I don’t understand what you’re saying, but it reminds me of when I was younger

My ex is now my manager. Songs that don’t make me feel like shit everytime I go to work.

01. Ben Folds Five - “Song for the Dumped” (Whatever and Ever Amen)
02. R.E.M. - “Laughing” (Murmur)
03. The Walkmen - “The Rat” (Bows + Arrows)
04. Belle & Sebastian - “Another Sunny Day” (The Life Pursuit)
05. Andrew Bird - “Take Courage” (Bonus track from Noble Beast)
06. The Avalanches - “Since I Left You” (Since I Left You)
07. Wilco - “California Stars” (Mermaid Avenue)
08. Bran Van 3000 - “Love Cliché” (Discosis)
09. The Bouncing Souls - “Manthem” (How I Spent My Summer Vacation)
10. The Clean - “Anything Could Happen” (Boodle Boodle Boodle EP)
11. Coconut Records “Nighttiming” (Nighttiming)
12. Eels - “Last Stop: This Town” (Electro-Shock Blues)
13. Sufjan Stevens - “Too Much” (The Age of Adz)
14. Jens Lekman - “Black Cab” (Oh, You’re So Silent Jens)
15. Stiff Little Fingers - “Alternative Ulster” (Inflammable Material”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Why is a raven like a writing desk?” - The Mad Hatter

“Curiouser and curiouser” - Alice

01. Spiderbait - “Glokenpop” (Glokenpop)
02. Rob Zombie - “Dragula (Hot Rod Herman remix)” (The Matrix Soundtrack)
03. Basement Jaxx - “Where’s Your Head At?” (Rooty)
04. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - “Ain’t No Easy Way” (Howl)
05. Gnarls Barkley - “Crazy” (St. Elsewhere)
06. Sigúr Rós - “Gobbeldigook” (Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)
07. Ladyhawke - “Delirium” (Ladyhawke)
08. Art Vs. Science - “Magic Fountain” (The Experiment)
09. The Beatles - “I Am The Walrus” (Magical Mystery Tour)
10. Kaiser Chiefs - “Good Days and Bad Days” (Off With Their Heads”

Zombie Apocalypse

01. Manchester Orchestra - “Wolves At Night” (I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child)
02. Midtown - “God Is Dead” (Forget What You Know)
03. mewithoutYou - “Wolf Am I! (And Shadow)” (Brother, Sister)
04. The Distillers - “Drain the Blood” (Coral Fang)
05. Finch - “What It Is To Burn” (Welcome to the Family)
06. The Bronx - “Young Bloods” (The Bronx-III)
07. The Pretty Reckless - “Make Me Wanna Die” (The Pretty Reckless)
08. The Pixies - “Monkey Gone To Heaven” (Doolittle)
09. Cloud Cult - “May Your Hearts Stay Strong” (Feel Good Ghosts)
10. Empires - “Under the Bright Lights” (Howl)
11. Jimmy Eat World - “Goodbye Sky Harbour” (Clarity)

Songs to get high to even though I don’t do drugs

01. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - “Burning the Midnight Lamp” (Electric Ladyland)
02. Woods - “Gypsy Hand” (Songs of Shame)
03. Alain Boissanger - “Crazy Girl, Crazy World” (Wizzz! Volume 2)
04. Van Dyke Parks - “Palm Desert” (Song Cycle)
05. Tame Impala - “I Don’t Really Mind” (Innerspeaker)
06. Animal Collective - “April and the Phantom” (Spirt They’ve Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished)
07. The Beatles - “Strawberry Fields Forever” (Magical Mystery Tour)
08. The Avalanches - “Summer Crane” (Since I Left You)
09. Pill Wonder - “Wishing Whale” (Jungle/Surf)
10. Julian Lynch - “Seed” (Orange You Glad)

Passionate sex with a robot in a mega-mall elevator circa 1995

01. Ace of Base - “The Sign”
02. Isley Brothers - “Live It Up (Pt. 1)”
03. Outfield - “Your Love”
04. Boys II Men - “I’ll Make Love to You”
05. Brand New Heavies - “Never Stop”
06. Rolling Stones - “Miss You”
07. Daryl Hall and John Oates - “Kiss On My List”
08. All-4-One - “I Swear”
09. Fleetwood Mac - “Don’t Stop”
10. Seal - “Kiss from a Rose”

The Most Random Fucking Mixtape You Have Ever Seen

Challenge accepted.

