I almost didn’t do this playlist. Even though I skipped last week’s playlist. I’ve just been so busy lately, and what’s more, I have been listening to the same two albums over and over and over again. I’ve got ears for nothing else right now. So I waffled for a bit before finally giving in. The people want my playlist, I reasoned. And I must give the people what they want. Even though “the people” in question, here, are in fact imaginary characters I invented just now. Never doubt the make-believe abilities of an only child.
SO THEN! I started working on the playlist. 40 minutes in, I find out that Mixpod has disabled linking to URLs, which means that I cannot host MP3s in my public dropbox and link to them anymore. Which means that my playlist world has just become limited solely to YouTube. Have you SEEN what music is actually available on YouTube? Jack fucking shit. And if they DO have a song I am looking for, 98% of the time it’s some low-quality live version. I’m sorry, but 98% of the time I despise live versions of the original songs I have come to love.
In summary, I have the anger muchly, and unless I can find another option I may end up dropping this playlist thing altogether. I’m sure all “the people” will be enormously upset by this news. But in the meantime, here is what I cobbled together, based on my two current musical obsessions. One of them is a remix, because as I may have mentioned above, I couldn’t find the original version and MIXPOD NEEDS TO DIE AN UGLY DEATH. But it is not a bad remix! I sort of like it, even! There you go: a half-hearted endorsement from me is as good as gold.
Now that I have COMPLETELY SOLD YOU on what I am listening to, here it is. Bear Hands and LCD Soundsystem.
P.S. – I had a great paragraph written in my head about how delightful it is to tell people that you have been “listening to a lot of Bear Hands,” and how I try to drop it into every casual conversation possible, but it was completely erased by anger. Thank you for destroying my creative process, STUPID MIXPOD DIE DIE DIE.
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LCD Soundsystem — You Wanted a Hit (Keljet Remix)
Bear Hands — Crime Pays
LCD Soundsystem — Dance Yrself Clean
Bear Hands — Tablasaurus
LCD Soundsystem — All My Friends
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