Sunday, February 18

HOUSES ON THE HILL

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TRACKLIST --

01 LET’S PRETEND WE’RE BUNNY RABBITS the magnetic fields
02 THE LUCKIEST GUY ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE the magnetic fields [w/dudley klute]
03 THE JEWELRY and the golden choir
04 THE SAME STAR belle and sebastian
05 LITTLE DARK AGE mgmt
06 CERTAINLY heavy bell
07 SHE’S GOT GUNS the go! team
08 LOST INSIDE calexico
09 1933 frank turner
10 HOUSES ON THE HILL whiskeytown
11 LEMON BOY cavetown
12 LEMON TO A KNIFE FIGHT the wombats
13 PRÉMONITION cœur de pirate
14 I’M FALLIN’ IN crepes
15 SOUL NO. 5 caroline rose
16 THE GIRL FROM TEL-AVIV WHO WOULDN’T KNEEL morrissey
17 SUNLIGHT DAZE mimicking birds
18 KOUZEN mélissa laveaux
19 JOHNNY AND MARY todd terje [w/bryan ferry]
20 MEANINGLESS the magnetic fields
21 PAPA WAS A RODEO the magnetic fields [w/shirley simms]

Sunday, February 4

THE HILLS HAVE EYES

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE HILLS HAVE EYES mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 JUST ANOTHER DAY oingo boingo
02 LEDA makthaverskan
03 IT MAKES ME WONDER el goodo
04 CAMELOT eyelids
05 REBEL HEART first aid kit
06 MARBLE SKIES django django
07 ILLINOIS anna tivel
08 LET’S GO TO THE AIRPORT jason bajada
09 I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY blue october
10 RANDOM HAIKU GENERATOR sin fang, sóley & órvar smárason
11 SHOW ME THE SUN belle and sebastian
12 HOLDING ON anna ternheim
13 QB BLITZ weezer
14 HAUNTED AND WHOLE the new faith
15 SÉPARÉS (SI NOUS ÉTIONS JAMAIS) la féline
16 BIKE DREAM rostam
17 FEARING FACES pale
18 PUPPET OF WAX, PUPPET OF SONG mick harvey [w/zanthe waite]
19 I’M YOUR MAN shovels & rope [w/john fullbright]
20 RING THE BELLS james

Sunday, January 21

THE RECITAL

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download THE RECITAL mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 POUPÉE DE CIRE, POUPÉE DE SON france gall
02 POLICHINELLE france gall
03 GOING OUT FOR CIGARETTES ty richards
04 ALL THE WAY TO RIO anna ternheim
05 OCEAN CITY (FOR MAY, JACK & BROTHER JON) langhorne slim
06 CHAMELEON DAYS neil finn
07 IT’S A TRIP! joywave
08 MILD CONVERSATION crepes
09 TALK TO TREES cajsa silk
10 DRAW A LINE jason bajada
11 SPENT THE DAY IN BED morrissey
12 JOEY shovels & rope [w/nicole atkins]
13 TEMPER TEMPER lime cordiale
14 LESS THAN YOU THINK elizabeth and the catapult
15 NIGHTS ON EARTH teleman
16 TIL THE GOIN’ GETS GONE lindi ortega
17 DESÉAME SUERTE vetusta morla
18 DAYS exsonvaldes
19 MORNING BELLS lola marsh
20 MARIE bob seger
21 LYING WITH YOU charlotte gainsbourg
22 ROONEY literature
23 LES SUCETTES france gall
24 NOUS NE SOMMES PAS DES ANGES france gall

Sunday, January 7

BEST OF 2017 (PART 1)

Of the 393 songs that appeared on the 19 "regular" P of A mixes of 2017, here follow the 42 that most successfully insinuated themselves into my oft-soporific, oft-sentimental, oft-sodden, oft-sophomoric, oft-insensate, oft-insomnia-insensible subconscious.

[A note: I have recently succeeded in falling and fracturing my humerus -- something I do not begrudge to concede I do not find humorous in the least. Surgery, it would seem, shall follow shortly. In the meantime, I pledge to do my best to keep this site updated as most I can manage. Please do be patient with this incipient, nascent patient....] 

