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[20 Mar 2008|01:11am]

The air tonight was very still. Clouds overhead reflected the distant yellow light and dull warmth of the city, and on the drive home I thought about bands I wish I had known about in high school. They include:
1. The Microphones
2. Neutral Milk Hotel
3. Charizma
4. Soil and Pimp Sessions
5. The surf rock bands from the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
6. Le Shok
7. Better People
8. Modest Mouse (earlier stuff)
9. Herman Dune
10. Oh no! Oh My!
11. Giraffes? Giraffes!
12. Beulah
13. The Olivia Tremor Control
14. Sharks Keep Moving
15. The Conet Project
To name a few.
My Jazz teacher told me that the more engaging music is the more artful it becomes.
I have a theory that, as one experiences more complexity and diversity through art, the more mature and sublime one's emotions become. Our understanding of ourselves and our own feelings are based on the perceptions of others and the interactions with others, whether that be through direct conversations or indirectly through listening to someone else's music or looking at a painting or photograph. Certainly we are independent beings with unique and subjective viewpoints, but we are also inevitably a cumulation of our experiences. Our being is based on the interactions with the world around us; our past, present, and potential along with our relationship to everything around us constitutes our continual Being.
If you've ever sat and listened to the same song, over and over, and said to yourself "God Fucking Damn it this is the closest thing to what I'm feeling right now," then you know what I'm talking about.
Taking a class on existentialism would probably help too.

Feel free to add onto the list!

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Literature References [06 Apr 2007|03:56pm]


I'm trying to find song that reference stories and novel and poets and such.
I can think of about three off the top of my head: 
- The Face That Launched 1000 Shits by Death Cab For Cutie, which references to The Odyssey
- Cemetery Gates by The Smiths, which references to Keats and Yeats.
- Samson by Regina Spektor, which references to The Bible and the story of Samson.


Any genre is fine. Thanks for the help in advice! :D
Probably x-posted.

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[30 Mar 2007|08:08pm]

Go fuck off and kill yourself

Rattled by the Rush-Pavement
Paper thin walls-Modest Mouse
Goodbye to mother and the cove--Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Come on feel the illinois-Sufjan Stevens
Chicago-Sufjan Stevens
Southend on sea-Pants Yell
A sun Came-Sufjan Stevens
How it ends-Devotchka
Montreal-Of Montreal
Casseopia-Joanna Newsom
In the Back Seat-The Arcade Fire
No Sleeves-Les Savy Fav
Bodies-Smashing Pumpkins

I'm never felt so uninspired. I'm gonna go smoke cigarettes until my eyeballs rot out.

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[28 Mar 2007|05:06pm]


So I recently made a zine all about the weird things that happened to my friends and I during private school. I included a track listing for a tape. (if you'd like a copy of the zine, let me know)

Private School Mixtape

Side A

Feederz- Jesus Entering from the Rear
Judas Priest- Breakin the Law
The Catholic Boys- Those People
Motorhead- We are the Road Crew
Van Halen- Hot for Teacher
Suicidal Tendencies- Pledge Your Allegiance
Alice Cooper- Alma Mater
Hole- Rock Star (mostly they suck)
Motley Crue- Smokin' in the Boy's Room
WASP- School Daze
Heart- Barracuda
Angry Samoans- Are you Square
Fear- Gimme Some Action
Husker Du- Celebrated Summer

Side B

Guns N Roses- Welcome to the Jungle
The Sonics- Marlene
Black Flag- No Values
Damned- Neat Neat Neat
Thin Lizzy- Pressure Will Blow
Guitar Wolf- Jet Generation
Iron Maiden- Different World
Reigning Sound- You're So Strange
Ramones-Judy is a Punk
The Saints- I'm Stranded
AC/DC- For Those About to Rock
Dead Boys- Catholic Boy
Megadeth- No More Mr. Nice Guy
Motorhead- No Class

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i heart london [15 Mar 2007|06:17pm]

A mix i did for my London crew from last year, now scattered to the winds.

01. Hands - Four Tet
02. If Looks Could Kill - Camera Obscura
03. Something I Must Tell You - Aberfeldy
04. 40' - Franz Ferdinand
05. Bang, Bang, Rock & Roll - Art Brut
06. What You Waiting For? - Franz Ferdinand
07. Last Broadcast - Doves
08. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
09. Hard to Beat - Hard-Fi
10. Clark Gable - The Postal Service
11. I Saw Her at the Anti-War Demonstration - Jens Lekman
12. Mardy Bum - Artic Monkeys
13. This Modern Love - Bloc Party
14. You're All I Have - Snow Patrol
15. Walnut Tree - Keane
16. You are Fading - Editors
17. All Good Things Come to and End - Nelly Furtado ft. Chris Martin
18. Over and Over Again (Lost & Found) - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

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[22 Feb 2007|07:34pm]

ive actually gone a bit mixed cd mad actually...
cant be bothered to upload anymore tracks... but seeing as the community is D E A D
i thought i'd write the tracks up... also note i have a habit of using the same song in lots of cds... because theyre damn good songs!

