I would find it easier to remember you are my best friend if you would start wearing a bra

01. My Bloody Valentine – “I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)” (Isn’t Anything)
02. Camera Obscura – “Suspended From Class” (Underachievers Please Try Harder)
03. The Smiths – “I Want The One I Can’t Have” (Meat Is Murder)
04. Bruce Springsteen – “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)” (The River)
05. Belle & Sebastian – “Your Secrets” (Your Cover’s Blown EP)
06. The Wedding Present – “Take Me!” (Bizarro)
07. The Apples In Stereo – “Benefits Of Lying (With Your Friend)” (Her Wallpaper Reverie)
08. The White Stripes – “The Denial Twist” (Get Behind Me Satan)
09. Elvis Presley - I Forgot To Remember To Forget (The Sun Sessions)


So why can’t I?

01. Primary 1 - “The Blues ft. Nina Persson” (Mess Detective)
02. Smashing Pumpkins - “Thru the Eyes of Ruby” (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
03. Tindersticks - “Yesterday Tommorrows” (The Hungry Saw)
04. Polaris - “Coronado II” (Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete)
05. Broken Social Scene - “Windusrfing Nation” (Broken Social Scene)
06. Sonic Youth - “Reena” (Rather Ripped)
07. Ratatat - “Party With Children” (LP4)
08. The Breeders - “Cannonball” (Last Splash)
09. Fancy Mike - “Ramachandran #1337 (Satanicpornocultshop’s Bleep Bloop Blorp Refix)” (Sigma Chi Primavera)
10. The Vines - “Ain’t No Room” (Highly Evolved)
11. The Strokes - “Reptilia” (Room on Fire)
12. Dinosaur Jr. - “Puke + Cry” (Green Mind)
13. Doves - “Words” (The Last Broadcast)
14. Peter Adams - “The Observatory” (I Woke With Planets In My Face)
15. T. Rex - “20th Century Boy” (Tanx - Reissue)
16. Dinosaur Pile-Up - “My Rock N Roll” (My Rock N Roll)

I hate my co-workers. Please help me.

You have my sympathy. I know that sucks. What helps me is thinking of that quote “Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.”

01. Phantom Planet - “Lonely Day” (Guest)
02. Monsters of Folk - “Say Please” (Monsters of Folk)
03. Death Cab for Cutie - “Blacking Out the Friction” (The Photo Album)
04. Komeda - “It’s Alright Baby” (Our Little Corner of the World)
05. B.J. Thomas - “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (Happy Days of the 60s)
06. Jenny Lewis - “Bad Man’s World” (Acid Tongue)
07. The Choir - “Nobody Gets a Smooth Ride” (O How the Mighty Have Fallen)
08. Beck - “End of the Day” (Sea Change)
09. Jaymay - “Blue Skies” (Autumn Fallin’)
10. The Format - “Tune Out” (Interventions and Lullabies)
11. Fiona Apple - “Extraordinary Machine” (Extraordinary Machine)
12. Sondre Lerche - “To Be Surprised” (Dan in Real Life Soundtrack)
13. Turbo Fruits - “Keppin’ On” (Keppin’ On)
14. Dolly Parton - “Working 9 to 5” (9 to 5 Soundtrack)
15. The Beatles - “We Can Work it Out” (1)
16. Gary Jules - “Mad World” (Trading Snake Oil For Wolftickets)
17. Flogging Molly - “Don’t Shut ‘Em Down” (Speed of Darkness)
18. Badly Drawn Boy - “Silent Sigh” (About a Boy)
19. Muckrakers - “Through My Door” (Front of the Parade)
20. Regina Spektor - “Better” (Begin to Hope)

Holy crap, I’m turning 21.

01. Three 6 Mafia - “Sippin’ On Some Syrup” (When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1)
02. Ladytron - “Seventeen” (Light & Magic)
03. The Strokes - “Barely Legal” (Is This It)
04. The Ramones - “Somebody Put Something In My Drink” (Animal Boy)
05. DMX - “Party Up (Up In Here)” (…And Then There Was X)
06. AC/DC - “Have A Drink On Me” (Back In Black)
07. Of Montreal - “The Party’s Crashing Us Now” (Sunlandic Twins)


Your oh-so-specific title doesn’t really give much to work with, but I decided it could be interpreted as, “Make me a mixtape to be my personal anthem/soundtrack”. I tried to select songs which, together, form a theoretical depiction of “you” as as seen by a complete stranger.

Dearest “MY MIXTAPE”, you appear to be individualistic (emphasis on “MY!”), passionate (ALL CAPS!), and taken to flights of whimsy (in that you expect someone to be able to fill a request like ‘MY MIXTAPE’).


01. NHB (Pryde Feat D’angelo) - “Ice Cream Truck” (The NHB Mixtape)
02. Motörhead - “Live To Win” (Ace of Spades)
03. Psychostick - “Caffeine” (Sandwich)
04. The Killers - “Spaceman” (Day & Age)
05. The Decemberists - “Rox In The Box” (The King is Dead)
06. OK Go - “A Good Idea At The Time” (Oh No)
07. SKisM - “Power” (Album)
08. The Books - “All Bad Ends All” (Thought for Food)
09. Boards of Canada - “Dayvan Cowboy” (The Campfire Headphase)
10. The Strokes - “Hard To Explain” (Is This It?)
11. 17 Hippies - “Schattenmann” (Heimlich)
12. The XX - “Infinity” (XX)
13. Kottonmouth Kings - “Tangerine Sky” (Rollin’ Stoned)
14. Creedance Clearwater Revival - “Fortunate Son” (Willy and the Poor Boys)
15. The Animals - “House of the Rising Sun” (The Animals)
16. Arctic Monkeys - “Riot Van” (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not)
17. Talking Heads - “Life During Wartime” (Sand In The Vaseline)
18. Pink Floyd - “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” (Delicate Sound of Thunder)

Music to listen to as I file at my soul-crushing intern position while having an existential crisis over where my future might lead

You and I are in the same boat, my friend.

