06 December 2011

2011 isn't finished, yo

This year is almost done, B, and i have a top ten list due at work. instead of doing it, i wrote a note explaining why i needed more time and why it's not fair to have a list due at the beginning of december. what if i become aware of my favorite album from this year NEXT WEEK? what if it's not available til december 21? what's so wrong with december that it can't hang with the rest of the months regarding year-end best of lists? i'm not subscribing to this notion. so i will be posting my favorite things from this year throughout this month.

starting with balam acab (not because it's my number one, but because it's first alphabetically)... i believe this came out in the summer (maybe late summer) and is a perfect nighttime jam album. perfect for warm walks, hot cocoa, or watching snow fall (it snowed today... only a little though). all those things are for wusses and i don't do any of that ish. so nevermind... this is a good album for lifting weights and fighting. can't wait to fight someone and play this.

honestly, i don't know if this will make my top ten. but i'm enjoying right now. be good to eachother, people.

balam acab - wander/wonder
(not my link. a simple google search found this for me)

12 November 2011

late/early nights

my roommate wanted to stay out and maybe do some dancing, but i'm not down tonight. sorry, mang. i'm grooving in my headphones tonight. stay proper.

cfcf - night bus II

01 wait for me intro (vangelis)
02 this city never sleeps (eurythmics)
03 stranger (jhene aiko)
04 demons/behind the bank (asap rocky/oneohtrix point never)
05 keep the streets empty (fever ray)
06 aventurescence/addiction (beaumont/cassie)
07 here in heaven/one more chance (elite gymnastics/notorious BIG)
08 tongues (d’eon)
09 sappys curry/body count (underworld/meek mill)
10 lowride/unthinkable (autechre/alicia keys)

this song

and these lyrics:
I find myself thinking about friends
And if they're too lookin' out the window

08 November 2011

My Music is louder than your phone conversation

My computer is straight broken and this crazy is trying to talk louder than the music I'm playing and I'm getting annoyed at the world. Thank you, work.
There will be no music right now because I'm doing this from my phone and that shit isn't possible to upload from here. I wanted to post some new massive attack... Or something to gaze to. Sorry.

edit: i'm using my computer right now, but it's not working how it should. it keeps clicking on things randomly and it's hard to type a sentence without messing up somehow. i'm going to try to upload that massive attack thang. hopefully it works.

massive attack vs burial - four walls / paradise circus

06 November 2011


that's when it gets dark now. there was so much nighttime today.

hope fits these times.

(i didn't know if i liked it at first, but in context of how these days look, i find this new stuff to be so perfect)

mazzy star - common burn / lay myself down

20 October 2011

heat loss

so... the furnace at my house broke. i knew i wasn't being a wimp about the coldness. it was like 55 in there... so i had to drive back to my parent's place.
feels like the only time i post is when i'm here. whatever. depending on how long the furnace is broken, i might be posting more.
i looked for a minute to find something i thought sounds cold. all i could come up with is this ep by isan. it has more of a winter vibe though, but since it's so late (4:30am), i'm going to settle.

isan - trois gymnopedies

15 October 2011

wearing out CDs

it's saturday night and all my friends are doing dumb stuff. one roommate is out of town to meet his girlfriend's parents. the other roommate is at a wedding. my co-workers are at a show i DO NOT CARE TO BE AT. i'm home... listening... waiting... chilling... probably going to drink some wine again... by myself (just like last night). that's fine though. more wine for me. even though i can only really handle one glass. i do have a question though... say i do eventually make it out of the house to do something... how do avoid the purple lips? shit looks straight stupid.

anyway, yesterday i received a mix. a perfect mix. it's been getting a lot of play on my roommate's CD player. my CD player is broken; my roommate broke it when he dropped my laptop (i didn't tell him).
it's weird... the last time i received a mix i really really liked was like 2003. i remember because it was the year i started working at the book store and received mysterious mixes in my employee mailbox. it was a girl. we dated for a while. she turned out to be crazy so i had to dip out. but she had impeccable taste in music... and that's all that matters in life. the end.

