PFU’s Best of 2011

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USE: Examining/enjoying the past year by the music it inspired.

PFU #021 – The Best of 2011 [Pt. 1]

  1. Felt Letters – 600,000 Bands
  2. YACHT – Shangri-la
  3. The Cars – Free
  4. Eleanor Friedberger – My Mistakes
  5. Kanye West & Jay-Z – That’s My Bitch
  6. Emily Bell – Back To The Way I Was
  7. Thee Oh Sees – Dead Energy
  8. Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band – Stay Away [Nirvana Cover]
  9. Miami Horror – Holidays
  10. The Black Lips – Modern Art
  11. The War on Drugs – Baby Missiles
  12. Chain & The Gang – Detroit Music [Pt. 1]
  13. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?
  14. Patton Oswalt – The Vestibule of Dreams
  15. DJ Shadow – Run For Your Life
  16. Justice – Newlands
  17. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
  18. Wu-Tang & Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary [ft. GZA & U-God]
  19. Wire – Please Take
  20. SebastiAn – Tetra
  21. Telekinesis – Please Ask For Help
  22. Dirty Beaches – Sweet 17
  23. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Tiger
  24. Four Tet – Locked
  25. Jacuzzi Boys – Zeppelin
  26. David Lynch – Good Day Today
  27. Veronica Falls – Stephen
  28. Moon Boots – Gopher It
  29. The Generationals – Dirty Mister Dirty
  30. Young Hunting – Into Yr Mind
  31. King Krule – Bleak Bake
  32. Okay Colour! – (Caribbean) Dreams
  33. The Caretaker – All You Are Going To Want To Do Is Get Back There
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PFU #022 – The Best of 2011 [Pt. 2]

  1. The Archers of Loaf – Web In Front
  2. Cut Copy – Need You Now
  3. Dom – Some Boys [ft. Emma]
  4. Dr. Dre – Kush [ft. Snoop Dogg & Akon]
  5. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Wrong Time Wrong Planet
  6. Kids At The Bar – Young Ones [ft. Glasnost]
  7. Gospel Music – Let’s Run
  8. Lykke Li – Jerome
  9. Modest Mouse – That’ll Be The Day [Buddy Holly Cover]
  10. Night Beats – Puppet On A String
  11. Nicolas Jaar – I Got A Woman
  12. My Morning Jacket – Victory Dance
  13. Big K.R.I.T. – Dreamin’
  14. Radiohead – Lotus Flower
  15. Real Estate – Barely Legal [Strokes Cover]
  16. Stornoway – Zorbing
  17. Thurston Moore – Benediction
  18. Tom Waits – Kiss Me
  19. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
  20. M.I.A. – 27 [Amy Winehouse Tribute]
  21. Washed Out – Soft
  22. Widowspeak – In The Pines
  23. Wu-Tang Clan – Only The Rugged Survive [ft. RZA]
  24. The Strange Boys – Me & You
  25. Deerhoof – Super Duper Rescue Heads!
  26. Cults – Never Saw The Point
  27. Chain & The Gang – Not Good Enough
  28. Paul Simon – Rewrite
  29. Wild Beasts – End Come Too Soon
  30. Youth Lagoon – July
  31. YACHT – Tripped and Fell in Love
  32. Yuck – Georgia
  33. Puro Instinct – Luv Goon
  34. Bosco Delrey – The Afterlife
  35. Charles Bradley – How Long?
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PFU #023 – The Best of 2011 [Pt. 3]

  1. Little Dragon – Little Man
  2. Peaches – Turn It On [Franz Ferdinand Cover]
  3. Edwyn Collins – Come Tomorrow, Come Today
  4. Explosions in the Sky – Trembling Hands
  5. Fujiya & Miyagi – Yoyo
  6. The Generationals – Please Be It
  7. Guided By Voices – Chocolate Boy
  8. Holy Ghost! – Wait and See
  9. I Break Horses – Winter Beats
  10. Mikal Cronin – Apathy
  11. Night Beats – High Noon Blues
  12. Radiohead – Morning, Mr. Magpie
  13. Toro Y Moi – Still Sound [Glasnost Remix]
  14. Okay Colour! – Tropical Fleetwood
  15. Ty Segall – My Head Explodes
  16. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Ffunny Ffriends
  17. Lana Del Ray – Video Games
  18. M83 – Midnight City
  19. Atlas Sound – Terra Incognita
  20. Kanye West & Jay-Z – Niggas In Paris
  21. Justice – On’n’On
  22. Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Huzzah! [Remix] [ft. Despot, Das Racist, & El-P]
  23. Royal Headache – Wilson Street
  24. The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself
  25. Thee Oh Sees – Chem-Farmer
  26. WU LYF – Dirt
  27. Wild Flag – Electric Band
  28. Phantogram – 16 Years
  29. Cat’s Eyes – Over You
  30. Toro Y Moi – I Can Get Love
  31. The Drums – Money
  32. Widowspeak – Fir Coat
  33. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
  34. Danny Brown – EWNESW
  35. Chairlift – Wrong Opinion
  36. Jacuzzi Boys – Glazin’
  37. Johnny Falstaff – Honky Tonk Blood
  38. Marc Maron – Working Out Their Daddy Issues
  39. Marc Maron – “Stop Talking!”
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PFU #024 – The Best of 2011 [Pt. 4]

