Wednesday, October 22

THE FOREST FOR THE TREES

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE FOREST FOR THE TREES mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 SCARBOROUGH FAIR/CANTICLE simon & garfunkel
02 KILL THE LIGHT kitten
03 ALWAYS AND FOREVER wakey!wakey!
04 NYE missy higgins
05 FANTASY FOOLS the new pornographers
06 THIS ELECTRIC FEELING sheppard
07 COME TO LIGHT arkells
08 BLOODLINES mimicking birds
09 THE ONLY ONES blondfire
10 DID I EVER LOVE YOU leonard cohen
11 FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN r.e.m.
12 HARLEM cathedrals
13 NEW YORK KISS spoon
14 COMING UP FOR AIR philip selway
15 IT rich aucoin
16 COME ALIVE the pierces
17 GOOD AS GOLD the apache relay
18 SECRET LIVES OF FURNITURE ha the unclear
19 THE GILDED HAND radical face
20 SCARBOROUGH FAIR/CANTICLE freedom fry 

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Monday, October 6

AFTER WE'RE GONE...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the AFTER WE'RE GONE... mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 ENDLESS SLEEPER/the raveonettes
02 FAULT LINES/tom petty & the heartbreakers
03 HEY HO/hello saferide
04 OH, MY UNREQUITED/dylan in the movies
05 WHEREVER YOU ARE/angus & julia stone
06 LIFE AMONG THE SAVAGES/papercuts
07 MOTHER & FATHER/broods
08 RECKLESS LOVE/bleachers
09 YOUNG AND OLD/rubblebucket
10 THE RULES OF YOUR LIFE/the drums
11 HELLO, SAN FRANCISCO/margot & the nuclear so and so’s
12 WHAT YOU SEE/faded paper figures
13 SCANDINAVIA/morrissey
14 MUST BE SOMETHING/the pierces
15 DOWN AND OUT/the griswolds
16 WHO KNOWS/beginners
17 SUMMER/courteeners
18 JOAN OF ARC/grant nicholas
19 CRUSHED LIKE THE CAR/army navy
20 PILGRIMS/johnny lloyd
21 F IS FOR FAKER/team me
22 GIVE YOUR LOVE TO HER/the hosts

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Monday, September 22

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: FALL 2007

The dog days are over; it's the first day of fall... and it's raining cats & dogs.  But as gnawing nostalgia cannot so easily be washed away, here appear 21 supremely supernatant songs first catalogued some seven years previous.  (A dog's age, one might say.)

Rest assured:  "Cats & dogs" not withstanding, innocent visitors to this exotic pet shop of sounds will not be subjected to Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever," Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle," Tom Jones' "What's New Pussycat?," Nat King Cole's "The Ballad of Cat Ballou," or Cat Stevens' "I Love My Dog."

Likewise:  Whether your preference is for man's best friend or baby's worst enemy, you will be relieved to hear that there shall be no mention of Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out?," Lobo's "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo," Rufus Thomas' "The Dog," Rufus Thomas' "Walking the Dog," Rufus Thomas' "Somebody Stole My Dog," Rufus Thomas' "Can Your Monkey Do the Dog?," or Ted Nugent's "Dog Eat Dog."  [And don't even get me started on Nat King Cole's "Open Up the Doghouse (Two Cats Are Coming In)."]

And thus:  Like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these are a few of my favorite things from my BEST OF JULY, AUGUST, and SEPTEMBER 2007 mixes...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: FALL 2007 mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 THE MIDNIGHT CHOIR the thrills
02 FOUNDATIONS kate nash
03 RUN-AWAY super furry animals
04 THIS IS THE LIFE amy macdonald
05 THIRST FOR ROMANCE cherry ghost
06 IF SILENCE MEANS THAT MUCH TO YOU emma pollock
07 TO THE SKY maps
08 WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO? bat for lashes
09 PALACE & MAIN kent
10 THE TWIST metric
11 RADIO NOWHERE bruce springsteen
12 FUNNYMAN kt tunstall
13 TAKE ME TO THE RIOT stars
14 JUPITER an pierle & white velvet
15 EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND sixnationstate
16 THESE ARE THE THINGS black box recorder
17 WATCH ME FALL APART hard-fi
18 LET’S START A BAND amy macdonald
19 LYON 1995 mushi
20 L’HEURE BLEUE division kent
21 YOU CAN’T STEAL MY LOVE mando diao

Left-click [HERE] to go to the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: FALL 2006 mix.

