Music That Captain Beefheart Would Proclaim Genius

I originally had 30 artists ready for the mix, but I decided to keep it short and a little more fresh. Some new, some old, no Zappa. Cappy would probably disagree with most of these. Well, he'd probably dig Caroliner

01. Foot Village - "Erecting The Wall Of Separation" (Friendship Nation)
02. Caroliner - "The Ballad of Hamdrags" (Cooking Stove Beast)
03. Deerhoof - "Dog on the Sidewalk" (Milk Man)
04. Lightning Bolt - "Assassins" (Wonderful Rainbow)
05. Boredoms - "Super You" (Super Ae)
06. Major Organ & the Adding Machine - "Walking in the Sun" (Major Organ)
07. The Residents - "Olive and Gray" (Animal Lover)
08. Animal Collective - "Leaf House" (Sung Tongs)
09. Neon Hunk - "Bunny Tails" (My Name Is Rar)
10. Lazy Magnet - "Masters of Science Fiction" (He Sought for That Magic)
11. The Music Tapes - "Song Of The Nomad Lost" (1st Imaginary Symphony)
12. The Frogs - "Men (Come on Men)" (It's Only Right and Natural)
13. Nurse with Wound - "Gusset Typing" (She and Me Fall Together in Free Death)

The Soundtrack to the Worst Haircut You’ve Ever Had

This mix is like a conversation between the haircutee and the haircutter, with the last song obviously being the haircutter's

01. Beck - "Devil's Haircut" (Odelay)
02. Alkaline Trio - "Fuck You Aurora" (Maybe I'll Catch Fire)
03. Angels and Airwaves - "The Adventure" (We Don't Need to Whisper)
04. Barenaked Ladies - "Pinch Me" (Maroon)
05. The Rolling Stones - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (Out of Our Heads)
06. Coldplay - "Don't Panic" (Parachutes)
07. Colin Hay - "Overkill" (Man At Work)
08. The Cowboy Junkies - "Murder, Tonight, In The Trailer Park" (Open Road)
09. David Gray - "Please Forgive Me" (White Ladder)

We have tricked a homophobic future investment banker into thinking my male friend desperately wants

01. The Killers - "Andy You're A Star" (Hot Fuss)
02. Dead or Alive - "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" (Youthquake)
03. Patrick Wolf - "The Magic Position" (The Magic Position)
04. Dragonette - "Take It Like A Man" (Galore)
05. Electric Six - "Gay Bar" (Fire)
06. Peaches - "Tent In Your Pants" (Impeach My Bush)
07. Hot Chip - "Ready for the Floor" (Made In the Dark)
08. Tiga - "You Gonna Want Me" (Sexor)
09. Rufus Wainwright - "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" (Poses)
10. Pink Grease - "The Nasty Show" (This Is For Real)
11. Le Tigre - "I'm So Excited" (This Island)

Songs To Make Lucky Paper Stars To

01. Patrick Wolf - "The Stars" (The Magic Position)
02. 1990s - "See You At The Lights" (Cookies)
03. The Teenagers - "Feeling Better" (Reality Check)
04. Múm - "Green Green Grass of Tunnel" (Finally We Are No One)
05. Au Revoir Simone - "Stars" (The Bird of Music)
06. The National - "Looking for Astronauts" (Alligator)
07. Josh Rouse - "Nothing Gives Me Pleasure" (Under Cold Blue Stars)
08. Broken Social Scene - "Stars and Sons" (You Forgot It It People)
09. Jack Peñate - "Spit At Stars" (Matinée)
10. St. Thomas - "You May Find A Treasure Everywhere" (Let's Grow Together)
11. The Magnetic Fields - "You and Me and The Moon" (Get Lost)
12. Joy Zipper - "Check Out My New Jesus" (The Stereo and God)
13. The Wannadies - "You & Me Song" (Skelleftea)
14. David Bowie - "Star" (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust)

Songs To Play Eight Hours of Dungeons and Dragons To

I tried to go for a general theme of adventure, with some gaming mixed in. It won't really last you eight hours, but you can set it to loop

01. Final Fantasy - "Adventure.Exe" (Has A Good Home)
02. Andrew Bird - "Action/Adventure" (Weather Systems)
03. Tokyo Police Club - "The Harrowing Adventures Of..." (Elephant Shell)
04. Blackblack - "Royal Dragon" (Japan Release)
05. Johnny Cash - "Dark As The Dungeon" (At Folsom Prison)
06. The Cure - "Play For Today" (Seventeen Seconds)
07. Vampire Weekend - "The Kids Don't Stand A Chance" (Vampire Weekend)
08. Of Montreal - "Wraith Pinned To The Mist (And Other Games)" (The Sunlandic Twins)