(i hope sarcasm was noted in that last line there)

i'm at the sleepy part of the mix and i want to call it a night. it would give me a good reason to just hit the save button, tell my laptop "i love you", go to bed, and keep this shit in draft status forever. but i wont do that. i'm going to share two somethings that mean a lot to me. you guys probably already have this stuff, but i feel obliged to share something when i post.

my bloody valentine - loveless

slowdive - souvlaki

*these two are not my links. simple google search of these albums would have given the links you need to find what you're looking for. that's what i did.

10 October 2011

staying at the P's

decided to stay at my parents tonight. i waaas going to go home, but i fell asleep on the floor here and thought it would be better to just crash here the rest of the night... after this post, of course. the 35 minute drive home sucks when i'm tired and i want to avoid parking on the street as my car got keyed last night. i mean it's no big deal that there's a few scratches on my car... it's just a car. but that someone would do something like that bothers me. if you want to vandalize something, go tag walmart... the actual building. it's not like they (as a company) go to their parent's house to make bean burritos to last them the week because they're trying to save money for their best friend's wedding in Arizona. eff, people... EFF! i just bought that car too. and i don't care that it's a used Camry. i still worked a lot of hours.
i must be tired. i'm ranting something i didn't even think about two hours ago.

a block away from my parent's home is a studio i frequent to make music, get advice, play with synths, hang out with friends... STG SoundLabs. dude (suit and tie guy) makes modular synths and sells them to your favorite artists (i thought about name dropping here, but i'll refrain). homeboy also makes tunes. his recent recording is from a live show. i dig it a lot. PEACE out..

*you can download this whole set on the bandcamp site for free

06 October 2011

same sentiment as last night

which is why i'm posting another Grouper album. alien observer.

my friend recently picked this lp up for me. i am forever grateful... but still... same as last night.

grouper - alien observer

05 October 2011


i used to want to live in space to get away from all the shit here. sounds dumb, but when i watched Watchmen i really felt what the blue man was saying as to why he left earth. there's also a radiohead song i used to enjoy for this reason. the name slips my mind, but i do know it's on okay computer.
the other day i came across an album about leaving earth. i'm going to post it right now, drive home, then go to a rap show. what i want to happen is post this shit, start to drive home, then get beamed up to space. could you guys imagine how much perspective is gained from being in space?
i realize this is kind of dumb, but sometimes i can't articulate or want to present what i'm thinking at the moment. music, peeps... music. my mood will inevitably change by the time i leave the venue tonight, but right now i'm going to bask in my mood and hope aliens are real for the next 30 minutes.

solid space - space museum
*this is not my link. mediafire effed up my upload.

04 October 2011

last night

i woke up too effing early. apparently my friends don't sleep. i got six messages and replied to all of them. why did i do that? i don't know. maybe because i was so damn sleepy and wasn't thinking. i bet my messages are ridiculous... i'm a little too embarrassed to go back and re-read them. this was all my fault though... forgot to turn the internet off on my phone.
maybe sleep messaging is like drunk messaging.
speaking of drunk... this music has nothing to do with being drunk, but everything to do with october. happy october, peeps.

umberto - from the grave

29 September 2011


midnight is probably my favorite time to do groceries. there's a check-out woman working almost every 3rd shift who works at my favorite grocery store. her name is Dahlene. she doesn't like anyone. and for some reason, i like that.
this mix is dedicated to people who don't like people, midnight groceries, Dahlene, and the hope Dahlene is happy some day. i don't know though... she's kind of old... probably set in her ways.


