Get Born: PFU’s Christmas Hymnal 2011

Here it is everybody. Have a top notch holiday season.

PFU #020 – CHRISTMAS 2011

USE: Birthday Party Music

  1. Dion McGregor [Sleeptalker] – The Gift
  2. Deerhoof – The Eyebright Bugler
  3. Four Tet – Spirit Fingers
  4. Louis Armstrong & The Lyn Murray Choir – Shadrack
  5. Atlas Sound – Artificial Snow [Notown Version]
  6. T.L. Barrett & Youth for Christ Choir – Like a Ship
  7. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel – A Hazy Shade Of Winter
  8. Maria Bamford – Baby Jesus
  9. Nadroj & The Wolrats – Forget It
  10. Bobby Darin – Poor Little Jesus
  11. The Rapture – In The Grace Of Your Love
  12. The Sensational Nightingales – Standing In The Judgment
  13. Animal Collective – Winters Love [Pt. 1]
  14. The Who – Christmas [PFU’s Tommyless Edit]
  15. Kings of Convenience – Mrs. Cold
  16. The Avalanches – Midnight Sun
  17. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Merry Christmas
  18. The Drums – Money [Chad Valley Remix]
  19. Marc Maron – Bitter Jesus
  20. Detroit Junior – Christmas Day
  21. The Helio Sequence – Hallelujah
  22. Make*Up – The Choice
  23. John Lurie – Horse Guitar
  24. Takeshi Terauchi – Caravan
  25. The White Stripes – In The Cold, Cold, Night
  26. Luna – Thank You For Sending Me an Angel [Talking Heads Cover]
  27. Little Ax & The Golden Echoes – So Soon
  28. John Cale – Child’s Christmas In Wales
  29. Real Estate – Snow Days
  30. Alice Coltrane – Lovely Sky Boat
  31. Otis Redding – White Christmas
  32. Cara Stewart & The Lee Hudson Orchestra – The New Year Song
  33. Palace Brothers – All Is Grace

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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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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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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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