Sunday, January 7

BEST OF 2017 (PART 1)

Of the 393 songs that appeared on the 19 "regular" P of A mixes of 2017, here follow the 42 that most successfully insinuated themselves into my oft-soporific, oft-sentimental, oft-sodden, oft-sophomoric, oft-insensate, oft-insomnia-insensible subconscious.

[A note: I have recently succeeded in falling and fracturing my humerus -- something I do not begrudge to concede I do not find humorous in the least. Surgery, it would seem, shall follow shortly. In the meantime, I pledge to do my best to keep this site updated as most I can manage. Please do be patient with this incipient, nascent patient....] 

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2017 (PART 1) mix.

TRACKLIST --- 

01 KIDS CONSPIRE [extended mix] royal teeth
02 LET’S FALL IN LOVE mother mother
03 THINK kaleida
04 SIGN OF THE TIMES harry styles
05 NO PROMISES san fermin
06 OUIJA graveyard club
07 IN UNDERTOW alvvays
08 SECOND NATURE neil finn
09 FLUORESCENT LIGHT stars
10 TRAVELING LIGHT leonard cohen
11 IN AND OUT beth ditto
12 RAN future islands
13 OUT OF THE DARK dia frampton
14 WHEN I BECOME TRANSPARENT mirrar
15 HEART OF THE BEAT motel raphael
16 FENN tom rosenthal
17 LION WITH ME jenn grant
18 FEEL IT STILL portugal. the man
19 DOWN ON YOUR KNEES flora cash
20 SEPTEMBER el goodo
21 GOLDEN AGE the mynabirds

Go [HERE] and [HERE] to access past BEST OF mixes.

BEST OF 2017 (PART 2)

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2017 (PART 2) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 SO IT GOES el goodo
02 VIENNA makthaverskan
03 TIME TO START GIVING first hate
04 APOCALYPSE cigarettes after sex
05 CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU spoon
06 GLASS JAR tristen
07 MIDNIGHT RUSH secret company
08 OH MY GOD luke sital-singh
09 J vita bergen
10 KAMIKAZE susanne sundfør
11 THIS IS THE PART grandaddy
12 THE DRUGS mother mother
13 HE’S FINE the secret sisters
14 FIRE IN THE SKY graveyard club
15 THE VANITY OF TRYING clap your hands say yeah
16 BRAND NEW DAY vita bergen
17 DNA jonah
18 DISCOVER idolising nova
19 I WISH YOU WERE FUN sparks
20 IT WON’T BE ME tom rosenthal
21 PEARLY GATES kevin morby

2017: 20 ALBUMS

Here follow 20 albums that most thoroughly goosed my moose during the year 2017. Perhaps you're already familiar with them; perhaps it's better if you're not.  Nothing quite like having new music to investigate and evaluate; nothing quite like that prickly, electric thrill of discovery and that first blush of love.  So please do feel free to left-click on the artists' names in order to invoke additional information, sound samples, and the like....

[A note: For reasons I think you can quite comprehend, these albums are not available for download from this website.]
CAMERON AVERY/ripe dreams, pipe dreams
RICHARD EDWARDS/lemon cotton candy sunset
EL GOODO/by order of the moose
FAST ROMANTICS/american love
NEIL FINN/out of silence
GIANT ROOKS/new estate [ep]
HA HA TONKA/heart-shaped mountain
LOLA MARSH/remember roses
MOTHER MOTHER/no culture
ALEXANDRA SAVIOR/belladonna of sadness
THE SECRET SISTERS/you don't own me anymore
SIR SLY/don't you worry, honey
LUKE SITAL-SINGH/time is a riddle
SOLTERO/western medicine blues
VITA BERGEN/retriever
THE WILD REEDS/the world we built
WOLF PARADE/cry cry cry

Monday, December 25

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2010

Boys get discovered as winter melts/Flowers competing for the sun/Years go by and I'm still here waiting, withering where some snowman was/Mirror, mirror where's the Crystal Palace?/But I only can see myself/Skating around the truth of who I am/But I know, Dad, the ice is getting thin

When you gonna make up your mind?/When you gonna love you as much as I do?/When you gonna make up your mind?/'Cause things are gonna change so fast/All the white horses are still in bed/I tell you that I'll always want you near/You say that things change, my dear

Hair is gray/And the fires are burning/So many dreams/On the shelf/You say I wanted you to be proud of me/I always wanted that myself

WINTER/tori amos [HERE] or [HERE]

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2010.

