why oh why can’t I hold my liquor anymore?!

We’ll be middle aged children, but so what?

01. Guided By Voices - “Pendulum” (Same Place The Fly Got Smashed)
02. The Replacements - “Swinging Party” (Tim)
03. Beck - “Crystal Clear (Beer)” (Stereopatheticsoulmanure)
04. Guided By Voices - “Drinker’s Peace” (Same Place The Fly Got Smashed)
05. Frank Black - “Headache” (Teenager Of The Year)
06. Aqueduct - “Growing Up With GNR” ( I Sold Gold)
07. Dead Kennedys - “Too Drunk To Fuck” (Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death)
08. The Specials - “Friday Night, Saturday Morning” (Singles Collection)

The Songs Every Interesting Person Should Know

Step 1: Know these songs. Step 2: Have stories to go along with them.

01. Scott Walker - “Jackie” (Scott 2)
02. Antena - “Camino Del Sol” (Camino Del Sol)
03. Iceberg Slim - “Broadway Sam” (Reflections)
04. Manuel Gottsching - “Quiet Nervousness” (E2-E4)
05. Coil - “Triple Sons and the Ones You Bury” (… And the Ambulance Died In His Arms)
06. Flipper - “Sex Bomb” (Album Generic Flipper)
07. Lou Reed - “Perfect Day” (Transformer)
08. Soft Cell - “Tainted Love” (Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret)
09. Memphis - “I’ll Do Whatever You Want” (A Little Place In the Wilderness)
11. Angels of Light - “Not Here / Not Now” (We Are Him)
12. Subeena - “Picture” (Picture/Spectrum)


01. Loreena McKennit - “Incantation” (An Ancient Muse)
02. David Arkenstone - “Behind Walls of Stone” (The Celtic Book of Days)
03. Vas - “Inamorata” (In the Garden of Souls)
04. nR Element - “Adesso e Fortuna: Records of Lodoss War” (Miscommunication)
05. Britney Spears - “Lace and Leather” (Circus)
06. Dar Williams - “You Rise and Meet the Day” (My Better Self)
07. Cusco - “Eros and Psyche” (Inner Journeys: Myth and Legends)
08. Natasha Bedingfield - “Pocketful of Sunshine” (Pocketful of Sunshine)
09. Sonata Arctica - “The Cage/Vodka” (For the Sake of Revenge)
10. Ludo - “The Horror of Our Love” (You’re Awful, I Love You)
11. Nightwish - “She Is My Sin” (Wishmaster)
12. Boys Like Girls - “Learning to Fall” (Boys Like Girls)
13. Elán - “Slave to Love” (Bryan Ferry Cover)
14. Love/Hate - “Slave Girl” (Blackout in the Red Room)

Fuck you, fuck me, fuck everything in the world

Fuck the world, man. Bullshit don’t matter anyways. A mix with a combination of genres and artists, pumped full of anger and sarcasm. I also tried to avoid the obvious…somewhat.

01. Mindless Self Indulgence - “Stupid MF” (You’ll Rebel to Anything)
02. My Chemical Romance - “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” (Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge)
03. Alexisonfire - “Boiled Frogs” (Crisis)
04. Dir En Grey - “CLEVER SLEAZOID” (Marrow of a Bone)
05. Bo Burnham - “Words, Words, Words” (Words, Words, Words)
06. Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows - “If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is” (D.R.U.G.S)
07. Serj Tankian - “The Unthinking Majority” (Elect The Dead)
08. We Are Scientists - “Rules Don’t Stop Me” (Barbara)
09. Chiodos - “Baby, You Wouldn’t Last a Minute on the Creek” (All’s Well that Ends Well)
10. Overkill - “Fuck You” (!!!FUCK YOU!!!)

I’ve had a crush on you for three years, but you don’t know it and now you have a girlfriend and I’m in a relationship but I still want you

01. Martha Wainwright - “Bleeding All Over You” (I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too)
02. Vertical Horizon -“Everything You Want” (Everything you Want)
03. Sweet Thing - “Change of Seasons” (Sweet Thing)
04. Veruca Salt - “One Last Time” (Eight Arms To Hold You)
05. Rilo Kiley - “Does He Love You?” (More Adventurous)
06. Miss Li - “Oh Boy” (Late Night Heartbroken Blues)
07. Florrie - “Give Me Your Love” (Introduction EP)
08. Ida Maria - “Drive Away My Heart” (Fortress ‘round My Heart)
09. Diamond Rings - ” You & Me” (Special Affections)

I would find it easier to remember you are my best friend if you would start wearing a bra

01. My Bloody Valentine – “I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)” (Isn’t Anything)
02. Camera Obscura – “Suspended From Class” (Underachievers Please Try Harder)
03. The Smiths – “I Want The One I Can’t Have” (Meat Is Murder)
04. Bruce Springsteen – “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)” (The River)
05. Belle & Sebastian – “Your Secrets” (Your Cover’s Blown EP)
06. The Wedding Present – “Take Me!” (Bizarro)
07. The Apples In Stereo – “Benefits Of Lying (With Your Friend)” (Her Wallpaper Reverie)
08. The White Stripes – “The Denial Twist” (Get Behind Me Satan)
09. Elvis Presley - I Forgot To Remember To Forget (The Sun Sessions)


So why can’t I?

