Friday, January 20

TO FUCK WITH THE PRESIDENCY

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the TO FUCK WITH THE PRESIDENCY mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 BELONG r.e.m.
02 KIDS CONSPIRE royal teeth
03 DIAMOND CITY graveyard club
04 TRAVELING LIGHT leonard cohen
05 TATTOO ON HER WRIST tinpan orange
06 YOU’RE GONNA GET LOVE keren ann
07 OH we cut corners 
08 DOWN BY LAW papa
09 SKIN AND BONES the wind & the wave
10 DOWN ON YOUR KNEES flora cash
11 EVERY YOU, EVERY ME placebo
12 MILLION DOLLAR DOLL britta phillips
13 LADY BITTERNESS broken back
14 SADIE AND THE FAT MAN benjamin dean wilson
15 CHASING A FEELING the narrative
16 DOPE ON A ROPE the growlers
17 DOWNTOWN still corners
18 SWEET DREAMS joseph
19 ME IN HONEY r.e.m. [w/kate pierson]

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Thursday, January 5

BEST OF 2016 (PART 1)

Of the 373 songs that appeared on the 18 "regular" P of A mixes of 2016, here follow the 40 that most successfully insinuated themselves into my oft-soporific, oft-sentimental, oft-sodden, oft-suicide-ideating subconscious. May they serve as ample distraction from a world gone stark, raving, mad-as-a-March-hare/mad-as-a-hatter mad. Certifiably, insane-in-the-membrane/batshit/ape-shit//loco-en-la-cabeza crazy. Crazy as a loon. Crazy like a fox. Off one's rocker. Out of one's tree. Out to lunch. 'Round the bend. One-Flew-Over-the-Cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs nuts. Nutty as a fruitcake. So here come some cray-cray/bats-in-the-belfry/screw-loose loony tunes... to soothe this savage madness...
Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2016 (PART 1) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 FALSE ALARM the head and the heart
02 DEAR JOHN james
03 LE VIDE EST TON NOUVEAU PRENOM la femme
04 BOSPHORE grand blanc
05 CELLAR DOOR graveyard club
06 PATTERN the last shadow puppets
07 LIGHT ACROSS THE WATER tinpan orange
08 SOMETHING’S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART cronin
09 THE FIRST TRY marble sounds
10 HURTS the slow show
11 HOT HOT COLD COLD oum shatt
12 YOU’RE STILL HAUNTING ME jon derosa
13 TRUE ROMANCE bosco rogers
14 THE SKY IS FULL OF LIGHTS the shooting of
15 INSIDE JOB practical lovers
16 RUN elsa & emilie
17 BE MINE & BE KIND loch lomond
18 TWO KINGS the burning hell
19 THE LAST ONE laura gibson
20 WEEKENDS AWAY math and physics club

Left-click [HERE] and [HERE] to go to former BEST OF mixes.

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BEST OF 2016 (PART 2)

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2016 (PART 2) mix.

TRACKLIST --

01 TOO BAD lilly hiatt
02 TWENTY-SOMETHING pet shop boys
03 JUST BEFORE OUR LOVE GOT LOST astropol
04 DO YOU LOVE SOMEONE grouplove
05 JESUS SAID SO july talk
06 FLOWERS tinpan orange
07 BEGINNERS carrick
08 WHISPERING STILL charity children
09 NELSON RIDDLE cronin
10 24 lana del rey
11 PURE EVIL baby strange
12 HEY HO gin wigmore
13 CROSSROADS the beauty of gemina
14 SID snowglobe
15 SMOKE AND MIRRORS the legends
16 FALL ON ME kitten
17 BEATIN’ OFF IN PUBLIC margot & the nuclear so and so’s
18 THE LAST HAWK shovels & rope
19 WEST radical face
20 NO HEART graveyard club

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2016: 16 ALBUMS

Here follow 16 musical artists and albums that I found worthy of note in the year 2016. Some of these you're no doubt familiar with; some of these, maybe not so much. Happy belated New Year, everybody. [Note: the albums themselves are not available for download from this site.]

