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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Me again. 

My roommate conjured up a pretty good joke yesterday about our living conditions.

THE ROOMMATE: You know what's great about living next to a mall during Christmas?

ME: No, what?

THE ROOMMATE: Nothing.

In the Spirit of Whatever I've been making up a couple different mix CDs, titled "Chrismannukwanzaa Mix 2004," in versions both elder (for parents and elder siblings and such) and younger (peers). I'm actually pretty fucking pleased with the results, and instead of posting a top 10 list of whatever suits my fancy, as is the trend, I'm just gonna give you the Younger version. Fire up your favorite illegal p2p software, download the tracks, assemble them in order, enjoy.

Yes, the order of the tracks matters, too. There's such a thing as "flow."

(Note: some track selections are obvious, but eternal classics. Others just felt right. You'll note I violated a cardinal rule of The Mix and put in two songs by one band, but trying to choose between them was like choosing which child of mine gets to live. So they both went in.)

My gift to you.

1. "Beautiful Night," The Burden Brothers
2. "Supercruel," Monster Magnet
3. "I Wanna Make It Wit Chu," Desert Sessions 9 & 10
4. "Love Rollercoaster," Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. "Wasted Early Sunday Morning," Sneaker Pimps
6. "One," Johnny Cash
7. "Speaking in Tongues," Eagles of Death Metal
8. "19-2000," Gorillaz
9. "King For a Day," Faith No More
10. "Settling Down," Jerry Cantrell
11. "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret," Queens of the Stone Age
12. "Stroke of Luck," Garbage
13. "Lovely Creature," Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
14. "Cowboy Love," Reverend Horton Heat
15. "Fresh Tendrils," Soundgarden
16. "Slither," Velvet Revolver
17. "For Tonight You're Only Here to Know," The Distillers
18. "Conditional," The Burden Brothers

(And as for where I've been all this time, it's really not that interesting. Let's just file that one under "burnout" and move on.)

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