Songs to bluff that I know about cool Australian music

Check out track 2 here and track 19 here

01. Jasmine Loop Control - "Pinky for the Lung" (Eetterin Kutsumus)
02. Melange - "Novel the Limbo Bunny"
03. Tangled Thoughts of Leaving - "The Banshee" (Tiny Fragments)
04. The Panda Band - "Eyelashes" (The Vital Chapter)
05. Yves Klein Blue - "Polka" (Draw Attention To Themselves)
06. The Panics - "Don't Fight It" (Cruel Guards)
07. Whitley - "I Remember" (The Submarine)
08. New Buffalo - "Cheer Me Up Thank You" (Somewhere, Anywhere)
09. John Butler Trio - "Betterman" (Sunrise Over Sea)
10. Nick Cave - "Do You Love Me?" (Let Love In)
11. Ash Grunwald - "Take The Drop" (Give Signs)
12. Chris Pickering - "All or Nothing" (Ghost City)
13. Mojo Webb - "Rosebery Jam" (The Burden)
14. Steve Tallis and The Holy Ghosts - "My Hands Are On Fire" (Loko)
15. Xavier Rudd - "Fortune Teller" (Food In The Belly)
16. The Grates - "Feels Like Pain" (Gravity Won't Get You High)
17. Sarah Blasko - "All Coming Back" (The Overture & The Underscore)
18. Cut Copy - "Feel The Love" (In Ghost Colours)
19. Ajax - "Dance Till Dawn"

A David Bowie mix for someone who doesn’t realize that most of what she listens to is directly inspi

You may be familiar with most of these already, as they are some of Bowie's most well-known and therefore most influential songs, so it's a good starting point

01. David Bowie - "Young Americans" (Young Americans)
02. David Bowie - "Oh! You Pretty Things" (Hunky Dory)
03. David Bowie - "Soul Love" (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
04. David Bowie - "Fame" (Young Americans)
05. David Bowie - "Wild is the Wind" (Station to Station)
06. David Bowie - "Black Country Rock" (The Man Who Sold the World)
07. David Bowie - "Rock and Roll Suicide" (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
08. David Bowie - "Rebel Rebel" (Diamond Dogs)
09. David Bowie - "China Girl" (Let's Dance)
10. David Bowie feat. James Maynard Keenan and John Frusciante – "Bring Me the Disco King (Lohner Remix)" (Underworld)

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)


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