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Happy Valentimes!

A Valentine’s Day mix, only one day late even!

The Dirtbombs – Your Love Belongs Under a Rock (buy)

Bill Withers – The Same Love That Made Me Laugh (buy)

Q-Tip – Barely In Love (buy)

Death From Above 1979 – Too Much Love (buy)

Joe Jackson – Fools In Love (buy)

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins – You Are What You Love (buy)

The Mountian Goats – Love Love Love (buy)

Animal Collective – Winter’s Love (buy)

posted by Charlotte.


I Must Become the Lion-Hearted Girl

Not that new, but new to me!

Florence and the Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (Copyright’d!)

Florence and the Machine – Howl

From Lungs (buy)

Also very not new, but man, the Blow is really speaking to me lately:

The Blow – The Long List of Girls

The Blow – Fists Up

The Blow – True Affection

From Paper Television (buy)

And, in lieu of a year end mix which Adam will do far better than I possibly could, a mega monster mix of a particular “here comes winter damnit” attitude, accompanied by a refrigerator magnetic poetry style poem comprised of lyrics from these jams:

Maritime – Someone Has To Die (buy)

Pavement – We Dance (buy)

The Bird and the Bee – F*cking Boyfriend (buy)

Blondie – Sunday Girl (buy)

Camera Obscura – French Navy (buy)

Grizzly Bear – All We Ask (buy)

Fruit Bats – My Unusual Friend (buy)

Connie Francis – Somebody’s Fool (buy)

Karen Dalton – In The Evening (It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You the Best) (buy)

Loudon Wainwright III – The Swimming Song (buy)

Neutral Milk Hotel – Where You’ll Find Me Now (buy)

The Dodo’s – The Strums (buy)

Of Montreal – Eros’ Entropic Tundra (buy)

Regina Spektor – Loveology (live) (support!)

Burning Spear – I and I Survive (buy)

Nina Simone – I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl (buy)

The leaves came down when you walked by them all year round
It’s like a chandelier, it’s like a fountainhead
Oh, an incurable humanist you are
You can’t enjoy yourself, I can’t enjoy myself
He was laying somewhere else
Are you working up to something? But you give me almost nothing.
I say awake all week and still I wait
I can’t get out of what I’m into with you

You’ve been acting different, I’ve been told
I was criticized for letting you break my heart
Wishing the ones that we adore loved us more
There’s a flood on my lungs in the breeze
Salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes,
Everyone barks and they are all still believing
To tear out your heart would send all your secrets to me
Though I’m a fool at least I know the score

posted by Charlotte.

Alls Fair

It’s about to get real emo up in here.

Sebastien Grainger – Love Can Be So Mean (buy)

When I’m upset music doesn’t usually help.  It will only intensify whatever misery I’m already working with.  But it’s very present.  I heard this song in my head almost immediately the last time I felt acute, intense pain:

Cat Stevens – Trouble (buy)

And while I’m already feeling bad, I might as well dwell for a minute:

A.C. Newman – The Heartbreak Rides (buy)

Sam Cooke  – Tennessee Waltz (buy)

The Clash – Every Little Bit Hurts (buy)

Cake – Friend Is a Four Letter Word (buy)

And now I move on, and forward, which is the silver lining in every bummer heights high experience.  Besides, it’s only feelings.


F.O.C. – Hurt Feelings (buy)

And when the breeze picks up, it’s really nice outside.

posted by Charlotte

I Know This Song

Frank Gehry - Fish Dance Restaurant in Kobe, Japan, 1986 - 1987

Getting In Line

A New Poem

By Bob Hicok

A man crosses a field. He’d like something
to set down so he picks up a rock
about the size of a baby.  Rock-baby
is heavier than a baby-baby would be,
the man has walked but a few steps
when he abandons the child.  Years later,
there’s a knock on his door in the field:
rock-baby has grown up and wants
to get even.  The man
doesn’t remember rock-baby,
Neko Case – Vengeance is Sleeping (buy)
so when rock-baby says, you never loved me,
the man says, sure, I can buy that,
and offers grown-up rock-baby a beer.
When they’re a little drunk, the man says,
your quarrel isn’t with me, your quarrel’s
with the poet who put us in the field,
and the poet’s quarrel
is with the God who makes poets
send people walking across fields,
and God’s quarrel is with the nothing
Neko Case – I’m an Animal
that came before God
that God is always trying to fill, even after God
has filled it.  Grown-up rock-baby
thinks the man is telling him
he doesn’t really exist, he stones the man
to death to prove that his nonexistence
is not the case. Alone
with the bloody certainty
of his tangibility, he writes out,
again and again, my thoughts
have a city in them.  And in that city,
Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
at night, a little girl
wants a goldfish for the goldfish
she already has, and the goldfish
wants a little girl for the little girl
he already has, and the bowl
wants a bowl beside it
to share the orange and rippling feeling
it would call soul if the word
wasn’t already taken.
Neko Case – Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth

Call Me a Lyre, I Dare You

A New Poem

By Bob Hicok

Last or some night
light, who cares the when of this,
Andrew Bird – Masterswarm (buy)
glittered the tree up at the end
of the wash from a car as moved the planet, I’m not
in touch with personally Saturn, in branched fingers
of eerily, I’d say off-the-shelf language, isn’t it
necessary still how life lit into the moment
to say other than the facts of it, see,
whatever the bits are inside that oscillate
or pinwheel, I was moved to internal whirrings
Andrew Bird – Privateers
cicadish, even though my epiphanic dog-walkings
mean shit to you in the throes of your
epiphanic askings of the moon, for what, after all
are we in this, some random sense of, fuck
if I know, belonging
Andrew Bird – Anonanimal

Poetry by Bob Hicok.

Discovered in this.

posted by Charlotte.

Sick Day Mix


I miss summer already! Here’s some pop music.

Fleet Foxes – He Doesn’t Know Why (buy)

Ben Folds Feat. Regina Spektor – You Don’t Know Me (buy)

Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue (buy)

Mates of State – My Only Offer (buy)

Solange – Would’ve Been the One (buy)

Wilco – Panthers (buy)

The Beatles – You Know My Name (buy)

Posted by Charlotte.

Pre-Spring Mega Mini Mix

Please to enjoy. . . .

We Are Scientists – After Hours (radio mix) (buy) (watch)

The Cool Kids – Action Figures (listen)

Adele – Tired (buy)

Maritime – Be Unhappy (buy, love)

Josh Ritter – Right Moves (buy)

So, NoVa? You guys good? And Vermont? And NY, of course – All good? I think you guys will like this one.

Oh, and this too: bigger mix

posted by charlotte.

He’s a professor of being a dog



I’m jumping on the Dr. Dog bandwagon now, before they blow up Shins-style all over the place. They’ve been around for a bit, but recently their psychadelic kinda-pop has gotten attention from Rolling Stone and some respectable celebrities. And they’re from Philly, which I’m cool with for dumb reasons.


Dr. Dog – The World May Never Know (buy)

from “Easy Beat”

Dr. Dog – California (buy)

from “Takers and Leavers”


posted by charlotte.