. Chad VanGaalen - “Peace On The Rise” (Diaper Island)
07. Nico - “These Days” (Chelsea Girl)
08. Spacemen 3 - “Lord Can You Hear Me” (Playing With Fire)
09. Modest Mouse - “3rd Planet” (The Moon & Antarctica)
10. The XX - “Crystalised” (XX)
11. Bon Iver - “Re: Stacks” (For Emma, Forever Ago)

Headphones on. Eyes closed. Music: take me away. ALTERNATE VERSION.

01. Aglaia - “The Mysterious Fish Named Kun” (3 Organic Experiences)
02. Midnight Movies - “Words for a Love Song” (Midnight Movies)
03. TV on the Radio - “Mr. Grieves” (Young Liars EP)
04. Funkadelic - “Maggot Brain” (Maggot Brain)
05. My Bloody Valentine - “Honey Power” (Tremelo EP)
06. The Big Pink - “Velvet” (A Brief History of Love)
07. The Weeknd - “Echoes of Silence” (Echoes of Silence)
08. Sigur Ros - “Sæglópur” (Takk…)
09. Johnny Greenwood - “Moon Trills” (Bodysong)
10. Battles - “Tonto” (Battles)
11. Devendra Banhart - “At the Hop” (Niño Rojo)
12. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - “Motherfucker=Redeemer (Part One)” (Yanqui U.X.O.)
13. Cocteau Twins - “Donimo” (Treasure)

It’s now been a full moon for three days, has space stopped?

01. R.E.M - “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” (Document)
02. Muse - “Supermassive Black Hole” (Black Holes and Revelations)
03. Pink Floyd - “Brain Damage” (Dark Side of the Moon)
04. Rancid - “Red Hot Moon” (Indestructible)
05. Brooks & Dunn - “Neon Moon”(Brand New Man)
06. Porno for Pyros - “Tahitian Moon” (Good Gods Urge)
07. The Lawrence Arms - “Your Gravest Words” (Apathy and Exhaustion
08. Dave Matthews Band - “Satellite” (Under the Table and Dreaming)
09. Third Eye Blind - “Red Star” (Red Star EP)
10. Counting Crows - “Recovering The Satellites” (Recovering The Satellites)
11. The Killers - “Spaceman” (Day & Age)
12. Radiohead - “Paranoid Android” (OK Computer)

I chased my dreams…failed…and now I’m 25, back to reality, with a 9 to 5 job.

“I think somehow you need to get to a certain point in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.”

01. The Olivia Tremor Control - “NYC 25” (Dusk At Cubist Castle)
02. Damien Jurado - “Predictive Living” (Caught In The Trees)
03. Okkervil River - “Wake And Be Fine” (I Am Very Far)
04. Mojave 3 - “When You’re Drifting”(Excuses for Travellers)
05. Wilco - “When You Wake Up Feeling Old”(Summerteeth)
06. Cat Power - “Great Expectations” (Myra Lee)
07. Memphis Slim - “Mother Earth” (At The Gate Of The Horn)
08. The Clientele - “Five Day Morning”(Suburban Lights)
09. Lambchop - “The Daily Growl” (Is a Woman)
10. Ariel Pink - “Envelops Another Day” (The Doldrums)
11. Luna - “Lost In Space” (Penthouse)
12. Beirut - “The Penalty” (Flying Club Cup)
13. Mount Eerie - “I Walked Home Behoulding” (Ocean Roar)
14. Karl Blau - “Into The Nada” (Beneath Waves)
15. The Mountain Goats - “Hebrews 11:40” (Life Of The World To Come)
16. Neko Case - “Wish I Was The Moon” (Blacklisted)
17. Songs: Ohia - “Farewell Transmission” (Magnolia Electric Co.)
18. Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire - “Case In Point” (The Swimming Hour)
19. Deer Tick - “Ashamed” (War Elephant)

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