01. Primary 1 - “The Blues ft. Nina Persson” (Mess Detective)
02. Smashing Pumpkins - “Thru the Eyes of Ruby” (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
03. Tindersticks - “Yesterday Tommorrows” (The Hungry Saw)
04. Polaris - “Coronado II” (Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete)
05. Broken Social Scene - “Windusrfing Nation” (Broken Social Scene)
06. Sonic Youth - “Reena” (Rather Ripped)
07. Ratatat - “Party With Children” (LP4)
08. The Breeders - “Cannonball” (Last Splash)
09. Fancy Mike - “Ramachandran #1337 (Satanicpornocultshop’s Bleep Bloop Blorp Refix)” (Sigma Chi Primavera)
10. The Vines - “Ain’t No Room” (Highly Evolved)
11. The Strokes - “Reptilia” (Room on Fire)
12. Dinosaur Jr. - “Puke + Cry” (Green Mind)
13. Doves - “Words” (The Last Broadcast)
14. Peter Adams - “The Observatory” (I Woke With Planets In My Face)
15. T. Rex - “20th Century Boy” (Tanx - Reissue)
16. Dinosaur Pile-Up - “My Rock N Roll” (My Rock N Roll)

I hate my co-workers. Please help me.

You have my sympathy. I know that sucks. What helps me is thinking of that quote “Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.”

01. Phantom Planet - “Lonely Day” (Guest)
02. Monsters of Folk - “Say Please” (Monsters of Folk)
03. Death Cab for Cutie - “Blacking Out the Friction” (The Photo Album)
04. Komeda - “It’s Alright Baby” (Our Little Corner of the World)
05. B.J. Thomas - “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (Happy Days of the 60s)
06. Jenny Lewis - “Bad Man’s World” (Acid Tongue)
07. The Choir - “Nobody Gets a Smooth Ride” (O How the Mighty Have Fallen)
08. Beck - “End of the Day” (Sea Change)
09. Jaymay - “Blue Skies” (Autumn Fallin’)
10. The Format - “Tune Out” (Interventions and Lullabies)
11. Fiona Apple - “Extraordinary Machine” (Extraordinary Machine)
12. Sondre Lerche - “To Be Surprised” (Dan in Real Life Soundtrack)
13. Turbo Fruits - “Keppin’ On” (Keppin’ On)
14. Dolly Parton - “Working 9 to 5” (9 to 5 Soundtrack)
15. The Beatles - “We Can Work it Out” (1)
16. Gary Jules - “Mad World” (Trading Snake Oil For Wolftickets)
17. Flogging Molly - “Don’t Shut ‘Em Down” (Speed of Darkness)
18. Badly Drawn Boy - “Silent Sigh” (About a Boy)
19. Muckrakers - “Through My Door” (Front of the Parade)
20. Regina Spektor - “Better” (Begin to Hope)

Holy crap, I’m turning 21.

01. Three 6 Mafia - “Sippin’ On Some Syrup” (When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1)
02. Ladytron - “Seventeen” (Light & Magic)
03. The Strokes - “Barely Legal” (Is This It)
04. The Ramones - “Somebody Put Something In My Drink” (Animal Boy)
05. DMX - “Party Up (Up In Here)” (…And Then There Was X)
06. AC/DC - “Have A Drink On Me” (Back In Black)
07. Of Montreal - “The Party’s Crashing Us Now” (Sunlandic Twins)


Your oh-so-specific title doesn’t really give much to work with, but I decided it could be interpreted as, “Make me a mixtape to be my personal anthem/soundtrack”. I tried to select songs which, together, form a theoretical depiction of “you” as as seen by a complete stranger.

Dearest “MY MIXTAPE”, you appear to be individualistic (emphasis on “MY!”), passionate (ALL CAPS!), and taken to flights of whimsy (in that you expect someone to be able to fill a request like ‘MY MIXTAPE’).


01. NHB (Pryde Feat D’angelo) - “Ice Cream Truck” (The NHB Mixtape)
02. Motörhead - “Live To Win” (Ace of Spades)
03. Psychostick - “Caffeine” (Sandwich)
04. The Killers - “Spaceman” (Day & Age)
05. The Decemberists - “Rox In The Box” (The King is Dead)
06. OK Go - “A Good Idea At The Time” (Oh No)
07. SKisM - “Power” (Album)
08. The Books - “All Bad Ends All” (Thought for Food)
09. Boards of Canada - “Dayvan Cowboy” (The Campfire Headphase)
10. The Strokes - “Hard To Explain” (Is This It?)
11. 17 Hippies - “Schattenmann” (Heimlich)
12. The XX - “Infinity” (XX)
13. Kottonmouth Kings - “Tangerine Sky” (Rollin’ Stoned)
14. Creedance Clearwater Revival - “Fortunate Son” (Willy and the Poor Boys)
15. The Animals - “House of the Rising Sun” (The Animals)
16. Arctic Monkeys - “Riot Van” (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not)
17. Talking Heads - “Life During Wartime” (Sand In The Vaseline)
18. Pink Floyd - “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” (Delicate Sound of Thunder)

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