I can’t bear the idea of working full time, let alone for the rest of my life

The infinite possibility of work is truly terrifying, but with these trusty soldiers, maybe you wont stop believing.

01. Elvis Costello - "Welcome To The Working Week" (My Aim Is True)
02. Hot Chip - "Over and Over" (The Warning)
03. The Beatles - "Eight Days A Week" (Beatles For Sale)
04. Good Shoes - "Ice Age" (Think Before You Speak)
05. Elliot Smith - "Bottle Up And Explode!" (XO)
06. Bob Dylan - "Working Man Blues #2" (Modern Times)
07. Ben Folds Five - "Battle Of Who Could Care Less" (Whatever and Ever Amen)
08. Beck - "Loser" (Mellow Gold)
09. The White Stripes - "The Union Forever" (White Blood Cells)
10. Belle & Sebastian - "For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea" (The Life Pursuit)
11. The Kinks - "Where Have All The Good Times Gone" (The Ultimate Collection (Disc 2))
12. LCD Soundsystem - "Us V Them" (Sound Of Silver)
13. 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)
14. Rilo Kiley - "Picture Of Success" (Take Offs And Landings)
15. Death Cab For Cutie - "The Sound Of Settling" (Transatlanticism)

Bonus Track

Journey - "Don't Stop Believin" (Escape)

but you will see, gentlemen, that this is a mixtape for the Underground Man.

Thanks for creating the original scenester, Fyodor. This is a mix about alienation from the world and from yourself.

01. Bishop Allen - "Flight 180" (April)

02. Wilco - "Pieholden Suite" (Summerteeth)

03. Sufjan Stevens - "Casmir Pulaski Day" (Illinoise)

04. Beulah - "What Will You Do When Your Suntan Fades?" (The Coast Is Never Clear)

05. The Mountain Goats - "If You See Light" (Get Lonely)

06. Akron/Family - "Before and Again" (Akron/Family)

07. Belle and Sebastian - "Beautiful" (3.. 6.. 9.. Seconds Of Light)

08. the Teeth - "Yellow" (You're My Lover Now)

09. Pedro The Lion - "The Longest Winter" (It's Hard To Find A Friend)

10. Clinic - "Distortion" (Internal Wrangler)

11. Elliott Smith - "Pretty (Ugly Before)" (From A Basement On A Hill)

12. Stars - "Calendar Girl" (Set Yourself On Fire)

13. Okkervil River - "A Favor" (Sleep And Wake-Up Songs)

14. The Dismemberment Plan - "Spider In The Snow" (Emergency & I)

“indie” songs you think aaron carter might like.

I feel like putting songs on this mixtape is an insult to (most of) the artists. Oh well.

01. Islands-"Rough Gem" (Return to the Sea)
02. the Pipettes-"Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me" (We Are the Pipettes)
03. Voxtrot-"The Start of Something" (Raised by Wolves EP)
04. Architecture in Helsinki-"Wishbone" (In Case We Die)
05. Of Montreal-"Chrissy Kiss the Corpse" (Satanic Panic in the Attic)
06. Be Your Own Pet-"Bicycle, Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle" (Be Your Own Pet)
07. Figurines-"The Wonder" (Skeleton)
08. Bloc Party-"I Still Remember" (A Weekend In the City)

I can’t bear the idea of working full time, let alone for the rest of my life

The infinite possibility of work is truly terrifying, but with these trusty soldiers, maybe you wont stop believing.

01. Elvis Costello - "Welcome To The Working Week" (My Aim Is True)
02. Hot Chip - "Over and Over" (The Warning)
03. The Beatles - "Eight Days A Week" (Beatles For Sale)
04. Good Shoes - "Ice Age" (Think Before You Speak)
05. Elliot Smith - "Bottle Up And Explode!" (XO)
06. Bob Dylan - "Working Man Blues #2" (Modern Times)
07. Ben Folds Five - "Battle Of Who Could Care Less" (Whatever and Ever Amen)
08. Beck - "Loser" (Mellow Gold)
09. The White Stripes - "The Union Forever" (White Blood Cells)
10. Belle & Sebastian - "For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea" (The Life Pursuit)
11. The Kinks - "Where Have All The Good Times Gone" (The Ultimate Collection (Disc 2))
12. LCD Soundsystem - "Us V Them" (Sound Of Silver)
13. 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)
14. Rilo Kiley - "Picture Of Success" (Take Offs And Landings)
15. Death Cab For Cutie - "The Sound Of Settling" (Transatlanticism)

Bonus Track

Journey - "Don't Stop Believin" (Escape)

songs for the workmate who always asks me if I think she’s really punk. Songs that will say to her:

01. Stiff Little Fingers - "Suspect Device" (Inflammable Material)

02. Thee Headcoats - "We Hate the Fucking NME" (The Messerschmitt Pilot's
Severed Hand)

03. Reagan Youth - "No Class" (A Collection of Pop Classics)

04. 7 Seconds - "We're Gonna Fight" (Alt.Music.Hardcore)

05. Wire - "Strange" (Pink Flag)

06. The Clash - "All The Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts)" (Give 'Em
Enough Rope)

07. The Ramones - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" (Pleasant Dreams)

08. Operation Ivy - "Yelling In My Ear" (Energy)

09. Black Flag - "TV Party" (Damaged)

10. Bad Brains - "Pay to Cum" (Bad Brains)

11. Refused - "New Noise" (The Shape of Punk to Come)

12. Circle Jerks - "86'd (Good as Gone)" (Wild in the Streets)

13. T.S.O.L. - "Automatic" (Disappear)

14. Minor Threat - "Filler" (Minor Threat EP)

15. Nomeansno - "No Fgnuikc (A Capella)" (Sex Mad/You Kill Me)

16. Minutemen - "#1 Hit Song" (Double Nickels on the Dime)

17. Against Me! - "Baby, I'm an Anarchist" (Reinventing Axl Rose)

18. Dead Kennedys - "Chickenshit Conformist" (Bedtime for Democracy)

a formal dinner party for hipsters

Feel free to replace the Elliott Smith song with the album version, I just
prefer the demo, and it's easy enough to find on the internet


