Roll em.


Welcome. This is my Music Blog. Since the prestigious Internet is so saturated with these things I had to select a concept that I thought was fitting considering what I have to offer. I wanted more than random 1-4 track leaks and I’m not suited to handle a dangerously hyper-focused (and wonderful) dorkout blog so I picked something that fit comfortably in the middle.

The aim of this blog is to give you a mix at least once every week. A small collection of songs with a central purpose, but not just a theme. I’ve found that 24 songs about water or visible panty lines don’t really have much of a practical use. The topic usually gets pretty tired by song 10 or 11, particularly without some sort of commentary. The mixes here will be soundtracks suited to real life situations so that when in those situations they (hopefully) will be a top notch companion. Each mix will fit onto a regular blank CD and occasionally will have printable artwork and track listings.

I’m starting with Christmas because I’m a Christmas freak and I thought there should be more mixes out there for people who probably hate most Christmas music. This is essentially a soft opening of the blog to work out any kinks, take suggestions on the format, and gear up for the first polished Production for Use mix in January. I’m including last year’s Christmas mix just to have some good kickoff swag. Download them both. I’ve added two Christmas stories this year. Enjoy the holiday music, please give me feedback or questions, and enjoy the end of 2008.


NOTE: I’m not trying to just give away songs. If ANY band does not want their work available through this blog, PLEASE tell me and I will repost the mix without it. Upon request I will provide ways to purchase any of the albums that these songs originally appear.  If you like these artists, buy their albums, and more importantly: Go to Their Shows and Buy Their Merchandise.



USE: Enjoying the Holidays without enduring Mannheim Steamroller.


  1. Steve Carell – The Countdown
  2. The Soul Saints Orchestra – Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul
  3. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire – Mistletoe
  4. Jacques Dutronc – La Fille Du Pere Noel
  5. Caribou – The Snow Capes
  6. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Santa
  7. The Fireflies – X-Mas Song
  8. Kay Martin & Her Bodygaurds – I Want A Casting Couch For Christmas
  9. Reuben Anderson – Christmas Time Again
  10. The Soulful Strings – Merry Christmas Baby
  11. Diplo – When Eggnog Goes Bad
  12. Mahalia Jackson – Christmas Comes To Us All Once A Year
  13. Ringo Starr – C’mon Christmas
  14. John Coltrane – Greensleeves
  15. Donny Burns – Cool Yule
  16. Daniele et Michele – L’hiver
  17. Margo Guryan – I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You
  18. Hot Lava – X-Mass Wii
  19. Chuck Berry – Merry Christmas Baby
  20. The Purse Snatchers – Christmas Lights
  21. Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra – It’s Christmas Time All Over The World
  22. Ernest Tubb – Happy Texas Christmas You All!
  23. The Walkmen – New Year’s Eve
  24. The Black On White Affair – Auld Lang Syne
  25. Donovan – New Year’s Resolutions



David Sedaris – Six to Eight Black Men



  1. NORAD – Santa Promotional Spot
  2. Sufjan Stevens – Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!
  3. Ike & Tina Turner – Merry Christmas Baby
  4. Bey Ireland – All I Want For Christmas is A Go-Go Girl
  5. Jack Scott – There’s Trouble Brewin’
  6. Run DMC/Clarence Carter – Christmas In Hollis/Back Door Santa (Mix by DJ Riko)
  7. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Let It Snow!
  8. The White Stripes – Candy Cane Children
  9. Unknown – Christmas Tumor
  10. Elvis Presley – Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
  11. Clyde Lasley & The Cadillac Baby Specials – Santa Came Home Drunk
  12. Johnny Cash – It’s Not Cool To Kill On Christmas
  13. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of The British Empire – Pete Townsend’s Christmas
  14. Marvin Gaye – Purple Snowflakes
  15. Pizzicato Five – Snowflakes
  16. Luna – Egg Nog
  17. Kay Martin & Her Bodyguards – Up Your Chimney
  18. The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
  19. Proxy – Sugarplum Jeans
  20. Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating
  21. The Manhattans – Alone On New Year’s Eve
  22. Loretta Lynn – I Won’t Decorate Your Christmas Tree
  23. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas
  24. The Maytals – Happy Christmas
  25. The Rolling Stones – Winter
  26. Starflyer 59 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas



William S. Burroughs & Kurt Cobain – The Priest They Called  Him (A Junkie’s Christmas)


5 thoughts on “Roll em.

  1. Rocked out last year’s mix last night for cookie making and toilet plunging. The two should not be linked together under recommended circumstances, however this was due to an unfortunate oversight that required ditching standard protocol and plunging headlong into plan B.
    The mix made a wonderful soundtrack for both.

    Gonna max the volume for needs assessment and end of term reports in the land of the bullhorn muezzlin. Take it easy B3.

  2. Hello love! Taking all of these, via a Google search. Fabulous mixes! Looking forward to one this year? 🙂

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