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Monday, September 1

LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST

[Argle bargle!  This computer change-over has proved rather aggressively vexing to my liquor-laced brain.  A "clusterfuck," as Shakespeare may have phrased it.  Alas, I did not receive any of the complaints, requests, or questions that may or may not have been lodged in the COMMENTS section of the previous two postings, as those were sent to my previous (now defunct) e-mail address.  That issue has since been remedied, so please feel free to complain, request, or question away.  Oh, and... here's music...]

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 CLOSING TIME erland & the carnival
02 CHAMPIONS OF RED WINE the new pornographers
03 MY DESIRE interpol
04 HALFWAY TO HELL sheppard
05 GARDEN GRAYS wildcat! wildcat!
06 PARADIS PERDUS christine and the queens
07 HIGH young rising suns
08 ROOMMATE ladylike lily
09 SUMMER IN THE CITY freedom fry
10 AFTER THE STORM shovels & rope
11 JENNY JONES neighbors
12 CAROUSEL RIDE rubblebucket
13 ADDICTION sin cos tan
14 THEA [wawa hungry moon mix] goldfrapp
15 MIRACLE (HUMAN ERROR) sivu
16 BFFs beach day
17 NOTHING’S COOL wakey!wakey!
18 GLORIOUS folding legs
19 FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION frank sinatra

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Sunday, August 10

DEATH TO TRUANTS!

[Greetings, all.  I recently switched to a new computer with a different operating system than my previous one.  As a result, I will henceforth be constructing my mixes in a slightly different fashion than before.  Please let me know in the COMMENTS section at the bottom of this post if you have any difficulties with extracting or playing the songs from this latest assemblage.]

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the DEATH TO TRUANTS! mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 DON’T BRING ME DOWN electric light orchestra
02 RADIO HEARTTHROB sugar stems
03 10 LOVERS the black keys
04 COMPLETE SURRENDER slow club
05 KILLER IN THE STREETS the raveonettes
06 STAY GOLD first aid kit
07 WASTELAND blaudzun
08 KEEP YOUR DARKNESS SECRET moto boy
09 IN FOR THE KILL skip the use
10 SHE PRETENDS isaac delusion
11 ROLLERCOASTER bleachers
12 THERE’S A REVOLUTION got a girl
13 NOT THE END OF THE WORLD faded paper figures
14 FOOLS GOLD manicanparty [w/too many zooz]
15 RAINY TAXI spoon
16 LATE BLOOMER jenny lewis
17 ANOTHER BROKEN HEART pale lights
18 LOOKING AROUND kate tucker + the sons of sweden
19 I’M CURIOUS army navy
20 I’LL BE YOUR GIRL kitten
21 TEENAGE DIRTBAG scala & kolacny brothers

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Sunday, July 20

STOP DRAGON MY HEART AROUND

[Sorry about this one, folks.  Apparently, one of the record labels cried foul and had the links taken down.  I started to re-up them with different uploaders but decided against it.  One:  Those links probably would have been taken down in turn.  Two:  The record label might have come after the site as a whole.  Out of spite.  I apologize for my cowardice, but I hope you understand....] 

