I’ve been gone for a year and I miss my cat more than my boyfriend

songs for the passing of a mother & the passing of time // knowing her love still touches you and everything she could give you lives on in that

The day I realized my Mom could also be my best friend was one of the most important days of my life. She’ll always be there for you, babe.

01. Bon Iver - “Calgary” (Bon Iver)
02. Colin Hay - “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” (Transcendental Highway)
03. Aphex Twin - “Avril 14th” (Drukqs)
04. The Mountain Goats - “Woke Up New” (Get Lonely)
05. LCD Soundsystem - “Someone Great” (Sound Of Silver)
06. Jonsi - “Around Us” (Go)

I went to the beach with my family but I miss my boyfriend and I came to the beach to go to the beach, not to shop

Aren’t I enough for you?

01. Waxahatchee - “Lively” (Cerulean Salt)
02. Phosphorescent - “Song for Zula” (Muchacho)
03. Andrew Bird - “Fake Palindromes” (The Mysterious Production of Eggs)
04. Pavement - “Summer Babe (Winter Version)” (Slanted & Enchanted)
05. Grimes - “Symphonia IX (my wait is u)” (Visions)
06. Destroyer - “Blue Eyes” (Kaputt)
07. The Velvet Underground and Nico - “I’m Waiting for the Man” (The Velvet Underground and Nico)
08. Okkervil River - “Unless It’s Kicks” (The Stage Names)
09. Yo La Tengo - “Our Way to Fall” (And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out)
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Y Control” (Fever to Tell)
11. Ghostface Killah - “Big Girl” (Fishscale)
12. Bill Callahan - “Riding for the Feeling” (Apocalypse)

Songs for Your Complex Romantic Crisis The Details of Which Are Irrelevant

01. Donnie and Joe Emerson - “BABY” (Dreamin’ Wild)
02. The Clientele - “(I Want You) More Than Ever” (Suburban Light)
03. Cass McCombs - “County Line” (Wit’s End)
04. Tindersticks - “Feel The Sun” (The Hungry Saw)
05. This Mortal Coil - “I Want To Live” (Filigree & Shadow)
06. Ride - “Dreams Burn Down” (Nowhere)
07. The Magnetic Fields - “You’re My Only Home” (69 Love Songs Vol.2)
08. Have A Nice Life - “Bloodhail” (DeathConscienceness)
09. Bruce Springsteen - “The River” (The River)
10. Blue Nile - “She Saw the World” (High)
11. Cocteau Twins - “The Spangle Maker” (Lullubies to Violaine)
12. The Chameleons - “P.S. Goodbye” (What Does Anything Mean?)

A mixtape to read a Cormac McCarthy novel.

There’s an album by Earth called Hex, Or Printing In The Infernal Method, which is pretty influenced by McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, you might enjoy that. In the meantime:

01. Set Fire To Flames - “Your Guts Are Like Mine” (Telegraphs In Negative/Mouths Trapped In Static)
02. Six Organs Of Admittance - Spirits Abandoned (Dark Noontide)
03. Set Fire To Flames - “Wild Dogs Of The Thunderbolt , ‘They Cannot Lock Me Up… I Am Eternally Free…’ (From Lips Of Lying Dying Wonder Body #2)” (Sings Reign Rebuilder)
04. Earth - “Raiford (The Felon Wind)” (Hex, Or Printing In The Infernal Method)
05. Richard Thompson - Treadwell No More (Grizzly Man Soundtrack)
06. Ernst Reijseger - “Child’s Footprint Duo” (Cave Of Forgotten Dreams Soundtrack)
07. Eyvind Kang - “Rabianara” (Athlantis)
08. Odetta - “Another Man Done Gone” (Sings Ballads and Blues)
09. Wolves In The Throne Room - “Permanent Changes In Consciousness” (Celestial Lineage)
10. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - ‘Piphany Rambler (Kollapz Tradixionales)

Songs to drink out of a coconut and lay out on the Tulum beach to.

corvette summer:
crushed ice
tequila
grapefruit juice
lime slice
float soda water

01. Kim Fowley - “The Trip” (60s Indie Garage)
02. Dirty Gold - “California Sunrise” (Roar)
03. El Guincho - “Novias” (Pop Negro)
04. Beach Fossils - “Youth” (Beach Fossils)
05. Ducktails - “Backyard” (Ducktails LP)
06. Puro Instinct - “Lost At Sea” (Headbangers In Ecstasy)
07. The Beach Boys - “All I Wanna Do” (Sunflower)
08. Best Coast - “Sun Was High (So Was I)” (California Girls)
09. Toro Y Moi - “Talamak” (Causers Of This)
10. Twin Sister - “Lady Daydream” (Color Your Life)

Songs to impress the hot Nottingham, UK hipster boys when I study abroad

As a Brit I wish you well on studying here and making fun of our accents! This is a standard pastime, we forgive you.

