HARK! THE CHRISTMAS MIX 2012.

PFU #027

Hello everyone. Here is this year’s holiday mix. I’ve mixed it into one track for easier listening. Just download it in one shot and go. I’ve also included a link to the mix on Mixcloud.

This year we are offering 2 original tracks by friends of PFU. Next year we hope to put together an entire EP of new, original Christmas songs. Here are the two new ones, with many thanks to the artists that made them:

PFU #027: CHRISTMAS 2012

TRACK LIST:

  1. Crispin Hellion Glover – Never Say “Never” To Always
  2. Neil Hamburger – Paris Hilton
  3. Das Racist & Deerhoof – The Child With The Star On His Head
  4. The Shins – Wonderful Christmastime
  5. Binky Griptite – Stone Soul Christmas
  6. Soledad Brothers – Hang My Star
  7. Paper City – Holiday Dreams of You
  8. Carla Thomas – All I Want For Christmas is You
  9. Eleanor Friedberger – Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
  10. The Steel Drums of Trinidad – Amazing Grace
  11. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Getting High For Jesus
  12. The Brown Dots – At Our Fireplace
  13. Parenthetical Girls – Rejoice, Rejoice
  14. Irma Thomas – Two Winters Long
  15. Arcade Fire – Winter For A Year
  16. Little Joey Farr – Rock n’ Roll Santa
  17. Charles Bradley – Mary’s Baby
  18. Josh Rouse – Winter in the Hamptons
  19. Brendan Hanlon & The Bat Men – Christmas Party
  20. Sufjan Stevens – Christmas Face
  21. German Bonds – Sing Hallelujah!
  22. The Staple Singers – Last Month of the Year
  23. The Walkmen – X-Mas Party
  24. The Helio Sequence – December
  25. Mae West – With Love From Me To You
  26. Atlas Sound – New Years Day

BONUS ORIGINAL TRACKS

  • Robert MacCready & Brandon Duhon – You Shouldn’t Have
  • Cultastic – Melt With You in the Snow

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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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Behold: PFU’s Holiday Long Player 2010

Hello there. Welcome back. This is our annual attempt to put something tolerable into the frustrating universe of holiday music.  There is only a ‘dirty’ version this year, but only a couple of songs. It can be edited to suit whatever tastes that you are forced to be around this holiday season. I hope everyone enjoys their holidays.

PFU #013

USE: Surviving the holidays.

  1. Rudy Ray Moore – Plymouth Rock
  2. Julian Casablancas – I Wish It Was Christmas Today
  3. Luke Vibert – I Hear The Drummer
  4. Brenda Lee – Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day
  5. Sunol – John, Mark, Luke And Paul
  6. Nino Rota – L’uccello Magico A Roma
  7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings –  Ain’t No Chimneys
  8. Nat King Cole – Take Me Back to Toyland
  9. Marc Maron – Jesus Meets Santa At The Mall
  10. The Kaisers – Tipsy (X-Mas)
  11. Matt Pond PA – Holiday Road [Lindsey Buckingham Cover]
  12. Tatsuro Yamashita – Christmas Eve [YouTube Ukulele Cover]
  13. Leonard Cohen – Winter Lady
  14. The Jaynetts – Snowman, Snowman, Sweet Potato Nose
  15. The Ventures – Snow Flakes
  16. From The Future – Christmas Creep
  17. Alton Ellis & The Lipsticks – Merry Merry Christmas
  18. The Winstons – Amen, Brother
  19. Amon Tobin – Toys
  20. Elton John – Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who’d Be a Turkey at Christmas?)
  21. John Barry & Nina – Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?
  22. Low – Just Like Christmas
  23. Remington Super 60 – Winter
  24. My Morning Jacket – X-mas Curtain (Jazzed Up)
  25. Sun Ra – Angels and Demons at Play
  26. Aretha Franklin – Blue Holiday
  27. Dave Attell – Egg Nog
  28. Aphex Twin – Nannou
  29. Françoise Hardy – Fleur De Lune (Song Of Winter)
  30. LCD Soundsystem – Oh You (Christmas Blues)
  31. Bjork – Frosti
  32. Sufjan Stevens – That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
  33. The Walkmen – While I Shovel The Snow
  34. Jeff Buckley – New Year’s Prayer

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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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