Songs to forget you are forty

A mix of peppy and/or fuzzy songs.

01. Sunny Side Up - “Corporate Control” (Corporate Control)
02. Matt & Kim - “AM/FM Sound” (Sidewalks)
03. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - “All Hail Dracula!” (Let It Sway)
04. Tokyo Police Club - “Not Sick” (Champ)
05. Belle & Sebastian - “Come On Sister” (Belle and Sebastian Write About Love)
06. Math The Band - “Tour de Friends” (Don’t Worry)
07. Quiet Company - “It’s Better To Spend Money Like There’s No Tomorrow Than Spend Tonight Like There’s No Money” (Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon)
08. Passion Pit - “Live To Tell the Tale” (Chunk Of Change EP)
09. The Aquabats - “My Skateboard” (Fury Of The Aquabats)

Songs Sung by Boys, For Boys

If that’s what you need, this is what you get: immature little punk-asses.

01. Weezer - “No One Else” (The Blue Album)
02. Guided by Voices - “A Salty Salute” (Alien Lanes)
03. The Stooges - “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (The Stooges)
04. Mission of Burma - “The Ballad of Johnny Burma” (Vs.)
05. Oasis - “She’s Electric” ((What’s the Story) Morning Glory)
06. MC5 - “Kick Out the Jams” - (Kick Out the Jams)
07. Pavement - “Perfume-V” (Slanted & Enchanted)
08. The Ramones - “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue” (The Ramones)
09. The Replacements - “Bastards of Young” (Tim)
10. Jawbreaker - “Indictment” (24 Hour Revenge Therapy)

Every time I get into my car, I just want to keep driving and never look back.

I get that feeling all the time so I can relate. I’ve yet to give in to the urge but some days the pull is strong. The mix is a bit heavy on Canadians, but there is quite a bit of open road up here. I hope you enjoy it.

01. Rural Alberta Advantage - “Four Night Rider” (Hometowns)
02. R.E.M. - “Drive” (Automatic For The People)
03. The Buttless Chaps - “Caboose” (Where The Night Holds Light)
04. Islands - “Jogging Gorgeous Summer” (Return To The Sea)
05. The Rheostatics - “Stolen Car” (The Nightline Sessions)
06. Dan Mangan - “Road Regrets” (Nice, Nice, Very Nice)
07. Fred Eaglesmith - “I Ain’t Ever Giving In” (Falling Stars And Broken Hearts)
08. Joanna Newsome - “Good Intention Paving Company” (Have One On Me)
09. NQ Arbuckle - “Postcard From Princess” (X O K)
10. Hayden - “Dynamite Walls” (Skyscraper National Park)

I am going on a road trip to Wales from England with my friend. We would like to listen to music whilst in the car.

I don’t drive, so I’m just guessing what’s decent driving music.

01. Guided By Voices - “Alright” (Alien Lanes)
02. Catatonia - “Londinium” (Equally Cursed And Blessed)
03. PJ Harvey - “The Last Living Rose” (Let England Shake)
04. Black Mountain - “Let Spirits Ride” (Wilderness Heart)
05. Guided By Voices - “Motor Away” (Alien Lanes)
06. Euros Childs - “Spin That Girl Around” (unreleased, so converted a youtube video to mp3 http://www.listentoyoutube.com/download.php?video=dVgBvJyoG_Y [low quality])
07. Explosions In The Sky - “Trembling Hands” (Take Care, Take Care, Take Care)
08. The Flaming Lips - “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 2” (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
09. Deerhoof - “Midnight Motorcycle Mystery” (The Runners Four)
10. My Bloody Valentine - “(When You Wake) You’re Still In A Dream” (Isn’t Anything)
11. The Go! Team - “Buy Nothing Day” (Rolling Blackouts)
12. Mogwai - “San Pedro” (Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will)
13. Muse - “Starlight” (Black Holes & Revelations)
14. The Fall - “Bury Pts. 1 + 3” (Your Future Our Clutter)
15. tUnE-yArDs - “Gangsta” (w h o k i l l)
16. Deerhoof - “Secret Mobilization” (Deerhoof vs. Evil)
17. Do Make Say Think - “Do” (Other Truths)
18. British Sea Power - “We Are Sound (Extended Version)” (Valhalla Dancehall Alternative Versions And Demos, or the one on Valhalla Dancehall if you can’t get that)
19. Manic Street Preachers - “The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever” (Postcards From A Young Man)
20. Deerhoof - “Wrong Time Capsule” (The Runners Four)
21. The Flaming Lips - “Silver Trembling Hands” (Embryonic)
22. Anna Calvi - “Suzanne & I” (Anna Calvi)
23. Manic Street Preachers - “Don’t Be Evil” (Postcards From A Young Man)
24. Guided By Voices - “Blimps Go 90” (Alien Lanes)
25. Grandaddy - “A.M. 180” (Under The Western Freeway)
26. Mogwai - “Helicon 1” (Ten Rapid)

I want to walk home instead of taking the bus.

This playlist will inspire at its outset, interrogate at its midpoint, and console during its tragic and inescapable conclusion.