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the STOP DRAGON MY HEART AROUND mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 ACROSS 110th STREET bobby womack
02 CLOSER nerina pallot
03 PRISON mountain bird
04 TO THE ROAD matrimony
05 EVERYTHING gulp
06 DEAN & ME jj
07 WANTING vs. GETTING the understudies
08 FLESH & BONES the forest & the trees
09 I’LL ALWAYS FEAR GOODBYES stevans
10 STRANGE WEATHER anna calvi [w/david byrne]
11 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND tom petty & stevie nicks
12 GOD FORSAKEN SHORE native roses
13 OVERDOSE little daylight
14 GHOST TOWNS radical face
15 SPARKS sleep thieves
16 ALL OF THE NOISE reptile youth
17 STEVIE J russian red
18 STEVIE kasabian
19 CHOOSE DRUGS juliana hatfield
20 I WANNA BE SEDATED the ramones

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Tuesday, July 1

BEWARE THE BRAIN FREEZE!

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEWARE THE BRAIN FREEZE! mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 BRING IT ON DOWN oasis
02 MY SILVER LINING first aid kit
03 FEVER the black keys
04 TOO YOUNG TO KNOW moto boy
05 TO BE YOUNG i heart sharks
06 THE SONG THAT BREAKS MY HEART the forest & the trees
07 MY HYPOCRITICAL FRIEND mylittlebrother
08 WE SHOULD BE WALKING melpo mene
09 DENIAL IS NOT JUST A RIVER killers walk among us
10 WALK LIKE YOU james
11 WARPAINT manicanparty
12 GODIVA eugene mcguinness
13 STARING AT THE STARLIGHT fireflies
14 LAST SONG jeremy fisher
15 OCTUPUS carnival youth
16 LIKE I NEED YOU kan wakan
17 LIBERTY (IS WHERE WE’LL BE) gruff rhys
18 KATIE QUEEN OF TENNESSEE the apache relay
19 THERE’S A PLACE leftover cuties
20 THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME, THE CLOSER I GET morrissey

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Saturday, June 21

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SUMMER 2007

The totality of today's tunage has been exactingly extracted from my BEST OF APRIL, MAY, and JUNE 2007 mixes. But lest you think things have suddenly gone all pear-shaped 'round this place, let me assure you that I am merely raisin' some cain by spotlightin' some vintage ditties I'd pretty much plum forgot.  

Now, it may well be that you don't give a flyin' fig about all this, but I'm just going to dismiss your disinterest as so much sour grapes.  While it's certainly true that I'm fruity, it's not like I've suddenly gone all bananas and started comparin' oranges to apples; these delicious golden oldies are just as peachy-keen & very-cherry as their 2014 equivalents -- with nary a lemon in the lot.  

Disagree with me?  Well, you know how THAT ol' song goes: tom-AY-to, tom-AH-to...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SUMMER 2007 mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 THE MAGIC POSITION patrick wolf
02 UNLESS IT’S KICKS okkervil river
03 FRIDAY NIGHT lily allen
04 BY THE MONUMENT maximo park
05 TIME LEFT FOR LOVE shout out louds
06 HOW WE ROLL plushgun
07 CHERRIES IN THE SNOW elk city
08 FOREVER LOST the magic numbers
09 COMMOTION the features
10 SHAME tiny dancers
11 JOHNNY & MARY placebo
12 PAULINE eleni mandell
13 GHANA MOT ITALIEN emil jensen
14 RHTHM & SOUL spoon
15 SELFISH JEAN travis
16 SURRENDER (we are) performance
17 THE SHOPLIFTER’S UNION the fine arts showcase
18 WHAT’S THE TIME ronderlin
19 YOU ARE DREAMING shout out louds
20 OUR LOVE IS NOT A MOVIE OR MAYBE okkervil river
21 YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELF fields

Left-click [HERE] to go to THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SUMMER 2006 mix.