TRACKLIST --

01 ANXIOUS/states
02 LET’S RUIN JULIE’S BIRTHDAY/eels
03 WISHING HE WAS DEAD/the like
04 WAIT AND SEE/diamond rings
05 LOST & FAR FROM HOME/katie costello
06 ON THE OCEAN/guster
07 WINTER ON THE WEEKEND/julia stone
08 I WANT THE WORLD TO STOP/belle and sebastian
09 ISARNA/sakert!
10 ARROW/kathryn calder
11 I WANT YOU/cee-lo green
12 SILVER TILES/matt & kim
13 THE MOTORCYCLE BOY REIGNS/broken records
14 TRUCKER’S SON/starflyer 59
15 BRING NIGHT/sia
16 AS IT COMES/fran healy
17 WHAT WE’VE BECOME/the concretes
18 YOU KNOW YOU’RE NOT DEAD/broken records
19 SOMETHING ELSE/diamond rings
20 ANNE SAYS PT. II/sad day for puppets
21 DOWN BY THE WATER/the decemberists

Left-click [HERE] to go to the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2009.

Sunday, December 10

BULLIED BUT UNBOWED

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BULLIED BUT UNBOWED mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 SO IT GOES el goodo
02 VIENNA makthaverskan
03 ZOMBIE langhorne slim
04 LET IT SLIP the school
05 WATCHING FROM GREAT HEIGHTS sundara karma
06 EMPIRE MINE cajsa siik
07 YOU & I dangers of the sea
08 FADE AWAY susanne sundfør
09 OTHER WAY ROUND lime cordiale
10 CONSOLATION PRIZE sharon van etten
11 I WANT TO HAVE A BABY soltero
12 EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT empathy test
13 CREATURE COMFORT arcade fire
14 LE ROYAUME la féline
15 DARK PROMISES matt mays
16 WILD HEARTS the mynabirds
17 TOO SAD TO BE YOUNG the new faith
18 LA MANCHA SCREWJOB weezer
19 INCANTATION wolf parade
20 CLIMB tori amos
21 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK the pogues & kirsty maccoll

Monday, November 20

OF DOUGLAS SIRK STEAKS & DURWARD KIRBY BURGERS

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the OF DOUGLAS SIRK STEAKS & DURWARD KIRBY BURGERS mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN the smiths
02 HUMBUG loney dear
03 PARIS lana del rey
04 I WISH YOU WERE FUN sparks
05 FLUORESCENT LIGHT stars
06 WEEKEND WOMAN weezer
07 FATAL GIFT emily haines & the soft skeleton
08 DREAMING OF FRANCO majken
09 ELECTRIC little coyote
10 THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT the smiths
11 TE LO DIGO A TI vetusta morla
12 UNDERWATER elizabeth and the catapult
13 AMERICAN LOVE fast romantics
14 ECHO SAW YOU kaleida
15 DAY I DIE the national
16 LE SUD lola marsh
17 TERRORISE ME neil finn
18 EDEN makthaverskan
19 SEPTEMBER el goodo
20 I KNOW IT’S OVER the smiths

Friday, November 3

FREAKY FRIDAY

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

TRACKLIST ---

01 GIN SOAKED BOY the divine comedy
02 IT’S A SHAME first aid kit
03 BLACK CAT reverend & the makers
04 JUPITER on dead waves
05 EVERYTHING NOW arcade fire
06 I CAN’T TAKE YOU WITH ME (CHARLENE’S THEME) whitehorse
07 NO DISTRACTION beck
08 DISPOSABLE cameron avery
09 GLASS JAR tristen
10 NOW I KNOW ramona falls
11 ABSENT FRIENDS the divine comedy
12 KAMIKAZE susanne sundfor
13 LAZARUS ONLINE wolf parade
14 WALK girls in hawaii
15 IN A SONG black kids
16 I DON’T BELIEVE IN LOVE the school
17 ASTRONAUT sir sly
18 KING OF A ONE HORSE TOWN dan auerbach
19 DNA jonah
20 EVERYBODY KNOWS (EXCEPT YOU) the divine comedy

