Singer-songwriter music for someone striving for a life of solitude in the mountains

For sitting alone on your porch, guitar in hand, surrounded on all sides by mountains and wilderness.

01. Jarrod Gorbel - “How Long” (Ten Years Older)
02. Wilco - “Sky Blue Sky” (Sky Blue Sky)
03. Iron & Wine - “Resurrection Fern” (The Shepherd’s Dog)
04. Bright Eyes - “Lua” (I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning)
05. Azure Ray - “Displaced” (Azure Ray)
06. Elliott Smith - “Angel In The Snow” (New Moon)
07. Good Old War - “My Own Sinking Ship” (Good Old War)
08. Maritime - “The Window Is The Door” (Maritime)
09. Northstar - “Two Zero Two” (Pollyanna)
10. The Morning Benders - “When We’re Apart” (Talking Through Tin Cans)
11. Cassino - “American Low” (Sounds Of Salvation)

As soon as this mixtape ends, I’m going to ask you to be my girlfriend.


01. Rhett Miller - “Question” (The Believer)
02. The Love Language - “Heart to Tell” (Libraries)
03. Jet - “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” (Get Born)
04. Backseat Goodbye - “Hello Yellow” (Nightmares Are For Dreamers)
05. Coconut Records - “Easy Girl” (Nighttiming)
06. Fink - “If I Had a Million” (Sort of Revolution)
07. Better Than Ezra - “Breathless” (Before the Robots)
08. 1990s - “See You At the Lights” (Cookies)
09. Little Joy - “Brand New Start” (Little Joy)
10. Bright Eyes - “First Day of My Life” (I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning)

My hand slipped and I drew an attractive ornamental doodle around the top of an official form for the Department of Homeland Security. What is wrong with my reflexes?

01. The Beatles - “What’s The New Mary Jane” (Anthology 3)
02. Daniel Johnston - “Jelly Beans” (Fun)
03. Culturcide - “Bruce” (Tacky Souvenirs Of Pre-Revoultionary America)
04. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Howling At The Moon” (FF>>)
05. The Shaggs - “Who Are Parents?” (Philosophy Of The World)
06. Eyeball Skeleton - “Eyeball Skeleton” (Eyeball Skeleton)
07. The Death Set - “Around the World” (Worldwide)
08. Dan Deacon - “Ohio” (Twacky Cats)
09. The Frogs - “These Are The Finest Boys I’ve Ever Seen” (It’s Only Right And Natural)
10. 3 Stars - “The Jersey Slide” (Home Schooled: The ABCs Of Kid Soul)
11. The Velvet Underground - “Sister Ray” (White Light/White Heat)

jams for kicking it loud in whatever summer we have left

These all pretty much sum up summer for me, I hope they do it for you too.

01. Jay Reatard - “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” (Watch Me Fall)
02. Weezer - “Mykel and Carli” (Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets)
03. Pavement - “Box Elder” (Westing (By Musket and Sextant))
04. Wavves - “Wavves” (Wavvves)
05. Japandroids - “Younger Us” (Younger Us 7”)
06. Girls - “Summertime” (Album)
07. Christmas Island - “Blackout Summer” (Blackout Summer)
08. Box Elder - “Hole in My Head” (Hole in My Head 7”)
09. Jacuzzi Boys - “Dock” (No Seasons)
10. YACHT - “Psychic City (Voodoo City)” (See Mystery Lights)
11. Surfer Blood - “Floating Vibes” (Astro Coast)
12. No Age - “Here Should Be My Home” (Nouns)
13. Be Your Own Pet - “Bicycle Bicycle You Are My Bicycle” (Be Your Own Pet)
14. Rainbow Bridge - “Big Wave Rider” (True Panther 7”)

I Just Don’t Like This Kind Of Living

Limbo sucks, let’s wallow.

01. Espers – “Black is the Color” (The Weed Tree)
02. Low/Dirty Three – “Cody” (In The Fishtank)
03. Bert Jansch – “Rambling’s Gonna be the Death of Me” (Bert Jansch)
04. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – “Careless Love” (Ease Down the Road)
05. Arizona Amp and Alternator – “Man on a String” (Arizona Amp and Alternator)
06. Shearwater - “Leviathan Bound” (Rook)
07. Blitzen Trapper – “Not Your Lover” (Furr)
08. Damien Jurado – “There Goes Your Man” (And Now That I’m In Your Shadow)
09. J. Tillman – “Borne Away on a Black Barge” (Luxury Wafers Sessions)
10. Simone Felice – “Don’t Wake the Scarecrow” (Live From a Lonely Place)
11. Phosphorescent – “South (of America)” (Aw Come Aw Wry)
12. Josh T. Pearson – “Honeymoon’s Great: Wish you Were Her” (Last of the Country Gentlemen)

