Sunday, August 4

UP

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

TRACKLIST ---

01 PLANET CLAIRE the b-52s
02 PRIVATE IDAHO the b-52s
03 YESTERDAY’S GONE azure blue
04 WE ARE MAGIC red sleeping beauty
05 YOUTH AND LOVE jack savoretti [w/mika]
06 RED WHITE AND BLACK jesca hoop
07 THE WAR IS OVER cage the elephant
08 LADY WILLPOWER morrissey
09 MAGNETIC MOVES katie toupin
10 CARRIED AWAY satellite stories
11 MASS SHOOTING johnny lloyd
12 SONGBIRDS silversun pickups
13 THE LIMIT the ocean blue
14 NUMB dotan
15 ALL THE FEELS fitz and the tantrums
16 OH MOTHER eleni mandell
17 SISTER BUDDHA belle and sebastian
18 PARALYZED WALTZ sarah bethe nelson
19 PANAMA HAT the wave pictures
20 ROAM the b-52s
21 ROCK LOBSTER the b-52s

Saturday, July 20

PAGEANTRY

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TRACKLIST ---

01 IN THE AIR TONIGHT phil collins
02 EASY LOVER phil collins & philip bailey
03 SILVER SONG johnathan rice
04 ROCK FISHES fat white family
05 HOW WE SAY GOODBYE imperial teen
06 GUILT [alternate reality version] radical face
07 BLEACH charly bliss
08 THERE GOES MY MIRACLE bruce springsteen
09 SUPPOSED TO BE bad books, kevin devine & manchester orchestra
10 ABACAB genesis
11 SARA NOW apex manor
12 WILLIAM graveyard club
13 MY NAME kakkmaddafakka
14 WONDERLAND sue the night
15 AIR RAID SHELTER we invented paris
16 LIFE IS GOLDEN suede
17 SOLSBURY HILL peter gabriel
18 MERCY STREET peter gabriel

Thursday, July 4

NATIONALISM RUN RAMPANT

 Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the NATIONALISM RUN RAMPANT mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 ODE TO MY FAMILY the cranberries
02 RECORD COLLECTION kaiser chiefs
03 NEEDLE middle kids
04 LOVE IS MYSTICAL cold war kids
05 ALL WHO WANDER old ‘97s
06 ‘12: YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK TO NEW YORK the magnetic fields
07 THE BOAT linnea olsson
08 YOUNG IN MY HEAD starflyer 59
09 THE GIRLS ARE CHEWING GUM patience
10 EVENT HORIZON azure blue
11 NO NEED TO ARGUE hannah georgas [w/lucius]
12 CHARLES AND SYLVESTER orouni
13 NORMAN AND NORMA the divine comedy
14 NE M’APPELLE PAS cœur de pirate
15 BLACK MADONNA cage the elephant
16 GIMME GIMME meiko
17 LOVE CRIMES hayden thorpe
18 CRIMSON mexico city blondes
19 YOU’LL GET IT WHEN YOU’RE OLDER agent blå
20 NEXT EPISODE STARTS IN 15 SECONDS johnny lloyd
21 RATTLING ROSE noel gallagher’s high flying birds
22 ODE TO MY FAMILY radical face

Saturday, June 22

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SUMMER 2012

So, what the hell was happenin' in April, May, and June of 2012, you quizzically inquire? Let us hereby go a'harkenin'...

On April 1st, the Adam Sandler film "Jack and Jill" was awarded the 32nd annual Golden Raspberry Award.

On April 3rd, Barack Obama officially won the Democratic nomination for president.

On April 9th, "The Lion King" became the highest grossing Broadway show in history after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera."

On April 11th, "The Avengers" premiered in Los Angeles.

On April 14th, the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

On May 4th, 14 decapitated bodies (nine hung from a bridge) were discovered in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

On May 7th, Vladimir Putin was sworn in for his third term as President of Russia.

On May 13th, 49 dismembered bodies were discovered on a Mexican highway.

On May 20th, Adele won a then-record 12 Billboard Music Awards.

On June 3rd, a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria killed 152 passengers and 40 people on the ground.

On June 12th, an Australian coroner's report ruled that a dingo was responsible for the death of a baby in 1980.

On June 16th, a stage collapse at a Toronto Radiohead concert killed one person.

On June 19th, a man was beheaded in Saudi Arabia for practicing witchcraft and sorcery.

On June 23rd, 76 monks were hospitalized in Thailand after being attacked by a swarm of bees.
Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE 7-YEAR-ITCH mix: SUMMER 2012.

