Songs for driving with the window down in October

01. Nick Drake - “Man in a Shed” (Five Leaves Left)
02. Oneohtrix Point Never - “Zones Without People” (Zones Without People)
03. CAVE - “O J” (Neverendless)
04. Papa M - “Up North Kids” (Live From a Shark’s Cage)
05. New Order - “Age of Consent” (Power, Corruption & Lies)
06. Joanna Newsom - “Monkey & Bear” (Ys)
07. Barn Owl - “Pale Star” (Lost in the Glare)
08. Delicate Steve - “Don’t Get Stuck (Proud Elephants)” (Wondervisions)
09. Jim O’Rourke - “Life Goes Off” (Insignificance)
10. Emeralds - “Candy Shoppe” (Does It Look Like I’m Here?)

I feel disconnected from my friends, families, and even body: the world is an interesting place

There are so many ways to organize this playlist, because disconnect starts in so many ways. This is how it went for me; hope you can feel these songs the same way.

01. Arcade Fire - “Neighborhood #2 (Laika)” (Funeral)
02. Modest Mouse - “A Different City” (The Moon and Antarctica)
03. Cold War Kids - “Hang Me Up to Dry” (Robbers and Cowards)
04. Fiona Apple - “Sullen Girl” (Tidal)
05. Goo Goo Dolls - “Broadway” (Dizzy Up the Girl)
06. Glen Hansard - “Say It to Me Now” (Once)
07. The Postal Service - “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” (Give Up)
08. Third Eye Blind - “How’s It Going To Be” (Third Eye Blind)
09. The Shins - “Young Pilgrims” (Chutes Too Narrow)
10. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Two-Headed Boy” (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
11. Oberhofer - “Dead Girls Dance” (o0OoO0o)
12. The Shins - “Caring is Creepy” (Oh, Inverted World)
13. Animal Collective - “No More Runnin” (Merriweather Post Pavillion”
14. Tonic - “Flower Man” (X Files: The Album)
15. Iron & Wine - “Trapeze Swinger” (Around the Well)
16. Jason Mraz - “Tonight, Not Again” (Tonight, Not Again: Live)

Songs to listen to while I laugh at the people on

01. Unknown - “The Addams Family Theme” (The Addams Family)
02. Ingrid Michaelson - “Be OK” (Be OK)
03. The Rolling Stones - “She Smiled Sweetly” (The Royal Tenenbaums Soundtrack)
04. Belle & Sebastian - “Family Tree” (Fold Your Hands, Child, You Walk Like a Peasant)
05. Warren Zevon - “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” (Freaks and Geeks Soundtrack)
06. Ben Folds Five - “Uncle Walter” (Ben Folds Five)
07. Gwen Stefani - “Cool” (L.A.M.B.)
08. MC Hammer - “Can’t Touch This” (Old School Hip Hop Party)
09. The Fratellis - “Flathead” (Costello Music)
10. Weezer - “Pork and Beans” (Red Album)
11. The Killers - “Smile Like You Mean It” (Hot Fuss)
12. No Doubt - “Different People” (Tragic Kingdom)
13. Fatboy Slim - “Praise You” (You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby)
14. Randy Newman - “Strange Things” (Toy Story Soundtrack)
15. Komeda - “It’s Alright, Baby” (Our Little Corner of the World)
16. Oliver & Company - “Why Should I Worry?” (Oliver & Company)
17. Vampire Weekend - “Cousins” (Contra)
18. Louis Armstrong - “The Home Fire” (Fresh Beats)
19. The Kooks - “Bus Song” (Eddie’s Gun)
20. Scissor Sisters - “Take Your Mama” (Scissor Sisters)

Smoke Weed Every Day

01. Sublime - “Smoke Two Joints” (40oz to Freedom)
02. Spearhead - “Ganja Babe” (Chocolate Supa Highway)
03. Madvillain - “America’s Most Blunted” (Madvillainy)
04. Quasimoto - “Astro Travellin” (The Unseen)
05. Afroman - “Because I Got High” (The Good Times)
06. Freddie Gibbs - “Personal OG” (Str8 Killa)
07. Kanye West - “Get em’ High” (The College Dropout)
08. Das Racist - “Deep Ass Shit (You’ll Get it When You’re High)” (Shut Up, Dude)

Sitting on my roof at night smoking cigarettes

01. Feist - “Graveyard” (Metals)
02. J Mascis - “Several Shades of Why” (Several Shades of Why)
03. Peter Wolf Crier - “Settling It Off” (Garden of Arms)
04. Lia Ices - “Grown Unknown” (Grown Unknown)
05. Wye Oak - “Holy Holy” (Civilian)
06. Slow Club - “Two Cousins” (Two Cousins - Single)
07. Beirut - “Goshen” (The Rip Tide)
08. YAWN - “Acid” (YAWN EP)
09. Wanda Jackson - “Like a Baby” (The Party Ain’t Over)
10. Jessica Lea Mayfield - “Trouble” (Tell Me)
11. R E A L M A G I C - “No Things Left” (R E A L M A G I C)

I need something to listen to in the morning. Something that makes the day seem like it’s going to be a good one!