LEONARD COHEN/you want it darker
CRONIN/the first kiss of love
ESCONDIDO/walking with a stranger
FROKEDAL/hold on dreamer
GRAVEYARD CLUB/cellar door
MICKEY 3D/sebolavy
MODERN SPACE/before sunrise
PART-TIME FRIENDS/fingers crossed
RADIOHEAD/a moon shaped pool
THE SLOW SHOW/dream darling
TELEMAN/brilliant sanity
THE WIND AND THE WAVE/happiness is not a place
WINTERSLEEP/the great detachment

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Sunday, December 25

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2009

So... what exactly was happening on this planet in October, November, and December of 2009? Glad you asked...

- The U.S. Federal government ceased prosecution of those in possession of medical marijuana.

- Residents of Maine voted to overturn a law allowing same-sex marriage.

- The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.

- Bombings in Baghdad killed 127 and wounded 448 in a single day.

- The D.C. Sniper was executed in Virginia.

- A shooting at Fort Hood in Texas left 13 dead and 29 injured.

- In the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup, the Montreal Alouettes defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 28-27

- President Obama announced that the U.S. would send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.

- The New York Senate voted down a same-sex marriage bill.

- In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a powerful storm dropped three years of rain in four hours -- sparking floods which killed over 150 people. 

- Rio de Janeiro was selected as host of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

- Bombings in Peshawar, Pakistan killed 117 and wounded 213 in a single day.

- "Avatar" was released.

So... I guess you could say... not ALL bad. (Just mostly.)

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the 7-YEAR-ITCH: WINTER 2009 mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 INTO THE FIRING LINE scott matthews
02 LOOKING OUT brandi carlile
03 O MARIA! sea wolf
04 100 MPH (IN 2ND GEAR) gemma ray
05 SYMMETRY the mary onettes
06 BREAKING INTO CARS the raveonettes
07 HALF MOON STREET tap tap
08 LET’S GO SURFING the drums
09 GOLD GUNS GIRLS [acoustic] metric
10 TRUE LOVE 1980 ash
11 VANITY KILLS codeine velvet club
12 LAKES OF STEEP friska viljor
13 THOUSAND CRAZY NIGHTS music go music
14 WHOLE LOTTA LOSIN’ monsters of folk
15 CIGARETTE BURNS flunk
16 THE VIOLET HOUR sea wolf
17 OUR MOST BRILLIANT FRIENDS slow club
18 YOU CAN’T STEAL MY LOVE mando diao

Left-click [HERE] to go to the 7-YEAR-ITCH  MIX: WINTER 2008 mix.

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Sunday, December 11

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 A GREAT BIG SLED the killers [w/toni halliday]
02 FOR SOMEONE flora cash
03 REALLY WANNA LOVE SOMEBODY the wind & the wave
04 HEAL strand of oaks
05 HALCYON BIRDS broken back
06 LOST IN THE MYSTERY shock machine
07 RELUCTANT RECLUSE we cut corners
08 SUDDEN AMBITIONS lust for youth
09 CALIFORNIA SUN baby strange
10 RUSSIAN ROMANCE michelle gurevich
11 YOU WANT IT DARKER leonard cohen
12 NEW SONG warpaint
13 SEBOLAVY mickey 3d
14 LONELY PEOPLE tinpan orange
15 AIR allan smithy
16 BIRTHDAY snowglobe
17 BOTCHED EXECUTION shovels & rope
18 MIMOSA cineplexx
19 LITTLE PIECE OF TRASH ezra furman
20 DIFFERENT BEDS abay
21 MUST BE SANTA she & him

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Tuesday, November 15

JESUS EVOLVES...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the JESUS EVOLVES... mix.