Friday, October 20

THE RUBIKON

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

TRACKLIST ---

01 SUPERSTAR the carpenters
02 RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS the carpenters
03 I SIT AND WONDER el goodo
04 THINK kaleida
05 POLITICS OF LOVE alex cameron
06 MISSIONARY POSITION sparks
07 RAINED ON frightened rabbit
08 WHY WE FIGHT fast romantics
09 THE MOTH manchester orchestra
10 NOTHING ELSE angus & julia stone
11 STRANGE WAVES shock machine
12 GIVE IT UP intergalactic lovers
13 RUN FOR COVER the killers
14 YOU’RE MINE lola marsh
15 SECOND NATURE neil finn
16 CALM ME DOWN mother mother
17 SIREN emily haines & the soft skeleton
18 ONE MORE TIME omd
19 SOLITAIRE the carpenters
20 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE the carpenters

Thursday, October 5

BUFFY & JODY & UNCLE BILL CELEBRATE THE DEATH OF MR. FRENCH

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BUFFY & JODY & UNCLE BILL CELEBRATE THE DEATH OF MR. FRENCH mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 LET’S GO the cars
02 CANDY-O the cars
03 YOUR SOUL gothic tropic
04 DANCE WITH ME cameron avery
05 IN UNDERTOW alvvays
06 HIGH AS A KITE fairchild
07 EPITAPH IN TONGUES whitehorse
08 EVERYONE YOU MEET the clientele
09 FUN sir sly
10 GOLDEN AGE the mynabirds
11 OUR MUTUAL FRIEND the divine comedy
12 HOLLOW on dead waves
13 RÉVEILLE-TOI mickey 3d
14 REMAINS zola jesus
15 OUIJA graveyard club
16 BEING SPECIAL sophia kennedy
17 GHOST OF HIS LOVE jenny don’t & the spurs
18 LOST IN THE MYSTERY shock machine
19 ALL I WANNA DO the school
20 GOT A LOT ON MY HEAD the cars
21 DANGEROUS TYPE the cars

Friday, September 22

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: FALL 2010

There's a problem, feathers, iron/Bargain buildings, weights and pulleys/Feathers hit the ground before the weight can leave the air/Buy the sky and sell the sky and tell the sky and tell the sky/Don't fall on me/(What is it up in the air for?)/(It's gonna fall)/Fall on me/(If it's there for long)/(It's gonna fall)/Fall on me/(It's over, it's over me)/(It's gonna fall)/There's the progress we have found/(When the rain)/A way to talk around the problem/(When the children reign)/Building towered foresight/(Keep your conscience in the dark)/Isn't anything at all/(Melt the statues in the park)/Buy the sky and sell the sky and bleed the sky and tell the sky/Don't fall on me/(What is it up in the air for?)/(It's gonna fall)/Fall on me/(If it's there for long)/(It's gonna fall)/Fall on me/(It's over, it's over me)/(It's gonna fall)

FALL ON ME/r.e.m. [HERE] or [HERE]

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the 7-YEAR ITCH MIX: FALL 2010.

TRACKLIST ---

01 RIO hey marseilles
02 DREAMIN’ feldberg
03 RUN the forest & the trees
04 OUTCAST timo raisanen
05 DO YOU BELIEVE the sirens of venice
06 TRUST ME I’M A THIEF the guggenheim grotto
07 KING OF ROME goldheart assembly
08 SQUARE ONE the like
09 COME WITH ME ceo
10 ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE drawn from bees
11 WELCOME HOME [touch the sky ep] radical face
12 NIGHTMARE DAY the moons
13 PINK SUGAR ELEPHANTS mates of state
14 MODERN MAN arcade fire
15 RECORD COLLECTOR lissie
16 PRECIOUS TO ME maria haukaas storeng [w/mans zelmerlow]
17 BROKEN HORSE/freelance whales
18 RELEASE ME the like
19 SOUNDS LIKE HALLELUJAH the head and the heart
20 YOU AND ME the sirens of venice
21 SPRING AND FALL: TO A YOUNG CHILD natalie merchant

Left-click [HERE] to go to the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: FALL 2009.