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Thursday, June 5

MIRO, MIRO, ON THE WALL...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the MIRO, MIRO, ON THE WALL... mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 LUCKY MAN matrimony
02 MAKE A SCENE novi
03 GOOD TIMES DON’T CARRY OVER chinawoman
04 LOVE WILL FOLLOW YOU cherry ghost
05 STRANGE LOVE the beaches
06 WHAT’S YOUR NAME no
07 PATTON’S FINAL MARCH hook moon
08 WHY lejana
09 SLEEPING WITH A FRIEND neon trees
10 TARIFA sharon van etten
11 GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN starfucker
12 NEVER HAVE ENOUGH carnival youth
13 DRIVE ON la sera
14 OUT ON THE STREET spanish gold
15 SHE KISSED ME leagues
16 COSTA DEL SOMBRE paul heaton & jacqui abbott
17 BLEARY-EYE-D BLUE margot & the nuclear so and so’s
18 DIG the spectors
19 THE COLD exitmusic
20 GO WEST pet shop boys
21 BRAS DESSUS, BRAS DESSOUS les compagnons de la chanson

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Sunday, May 18

NEITHER MITCH NOR NAOMI

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the NEITHER MITCH NOR NAOMI mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 LULLABY/WEREN’T WE WILD the judybats
02 KID FEARS indigo girls [w/michael stipe]
03 WALKING ON WATER leagues
04 CONTROL la sera
05 ANY OTHER THING then thickens
06 CROUCHING BEES fight like apes
07 DESERT ISLAND QUESTIONNAIRE conor oberst
08 VANISH gossling
09 AMERICAN INTERIOR gruff rhys
10 DAY/MONTH/YEAR the doppler shift
11 I COME WITH KNIVES iamx
12 GOD ONLY KNOWS elizaveta
13 A SHOT IN THE DARK the magic numbers
14 IF I HAD WINGS dolly parton
15 BITCH allie x
16 PRECESSION alden penner
17 CIRCUS paper aeroplanes
18 WE’RE MANICALS! fuck art, let’s dance!
19 SUMMER KISSES, WINTER TEARS julee cruise
20 WINONA matthew sweet

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Sunday, May 4

SPRAWL

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

TRACKLIST ---

01 STUTTER elastica
02 CLOVER OVER DOVER blur
03 BITTER TASTE OF LIFE my little cheap dictaphone
04 KITES blondfire
05 MISSES girls in hawaii
06 HEATHEN anna aaron
07 TELL THOSE FUCKERS red kite
08 NORTHERN RD intergalactic lovers
09 TODAY ETERNAL young boy
10 I WASN’T LOOKING FOR YOU accents
11 LIGHTHOUSE solander
12 YOU’VE GOT TIME regina spektor
13 DIFFERENT TRAINS reverend and the makers
14 THE TUNE OF LETTING GO satellite stories
15 MORNING LIGHT clara luzia
16 RETROGRESS kilto take
17 SWALLOWING LIGHT BEAMS margot & the nuclear so and so’s
18 SAMEDI SOIR AU VAUBAN miossec
19 THE BLIZZARD joana serrat
20 I’M A LITTLE TEAPOT +/-
21 LADYKILLERS lush
22 COMMON PEOPLE pulp

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Sunday, April 20

EASTER ON THEMIS

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the EASTER ON THEMIS mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 A POUND OF FLESH radical face
02 ALL THE KIDS [radio edit] iska dhaaf
03 APRIL lejana
04 PLACE OF GOLD too tangled
05 THE MODERN AGE exitmusic
06 KILL MY LOVE the wet secrets
07 ETRE HEUREUX skip the use
08 SKYSCRAPER elephant [u.k.]
09 METAL SKIN sam roberts band
10 SING & SWING jacob faurholt
11 SILENT SHOUT the knife
12 NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT chinawoman
13 NO GUN naomi pilgrim
14 COMING APART friends of emmet
15 RECLUSE neil finn
16 YOUR LOVIN’ IS EASY the bamboos
17 GIN SOAKED BOY the divine comedy
18 UN INSTANT elephant [france]
19 CHILDREN OF THE WORLD’S NEW UTERUS eli mardock

