mix tradin'

Inspired by another Free Culture chapter (though I’ve unfortunately forgotten which one), we held a mix CD exchange flash mob today. It was a lot of fun; thanks to everyone who came out. If you got one of my mixes, perhaps you would like to find its tracklist! I am writing this post to give you that information.

Mix 1: GOOD MORNING (Here are songs I think are worth getting out of bed for!)

1. Olivia Tremor Control – A New Day
2. Lightning Bolt – On Fire
3. Built to Spill – Temporarily Blind
4. Pavement – You Are a Light
5. Neutral Milk Hotel – Naomi
6. Andrew Bird – Tables and Chairs
7. New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
8. Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)
9. The Rosebuds – Unwind
10. Wolf Parade – Grounds for Divorce
11. Cat Power – He War
12. The Unicorns – Sea Ghost
13. Radiohead – Airbag
14. Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube

Mix 2: glee (Here are some songs about being excited about life!)

1. Pixies – Gigantic
2. Arcade Fire – Headlights Look Like Diamonds
3. Jim O’Rourke – Something Big
4. Four Tet – Smile Around the Face
5. Andrew Bird – Fake Palindromes
6. Mouse on Mars – Subsequence
7. Tim Hecker – Harmony in Blue III
8. The Go! Team – Feelgood by Numbers
9. Guided by Voices – Tractor Rape Chain
10. Broken Social Scene – Almost Crimes
11. Aphex Twin – Girl-Boy Song
12. Jens Lekman – Maple Leaves (7″ version)
13. Underworld – Push Downstairs

Mix 3: handclaps (Here is a selection from my absurdly long and occasionally inaccurate playlist of songs that include handclaps, or synthesized sounds that are reasonably similar to handclaps!)

1. The Meters – Handclapping Song
2. Q and Not U – A Line in the Sand
3. The Rosebuds – Shake Our Tree
4. Jens Lekman – I Saw Her at the Anti-War Demonstration
5. X – Adult Books
6. Architecture in Helsinki – Do the Whirlwind
7. Destroyer – It’s Gonna Take an Airplane
8. The Pipettes – Pull Shapes
9. Manitoba – Hendrix with KO
10. Camera Obscura – San Francisco Song
11. Of Montreal – Disconnect the Dots
12. Sleater-Kinney – Oh!
13. Rancid – Avenues and Alleyways
14. Dick Dale and the Del-Tones – Misirlou
15. Fugazi – Nightshop
16. Modest Mouse – Alone Down There

Mix 4: bucket of stars (Here is a slightly altered version of a mix I made and called postwatsonism, which mix neatly encompassed the state of my soul as of this February! I like how the song titles tell a story of sorts.)

1. The Microphones – You’ll Be In the Air
2. Boards of Canada – Open the Light
3. Dntel – Life is Full of Possibilities
4. Daft Punk – Around the World
5. Sleater-Kinney – Get Up!
6. Modest Mouse – So Much Beauty in Dirt
7. Sufjan Stevens – Chicago (Acoustic Version)
8. The Clientele – Where the Universes Are
9. The Mountain Goats – Love Love Love
10. Destroyer – Goddess of Drought
11. Do Make Say Think – Fredericia
12. Clark – The Autumnal Crush

Mix 5: ferocious beauty (Here is a mix that I gave someone who asked me for some intense shit! It is a good mix for concentrating on things, which is not something I have been able to do lately.)

1. Clark – Herr Bar
2. Telefon Tel Aviv – Fahrenheit Fair Enough
3. Autechre – C/Pach
4. Tortoise – Glass Museum
5. Kronos Quartet – String Quartet no. 5, V (comp. Philip Glass)
6. Oval – Do While
7. Rachel’s – Water from the Same Source
8. Ricardo Villalobos – Ichso
9. Underworld – Ballet Lane

Check back soon for a pdf of some long and tedious paper for which I was awarded honors in English from some university I seem to have attended. Right now I need all hells of naptime.

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