01. The Strokes - “Is This It” (Is This It?)
02. Simon & Garfunkel - “The Only Living Boy In New York” (Bridge Over Troubled Water)
03. Nico - “These Days” (Chelsea Girl)
04. The Mountain Goats - “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton” (All Hail West Texas)
05. Radiohead - “The Bends” (The Bends)
06. The Shins - “New Slang” (Oh, Inverted World)
07. American Football - “But the Regrets Are Killing Me” (American Football)
08. The Dismemberment Plan - “Spider In The Snow” (Emergency & I)
09. The Weepies - “Not Your Year” (Say I Am You)
10. Zero 7 - “In The Waiting Line” (Simple Things)
11. Arcade Fire - “Wasted Hours” (The Suburbs)
12. The National - “Slow Show” (Boxer)

I had a hot fling while on vacation in a foreign country. Remind me of that excitement now that I am home, cold and alone.

01. Belle & Sebastian - “I’m A Cuckoo (Avalanches Remix)” (“I’m A Cuckoo” single)
02. Fool’s Gold - “Surprise Hotel” (Fool’s Gold)
03. El Guincho - “Antillas” (Alegranza)
04. Fair Ohs - “Jeanneret” (Women/Fair Ohs/Cold Pumas/Friendo Split 7”)
05. The Very Best - “Warm Heart Of Africa” (Warm Heart Of Africa)
06. Surfer Blood - “Take It Easy” (Astro Coast)
07. Camera Obscura - “Let’s Get Out Of This Country” (Let’s Get Out Of This Country)
08. The Black Keys - “The Lengths” (Rubber Factory)
09. Women - “Grey Skies” (Service Animal/Grey Skies 7”)
10. The Walkmen - “Canadian Girl” (You & Me)
11. Clinic - “Earth Angel” (Internal Wrangler)
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Gold Lion” (iTunes Session EP)
13. Ryan Adams - “Wonderwall” (Love Is Hell)
14. Real Estate - “Suburban Dogs” (Real Estate)
15. Bibio - “Lovers’ Carvings” (Ambivalence Avenue)

I’m sorry I broke up with you

If you’re looking to send this mix to someone as a way of saying ‘sorry’, it probably won’t work. Odds are, it’ll only increase your grief. Oh well.

Here’s to eternal regret!

01. Great Lake Swimmers - “This Is Not Like Home” (Great Lake Swimmers)
02. The Microphones - “Headless Horseman” (The Glow Pt. 2)
03. The Mountain Goats - “There Will Be No Divorce” (Daytrotter Session)
04. Marnie Stern - “Risky Biz” (Marnie Stern)
05. Menomena - “Dirty Cartoons” (Mines)
06. Modest Mouse - “Whenever I Breathe Out, You Breathe In” (Positive/Negative) (Building Nothing Out of Something)
07. Radiohead - “All I Need” (In Rainbows)
08. Deerhunter - “VHS Dream” (Weird Era Cont.)
09. Slint - “Good Morning Captain” (Spiderland)

End of Time

Do you believe in rapture babe?

01. Sufjan Stevens - “Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)” (Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State)
02. Talk Talk - “Eden” (Spirit Of Eden)
03. Liars - “Goodnight Everything” (Sisterworld)
04. TV On The Radio - “Wash The Day” (Return To Cookie Mountain)
05. Ministry - “Dream Song” (The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste)
06. Squarepusher - “Last Ap Roach” (Music Is Rotted One Note)
07. Throbbing Gristle - “Separated” (Part Two The Endless Not)
08. Angelo Badalamenti - “Laura Palmer’s Theme” (Twin Peaks Soundtrack)
09. Koji Kondo - “Last Day” (Majora’s Mask Soundtrack)
10. Venetian Snares - “Senki Dala” (Rossz Csillag Allat Született)
11. Aphex Twin - “Matchsticks” (Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2)
12. Stars Of The Lid - “Tippy’s Demise” (And Their Refinement Of The Decline)
13. M83 - “Tsubasa” (Dead Cities, Red Seas, & Lost Ghosts)

What it feels like to be barefoot all summer.

Nothing is more exhilarating than going some place new and taking your shoes off to really absorb the environment from the ground up. Summer has become too hot even for even the casual ‘flip-flop’ wearer. Take your shoes off, and let’s go someplace new.

01. Tapper Zukie - “Born to be Black” (Man Ah Warrior)
02. The Makers of the Dead Travel Fast - “Tael of a Saeghors” (Terrace Industry: M Squared Box Set)
03. Chaweewan Dumnern - “Lam Tung Wai” (V/A - The Sound of Siam)
04. Ladies K - “Waikiki” (Punch-Drunk Love soundtrack)
05. Ann Steel - “My Time” (Ann Steel)
06. Sparks - “My Other Voice” (No. 1 in Heaven)
07. Panda Bear - “Surfer’s Hymn” (Tomboy)
08. Takeshi Terauchi & His Blue Jeans - “Soma Bonodoriuta” (Let’s Go Eleki-Bushi)
09. King Tubby - “Bongo Man Dub” (Essential Dub)
10. Brewer & Shipley - “Ruby on the Morning” (Tarkio)
11. Slowdive - “Blue Skied ‘an Clear” (Pygmalion)

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