TRACKLIST --

01 AFROCHINA the herfsts
02 BE MINE & BE KIND loch lomond
03 BLOOD OF A MUTT the growlers
04 CASCADIA WAVING BACK ages and ages
05 END OF AN ERA michelle gurevich
06 HOLY COMMOTION pretenders
07 HURTS the slow show
08 JOSEPH autoheart
09 ORDINARY LIVES the slow show
10 OVER rachael yamagata
11 PATIENCE baru
12 REUNION skinny lister
13 RITUAL DANCE sam roberts band
14 SID snowglobe
15 SOMETHING’S GOTTEN HOLD OF ME cronin
16 TAKE IT OUT ON ME white lies
17 THE FEAR THE HATE society
18 TRAGEDIES OF A LOVE SONG gypsy & the cat
19 WOOL IN THE WASH crying

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Tuesday, November 1

LUNCH VIA LEARY

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the LUNCH VIA LEARY mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 FALSE ALARM the head and the heart
02 JESUS SAID SO july talk
03 BLOWN ROSE blossoms
04 DESTROYER phantogram
05 DO YOU LOVE SOMEONE? grouplove
06 CELLAR DOOR graveyard club
07 NELSON RIDDLE cronin
08 FAR GONE (DON’T LEAVE) pictish trail
09 FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH local natives
10 ON THE LEVEL leonard cohen
11 LUDLOW EXPECTATIONS butch walker
12 OVER IT ffe
13 PLEASURE CITY baby strange
14 TACHYCARDIA conor oberst
15 THE LAST HAWK shovels & rope
16 ETERNAL LONESOME draemings
17 ILL WIND radiohead
18 KINGS OF MEDICINE placebo
19 DAWN OF THE DARK josienne clarke & ben walker
20 ‘74-’75 the connells

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Saturday, October 15

PUMPKINHEAD VIOLATES HIS PROBATION AT THE PARK...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the PUMPKINHEAD VIOLATES HIS PROBATION AT THE PARK... mix.

TRACKLIST --

01 BLOW blossoms
02 FIRST SIX MONTHS OF LOVE michelle gurevich
03 THE MIDDLE bosco rogers
04 FROM YOUR BRIGHT ROOM kid canaveral
05 NOCTURNAL ME loch lomond
06 WE WERE IN LOVE snowglobe
07 SEE THIS MAN cronin
08 ENDLESS TIME TO SEE the beauty of gemina
09 SADIST crystal castles
10 RIP autoheart
11 WHAT YOU MEAN TO ME montaigne
12 IS MY LOVE ENOUGH? white lies
13 MYCOSE la femme
14 DREAMWAVES the herfsts
15 DIMMING SON [ep] zen mantra
16 DRY MY BONES the slow show
17 NO HEART graveyard club
18 SUPERMOON case/lang/veirs
19 EUROPE IS OUR PLAYGROUND suede
20 ANGELEYES abba

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Saturday, October 1

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: FALL 2009

The above, utterly autumnal tableau rather accurately reflects the rather resplendent ravine that abuts my unreservedly-suburban backyard. 

Raccoons: check. I feed them Cheerios and the periodic peanut.

Chipmunks: check. I feed them peanuts and the periodic Cheerio.

Foxes: check. I feed them neither peanuts nor Cheerios. (Though I would cheerfully feed Freddie, Laurence, Jorja, Matthew, Samantha, Vivica A., and Michael J.)  (And would have fed Redd.) 

[Not pictured: woodpeckers, possums, skunks, squirrels, cardinals, and coyotes.]

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: FALL 2009.

TRACKLIST ---

01 STARLET COLE cocktail slippers
02 POISED AND READY brendan benson
03 I WALK ALONE music go music
04 WHITE WATER, WHITE BLOOM sea wolf
05 MARIA johan
06 SHINING islands
07 3 AM kleerup [w/marit bergman]
08 NEW SENSATION don juan dracula
09 WITCHING STONE the black heart procession
10 HEART OF STONE the raveonettes
11 NEVER FORGET YOU noisettes
12 COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS sergeant
13 CARVE YOUR NAME the grates
14 HOSTAGE OF LOVE razorlight
15 254 new rhodes
16 JUST ME music go music
17 ONCE I WAS PRETTY the mary onettes
18 WHEN I GO slow club

Left-click [HERE] to go to the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: FALL 2008.