01. Maps & Atlases - “Everyplace Is A House” (Trees, Swallows, Houses)
02. Explosions In The Sky - “Day Two” (The Rescue)
03. Johnny Foreigner - “Jess, You Got Yr Song, Now Leave” (Vs. Everything)
04. Slint - “Don, Aman” (Spiderland)
05. The Arctic Monkeys - “You Probably Couldn’t See for the Lights but You Were Staring Straight at Me” (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not)
05. Dananananaykroyd - “Think And Feel” (There Is A Way)
06. Belle & Sebastian - “A Summer Wasting” (The Boy With The Arab Strap)
07. Chad VanGaalen - “City Of Electric Light” (Soft Airplane)
08. The Pop Group - “She Is Beyond Good And Evil” (Y)
09. James Blake - “I Mind” (James Blake)
10. Frank Turner - “Romantic Fatigue” (Sleep Is For The Week)
11. Los Campesinos! - “Life Is a Long Time” (Hello Sadness)
12. The Flaming Lips - “Watching The Planets” (Embryonic)

White girl trying to find love in Japan

01. The Books - “Tokyo” (The Lemon of Pink)
02. The Flaming Lips - “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1” (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
03. Bright Eyes - “Another Travelin’ Song” (I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning)
04. The Magnetic Fields - “Absolutely Cuckoo” (69 Love Songs, Vol. 1)
05. Iain Archer - “Canal Song (End of Sentence)” (Soleil / Canal Song (End of Sentence) - Single)
06. YUI - “Summer Song” (Summer Song)
Miniature Tigers - “Japanese Woman Living in My Closet” (F O R T R E S S)
07. Discovery - “Osaka Loop Line” (LP)
Camera Obscura - “French Navy” (My Maudlin Career)
08. Shugo Tokumaru - “Parachute” (Exit)
09. Laura Veirs - “July Flame” (July Flame)
10. Discovery Feat. Angel Deradoorian - “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” (LP)

My best friend has moved to Michigan, now Im watching the Gregg Araki movies we loved and feeling sad.

It’s hard to find things without romantic overtones, so you might have to interpret some of these with platonic ears.

01. Sufjan Stevens- “Say Yes! To Michigan!” (Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lake State)
02. Ride - “Vapour Trail” (Nowhere)
03. Mojave 3 - “Trying to Reach You” (Excuses For Travelers)
04. Slowdive - “Allison” (Souvlaki)
05. Galaxie 500 - “Strange” (On Fire)
06. Husker Du - “Sorry Somehow” (Candy Apple Grey)
07. The Smashing Pumpkins - “Spaceboy” (Siamese Dream)
08. Air - “Highschool Lover” (The Virgin Suicides [Original Soundtrack])
09. Hum - “Songs of Farewell and Departure (You’d Prefer an Astronaut)
10. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “Kurt Cobain’s Cardigan” (Single)

Here’s a mix for you, girlfriend who moved to China for a year.

01. Brian Eno - “Burning Airlines Give You So Much More” (Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
02. John Cale / Bob Neuwirth - “Old China” (Last Day On Earth)
03. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - “Chinese Rocks” (L.A.M.F. Revisited)
04. Leonard Cohen - “Suzanne” (Songs Of Leonard Cohen)
05. John Zorn - “Shangai” (The Best Of Film Works: 20 Years Of Soundtrack Music)
06. Can - “Peking-O” (Tago Mago)
07. China Crisis - “Wishful Thinking” (Working With Fire And Steel: Possible Pop Songs, Vol. 2)
08. John Cale - “Chinese Envoy” (Music For A New Society)
09. Radio Tarifa - “Oye China” (Rumba Argelina)
10. Iggy Pop - “China Girl” (The Idiot)

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