Songs for my new boyfriend, who plays D&D and loves Pink Floyd

01. Metallica - “The Call of Ktulu” (Ride The Lightning)
02. Led Zeppelin - “The Battle Of Evermore” (Led Zeppelin IV)
03. Frank Zappa - “Eat That Question” (The Grand Wazoo)
04. Dungen - “Ta Det Lugnt” (Ta Det Lugnt)
05. Deerhoof - “Siriustar” (The Runners Four)
06. Cluster - “Caramba” (Zuckerzeit)
07. Atlas Sound - “Bite Marks” (Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel)
08. Can - “Yoo Doo Right” (Cannibalism I)

Songs to listen to at the bottom of the ocean

The sea is emotion incarnate…

01. Aphex Twin - “Film” (Come To Daddy)
02. David Bowie - “Subterraneans” (Low)
03. Tortoise - “I Set My Face To The Hillside” (TNT)
04. The Essex Green - “The Late Great Cassiopia” (The Long Goodbye)
05. Royksopp - “She’s So” (Melody A.M.)
06. Dirty Beaches - “True Blue” (True Blue b/w Sweet 17)
07. The Church - “Under The Milky Way” (Starfish)
08. Tom Middleton - “Sea of Glass” (Lifetracks)
09. Broadcast - “Minim” (Haha Sound)
10. Beach House - “Other People” (Bloom)
11. The Flaming Lips - “What Is The Light?” (Soft Bulletin)
12. The Durutti Column - “For Belgian Friends” (Factory Dance)
13. The Cure - “The Same Deep Water As You” (Disintegration)
14. Felt - “Red Indians” (Absolute Classic Master Pieces)
15. Timbre Timbre - “Black Water” (Black Water)
16. The Wake - “Melancholy Man” (Here Comes Everybody)
17. The Ladybug Transistors - “Six Times” (The Albemarle Sound)
18. Cocteau Twins - “Blue Bell Knoll” (Blue Bell Knoll)
19. The Velvet Underground - “Ocean” (V.U)
21. The Orchids - “Some Kind of Eden” (Striving for the Lazy Perfection)
20. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - “How I Long” (How I Long To Feel That Summer)
21. Yo La Tengo - “Green Arrow” (I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One)

Songs that build to unreachable heights

01. Sara Bareilles - “Gravity” (Little Voice)
02. Regina Spektor - “Eet” (Far)
03. Dan Deacon - “Wham City” (Spiderman of the Rings)
04. The Dark Ash Project - “The Dark Room” (Untitled Album)
05. The Airborne Toxic Event - “Sometime Around Midnight” (Sometime Around Midnight)
06. Snow Patrol - “New York” (Fallen Empires)
07. Portugal. The Man - “Sleep Forever” (BIRP! August 2011)

Lovely but maudlin: bittersweet tunes for autumn

I love autumn.

01. Led Zeppelin - “D’yer Mak’er “
02. Aphex Twin - “Joyrex tape track 1”
03. UNKLE - “Rabbit in Your Headlights”
04. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - “Summertime”
05. Lana Del Rey - “Trash”
06. The Black Angels - “Last Vietnam War”
07. The Cure - “Lovesong”
08. Lou Reed - “Perfect Day”
09. Pink Floyd - “Pigs (Three different ones)”
10. The Doors - “The end (apocalypse now version)”

No less than 8 songs about oranges.

I wouldn’t call these songs “good.”

01. Pink Floyd - “Apples And Oranges” (Shine On)
02. Talk Show - “Peeling An Orange” (Talk Show)
03. They Might Be Giants - “Asheville (The Orange Peel)” (They Got Lost [Rarities])
04. Freya - “Oranges” (Tea With The Queen)
05. Eliza Carthy - “Oranges And Sea Salt” (Dreams Of Breathing Underwater)
06. Leddra Chapman - “Picking Oranges” (Telling Tales)
07. B.C. Camplight - “Oranges In Winter” (Hide, Run Away)
08. Bright Eyes - “Bowl Of Oranges” (Keep Your Ear To The Ground)
09. The Splinters - “Oranges” (The Splinters EP)
10. James Keelaghan - “Woodsmoke And Oranges” (Home)
11. The Countdown Kids - “Oranges And Lemons” (100 All Time Children’s Favorites)
12. A-Ha “Oranges On Apple Trees” (Lifelines)

More than 8 songs! BOOM.