TRACKLIST ---

 01 MYTH beach house
02 THE SHAKE SHAKE king of prussia
03 TROU DE LOUP gemma ray
04 FEATHERS fanfarlo
05 ALL THE ROWBOATS regina spektor
06 OLD BOYS bishop morocco
07 ECHO OF LOVE the shutes
08 TEDDY’S NOOK nils olav
09 ARROW ravens & chimes
10 LAND OR SEA sleeping at last
11 ALL THE GIRLS caracol
12 LET GO revolver
13 DIRTY WORK sydney wayser
14 THE CITY STILL bears
15 A THOUSAND THOUSANDS pearl and the beard
16 SHAKE IT OFF soft swells
17 THE DAY I CHANGE sweet sweet lies
18 THE FOUNTAIN veronica falls
19 AN ARTIST’S SONG lost in the trees
20 LONELINESS AND SWEET ROMANCE the frank and walters
21 GENERATIONS LOST solander

Left-click [HERE] to go to previous 7-YEAR-ITCH: SUMMER mixes.

Saturday, June 8

AQABA

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

TRACKLIST ---

01 STAYIN’ ALIVE bee gees
02 WOMAN IN LOVE barbra streisand [w/barry gibb]
03 FREAKAZOID silversun pickups
04 ALL I GOT IS YOU holy moly & the crackers
05 ALOYSIUS orouni
06 BELOW THE DECK johnathan rice
07 CAMERA charly bliss
08 GIVE STUPIDITY A CHANCE pet shop boys
09 HERE sloan peterson
10 LOVE KILLS coyle girelli
11 CAIN starflyer 59
12 PACHINKO SONG lily & madeleine
13 SOCIAL CUES cage the elephant
14 LITTLE AGAIN the secret sisters
15 UNDERLINE THE BLACK metric
16 STAIRS TO THE ROOF finn andrews
17 MARRIED IN A GOLD RUSH vampire weekend [w/danielle haim]
18 NO FAME robert forster
19 MISSISSIPPI NUTHIN’ shovels & rope
20 I STARTED A JOKE bee gees
21 THE WAY WE WERE barbra streisand

Thursday, May 23

BLACKWATER

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

TRACKLIST ---

01 EDGE OF SEVENTEEN stevie nicks
02 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND tom petty & stevie nicks
03 SIN kakkmaddafakka
04 LIVING THINGS DON’T LAST patience
05 SON OF MYSTERY orouni
06 I NEED HELP johnny lloyd
07 I NEED HELP! fitz and the tantrums
08 BORN AGAIN dylan leblanc
09 DO SI DO jenny lewis
10 DOOM DAYS bastille
11 EVERYWHERE roosevelt
12 PEACEKEEPER fleetwood mac
13 NEW DIRECTION sloan peterson
14 TREEHOUSE EMPIRE rainbow danger club
15 ALLIGATOR of monsters and men
16 GOOD OLD DAYS shovels & rope
17 TIGRESS h-burns
18 BLOOD UNDER THE BRIDGE blackiebluebird
19 THE BOYS WITH THE PERPETUAL NERVOUSNESS t.b.w.t.p.n.
20 FEET fat white family
21 MEET THE MOTHER johnathan rice
22 ILLUMINATION lindsey buckingham
23 BIG LOVE [live] lindsey buckingham

Thursday, May 9

READY THE WILDFIRE...

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the READY THE WILDFIRE... mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 DON’T GET ME DOWN electric light orchestra
02 CALLING AMERICA electric light orchestra
03 BROKEN BOY cage the elephant
04 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN the cranberries
05 JESSICA WJ cayucas
06 DEVIL TOWN cavetown
07 THIS LIFE vampire weekend
08 LIVING ROOM, NY laura stevenson
09 I JUST DON’T CARE THAT MUCH matt maeson
10 PONYTAIL pi ja ma
11 HEARTS ATTACH luke sital-singh
12 COSMIC KISS mindy gledhill
13 JUST MY LUCK ages and ages
14 DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE georges & feuchard
15 I GUESS WE WERE YOUNG edwyn collins
16 LEAVE ME TO SLEEP the leisure society
17 FAR FROM HOME ladytron
18 THE GOOD SIDE troye sivan
19 BUILD the housemartins
20 DO YA electric light orchestra
21 SWEET TALKIN’ WOMAN electric light orchestra