01. The Killers - “Smile Like You Mean It” (Hot Fuss)
02. Psychic Paramount - “N6” (II)
03. Led Zeppelin - “D’yer Mak’er” (Houses of the Holy)
04. Antony and the Johnsons - “You Are My Sister” (I Am A Bird Now)
05. Queens of the Stone Age - “I Never Came” (Lullabies to Paralyze)
06. Daft Punk - “Around the World, Harder Better Faster Stronger” (Alive 2007)
07. Deerhunter - “Cover Me (Slowly)” (Microcastle)
08. Radiohead - “Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2)” - (OK Computer (Deluxe Edition))
09. The xx - “Heart Skipped a Beat” (xx)
10. The Doors - “Love Hides” (Bright Midnight: Live in America)
11. Aglaia - “Mysterious Fish Named Kun” (3 Organic Experiences)
12. Sleater-Kinney - “Let’s Call It Love” (The Woods)
13. Robert Johnson - “Come on in My Kitchen” (King of the Delta Blues Singers)
14. Burial - “In McDonalds” (Untrue)
15. Andrew Bird - “Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left” (Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs)

Spine-Tingling Songs I Wish I’d Found Before

These has been tingling my spine for a while now. Enjoy.

01. Beach House - “Myth” (Bloom)
02. Beirut - “Nantes” (The Flying Club Cup)
03. Andrew Bird - “Desperation Breeds …” (Break it Yourself)
04. Sparklehorse - “Gold Day” (It’s a Wonderful Life)
05. The Velvet Underground - “Heroin” (The Velvet Underground & Nico)
06. Architecture in Helsinki - “Heart It Races - As Played By Dr Dog” (Heart It Races)
07. Fleet Foxes - “Ragged Wood” (Fleet Foxes)
08. Neon Indian - “Deadbeat Summer” (Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed)
09. Dirty Gold - “California Sunrise” (California Sunrise - Single)
10. Devendra Banhart - “Samba Vexillographica” (Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon)

Songs that teach you how to live

“Turn the light out, say goodnight/ No thinking for a little while/ Let’s not try to figure out everything at once”
– The National, “Fake Empire”

01. The Hold Steady - “Positive Jam” (Almost Killed Me)
02. The National - “Fake Empire” (Boxer)
03. Japandroids - “Younger Us” (Celebration Rock)
04. R.E.M. - “Finest Worksong” (Document)
05. Bob Dylan - “My Back Pages” (Another Side of Bob Dylan)
06. Wilco - “Nothing’severgonnastandinmyway(again)” (Summerteeth)
07. Japandroids - “Adrenaline Nightshift” (Celebration Rock)
08. LCD Soundsystem - “Yeah (Crass Version)” (LCD Soundsystem)

“What have they done to the earth/ What have they done to our fair sister?”
– The Doors, “When the Music’s Over”

01. M83 - “Midnight City” (Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming)
02. Radiohead - “Subterranean Homesick Alien” (OK Computer)
03. TV on the Radio - “Let the Devil In” (Return to Cookie Mountain)
04. Les Savy Fav - “What Would Wolves Do” (Let’s Stay Friends)
05. Arcade Fire - “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” (The Suburbs)

“Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together”
On The Road, Jack Kerouac

01. The Hold Steady - “Stuck Between Stations” (Boys and Girls in America)
02. The National - “Apartment Story” (Boxer)
03. Tom Waits - “House Where Nobody Lives” (Mule Variations)
04. The Dismemberment Plan - “A Life of Possibilities” (Emergency & I)
05. Radiohead - “House of Cards” (In Rainbows)
06. Neil Young - “On the Beach” (On the Beach)

“Isn’t death the boundary we need? Doesn’t it give a precious texture to life, a sense of definition? You have to ask yourself whether anything you do in this life would have beauty and meaning without the knowledge you carry of a final line, a border or limit.”
White Noise, Don Delillo

01. Wilco - “Company in My Back” (A Ghost Is Born)
02. The Wrens - “This Boy is Exhausted” (The Meadowlands)
03. Radiohead - “No Surprises” (OK Computer)
04. The Beta Band - “Dry the Rain” (The Three EP’s)
05. The Flaming Lips - “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” (The Soft Bulletin)

Soundtrack to a fictional life of a movie con artist anti-hero (and even if he gets caught, it’s going to be ok!)

I’m pretty sure he changes his mind and gets away in the end.

01. The Replacements - “Black Diamond” (Let It Be)
02. Indian Wells - “Deuce” (Night Drops)
03. Andrew Hill - “Venture Inward” (Grass Roots)
05. Amon Tobin - “Get Your Snack On” (Supermodified)
06. Iggy Pop - “The Passenger” (Lust For Life)
07. Goat - “Disco Fever” (World Music)
08. Jackson and his Computer Band - “Rock On” (Smash)
09. Actress - “Glint” (R.I.P.)
10. 23 Skiddoo - “IY” (Seven Songs)
11. Cymande - “Zion I” (Cymande)

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