PFU CHRISTMAS COLLECTION PART 4: FAMILY RESCUE VERSION

This is a mix designed to allow you to listen to decent Christmas music without your family giving you trouble. It’s very handy, trust me.

PFU #011 – Family Christmas Music Emergency Mix [for 2009]

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TRACK LIST:

  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

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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Boo. We’re Back…and We’re Moving On.

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Hello kids. I know it’s been way, way, way too long since I’ve posted anything, but this blog is officially back in business. Due to several reports that the Heartbreak Anthology was bringing the room down, it has been discontinued…well moved. It was a good way to lead off this blog, but the options are so immense that I decided to give the heartbreak mixes their own blog. It’s a blog of all heartbreak music that will be done by me and lots of guests. That way we can cover all of the bases on that subject in terms of gender, race, orientation, etc.

The Heartbreak Blog is called IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU. It lives here: http://heartbreakcity.wordpress.com

Now it’s time to get Happy. To atone for such a long absence I’m welcoming everyone back with THREE Halloween mixes, and not a minute too soon. I’m including the Halloween mix that I made last year and two for this year. One is meant to be more generally listenable and the other is specifically designed to scare or at least unnerve whoever is listening to it. There are some fall mixes coming next week. Stay tuned, thanks for coming back, and have a great Halloween.

NOTE: LINKS RE-UPPED!!!!

PFU MIX #005

USE: Keeping Yourself Happy While Shopping for Costumes & Driving Drunk in a Costume [in 2008].

  1. Richard Pryor – Wino Dealing With Dracula
  2. The White Stripes – Little Ghost
  3. I Monster – The Blue Wrath
  4. Ray Stevens – Laughing Over My Grave
  5. David Bowie – Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  6. Clea Bradford – My Love’s a Monster
  7. Vampire’s Sound Incorporation – Necronomania
  8. Thee Oh Sees – Ghost in the Trees
  9. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Devil Do
  10. Carole Bennett – Haunted Lover
  11. The Sonics – Psycho
  12. Jean Van DerPyl – Nobody Loves a Witch
  13. Destroyer – Your Blood
  14. Sunset Rubdown – A Day In The Graveyard
  15. Jerry Wald – The Creeper
  16. Suicide – Ghostrider
  17. The Keytones – I Was a Teenage Monster
  18. Evangelicals – The Ghost of Abner E. Norman (The Halloween Song)
  19. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Alligator Wine
  20. The Kingsmen – Haunted Castle Party
  21. Serge Gainsbourg – Docteur Jekyll And Mister Hyde
  22. Michael Jackson – Thriller [DiscoTech Remix]

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PFU#006

USE: Getting Yourself Excited to Dress as Someone Else

  1. Richard Pryor – The Exorcist
  2. Make*Up – Save Yourself
  3. TV on the Radio – Wolf Like Me
  4. Louis Armstrong – St. James Infirmary
  5. The Cramps – Human Fly
  6. Louis Farrakhan [The Charmer] – Zombie Jamboree
  7. Julie London – Dark
  8. The Fall – Psycho Mafia
  9. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Black Ghost Blues
  10. Screamin’ Lord Sutch – Monster In Black Tights
  11. Bernard Herrmann – Taxi Driver (A Night Piece for Saxophone & Orchestra)
  12. Cat Power – Werewolf
  13. The Gaslamp Killer – Unknown Instrumental #8
  14. Tommy Collins – Black Cat
  15. Soft Boys – Kingdom Of Love
  16. Ethel Ennis – Mad Monster Party
  17. Clara Rockmore – Liebeslied
  18. Piero Umiliani – Cantata Per Maryam
  19. Charles Manson – Look At Your Game, Girl
  20. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Disco Devil
  21. Duane Eddy – Stalkin’
  22. Pulp – Frightened
  23. Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Lil’ Red Riding Hood
  24. Henry Mancini – Experiment In Terror
  25. Pavement – The Killing Moon

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PFU MIX #007

USE: Scaring You, Your Friends, and Their Familes

One Quick Note about Track #5: A few days after that song was recorded, Pat Hare shot his baby. Enjoy.

  1. Charles Manson – Uptown
  2. Sonic Youth – Inhuman
  3. Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit
  4. Amon Tobin – Bloodstone
  5. Pat Hare – Gonna Murder My Baby
  6. Goblin – Profondo Rosso
  7. Shellac – Prayer to God
  8. John Carpenter – The Shape Stalks Laurie
  9. Lightning Bolt – 13 Monsters
  10. Claudine Longet – Lullaby From Rosemary’s Baby (Sleep Safe And Warm)
  11. Suicide – Frankie Teardrop [Excerpt]
  12. Akira Ifukube – Godzilla Comes to Tokyo Bay
  13. The Manson Family – No Wrong Come Along
  14. Tom Waits – What’s He Building in There?
  15. Mark Murphy – Come and Get Me
  16. Beck – Cut 1/2 Blues
  17. Ennio Morricone – Adonai
  18. Louis and Bebe Barron – An Invisible Monster Approaches
  19. Pussy Galore – Die Bitch
  20. Alex Bartha’s Hotel Traymore Orchestra – It Must Be Swell To Be Laying Out Dead
  21. John Carpenter – Halloween III (Main Title)
  22. Henry Thome – Wolf Bait
  23. Alain Goraguer – Mira et Ten
  24. The Who – Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde
  25. Goblin – Waiting Death
  26. Mogwai – Stanley Kubrick
  27. Ray Noble & his Orchestra  – Midnight, The Stars, And You
  28. White Noise – The Black Mass (An Electric Storm in Hell)
  29. Elizabeth Clare Prophet & The Church Universal And Triumphant – Decree 10.05

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