Songs for a vigilante to listen to during his nightly quest for justice.

note from mason: Some of these choices might seem a bit strange – these were picked more for their mood and musicality than for their lyrics – but I can perfectly see these accompanying some slow, panning shots of a well-dressed Stallone-type figure with an assault rifle.

01. The Raconteurs – "Store-bought Bones" (Broken Boy Soldiers)
02. Talking Heads – "Electric Guitar" (Fear of Music)
03. Agent Orange – "Bloodstains (original version)" (Living in Darkness)
04. As Tall As Lions – "Stab City " (As Tall As Lions)
05. Warsaw – "Walked In Line" (unreleased)
06. The Coachwhips – "The Alarm" (The Sound of San Francisco)
07. Thom Yorke – "And It Rained All Night" (The Eraser)
08. Spoon – "My Mathematical Mind" (Gimme Fiction)
09. The Fucking Champs – "Esprit de Corpse" (IV)
10. Fujiya & Miyagi – "Ankle Injuries" (Transparent Things)
11. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – "Ha Ha High Babe" (Take Them On, On Your Own)
12. Beck "E-Pro" (Guero)
13. Lightning Bolt "Assassins" (Wonderful Rainbow)
14. King Crimson "21st Century Schizoid Man" (In the Court of the Crimson King)

The Week of Poor Choices

note from tague: i think i know how you feel my dear. this has a lot of songs from my current feeling shitty mix.

01. The Lawrence Arms- "Minute" (A Guided Tour of Chicago)
02. Belle and Sebastian- "Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying" (If You Are Feeling Sinister)
03. Bob Dylan- "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)
04. Samiam- "Sunshine" (Astry)
05. Saturday Looks Good To Me- "Until the World Stops Spinning" (Every Night)
06. Sundowner- "Midsummer Classic" (Four One Five Two)
07. Superhopper- "It's Alright, It's Okay" (Party Killers)
08. Rilo Kiley- "A Better Son/Daughter" (The Execution of All Things)
09. Defiance, Ohio- "I'm Just Going to Leave" (Share What Ya Got)
10. Against Me!- "8 Full Hours of Sleep" (Reinventing Axl Rose)
11. Cursive- "The Night I Lost the Will to Fight" (Domestica)
12. Dan Potthast- "So Many Days" (Sweets and Meats)
13. The Draft- "Out of Tune" (In A Million Pieces)

odd little love songs for my odd little girlfriend

01. TV On The Radio - "Wolf Like Me" (Return To Cookie Mountain)
02. Her Space Holiday - "Something To Do With My Hands" (The Young Machines)
03. Aqueduct - "Dinner Mints" (Pistols At Dawn)
04. The Boy Least Likely To - "Be Gentle With Me" (The Best Party Ever)
05. I'm From Barcelona - "Treehouse" (Sing!!)
06. The Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" (Funeral)
07. The Smiths - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (The Queen Is Dead)
08. Coco Rosie - "By Your Side" (Le Maison de Mon Reve)
09. The Moldy Peaches - "Anybody Else But You" (The Moldy Peaches)

make me your girlfriend or you’ll never see me naked again.

01. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Song Against Sex" (On Avery Island)

02. Two Gallants - "Nothing To You" (The Throes)

03. Dr. Dog - "The Girl" (We All Belong)

04. Randy Newman - "Tickle Me" (Randy Newman Live)

05. Gary Wilson - "I Wanna Lose Control" (You Think You Really Know Me)

06. The Flaming Lips - "She Don't Use Jelly" (Transmissions From The Satellite Heart)

07. Broken Social Scene - "I'm Your Fag" (You Forgot It In People)

08. Daniel Johnston - "Like A Monkey In A Zoo" (Songs Of Pain)

09. Cloud Cult - "Living On The Outside Of Your Skin" (Advice From The Happy

10. Jonathan Richman - "The Girl Stands Up To Me Now" (Having A Party With Jonathan Richman)

11. The Gerbils - "Crayon Box" (Are You Sleepy?)

12. Lou Reed - "Sick Of You" (New York)

can you love two people at the same time….with the same name?

let this mix be your magic eight ball: if you can love these same-named songs at the same time, then you're good, but if you consistently feel like you have to choose one, I recommend backing off.

