Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lousy Smarch Weather!


  1. Somebody That I Used To Know - Elliott Smith
  2. I Can't Help Falling In Love - Frankie Stubbs
  3. Road Signs Always Look Better Looking Over Your Shoulder - Defiance, Ohio
  4. 20 years - David Dondero
  5. Achin' To Be - The Replacements
  6. Big Milk - Dan Deacon
  7. The Dusk of Us - Colossal
  8. Trenchfoot Chuck Ragan
  9. Bad Liver And A Broken Heart - Tom Waits
  10. Onions - The Mountain Goats
  11. Poor Ole Kate - Natchez Shakers
  12. South Tacoma Way - Neko Case & Her Boyfriends
  13. Where You'll Find Me Now - Neutral Milk Hotel
  14. Barbarella - Paul Baribeau
  15. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - The Pogues
  16. Distant Land To Roam - Chuck Ragan & Austin Lucas
  17. Bonus Track - The Riot Before
  18. chapel hill - Rosa
  19. Blue In Green - Miles Davis
  20. Fever Dream - Iron & Wine

Friday, October 3, 2008

GTA - Greg's Turning Autumn

Greg posted an idea for a mix, the dog days of autumn, and I liked it. So the other morning I made this happen. I was listening to it today as Canoga Park became covered with clouds and cooled off for the first time since I got here, it fit well. It's strange that there are a few songs with fire in the title. Think of that what you will.

Stars Were Exploding - Good Luck
Oh, The Places You'll Stay - Madison Bloodbath
Grapevine Fires - Death Cab For Cutie
Automonously - The Measure (sa)
Jeane [Smiths Cover] - North Lincoln
Fired-Side Chat - Dillinger Four
Passing Me By - The Pharcyde
The Rules of Children's Games - Bridge And Tunnel
Ghost of Corporate Future - Regina Spektor
In the Grass - LaGrecia
9 A.M. Everyday - O Pioneers!!!
Antennas - Rancid
For Julia - The Gunshy
Meet Me By The River's Edge - The Gaslight Anthem
Face On Fire - Able Baker Fox
Past Tense, Future Perfect - Paint It Black
Fire Maple Song - Everclear

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dan's Dirt Sticks or Mantrapping: A Guide

I asked Dan if he'd like to make a mix and lo and behold when I got up this morning there it was. He named it "dirt sticks", I would assume because he just moved to the "sticks" so to speak out in Placerita Canyon somewhere. I can almost picture him working on his still or whittling a punji stick. Dan included a bit of reading material to correspond with his mix and all I will say is that it surprises me in the least that he has a copy of it.

1 Scott Walker--"Cowbells Shakin'"
2 Have A Nice Life--"Bloodhail"
3 William Elliott Whitmore/Jenny Hoyston--"Feast Of A Thousand Beasts"
4 Chamberlain--"The South Has Spoiled Me"
5 Grouper--"Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping"
6 Van Morrison--"Starting A New Life"
7 Explosions In The Sky--"Remember Me As A Time Of Day"
8 Horse Feathers--"Albina"
9 Sharks Keep Moving--"Join Up"
10 Sigur Ros--"Agaetis Byrjun"
11 Vali--"Et Ensomnt Minne"
12 The Mountain Goats--"Attention All Pickpockets"
13 Chris Whitley--"Wild Country"

My name is anthony....

And this is my next. I just picked some of the first songs that came up. I've heard some before, and others I haven't. Not necessarily thematically accurate, but it spells it out, right?

Anthony Mix -
A-List Actress - Hey Mercedes
Nailing Descartes To The Wall/(Liquid) Meat Is Still Murder - Propagandhi
T.S.R. (This Shit Rules) - Against Me!
Had It Right - J Church
O'No - Q And Not U
Naomi - Neutral Milk Hotel
Y Control - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I Got a New Computer

New Computer Mix

I got a new computer and made it's first mix. Tim drew that drawing up there like 4 or 5 years ago he's awesome.

  1. Little Prince (El Principito) - Andrew Jackson Jihad
  2. Peanut Butter Cups - The Bananas
  3. The President's Dead - Okkervil River
  4. Convinced I'm Wrong - Polar Bear Club
  5. Retardent - Armchair Martian
  6. Open and Shut - Dillinger Four
  7. Saltash Luck - Banner Pilot
  8. I Got Drunk - Uncle Tupelo
  9. Enemies On Speed Dial - O Pioneers!!!
  10. She - The Monikers
  11. At Your Funeral - Pinhead Gunpowder
  12. Leatherface Fan - Mike Hale
  13. Union Pool - The Measure (SA)
  14. Call To The Controller's Office - Bridge and Tunnel
  15. Half Asleep - Trever Keith

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I get words stuck in my head. Today it was reset. It made me think about how we haven't put any mixes up in a bit, so I threw a quick fiver together. Hopefully this gets the ball rolling. Bill's computer has been broken, but I think he got a new one, so that should lead to more mixes soon.

