“When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.” Rob Sheffield, Love, is a mixtape.


“I freakin’ hate the radio stations!  They all play the same freakin’ music, we gotta make a mix tape for the car, eyem just sick of this shit!” she says as eyem drivin’ our ceedee less car toward the junction.

* * *

“Okay, letz make this a competition, we get one song each, and letz see who wins” i say as i stumble out the dining room with our cheap music maker in my arms, followed by wifey with stacks & stacks of ceedees to play and record and make our summer mixtape.

Which we do, and which i win, clearly . . .

Side 1:  Alphaville. BIG in Japan (R) Scissor Sisters. Laura (J) Cat Power. Ruin (R)* Jenny Wilson. Summertime – The Roughest Time (J) Bombay Bicycle Club. Shuffle (R) Redneck Manifesto. Good with Tempos (J)* The Divine Comedy. Lost Art of Conversation (R) Roxy Music. Mother of Pearl (J) Paula Seling & Ovi. Playing with Fire (R)* Joe MacElderly. The Climb (J) Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band. Hang your head, Tom Dooley your tie’s caught in your zipper (J)

Side 2: Of Monsters and Men. Little Talks (R)


Brown Dogg starts the comeback!

The Rolling Stones. Starfucker (J)* Simon & Garfunkel. America (R)* Lee Hazlewood. The Railroad (J)* Fleetwood Mac. You Can Go Your Own Way (R)* Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. Livin’ on the Open Road (J)* Cracker. Teen Angst (R)* Therapy. Screamager (R) Biffy ClyroMountains (R) Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Coney Island Girl (J)

Abitt drunk at this stage . . .

Primal Scream. Sick City (J)

. . . back on track,

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Tomorrow (R)* Sixto Rodriguez. Sugarman (R)* prefer David Holmes . . . . .






*deadly tchoones . . .

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