- Siouxsie Sioux.

- Lydia Lunch.

- Nina Hagen.

- Anne Marie Hurst.

- Lene Lovich.

- Danielle Dax.

- Ana Curra.

-Dinah Cancer.



Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”



I was making a worksheet for one of my students while listening to the Lion King soundtrack.


When you’re sightreading a piece and suddenly it gets 10x harder



I MEAN TO ROAM / yet another compilation of some of my favorite folk songs, both instrumental and with vocals.



Random Music Shuffle (First 20 songs on your MP3 player when you hit "shuffle all")




I think I’ve listened to about three of those…

Youth - Daughter

Breakeven - The Script

Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia (feat. John Martin)

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Airplanes - B.o.B. (feat. Hayley Williams)

Misty Mountains - Jun Sung Ahn &…

Oh sure. mmm….

Love Song for a Schuba’s Bartender- Margot and the Nuclear So & Sos (daytrotter) *
Banana Pancakes- Jack Johnson
Death is a Disease- the Fountain OST
De-Railed (B-Side)-16 Horsepower *
The Ferryland Sealer- Silly Wizard *
Sovay- Pentangle *
My Side of the City- Buelah
Rotten Apple- Screaming Females
The Lowest Place on Earth- Ego Likeness
Backstrokes- Gabirel Morgan
Amazedisgrace- 3 *
Democracy- Leonard Cohen *
Mayhymn- Annwn
Barbecue (feat. Brak/Zorak)- Brak (via Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak)
Some (Rock) Song- Elliott Smith
Killy Kundane- Dirty Three
Who the Fuck Are the Arctic Monkeys- Arctic Monkeys
Crooked Road and the Briar- Calexico
Grace Cathedral Hill- Kevin Davis
Devil Be Good- Jason Webley

I’ve never actually listened to a bunch of these. Not sure who Kevin Davis is, really.  I’ve starred the ones I recommend, not that the others aren’t worth a listen.

x = never actually listened to
* = recommend

Old Fashioned Hat - Anais Mitchell *
Infra 7 - Max Richter

Tenderness in the Air - Nobuo Uematsu x
No Love Lost - LCD Soundsystem x (but I think I want to listen to it now)
Chasm Lake - Brendan Taaffe *
My Baby Just Cares for me - Nina Simone *
The Bad-Husband’s Folly - Magpie Lane
The Foggy Dew - AL Lloyd *
Dry the Rain - The Beta Band x (but I want to now)
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
Red Cave - Yeasayer *
Rising for the Moon - Fairport Convention *
Stile Antico - Sheppard: Libera Nos I & II *******
Fresh & Onlys - Waterfall *
Senator Robert Byrd - Roving Gambler
Brian Eno - Matta *
Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger - The Bonny Hind
Beyonce - Haunted *
Royksopp - The Girl and the Robot
Clogs - Sundown Song *
Fats Waller - You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams

Title: White Rabbit
Artist: Jefferson Airplane
Played: 19353 times


Jefferson Airplane-“White Rabbit”

"One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall”


"There is No Such Thing as a Bad Note If You Are Singing It." Pete Seeger 5/3-/19 to 1/ 27/ 2014   An American Hero

Played: 4595 times


Erik Satie - Sarabande No. 3

Title: Duvet
Artist: Bôa
Played: 299 times

The one anime opening theme I will never, ever skip.


2k13 retrospect || some super rad tunes that were the soundtrack to my year || {8tracks}

i. lies by deap vally // ii. mind mischief by tame impala // iii. wraith by peace // iv. demon to lean on by wavves // v. you’ve got it all wrong by drowners // vi. falling by haim // vii. all the time by the strokes // viii. give up by miles kane // ix. seen it all by jake bugg // x. sacrilege by yeah yeah yeahs // xi. dark paradise by lana del rey // xii. bad mood by the vaccines // xiii. diane young by vampire weekend // xiv. burning desire by lana del rey // xv. follow baby by peace // xvi. afraid of heights by wavves // xvii. alien days by mgmt // xviii. late night by foals // xix. we found love by palma violets // xx. ya hey by vampire weekend // xxi. she changes the weather by swim deep // xxii. tennis court by lorde // xxiii. it all feels right by washed out // xxiv. do i wanna know? by arctic monkeys // xxv. dead in your head by bleached // xxvi. bad habit by foals // xxvii. king city by swim deep // xxviii. melody calling by the vaccines // xxix. stop the world (i wanna get off with you) by arctic monkeys // xxx. sex by the 1975 // xxxi. team by lorde // xxxii. what doesn’t kill you by jake bugg // xxxiii. luv, hold me down by drowners // xxxiv. girls by the 1975 ►

