I want to go home.

Trust me, I want to go home too

01. AFI - "The Leaving Song" (Sing the Sorrow)

02.The New Amsterdams - "Turn Out The Light" (Story Like a Scar)

03. The Black Keys - "So He Won't Break" (Attack and Release)

04. Band of Horses -"St. Augustine" (Everything All of the Time)

05. The Annuals - "Always Do" (Such Fun)

06. Iron & Wine - "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" (The Shepherd's Dog)

07. The Berg Sans Nipple - "Along the Quai" (Along the Quai)

08. The Postal Service - "This Place is a Prison" (Give Up)

09. Azure Ray - "Displaced" (Azure Ray)

10. Tilly and the Wall -"Tall Tall Grass" (o)

11. Fiona Apple - "Sullen Girl" (Tidal)

12. Bright Eyes - "Motion Sickness" (Noise Floor: Rarities 1998-2005)

13. Cory chisel and The Wandering Sons - "Home in the Woods" (Cabin Ghosts - EP)

14. William Elliott Whitmore - "Black Iowa Dirt" (Hallways of Always)

The Banjo Makes My Heart Rejoice

01. Le Loup - "To the Stars! To The Night!" (The Throne Of The Third Heaven Of The Nations' Millennium General Assembly)
02. Mother Banjo - "Come Life" (Swing Low)
03. Sufjan Stevens - "The Transfiguration" (Seven Swans)
04. The Banjo Consorsium - "Grinkler" (A Turning One)
05. Le Loup - "Le Loup "Fear Not" (The Throne Of The Third Heaven Of The Nations' Millennium General Assembly)
06. Iron and Wine - "Promising Light" (The Creek Drank the Cradle)
07. Mumford and Sons - "The Banjolin Song" (Love Your Ground Ep)
08. Sufjan Stevens - "For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti" (Michigan)
09. Band of horses - "Monsters" (Everything All The Time)
10. Dodos - "Walking" (Visitor)
11. Broken Social Scene - "Anthem for a Seventeen Year Old Girl" (You Forgot it in People)

Songs with literary references to play in the independent book store where I work

01. David Bowie - "1984" (Diamond Dogs)

=> 1984, George Orwell
02. Radiohead - "Banana Co." (Street Spirit (Fade Out) Single)

=> A Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
03. Kate Bush - "Wuthering Heights" (The Kick Inside)

=> Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
04. The Cure - "Charlotte Sometimes" (Staring At The Sea: The Singles)

=> Charlotte Sometimes, Penelope Farmer
05. Regina Spektor - "Oedipus" (Songs)

=> Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
06. The Ramones - "Pet Sematary" (Brain Drain)

=> Pet Sematary, Stephen King
07. T.Rex - "Ride A White Swan" (20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection)

=> The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolken
08. The Decemberists - "Song for Myla Goldberg" (Her Majesty)

=> Bee Season, Myla Goldberg
09. Elefant - "Lolita" (The Black Magic Show)

=> Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
10. The Smiths - "William, It Was Really Nothing" (Hatful Of Hollow)

=> Billy Liar, Keith Waterhouse
11. Television Personalities - "A Picture of Dorian Gray" (And Don't The Kids Just Love It)

=> The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
12. The Zombies - "A Rose For Emily" (Odyssey And Oracle)

=> A Rose For Emily, William Faulkner
13. Gatsby's American Dream - "Fable" (Volcano)

=> Lord Of The Flies, William Golding

Dating mentally unstable guys is my least favorite vice

01. William Elliott Whitmore - "Does Me No Good" (Hymns For The Hopeless)
02. American Football - "I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional" (American Football)
03. Dear and the Headlights - "I'm Not Crying. You're Not Crying, Are You?" (Drunk Like Bible Times)
04. Jets To Brazil - "All Things Good And Nice" (Four Cornered Night)
05. The Descendents - "Suburban Home" (Milo Goes To College)
06. Lightspeed Champion - "All To Shit" (Falling Off The Lavender Bridge)
07. The Get Up Kids -"Impossible Outcomes" (Metroschifter: Encapsulated)
08. An Horse - "Company" (Not Really Scared)
09. This Will Destroy You - "Happiness: We're In This Together" (Young Mountain)
10. Tom Waits - "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" (Blood Money)

