I Just Don’t Like This Kind Of Living

Limbo sucks, let’s wallow.

01. Espers – “Black is the Color” (The Weed Tree)
02. Low/Dirty Three – “Cody” (In The Fishtank)
03. Bert Jansch – “Rambling’s Gonna be the Death of Me” (Bert Jansch)
04. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – “Careless Love” (Ease Down the Road)
05. Arizona Amp and Alternator – “Man on a String” (Arizona Amp and Alternator)
06. Shearwater - “Leviathan Bound” (Rook)
07. Blitzen Trapper – “Not Your Lover” (Furr)
08. Damien Jurado – “There Goes Your Man” (And Now That I’m In Your Shadow)
09. J. Tillman – “Borne Away on a Black Barge” (Luxury Wafers Sessions)
10. Simone Felice – “Don’t Wake the Scarecrow” (Live From a Lonely Place)
11. Phosphorescent – “South (of America)” (Aw Come Aw Wry)
12. Josh T. Pearson – “Honeymoon’s Great: Wish you Were Her” (Last of the Country Gentlemen)

Music for extremely happy days

01. Ducktails - “Killin’ the Vibe” (III: Arcade Dynamics)
02. Baths - “Indoorsy” (Cerulean)
03. Beach Boys - “Good Vibrations” (Smiley Smile)
04. Prince - “Delirious” (1999)
05. Fang Island - “Sideswiper” (Fang Island)
06. Harlem -“Friendly Ghost” (Hippies)
07. Kid Cudi - “Up Up and Away” (Man on the Moon: The End of Day)

Audible Existentialism

01. Baths - “The Nothing” (The Nothing/Nightly, Daily)
02. James Blake - “Wilhelm’s Scream” (James Blake)
03. Iron and Wine - “House by the Sea” (The Shepherd’s Dog)
04. Kanye West - “Lost in the World” (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
05. Radiohead - “How to Disappear Completely” (Kid A)
06. Altrice - “House Feels Empty” (Stem)
07. Warpaint - “Shadows” (The Fool)
08. Yuck - “Rubber” (Yuck)
09. The Microphones - “I Want Wind to Blow” (The Glow, Pt. 2)
10. The Magnetic Fields - “Meaningless” (69 Love Songs)
11. Sufjan Stevens - “Impossible Soul” (The Age of Adz)

she doesnt love me and im depressed

01. Barclay James Harvest - “I Can’t Go On Without You” (Barclay James Harvest)
02. Julie Felix - “Sydney Harbour” (Hota Chocolata)
03. Val Stoecklein - “Say It’s Not Over” (Gray Life)
04. John Martyn - “Don’t Want To Know” (Solid Air)
05. Double - “The Captain Of Her Heart” (Blue)
06. Tony Joe White - “Thing About You Baby” (Psychemagik Love Dub Edit)
07. Ryuichi Sakamoto - “Heartbeat” (Heartbeat)
08. Prefab Sprout - “Mercy” (Jordan: The Comeback)

My thesis is about sociology of art & aesthetics. I’m slowly losing my mind everytime I type “cultural production.”

I used to be smart too. In my philosophy thesis I had to endlessly repeat things like ‘part of no part’ and ‘immanent critique’. Keep your chin up.

01. A.R. Kane - “Crack Up” (I)
02. David Byrne - “Tiny Apocalypse” (Grown Backwards)
03. Cannonball Adderley - “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy)
04. The 13th Floor Elevators - “Don’t Fall Down” (The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators)
05. Hot Chip - “Over and Over” (The Warning)
06. Art Ensemble of Chicago - “Theme De Yoyo” (Les Stances A Sophie)
07. Balam Acab - “Regret Making Mistakes” (See Birds EP)
08. Chopin - “Prelude Op. 28 No. 2 In A Minor”
09. Deltron - “Madness” (Deltron 3030)
10. Nico - “Janitor Of Lunacy” (Desertshore)
11. Mulatu Astatke - “Gubelye” (Ethiopiques Vol. 10)
12. Geto Boys - “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” (We Can’t Be Stopped)

