Sunday, December 21

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2007

Yeah, yeah, it's that time again. Winter & holidays & various other bah-humbug bullshit.

Now, don't get me wrong: I'm pleased as a partridge in a pear tree to be sharing the subsequent slew of songs with you. These are the ones that still turtle my dove and french my hen from my BEST OF OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, and DECEMBER 2007 mixes. And, truth be told, they still sound almightily righteous to these grievously aging ears.


But the holidays can be a trying time -- so much so that I've long-since stopped celebrating them. Which is why -- this year, in this place -- there shall be neither holly nor ivy. Nights shall be neither silent nor holy. Halls shall not be decked. Gay apparel shall not be donned. No maids shall be a'milkin'. No little boys a'drummin'. And nobody whatsoever a'wasasillin' (whatever the fuck THAT means).


I ask you: Who the hell cares what child this is? What business is it of mine if you hear what I hear? And, frankly, if you saw your mommy kissing Santa Claus, your mommy is a whore.


But be ye not taken aback by my Grinchy bitterness -- 'tis but a passing phase. A phase of squashed sugar plums & shattered sugar canes. Of broken bells -- be they "silver" or "carol of the." Of unheralded angels & unroasted chestnuts & Good King Wenceslas (who everybody that knew him says was actually a real shit).


In the new year, my mood shall surely improve. And yes, yet again, there surely shall be tunes anew.


In the meantime, please enjoy these ghosts of mixtapes past...


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

TRACKLIST ---

01 HERE COMES YOUR MAN the pixies
02 MY BRITTLE HEART lucky soul
03 PUT THE SUN BACK the coral
04 I’M SORRY BUT I’M BEGINNING TO HATE YOUR FACE eagle seagull
05 SIXTEEN the indelicates
06 HONESTLY matt pond pa
07 NO MORE LOVESONGS lacrosse
08 TIME TO PRETEND mgmt
09 DON’T STOP THE MUSIC rihanna
10 SEE THESE BONES nada surf
11 THAT TOWN sambassadeur
12 TIME IS MY EVERYTHING ian brown
13 TO THE DOGS OR WHOEVER josh ritter
14 WAVING FLAGS british sea power
15 THE MEDIUM WAY the 1900s
16 RECKONER radiohead
17 BABY I’M BROKE lucky soul
18 BLUSH the raveonettes
19 OCEAN OF NOISE arcade fire
20 THE ALISON YIP SCHOOL FOR GIRLS woodpigeon

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

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