PFU #033: TRAVEL MIX SERIES [Part 1]: VICE IN VEGAS

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For the brave men in the field.

PFU #033: VICE IN VEGAS

1. Hunter Thompson & Oscar Acosta – Get Some Mescaline
2. Edvard Grieg – In The Hall of the Mountain King
3. Wayne Newton – Shangri-la
4. The Rolling Stones – Tumbling Dice
5. Elvis Presley – Night Life
6. Outkast – Spottieottiedopaliscious
7. Ray Barreto – Acid
8. Ann-Margret – Thirteen Men
9. The Fall – Totally Wired
10. Roy Orbison – Dream Baby
11. Tom Jones – Chills & Fever
12. Cheap Trick – He’s A Whore
13. Kool Keith – Break U Off
14. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion [ft. Andre Williams] – Lap Dance
15. Bill Justis – Raunchy & His Orchestra
16. The Cars – Up and Down
17. Nico – Vegas
18. The Ventures – A Go-Go Dancer
19. Felix Da Housecat – Watching Cars Go By
20. Steve Martin – Vegas
21. Ramsey Lewis Trio – The In-Crowd [Live]
22. Tom Waits – Mr. Siegal
23. Nat King Cole – I’m Shooting High
24. Roger & The Gypsies – Pass The Hatchet [Pt. 1]
25. Giorgio Moroder – Action Man [Pt. 1]
26. Sammy Davis Jr. – Ee Oh-Eleven
27. Ray Charles – Losing Hand
28. Suicide – Las Vegas Man [Live]
29. Frank Sinatra – Nevada Hearings [1981] [Pt. 1]

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VALENTINE’S MIX #5: VERY ANGRY MEN

PFU #030

USE: A useful soundtrack to being dangerously angry due to love problems. For Him.

All tracks “remastered” by PFU.

  1. Marc Maron – What Love Becomes
  2. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – I Want Pussy
  3. The Soft Boys – I Wanna Destroy You
  4. Shellac – Prayer To God
  5. Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
  6. The Emperors – I Want My Woman
  7. Natural Child – Shame Walkin’
  8. Pussy Galore – Die Bitch
  9. Ice Cube – Givin’ Up The Nappy Dugout
  10. Gang of Four – Damaged Goods
  11. David Allan Coe – Linda Lovelace
  12. The Oblivians – And Then I Fucked Her
  13. The Rolling Stones – So Divine (Aladdin Story)
  14. Richard Pryor – When Your Woman Leaves You
  15. Lightning Bolt – 13 Monsters
  16. Spoon – Back To The Life
  17. Six Finger Satellite – Rabies (Baby’s Got The)
  18. Modest Mouse – Dark Center of the Universe
  19. Brian Eno – 2 Forms of Anger
  20. The Modern Lovers – My Career As A Home Wrecker

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HALLOWEEN MIX 2012



Hello again, Internet. It’s time to explore what things scare us or perhaps just dress trashy. Whichever you choose I think this mix will help. I have finally put all of the mixes on Mixcloud so you can play them instantly. This years mix is actually “mixed” together. There is a download link for the whole mix is just below the track list.

I included all of the previous mixes below the new one. Just click the links to play each mix.

Happy Halloween.

PFU #026

USE: BEING SCARED, IN COSTUME

  1. Shel Silverstein – Monsters I’ve Met
  2. Jeff Alexander – Come Wander With Me
  3. Amon Tobin – Run
  4. The Stooges – Gimme Danger
  5. Danny Elfman – This is Halloween [Japanese Version]
  6. Screaming Lord Stitch – She’s Fallen In Love With A Monster Man
  7. Beck – Mutherfucker
  8. Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers
  9. Gegege No Kitaro – Opening Theme
  10. Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
  11. The National – Anyone’s Ghost
  12. Danny Elfman – Selina Transforms [Pt. 1]
  13. Basement Jaxx – Dracula
  14. The Kingston Trio – Merry Minuet
  15. The Rolling Stones – Dancing with Mr. D
  16. Pat Boone – Moody River
  17. Squirrel Nut Zippers – The Ghost of Stephen Foster
  18. Dead Man’s Bones – Werewolf Heart
  19. Daphni – Ahora
  20. Cheryl Thompson – Black Night
  21. Lou Reed – Halloween Parade
  22. Soft Moon – Circles
  23. Dr. Dre & Ice Cube – Natural Born Killaz
  24. The Ghouls – Dracula’s Theme
  25. Paul Cary – Ghost of a Man
  26. Hasil Adkins – No More Hot Dogs
  27. David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time
  28. Bob Dylan – Not Dark Yet
  29. The Caretaker – Libet’s Delay

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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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Ankle Injuries: Dance Parties for Your Home, Car, or Office.

