it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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my whole existence is flawed

In an attempt to convince myself that I am not, in fact, wasting my life away, I am building playlists. Because playlists are where you get stories, right?

Right.

This one is for the secrit projekt.



1. Modest Mouse - Alone Down There (2:22)
2. Aimee Mann - Say Anything (4:58)
3. Warren Zeveon - My Ride's Here (4:02)
4. Counting Crows - Perfect Blue Buildings (5:00)
5. Pixies - Debaser (2:51)
6. Sugar - A Good Idea (3:47)
7. Neko Case - Wayfaring Stranger (3:16)
8. John Hammond - Murder in the Red Barn (5:56)
9. The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Run On For A Long Time (3:24)
10. Jann Arden - If It Be Your Will (5:27)
11. Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch - Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby (1:59)
12. Shriekback - Everything's On Fire (4:26)
13. Matt Nathanson - Angel (edit) (1:16)
14. Tom Waits - Sins of my Father (10:36)
15. The Pixies - Bone Machine (3:04)
16. Warren Zevon - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (4:05)
17. KT Tunstall - Hold On (2:58)
18. Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around (4:28)
19. beborn beton - another world (4:27)
20. Modest Mouse - Satin In a Coffin (Album Version) (2:37)
21. The Pixies - Where is my Mind (3:55)
22. David Bowie - The Heart's Filthy Lesson (4:57)
23. Jann Arden - Saved (4:35)
24. Tom Waits - Mr Siegal (5:14)
25. Warren Zevon - Hostage-O (4:05)
26. Jann Arden - I Would Die For You (4:35)
27. Crooked Still - Orphan Girl (2:41)
28. Nick Cave - Papa Won't Leave You Henry (5:56)
29. Modest Mouse - Dashboard (4:08)
30. Amos, Tori - I'm On Fire (3:06)
31. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World (3:34)
32. Oysterband - We Shall Come Home (4:42)
33. Warren Zevon - Play It All Night Long (2:53)
34. Arcade Fire - Black Mirror (4:11)
35. Neko Case - Make Your Bed (3:15)
36. Outgrabe - We Like Angels Never Weep (3:44)
37. Sarah McLachlan - Hold On (4:10)
38. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - The Righteous & The Wicked (4:08)
39. Peter Gabriel - No Way Out (7:53)
40. Boiled in Lead - Sheath and Knife (3:34)
41. The National - Mistaken for Strangers (3:33)
42. Joni Mitchell - Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (4:17)
43. Sarah McLachlan- Angel (5:49)
44. Matthew Good Band - Weapon (4:52)
45. Shriekback - Hostage (4:12)
46. Sinead O'Connor - Ode to Billy Joe (5:01)
47. Violent Femmes - Country Death Song (5:02)
48. Travis - Angel (Ring Out The Bells) (3:48)
49. Jane's Addiction - Ted, Just Admit It... (7:22)
50. Mark Knopfler - Hill Farmer's Blues (3:45)
51. Maria McKee - Wayfarin' Stranger (3:51)
52. Chris Cornell - Fell On Black Days (4:42)
53. Marilyn Manson - Angel With the Scabbed Wings (3:54)
54. P.J. Harvey - Down by the Water (3:16)
55. Aztec Two-Step - Almost Apocalypse (3:46)
56. Booth And The Bad Angel - Dance Of The Bad Angels (4:33)
57. Leonard Cohen - Who By Fire (2:36)
58. Thea Gilmore - Red Farm (3:58)
59. Richard Thompson - Outside Of The Inside (6:24)
60. Moby - Run On (3:43)
61. Sarah McLachlan - World On Fire (4:24)
62. The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror (2:10)
63. Janis Ian - Dead Men Walking (3:31)
64. Nick Cave - Red Right Hand (Alternate Version) (6:03)
65. David Bowie - Oh! You Pretty Things (3:12)
66. Sugar - Gee Angel (3:56)
67. Shriekback - (Open Up Your) Filthy Heart (To Me) (5:08)
68. Nick Cave - Where the Wild Roses Grow (3:59)
69. OK Go - The House Wins (4:15)
