mayday mayday

A playlist for anyone who needs to fulfill the fantasy of burning a white man in power.

“Death in Midsummer”—Deerhunter

“DemiRep”—Bikini Kill

“I Heard It through the Grapevine”—The Slits

“You Got the Stuff”—Bill Withers

“Watching the Detectives”—Elvis Costello

“Return of the Rat”—Wipers

“Human Fly”—The Cramps

“Road to Nowhere”—Talking Heads

“The Staircase (Mystery)”—Siouxsie and the Banshees

You'll never understand sacrifice. Animals are fine, but their acceptability is limited. A small child is even better, but not nearly as effective as the right kind of adult; a man who has come here with the power of the law. Flesh to touch...Flesh to burn! Don't keep the Wicker Man waiting!

You'll never understand sacrifice. Animals are fine, but their acceptability is limited. A small child is even better, but not nearly as effective as the right kind of adult; a man who has come here with the power of the law. Flesh to touch...Flesh to burn! Don't keep the Wicker Man waiting!

“I’m Fired Up”—Fatback Band

“All of Me”—Willie Nelson

“Baby I’m Burnin’”—Dolly Parton

“Buried Alive”—Yeah Yeah Yeahs (with Dr. Octagon)

“Boyfriends (Dead or Alive)”—Von Spar, Vivien Goldman

“The Warming Sun”—Grandaddy

“Non Photo-Blue”—Pinback

“Frou-frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires”—Cocteau Twins


bliss station

A fever dream of a mixtape remembering youthful concepts like “spring break” or “fresh start” or “America” or “love.”

“When Seasons Change”—Curtis Mayfield

“All I Need”—Lee Fields & The Expressions

“Sittin’ in the Sun”—Sam Cooke

“In the Middle of Nowhere”—Dusty Springfield (BBC Sessions)

“Helplessly Hoping”—Crosby, Stills & Nash

“Phone Down”—Erykah Badu

“Feels Like Summer”—Childish Gambino

“Tribe”—Bas, J. Cole

“YOU’RE THE ONE”—KAYTRANADA

“Supplier”—Kari Faux

There's No Place Like America Today  (1975) Curtis Mayfield. Album art references a photograph by Margaret Bourke-White titled  At the Time of the Louisville Flood , on which the advertising slogan was "There's No Way Like the American Way.” It first appeared in the February 15, 1937 edition of  Life.   THANKS, WIKIPEDIA.

There's No Place Like America Today (1975) Curtis Mayfield. Album art references a photograph by Margaret Bourke-White titled At the Time of the Louisville Flood, on which the advertising slogan was "There's No Way Like the American Way.” It first appeared in the February 15, 1937 edition of Life.

THANKS, WIKIPEDIA.

“My Love For You”—ESG

“Grind”—Les Sins

“Angel from the Coast”—Thin Lizzy

“Right Down The Line”—Gerry Rafferty

“Wonderland”—Commodores

“I Am In Love”—Jennifer Lara

“I Can Dig It Baby”—Little Beaver

“Binz”—Solange

“Ain’t No Stopping Nancy”—Sister Nancy

“I Walk Alone”—Marijata

“At Sea Again”—Slime, Selah Sue


Carousel somewhere in Europe, by my grandfather

Carousel somewhere in Europe, by my grandfather

the spins.

Listen, what’s the point of having a full-on web presence if you’re not going to trick it out like an insane person when you should be doing ANYTHING BUT wasting time on your website like an insane person? Enjoy my 2018 family mixes below, which are themed by age. That started to be necessary when my cousins procreated, ie: we got old. Yes, I do lean on year-end lists for some of the bangers I may have missed over the year, but damnit the vision is always MINE.

Fair warning: the grown folk one is EXPLICIT.

Playlist art with a strong assist by my old friend Ann-Marie.

Youngins, a mixix that may teach you a lesson, damnit

Youngins, a mixix that may teach you a lesson, damnit

YOUNGINS

This is supposedly a teaching moment, so I just crammed this one with a bunch of hindsight-is-20-20 crap, as much new (to me) music as possible, and then some old classics that these youngins will have to swallow like pills. And they'll love it. Hopefully. Probably not.

P.S. Auntie B HAS slipped profanity on here, too. Educational purposes.

TRACK LIST

“Iko Iko”—The Dixie Cups

“Peachfuzz”—KMD

“Dragons”—Princess Nokia

“it’s different for girls”—of Montreal

“Somebody”—Dream Wife

“Jeannie Becomes A Mom”—Caroline Rose

“No Going Back”—Yuno

“Big Deal”—The Dead Milkmen

“Maria También”—Khruangbin

“My Queen is Harriet Tubman”—Sons of Kemet

“The Club”—Hinds

“Magnets”—Disclosure, ft. Lorde

“2020”—Suuns

“In My Dreams”—Kali Uchis

“New World Coming”—Nina Simone

Grown, a fat mix filled with expletives, sauce, and white guilt

Grown, a fat mix filled with expletives, sauce, and white guilt

GROWN

* FOR GROWN FOLK ONLY * It gets heavy and saucy and explicit, but I hope the heart shines through, y'all. Please forgive me, Jesus. And can we please act grown and take responsibility in 2019? Myself included. So yeah, sorry. It’s fat. And a bit literal, let’s be honest. It’s a mess. We’re a mess, y’all. A serious mess, y’all.

TRACK LIST

“I’m the Moon”—Spooky Mansion

“This Is America”—Childish Gambino

“Broken Petal”—Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey

“The Wake”—billy woods, Masai Bey

“Evermore”—Grandaddy

“I’ll Start Believing”—Warpaint

“I Can’t Stand the Rain”—Ann Peebles

“Make Me Feel”—Janelle Monáe

“Egyptian Luvr”—Rejjie Snow, ft. Aminé & Dana Williams

“Protect Your Queen”—Sampa the Great

“White Gloves”—Khruangbin

“Baby Please Don’t Leave Me”—Buddy Guy

“Life is Shit”—The Dead Milkmen

“Friendship”—Pops Staples

“Don’t Worry Be Happy”—Bobby McFerrin

“We the People…”—A Tribe Called Quest

“Nobody’s Fault But Mine”—The Staple Singers

Prunes, a mix that you may nap to, if you wish

Prunes, a mix that you may nap to, if you wish

PRUNES

Look, ageism is real and I get it. Prunes are for everyone, but c’mon they ARE mostly useful for the aged. This here is some easy listening shit. Theoretically, this is music you may nap to, if you choose to roll that way.

TRACK LIST

“Little Girl Blue”—Nina Simone

“Suspirium”—Thom Yorke

“Cool Cat”—Queen

“Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2”—The Isley Brothers

“Wade in the Water”—The Staple Singers

“Two Fish and an Elephant”—Khruangbin

“Daughter”—Four Tet

“Misfits”—Neil Young

“Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)”—The Staple Singers

“Forget Me”—Born Ruffians

“One True Vine”—Mavis Staples

“Funky Drummer, Pts. 1 & 2”—James Brown

“White Gloves”—Khruangbin

“For the Good Times”—Isaac Hayes

“Don’t Worry Be Happy”—Bobby McFerrin

“Sweet Home”—Pops Staples