Tuesday, February 07, 2017


In my day, we called them mixtapes and they consisted of songs recorded from vinyl albums, cassette tapes, or the radio that then made their way onto cassette. They were often given to a friend. There was something communal about these groupings of songs.

In the day of The Child, they are called playlists and they end up in digital form from wherever they originate. They seem most often built for one's self to listen to. They end up as somewhat individual soundtracks.

I'm building this playlist/mixtape as a way of trying to bridge the gap between the two worlds, in the midst of the mess that is our current culture.

(I've been introducing The Child to various albums, trying to share songs that help define who I am.)

Playlist for 02/07/2017

“Young Man” by The Blackouts
1981, History in Reverse (2004 compilation album)

“Just Got Paid” by Mastodon
2009, Transformers: Dark of the Moon — The Album (2011), ZZ Top cover

“Joy” by Lucinda Williams
1998, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

“Peek-a-Boo” by Siouxsie and the Banshees
1988, Peepshow

“Antiworld” by Nina Hagen
1982, NunSexMonkRock

“Deus” by Sugarcubes
1988, Life’s Too Good

“I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie
1997, Earthling

“It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus)” by Arcade Fire
2013, Reflektor

“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” by Laibach
2014, Spectre, Blind Lemon Jefferson cover

“New Slaves” by Kanye West
2013, Yeezus

“Walk Us Uptown” by Elvis Costello and The Roots
2013, Wise Up Ghost

“Out Go the Lights” by Spoon
2010, Transference

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