Thursday, April 25

THE BIG BLUE BUNNY ABIDES

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE BIG BLUE BUNNY ABIDES mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 FAST CAR tracy chapman
02 CONSTANT CRAVING k.d. lang
03 WEDDING BELL BLUES morrissey
04 IT DOESN’T MATTER WHY silversun pickups
05 NAKED SOUL coyle girelli
06 HEY CHILD x ambassadors
07 DOUBT radical face
08 GRIPTIDE barbarossa
09 THE REST kakkmaddafakka
10 UNERASABLE LOVE deidre & the dark
11 SUPERRICH ten fé
12 WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU local natives
13 STARVING blackiebluebird
14 ONE HAND UP the strumbellas
15 KISS ME BEFORE YOU GO holy moly & the crackers
16 I’M JUST BEING HONEST weezer
17 ARE YOU BORED YET? wallows [w/cairo]
18 FAST TIMES albert hammond, jr.
19 KID FEARS indigo girls [w/michael stipe]
20 NOTHING COMPARES 2 U sinéad o’connor

Thursday, April 11

THE RAPTURE

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

TRACKLIST ---

01 ROAD TO NOWHERE talking heads
02 LIFETIME PILING UP talking heads
03 RED BULL & HENNESSY jenny lewis
04 123456 fitz and the tantrums
05 RADIO GIRL pi ja ma
06 FREE POUR wintersleep
07 YOUR NAIL AND YOUR HAMMER oh pep!
08 DERMATILLOMANIA laura stevenson
09 EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY aaron espe
10 LOOK AT YOUR NOW sleeper
11 FALLORUN andrew bird
12 MOCKINGBIRD wild belle
13 RAFT stats
14 WILD CARD mindy gledhill
15 U.N.I. mating ritual
16 BLAMELESS piroshka
17 PORQUE TE VAS georges & feuchard
18 M5 sports team
19 LOVE unloved
20 I ZIMBRA talking heads
21 THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY) talking heads

Sunday, March 31

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SPRING 2012

So, what the hell was going on in the first few months of 2012? Let us hereby harken back...

In January, the FBI shut down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement. In response, the hacker group Anonymous attacked government and entertainment industry websites. Good times.

In February, bitter cold weather in Europe killed over 100 people.

The New York Giants defeated Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl for the second time in five years.

Gordon Lightfoot was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the lieutenant governor of Ontario, Canada.

On February 11, Whitney Houston accidentally drowned in a bathtub.

Adele won six awards at the 54th annual GRAMMYs. Foo Fighters won five.

"The Artist" won Best Picture at the 84th annual Academy Awards.

In March, amidst allegations of voter fraud, Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidency for the third time.

Nine thousand residents were evacuated from Wagga Wagga, Australia, as the Murrimbidgee River threatened to overflow.

Toyota recalled 700,000 cars over safety concerns.

United States Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales killed 16 Afghani civilians and wounded six others. Nine of his victims were children.

"The Hunger Games" premiered in Los Angeles.

Wendy's overtook Burger King to become the second best-selling hamburger chain.

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SPRING 2012.

TRACKLIST ---

01 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW gotye
02 OBLIVION grimes
03 ELEVEN A.M. bears
04 BORN TO LOSE jenny owen youngs
05 ANOTHER GHOST ROCKET blaudzun
06 EMMYLOU first aid kit
07 WORKING TITLES damien jurado
08 LIFE’S A BEACH django django
09 FOR PAOLO woodpigeon
10 OUR MUTUAL FRIEND the divine comedy
11 WE RIDE THE OUTSKIRTS FOREVER the afternoons
12 EDELWEISS julien ribot
13 LETTERS IN THE SEA the dimes
14 AYLA the maccabees
15 SHOW ME THE WAY leonard cohen
16 NEON NIGHTMARE rosie vanier
17 NO ONE WILL LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO) sweet sweet lies
18 LES AMOURS DEVOUEES coeur de pirate
19 THE END OF EVERYTHING KNOWN jeff hanson
20 THE SEX OFFENDERS auditorium

Left-click [HERE] to go to previous 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: SPRING mixes.

