Mixtape Monday: I’m Sorry, What Was The Question?

01. “They Call It Love? …Wow” by Pikelet
02. “Who is She?” by I Monster
03. “Do You Love Me?” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
04. “May I Call You Doll?” by No Knife
05. “whatgrows?” by Lotus Plaza
06. “Have You Seen the Light?” by Adorable
07. “Can You Blame Me?” by Her Space Holiday
08. “What Else is There?” by Röyksopp
09. “Is There No-One In Your World But You?” by The Manson Family
10. “Are You Going to Leave Me?” by Isobel Campbell
11. “Kenya Dig It?” by The Ruby Suns
12. “What’s That Sound?” by Michael Andrews
13. “Hey! Hey!, Can U Relate?” by Nightmares On Wax
14. “What Are We Waiting For?” by Amiina
15. “Now You Like Me How?” by Woodpigeon
16. “How Am I Not Myself?” by Shocking Pinks
17. “Where Were You?” by Parachutes
18. “Road to Where?” by The 39Steps
19. “What Use?” by Tuxedomoon

Learning and learning and more learning. There is no real rhyme or reason to this mixtape, except the burning need for questions answered and the douse of water that never comes.

You can listen to this mixtape right here! Enjoy it, please.

Mixtape Monday: Trying To Understand What You Believe

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01. “In Heaven” by The Lady in the Radiator from Eraserhead (1977)
02. “A Catholic Skin” by The Birthday Party
03. “Overnite Religion” by Kurt Vile
04. “My Angel Rocks Back and Forth” by Four Tet
05. “God’s Golden Sperm” by Death in June
06. “Heaven” by Talking Heads
07. “Jesus” by Mar
08. “Choir of Angels” by Big White Clouds
09. “Judas” by Depeche Mode
10. “Love Letters From Hell” by John Maus
11. “God is Watching” by Telepathe
12. “Sunlight, Heaven” by Julianna Barwick
13. “Prayers for Rain” by The Cure
14. “Heaven Was Full” by Cold Cave
15. “17 Years of Hell” by Blessure Grave
16. “Christian Brothers” by Elliott Smith
17. “God Helmet” by Woven Tales
18. “Heaven” by The Psychedelic Furs
19. “To Hell & Back Again” by Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
20. “Angel Decoy” by Nudge

Inspired by someone who held a tiny place in my heart for a brief period in time, this mix is an exploration of the different takes on religion, mostly overshadowed by my own cynicism.

You can listen to it right here! Enjoy!

Mixtape Monday: Songs to Say Goodbye

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01. “Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone” by Blue Sky Boys
02. “Good Bye Horses” by Q Lazzarus
03. “Farewell/Goodbye” by M83
04. “Leave it All” by Orenda Fink
05. “Keep Slipping Away” by A Place to Bury Strangers
06. “Departure” by Mar
07. “Kiss Goodbye” by Girls Names
08. “Softly As I Leave You” by Joanie Sommers
09. “Goodbye Darling” by Stephen Burroughs
10. “Leaving” by The Broken Hearts Club
11. “My Autumn’s Done Gone” by Lee Hazlewood
12. “Ciao! Ciao. Ciao?” by Automelodi
13. “They’l Only Miss You When You Leave” by Carissa’s Wierd
14. “Slip Away” by Get Famous!
15. “This is My Last Goodbye” by Former Ghosts
16. “Gone Forever” by The Raveonettes
17. “Are You Going to Leave Me?” by Isobel Campbell
18. “Goodbye” by Dikta
19. “I’m Leaving You Because I Don’t Love You” by Jens Lekman
20. “I’ll See You Later I Guess” by Papercuts
21. “5:15 The Angels Have Gone” by David Bowie

Again, this mix goes with the whole departing and leaving and saying goodbyes theme that seems to have taken over my life lately. I’m making peace with it instead of lingering on it.

You can listen to it right here! Enjoy!

