What Thoreau Would Have Listened to While Writing Walden

There's something so mystifying about nature that it compels us to write about it. And oh boy does Thoreau know how to squeeze out the deepest of our quintessential emotions and transfer it on to paper. Not only that, but the messages the book portrays are now seemingly more prevalent in the present day than back in 1854 when it was published! Anywho, the funny thing is that I happen to actually be reading Thoreau's Walden in my AP Environmental class as we speak; it's actually laying ideally by me right now. Fancy that! Anyhow, if through some time warp I was able to send Thoreau a modern day mix tape, this is what I would have in mind:
01. Devendra Banhart - "Little Yellow Spider" (Nino Rojo)
02. Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - "11:11" (The Swimming Hour)
03. Elf Power - "The Sun is Forever" (The Winter is Coming)
04. Fleet Foxes - "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" (Ragged Wood)
05. Neutral Milk Hotel - "The King of Carrot Flowers Pt.1" (In An Aeroplane Over The Sea)

06. The Grateful Dead - "Box of Rain" (American Beauty)

07. Iron and Wine - "Teeth in the Grass" (Our Endless Numbered Days)

08. M.Craft - "Dragonfly" (Silver and Fire)

09. The Phoenix Foundation - "Sea World" (Pegasus)

10. Rogue Wave - "Be Kind + Remind" (Out of the Shadow)

11. Simon and Garfunkel - "A Hazy Shade of Winter" (Bookends)

12. Vashti Bunyan - "Come Wind Come Rain" (Just Another Diamond Day)

13. The Vines - "Sun Child" (Winning Days)

Songs that will make me vomit with homesickness

This would have been way easier had I known where you were from. "Mairead" sounds Irish, but I've made an ass of myself more than once making assumptions like that. As such, I went with your standard treatment of "wistful melancholia." Hope it works for you

01. Bon Iver - "Re: Stacks" (For Emma, Forever Ago)
02. Hotel Lights - "Stumbling Home Winter Blues" (Hotel Lights)
03. Oasis - "Don't Go Away" (Be Here Now)
04. Ben Gibbard/Andrew Kenny - "You Remind Me of Home" (Home Volume V)
05. Foo Fighters - "Next Year" (There is Nothing Left to Lose)
06. Kings of Convenience - "Homesick" (Riot on an Empty Street)
07. Casiotone For the Painfully Alone - "Bobby Malone Moves Home" (Etiquette)
08. Iron & Wine - "Sunset Soon Forgotten" (Our Endless Numbered Days)
09. Novi Split - "Leaving It" (Album)
10. The Everybodyfields - "Leaving" (Plague of Dreams)
11. Great Lake Swimmers - "Passengers" (Ongiara)
12. Rocky Votolato - "White Daisy Passing" (Makers)

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There's something about seeing the fam that makes me tingle with affection and narcissism. No, but really, is there anything better than sleeping in your own bed again? There really is no comfort that's equivalent

01. Stars - "On Peak Hill" (Nightsongs)
02. Great Lake Swimmers - "This is Not Like Home" (Great Lake Swimmers)
03. Beach House - "Childhood" (Beach House)
04. The Rosebuds - "Blue Bird" (Birds Make Good Neighbors)
05. Slightly Stoopid - "Leaving On a Jetplane" (Everything You Need)
06. Sparklehorse - "Gold Days" (It's a Wonderful Life)
07. The Mountain Goats - "Wild Sage" (Get Lonely)
08. Bob Dylan - "Girl from the North Country" (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)
09. Cat Power - "Lost Someone" (Jukebox)
10. Devendra Banhart - "I Feel Just Like a Child" (Cripple Crow)
11. Elf Power - "Will My Feet Still Carry Me Home" (A Dream in Sound)
12. Fleet Foxes - "Your Protector" (Ragged Wood)

I Just Had My Pocket Vacuumed

I chose this prompt because, coincidentally, I just had my pocket vacuumed.
Can I say, it was majestical?
01. Dean Martin - "That's Amoré" (Greatest Hits)
02. David Bowie - "Jean Genie" (Alladin Sane)
03. The Magnetic Fields ­- "How Fucking Romantic" (69 Lovesongs)
04. Tintern Abbey ­- "Vacuum Cleaner" (Nuggets Vol. 2)
05. Frank Sinatra ­- "Pocket Full of Miracles" (Greatest Hits)
06. Elliott Smith ­- "All Cleaned Out" (New Moon)
07. Aimee Mann ­- "I Was Thinking I Could Clean Up for Christmas" (Forgotten
Arm)
08. James Brown ­- "Hot Pants" (Greatest Hits)
09. Todd Schneider ­- "Iron Mike's Main Man's Last Request" (East Nashville
Skyline)
10. Weezer ­- "Tired of Sex" (Pinkerton)
11. Traveling Wilburys ­- "Where Were You Last Night?" (Volume 3)
12. Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglova ­- "Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker
Guy" (Once Soundtrack)
13. Hoyt Axton ­ "Beezlbub's Laughter" (My Griffin Is Gone)

I had to remake all of my childhood memories so you could be real.

