Common People

I wanted to write a post about my trip to california but haven't got around to it and you know what? Fuck it. I've said most of it already to anyone who reads this blog. It was an amazing trip, it was a terrible trip. I'm glad I live where I do. So instead of that I'll talk about this mix tape. I remember vaguely a day in July, possibly the fifth, when I tried to make a tape. It was hectic. I always seem to choose to make tapes when I'm a little on edge but this time I was at a breaking point. I don't know why. Six songs made it on in quick secession and after Mr. Grieves ended the cd player fell off its perch and smashed to the ground, spilling out its batteries and the disk within it. I felt like I had been beat up. I couldn't continue with the tape. Instead I just sat on the concrete in my garage for a wile and then, eventually I went to bed. I found the tape still in the deck when my sound system arrived in mid october. I had all but forgotten about the genesis of it. And because of the twenty year old cassette I recorded it on and because of the weird noise reduction I used it sounded beautifully desaturated and sweet. I decided I wouldn't finish the side, that I would leave a long gap of silence before the tape finished. Then I flipped the tape and made another half-mix to represent my first two months in new york

Side A
sometime in July

Modern Guilt - Beck
Skunk - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Collen Zeal - Blur
My Little Underground - The Jesus and Mary Chain
Clash City Rocker - The Clash
Mr. Grieves - Pixies

Side B
sometime in October

Spirit They've Vanished - Avey Tare and Panda Bear
Close the Lid - Port O'Brien
The Back Angles Death Song - The Velvet Underground
Take It or Leave It - The Strokes
I'll Believe in Anything - Wolf Parade
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead
Every Day is a Child With Teeth - Liars
Naked as We Came - Iron & Wine

yeah? well I cant see anyone else smiling here