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Thursday, April 3

TEA & SYMPHONY

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the TEA & SYMPHONY mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 SONG FOR NICO marianne faithfull
02 THE MATADOR customs
03 GRAVEYARDS i was a king
04 GHOST OF LOVE weeping willows
05 KEY BISCAYNE chronic city [w/henri joel]
06 OVER YOU dear georgiana
07 NOSTALGIA reverend and the makers
08 BOYS ‘N’ ROSES lune
09 THE WOMAN DOWNSTAIRS the handsome family
10 THE MAN WHO TOLD EVERYTHING [summer version] doves
11 GOOD MISTAKE mr little jeans
12 LOOKAWAY coming soon
13 THE GREY AND GOLD fanfarlo
14 LONESOME RIDER the beth edges
15 GREEN GRASS joana serrat
16 SLEEPWALKING the chain gang of 1974
17 NIGHTINGALE the honey trees
18 NEVER GOING HOME phantogram
19 NICO the spectors
20 TANT QU’IL Y AURA remingway

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Thursday, March 20

IN WHICH THE HUMBLED HAMBURGLAR FIRST MEETS HIS AMPHIBIAN INTENDED...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the IN WHICH THE HUMBLED HAMBURGLAR FIRST MEETS HIS AMPHIBIAN INTENDED... mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 WHEN YOU WERE MINE mitch ryder
02 NO REGRETS intergalactic lovers
03 GO chinawoman
04 TAKE CONTROL kodaline
05 THERE’S A GLOW no
06 RICHER MAN we are catchers
07 UNDER THE NEON SKY mariemarie
08 THE GOOD IN GOODBYE work drugs
09 LADYBUG pegase
10 ELUSIVE YOUTH elephant
11 NO PEACE alden penner
12 I’LL NEVER TELL roy orbison
13 PEACEMAKER mono town
14 THE ANGRY RIVER the hat [w/father john misty & s.i. istwa]
15 HUMAN HEAT sam roberts band
16 NOT UP TO ME kandle
17 LONG TIME AGO oh my!
18 A PRESENTIMENT clara luzia
19 COME SUNRISE mode moderne
20 LAST KISS coeur de pirate
21 TARANTULA/HOLDING ON delay trees
22 ABSENT FRIENDS the divine comedy

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Monday, March 10

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SPRING 2007

Last year at about this time, I chose to flip the typical P of A script by revisiting a rusty, tetanus-threatening sliver of my mp3 past. That sliver encapsulated some of my most treasured musical memories from the winter of 2006 and was presented in proper, karmic/cosmic conjunction with the astronomical phenomenon that is the spring/vernal equinox.

And so, as we celebrate yet another successful encirclement of the sun -- and as we in the North begin to dig ourselves out of a particularly bitter winter -- the time has once again come to cast our yearning ears rearward.  For, as that old Greek goat Socrates was wont to philosophize: An unexamined assemblage of mixtapes is neither worth assembling nor mixing in the first place.  (I paraphrase.) 

So I invite you -- my fearless, fellow time-travelers -- to return with this inveterate mixtape assembler to a time neither so very long ago nor so very far away.  A time that -- while perhaps ever-so-slightly brighter-eyed and bushier-tailed than the one we currently find ourselves biding -- we can only hope will prove as soft-focus familiar as it does sharp-contrast surprising...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SPRING 2007.

TRACKLIST ---

01 INTERVENTION arcade fire
02 SILENTLY blonde redhead
03 BOOKS FROM BOXES maximo park
04 A STRANGE EDUCATION the cinematics
05 ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE pernice brothers
06 BRIGHTER BEAT malcolm middleton
07 SUMMER SPECIAL land of talk
08 CEMETARY LAWNS the rosebuds
09 NO ONE TOLD ME kristoffer ragnstam
10 RISE calla
11 I LOVE YOU, YOU IMBECILE pelle carlberg
12 SUPERSTAR TRADESMAN the view
13 BACK TO BLACK amy winehouse
14 I WIN starflyer 59
15 SO SOON the poems
16 DOWN IN THE VALLEY the broken west
17 EYE FOR AN EYE telograph
18 KEEP FORGETTING the cinematics
19 MY OWN FAULT maria taylor
20 MAN UNDER THE SUN the carny
21 THE LAST BEAT OF MY HEART devotchka


Left-click [HERE] to go to the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SPRING 2006 mix. [RE-UPPED]

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Monday, February 17

BONSAI!