01. Boy Least Likely To - "My Tiger My Heart" (The Best Party Ever)

02. The Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" (Funeral)

03. M83 - "Kim & Jessie" (Saturdays=Youth)

04. Sufjan Stevens - "The Predatory Wasp of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!" (Come On Feel The Illinoise!)

05. The Unicorns - "I Was Born (A Unicorn)" (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?)

06. Bright Eyes - "First Day of My Life" (I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning)

07. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Over And Over Again (Lost & Found)" (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)

08. The Decemberists - "Red Right Ankle" (Her Majesty the Decemberists)

I hate school. I hate school. I hate school. I hate school.

01. Sex Pistols - "Schools Are Prisons" (Pirates of Destiny)
02. Death Cab For Cutie - "Summer Skin" (Plans)
03. Action Action - "Paper Cliche" (An Army Of Shapes Between Wars)
04. Gatsby's American Dream - "Theater" (Volcano)
05. Neil Diamond - "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" (Just For You)
06. The Hush Sound - "Tides Change" (So Sudden)
07. Me First And The Gimme Gimme's - "Tomorrow" (Are A Drag)
08. Tegan And Sara - "Monday Monday Monday" (If It Was You)
09. Head Automatica - "Graduation Day" (Popaganda)
10. The Killers - "Everything Will Be Alright" (Hot Fuss)

Stitching Night - Music to Sew By Pt II

01. Ólöf Arnalds - "Klara" (Við Og Við)
02. Amiina - "Seoul" (Kurr)
03. Josephine Foster - "There Are Eyes Above" (Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You)
04. múm - "Marmalade Fires" (Go go smear the poison ivy)
05. Vashti Bunyan - "Just Another Diamond Day" (Just Another Diamond Day)
06. Seabear - "I Sing I Swim" (The ghost that carried us away)
07. Sigur Rós - "Starálfur" (Ágætis byrjun)
08. Laura Marling - "Ghosts" (Alas I Cannot Swim)
09. Final Fantasy - "This is the Dream of Win and Regine" (Has A Good Home)
10. Sufjan Stevens - "Decatur" (Illinois)
11. Björk - "Cover Me" (Post)
12. Joanna Newsom - "Only Skin (Ys)

I’ve cut my foot and the floor’s full of salt.

01. Air - "High School Lover" (The Virgin Suicides OST)
02. Martha Wainwright - "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Factory EP)
03. The Beatles - "Yesterday" (Help!)
04. The Bravery - "The Ocean" (The Sun And The Moon)
05. The Velvet Underground - "I'm Waiting For The Man" (The Velvet Underground & Nico)
06. Pagoda - "The Happy Song" (House Of Worship)
07. The Hush Sound - "You Are The Moon" (Like Vines)
08. Bright Eyes - "Arienette" (Fevers And Mirrors)
09. Gregory And The Hawk - "Season Poem" (In Your Dreams)
10. Marie Laforêt - "Les Jeux Interdits"
11. Cat Power - "Blue" (Jukebox)
12. Arcade Fire - "My Body Is A Cage" (Neon Bible)
13. And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - "Will You Smile Again" (Worlds Apart)

I need three songs to send my exboyfriend in a package containing his sweatshirt and a piece of art

01. Amiel - "Lovesong" (Audio Out)
02. Basia Bulat - "Sugar and Spice" (Basia Bulat)
03. The Research - "Lonely Hearts Still Beat the Same" (Breaking Up)

Yes, it was me. I threw the burrito at your windshield AGAIN.

01. Tilly and the Wall - "Pot Kettle Black" (o)
02. Pretty Girls Make Graves - "If You Hate Your Friends, You're Not Alone" (Good Health)
03. The Blood Brothers - "Spit Shine Your Black Clouds" (Young Machetes)
04. Alkaline Trio - "Cringe" (Goddammit)
05. The Glad Version - "Ambulance" (Make Islands)
06. Of Montreal - "Suffer for Fashion" (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)
07. Fishboy - "Halftime at the Proper Name Spelling Bee" (Albatross)
08. The Faint - "Agenda Suicide" (Danse Macabre)
09. The Ramones - "We Want the Airwaves" (Mania)
10. Against me! - "Baby, I'm an Anarchist" (Reinventing Axl Rose)

A mix tape for wondering if TMT is fucking serious about Neutral Milk Hotel

Yes, we are.

01. Neutral Milk Hotel - "King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1" (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)

02. Beck - "Hell Yes" (Guero)

03. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland, 1945" (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)

04. Tullycraft- "Pop Songs Your Boyfriend Is Too Stupid To Know About" (The Singles)

05. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Everything Is" (Everything Is EP)

06. Von Hemmling - "China Star (Wild Hemmling)

07. Neutral Milk Hotel - Gardenhead (On Avery Island)

08. The Olivia Tremor Control - "Define a Transparent Dream" (Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk At Cubist Castle)

09.Neutral Milk Hotel - "Naomi" (On Avery Island)

10. Of Montreal - "Dustin Hoffman's Wife Comes Home" (Early Four Track Recordings)

12. Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)

13. Circulatory System - "Waves of Bark and Light" (Circulatory System)

13. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Untitled" (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)

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