Reset -
1. Ten Years Trouble - Off With Their Heads
2. West Bay Invitational - Jawbreaker
3. Pretty Good Year - Chuck Ragan (a Loved Ones cover)
4. Stay - Ghost Buffalo
5. Things on a Dashboard - Hot Water Music

Hey, how about some suggestions for themes for mixes. Good Idea!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Grrl Mix

The other day someone pointed out that the two band stickers I have on my car both have at least one female member. So? I love the ladies, and I listen to quite a few female fronted bands. I was like ten when the whole Riot Grrl thing was happening so I'm not pretending this in some way encapsulates a movement, it's just a mix. Enjoy!

Grrl Mix
  1. La la la - Sylvie Vartan
  2. Roller Girls - The Soviettes
  3. Living Room - Tegan and Sara
  4. Wooden Bullets - This is My Fist!
  5. Zot - Vena•Cava
  6. Uncle Phranc - Team Dresch
  7. Libel - Tilt
  8. Becky - Be Your Own Pet
  9. bike rides + high fives - Rosa
  10. Jailbird Bars - Cleveland Bound Death Sentence
  11. Harder to Tell - Discount
  12. Golden Boys - Drunken Boat
  13. Hours - Lemuria
  14. Everything I Won't Miss - Fifth Hour Hero
  15. Hit the Ground Running - The Measure (SA)
  16. March March Along - Naked Aggression
  17. Words And Guitar - Sleater-Kinney
  18. A Legacy Of Empty Buildings - One Reason
  19. I Don't Give a Fuck - Peaches

Friday, July 11, 2008

Cloves and Shakes

I don't normally smoke. I did the other day on my lunch break. I was really nervous and scared and I had the shakes. I drank a beer and it didn't help. I smoked some cigarettes, those didn't help either. So I made a mix. I still was shaking.

Cloves and Shakes -

Good Fucking Bye - Matt Skiba
Under The Milky Way - The Church
Violet Hill - Coldplay
When You Were Young - The Killers
Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
Little Lover's So Polite - Silversun Pickups
Your Little Hoodrat Friend - The Hold Steady
I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both - Jawbreaker
if you don't, don't - Jimmy Eat World
Exit Wounds - Paint It Black
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Friday, June 27, 2008

It Came From 1982!

I made this mix for my cousin who was born in the glorious year of our lord 1982. Beforehand I did a little research and 1982 was basically one of the best years in music ever. Refute me if you must but I'm going to go ahead and make a pre-emptive "I beg to differ..."

  1. Suburban Home - The Descendents
  2. Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work
  3. I Love Livin' In The City - Fear
  4. PYT (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
  5. I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  6. Open Arms - Journey
  7. Private Eyes - Hall & Oates
  8. We're Only Gonna Die - Bad Religion
  9. Young Turks - Rod Stewart
  10. Don't You Want Me - The Human League
  11. Talkback - Stiff Little Fingers
  12. Know Your Rights - The Clash
  13. Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz
  14. Jack & Diane - John Cougar Mellencamp
  15. Pay To Cum! - Bad Brains
  16. Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
  17. Hand In Glove - The Smiths
  18. Ghosts - The Jam
  19. God Damn Job - The Replacements

Monday, June 9, 2008

Beer & Bullshit

Especially now that Summer has arrived who doesn't love to sit around, drink beer, and bullshit with friends? Well here's a mix to either stir up the conversation or to get drunk to, you decide.
  1. 13 Cheers For Beer and Bullshit - On the Might Of Princes
  2. Beer For Breakfast - The Replacements
  3. Cryin' Into the Beer of a Drunk Man - New Bomb Turks
  4. Crying In My Beer - Screeching Weasel
  5. Drunk Mouth Kitchen Smile - The Lawrence Arms
  6. Drunk Punk - This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
  7. Drunken Butterfly - Sonic Youth
  8. Drunken Lullabies - Flogging Molly
  9. Drunken Third (Live) - Hot Water Music
  10. Drunken Uncle - Charles Bronson
  11. Get Drunk - Drag the River
  12. Punch (Drunk) - Leatherface
  13. Punch Drunk (Husker Du) - Charles Bronson
  14. The Shape Of Drunks To Come - The Sainte Catherines
  15. Showerbeers! - Bomb the Music Industry!
  16. Sloppy Fucking Drunk - American Steel
  17. Too Drunk To Dream - Whiskeytown
  18. Warm Beer And Cold Women - Tom Waits

Saturday, June 7, 2008


I figured out in my early teens that some of the best songs on an album are track seven. Here are seven song sevens that I personally love. Number 7 is the ultimate number seven of all time!

