I thought I was gonna grow up to save the world, but I just landed the same sort of dead-end job as everybody else.

“Life’s a job you’re fired from, unless of course you quit” ~ Loudon Wainwright III - “The Shit Song” (So Damn Happy)

Side A
01. Bonzo Dog Band - “What Do You Do?” (Keynsham)
02. Tom Waits - “Yesterday is Here” (Franks Wild Years)
03. The Brogues - “I Ain’t No Mircale Worker” (Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968, Vol. 2)
04. Tall Dwarfs - “I’ve Left Memories Behind” (Hello Cruel World)
05. Jonathan Coulton - “I Feel Fantastic” (JoCo Looks Back)
06. Ben Folds - “Fred Jones, Part 2” (Rockin’ the Suburbs)

Side B
07. Marvin the Paranoid Android - “Marvin, I Love You” (The Double ‘B’-Side)
08. Cat Stevens - “Matthew and Son” (Matthew & Son)
09. The Who - “Imagine a Man” (The Who By Numbers)
10. Nada Surf - “Stalemate” (High/Low)
11. Violent Femmes - “Used to Be” (Why Do Birds Sing?)
12. Nick Drake - “I Was Made to Love Magic” (Time of No Reply)

I’m going to get laid off tomorrow and I’m trying to stay optimistic but I really just want to stay in my pajamas and feel sorry for myself.

Kara, I was laid off myself almost three years ago. Here are a some of the songs I found myself wallowing in.

01. Townes Van Zandt - “Flyin’ Shoes” (Flyin’ Shoes)
02. Drive-By Truckers - “Sounds Better in The Song” (Decoration Day)
03. Neil Young - “Motion Pictures (For Carrie)” (On The Beach)
04. Bob Dylan - “Simple Twist of Fate” (Blood on the Tracks)
05. The Band - “It Makes No Difference” (Northern Lights, Southern Cross)
06. Johnny Cash - “Further On Up The Road” (American V: A Hundred Highways)
07. Bon Iver - “The Wolves (Acts I & II)” (For Emma, Forever Ago)
08. Kanye West - “Street Lights” (808s and Heartbreaks)
09. The Black Keys - “Things Ain’t Like They Used To Be” (Attack and Release)
10. My Morning Jacket - “Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2” (Evil Urges)
11. R.E.M. - “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” (Reckoning)
12. The Gaslight Anthem - “Stay Lucky” (American Slang)
13. Old Crow Medicine Show - “Back to New Orleans” (Caroline EP)
14. Townes Van Zandt - “To Live Is To Fly” (High, Low, and In Between)

For those road trips your parents don’t know about with your angsty teenage friends

Screw off, adults and parents. It’s always good to get some distance and some venting in.

01. Nirvana – Scentless Apprentice (In Utero)
02. Frightened Rabbit – Fuck This Place (A Frightened Rabbit EP)
03. Big K.R.I.T. – The Vent (Return of 4Eva)
04. Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless (Attack On Memory)
05. Wavves - No Hope Kids (Wavves)
06. The Moondoggies – Changing (Don’t Be a Stranger)
07. Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot (daydream Nation)
08. The Postal Service - This Place is a Prison (Give Up)
09. Youth Lagoon – Posters (The Year of Hibernation)
10. Los Campesinos! – Hello Sadness (Hello Sadness)
11. Spoon - Something To Look Forward To (Kill the Moonlight)
12. Matisyahu – Youth (Youth)
13. Blue Scholars - Marion Sunshine (Cinemetropolis)

Party!! LOTS of Bass!

01. LFO - “LFO” (Leeds Warehouse Mix) (Frequencies)
02. Rhythim Is Rhythim - “Nude Photo” (Derrick May: Innovator)
03. Wayne Smith - “Under Mi Sleng Teng” (Under Mi Sleng Teng 7”)
04. Conroy Smith - “Dangerous” (Dangerous 7”)
05. Origin Unknown - “Valley of the Shadows” (The Touch/Valley of the Shadows 12”)
06. Dillinja - “The Angels Fell” (The Angels Fell 12”)
07. Digital Mystikz feat. Spen-G - “Anti-War Dub” (Haunted 12”)
08. Untold - “Anaconda” (I Can’t Stop This Feeling 12”)
09. Addison Groove - “Footcrab” (Footcrab/Dumb Shit 12”)
10. 4 Hero - “Journey From The Light” (Journey From The Light 12”)

I wanna be happy again

These songs make me happy at the moment. They are catchy and good. Sorry if you are disappointed. I threw some randoms in there. And I’m sorry that you’re not happy. Please feel better.

Btw, I’m really into the 80s.

01. Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros - “Home” (Up From Below)
02. Empire of the Sun - “Standing on the Shore” (Walking on a Dream)
03. Spice Girls - “Wannabe” (Spice) had to sorry
04. STRFKR - “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (Starfucker Jupiter)
05. Gorillaz - “On Melancholy Hill” (Plastic Beach)
06. Cage The Elephant - “Telescope” (Melophobia)
07. Tame Impala - “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” (Lonerism)
08. STRFKR - “German Love” (Starfucker)
09. Broken Bells - “Holding on for Life” (After the Disco)
10. John Oates - “You Make My Dreams” (Mississippi Mile)

I accidentally fell in love at summer camp, and now I probably won’t see her again for a year. Oops.

Hope this sustains you over the next 12 months:

Summer Nostalgia
01. WU LYF - “Summas Bliss” (Go Tell Fire To The Mountain)
02. Future Islands - “Walking Through That Door” (In Evening Air)
03. Wild Nothing - “Live In Dreams” (Gemini)
04. Darkstar - “Young Hearts” (News From Nowhere)
05. Women - “Group Transport Hall” (Women)
06. Fear of Men - “Your Side” (Early Fragments)

Anger/Regret
07. New War - “Game of Love” (New War)
08. Deerhoof - “Dummy Discards A Heart” (Apple O’)
09. of Montreal - “She’s A Rejecter” (Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer?)

Depression
10. Dirty Beaches - “True Blue” (Badlands)
11. Of Montreal - “Casualty of You” (False Priest)
12. Sharon Van Etten - “Your Love is Killing Me” (Are We There)
13. Sunset Rubdown - “Shut Up I Am Dreaming of Places Where Lovers Have Wings” (Shut Up I Am Dreaming)

Come Back
14. A Sunny Day In Glasgow - “Byebye, Big Ocean (The End)” (Sea When Absent)
15. Sunset Rubdown - “Apollo and the Bufallo and Anna Anna Anna Oh!” (Dragonslayer)
16. Destroyer - “Blue Eyes” (Kaputt)
17. Dean Blunt - “Papi” (The Redeemer)
18. Shabazz Palaces - “Noetic Noiromantics” (Lese Majesty)

do me

19. Wild Beasts - “We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues” (Two Dancers)
20. Of Montreal - “Gallery Piece” (Skeletal Lamping)

Winter
21. Animal Collective - “Winters Love” (Sung Tongs)
22. Animal Collective - “Bluish” (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
23. Hundred Waters - “Xtalk” (The Moon Rang Like A Bell)
24. Vondelpark - “California Analog Dream” (Seabed)
25. Adult Jazz - “Am Gone” (Gist Is)

She didn’t text back…
26. Liars - “Let’s Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack” (Drum’s Not Dead)
27. Of Montreal - “Spiteful Intervention” (Paralytic Stalks)
28. The Antlers - “I Don’t Want Love” (Burst Apart)
29. James Blake - “Life Round Here” (Overgrown)
30. Liars - “A Ring On Every Finger” (WIXIW)

Moving on…
31. Tame Impala - “It Is Not Meant To Be” (Innerspeaker)
32. Cloud Nothings - “I’m Not Part of Me” (Here And Nowhere Else)
33. Matthew Dear - “Earthforms” (Beams)
34. John Maus - “Keep Pushing On” (We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves)
35. MGMT - “Plenty of Girls in The Sea” (MGMT)
36. Akron/Family - “So it Goes” (S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT)

But…
37. Julia Holter - “This is A True Heart” (Loud City Song)
38. Hiatus Kaiyote - “Nakamarra” (Tawk Tomahawk)

Songs to dance in your pajamas

Have fun!

01. Glass Candy - “Rolling Down The Hills” (B/E/A/T/B/O/X)
02. Le Tigre - “Well Well Well” (Feminist Sweepstakes)
03. Little Boots - “Shake” (Nocturnes)
04. Grimes - “Circumambient”(Visions)
05. Katy B - “Light As A Feather”(Danger - EP)
06. Charli XCX - “What I Like” (True Romance)
07. Alunageorge - “You Know You Like It” (You Know You Like It - EP)
08. Kate Boy - “The Way We Are” (The Way We Are - Single)
09. Classixx - “All You’re Waiting For”(Hanging Garden)
10. Robyn - “Dancing On My Own” (Body Talk)

Do It

Get on your grind and get it. I believe in you.