Stitching Night - Music to Sew By?

note from Evian: i feel like sewing to Yael Naim

01. Yael Naim - "Toxic" (Tot au Tard)
02. Yael Naim - "New Soul" (Tot au Tard)
03. Kimya Dawson - "Tire Swing" (Juno OST)
04. Beach House - "Childhood" (Beach House EP)
05. My Morning Jacket - "Golden" (It Still Moves)
06. Flunk - "Blue Monday" (Ultra Chilled 3)
07. Jeff Buckley - "Dancing In the Moonlight" (Grace)
08. Stars - "Don't Be Afraid to Sing" (Heart)

Suddenly I realize my burning desire to be a feral child!

note from Whiles: Can I just say what an awesome topic this is? Also, this mix contains both songs about being AND wanting to be wild animals.

01. Brian Setzer- "Stray Cat Strut" (Stray Cats)

02. T Rex- "Seagull Woman" (1970)

03. The Indigo Girls- "Chickenman" (1200 Curfews)

04. The Magnetic Fields- "Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits" (69 Love Songs Vol 1)

05. Skip James- "Catfish" (She Lyin')

06. They Might Be Giants- "Dr. Worm" (Severe Tire Damage)

07. The Troggs- "Wild Thing" (The Best of the Troggs)

08. The Roches- "Damned Old Dog" (The Roches)

09. R.E.M.- "Wolves, Lower" (Dead Letter Office)

10. T Rex- "Rabbit Fighter" (The Slider)

11. The Mamas and the Papas- "Dancing Bear" (The Mamas and the Papas)

12. R.E.M.- "Swan, Swan Hummingbird" (Life's Rich Pageant)

13. The Magnetic Fields- "A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off" (69 Love Songs Vol 1)

14. Warren Zevon- "Werewolves of London" (Exciteable Boy)

15. Duran Duran- "Hungry Like The Wolf" (Greatest)

Side A: Top 5 songs to play on the way to prom. Side B: Top 5 songs to play on the way home from pro

note from Jess: The best songs are, of course, songs that you and your friends know and like to sing along to. Since you and I aren't friends (yet?) I made this mix from memories of my friends and my prom. I remember there was a lot of pre-nostalgia to prom, so I tried to incorporate as much of that as I could on both sides. Side A is for getting ready to party like you are almost out of high school, Side B is for quiet reflection/makeouts.

Side A:

01. The Dismemberment Plan - "Tonight We Mean It" (Is Terrified)

02. LCD Soundsystem - "North American Scum" (Sound Of Silver)

03. The Magnetic Fields - "The Sun Goes Down And The World Goes Dancing" (69 Love Songs)

04. Joe Jackson - "Kinda Kute" (I'm The Man)

05. The Mountain Goats - "This Year" (The Sunset Tree)

Side B:

01. The Clientele - "Bookshop Casanova" (God Save The Clientele)

02. Devendra Banhart - "Quetate Luna" (Cripple Crow)

03. Mirah - "La Familia" (You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This)

04. Jeff Buckley - "Everybody Here Wants You" (Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk)

05. The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??" (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)

Got everything I need on my back and ready to see the world.

01. Bright Eyes - "Another Travillin' Song" (I'm Wide Awake, Its Morning)

02. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Graceland" (Graceland EP)

03. The Hush Sound - "Crawling towards the Sun" (So Sudden)

04. The Brunettes - "If You Were Alien" (Structure & Cosmetics)

05. The Mountain Goats - "Sax Rohmer, #1" (Heretic Pride)

06. Metric - "Dead Disco (Old World Underground, Where Are You Now)

07. Modest Mouse - "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" (The Moon and Antarctica)

My lady and I aren’t really a whole lot like Jack and Diane.

note from whiles: this mix is about unusual love affairs

01. Hot Hot Heat- "Goodnight, Goodnight" (Elevator)

02. Jack Johnson- "Do You Remember" (In Between Dreams)

03. Frank Sinatra- "My Funny Valentine" (Babes in Arms)

04. Everclear- "You Make Me Feel Like A Whore" (Sparkle and Fade)

05. The Clash- "Should I stay Or Should I Go" (Combat Rock)

06. The Doors- "Love Me Two Times" (Strange Days)

07. Jars of Clay- "I Need You" (Furthermore: From the Studio/From the Stage)

08. Goldfrapp- "Strict Machine" (Black Cherry)

09. Chris Isaak- "Wicked Game" (Heart Shaped World)

10. Jewel- "Everyone Needs Someone Sometimes" (This Way)

11. Everclear- "Here We Go Again" (Songs From an American Movie Vol 1)

12. George Michael- "Father Figure" (Ladies and Gentlemen)

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