01. Natalie Merchant - "Carnival" (VH1 Storytellers)
02. Joan Osborne - "Pensacola" (Relish)
03. Joni Mitchell - "California" (Blue)
04. Bob Dylan - "I Want You" (Greatest Hits)
05. Richard Thompson - "Push and Shove" (Finding Better Words - The Essential Richard Thompson)
06. R.E.M. - "Catapult" (Murmur)
07. Fastball - "Damaged Goods" (All the Pain Money Can Buy)
08. The Beatles - "I Want You" (Abbey Road)
09. Amy Correia - "Carnival" (Carnival Love)
10. Rufus Wainwright - "California" (Poses)
11. Fatboy Slim feat. Justin Robertson - "Push and Shove" (Palookaville)
12. Gang of Four - "Damaged Goods" (Entertainment!)
13. Soul Coughing - "Pensacola" (El Oso)
14. Counting Crows - "Catapult" (Recovering the Satellites)

songs that make a compelling case for bringing the word “rad” back

A mix I made for this guy I started seeing earlier this year, completely "rad"-inspired: lead singer of a punk-alt rock band, a skater, the tight androgynous pants, the fedora, the Allston indie-punk bar he always goes to, the whiskey he drinks. Totally rad.
This was my way of telling him how rad I thought he was/think he is...the most rad songs I could think of; songs that would make him say, "yeah, that mix was rad...and yeah, wow, so is she".

And all in a little under 80 minutes. ;)
01. The Walkmen - "Lost In Boston" (A Hundred Miles Off)
02. The Misfits - "Hybrid Moments" (Legacy of Brutality)
03. Eagles of Death Metal - "Bad Dream Mama" (Peace Love Death Metal)
04. Devo - "Gut Feeling" (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo/DEV-O Live)
05. Nation of Ulysses - "Last Train To Cool" (Plays Pretty For Baby)
06. Mewithoutyou - "The Ghost" ([A-->B] Life)
07. The Dirtbombs - "I Can't Stop Thinking About It" (Horndog Fest)
08. Sebastien Tellier - "La ritournelle (Mr. Dan's Magic Wand mix)" (La Ritournelle (Remix) - EP)
09. Love - "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark and Hilldale" (Forever Changes)
10. My Morning Jacket - "It Beats 4 U" (Okonokos)
11. The Barbarians - "Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl" (self-titled)
12. Division of Laura Lee - "Dirty Love" (Das Not Compute)
13. Girl Talk - "Smash Your Head" (Night Ripper)
14. Patti Smith - "Gloria" (Horses)
15. The Kooks - "See The World" (Inside In/Inside Out)
16. Madlib - "Toe Fat" (Beat Konducta)
17. Arab Strap - "Love Detective" (The Red Thread)
18. The Modern Lovers - "Hospital" (self-titled)
19. Liars - "The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack" (Drums Not Dead)
20. Keny Arkana - "Outro" (Mix Tape Vol. 1: L'esquisse)
21. Zen Guerilla - "Fingers" (Positronic Raygun)
22. Concrete Blonde -"It'll Chew You Up And Spit You Out" (Still In Hollywood)

Songs to lose your sense of identity to

01. How I Became The Bomb - "Secret Identity" (Let's Go)
02. Billy Ruffian - "Masterminding My Downfall" (My Secret Life)
03. The New Pornographers - "Unguided" (Challengers)
04. Cursive - "The Night I Lost the Will to Fight" (Domestica)
05. Arcade Fire - "My Body is a Cage" (Neon Bible)
06. Pavement - "Frontwards" (Watery, Domestic)
07. The National - "Mistaken for Strangers" (Boxer)
08. Minus Story - "Stitch Me Up" (My Ion Truss)
09. Taken by Trees - "Lost and Found" (Open Field)
10. Antony & The Johnsons - "I am a Bird Now" (I am a Bird Now)
11. Mountain Goats - "Whole Wide World" (Sweden)
12. Death Cab For Cutie - "The Sound of Settling" (Transatlanticism)
13. Oasis - "Whatever" (Whatever)

The most remarkable thing about you standing in the doorway is that it’s you and you’re standing in

Keep it simple keep it short keep it sublime.