13. The Mountain Goats - “Song For An Old Friend” (Bitter Melon Farm)

I’m 3,000 miles away from my friends and family and i miss them so much, it’s making me depressed

01. Christy Moore - “Missing You” (Live At The Point)
02. Lost In The Trees - “Walk Around The Lake” (All Alone In An Empty House)
03. The Low Anthem - “Home, I’ll Never Be” (Oh My God, Charlie Darwin)
04. Midlake - “Head Home” (The Trials Of Van Occupanther)
05. Neil Young - “Are You Ready For The Country?” (Harvest)
06. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - “More News From Nowhere” (Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!)
07. The Young Veins - “Take A Vacation” (Take a Vacation)
08. Adele - “Hometown Glory” (19)
09. Laura Marling - “Goodbye England” (I Speak Because I Can)
10. Crystal Fighters - “At Home” (Stars Of Love)
11. LCD Soundsystem - “Home” (This Is Happening)

Songs for a 20 year old’s life crisis.

01. Beck - “The Golden Age” (Sea Change)
02. Elliot Smith - “Needle In the Hay” (Elliot Smith)
03. The Jesus & Mary Chain - “Some Candy Talking” (Psychocandy)
04. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - “David Bowie I Love You (Since I Was Six)” (Take It From the Man!)
05. Built To Spill - “I Would Hurt a Fly” (Perfect From Now On)
06. Chad VanGaalen - “Peace On The Rise” (Diaper Island)
07. Nico - “These Days” (Chelsea Girl)
08. Spacemen 3 - “Lord Can You Hear Me” (Playing With Fire)
09. Modest Mouse - “3rd Planet” (The Moon & Antarctica)
10. The XX - “Crystalised” (XX)
11. Bon Iver - “Re: Stacks” (For Emma, Forever Ago)

Headphones on. Eyes closed. Music: take me away. ALTERNATE VERSION.

01. Aglaia - “The Mysterious Fish Named Kun” (3 Organic Experiences)
02. Midnight Movies - “Words for a Love Song” (Midnight Movies)
03. TV on the Radio - “Mr. Grieves” (Young Liars EP)
04. Funkadelic - “Maggot Brain” (Maggot Brain)
05. My Bloody Valentine - “Honey Power” (Tremelo EP)
06. The Big Pink - “Velvet” (A Brief History of Love)
07. The Weeknd - “Echoes of Silence” (Echoes of Silence)
08. Sigur Ros - “Sæglópur” (Takk…)
09. Johnny Greenwood - “Moon Trills” (Bodysong)
10. Battles - “Tonto” (Battles)
11. Devendra Banhart - “At the Hop” (Niño Rojo)
12. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - “Motherfucker=Redeemer (Part One)” (Yanqui U.X.O.)
13. Cocteau Twins - “Donimo” (Treasure)

It’s now been a full moon for three days, has space stopped?

01. R.E.M - “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” (Document)
02. Muse - “Supermassive Black Hole” (Black Holes and Revelations)
03. Pink Floyd - “Brain Damage” (Dark Side of the Moon)
04. Rancid - “Red Hot Moon” (Indestructible)
05. Brooks & Dunn - “Neon Moon”(Brand New Man)
06. Porno for Pyros - “Tahitian Moon” (Good Gods Urge)
07. The Lawrence Arms - “Your Gravest Words” (Apathy and Exhaustion
08. Dave Matthews Band - “Satellite” (Under the Table and Dreaming)
09. Third Eye Blind - “Red Star” (Red Star EP)
10. Counting Crows - “Recovering The Satellites” (Recovering The Satellites)
11. The Killers - “Spaceman” (Day & Age)
12. Radiohead - “Paranoid Android” (OK Computer)

I chased my dreams…failed…and now I’m 25, back to reality, with a 9 to 5 job.

“I think somehow you need to get to a certain point in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.”

01. The Olivia Tremor Control - “NYC 25” (Dusk At Cubist Castle)
02. Damien Jurado - “Predictive Living” (Caught In The Trees)
03. Okkervil River - “Wake And Be Fine” (I Am Very Far)
04. Mojave 3 - “When You’re Drifting”(Excuses for Travellers)
05. Wilco - “When You Wake Up Feeling Old”(Summerteeth)
06. Cat Power - “Great Expectations” (Myra Lee)
07. Memphis Slim - “Mother Earth” (At The Gate Of The Horn)
08. The Clientele - “Five Day Morning”(Suburban Lights)
09. Lambchop - “The Daily Growl” (Is a Woman)
10. Ariel Pink - “Envelops Another Day” (The Doldrums)
11. Luna - “Lost In Space” (Penthouse)
12. Beirut - “The Penalty” (Flying Club Cup)
13. Mount Eerie - “I Walked Home Behoulding” (Ocean Roar)
14. Karl Blau - “Into The Nada” (Beneath Waves)
15. The Mountain Goats - “Hebrews 11:40” (Life Of The World To Come)
16. Neko Case - “Wish I Was The Moon” (Blacklisted)
17. Songs: Ohia - “Farewell Transmission” (Magnolia Electric Co.)
18. Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire - “Case In Point” (The Swimming Hour)
19. Deer Tick - “Ashamed” (War Elephant)

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