VALENTINE’S DAY MIX #6: VERY SAD MEN

PFU #031

USE: Crying Alone. For Him.

  1. The National – I Need My Girl
  2. Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
  3. Fred Williams & The Jewels Band – Tell Her
  4. Radiohead – There There
  5. Bob Dylan – Positively 4th Street
  6. Ray Charles – Losing Hand
  7. Cat Stevens – Trouble
  8. Pulp – The Fear
  9. Chuck Berry – Drifting Heart
  10. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Details of the War
  11. The Helio Sequence – October
  12. Crooked Fingers – When You Were Mine [Prince Cover]
  13. The Chi-lites – Oh Girl
  14. Willie Nelson – I’ve Never Cared For You
  15. John Lee Hooker – The Waterfront
  16. Broken Social Scene – Lover’s Spit
  17. Sammy Davis Jr. – The Party’s Over
  18. Wild Beasts – End Come Too Soon
  19. Tom Waits – Who Are You?
  20. Trentemoller – Miss You [Pole Remix]

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VALENTINE’S DAY MIX #3: FOR SAD MEN

This is my favorite mix.

PFU #003

USE: Dealing with Heartbreak – Depression and Bargaining Stages. For Him.

  1. James Brown – Goodbye My Love, Parts 1 & 2
  2. Peter, Bjorn, and John – The Chills
  3. Al Green – Don’t Hurt Me No More
  4. Willie Nelson – Both Sides Now
  5. Chuck Berry – Wee Wee Hours
  6. The Walkmen – Many Rivers To Cross
  7. Johnny Thunders – You Can’t Put Your Arm Around A Memory
  8. Elvis Presley – That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
  9. The White Stripes – A Martyr For My Love For You
  10. Little Stevie Wonder – Sunset
  11. Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki
  12. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Sympathetic Noose
  13. Pavement – Here
  14. Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home
  15. Waylon Jennings – Delia’s Gone
  16. Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours of The Morning
  17. The Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Want To Get Over You
  18. Otis Redding – You Don’t Miss Your Water
  19. Neil Young – Heart of Gold
  20. The Make-Up – Time Machine
  21. LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great

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THE PFU CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: Part 2 [2008]

PFU #000 – CHRISTMAS 2008

2008 TRACKLIST:

  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

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CHRISTMAS STORY:

David Sedaris – Six to Eight Black Men

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Sadgasm. The Heartbreak Anthology: Part 3

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Good Evening. Let’s Get Sad. To that place where someone leaves you and advice and logic are useless. The mind usually leaps into a mode to fix its own imbalance as quickly as possible. This, of course, is usually the worst sort of reaction because heartbreak isn’t commonly a quick fix. Even if there is hope for a relationship most often there is a sizeable amount of arduous time apart required to recalibrate yourself and then properly recognize, accept, and mend the toxic elements that brought everything down. That’s if you’re lucky.

This mix is for men, and a woman’s mix will be following shortly. However, I think they all the sadness mixes will work for both sexes, much more than the anger mixes. Sadness usually makes us be a bit more accepting of another point of view because, well, we want everything to be ok.

I think that the brain has a hard time suddenly losing what it had come to assume was an essential element, no matter the amount of clues beforehand. The natural human reaction to say or do anything to solve a long view problem overnight (like a rotten relationship) eventually reminds us all that we, despite our quasi-sophistication, cannot escape becoming very irrational and dishonest with ourselves at our core.  This is a generalization, but seeing how most cultures defend this behavior in art, music, etc. as an inescapable defining human characteristic, I’d say its close enough to declare embedded in us. I don’t think we can evolve out of it. So…here’s what we get back for all of that intractable self destruction and pain.

Some of these songs are by the people who “cause” this sadness and the rest were written by really, really desperate and devastated people at their most irrational and broken. They’re so fucking good.

 PFU MIX #003

USE: Dealing with Heartbreak – Depression and Bargaining Stages. For Him.

 
 
  1. James Brown – Goodbye My Love, Parts 1 & 2
  2. Peter, Bjorn, and John – The Chills
  3. Al Green – Don’t Hurt Me No More
  4. Willie Nelson – Both Sides Now
  5. The Walkmen – Many Rivers To Cross
  6. Chuck Berry – Wee Wee Hours
  7. Johnny Thunders – You Can’t Put Your Arm Around A Memory
  8. Elvis Presley – That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
  9. The White Stripes – A Martyr For My Love For You
  10. Little Stevie Wonder – Sunset
  11. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Sympathetic Noose
  12. Sammy Ward – Bread Winner
  13. Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki
  14. Pavement – Here
  15. Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home
  16. Waylon Jennings – Delia’s Gone
  17. Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours of The Morning
  18. The Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Want To Get Over You
  19. Otis Redding – You Don’t Miss Your Water
  20. Neil Young – Heart of Gold
  21. The Make-Up – Time Machine
  22. LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great

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Roll em.

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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.

***ALL MIXES & STORIES HAVE BEEN REPOSTED WITH FRESH LINKS***

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.

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PRODUCTION FOR USE MIX: #00/#000

USE: Enjoying the Holidays without enduring Mannheim Steamroller.

2008 TRACKLIST:

  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

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CHRISTMAS STORY:

David Sedaris – Six to Eight Black Men

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2007 TRACKLIST:

  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

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CHRISTMAS STORY:

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

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