1. AHU (dolly) - i know all SIMBAD rmx
2. Beaumont - midnight
3. Tokimonsta - day job
4. Air France - it feels good to be around you
5. Emika - pretend
6. SLEEP ∞ OVER - your world is night
7. Chromatics - killing spree
8. Dj Shadow - midnight in a perfect world
9. The Chemical Brothers & Hope Sandoval- asleep from day
10. Koushik - too much tenderness

*again, the tags are probably effed. so sorry

25 September 2011

yogurt cittay

there were so many things to do tonight... and i came home early and ate a yogurt. probably going to bed in an hour.
it's been hard to get to sleep if there isn't some type of sound to distract me from thoughts......
i have a lot to say, but no thanks.

here are some grouper distractions for your sleep.

grouper - split

*this is one part of a split release with inca ore. sleeping is the agenda, so no inca ore, people. sorry... not sorry. te amo.
**i feel like i've already posted this.

19 September 2011


whenever i play S.maharba at work my friend/co-worker, angel, asks what i'm playing... i'm like it's S.maharba. EVERY TIME. i told angel i would get it to her tonight (there's a birthday party tonight!) or upload it for her (because my CD burner is broken). here it is, S.maharba for all you guys too.
i guess i didn't really explain what S.maharba is. cool. i'm not going to. love you all. good night and happy partying.

s.maharba - s/t

18 September 2011


people act surprised when i mentioned i was going to my grandfather's to watch boxing with my family last night. i'm a very calm person, but there is something about being physical i enjoy. maybe because i grew up with a family of boxers; my grandfather was a boxer, my uncles were boxers (one of them a golden gloves winner), my uncles'/grandfather's first cousin was ranked 7th in the world as a super featherweight, i watched my dad train on bags, they all took me to boxing matches before i was even in preschool... and so on and on and on... the point is i grew up around boxing and i want to feel unapologetic, BUT there is a part of me that feels like it's a bunch of shit for two people to act violent towards each other for sport. that part of me wants to balance out the testosterone drive that makes my fist clinch and hands clammy when i watch two athletes duke it out. that part of me is the same part that likes to chill out on the floor and listen to airy music and let my mind go.
last spring, sick in france, i was searching for the kind of music i could groove to on my back... acheron was what i found. realising there were only 25 cassettes of this made, i jumped on getting a copy to be waiting for me when i got back home. you guys don't have to wait. find a nice spot on the floor and don't think about things that make your hands sweat. space the eff out, people. peace.

acheron - september day fire
(TLWS) (label link)

17 September 2011

what's up

just not feeling it today. happens to everyone, i guess.
is there such a thing as mild bipolar? i understand the polar part means extreme opposite, but there has to be a lite version of that shit, right? maybe it's just called being moody. i don't think i'm a moody guy. possibly a little........ i'll call it moody lite.

i'm going to let karen dalton sing me to sleep. good night, people. i love you all. not really. just some of you. but i don't think anyone i know reads my blog... so... i probably don't love any of you. it's possible i would like you a lot though.

my roommate and i had a conversation the other day about liking. you know that part in a relationship when you like someone a lot, but don't want to say love?.. and you let them know how much you "like" them? that's the best and not the best. it's been a minute since i've liked someone. AND IT'S NOT BECAUSE I'M PARTICULAR OR PICKY. yes it is.
stay picky, people. good night for real this time.

karen dalton - It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best

09 September 2011

woke up way too early

effing dreams. damn it.
at least tumblr is interesting... thank you, gonja sufi.
just learned the reptilians are effing our women. that sucks. i'm not even going to try to compete with that. if a girl is attracted to a reptilian, what's supposed to make me think she's going to be into me? i'm telling you, man...i could go on about this. people are crazy as hell and i'm feeling loopy.
speaking of loops, they make the rhythm. a beautiful rhythm.
i wish my dreams felt the way the caretaker's music sounds. i would probably never wake up or always be locked-in like dude from the diving bell and the butterfly. i just had someone translate all my blinks to write this post - it took 3 hours.