  1. The Sounds – It’s So Easy
  2. Real Estate – Out of Tune
  3. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – New Whaling
  4. Motel Aviv – The Unknown
  5. YACHT – Paradise Engineering
  6. Youth Lagoon – Daydream
  7. Battles – My Machines [ft. Gary Numan]
  8. Washed Out – A Dedication
  9. The Rapture – In The Grace of Your Love
  10. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
  11. People Like Us – I’m Dreaming Too
  12. Phantogram – Don’t Move
  13. Quintron & Miss Pussycat – Ring The Alarm
  14. Andre Williams – My Time Will Come
  15. Anthony Jeselnik – Seduction
  16. Big K.R.I.T. – American Rapstar
  17. Bitch Perfect – Holiday in America
  18. Boris – Attention Please
  19. Beastie Boys – OK
  20. The Feelies – Nobody Knows
  21. Eleanor Friedberger – One Month Marathon
  22. Four Tet – Pinnacles
  23. Brian Lopez – Montjuic
  24. John Maus – The Crucifix
  25. Kurt Vile – Jesus Fever
  26. Major Lazer – Original Don
  27. Man Man – Spookie Jookie
  28. The Go! Team – Ready To Go Steady
  29. Adele – Rolling in the Deep
  30. Jacuzzi Boys – Los Angeles
  31. Veronica Falls – The Box
  32. The Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
  33. Frank Ocean – Thinking About You
  34. The Roots – The OtherSide [ft. Greg Porn & Bilal Oliver]
  35. Candles of Paradise – In The Chapel
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PFU #025 – The Best of 2011 [Pt. 5]

  1. The Caretaker – Libet’s Delay
  2. Christmas – Pyong
  3. Clams Casino – Natural
  4. Crystal Fighters – At Home
  5. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best
  6. Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx – Nightcall
  7. Charlotte Gainsbourg – All The Rain
  8. Fleet Foxes – Grown Ocean
  9. The Psychic Paramount – Isolated
  10. Katy B – Disappear
  11. The Strange Boys – Over the River and Through the Woulds
  12. J. Viewz – Salty Air
  13. Cat’s Eyes – Face in the Crowd
  14. David Lynch – Pinky’s Dream
  15. Vockah Redu – Lay Wit U [J-Dawg Mix]
  16. Adele – Rumour Has It
  17. Raphael Saadiq – Good Man
  18. Atlas Sound – Mona Lisa
  19. Lauren Wood – Summer Skin [ft. Haley and Abby]
  20. Austra – The Noise
  21. Southern Backtones – Forever
  22. TV on the Radio – Caffeinated Consciousness
  23. Wale – Chain Music
  24. Wilco – The Whole Love
  25. Lindsey Buckingham – Rock Away Blind
  26. Freddie Gibbs – Heaven Can Wait
  27. Ghostface Killah – Purified Thoughts [ft. GZA & Killah Priest]
  28. Girls – Vomit
  29. Tom Waits – Talking At The Same Time
  30. Toro Y Moi – New Beat
  31. Nerves Junior – Champagne & Peaches
  32. Night Beats – Ain’t Dumbo
  33. Radiohead – Little By Little [Caribou Remix]
  34. My Morning Jacket – Movin’ Away
  35. SebastiAn – Ross Ross Ross
  36. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Witchhunt Suite for World War III [9/11 10th Anniversary]
  37. Chain & The Gang – Music’s Not For Everyone

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PFU’s CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: PART 3 [CHRISTMAS 2009]

My personal favorite.