Music for extremely happy days

01. Ducktails - “Killin’ the Vibe” (III: Arcade Dynamics)
02. Baths - “Indoorsy” (Cerulean)
03. Beach Boys - “Good Vibrations” (Smiley Smile)
04. Prince - “Delirious” (1999)
05. Fang Island - “Sideswiper” (Fang Island)
06. Harlem -“Friendly Ghost” (Hippies)
07. Kid Cudi - “Up Up and Away” (Man on the Moon: The End of Day)

Audible Existentialism

01. Baths - “The Nothing” (The Nothing/Nightly, Daily)
02. James Blake - “Wilhelm’s Scream” (James Blake)
03. Iron and Wine - “House by the Sea” (The Shepherd’s Dog)
04. Kanye West - “Lost in the World” (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
05. Radiohead - “How to Disappear Completely” (Kid A)
06. Altrice - “House Feels Empty” (Stem)
07. Warpaint - “Shadows” (The Fool)
08. Yuck - “Rubber” (Yuck)
09. The Microphones - “I Want Wind to Blow” (The Glow, Pt. 2)
10. The Magnetic Fields - “Meaningless” (69 Love Songs)
11. Sufjan Stevens - “Impossible Soul” (The Age of Adz)

she doesnt love me and im depressed

01. Barclay James Harvest - “I Can’t Go On Without You” (Barclay James Harvest)
02. Julie Felix - “Sydney Harbour” (Hota Chocolata)
03. Val Stoecklein - “Say It’s Not Over” (Gray Life)
04. John Martyn - “Don’t Want To Know” (Solid Air)
05. Double - “The Captain Of Her Heart” (Blue)
06. Tony Joe White - “Thing About You Baby” (Psychemagik Love Dub Edit)
07. Ryuichi Sakamoto - “Heartbeat” (Heartbeat)
08. Prefab Sprout - “Mercy” (Jordan: The Comeback)

My thesis is about sociology of art & aesthetics. I’m slowly losing my mind everytime I type “cultural production.”

I used to be smart too. In my philosophy thesis I had to endlessly repeat things like ‘part of no part’ and ‘immanent critique’. Keep your chin up.

01. A.R. Kane - “Crack Up” (I)
02. David Byrne - “Tiny Apocalypse” (Grown Backwards)
03. Cannonball Adderley - “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy)
04. The 13th Floor Elevators - “Don’t Fall Down” (The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators)
05. Hot Chip - “Over and Over” (The Warning)
06. Art Ensemble of Chicago - “Theme De Yoyo” (Les Stances A Sophie)
07. Balam Acab - “Regret Making Mistakes” (See Birds EP)
08. Chopin - “Prelude Op. 28 No. 2 In A Minor”
09. Deltron - “Madness” (Deltron 3030)
10. Nico - “Janitor Of Lunacy” (Desertshore)
11. Mulatu Astatke - “Gubelye” (Ethiopiques Vol. 10)
12. Geto Boys - “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” (We Can’t Be Stopped)

Best Love Songs from Movies in the 80’s

01. Simple Minds - “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (Best Of) [The Breakfast Club, 1985]
02. Bananarama - “Cruel Summer” (Bananarama) [The Karate Kid, 1984]
03. OMD - “If You Leave” (Best Of) [Pretty in Pink, 1986]
04. Human League - “Together In Electric Dreams” (Best Of) [Electric Dreams, 1984]
05. Gerard McMann - “Cry Little Sister” (Lost Boys: Soundtrack) [Lost Boys, 1987]
06. Berlin - “Take My Breath Away” (Pleasure Victim) [Top Gun, 1986]
07. Phil Collins - “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” (Hits) [Against All Odds, 1984]
08. David Bowie - “Absolute Beginners” (Singles: 1969-1993) [Absolute Beginners, 1986]
09. Peter Gabriel - “In Your Eyes” (So) [Say Anything, 1989]
10. Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - “Up Where We Belong” (The Anthology) [An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982]
11. Ann Wilson & Mike Reno - “Almost Paradise” (Footloose: Original Soundtrack) [Footloose, 1984]
12. Peter Cetera - “Glory Of Love” (Solitude/ Solitaire) [The Karate Kid II, 1986]
13. Patrick Swayze - “She’s Like The Wind” (Dirty Dancing: Original Soundtrack) [Dirty Dancing, 1987]
14. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” (Dirty Dancing: Original Soundtrack) [Dirty Dancing, 1987]
15. The Plimsouls - “A Million Miles Away” (Everywhere At Once) [Valley Girl, 1983]

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