THE HALLOWEEN MIX 2013

PFU Halloween Mix 2013

PFU #028 – HALLOWEEN 2013

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  1. Roman Polanski – Sharon Tate Press Conference
  2. The Black Angels – You On The Run
  3. Link Wray – Fire & Brimstone
  4. Sonic Youth – Schizophrenia
  5. Bill Doggett – The Worm
  6. Lee Hazelwood – I Just Learned To Run
  7. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Witch Mountain Bridge
  8. Nina Simone – It’s A Monster
  9. The Conet Project – German Lady
  10. Billy May – This Room Is My Castle of Quiet
  11. JD McPherson – Wolf Teeth
  12. Night Drive – Drones
  13. Lou Reed – Andy’s Chest
  14. Redbone – The Witch Queen of New Orleans
  15. John Cage – Amores I. Solo Prepared Piano // The Conet Project – Achtung!
  16. ABBA – Watch Out!
  17. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Alligator Wine
  18. She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart
  19. Denzil Laing & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Beware Of The Vampire
  20. Philip Glass – Cue 27, The Funeral // The Conet Project – Rapid Dots
  21. The Dead Weather – I’m Mad
  22. Curtis Knight – Voodoo Woman
  23. Francois Truffaut & Alfred Hitchcock – Psycho
  24. Justice – Phantom [Pt. 1]
  25. Leadbelly – Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
  26. People Like Us – Lost in the Dark
  27. Leonard Cohen – The Butcher

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Introducing: PFU Media

www.thebrandonwest.com

Hello kids. PFU is about to come back. A lot of things have been in the works, and what PFU is will expand somewhat. I’ll let you see for yourself, but to begin I’d like to introduce a man called Brandon West. He is an unstoppable human being and puts on an amazing fucking show. PFU is currently producing his next EP and we couldn’t be more excited. It begins with a website that we designed. Much Much More to Come….

The Halloween Mix 2013 drops on Tuesday. We can’t wait.

Go to theBrandonWest.com

SPECIAL GUEST CHRISTMAS MIX: PROXY’s HOLIDAY ARMAMENT VOL. 5

Proxy (ne Todd Buker) is amazing. He’s an electronic music dynamo, a crack designer, master digger of crates, acclaimed theater director, and all around winner. PFU has featured him on our Christmas mixes before mashing up Billie Jean and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on our very first mix.

Here’s another one of his exceptional creations.

He sent me his annual Christmas mix and I had to share it. The tracks are numbered on the files, so please sort the mix by track number and listen to this in order. It’s a Christmas Program of amazing (and family accessible) holiday music and extremely rare seasonal nuggets. This is a great mix.

PFU #G001 – PROXY’s HOLIDAY ARMAMENT VOL. 5 [2011]

  1. The Free Design & the USAF Dance Orchestra – The Now Sound of Christmas
  2. Broadcast – Winter Now
  3. Bela Lugosi – Snowkenstein
  4. Herman Apple – Let it Snow
  5. Baby Pac Man – Snowflakes & Frozen Lakes
  6. Mangus T. Cook – Snow Bunny
  7. Janette Eden – You Turn Me On (And Light Me Up)
  8. Jimmy McCracklin – Christmas Time [Pt. 1]
  9. Pattie Marie Joy – Space Age Santa Claus
  10. Ambassador Record Corp Ensemble – Donner & Blitzen
  11. Harvie June Van – Dasher
  12. Preston Penn – Little Pee Wee
  13. The Legend of the Monkey Santa Claus
  14. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Santa [Alt Version]
  15. Cordell Jackson – Rock N Roll Christmas
  16. Snowflakes [Pt. 1]
  17. Good King Wenceslas
  18. Larry Rivera – Menehune Santa
  19. Jimmy McGriff – The Christmas Song
  20. Ben Light and His Surf Club Boys – Christmas Balls
  21. Jimmy Jones and the Versatiles – Christmas is a Drag
  22. Sonny Boy Williamson – Christmas Morning Blues
  23. Mary Denise Cawley – The Day That Santa Cried
  24. J.J. Barnes – Snow Flake
  25. Mary White – Christmas Bells
  26. Jingle Bells [Live]
  27. Walter “Crybaby” Stone & the Tradewinds – Christmas Time Again
  28. Santa Claus, That’s the Signal
  29. Eric Idle – Fuck Christmas
  30. The Christmas Holidays are Over…and Reprise

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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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THE PFU CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: PT. 1 [2007]

Hello out there kiddos. In the lead up to this year’s Christmas mix I thought I would dig all of the previous mixes up and re-post them for all those who haven’t heard them. Some mixes are made for those who can enjoy some blue humor and wildly untraditional music, and other are designed to be played for the entire family (if anything just to avoid hearing our parents Michael Buble cd’s). Also, in the spirit of December fun I have included a couple Christmas “Stories” as well.

These mixes are made every year in an attempt to keep holiday music from being too dull or trite, but while still trying to maintain the Christmas aesthetic or “spirit”. Each year’s mixes have had their own particular feeling, but they have all still fit quite well into my season. I hope they are useful throughout your holidays, and I hope you find some happy surprises while listening.

Christmas is a raging cultural animal and most working American musicians have made their own interpretation of this time of year, be it religious, funny, heartbreaking, offensive, bizarre, or just amazing. Sorting through thousands of variations on the same root theme each year has become an annual sociological roller coaster that always leaves me feeling fulfilled and my December activites are better for it. I hope you feel the same. Enjoy the music & Happy Holidays.

ALSO, YOU CAN FIND US ON FACEBOOK NOW. WE ARE RELEASING OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. FIND US AND LIKE US: www.facebook.com/productionforuse

PFU #00: CHRISTMAS 2007

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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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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