PFU #010: CHRISTMAS 2009

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TRACK LIST

  1. Neil Hamburger – Cranberry Sauce
  2. The Mistreaters – Santa Stole My Baby
  3. Fat Daddy – Fat Daddy
  4. Twice As Much & Vashti – The Coldest Night of the Year
  5. James Brown – Hey America
  6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – All I Want For Christmas
  7. Dean & Britta – He’s Coming Home
  8. The Phi Mu Washboard Band – Chilly Winds
  9. Elvis Presley – Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  10. Dr. Octagon – Moosebumps
  11. Holly Golightly – Christmas Tree’s On Fire
  12. The Shangri-Las – Good Taste Tip #3: Gift Receiving
  13. George Harrison – Ding Dong, Ding Dong
  14. Nina Simone – I Am Blessed
  15. The Halo Benders – Snowfall
  16. Dion McGregor [Sleep Talker] – Snowflakes
  17. Dick Dale – Hava Nagila
  18. Pebbles & Bam Bam – Snowflakes
  19. Floyd Dixon – Empty Stockings
  20. Galaxie 500 – Listen, The Snow Is Falling
  21. The Davis Sisters – Christmas Boogie
  22. Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
  23. The Harlem Children’s Chorus – Black Christmas
  24. Merle Haggard – If We Make It Through December
  25. Archers of Loaf – Assassination On X-Mas Eve
  26. Mae West – My New Year’s Resolutions
  27. Pharoah Sanders – Prince of Peace

Halloween Mix 2011 & HOMEMADE ZOMBIE MOVIE!


Hello Friends and Internets. Here is this year’s Halloween mix. It’s a long one, and should be perfect for your Halloween evening activities. This year I have a couple of extra treats for you too. The first is a Halloween “story” or experiance of sorts. It was done by Gregg Turkington (better known as Neil Hamburger). It is his comedic take on relaxation cassettes and it is truly hilarious and terrifying. The link is below.

The other is a little ZOMBIE MOVIE that me and some friends made for the 24 hour film contest. Bear in mind that the entire thing was shot, written, edited, and scored in 24 hours. It’s not exactly Brunel but it’s fun enough to spend 5 minutes on. I hope everyone likes the music and other goodies. Have a great Halloween…

Have fun.

A ZOMBIE MOVIE (Made in 24 Hours)

HALLOWEEN “STORY” 2011:

The Golding Institute [Neil Hamburger]  – Final Relaxation

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PFU #019: Halloween Mix for 2011

USE: Accenting Terror

  1. George Carlin – Necrophilia
  2. John Carpenter Vs. Jim Jones – Duke Arrives [PFU’s Jonestown Edit]
  3. Dead Man’s Bones – Flowers Grow Out of My Grave
  4. Death in Vegas – Hands Around My Throat
  5. Gary “Spider” Webb – The Cave [Pt. 1]
  6. Harlem – Friendly Ghost
  7. Buddy Knox – I think I’m Gonna Kill Myself
  8. Paul Kalkbrenner – Castenets [Berlin Calling Edit]
  9. Andy Williams – Spooky
  10. Gravediggaz – 2 Cups of Blood
  11. Johnny Falstaff – Honky Tonk Blood
  12. Killing Joke – Requiem [Single Edit]
  13. Ty Segall – My Head Explodes
  14. Beastie Boys – Eugene’s Lament
  15. Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost?
  16. Bruce Springsteen – State Trooper
  17. Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
  18. Glass Candy – Halloween
  19. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best
  20. The Modern Lovers – Party in the Woods Tonight
  21. The Pretenders – Space Invader
  22. François de Roubaix – The Ocean
  23. E.S.G. – U.F.O.
  24. Jake Thackray – The Castleford Ladies Magic Circle
  25. The Clean – At the Bottom [Live at the Gladstone]
  26. Ratatat – Wildcat
  27. Morrissey – Jack The Ripper [Live]
  28. Chain & The Gang – Deathbed Confession
  29. Arcade Fire – Black Mirror
  30. Johnny Cash – The Beast in Me
  31. Archers of Loaf – Chumming The Ocean

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Take Back The Living Room: A Holiday Music Rx From Production For Use.

Happy Holidays Everyone. Just in the nick of time this year’s PFU holiday mixes are ready. I have been one out and about in the seasonal atmosphere and have been hearing Christmas music constantly, naturally. What I’ve been shocked to discover is that I really hate most of it. I would say that 80 – 90% of the common radio play holiday music makes me angry. This is particularly ironic since that’s the opposite of its supposed goal and since I own so much holiday music from all sorts of varying styles and time periods. A lot of it is by artists that generally everybody knows…but I never hear much of it. Therefore if my mixes (or at least one of them) are kind of dark this year, my frustration with “popular” holiday music should explain why.

