dinner party: a soundtrack

i let itunes shuffle and here is the magic it produced:


the equals — baby come back

ed askew — my love is a red, red rose (live, 1970)

hoots and hellmouth — the ache

sonic youth — sacred trixter

waterstrider — let them stare

moon king — appel

fatty acid — sax rush

gaby moreno — que voy a hacer

slava — file

johan blomgren — california sundown

sonia montez — learning to sing

sleeping at last — snow

jamaica — i think i like u 2

andy morris — wasteland

mister loveless – nineties children

the weeknd – lonely star

public enemy — everything (ft gerald albright & sheila brody)

sean bones — here now

yellow ostrich — mary

jeff buckley — last goodbye

pale seas — sleeping

pepper rabbit — older brother

hoots and hellmouth — ocean open wide #daytrotter

emperor x — rural pakistan

primo and hopeton – loving and kind

suckers — a mind i knew

terry malts — nauseous #daytrotter

great lake swimmers — changing colours

hotfox — the dollar theatre

jill sobule — sweetheart

borrowed beams of light — half life

yo la tengo — the point of it

the sea and cake — covers

father john misty — hollywood forever cemetery sing

quiet man — she stayed home

dave matthews band — crash into me [yes this happened, now please stop laughing]

TAB the band — she said no (i love you)

japanther — come back home #daytrotter

brother pacific — bite the bullet

sonny & the sandwitches — throw my ashes from this pier when i die

sun kil moon — sunshine in chicago

little ruckus — promise land

REM — pop song 89

maps & atlases — israeli caves

john holt — you must believe me


@in_my_ears playlist, august 1

van morrison – into the mystic

poison control center – some ordinary vision

yeah yeah yeahs – art star

lydia loveless – more like them

warm weather – a promise

bad bad hats – it hurts

nmh – king of carrot flowers pt 1

jamaica – i think i like u 2

fort frances – how to turn back again

brooklyn brothers – come on girl

wolves in the attic – pink mist

okkervil river – pop lie

wizard oz – i want to try

cosmonauts – emerald green

nick waterhouse – some place

ivan & alyosha – on my way

r stevie moore – california rhythm

nathaniel mayer – mr. santa claus

true mad north – sweetie

the lossy colls – secondhand store

poison control center – give it a try

@in_my_ears playlist, july 14

someone still loves you boris yeltsin – think i wanna die

love is chemicals – let me come down

mates of state – maracas

smith westerns – case&point (basement recording)

wampire – trains

rogue wave – college

shovels + rope – keeper #daytrotter

beatles – get back

veronica falls – marion’s mix

gary war – born of light

bill baird – lost at sea

wings – band on the run

heartless bastards – late in the night #daytrotter

warm soda – someone for you

clean – in the dreamlife u need a rubber soul

sharon van etten – peace signs

lonelyhearts – autumn percussion

shrag – tights in august

umo – ffuny ffriends

do make say think – a tender history in rust

poison control center – church on mars

japandroids – the house that heaven built

breathe owl breathe – snow below

howler – back of your neck

wall of voodoo – mexican radio

@in_my_ears playlist, july 7

david bowie – the laughing gnome

lavers – meet me at the merry-go-round

the head and the heart – ghosts

parts+labor – rest

centro-matic – janitorial on channel fall

velvet underground – all tomorrow’s parties

cate le bon – what is worse

the radio dept – heaven’s on fire

the clovers – mr moon

jill sobule – a good life

gorgeous bully – not so lonely

terry malts – distracted

thee oh sees – I need seed

bee gees – children of the world

fatty acid – monday afternoon (a phone call)

grateful dead. just…all of it.

@in_my_ears playlist, july 1

tom verlaine – old car

bernard chabert – il part en californie

the emperors – I want my woman

kurt vile – wakin on a pretty day

the mallard – shelly + patty

yalls – our place 5

gene clark – from a silver phial

heavy times – future city

sonny smith (with fresh+onlys and the sandwitches) – my mind is messed up all the time #daytrotter

seed of something – she’s a dude

quilt – penobska oakwalk

vetiver – you may be blue (neighbors remix)

extra classic – give me your love #daytrotter

poison control center – reoccurring kind

woods – sol y sombra

oh no oh my – walking into me

harriet – i slept with all your mothers #daytrotter

the lonelyhearts – a quick nine holes before lunch

yardbirds – too much monkey business

paul mccartney – temporary secretary

rayland baxter – driveway melody

said the whale – i love you

burnt palms – yours not mine

the band – all creation

the wheelers’ cover of cannonball

ty segall – bullet proof nothing

the yawns – summers wasted

the associations – never my love

@in_my_ears playlist, june 15

of monsters and men – little talks

pookey bleum – everyone loves delaware (demo)