01. Joker - “Do It” (Do It / Psychedelic Runway)
02. M.I.A. - “Bad Girls” (Bad Girls Single)
03. Young Jeezy - “Let’s Get It / Sky’s the Limit” (Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101)
04. Paramore - “Grow Up” (Paramore)
05. Liturgy - “Generation” (Aesthethica)
06. Marnie Stern - “Year of the Glad” (The Chronicles of Marnia)
07. Sleigh Bells - “Tell ‘Em” (Treats)
08. TNGHT - “Higher Ground” (TNGHT EP)
09. Waka Flocka Flame - “O Let’s Do It” (Flockaveli)
10. Lil B - “Motivation” (Angels Exodus)
11. Daft Punk - “Doin’ it Right (feat. Panda Bear)” (Random Access Memories)
12. Andrew WK - “Got to Do It” (I Get Wet)

I can’t be any more clear. I only want to have sex with you.

01. Hype Williams - “Your Girl Smells Chung When She Wears Dior” (One Nation)
02. Heat Wave - “I’m Fuckin’ You Tonight” (I’m Fuckin’ You Tonight)
03. James Ferraro - “Slave To Rain” (Cold)
04. Contact Lens - “Two Seater” (Free Throw Banquet)
05. Autre Ne Veut - “Play By Play” (Anxiety)
06. Win - “What’s Love If You Can Kill For Chocolate?” (Freaky Trigger)
07. Coil - “The Anal Staircase” (Horse Rotorvator)
08. My Bloody Valentine - “Slow” (You Made Me Realize)
09. Andy Stott - “Dark Details” (Passed Me By)
10. Skrillex - “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” (Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites)
11. K.K. Slider - “K.K. Cruisin’” (Animal Crossing GCN)
12. Eco Virtual - “Smog” (Virtual大気中分析)

I’m sorry for falling asleep in the middle of phone sex.

Reverse chronological order, you are going to need to narrow this down.

ARCHITECTURE IN TOKYO - “CRYSTAL POWER” (ARCHITECTURE IN TOKYO)
Topaz Gang - “Katalog” (Katalog)
SAINT PEPSI - “silhouettes” (EMPIRE BUILDING)
My Bloody Valentine - “is this and yes” (m b v)
Hantasi - “C H I L D” (R&B)
Friendzone - “Nothing Really Happens” (Kuchibiru Network 3)
Connor Coop - “Haze” (Not Going Out)
YYU - “yyyy” (TIMETIMETIME&TIME)
Three Angels - “Julian” (The Children’s Hour)
Internet Club - “Nighttime” (Final Tears)
Clams Casino - “Angels” (Instrumentals Volume 2)
BLANK BANSHEE - “WORLD VISION” (BLANK BANSHEE 0)
Air Tycoon - “Endless Forms” (Winter Purple)
XXYYXX - “About You” (XXYYXX)
Macintosh Plus - “Chill Diving With Ecco” (Floral Shoppe)
Shlohmo - “Same Time” (Bad Vibes)
Psychedelic Horseshit - “Making Out” (Laced)
Friendzone - “Perfect Skies” (Collection 1)
Friendzone - “Can’t Go Wrong” (Kuchibiru Network 2)
Giles Corey - “The Blackest Bile” (Giles Corey)
Vektroid - “Virgin Pegasus” (Telnet Erotika)
Kids and Explosions - “There Is A Burning Ball of Fire in Outer Space” (Shit Computer)
Benoit Pioulard - “A Coin on the Tongue” (Lasted)
Burial - “Etched Headplate” (Untrue)
Skywave - “Nothing Left to Say” (Synthstatic)
Sweet Trip - “Fruitcake and Cookies” (velocity.design.comfort)
Mogwai - “Tracy” (Mogwai Young Team)
Soul Coughing - “Janine” (Ruby Vroom)
Guided By Voices - “Smothered In Hugs” (Bee Thousand)
Bark Psychosis - “Big Shot” (Hex)
Swirlies - “Tree Chopped Down” (Blonder Tongue Audio Baton)
Slowdive - “Here She Comes” (Souvlaki)
Should (a.k.a shiFt) - “Soothed” (A Folding Sieve)
Secret Shine - “Sun Warmed Water” (Untouched)
Flying Saucer Attack - “Make Me Dream” (Flying Saucer Attack)
Alice In Chains - “Right Turn” (Sap)
Lush - “Monochrome” (Spooky)
Kate Bush - “Never Be Mine” (The Sensual World)
Galaxie 500 - “Oblivious” (Today)
My Bloody Valentine - “She Loves You No Less” (Ecstasy)
Sonic Youth - “Shadow of a Doubt” (EVOL)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - “On The Wall” (Darklands)
Dinosaur - “The Lung” (You’re Living All Over Me)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - “Cut Dead” (Psychocandy)
Modern Eon - “Real Hymn” (Fiction Tales)
Television - “Guiding Light” (Marquee Moon)
The Velvet Underground - “Pale Blue Eyes” (The Velvet Underground)
Pearls Before Swine - “Guardian Angels” (Balaklava)

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