I’m doing something different this year that will hopefully make the mixes a bit handier to everyone. There are 2 versions. One is the actual holiday mix that seemed to make sense this year (PFU #10), but it has quite a few songs that might make it unusable, say, at your grandmother’s house. I’m partial to the first because it has songs that fit many different emotional states, which is generally many people’s condition around the holidays.

But, since not everyone likes to accessorize all emotions (or can’t) there is a second alternate/supplement mix (PFU #011) is that has a far more accessible track list. That way if you only want good, clean holiday songs then you have that option, and if you like both then mixes then you can use the “clean version” when hanging around the family, etc. It’s designed to be an alternative to what other sort of dreadful crap that may be lurking on Christmas radio or dusty parental CD cabinets during your holiday. I hope that everyone gets some enjoyment out of them in one way or another. Enjoy your holidays.

PFU #010 – Holiday Mix 2009 [The Very Slightly Dirty Version]

USE: Enjoying your Holidays with Holiday Music That is Suited To Fit A Holiday Sized Range of Emotions.

  1. Neil Hamburger – Cranberry Sauce
  2. The Mistreaters – Santa Stole My Baby
  3. Fat Daddy – Fat Daddy
  4. Twice As Much & Vashti – The Coldest Night of the Year
  5. James Brown – Hey America
  6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – All I Want For Christmas
  7. Dean & Britta – He’s Coming Home
  8. The Phi Mu Washboard Band – Chilly Winds
  9. Elvis Presley – Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  10. Dr. Octagon – Moosebumps
  11. Holly Golightly – Christmas Tree’s On Fire
  12. The Shangri-Las – Good Taste Tip #3: Gift Receiving
  13. George Harrison – Ding Dong, Ding Dong
  14. Nina Simone – I Am Blessed
  15. The Halo Benders – Snowfall
  16. Dion McGregor [Sleep Talker] – Snowflakes
  17. Dick Dale – Hava Nagila
  18. Pebbles & Bam Bam – Snowflakes
  19. Floyd Dixon – Empty Stockings
  20. Galaxie 500 – Listen, The Snow Is Falling
  21. The Davis Sisters – Christmas Boogie
  22. Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
  23. The Harlem Children’s Chorus – Black Christmas
  24. Merle Haggard – If We Make It Through December
  25. Archers of Loaf – Assassination On X-Mas Eve
  26. Mae West – My New Year’s Resolutions
  27. Pharoah Sanders – Prince of Peace

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PFU MIX #011 – Holiday Mix 2009 [Family Suitable Version]

USE: To Feel Warm and Fuzzy For The Holidays and To Ward Off Other Holiday Music That Many Dread More Than Bankruptcy.

  1. Johnny Cash – Not Cool to Kill on Christmas
  2. Toni Stante – Donde Esta Santa Claus
  3. Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns – All I Want For Christmas
  4. Squirrel Nut Zippers – My Evergreen
  5. Toots & the Maytals – Christmas Feeling Ska
  6. People Like Us – Everyday
  7. New Pornographers – Joseph, Who Understood
  8. Jackie Gleason – Christmas In Paris
  9. The Wailers – She’s Coming Home
  10. Josh Rouse – Christmas with Jesus
  11. Kay Martin & Her Body Guards – My Santa Daddy
  12. Nina Simone – Chilly Winds Don’t Blow
  13. Jimmy Butler – Trim Your Tree
  14. The Bird And The Bee – Carol of the Bells
  15. Teenage Fanclub – Christmas Eve
  16. The Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
  17. Erlend Øye – Last Christmas
  18. Eddie Cochran with The Holly Twins – I Want Elvis For Christmas
  19. Yo La Tengo – Winter A-Go-Go
  20. James Brown – Sweet Little Baby Boy [Parts 1 & 2]
  21. Henry Mancini – Snowfall
  22. Bob Dylan – Winterlude
  23. Ramsey Lewis Trio – Egg Nog
  24. Vaughn Monroe – Let It Snow,  Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  25. Danièle et Michèle – J’ai vu maman embrasser le père Noël
  26. Lighnin’ Hopkins – Happy New Year
  27. Johnny Cash – Here Was A Man

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