tristen – baby drugs

ed askew – my love is a red, red rose

the riptones – out all night

smith westerns – weekend

quicksilver messenger service – call on me

white denim – got that heart #live #wfmu

gary clark jr – bright lights

the la’s – there she goes

stratford 4 – telephone

@in_my_ears playlist, june 10

sunset valley – wired nights

jaill – everyone’s hip

white fence – king of the decade

haim – the wire

robert pollard – rud fins

the five stairsteps – o-o-h child (RIP clarence burke jr)

shovels + rope – bad luck

tabernacle – sing the blues

jesus and mary chain – just like honey

the frowning clouds – all night long

white fence – a pearl is not a diamond

magnetic fields – born on a train

cayucas – high school lover

wall – shoestring

the tins – vicki

@in_my_ears playlist, june 1

death valley girls – no reason

lulu – I’ll come running

beirut – santa fe

TAB the band – she said no (I love you)

the river monks – pelica

emperor x – erica western teleport

van morrison – sweet thing

macklemore – white privilege #daytrotter

poison control center – seagull

magnetic fields – book of love

the riverside – hello sunshine

la sera – break my heart

seed of something – downhill

sonny and the sunsets – she plays yoyo with my mind

@in_my_ears playlist, may 1

coconut records – wires

moon taxi – young journey

soft white sixties – better way

sports – do you follow me

wealthy west – love is not enough

blitzen trapper – country caravan

derrival – modern age kids

fidlar – got no money

cambodian space project – mean visa kmean bai

dodos – black night

gambles – far from your arms

and the giraffe – find my name in the sun

margot and the nuclear so and so’s – broadripple is burning #daytrotter

king khan – strange ways

the tremeloes – here comes my baby

pookey bleum – trip

wilco – either way

@in_my_ears playlist, january 22

shovels + rope – hollowpoint blues

slightly stoopid – don’t stop

liz phair – baby got going

donovan – josie

toy love – swimming pool

the blank tapes – coast to coast

king tuff ft gap dream – she’s on fire

elizabeth and the catapult – taller children

magic wands – teenage love

blitzen trapper – wild mountain nation #langerado

you won’t – who knew

natural child – b$g p$mp$n

a b + the sea – yellow haired girl

be good tanyas – human thing

lilac – go your own way

jacuzzi boys – planet of the dreamers

the orwells – in my bed

ringo starr – it don’t come easy

@in_my_ears playlist, january 21

nuclear rodeo – merry christmas

the henry clay people – california wildfire

the mallard – old hates tatesale

jill+john – shaky hands

hunx + his punx – too young to be in love

the doozer – fold up chair

dustin wong – pink diamond

big troubles – sad girls

young jesus – news

capybara – late night bikes

lumineers – classy girls (from “tracks from the attic”)

pixies – u mass (coachella ’04)

beaten awake – you remind me of me

justin townes earle – harlem river blues

the sea and cake – up on the north shore

the sea and cake – covers

@in_my_ears playlist, january 14

south ambulance – simple obligation of a man

mountain goats – white box

jeff buckley – eternal life

mates of state – fraud in the 80s

the wheelers – milwaukee black + tan

the downer party – country kids

young man – fate

parts+labor – rest

the liminanas – down underground

zig zags – wastin my time

pipes you see, pipes you don’t – days remain

native america – oh my gracious

the spring standards – chicago

the strange boys – american radio

churches – save me

fletcher c johnson – messin up my mind

dr dog – that old black hole

the drums – down by the water

bill baird – captain brain

tiny victories – lost weekend

shovels+rope – the winner

the stepkids – legend in my own mind

city tribe – le billet doux (live)

marnie stern – for ash

@in_my_ears playlist, january 7

follow that bird – wooden bones

break it up – excavate

holly golightly + dan melchior – directly from my heart

new pornographers – twin cinema

robert pollard – gratification to concrete

wizard oz – I can’t remember

wavves – I wanna meet dave grohl

neil young – I’ll come running

dum dum girls – he gets me high

sunset valley – wired nights

cloud nothings – understand at all

a great big pile of leaves – we don’t need our heads

like pioneers – boggs

poison control center – tiny isle

the dodos – going under

fishboy – taqueria girl

neon indian – polish girl

white denim – no real reason

sea of bees – marmalade

nurses – hungry mouth

okmoniks – not that good

clap your hands say yeah – statues

thurston moore – benediction

fruit bats – you’re too weird

sports – lawyers singing sweetly

frowning clouds – all night long

youth of the beast – shotgun army

lawlands – a diving soulful love

lissy trullie – madeleine

cocktails – ozark lake

slowdance – spell

radical dads – know-it-all

south ambulance – simple obligation of a man