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2017 (PART 1) mix.

TRACKLIST --- 

01 KIDS CONSPIRE [extended mix] royal teeth
02 LET’S FALL IN LOVE mother mother
03 THINK kaleida
04 SIGN OF THE TIMES harry styles
05 NO PROMISES san fermin
06 OUIJA graveyard club
07 IN UNDERTOW alvvays
08 SECOND NATURE neil finn
09 FLUORESCENT LIGHT stars
10 TRAVELING LIGHT leonard cohen
11 IN AND OUT beth ditto
12 RAN future islands
13 OUT OF THE DARK dia frampton
14 WHEN I BECOME TRANSPARENT mirrar
15 HEART OF THE BEAT motel raphael
16 FENN tom rosenthal
17 LION WITH ME jenn grant
18 FEEL IT STILL portugal. the man
19 DOWN ON YOUR KNEES flora cash
20 SEPTEMBER el goodo
21 GOLDEN AGE the mynabirds

Go [HERE] and [HERE] to access past BEST OF mixes.

BEST OF 2017 (PART 2)

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BEST OF 2017 (PART 2) mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 SO IT GOES el goodo
02 VIENNA makthaverskan
03 TIME TO START GIVING first hate
04 APOCALYPSE cigarettes after sex
05 CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU spoon
06 GLASS JAR tristen
07 MIDNIGHT RUSH secret company
08 OH MY GOD luke sital-singh
09 J vita bergen
10 KAMIKAZE susanne sundfør
11 THIS IS THE PART grandaddy
12 THE DRUGS mother mother
13 HE’S FINE the secret sisters
14 FIRE IN THE SKY graveyard club
15 THE VANITY OF TRYING clap your hands say yeah
16 BRAND NEW DAY vita bergen
17 DNA jonah
18 DISCOVER idolising nova
19 I WISH YOU WERE FUN sparks
20 IT WON’T BE ME tom rosenthal
21 PEARLY GATES kevin morby

2017: 20 ALBUMS

Here follow 20 albums that most thoroughly goosed my moose during the year 2017. Perhaps you're already familiar with them; perhaps it's better if you're not.  Nothing quite like having new music to investigate and evaluate; nothing quite like that prickly, electric thrill of discovery and that first blush of love.  So please do feel free to left-click on the artists' names in order to invoke additional information, sound samples, and the like....

[A note: For reasons I think you can quite comprehend, these albums are not available for download from this website.]
CAMERON AVERY/ripe dreams, pipe dreams
RICHARD EDWARDS/lemon cotton candy sunset
EL GOODO/by order of the moose
FAST ROMANTICS/american love
NEIL FINN/out of silence
GIANT ROOKS/new estate [ep]
HA HA TONKA/heart-shaped mountain
LOLA MARSH/remember roses
MOTHER MOTHER/no culture
ALEXANDRA SAVIOR/belladonna of sadness
THE SECRET SISTERS/you don't own me anymore
SIR SLY/don't you worry, honey
LUKE SITAL-SINGH/time is a riddle
SOLTERO/western medicine blues
VITA BERGEN/retriever
THE WILD REEDS/the world we built
WOLF PARADE/cry cry cry

Monday, December 25

THE 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2010

Boys get discovered as winter melts/Flowers competing for the sun/Years go by and I'm still here waiting, withering where some snowman was/Mirror, mirror where's the Crystal Palace?/But I only can see myself/Skating around the truth of who I am/But I know, Dad, the ice is getting thin

When you gonna make up your mind?/When you gonna love you as much as I do?/When you gonna make up your mind?/'Cause things are gonna change so fast/All the white horses are still in bed/I tell you that I'll always want you near/You say that things change, my dear

Hair is gray/And the fires are burning/So many dreams/On the shelf/You say I wanted you to be proud of me/I always wanted that myself

WINTER/tori amos [HERE] or [HERE]

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2010.

