I’ve been arranging this mix for about two months now, as I bought all these songs in early April. After messing with the order too many times, I think I returned it to the first iteration.

Find this iMix on iTunes.

  1. Steady, As She Goes The Raconteurs

    “You’ve had too much to think, now you need a wife.”

  2. Plan A The Dandy Warhols

    Makes me think about the hairdressers that crashed into Earth in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

  3. Uncertain Smile The The

    Older, but John plays it every now and again, and still it puts me in a past I didn’t have.

  4. The W.A.N.D. The Flaming Lips

    Nice to listen to right before you blow something up, like a country.

  5. Don’t Know Why (You Stay) Essex Green

    This is how I feel about everyone who can stand me for more than a minute. And it’s a fucking awesome song.

  6. Sunday Sia

    A beautiful song about being hungover.

  7. The Funeral Band of Horses

    Beautiful, angry, sad, powerful, haunting, brilliant.

  8. The Beast and Dragon, Adored Spoon

    Just listen to the first 20 seconds and tell me you don’t love this song. Excellent use of very low piano keys. Makes me think of Vietnam and climbing out of the gutter to take over the world.

  9. Never Learn to Cry The Rogers Sisters

    Punky, and first two lines don’t rhyme!

  10. Golden Brown The Stranglers

    Maybe I should know who The Stranglers are, but I don’t. So I’m going to assume this song was made recently by some new band and prophetically say this song will be timeless. Oddly, this song makes me think of the 70s.

  11. The Greatest Cat Power

    I still want to be the greatest. I’m just glad this woman gave up. She did give up, didn’t she?

  12. Happy The Wrens

    Another beautiful song that makes me sad and very angry and happy.

  13. Rebellion (Lies) Arcade Fire

    The Funeral album is one of the few I have bought in recent years. And the whole thing is a rollercoaster of sweetness.

  14. Flying Neulander

    Makes me think of running off to Europe to rescue someone.

  15. What Else Is There? R?ɬ?yksopp

    “I don’t know what more to ask for. I was given just one wish.”

  16. p.s. Film School

    Seemed appropriate for the end, both in name and sound. “Turn the light off. File these thoughts away for a day.”