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

TRACKLIST ---

01 TOO HIGH painted palms
02 HARD EQUATION nerina pallot
03 BLUE MOON beck
04 WRONG SIDE OF THE SUN sophie ellis-bextor
05 NO MATTER WHAT YOU’RE TOLD broken bells
06 FAR FROM ANY ROAD the handsome family
07 PLACES the dead color
08 EROSION cymbals
09 THE KEY lacrosse
10 BINOCULAR the family rain
11 ALLISON the burning hotels
12 HELIOPOLIS florent marchet
13 IN THE WAKE OF YOU dum dum girls
14 MIDNIGHT ON THE HILL maximo park
15 LUNA bombay bicycle club
16 SIGHT UNSEEN hook moon
17 THE BRAE yumi zouma
18 REX customs
19 THERE GOES MY LOVE +/-
20 NOW I SEE sharon jones and the dap-kings
21 ONE ENORMOUS THREAD the galleons
22 GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU NOW skeeter davis

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Sunday, February 2

SMITTEN TIM TO LADY HELENA: BE MY VALENTINE?

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the SMITTEN TIM TO LADY HELENA: BE MY VALENTINE? mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 I FOUGHT THE ANGELS the delgados
02 LATE MARCH, DEATH MARCH frightened rabbit
03 SHOELACES elizabeth & the catapult
04 THE GOLDEN THRONE temples
05 STRANGE BIRDS birdy
06 ANOTHER NIGHT ON EARTH the veils
07 YOUR BODY IS A WEAPON the wombats
08 RED ROPES nicole atkins
09 BLOOD patterns
10 THE SCALE clara luzia
11 IT’S SUCH A GOOD NIGHT (SCOOBIDOO LOVE) paul rothman
12 EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR THE FIRST TIME eli mardock
13 GREEN EYED september girls
14 ALL THE LOST the movements
15 MY RECURRING DREAM cold mailman
16 FEARS farewell dear ghost
17 SLOW SHOW coeur de pirate
18 GRACELESS the national
19 SEVERED HEADS mode moderne
20 THE ONE THAT I WANT lo-fang
21 LOOK OUT HERE THEY COME black hearted brother

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Thursday, January 16

TUNGA THE TURK AS AMBASSADOR OF EARTH

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the TUNGA THE TURK AS AMBASSADOR OF EARTH mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 WE ARE EXPLORERS cut copy
02 JUNGLE nonono
03 LIFE WITHOUT FRONTIERS the penelopes
04 DIM THE LIGHTS creep [w/sia]
05 CRAZY nicole bernegger
06 GOING PLACES peter moren
07 GIRL LIKE ME ladyhawke
08 GHOST TOWN hook moon
09 THE LIE pretty broken things
10 DUST ON THE DANCEFLOOR the leisure society
11 COLLECTIVE MON AMOUR elephant
12 252 gem club
13 TWO OF THEM clara luzia
14 HOW MUCH WE FEEL lars and the hands of light
15 SWAN FIELDS western lows
16 DON’T BE SCARED lacrosse
17 YOUNG FREE lover lover
18 HUSH HUSH sisters
19 I WILL sky ferreira
20 SO BLIND the ladybug transistor
21 FALL OF ROMANCE imaginary cities

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Sunday, January 5

BEST OF 2013 (PART 1)

Of the 345 songs that appeared on the 16 "regular" P of A mixes of 2013, here follow the 41 that most successfully insinuated themselves into my oft-soporific, oft-sentimental, oft-sodden, sometimes-seizures-&-hallucinations-besotted subconscious.  That they appeared here once suggests that I couldn't help but be smitten with their initial, dauntlessly indomitable, Lloyd-Dobler-cum-boombox overtures; that they appear here twice proves that I have long-since fallen head-over-heels/ass-over-teakettle for their enviable endurance and endowments.