TRACKLIST --

01 ANXIOUS/states
02 LET’S RUIN JULIE’S BIRTHDAY/eels
03 WISHING HE WAS DEAD/the like
04 WAIT AND SEE/diamond rings
05 LOST & FAR FROM HOME/katie costello
06 ON THE OCEAN/guster
07 WINTER ON THE WEEKEND/julia stone
08 I WANT THE WORLD TO STOP/belle and sebastian
09 ISARNA/sakert!
10 ARROW/kathryn calder
11 I WANT YOU/cee-lo green
12 SILVER TILES/matt & kim
13 THE MOTORCYCLE BOY REIGNS/broken records
14 TRUCKER’S SON/starflyer 59
15 BRING NIGHT/sia
16 AS IT COMES/fran healy
17 WHAT WE’VE BECOME/the concretes
18 YOU KNOW YOU’RE NOT DEAD/broken records
19 SOMETHING ELSE/diamond rings
20 ANNE SAYS PT. II/sad day for puppets
21 DOWN BY THE WATER/the decemberists

Left-click [HERE] to go to the 7-YEAR-ITCH MIX: WINTER 2009.

Sunday, December 10

BULLIED BUT UNBOWED

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the BULLIED BUT UNBOWED mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 SO IT GOES el goodo
02 VIENNA makthaverskan
03 ZOMBIE langhorne slim
04 LET IT SLIP the school
05 WATCHING FROM GREAT HEIGHTS sundara karma
06 EMPIRE MINE cajsa siik
07 YOU & I dangers of the sea
08 FADE AWAY susanne sundfør
09 OTHER WAY ROUND lime cordiale
10 CONSOLATION PRIZE sharon van etten
11 I WANT TO HAVE A BABY soltero
12 EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT empathy test
13 CREATURE COMFORT arcade fire
14 LE ROYAUME la féline
15 DARK PROMISES matt mays
16 WILD HEARTS the mynabirds
17 TOO SAD TO BE YOUNG the new faith
18 LA MANCHA SCREWJOB weezer
19 INCANTATION wolf parade
20 CLIMB tori amos
21 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK the pogues & kirsty maccoll

Monday, November 20

OF DOUGLAS SIRK STEAKS & DURWARD KIRBY BURGERS

Left-click [HERE] or [HERE] to download the OF DOUGLAS SIRK STEAKS & DURWARD KIRBY BURGERS mix.

TRACKLIST ---

01 BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN the smiths
02 HUMBUG loney dear
03 PARIS lana del rey
04 I WISH YOU WERE FUN sparks
05 FLUORESCENT LIGHT stars
06 WEEKEND WOMAN weezer
07 FATAL GIFT emily haines & the soft skeleton
08 DREAMING OF FRANCO majken
09 ELECTRIC little coyote
10 THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT the smiths
11 TE LO DIGO A TI vetusta morla
12 UNDERWATER elizabeth and the catapult
13 AMERICAN LOVE fast romantics
14 ECHO SAW YOU kaleida
15 DAY I DIE the national
16 LE SUD lola marsh
17 TERRORISE ME neil finn
18 EDEN makthaverskan
19 SEPTEMBER el goodo
20 I KNOW IT’S OVER the smiths

Friday, November 3

FREAKY FRIDAY

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TRACKLIST ---

01 GIN SOAKED BOY the divine comedy
02 IT’S A SHAME first aid kit
03 BLACK CAT reverend & the makers
04 JUPITER on dead waves
05 EVERYTHING NOW arcade fire
06 I CAN’T TAKE YOU WITH ME (CHARLENE’S THEME) whitehorse
07 NO DISTRACTION beck
08 DISPOSABLE cameron avery
09 GLASS JAR tristen
10 NOW I KNOW ramona falls
11 ABSENT FRIENDS the divine comedy
12 KAMIKAZE susanne sundfor
13 LAZARUS ONLINE wolf parade
14 WALK girls in hawaii
15 IN A SONG black kids
16 I DON’T BELIEVE IN LOVE the school
17 ASTRONAUT sir sly
18 KING OF A ONE HORSE TOWN dan auerbach
19 DNA jonah
20 EVERYBODY KNOWS (EXCEPT YOU) the divine comedy