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01. Bloc Party - "This Modern Love" (Silent Alarm)
02. Stars - "Take Me To The Riot" (In Our Bedroom After The War)
03. Modest Mouse – "The World At Large" (Good News For People Who Love Bad News)
04. Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew – "F—ked Up Kid" (Spirit If...)
05. The Shins – "Those To Come" (Chutes Too Narrow)
06. Band of Horses – "The Funeral" (Everything All The Time)
07. Rufus Wainwright – "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (Reprise)" (Poses)
08. Sufjan Stevens – "Chicago" (Come On Feel The Illinoise!)
09. Los Campesinos! – "Heart Swells – Pacific Daylight Time" (We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed)
10. Beck – "Lost Cause" (Sea Change)

A playlist full of songs from robots who don’t think what they listen to is great enough to put in a

01. Circa Survive- "Always Getting What You Want" (Juturna)
02. Mew- "The Zookeeper's Boy" (And the Glass Handed Kites)
03. The Push Stars- "Keg On My Coffin" (Paint the Town)
04. Interpol- "Obstacle" (Turn On the Bright Lights)
05. This Town Needs Guns- "Baboon" (Animals)
06. John Frusciante- "Murderers" (To Record Only Water For Ten Days)
07. Counting Crows- "Holiday In Spain" (Films About Ghosts)
08. Mew- "Special" (And the Glass Handed Kites)
09. Ryan Adams- "Come Pick Me Up" (Heartbreaker)
10. Deftones- "Be Quiet and Drive" (Around the Fur)
11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- "Sealings" (Spiderman Three Soundtrack)
12. Travis- "Writing To Reach You" (The Man Who)
13. This Town Needs Guns- "Wanna Come Back to My Room and Listen to Some Belle and Sebastian" (And I'll Tell You For Why)
14. The Weepies- "World Spins Madly On" (Say I Am You)

You’re using our jokes with your new girl. Asshole.

Forget about that bastard. You're better than that.

01. Stars - "Your Ex Lover Is Dead" (Set Yourself On Fire)
02. Damien Rice - "Rootless Tree" (9 Crimes)
03. Los Campesinos! - "This Is How You Spell ‘Hahaha, We Destroyed The Hopes And Dreams Of A Generation Of Faux-Romantics'" (Hold On Now, Youngster…)
04. Modest Mouse- "The Good Times Are Killing Me" (Baron Von Bullshit Rides Again)
05. About - "Friends Applaud, The Comedy Is Over" (Bongo)
06. The Corrs - "I Never Loved You Anyway" (Talk On Corners)
07. Say Hi To Your Mom - "Blah Blah Blah" (The Impeccable Blahs)
08. Eels - "Last Stop: This Town" (Electroshock Blues)
09. The Elected - "My Baby's A Dick" (Me First)
10. Gomez - "Don't Make Me Laugh" (How We Operate)

Songs for Freudian Slips

Smooth & mellow interspersed with manic, awkward, funky energy; the
lurking presence of death, danger, and love gone wrong; the neutral gray area of gray matter.
Best listened to in a state of semi-consciousness or confusion.

01. Sufjan Stevens - "A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane,
But For Very Good Reasons" (Illinoise)
02. The Magnetic Fields - "Absolutely Cuckoo" (69 Love Songs)
03. of Montreal - "Everything Disappears When You Come Around" (Cherry Peel)
04. The New Pornographers - "Failsafe" (Challengers)
05. Adam Green - "We're Not Supposed to be Lovers" (Friends of Mine)
06. Badly Drawn Boy- "Walking Out of Stride" (About a Boy)
07. Radiohead - "A Wolf At The Door" (Hail To The Thief)
08. The Beatles - "Wild Honey Pie" (The White Album)
09. Sigur Rós - "Svefn-G-Englar" (Vanilla Sky)
10. Arcade Fire - "I'm Sleeping In A Submarine" (Arcade Fire)
11. Bon Iver - "The Wolves (Act I & 2)" (For Emma, Forever Ago)
12. Little Dragon - "Twice" (Little Dragon)
13. Tom Waits - "Spare Parts II and Closing" (Nighthawks at the Diner)

Songs to remind me why I moved to LA in the first place (I really am starting to hate it here)

This mix pretty much covers all the bases as to why you should stay in L.A. Whether it's drinking Hennesey with Morrisey, seeing drug-addicted hookers, or because of its proximity to Disneyland, it's all here. I tried to make the tape with as many L.A. bands as possible.