1+1 = 1

a collection of mashups // listen here // download here //

  1. Call Me a Hole (Carly Rae Jepsen x Nine Inch Nails) // pomDeter
    Two of the most opposite in tone songs on the face of modern music, and they fit perfectly. I don’t know how pomDeter did this.
  2. Get Lucky Star (Madonna x Daft Punk) // MadMixMustang
    I just found MMM a few days ago and it seems everything he touches is gold. I had to put two of his on here because I couldn’t pick the best one. Others to check if you like his 1+1 = 1 style; “Sexy Metal Venus,” “Human Flash,” “Hot Danser,” and/or “Blurred Honky Tonk” (the only thing that can get me to listen to “Blurred Lines”)
    Most of his stuff is available for free on his website.
  3. 1up Koji Fierce (Beyonce x Super Mario) // Kirk Pearson
    This guy’s my friend. The album this is from, which can be found on his bandcamp, was originally titled “SUE ME!!” Then he actually did get a cease and desist. A lawyer friend of his advised him to do nothing but change the name. It’s now called “Please Don’t Sue Me.”
  4. Gucci Loafers (Our First Paycheck) // Super Mash Bros.
    This is the rare Super Mash Bros. track that can stand on its own. Super Mash Bros, and similar 1+(n>1) = 1 mashup producers, really don’t usually release “songs.” If you like it, get All About the Scrillions and listen to the whole thing.
  5. Boulevard of Broken Songs (Green Day x Oasis x other things)
    Dean Gray (really two people) made an entire album of American Idiot mashups. It’s pretty awesome. They got sued, even though Billie Joe Armstrong liked it. It’s hard to find.
  6. I Was Made for a Heavy Cross (Kiss x Gossip) // Copycat
  7. Deceptataffy (Le Tigre x D4l) // Party Ben
    One awesome song. One completely fucking awful song, rated the “worst hip hop song of all time” by HipHop365. Together they make…something more than listenable. Mashup power. Usually I’m not a fan of “rap vocal + pop instrumental” style mashups because they don’t take as much effort to fit together, but this one is too good.
  8. Devil’s Milkshake (Beck x Kelis) // DJ Tripp
  9. Whip My Hair, Whip It Real Good (Devo x Willow Smith) // A Plus D
    Because we all thought it would happen.
  10. Maiden Goes to Bollywood (Iron Maiden x Aishwarya Rai) // Wax Audio
    The mark of a good mashup is its ability to stand on its own as a song, not just a novelty of “these songs which I know sound good together.” I knew neither of the source songs before I heard it, but I couldn’t stop listening to it.
  11. In My Twin Life (Angelo Badalamenti x The Beatles) // Phil RetroSpector
    From a David Lynch mashup collaboration album, which manages to be as dreamy, spooky, and surreal as one of the man’s movies.
  12. islands is the limit (the xx vs. the notorious b.i.g.)
  13. Rhiannon’s Teardrop (Fleetwood Mac x Massive Attack) // Brat
  14. Up Diner (Suzanne Vega x Black Keys) // DRA’man
    Another one from the “unlikely combo” dept.
  15. Radioactive Swimming Pools (Imagine Dragons x Kendrick Lamar) // Isosine
    Isosine made it first on the Internet with a mashup of Slipknot and Justin Bieber. They now flip back and forth between 1+1 = 1 and 1 + (n>1). This is one of the former, and it’s excellent. Check out “They Call Me F.R.E.S.H.” for a flashback to seventh grade if you’re my age. I nearly fell out of my chair when the last track of Mashup Manifesto III came on when I was doing work; if you know me and you listen to it, you’ll know why.
  16. Just Can’t Say Enough Yeah! (Yeasayer x Depeche Mode) // MMM
    "O.N.E." is probably my favorite Yeasayer track, and not just because of Anand Wilder in a cage in the video. However, I had yet to find a good mashup of it. Enter MMM, who had not one, but two quality "O.N.E." mashups. The other one is with "Call Me Maybe."
  17. Careless Rebel (Billy Idol x George Michael) // Wax Audio
    Opposite of the other Wax Audio mash on this mix, I knew both songs quite well before I heard the mash. I prefer the mash to either of the originals.
    Warning: things are about to get even more ridiculous on this mix.
  18. PokeStar (Pokemon x P!nk x Lady Gaga x other things) // Titus Jones
    Has to be heard to be believed.
  19. We No Speak Cantina (John Williams x Yolanda Be Cool) // G3RSt
    When I first heard “We No Speak Americano,” I was immediately reminded of the cantina theme. Looks like I wasn’t the only one.
  20. Stuntin’ like Mufasa (Simba x Lil’Wayne) // djDOYOU
    And if this wasn’t enough, the whole album of Disney x rap songs is floating around free on the Internet.
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