Sunday, March 17

THE GREAT GAZOO DON'T DANCE

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE GREAT GAZOO DON'T DANCE mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 HEAL IT UP concrete blonde
02 JOEY concrete blonde
03 DO YOU REALIZE?? the flaming lips
04 ARE YOU GONNA deidre & the dark
05 WATERLINE frances cone
06 626 BEDFORD AVENUE the drums
07 CANTERBURY GIRLS lily & madeleine
08 DEATH TAPES gemma ray
09 ARMATOPIA johnny marr
10 WHEN I’M ALONE [piano version] lissie
11 I’M GLAD I HITCHED MY APPLE CART TO YOUR STAR the boy least likely to
12 ISABELLA DANCES coyle girelli
13 THE WEEPING WILLOW blackiebluebird
14 RUBY strand of oaks
15 MIFFED neyla pekarek
16 MOON SONG rainbow danger club
17 BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE nouvelle vague
18 SUMMER OF ‘42 kishi bashi
19 SHE GOT THE GARDEN paul heaton
20 DANCE ALONG THE EDGE concrete blonde
21 SOMEDAY concrete blonde

Sunday, March 3

COLONEL SANDERS' TRANSFUSION CONFUSION

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the COLONEL SANDERS' TRANSFUSION CONFUSION mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 ALL I KNOW art garfunkel
02 KODACHROME paul simon
03 PIXIES, SYLPHS AND FAIRIES pi ja ma
04 TRAILER PARK matthew logan vasquez
05 ASKING FOR oh pep!
06 DOWN AT THE ARCADE pelicat
07 INTO THE SHAPE OF YOUR HEART wintersleep
08 CHAOS FROM THE TOP DOWN stereophonics
09 FIGURINE ladytron
10 MY LITTLE TOWN simon & garfunkel
11 HARMONY HALL vampire weekend
12 BETTER LAND fox & bones
13 ONLY JUST BEGUN the moth and the flame
14 SLEEP LITTLE QUEEN sarah macdougall
15 PROMISED LAND cold cave
16 SONG FOR WHOEVER the beautiful south
17 ENDLESS LIFE friska viljor
18 GLORY HALLELUJAH frank turner
19 THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE paul simon
20 BRIGHT EYES art garfunkel

Sunday, February 17

THE CREATIONIST'S LAMENT

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE CREATIONIST'S LAMENT mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 BECAUSE THE NIGHT patti smith
02 SUMMER CANNIBALS patti smith
03 I MIGHT AS WELL DIE WITH YOU coyle girelli
04 BOMBS AWAY charlotte gainsbourg
05 THEY OWN THIS TOWN flora cash
06 FRIEND OR FOE rainbow danger club
07 WAKE ME UP foreign air
08 ICARUS mindy gledhill
09 BE GENTLE WITH ME the boy least likely to
10 BROKEN MAN said the whale
11 LET GO talos
12 LA GRENADE clara luciani
13 READY TO LET GO cage the elephant
14 MODERATION florence + the machine
15 BLOOM troye sivan
16 DEAR CONGRESS, (17) dispatch
17 MY TREMBLING GUITAR blackiebluebird
18 FUH YOU paul mccartney
19 LA VIE EN ROSE lucy dacus
20 E-BOW THE LETTER r.e.m. [w/patti smith]
21 GLITTER IN THEIR EYES patti smith [w/michael stipe]
22 MY MADRIGAL patti smith 

Friday, February 1

AMANDA SEYFRIED (WITH SCRATCHY CAT)

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the AMANDA SEYFRIED (WITH SCRATCHY CAT) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 THIS IS HARDCORE pulp
02 DISCO 2000 pulp
03 LITTLE ANIMAL fox & bones
04 GOOD TO BE ALIVE the rival
05 ARSENIC neyla pekarek
06 BOOM x ambassadors
07 BOYS BOYS BOYS lady gaga
08 REASONS NOT TO BE AN IDIOT frank turner
09 UNLESS YOU LOVE ME friska viljor
10 TIGRESS songs: ohia
11 I STARTED A JOKE pet shop boys
12 COME ALONG cosmo sheldrake
13 WHO’S BEEN TALKIN’ whitehorse
14 LETHAL COMBINATION the wombats
15 NICOLE crane like the bird [w/ben bridwell]
16 COST YOUR LOVE miya folick
17 SALVATION the strumbellas
18 TRAVELING ON the decemberists
19 EAST COAST SWING mattiel
20 PRETTIEST EYES the beautiful south
21 PINK GLOVE pulp
22 SOMETHING CHANGED pulp