01. Young Marble Giants - "Salad Days" ( )

02. The Minutemen - "History Lesson Pt. 2" (Double Nickels on the Dime)

03. Fugazi - "Turkish Disco" (Instrument Soundtrack)

04. Antelope - "Hollow You" (Antelope)

05. Sonic Youth - "Jams Run Free" (Rather Ripped)

06. The Make-Up - "I Am Pentagon" (Save Yourself)

07. Blonde Redhead - "Chi E E Non E" (Melodie Citronique)

08. The Evens - "Blessed Not Lucky" (The Evens)

09. Pavement - "Here" (Slanted and Enchanted)

Compiled by: mome rath

Note from mome rath: I'm pretty pleased with this one, although it did turn out a bit more melancholy than I originally intended - prepare to be depressed. The quote had such a film noir feel I couldn't resist putting some of that in, maybe someone could do an alternative happier mix, perhaps starting with Going to Georgia and working forward? There's a couple of clever links if I do say so myself...

01. Bob Dylan - "Standing In the Doorway" (Bob Dylan: The Collection - Time Out of Mind)
02. Okkervil River - "Listening to Otis Redding At Home During Christmas" (Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See)
03. Carly Simon - "Film Noir" (Film Noir)
04. ? - "Farewell, My Lovely" (Oldboy OST)
05. Tom Waits - "Watch Her Disappear" (Alice)
06. Roxy Music - "2 HB" (Roxy Music)
07. Dusty Springfield - "All I See Is You" (Dusty Springfield - At Her Very Best)
08. Thee More Shallows - "Where Are You Now?" (A History of Sport Fishing)
09. Mark Isham - "Dwight and Kay" (The Black Dahlia OST)
10. Neko Case - "Knock Loud" (Neko Case - Live from Austin TX)
11. The Mountain Goats - "Going to Georgia" (Zopilote Machine)

A mix tape to listen to while delivering newspapers VERY early in the morning

I know I have had some REALLY early mornings with the job I have now and can empathise... these songs should put you in that sleep walking, zombie-robot mood just long enough for you to finish your shift and go home without falling asleep at the wheel.

01. Placebo - "In the Cold Light of Morning" (Meds)
02. Mark Knopfler - "5:15am" (Shangri-La)
03. Joy Division - "Atmosphere" (Still)
04. Rachael Cantu - "Run All Night" (Run All Night)
05. The Church - "Under the Milky Way" (Under the Milky Way: The Best of The Church)
06. Peter, Paul, and Mary - "Early Morning Rain" (Peter, Paul, and Mary LP)
07. Bob Dylan - "New Morning" (New Morning)
08. B.B. King - "Early in the Morning" (80)
09. Jack Johnson - "Tomorrow Morning" (On and On)
10. Oasis - "Morning Glory" (What's the Story) Morning Glory?

Bob Dylan impressions that, if he ever heard them, would make Dylan vomit

Nausea is the secret to his success.

01. White Stripes - "One More Cup of Coffee" (The White Stripes)
02. Blair Harvey - "Sweet Sin" (Gutter Be Gutted)
03. Joan Baez - "Love is Just a Four-Letter Word" (Any Day Now)
04. Dan Bern - "I Need You" (Fleeting Days)
05. The Wallflowers - "6th Avenue Heartache" (Bringing Down the Horse)
06. Roger McGuinn - "I'm so Restless" (Roger McGuinn)
07. Ryan Adams - "English Girls Approximately" (Love is Hell)
08. Bryan Ferry - "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" (Dylanesque)
09. Nico - "I'll Keep it With Mine" (Chelsea Girl)
10. U2 - "All Along the Watchtower" (Rattle and Hum)
11. Bright Eyes - "Make War" (Motion Sickness)

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