01. Art Brut - "Moving to L.A." (Bang Bang Rock and Roll)
02. Jan and Dean - "Dead Man's Curve" (Golden Hits)
03. HEALTH - "Crimewave (Crystal Castles Remix)" (DISCO)
04. The Germs - "What We Do Is Secret" (G.I.)
05. The Screamers - "Vertigo" (Live)
06. The Eyes - "Disneyland" (Dangerhouse Vol. I)
07. Patti Smith - "Redondo Beach" (Horses)
08. Elliot Smith - "Angeles" (Either/Or)
09. The Doors - "Moonlight Drive" (Strange Days)
10. No Age - "My Life's Alright Without You" (Wierdo Rippers)
11. Weezer - "Suzanne" (Mallrats Soundtrack)


01. The Dream Syndicate - "Tell Me When It's Over" (The Days of Wine and Roses)
02. Frank Black - "Los Angeles" (Frank Black)
03. Jane's Addiction - "Jane Says" (Nothing's Shocking)
04. The Deadbeats - "Let's Shoot Maria" (Dangerhouse Vol. I)
05. Beck - "The New Pollution" (Odelay)
06. The Beatles - "Blue Jay Way" (Magical Mystery Tour)
07. Black Randy - "Trouble at the Cup" (Dangerhouse Vol. I)
08. Jerry Jeff Walker - "L.A. Freeway" (Great Gonzos)
09. X - "Los Angeles" (Los Angeles)
10. The Beach Boys - "Surf's Up (Solo Piano Version)" (Good Vibrations Box)

Songs to Listen to at a Flea Market

01. The Honorary Title - "Bridge and Tunnel" (Anything Else But the
02. The Innocence Mission - "I Haven't Seen This Day Before" (Birds of My
03. Bikini Kill - "This is Not a Test" (The C.D. Version of the First Two
04. Pete Seeger - "Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)"
(Clearwater Classics)
05. Cough Cough - "Yes, I Remember" (Trip the Light Fantastic)
06. Defiance, Ohio - "Eureka!" (The Fear, The Fear, The Fear)
07. This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb - "OF Chivalry and Romance In a Dumpster"
(Dance Party With...)
08. Kimya Dawson - "Parade" (Hidden Vagenda)
09. Bull Snuff - "X Comet" (Little Legs EP)
10. Mirah - "Birthday Present" (The Old Days Feeling)
11. Devendra Banhart - "Shabop Shalom" (Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon)

Compiled by: pantsonfire

This mix includes a variety of songs derived from memories of my personal trips to flea markets. Once I bought a hermit crab. Once I bought a yin and yang ring and met a boy with long, flowing hair. This mix is a representation of the random but also the wonderful.

01. Dr. Dog - "Hang On" (Fate)

02. Simple Kid - "Staring at the Sun" (1)

03. Say Anything - "Belt" (...Is a Real Boy)

04. Built To Spill - "Strange" (Ancient Melodies of the Future Torrent)

05. Ruby Suns - "Kenya Dig It?" (Sea Lion)

06. Bon Iver - "Skinny Love" (For Emma, Forever Ago)

07. Rilo Kiley - "Portions for Foxes" (Under the Blacklight)

08. Ryan Adams - "So Alive" (Rock N Roll)

09. Land of Talk - "Some Are Lakes" (Some Are Lakes)

10. The Beatles - "Lady Madonna" (The White Album)

I masturbate to you even when I don’t want to… uh, don’t want to think of you, that is… I mean,

01. The Blow - "The Touch Me" (Bonus Album)
02. Beat Happening - "I Let Him Get To Me" (Beat Happening)
03. The Intelligence - "I Don't Want To" (Boredom and Terror)
04. Adrian Orange - "Blushing" (Bitches Is Lord)
05. The Soft Boys - "I Got The Hots" (Underwater Moonlight)
06. Parenthetical Girls - "Here's To Forgetting" ( (((GRRRLS))) Side X )
07. ESG - "You're No Good" (ESG: A South Bronx Story)
08. New Order - "Regret" (The Best Of New Order)
09. Au Pairs - "Come Again" (Playing With A Different Sex)
10. The Fiery Furnaces - "Does It Remind You Of When?" (Rehearsing My Choir)
11. Atlas Sound - "Recent Bedroom" (Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel)
12. Jackie-O Motherfucker - "Something On Your Mind" (Liberation)
13. Annie - "Helpless Fool For Love" (Anniemal)
14. The Jam - "Standards" (This Is The Modern World)

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