Tuesday, January 15

CORNUCOPIA

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

TRACKLIST ---

01 DRIVE r.e.m.
02 MONTY GOT A RAW DEAL r.e.m.
03 TRUTHS oh pep!
04 WINTER OF ‘98 cayucas
05 SUCH A REMARKABLE DAY charlotte gainsbourg
06 HIDE AND SEEK kodaline
07 THE SNOWFALLS whyte horses
08 VALENTINE coyle girelli
09 WE ARE FIRE sarah macdougall
10 PICTURE FRAME the kooks
11 IN DREAMS chorusgirl
12 NAKED BLUE kakkmaddafakka
13 FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND blackiebluebird
14 BORN & RAZED dispatch
15 TWO SCOOPS matt pond & chris hansen
16 RED pale waves
17 HEATHENS mona
18 DECEMBER’S CHILDREN whitehorse
19 YOU FINE saint motel
20 NIGHTSWIMMING r.e.m.
21 FIND THE RIVER r.e.m.

Tuesday, January 1

BEST OF 2018 (PART 1)

Of the 400 songs that appeared on the 19 "regular" P of A mixes of 2018, here follow the 41 that most successfully insinuated themselves into my oft-soporific, oft-sentimental, oft-sodden, oft-sophomoric, oft-insensate, oft-incorrigibly-incontinent subconscious.

[And, no, I cannot and will not endeavor to explain my current Troye Sivan fixation.]

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2018 (PART 1) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR THE FIRST TIME eli mardock
02 WHERE’S MY GIRL? coyle girelli
03 HOMO SAPIEN lenka
04 DO OR DARE modern space
05 RUNAWAYS the magic numbers
06 SONG FOR A SEAGULL teleman
07 STREETS OF EDINBURGH the proclaimers
08 LEARN TO HIDE katie herzig
09 THERE’S A LIGHT jonathan wilson
10 LEDA makthaverskan
11 I’M JUST ALRIGHT mating ritual
12 FINE NOT FINE spector
13 FIREWORKS first aid kit
14 CONFESSIONS IN THE POOL ash
15 RANDOM HAIKU GENERATOR sin fang, soley & orvar smarason
16 JADED LOVER, SHADY DRIFTER eric bachmann
17 DANCE TO THIS troye sivan [w/ariana grande]
18 SPARROW jump, little children
19 HOLD OUT YOUR HAND brandi carlile
20 YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY WANTS YOU DEAD saint motel

Go [HERE] and/or [HERE] to access previous BEST OF mixes.

BEST OF 2018 (PART 2)

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2018 (PART 2) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 SUGAR robin schulz [w/francesco yates]
02 HEAVEN SENT sarah blasko
03 SEE ME talos
04 NO MUSE wild moccasins
05 CANDIES & FLOWERS a toys orchestra
06 CAME FOR THE FIRE dispatch
07 MORNING BELLS lola marsh
08 TIL THE GOIN’ GETS GONE lindi ortega
09 LET’S GO TO THE AIRPORT jason bajada
10 SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT coyle girelli
11 REBEL HEART first aid kit
12 FLIP FOR IT modern space
13 DANS LES BRAS DE L’AUTRE cœur de pirate
14 BERLIN the new faith
15 ROLLING STONES the vaccines
16 WE, THE DROWNED the colorist orchestra & lisa hannigan
17 BREADWINNER everything everything
18 SLEEP ALL SUMMER neko case & eric bachmann
19 NOTHING FOR FREE paul mccartney
20 FACE tracey thorn
21 SIREN makthaverskan

2018: 17 ALBUMS

I can't and won't say that 2018 was an especially good year for me. What with multiple falls (one resulting in a broken arm; one resulting in a broken rib), multiple doctor's visits, multiple X-rays and CAT scans, my student loans officially going into default, a crappy, grub-infested front lawn, a squirrel living in my attic, a snake living under my front porch, and a madman living in the White House.. well... it really just all kind of sucked.

Still, music -- as always -- made almost all things bearable. The following is a list of some of my favorite albums from this past year. Who knows... you may like them, too...
SARAH BLASKO/depth of field
COUER DE PIRATE/en cas de tempete, ce jardin sera ferme
COYLE GIRELLI/love kills
THE FAMILY CREST/the war (act 1)
THE FRATELLIS/in your own sweet time
GEOWULF/great big blue
KATIE HERZIG/moment of bliss
THE KOOKS/let's go sunshine
LISSIE/castles
MATING RITUAL/light myself on fire
METRIC/art of doubt
MODERN SPACE/flip for it
OH  PEP!/i wasn't only thinking about you...
OPHELIA/blackbox memories
THE SLOW READERS CLUB/build a tower
TELEMAN/family of aliens