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happy holidays! [25 Dec 2006|01:57am]

[ mood | no work tomorrow! ]

a most dysfunctional christmas tape for you.

side a

the greedies- a merry jingle
barenaked ladies- we three kings
cheech and chong- santa claus and his old lady
the humpers- run run rudolph
george michael- last christmas
the yobs- another christmas
jackson 5- up on the house top
wesley willis- kris kringle was a car thief
butthole surfers- good king wencelas
tvtv$- daddy drank our christmas money
ramones-merry christmas (i don't want to fight this year)
the frogs- here comes santa's pussy
ben folds- lonely christmas eve

side b

eazy e- merry muthafuckin' christmas
rugburns- i hate christmas
flaming lips- christmas at the zoo
sloppy seconds-lonely christmas
tiny tim- santa's got the aids this year
patti smith- we three kings
the kinks- father christmas
the damned- there ain't no santy clause
captain sensible- one christmas catalogue
spinal tap- christmas with the devil
the dickies- silent night
the waitresses- christmas wrapping
pansy division- homo christmas

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[28 Nov 2006|09:01pm]

Anyone have any good tutorials on making actual mixtapes? like transfering the songs into the cassette?


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[25 Nov 2006|10:41am]

Kind of a dorky question, but it had to be asked: Does anyone know exactly how much time there is on a tape? I usually use 60 or 90-minute tapes for making mixes, but often when I record up to the supposed given amount of time on each side, there's still a few minutes extra. Now, because I don't want to waste a bunch of tapes just trying to see how much music I can fit on each side, I was wondering if any of you might know.

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[07 Nov 2006|04:47pm]

the most beautiful song i've ever heard, "ohio" by coco rosie (original done by damien jurado, but coco rosie does it so much better.

it's on my myspace if you want to find it (www.myspace.com/india1975)

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[06 Nov 2006|08:44am]

i don' like you, but i'm still going to sleep with you.

01."honey or tar" by coco rosie
02."love song for no one" by audrey debauchery
03."la familia" by mirah
04."if we sleep together" by garbage

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first post. [02 Nov 2006|02:32pm]

name: india
theme: unrequited love/my life is going to hell/i'm failing out of college
[i'm pretty sure everyone can relate to this on some level]

side a.
01."Shine A Light" by Wolf Parade
02."Ears Ring" by Rainer Maria
03."There Is An End" by The Greenhornes
04."Messenger Bird's Song" by Bright Eyes
05."Oh, Hello" by Circa Survive
06."Undone" by Katie Merkur
07."Hide This Away" by Taxi, Taxi

side b.
01."Tuesday" by Heartwarmer
02."Sleep Sandwich" by Elvis Perkins
03."Three Peaches" by Neutral Milk Hotel
04."I'm Just Going To Leave" by Defiance, Ohio
05."Cadaveric" by Off Minor
06."Every Me And Every You" by Placebo
07."Why Wont You Just Die" by Kyle Shanahan

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The Bleeding Teenage Heart [18 Oct 2006|05:28pm]

"While you were Sleeping" by Elvis Perkins
"The Funeral" by Band of Horses
"We're Commin' Out" by the Replacements
"Blanket and Crib" by Okkervil River
"Tonight, Tonight" by Smashing Pumpkins
"A Better Son-Daughter" by Rilo Kiley
"Waves of Grain" by Two Gallants
"I've Got You (at the End of the Century)" by Wilco
"Apology Song" by the Decemberists
"Holland, 1945" by Neutral Milk Hotel

"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel
"The Wanderer" by U2 and Johnny Cash
"Diamonds on the Souls of her Shoes" by Paul Simon
"The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side" by the Magnetic Fields
"Rise Up with Fists!!!" by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
"Reach Out, I'll Be There" by the Four Tops
"Keep Me Hangin' On" by the Supremes
"Uptight (everything is alright)" by Stevie Wonder
"Pick Up the Pieces" by Average White Band
"If You Only Knew" by Jurassic 5
"Westfall" by Okkervil River

at a yard sale that my school gave (fuck yes!), i got a leather case FILLED with awesome tapes. also got a sweet old school jam box for $1. also got two damn fine blank tapes. TDK Super 90s i think...high quality shit. so i just made a tape about what its like to be me...especially right now with all the shit im going through. motown has always been this like perfect teenage music to me. they're singing the blues, the shit that teenagers have to go through emotionally, but they put a fucking awesome beat to it that just makes you feel alive. oh and "in your eyes" is a corny track...simply because i intend to pull a "say anything" in attempts to get back together with my girlfriend who said "we needed to take a break" when she left for college...hey, if that doesnt work, im hoping she still has a weakness for a cute guy playing an acoustic guitar outside her bedroom window...