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Thursday, September 15

TOTEM

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the TOTEM mix.

TRACKLIST --

01 THE LIFE OF RILEY the lightning seeds
02 3 FEET FROM GOLD banta
03 CANDY LIONS my jerusalem
04 HOMETOWN haley bonar
05 HOT HOT COLD COLD oum shatt
06 A BOAT abay
07 QUEEN OF THE NIGHT fialta
08 MOTHER EMANUEL local natives
09 PURE EVIL baby strange
10 ANTARCTICA ed harcourt
11 LE VIDE EST TON NOUVEAU PRÉNOM la femme
12 LOVE IS THE CURE autoheart
13 CROSSROADS the beauty of gemina
14 I DON’T MIND joseph
15 WHIPPING BOY ball park music
16 PANACA draemings
17 FOREVER graveyard club
18 MICHAEL NESMITH the minus 5
19 PURE the lightning seeds

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Wednesday, August 31

HOW NOW, BROWN COW?

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the HOW NOW, BROWN COW? mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 EXTREME WAYS moby
02 TEXIA blossoms
03 KNOWN TO RUN twin river
04 YOU ARE ALL I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR biink
05 MARCHE juniore
06 I WASTE MY TIME lawrence arabia
07 LIKE SNOW tinpan orange
08 ONE MORE LITTLE THING snowglobe
09 CALLOUS PARTING GIFT kid canaveral
10 MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) peter schilling
11 RIPPIN KITTIN golden boy [w/miss kittin]
12 A CHILDREN’S CRUSADE ON ACID margot & the nuclear so and so’s
13 LOST ON YOU lp
14 ANVERS bosco rogers
15 HAWAII islands
16 RUN THROUGH MY HEAD best coast
17 WHY rooney
18 A MOMENT TO RETURN why we run
19 DOWN case/lang/veirs
20 WEEKENDS AWAY math and physics club
21 HANDCLAP fitz and the tantrums
22 WHEN IT’S COLD I'D LIKE TO DIE moby [w/mimi goese]

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Tuesday, August 2

MAX VON

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the MAX VON mix.

TRACKLIST --

01 STARS future generations
02 SUNDAY LOVE bat for lashes
03 TRUE ROMANCE bosco rogers
04 FULL BLOWN LOVE broods
05 DREAMING eric bachmann
06 HANDS the duke spirit
07 SMOKE AND MIRRORS the legends
08 FLOWERS tinpan orange
09 MERRY CHRISTMAS, MARIE red sleeping beauty
10 DAMNED banta
11 IDENTIKIT radiohead
12 THE BEGINNING OF THE END marsheaux
13 FRENCH BOYFRIEND alphabetic
14 COLT young moon
15 DANS LE NOIR juniore
16 THE WORLD IS WAITING the crookes
17 FOR KICKS metric
18 THE NIGHT IS ALL OURS rick redbeard
19 KILL V. MAIM grimes
20 RUNAWAY TRAIN soul asylum
21 SLEEPERS AWAKE j.s. bach

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Sunday, July 17

DOG ATOP LOBSTER-PUMPKIN UNDER RAINBOW

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the DOG ATOP LOBSTER-PUMPKIN UNDER RAINBOW mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 CIAO! lush [w/jarvis cocker]
02 DRAG QUEEN the strokes
03 BLOWING FIRE the joy formidable
04 EVERYTHING CHANGES sweet jean
05 TWO KINGS the burning hell
06 DELIRIUM case/lang/veirs
07 VOLUNTEERS paul dempsey
08 A LOVE SONG ladyhawke
09 SOMEONE ELSE’S BET david bazan
10 MICHIGAN AND AGAIN the accidentals
11 NOSTALGIC INTELLECT peter bjorn and john
12 MARMALADE misty miller
13 SUMMER ENDS bel plaine
14 LA ROUTE juniore
15 AURÉLIA mickey 3d
16 FALLIN’ IN LOVE britta phillips
17 CLOSING DOWN SALE the goldhearts
18 LAKE HOUSE beverly
19 LEAN ON YOU caveman
20 RAPTURE kitten
21 WALL OF DEATH r.e.m.

