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  • environmental songs

    24 Sep 2010, 21:43 by vickevlar

    On a whim one day I decided to make a playlist of songs in my library that have an environmental theme... perhaps to reinforce my confidence in my chosen field of study. I've spent a lot of my time trying to distance myself from the "la la kum-ba-yah we love mother earth" vibe that tends to come with the territory, and apart from a nostalgic soft spot in my heart for Tom Chapin left over from my illustrious childhood, any environmentally-conscious songs in my library tend to reflect that.

    Moon Over Marin - Dead Kennedys
    Normally I wouldn't start out a playlist on such a strong note, but I wanted to end it quietly, and where else can you put a song like this? It's the loudest, most mocking expression of, "fuck you, you had this coming and I'm done" I can think of. Imagine the Lorax turning around and flipping an epic double-bird to the Once-ler and the shithole he created while floating away. It's a perfect blend of catchy and dark…
  • april was twelvetone's streamable faves

    2 May 2008, 17:09 by jannon

    This Heat – A New Kind of Water
    Pissed Jeans – Boring Girls
    Make Believe – Amscaredica
    Love 666 – National
    Times New Viking – Teenage Lust!
    Loose Fur – You Were Wrong
    Bill Fay Group – Spiritual Mansions
    The Psychic Paramount – Echoh Air
    Laurie Anderson – Big Science
    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy – Lay and Love
    Jackson C. Frank – Milk And Honey
    Aloha – Brace Your Face
    Jim O'Rourke – All Downhill From Here
    Talk Talk – Ascension Day
    Unwound – Equally Stupid
    Jens Lekman – Black Cab
    The Kinks – Picture Book
    Wipers – This Time
    The Howling Hex – Pair Back Up Mass with
    LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
    Brian Eno – King's Lead Hat
    Lullaby for the Working Class – Show Me How the Robots Dance
    Big Star – Thirteen
    Neil Young – A Man Needs a Maid
    Eric's Trip – Lighthouse
    Pinback – Sender
    Jawbox – Chicago Piano
    Comets on Fire – Whiskey River
    Wilderness – End of Freedom
    Sun Kil Moon – Duk Koo Kim
    Dead Moon – Ricochet
    Bruce Springsteen – Highway Patrolman
    Hurl – Bred In Kentucky
    The Left Banke – I've Got Something on My Mind