Best Love Songs from Movies in the 80’s

01. Simple Minds - “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (Best Of) [The Breakfast Club, 1985]
02. Bananarama - “Cruel Summer” (Bananarama) [The Karate Kid, 1984]
03. OMD - “If You Leave” (Best Of) [Pretty in Pink, 1986]
04. Human League - “Together In Electric Dreams” (Best Of) [Electric Dreams, 1984]
05. Gerard McMann - “Cry Little Sister” (Lost Boys: Soundtrack) [Lost Boys, 1987]
06. Berlin - “Take My Breath Away” (Pleasure Victim) [Top Gun, 1986]
07. Phil Collins - “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” (Hits) [Against All Odds, 1984]
08. David Bowie - “Absolute Beginners” (Singles: 1969-1993) [Absolute Beginners, 1986]
09. Peter Gabriel - “In Your Eyes” (So) [Say Anything, 1989]
10. Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - “Up Where We Belong” (The Anthology) [An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982]
11. Ann Wilson & Mike Reno - “Almost Paradise” (Footloose: Original Soundtrack) [Footloose, 1984]
12. Peter Cetera - “Glory Of Love” (Solitude/ Solitaire) [The Karate Kid II, 1986]
13. Patrick Swayze - “She’s Like The Wind” (Dirty Dancing: Original Soundtrack) [Dirty Dancing, 1987]
14. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” (Dirty Dancing: Original Soundtrack) [Dirty Dancing, 1987]
15. The Plimsouls - “A Million Miles Away” (Everywhere At Once) [Valley Girl, 1983]

songs to remind me that there are aliens in space who probably have time travel

01. Sufjan Stevens - “Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois” (Illinoise)
02. Modest Mouse - “3rd Planet” (The Moon and Antarctica)
03. Circulatory System - “The Lovely Universe” (Circulatory System)
04. Animal Collective - “Doggy” (Campfire Songs)
05. The Flaming Lips - “Suddenly Everything Has Changed” (The Soft Bulletin)
06. Radiohead - “Subterranean Homesick Alien” (OK Computer)
07. Phosphorescent - “Heaven Sittin’ Down (Here’s To Taking It Easy)
08. Dirty Projectors - “Remade Horizon” (Bitte Orca)
09. Olivia Tremor Control - “Grass Canons” (Black Foliage)

Not really sure if i like my job, but gotta get motivated some how

01. Tom Waits - “Heigh Ho” (Orphans: Bastards)
02. Elvis Costello - “Welcome to the Working Week” (My Aim Is True)
03. Harry Nilsson - “Good Old Desk” (Aerial Ballet)
04. Arcade Fire - “Modern Man” (The Suburbs)
05. The Smiths - “Frankly Mr. Shankly” (The Queen is Dead)
06. Pavement - “Brinx Job” (Wowee Zowee)
07. Guided By Voices - “Gold Star for Robot Boy” (Bee Thousand)
08. Jay Reatard - “Always Wanting More” (Matador Singles ‘08)
09. The Fall - “What You Need” (This Nation’s Saving Grace)
10. Yo La Tengo - “Mr. Tough” (I am not Afraid of You and Will Beat Your Ass)
11. The Dirtbombs - “Living for the Weekend” (Ultraguide in Black)
12. Mos Def - “Worker’s Comp” (The Ecstatic)
13. Randy Newman - “Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)” (Good Old Boys)
14. The Rolling Stones - “Salt of the Earth” (Beggars Banquet)

Lumberjack Looking for Love

01. Bon Iver - “Flume” (For Emma, Forever Ago)
02. Elliott Smith - “Say Yes” (Either/Or)
03. Iron & Wine - “Lion’s Mane” (The Creek Drank The Cradle)
04. Sufjan Stevens - “The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!” (Illinois)
05. Fleet Foxes - “Helplessness Blues” (Helplessness Blues)
06. Middle Brother - “Daydreaming” (Middle Brother)
07. The Decemberists - “June Hymn” (The King Is Dead)
08. The Tallest Man On Earth - “Burden of Tomorrow” (The Wild Hunt)

I’m throwing a party and i need some FUNK

01. Parliament - “Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” (Mothership Connection)
02. Prince - “Housequake” (Sign “O” The Times)
03. James Brown - “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” (20 All-Time Greatest Hits!)
04. Bootsy’s Rubber Band - “Bootzilla” (Bootsy? Player Of The Year)
05. Funkadelic - “One Nation Under A Groove” (One Nation Under A Groove)
06. Earth, Wind & Fire - “Shining Star” (That’s The Way Of The World)
07. Rick James - “Give It To Me Baby” (Street Songs)
08. The Time - “777-9311” (What Time Is It?)
09. George Clinton - ‘Atomic Dog” (Computer Games)

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