This is what i usually like to listen to in the morning. Hopefully this will make your morning that much better and inspire you to have a good day!

01. The Beatles - “Dear Prudence” (White Album)
02. Youth Lagoon - “Afternoon” (The Year of Hibernation)
03. Xavier Rudd - “The Mother” (Food in the Belly)
04. Radical Face - “Doorways” (That Time of The Month Vol. 6)
05. Family of the Year - “Chugjug” (Through the Trees)
06. Fleet Foxes - “Helplessness Blues” (Helplessness Blues)
07. Passion Pit - “Little Secrets” (Manners)
08. Chairlift - “Bruises” (Does You Inspire You)
09. Angus & Julia Stone- “Big Jet Plane” (Down the Way)
10. Eddie Vedder - “Rise” (Into the Wild)
11. Matt & Kim - “Daylight” (Grand)
12. The Drums - “Lets Go Surfing” (The Drums)

I need a good mix to listen to on a sunny day with a beautiful girl who may or may not like me. Hopefully this mix tape will help decide that

01. Matt Costa - “Sunshine” (Songs We Sing)
02. Coldplay - “Strawberry Swing” (Viva La Vida)
03. Best Coast - “This Is Real” (When I’m With You - Single)
04. The Smiles - “California Girls” (Hermosa - EP)
05. Joe Purdy - “Wash Away” (Julie Blue)
06. Pernice Brothers - “Weakest Shade of Blue” (Yours, Mine & Ours)
07. Islands - “Jogging Gorgeous Summer” (Return To Sea)
08. Best Coast - “When I’m With You” (Crazy For You)
09. Jason Mraz - “I’m Yours” (We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.)
10. Sufjan Stevens - “Chicago” (Illinois)
11. Tennis - “Long Boat Pass” (Cape Dory)
12. Bob Dylan - “I Want You” (Blonde on Blonde)
13. Jeremy Messersmith - “Knots” (The Reluctant Graveyard)
14. Kaolin - “Parton Vite” (Parton Vite - Single)

Songs for an an angsty teenage girl who just found out, for the hundredth time, that the guy who shes sleeping with, the one who is way too old for her, totally screwed her over. again.

01. Luther Ingram - “If Loving You Is Wrong” (Banks, Hampton And Jackson)
02. Say Hi To Your Mom - “Northwestern Girls” (The Wishes And The Glitch)
03. The Smiths - “This Night Has Opened My Eyes” (Complete John Peel Sessions)
04. Grizzly Bear - “Foreground” (Veckatimest)
05. of Montreal - “Requiem For O.M.M. 2” (The Sunlandic Twins)
06. Astrud Gilberto - “The Girl From Ipanema” (Finest Hour)
07. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Alisa” (House Arrest)
08. Hefner - “Another Better Friend” (Breaking God’s Heart)
09. Broken Social Scene - “Lover’s Spit” (Beehives)
10. Girls - “Hellhole Retrace” (Album)
11. Os Mutantes - “Meu Refrigerador Nao Funciona” (Meu Refrigerador Nao Funciona)
12. She & Him - “Sentimental Heart” (Volume One)
13. Stars - “The Big Fight” (Set Yourself On Fire)
14. Yo La Tengo - “Today Is The Day” (Summer Sun)

Riding a bear into the sunset

Not knowing what to listen to when riding your bear cinematically into the distance. We’ve all been there. Hope this helps!

01. Natsumen- “Newsummerboy” (NEVER WEAR OUT yOUR SUMMER xxx!!!)
02. Boredoms- “(STAR)” (Vision Creation Newsun)
03. Dinowalrus- “Electric Car. Gas Guitar” (%)
04. Oneida- “Number Nine” (Each One Teach One)
05. OOIOO- “Be Sure To Loop” (Feather Float)
06. Neu!- “Hallogallo”(Neu 1)
07. Flying Lotus- “Breathe . Something/Stellar STar” (Los Angeles)
08. Glenn Branca- “Lesson No.2” (The Ascension)
09. Akron/Family- “Sun Will Shine (Warmth Of The Sunship Version)” (Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free)
10. Late of the Pier- “The Bears are Coming” (The Bears are Coming)

Songs for Stargazing

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell.

Gotta love W.H. Auden.

01. Beirut - “Nantes” (The Flying Club Cup)
02. Sufjan Stevens - “Niagara Falls” (Michigan)
03. DeVotchKa - “The Clockwise Witness” (A Mad And Faithful Telling)
04. The Antlers - “Epilogue” (Hospice)
05. The Velvet Underground - “Sunday Morning” (The Velvet Underground & Nico)
06. The xx - “Night Time” (The xx)
07. Ra Ra Riot - “Ghost Under Rocks” (The Rhumb Line)
08. The Postal Service - “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” (Give Up)
09. Elliott Smith - “Between The Bars” (Either/Or)
10. The Smiths - “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” (Strangeways, Here We Come)

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