70. Elvis Costello - Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (4:06)
71. Justin Sullivan - Apocalypse Dreams (3:02)
72. Shivaree - The Snake (3:06)
73. The English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom (3:09)
74. Thea Gilmore - Rags and Bones (3:38)
75. Boiled in Lead - Son, Oh Son (3:25)
76. Shriekback - Reason with the Beast (1:55)
77. Damien Rice - 9 Crimes (3:39)
78. Emmylou Harris - Wayfaring Stranger (3:34)
79. Damien Rice - Rootless Tree (4:22)
80. Emmylou Harris - All My Tears (3:41)
81. Tom Waits - Don't Go Into That Barn (5:22)
82. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (4:28)
83. Rasputina - Sweetwater Kill (3:35)
84. Johnny Cash - Wayfaring Stranger (3:23)
85. Jann Arden - Time For Mercy (4:15)
86. Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down (2:38)
87. Tori Amos - Losing My Religion (5:04)
88. Jann Arden - The Way Things Are Going (4:10)
89. Booth And The Bad Angel - Life Gets Better (4:28)
90. China Crisis - Working With Fire And Steel (3:39)
91. Phil Ochs - The Crucifixion (8:46)
92. Joan Osborne - Angel Face (3:35)
93. Shriekback - Cradle Song (4:14)
94. Jane Siberry - Half Angel Half Eagle (3:55)
95. Emmylou Harris - Orphan Girl (3:14)
96. The Horse Flies - Hush Little Baby (4:44)
97. Boiled in Lead -All the Little Horses (2:56)
98. Sarah McLachlan - I Will Remember You (4:57)
99. Jann Arden - Gasoline (4:36)
100. Counting Crows - Omaha (3:39)
101. Tom McRae - Vampire Heart (3:13)
102. Hole - Violet (3:24)
103. Tom Waits - All The World Is Green (4:36)
104. Cathal Coughlan - Denial of the Right to Dream (3:52)
105. Veda Hill - One Hot Summer (3:43)
106. Vienna Teng - My Medea (4:07)
107. Lucinda Williams - Those Three Days (4:59)
108. The Fiery Furnaces - South Is Only A Home (2:43)
109. Edie - Crumble (3:06)
110. Robert Plant - Funny In My Mind (4:45)
111. McKinley - Tired (4:18)
112. Aimee Mann - Say Anything (acoustic) (3:46)
113. Joan Osborne - Brokedown Palace (4:01)
114. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Pin (2:04)
115. Shriekback - Achtung (4:24)
116. Julie Miller - All My Tears (3:11)
117. Gillian Welch - Orphan Girl (3:57)
118. Jeff Buckley - I Shall Be Released (5:21)
119. Damien Rice - Me, My Yoke, And I (5:57)
120. Tom Waits - How's it Gonna End (4:51)
121. Jann Arden - Mend (4:11)
122. Hannah Fury - Meathook - (2:15)
123. Thea Gilmore - The Dirt Is Your Lover Now (4:30)
124. Hannah Fury - Scars (4:42)




Yeah.

Somebody's having a real bad day on a farm.

This is what I have to do because I can't apparently do any real work.

Well, okay, I got a draft of part of my Storytellers Unplugged column. That's something at least.

You know, it's funny. Intellectually, I know that passive learning is important, and if I don't feel like doing something it may be because my brain needs the processing time. It's a pretty good brain, despite its mechanical quirks (I wouldn't want to let anybody but me drive it. It'd leave 'em stranded by the side of the highway with a stripped transmission, seriously) and I expect a lot of it, frankly.

So I know I should forgive myself when I get to the point where I don't want to do anything more useful than poke around on the computer playing with songs and making icons. because stuff is going on in there. Important stuff. And furthermore, I know there are genres where it's considered exhausting! to write a book every three to five years. (I'd go nuts with that little to do. I guess they all have MFAs and are teaching classes over there in lit, though, so it probably keeps them busy while they revise.)
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