01. Olivia Tremor Control - "California Demise, Pt. 3" (Black Foliage:
Animation Music Volume 1)

02. The Flaming Lips - "The Wizard Turns On ... The Giant Silver Flashlight
And Puts on His Werewolf Moccasins" (At War With the Mystics)

03. Elliott Smith - "Waltz No. 1 (Demo)" (Tape Op)

04. Three Mile Pilot - "By This River" (Three Mile Pilot EP)

05. Explosions in the Sky - "First Breath After Coma" (The Earth Is Not a
Cold Dead Place)

06. Built to Spill - "Velvet Waltz" (Perfect From Now On)

07. Sufjan Stevens - "They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They
Have Come Back From The Dead"!! Ahhhhh!" (Illinois)

08. Jethro Tull - "Bouree" (Stand Up)

09. Man Man - "I, Manface" (The Man in the Blue Turban With a Face)

10. Pinback - "Byzantine" (Nautical Antiques)

11. Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Take Five" (Time Out)

12. Blonde Redhead - "For the Damaged" (Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons)

13. The Shins - "Sphagnum Esplanade" (Know Your Onion EP)

The letter that’s too honest to send.

Yes, this mix kinda has the "i want to be with, you want to be with me but you're doging me and I do have something to say about it" sub-theme; it's the letter that I want to send and haven't and probably won't. I also realize that I didn't stick with the usual compilation of indie tunes. But they are all honest and related even though the sound might not flow very well.

01. XTC - "You're The Wish You Are I Had" (The Big Express)

02. Badly Drawn Boy - "Easy Love" (One Plus One Is One)

03. Tony Bennet - "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" (?)

04. Elvis Presley - "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" (Blue Hawaii)

05. Macy Gray - "Gimme All Your Lovin' Or I'll Kill You" (The Id)

06. Nada Surf - "Do It Again" (The Weight Is A Gift)

07. Ivy - "Let's Go To Bed" (Guest Room)

08. Jim Croce - "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" (Photographs & Memories)

09. The Pernice Brothers - "Wait To Stop" (Overcome By Happiness)

10. The Shins - "Turn A Square" ("Chutes Too Narrow)

11. Bloc Party - "This Modern Love" (Silent Alarm)

12. Frou Frou - "Hear Me Out" (Details)

13. The Killers - "Mr. Brightside" (Hot Fuss)

14. Bob Dylan - "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)

15. The Beatles - "What You're Doing" (Beatles For Sale)

Bonus track: Reba McEntire - "Why Haven't I Heard From You" (Read My Mind)

A soundtrack to my blanket fort.

I tried to include songs that remined me of childhood and wonder. Also a few to just chill inside the fort with.

01. Sufjan Stevens - "Chicago" (Illinoise)

02. Of Montreal - "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games" (The Sunlandic Twins)

03. Psapp - "Tiger, My Friend" (Tiger, My Friend)

04. Queen - "Bicycle Race" (Jazz)

05. Sigur Ros - "Hoppipolla" (Takk...)

06. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - "What We'll Do" (Broom)

07. Architecture In Helsinki - "It's 5!" (In Case We Die)

08. Beirut - "The Bunker" (Gulag Orkestar)

09. The Decemberists - "Bridges and Balloons" (Picaresqueties - EP)

10. Devotchka - "Too Tired" (How It Ends)

You work in a library. And I pretend to be literate so I can spy on you.

Songs that seem to have been written with the goal of scoring points with arts majors and literati.

01. Joshua Radin - "These Photographs" (We Were Here)
02. Tender Trap - "Son of Dorian Gray" (Film Molecules)
03. Gatsby's American Dream - "My Name Is Ozymandias" (Gatsby's American Dream)
04. East River Pipe - "What Does T.S. Eliot Know About You?" (What Are You On?)
05. The Decemberists - "The Mariner's Revenge Song" (Picaresque)
06. Patrick Wolf - "To the Lighthouse" (Lycanthropy)
07. Franz Ferdinand - "The Outsiders" (You Could Have It So Much Better)
08. The Smiths - "Cemetery Gates" (The Queen Is Dead)
09. The Slip - "Airplane / Primitive " (Eisenhower)
10. The Divine Comedy - "Booklovers" (Promenade)

songs for sipping coffee and pretending to be intelligent

01. The Format - "A Save Situation" (Interventions and Lullabies)
02. Richard Thompson - "Oops!...I Did It Again" (1000 Years of Popular Music)
03. Burt Bacharach & Rufus Wainwright - "Go Ask Shakespeare" (At This Time)
04. Bright Eyes - "True Blue" (The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 1)
05. The Weepies - "Suicide Blonde" (Say I Am You)
06. Nickel Creek - "House Carpenter" (This Side)
07. Elvis Perkins - "While You Were Sleeping" (Ash Wednesday)
08. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Oh Comely" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
09. Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire - "’S Wonderful" (Funny Face)
10. Chris Thile - "On Ice" (Deceiver)
11. Dar Williams - "The Christians and the Pagans" (Mortal City)
12. Alexi Murdoch - "All of My Days" (Time Without Consequence)

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