the caretaker - an empty bliss beyond this world

08 September 2011

sleep good .ok. (c90 side a)

so this is the first sleep mix i've made for someone that isn't me. hopefully they like it. hopefully they go to bed smiling and have good dreams... and hopefully they have a cassette player. side b isn't going up, sorry people.
(i'm not sorry)


1. dead drums - narcoleptic shock
2. peaking lights - Silver Tongues, Soft Whispers
3. die jungen - Cold Night
4. shlohmo - Empty Pools
5. juana molina - Filter Taps
6. lucas santtana - Mensagem De Amor
7. lullatone - bedroom bossa band
8. ocelote rojo - Untitled #1
9. grouper - Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping
10. mickey mickey rourke - MAMA
11. susumu yokota - shinsen
12. colleen - Sun Against My Eyes

*the tags on these tracks might be off. everything is tagged from my itunes and looks good on my computer... but i was informed the mp3s on my mixes were missing tags. my apologies.

06 September 2011

20 degree drop

i think i've woken up three times since 2am (it's now 4:45am). maybe because i left the lights on... maybe because i'm stressing telling my boss i have to quit my tutoring job... maybe both? probably both. it's 4somethingAM and i'm blogging/listening to sea Oleena's 'sleeplessness'. pretty perfect, yeah? pretty manly too, right?
be manly men, guys. check out sea oleena, raise your testosterone levels, kick a cat, quit your job that actually makes a difference, and blog about things that keep you up at night. TIGHT, SON.
(i didn't actually kick a cat or raise my testosterone level)

sea oleena - sleeplessness
*bandcamp link. name your price, foooo. or be manly man like me and buy the cassette from bridgetown records - kevin (homeboy that runs the label) is a very nice guy and runs his label with a lot of care and sincerity. shout out to kevin greenspon. holla at your boy, kevin.

04 September 2011

homegirl, you tight

so badly i wish i could own a theremin and play it like Clara Rockmore. she tight, son.
track 4, "De Falla, Pantomime", makes my belly full. something about it just makes me feel good. like watching the opening credits for Amelie or something.

clara rockmore - art of the theremin

oh bars

i was there for maybe an hour... so glad to be home. it went from jack johnson to some bullshit metal (trust me, it was shit). then a girl i used to date played some biggie and best coast; probably the two best things in the juke-box. what if there was real juke music in the juke-box? i would probably still be there.
anyway, the girl kind of made me uncomfortable, so i left.
this city kind of sucks, yo.
so sorry for complaining, internet. let me make it up to you.
(get depressed, people... i'm not sorry)

tropic of cancer - sorrow of two blooms

01 September 2011

homeboy Doug...

asked me to post again.

i was playing this at the record store the other day and my friend was like "this is pretty music." it is pretty, but i would say it's more cool than pretty. it's like that girl that you think is pretty, but but she's so cool you would rather call her cool and assume pretty is implied by the way you talk about her. eff... girls. shout out to the girl i'm facebook lurking on (stalking is a strong word i'm not ready to use for myself).

die jungen - just a dream

24 April 2011

10 April 2011

weather music

i recently received an email from someone trying to promote their music... cool. new music is nice to not have to look for, but most of the time i don't really enjoy what i'm directed to.. so don't post it. BUT the last one sent my way is hitting the spot right now. thank you ocelote rojo. you make perfect spring music. my pops likes it too.

ocelote rojo - pacarina
pay what you want or nothing. i gave a dollar... because i'm tacky.

22 March 2011


its time to sleep or cry or some emo ish i don't want to do. 'tonight' is hitting the spot right now. just in case you were wondering... i'm not really going to cry; i'm an effing man. you should know better than to question my masculinity. what's wrong with you?
but really... im stressed to all hell and something like this is soothing my mushy snot filled head (got the bronchitis, yo). PLUS, its the beginning of spring, and its laying on the floor, listen to tunes, and stare at the sky type weather.
be cool, guys. be cool (and healthy). COOL.

and a link that isn't mine:
sibylle baier - colour green