Oh, and... just to be clear... neither the songs nor the mixes are listed in order of preference, merely arranged in what I hope will make for a smooth-yet-varied listening experience.  Finally, technically-speaking, not all tracks were released in the year 2013.  My mixes would sooner contain a Taylor Swift ditty than be confined by calendars.

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2013 (PART 1) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 DARK & STORMY hot chip
02 ESCAPE nightmare air
03 A.M.A. maps
04 THE BREATH I INHALED FROM YOU (PART 1) the building
05 AVENGER the bamboos
06 PRISMS temples
07 SHINE A LIGHT cults
08 A WANT THAT YOU WOULDN’T the tiger & me
09 PERMANENT BLISS smile smile
10 SATURDAYS ARE THE GREATEST kristina train
11 POISON PRINCE amy macdonald
12 HARLEQUIN DREAM boy & bear 
13 CHANGE churchill
14 PINK WONTON man man
15 LET ME BACK IN rilo kiley
16 TUNNEL INTO YOUR DREAMS the band in heaven
17 METHUSELAH san fermin
18 MERCY sugarplum fairies
19 ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH the indelicates
20 GALVESTON glen campbell


Go [HERE] to access the BEST OF 2010 -> 2012 mixes.

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BEST OF 2013 (PART 2)

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2013 (PART 2) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 WELCOME HOME radical face
02 NOBODY THERE veronica falls
03 DO OR DIE hungry kids of hungary
04 ALL THOSE MEN miss li
05 1957 milo greene
06 GHOSTS strangefruit
07 TU VAS RIRE albin de la simone
08 WAVES gliss
09 CONGRATULATIONS agnes kain
10 COME SUMMER (COME STANDING OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR) kristofer astrom
11 COME TO ME lily & madeleine
12 MIRACLE MILE cold war kids
13 HIDDEN SIGN visage
14 DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL my heart belongs to cecilia winter
15 JUST KIDS chapel club
16 WEIGHT mikal cronin
17 COLD HAND sad day for puppets
18 I GOT DRUNK AND I WROTE YOU A POEM songdog
19 SHINE ON the house of love
20 THE OTHER SIDE ambrosia parsley
21 IF YOU DIDN’T SEE ME (THEN YOU WEREN’T ON THE DANCEFLOOR) dale earnhardt jr. jr.

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Wednesday, January 1

'13's 13

If you'll indulge me... what follow are my favorite 13 albums of the year 2013.  If you've heard them, I hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have.  If you haven't heard them, I hope you'll consider giving them a listen...

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01. SAD DAY FOR PUPPETS: COME CLOSER