Mixtape Monday: Senseless

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01. “Looking Bad” by Ablehearts
02. “Plain Sight” by Golden Ghost
03. “Destroy Everything You Touch” by Ladytron
04. “My Touch” by Toro Y Moi
05. “Smell Memory” by Múm
06. “Sigh’s Smell of Farewell” by Cocteau Twins
07. “Hearing Voices” by Galaxie 500
08. “Can’t Hear My Eyes” by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
09. “The Worst Taste in Music” by The Radio Dept.
10. “Taste” by Animal Collective

This is a mix dedicated to the five senses, which I have been trying to noticeably employ recently. Don’t take them for granted.

You can listen to this mix right here!

Mixtape Monday: In Your Hands

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01. “Team Handed” by Mogwai
02. “Me and My Hand” by Broken Social Scene
03. “Trembling Hands” by Explosions in the Sky
04. “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
05. “Hands in the Dark” by Dark Day
06. “My Hands are Yellow (From the Job That I Do)” by The Del-Byzantines (with Jim Jarmusch)
07. “Hand Behind” by Brasstronaut
08. “Something to do With My Hands” by Her Space Holiday
09. “These Hands” by Deerhunter
10. “I Can’t Feel My Hand Anymore, It’s Alright, Sleep Still” by Múm
11. “Break/Hands” by CAMERAS
12. “Hands on the Radio” by Chris Garneau
13. “I’m In Your Hands” by Mary Love
14. “Second Hand Girl” by Shocking Pinks

I’ve been really into hands lately.

You can listen to the mix right here!

Mixtape Monday: Your Blank Stare

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01. “Your Arms Around Me” by Jens Lekman
02. “Your Worst is the Best” by I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness
03. “Your Summer Dream” by The Beach Boys
04. “Your Father’s Basement” by Ola Podrida
05. “Your Weak Hands” by Azure Ray
06. “Your Hand in Mine (Goodbye)” by Explosions in the Sky
07. “Your Heart” by Andy Shauf
08. “Your Own Worst Enemy” by Broadcast 2000
09. “Your Poison” by Low
10. “Your Sickness” by Pinback/Tom Zinser
11. “Your Protector” by Fleet Foxes
12. “Your Face Reminds Me of When I Was Old” by Telefon Tel Aviv

I really enjoy looking through my iTunes based on one word alone. This one was “Your.” Obviously. I like the way a certain word can really string through a series of songs, even if it’s just in the title.

You can listen to it here. Enjoy!

Mixtape Monday: The Fall

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01. “The First Days of Spring” by Noah and the Whale
02. “On Tour With Zykos” by Okkervil River
03. “When the Sun Hits” by Slowdive
04. “I Don’t Want to Get Over You” by The Magnetic Fields
05. “Tornado” by Jónsi
06. “Half Life” by Sneaker Pimps
07. “I Hope You Die” by Wye Oak
08. “A More Uncertain Future” by Love Is All
09. “I’m Not Thinking of You” by Feldberg
10. “Don’t Make a Sound” by Azure Ray
11. “New Beginning” by Pascal Pinon
12. “Japanese Gum” by Her Space Holiday

This is the second part of my mix from last week, this time representing the fall of a romance.

You can listen to it here. Enjoy!

Mixtape Monday: The Rise

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01. “I Got Tamed” by One For The Team
02. “Hearts” by Blair
03. “Whenusleep” by SALEM
04. “Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie” by Joanna Newsom
05. “Sleep” by The Dandy Warhols
06. “Desire Lines” by Deerhunter
07. “I Better Be Quiet Now” by Elliott Smith
08. “Rise” by The Black Ryder
09. “Paralysed” by California Cheeseburger
10. “Asleep In The Weeds” by Church
11. “Napalm Love” by Air
12. “Ripchord” by Rilo Kiley
13. “Retaliate” by Benni Hemm Hemm
14. “Shadows” by Yo La Tengo
15. “You Can Make Me Feel Bad” by Shocking Pinks

Last night, I made a two-part mixtape representing the rise and fall of love, as it’s something that’s been on my mind lately. Cliché? Pretty much, but at least I didn’t use K-Ci & JoJo! (Though now that I think about it, I probably should have…)

Listen to it here.