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Friday, July 1

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SUMMER 2009

Alas, in early summer 2009, I was not napping upon a hippo; I was navigating my Japanese-but-made-in-Michigan Mazda to Ann Arbor... to get out of the house... to get out of my head... to wistfully watch the college kids traversing the streets I had traversed some two decades previous... and to blast those college kids -- be they interested listeners or indignant dismissers -- with the attached satchel of songs...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SUMMER 2009.

TRACKLIST ---

01 HOW WE ROLL plushgun
02 GIMME SYMPATHY metric
03 CLICK, CLICK martt mardie
04 BLACK TEARS miss derringer
05 PAPILLON editors
06 GOD GIVEN GRACE the troubadors
07 KISS AND RESOLVE the maccabees
08 DAMARIS peter wolf
09 FAST FUSE kasabian
10 CRY the love me nots
11 RING THE BELLS james
12 MATHEMATICS little boots
13 SMOKE IN YOUR DISGUISE new roman times
14 SONG AWAY hockey
15 NOT THE ONLY PERSON the rumble strips
16 IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL slow club
17 RIOT ACT pint shot riot
18 TRUTH OR DARE they live by night
19 WAVES metric
20 GREAT EXPECTATIONS my sad captains

Left-click [HERE] to go to the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SUMMER 2008.

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Thursday, June 16

GOING ALL OLD TESTAMENT...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the GOING ALL OLD TESTAMENT... mix.

TRACKLIST --

01 DRIVE britta phillips
02 WELL BELL (FIRE WALK WITH ME) pegase
03 FEEL IT TOO oscar
04 ROMANTIC THINGS melody pool
05 PATTERN the last shadow puppets
06 LIGHT ACROSS THE WATER tinpan orange
07 SETTLE DOWN red jezebel
08 ACROSS THE WATER the goldhearts
09 WON’T GO CRAZY kyle forester
10 ANOLA the duke spirit
11 CRY CRY grant-lee phillips
12 ON THE WIRE air traffic controller
13 J’ATTENDS MYLÈNE mickey 3d
14 ME HE CONVERTIDO hello seahorse!
15 FUCK THE GOVERNMENT, I LOVE YOU the burning hell
16 GLORY HALLELUJAH teleman
17 MERCY eric bachmann
18 SHOOTING SHADOWS dreamers
19 WHISPERING STILL charity children
20 IT’S A CURSE wolf parade
21 DRIVE the cars

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Wednesday, June 1

THE CLOWN CRUSADE

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE CLOWN CRUSADE mix.

TRACKLIST --

01 FUL STOP radiohead
02 THE JOKE islands
03 I GO TOO FAR soda fountain rag
04 LOVERS OF THE SUN the jayhawks
05 THE FINAL CALL the clear
06 CLAIR DE LUNE little green cars
07 POLITICS OF FREE woods
08 CHEAP THRILLS sia
09 LUNATIC, LUNATIC, LUNATIC [demo] margot & the nuclear so and so’s
10 LA CONQUÊTE françoiz breut
11 ALL MY PRIDE black honey
12 WHO ARE YOU wintersleep
13 SILHOUETTE birdy
14 BEGINNERS carrick
15 THE BROOK the joy formidable
16 MR. RAINBOW the bankrobber
17 SONGBIRD haroula rose
18 NEXT TO YOU misty miller
19 HOW TO FIGHT LONELINESS wilco
20 CHURCH kitten

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