01. Elephant’s Memory - “Takin’ A Walk” (Elephant’s Memory)
02. King Tee - “Played Like A Piano” (At Your Own Risk)
03. Bob van Asperen - “Concerto d-moll BWV 1059 - 2” (Concertos For Solo Harpsichord)
04. Ghost Office - “Xylitol” (Unreleased)
05. SebastiAn - “Victimo” (Steak OST)
06. Scott Walker - “The Old Man’s Back Again (Dedicated To The Neo-Stalinist Regime)” (SCOTT 4)
07. Rhymefest - “Devil’s Pie” (Blue Collar)
08. Blind Blake - “Walkin’ Across The Country” (All The Published Sides, Volume #3: 1928)
09. Budos Band - “Chicago Falcon” (The Budos Band II)
10. Peg Leg Sam Jackson - “Walking Cane” (Appalachian Blues)
11. Mwana Talitambula - “The Child Will Never Walk” (Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda”

I’m Taking An Epic Dump On Top Of The Rocky Mountains

01. Queen - “Don’t Stop Me Now” (Jazz)
02. The Who - “I Can See For Miles” (The Who Sell Out)
03. Louis Armstrong - “What A Wonderful World” (Louis Armstrong All Time Hits)
04. Michael Jackson - “This Is It” (This Is It)
05. Led Zeppelin - “Over The Hills and Far Away” (Houses of the Holy)
06. Kanye West - “Power” (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
07. Tommy Roe - “Dizzy” (Dizzy)

Songs to leave town to

sweet freedom.

01. Fleet Foxes - “Ragged Wood” (Ragged Wood)
02. Tokyo Police Club - “Graves” (Elephant Shell)
03. Pinback - “Fortress” (Summer in Abaddon)
04. Wolfmother - “Vagabond” (Wolfmother)
05. Local Natives - “Eyes Wide” (Gorilla Manor)
06. The Cloud Room - “Waterfall” (The Cloud Room)
07. Circa Survive - “Strange Terrain” (Blue Sky Noise)
08. Smith Westerns - “Weekend” (
09. Local Natives - “Eyes Wide” (Gorilla Manor)
10. The Cloud Room - “Waterfall” (The Cloud Room)
11. Circa Survive - “Strange Terrain” (Blue Sky Noise)
12. GUARDS - “Sail it Slow” (GUARDS ep)
13. Wavves - “Take on the World” (King of the Beach)
14. Hot Hot Heat - “Middle of Nowhere” (Elevator)

Road Trip With My Best Friend, Mom.

01. Harry Nilsson - “Everybody’s Talkin’” (Midnight Cowboy Soundtrack)
02. Canned Heat - “Going Up The Country (Living The Blues)
03. Anthony Green - “Dear Child (I’ve Been Dying To Reach You)” (Avalon)
04. Bright Eyes - “Another Traveling Song” (I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning)
05. The Wallflowers - “I’m Looking Through You” (I Am Sam Soundtrack)
06. Peter and the Wolf - “Safe Travels” (Lightness)
07. The Box Tops - “The Letter” (Neon Rainbow)
08. Tom Petty - “It’ll All Work Out” (Let Me Up, I’ve Had Enough)
09. Pearl Jam - “Just Breathe” (The Fixer)
10. Bob Dylan - “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)
11. Elton John - “My Father’s Gun” (Tumbleweed Connection)
12. Stars - “Heart” (Heart)
13. Thunderclap Newman - “Something In The Air” (Hollywood Dream)
14. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - “Silver and Gold” (Streetcore)

Songs for driving home in the middle of the night

(Side A is softer music to coincide with the kind of thoughts that middle-of-the-night driving tends to invoke. See also: most of Bob Dylan’s work. Side B is energetic or loud stuff to keep you awake when you start falling asleep.)

Side A.
01. Just Joans - “What Do We Do Now” (Hey, Boy… You’re Oh So Sensitive)
02. No More Kings - “About Schroeder” (No More Kings)
03. Snow Patrol - “Make This Go On Forever” (The Planets Bend Between Us)
04. A Fine Frenzy - “Almost Lover” (One Cell In The Sea)
05. The Delgados - “Make Your Move” (The Great Eastern)
06. K’s Choice - “Already There” (Almost Happy)
07. Vienna Teng - “Passage” (Warm Strangers)
08. Ally Kerr - “The Sore Feet Song” (Calling Out To You)
09. Straylight Run - “Existentialism On Prom Night” (Straylight Run )
10. Sia - “Breathe Me” (Colour the Small One)

Side B.
01. Alkaline Trio - “Private Eye” (From Here To Infirmary)
02. Calvin Harris - “Colours” (I Created Disco)
03. Harvey Danger - “Cream and Bastards Rise” (Little By Little)
04. Lights - “Lions!” (The Listening)
05. Ludo - “Love Me Dead” (You’re Awful, I Love You)
06. Hellogoodbye - “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn” (Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!)
07. Say Anything - “She Won’t Follow You” (Say Anything)
08. Crystal Castles - “Courtship Dating” (Crystal Castles)
09. Talking Heads - “Take Me To The River” (More Songs About Buildings And Food)
10. Silbermond - “Blaue Augen” (Nichts Passiert)

Music for mountains

Music for staring at holy mountains in southern India.

01. Grizzly Bear - “Southern Point” (Vectamist)
02. Deaf Center - “White Lake” (Pale Ravine)
03. Boards Of Canada - “You Could Feel The Sky” (Geogaddi)
04. Lone - “Sharpest View Of The Sun” (Cluster Dreams)
05. Colleen - “Floating In The Clearest Night” (The Golden Morning Breaks)
06. Jaco Pastorius- “Portrait Of Tracy” (Jaco)
07. GSY!BE - “Moya” (Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada)
08. Rachels - “Anytime Soon” (Systems/Layers)
09. Clint Mansell - “Death Is The Road To Awe” (The Fountain OST)
10. Lightning Bolt - “Dracula Mountain” (Wonderful Rainbow)

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