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PFU MIX #008

USE: Shaking Your Ass in Places Without Proper Dancefloors [Part 1]

  1. Dan The Automator – Rapper’s Delight [Van She Tech Remix]
  2. Breakwater – Release the Beast
  3. Six Finger Satellite – Rabies (Baby’s Got The)
  4. Calvin Harris – The Rain
  5. Teddybears – Yours To Keep [ft. Annie]
  6. Glasnost – No Survivor
  7. Run DMC – My Adidas [Pilotpriest Remix]
  8. MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker [ft. John Legend]
  9. Spank Rock – Put That Pussy On Me [Diplo Tonite Remix]
  10. Atlas Sound – Walkabout [ft. Noah Lennox]
  11. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – We Are Rockstars
  12. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby
  13. Peter, Bjorn, & John – It Don’t Move Me [The Knocks Remix]
  14. The Rolling Stones – Slave
  15. Ghostface Killah – Be Easy [ft. Trife]
  16. We Are Wolves – Magique
  17. Duchess Says – Black Flag
  18. Calvin Harris – Dance Wiv Me [ft. Dizzee Rascal]
  19. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage [Fred Falke Remix]

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PFU MIX #009

USE: Shaking Your Ass in Places Without Proper Dancefloors [Part 2]

  1. Shinichi Osawa – Star Guitar [Vocals By Au Revoir Simone]
  2. True Psuedo – Freaking Me Out [Pilotpriest Journey Dub]
  3. R. Kelly – I’m A Shoreline Flirt [R Kelly/Broken Social Scene by ABX]
  4. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic [Yellus Remake]
  5. The Avalanches – Ray of Zdarlight
  6. Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone
  7. Peaches – Show Stopper [Produced by Soulwax]
  8. Major Lazer – Lazer Theme [ft. Future Trouble]
  9. LCD Soundsystem – Big Ideas
  10. Les Georges Leningrad – Sponsorships
  11. YACHT – Summer Song
  12. Busy P. – To Protect and Entertain [Ft. Murs] [Crookers Remix]
  13. Jay Reatard – It Ain’t Gonna Save Me
  14. Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk?
  15. Dizzee Rascal – Holiday [ft. Chrome]
  16. Japanther – Dedicated To All The Kids
  17. The Units – High Pressure Days [Rory Phillips Remix]
  18. Destroyer – Bay of Pigs

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Let The Healing Begin. The Heartbreak Anthology: Part 1.

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Ka-Boom. This is the “official” beginning of Production For Use. For the first real post i didn’t want to leave anyone out. I tried to think of the most fitting and encompassing opening to a blog that aims to provide specified life soundtracks. Heartbreak was the only real answer.

Listening to music to deal with getting your heart stomped is probably the most common use of all music, ever since humans knew enough words to say “Fuck this, I’m leaving”.  I’m sure there’s a romantic explaination…something about the heart technically being an instrument. Cruelty and sensitivty appears to be engrained in our genetic make-up, therefore heartbreak is also the most common theme in music. It beats love songs by a mile…in numbers and appreciation. This isn’t surprising. Heartbreak is one of the only things everyone can relate to. Love songs are excessive supplements, break up songs are a necessity.

Against my better judgement I decided to take on the task of finding a handful of what I thought were the most useful songs for heartbreak. Not just song about heartbreak, but songs that would be useful when you are actually going through it. As you may imagine there is a long and diverse list. Heartbreak is never simple, even when it is.  Valentine’s Day seemed like the ideal place to start. PFU will be presenting several different collections of songs for romantic loss over the coming days. This is an attempt at a handy loveworn anthology. The mixes are gender specific and loosly follow the 7 stages of greif. The kick-off mix is for men, and the tone is angry.

Remember to please retain the song order.

PFU MIX #001

USE: Dealing with Heartbreak – Shock & Anger Stages. For Him.

  1. Steve Martin – How To Leave Your Lover
  2. Saul Williams – List of Demands (Reparations)
  3. Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia
  4. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – There’s Something Wrong With You
  5. Q65 – Get Out Of My Life Woman
  6. The Wu-Tang Clan – Dogshit
  7. The Rolling Stones – Some Girls
  8. Zeigenbock Kopf – I Know Sorry When I See It
  9. The Sonics – Shot Down
  10. The Lovemakers – Whine and Dine (DJ Cuba Gooding Jr. Remix)
  11. Crooked Fingers – Solitary Man
  12. Desmond Dekker – This Woman
  13. Willie Nelson – Bloody Mary Morning
  14. The Dirtbombs – Lost Love
  15. Half Japanese – 1,000,000 Kisses
  16. Baby Huey & Baby Sitters – Messin With The Kid
  17. The Cold War Kids – There’s Something Not Right With Me
  18. Ghostface Killah – You Know That I’m No Good (Ft. Amy Winehouse)
  19. The Bee Gees – Earnest of Being George
  20. Pere Ubu – Final Solution
  21. Phoenix – Consolation Prizes
  22. John Lee Hooker – I’m Bad Like Jesse James (Live)
  23. Journey – You’re On Your Own

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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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