Sevens - Mix

And We Thought That Nation States Were A Bad Idea - Propagandhi
choked and separated - Hot Water Music
No Children - The Mountain Goats
The Corpses Of Our Motivations - The Lawrence Arms
Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious - Against Me!
My Sweet Fracture - Saves The Day
Say It Ain't So - Weezer

Fired Side Chat - The Music Fortune Mix

Go to your generic default music player (let's be honest it's all Itunes) put it on random and push play. The mysteries of the universe will be revealed. Here are mine, some are funny, a couple are a bit too on the nose, and the rest are just plain creepy. Enjoy!

Fired Side Chat - The Music Fortune Mix

Q: What does next year have in store for you?
ain’t so lonely - Lucero

Q: What does your love life look like next year?
Achilles List – Fucked Up

Q: What do you say when life gets hard?
Dog at Large – Naked Raygun

Q: Song that reminds you of good times?
Cemetary Polka – Tom Waits

Q: What do you think when you get up in the morning?
Continent – Kind of Like Spitting

Q: What song will you dance to at your wedding?
Dig Me Out – Sleater-Kinney

Q: Song that reminds you of your first kiss?
On The Sacred Side – Black Eyes

Q: Your favorite saying?
Trains and Cops - TBIAPB

Q: Favorite place?
Girl Afraid – The Smiths

Q: Most Missed Memory?
Farmingvillians – Down in the Dumps

Q: What song describes your best friend?
Bryan’s World - Radon

Q: What song describes your ex?
Blue in Dallas – Mountain Goats

Q: Where would you go on a first date?
Last Call – As Friends Rust

Q: Drug of choice?
I Reach For Her Hand – J Church

Q: What song describes yourself?
Nose Over Tail – Alkaline Trio

Q: What is the thing you like doing most?
Austin Prison – Johnny Cash

Q: The song that best describes the president?
From Her Lips to God’s Ears – Against Me!

Q: Where will you be in 10 years?
Fired Side Chat – Dillinger Four

Q: Your love life right now?
In a World of Ghosts - Lemuria

Q: What is your state of mind like at the moment?
Heart, Liver, Lungs - Bananas

Q: How will you die?
Work in Prague - Collossal

Friday, June 6, 2008

Welcome to the Dog House

I am not currently inhabiting a dog house, but I have. And these songs either remind me of that feeling or of something I said to end up there. Welcome to the party, Anthony

Welcome to the Dog House - Mix

You Look Like I Need A Drink - Against Me!
Collect From Clark Kent - Braid
Better Half - Jeff Ott
Angels Of The Silences - Counting Crows
A Song Dedicated To The Memory of Stormy the Rabbit - Andrew Jackson Jihad
Never Again - Kelly Clarkson
A Gentleman Caller - Cursive
Letter of Resignation - The Weakerthans
Paris In Flames Thursday - Thursday
The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most - Dashboard Confessional
Holly Hox, Forget Me Nots - Saves The Day
Empty Picture Frame - Jets To Brazil
Ontario - The Mountain Goats


Hey here's a mix!
Lazy Mayday Mix!
  1. Train Train - Billy Bragg
  2. Automatic - Scared of Chaka
  3. Sorry To Keep You Waiting - The Methadones
  4. Planet Earth Nineteen-Ninety-Four - The Copyrights
  5. Waddlin' Around - King Khan & BBQ
  6. Ghost Town - The Specials
  7. Homogenized For Mass Consumption Or How My Youth Was Watered Down And Sold For Profit - New Bruises
  8. Why is a Mouse? - Calcutta Bazaar
  9. Unredemption Value - Future Virgins
  10. Non Monumental - Young Livers
  11. Runways - Cloak/Dagger
  12. 1984 - The Brokedowns
  13. Eye To Eye, Oh My! - The Sidekicks
  14. Lipstick - Lemuria
  15. Secondchance - Witches With Dicks
  16. Let Freedom Ring - Ben Weasel and His Iron String Quartet
  17. 28 Yrs. - Pretty Boy Thorson And The Falling Angels
  18. Lozin' Must - Millencolin
  19. Reconsider Me - Warren Zevon
  20. No Compliance No Control - Turkish Techno
  21. Thinking With My Heart - The Ergs!
  22. Shambles - Off With Their Heads
  23. Talkback - Stiff Little Fingers
  24. Born & Raised - Fake Problems