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[22 Sep 2006|07:32pm]

hello, i've been watching for awhile. i made this tape for a co-worker. it has a little bit of everything on it. surprisingly, we are still very good friends.

the theme was 'cleveland'.

Side A

Petula clark- Downtown
Cinderella- Gypsy road
X- Los Angeles
The Cars- Shake it Up
Migraviolenta- Que Hay Detras
Belle and Sebastian- Get Me Away From Here
New Bomb Turks- Hammerless Nail
Musical Youth- Pass the Dutchie
Eskorbuto- Antitodo
The Faint of Heart- It’s Saturday Night
The Art Attacks- Rat City

Side B

Mountain Goats- Commandante
Witch Hunt- Cosmetic Plague
Judas Priest-Reckless
Simon and Garfunkel- A Poem on the Underground Wall
The Stooges- Down on the Street
Confuse- Fight Against the Plutocrats
The Third Bardo- I’m Five Years Ahead of my Time
Rogue Wave-Endless Shovel
The Vapors- Somehow
Wimple Winch- Save My Soul
The Fall- Touch Sensitive

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[22 Jul 2006|07:21pm]
a mix for proxy_irony, made and sent a while back.

heaven and hell are in your mouth

heaven and hell : minus story
willow tree : okkervil river
pidgeon food : larkin grimm
trees keep growing : azure ray
in fall : dirty tree
the fall : peter and the wolf
i wrote this song for a girl : vincent gallo
cotton in the grossness : bexar bexar
holiday : celebration
summer gold : the eaves
never underdose : bedhead
the ice storm, big gust, and you : tilly and the wall ( i cut it down to include only the last few minutes "why'd you have to go and put your coat on" part)

if you want a copy, digital or otherwise, or you just wanna trade, let me know.

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Snakes On A Plane [06 Jul 2006|10:05pm]

what's everyone's thoughts on Snakes on a Plane? the hype is insane, but this is probably the best teaser ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihAoSwQqo44

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20X6- The Music [03 Jul 2006|11:23pm]

this is by far, the best mix i've ever made

Side A:
"King Without a Crown" by Matisyahu (Youth version)
"I've Got It All (Most)" by Modest Mouse
"Monkey Gone to Heaven" by Pixies
"The End of the Innocence" by Don Henly
"I Would Die 4 U" by Prince and the Revolution
"Unsatisfied" by the Replacements
"For Real" by Okkervil River
"Cemetery Polka" by Tom Waits
"Nothing Better" by the Postal Service
"Two-Headed Boy/The Fool" by Neutral Milk Hotel
"White Ugliness" (Zinterlude)

Side B:
"Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price
"Pressure Drop" by the Maytals
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood/Esmerelda Suite" by Santa Esmerelda
"Just One More Time" (Zinterlude)
"Simply Irresistable" by Robert Palmer
"Mr. Sandman" by Oranger
"Delieverence" by Bubba Sparxxx
"Precious" by Annie Lennox
"It's all too much" by the Beatles
"I'ld Rather Be Dead" by Harry Nilsson

this is a sort-of autobiographical tape since most of these songs i grew up on. it's also sort-of like an epic film that never got off the ground cuz the writer/director spent waaay too much time on the soundtrack instead of the film.

anyone want a copy?

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SHARE THE LOVE [24 Jun 2006|12:25am]

Some music for you to download. I've sorted this by album and then posted a sample song or two so you can see whether or not you'd like to download the full thing. I don't want to bombard this community, so if you want more, feel free to take from my blog.

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[07 Jun 2006|03:15pm]


Cool tape I made for guy in my English class yesterday. I was totally surprised how way awesomer it came out than I expected:

1) Bjork - The Anchor Song
2) Cat Power - Free
3) Tom Waits - Jitterbug Boy
4) The Smiths - Frankly, Mr. Shankly
5) Medley: Feist - Gatekeeper/Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - The Girl from Ipanema
6) Wold Parade - We Built Another World
7) David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
1) PJ Harvey - Highway 61 Revisited
2) The Fiery Furnaces - Straight Street
3) The Pixies - Break My Body
4) Of Montreal - Fun Loving Nun
5) Medley: The Velvet Underground - Lady Godiva's Operation/Belle & Sebastian - This is just a Modern Rock Song
6) Sonic Youth - Eliminator Jr.

Also, by "medley" I just mean "edited together in Audacity to sound cooler." Eff why eye.

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OOP Cassette Tapes [02 Jun 2006|11:11pm]

Hi! If this is unallowed feel free to delete and soreee.........
the thing is I'm offering many new releases (all genres) on tape, also OOP hard to find titles on tape format. Fully licensed.
Thank you!!

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