02. RADICAL FACE: THE FAMILY TREE (THE BRANCHES)

03. ALFRED HALL: WILDERNESS

04. FILTHY BOY: SMILE THAT WON'T GO DOWN

05. ESCONDIDO: THE GHOST OF ESCONDIDO

06. COLD WAR KIDS: DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS

07. GOSSLING: HARVEST OF GOLD

08. K.S. RHOADS: THE WILDERNESS

09. VAMPIRE WEEKEND: MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY

10. PRETTY BROKEN THINGS: LET IT COME & LET IT PASS

11. FRENCH FILMS: WILD ORCHID

12. LIZ LAWRENCE: BEDROOM HERO

13. LILY & MADELEINE: s/t

Sunday, December 22

THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS 2

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS 2 mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 COME TO ME lily & madeleine
02 RAYS the feather
03 THE CROWS WERE TALKING danny vera
04 THE BREATH I INHALED FROM YOU (PART 1) the building
05 AVENGER the bamboos
06 RUN RUN RUN the notwist
07 ATHEISTS HAVE SONGS TOO rykarda parasol
08 OH MY LOVE brendan benson
09 NOBODY THERE veronica falls
10 COME SUMMER (COME STANDING OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR) kristofer astrom
11 WHIRLPOOL the chambermaids
12 HOLY BRANCHES radical face
13 UNDER THE SUN she talks
14 PRISMS temples
15 CALL ME IN THE DAY la luz
16 MY FAVOURITE SONGS dylan mondegreen
17 CULT OF LOVE dum dum girls
18 FOLLY ON THE MOUNTAIN the galleons
19 ONLY JUST BE FRIENDS jesse and the dandelions
20 SONGS OF SUMMER gossling [w/alexander burnett]
21 HOW WRONG I CAN BE hellogoodbye
22 THE RIVER OF SUFFERING k.s. rhoads

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Tuesday, December 10

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2006

'Tis winter, 'tis true.  But 'tis not a time for distemper or discontent...'tis not a time for recrimination or regret.  No, 'tis a time to turn one's cheek... for forgiving sins... for making peace.  A time to bury strife by righting wrongs... for dancing... laughing... seasoned, salty songs.  A time to resecure the ties that bind... a time, in short, for auld lang syne.

So, as you hang your stockings with care not coal... as you get crocked on 'nog and kiss 'neath mistletoe... as you play games with reindeers, dreidels, or Festivus poles... please savor these ghosts of days drained gray (BEST OF OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, and DECEMBER 2006). When 2014's sun comes up -- as come up it must -- there'll be tunes anew just as sure as Rudolph's gay... 

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2006.

TRACKLIST ---

01 BONES the killers
02 THE ONE the like
03 COME ON consequences
04 DRIVING THROUGH THE RED LIGHTS monster movie
05 CHELSEA stefy
06 DRAMA QUEEN moi caprice
07 ON AND ON boy kill boy
08 CAVALRY delays
09 TYPE A now it’s overhead
10 ONE LAST DANCE badly drawn boy
11 YOU DON’T NEED ME royal treatment plant
12 SUBSTANCES mark mallman
13 THINK I’M IN LOVE beck
14 SING SONGS ALONG tilly and the wall
15 A SIMPLE PLAN the information
16 PENNY ON THE TRAIN TRACK ben kweller
17 THIS IS MY DIRECTION yellowish
18 HEY MARY polar eyes
19 RAISE YOUR HANDS rock kills kid
20 IN TRANSIT albert hammond, jr.
21 DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT starflower

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Thursday, November 14

WHERE THEY'LL FIND THE DEAD, FRIENDLESS FARMER...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] or [HERE] to download the WHERE THEY'LL FIND THE DEAD, FRIENDLESS FARMER... mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 SAILING the strumbellas
02 HOW DO YOU KNOW gaoler’s daughter
03 GHOSTS strangefruit
04 PUT ME TO WORK papa
05 SMILE the happy
06 LOOKING AT THE SUN jesse and the dandelions
07 THE OTHER SIDE ambrosia parsley
08 THE WILDERNESS fanfarlo
09 GRAPEVINE western lows
10 HARD AS THIS lindi ortega
11 THE DEVIL’S SON danny vera
12 PRIDE whitley
13 IT’S GETTING BORING BY THE SEA blood red shoes
14 DIE YOUNG, DIE DUMB: NOT SOON hellogoodbye
15 CONFESSIONS TO A STREETLIGHT mark berube
16 PINK WONTON man man
17 QUI EST CE BAIGNEUR? thomas fersen & the ginger accident
18 BURN LIKE THE SUN my gold mask
19 TUNNEL INTO YOUR DREAMS the band in heaven
20 WE’VE GOT IT cults
21 LOVE WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL grouplove
22 ALL MY LOVE the preatures
23 SUNSHINER lacrosse

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