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Other Mixes By thetenthbeatle

Don't Panic: Songs for Hitchhiking

Artist Song
Stars  Circulatory System 
How Many Worlds  Brian Eno 
Kelly Watch the Stars  AIR 
Spaceman  Harry Nilsson 
You Keep On Looking  Gary Wilson 
Venus as a Boy  Bjork 
The Prettiest Star  David Bowie 
The Enchanted Sea  Martin Denny 
Subterranean Homesick Alien  Radiohead 
Livin' Thing  ELO 
Wooo  Vitalic 
Oslo in the Summertime  Of Montreal 
Planet Queen  T.Rex 
I'm a Fly in a Sunbeam...  the Flaming Lips 
Mother Mary  Eels 
Golem II: The Bionic Vapour Boy  Mr. Bungle 
I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon to Your Star  The Boy Least Likely To 
We Only Come Out at Night  Smashing Pumpkins 
Two-Part Invention in B-Flat Major  Wendy Carlos 
Planet  Ken Nordine 
Journey of the Sorcerer  the Eagles (God help me...oh, God help me...) 
What a Wonderful World  Louis Armstrong 
So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish (Reprise)  Neil Hannon 



The mix tape (or mix CD) is very possibly the strangest thing in the Galaxy. Created mainly by ape descendants with poorly cut bangs and ill-fitting tee-shirts, its main uses seem to be a) to get girls to sleep with you, and b) to console you after the girl you wanted to get off with threw (a) out a window the moment she heard the second Postal Service song.

According to some of the planet Earth's greatest scholars, there are quite a few rules one must follow when setting about the arduous process of creating a mix tape. Firstly, you must make an unholy mess of your room and/or apartment, spreading every record in your collection out on the floor even though you know you'll just end up using iTunes and that old copy of "If You're Feeling Sinister." Secondly, you must pretend that the songs you choose have no meaning: it is, after all, easier to justify beginning a mix to your ex-girlfriend with Eminem's "Kim" when you convince yourself it's a sheerly aesthetic decision. Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, you must ignore steps one and two. Lastly, you must pour your heart and soul into the small plastic disc that your computer will burn, turning it into the only tangible artifact of a moment in your dreary, unimportant life. After all, who needs conversations or journals when you have a piece of impermanent media to pour your heart out on?

Contrary to popular belief, your computer does not enjoy your choice in songs for your mix tape and/or CD. In fact, he thinks that one Dungen album was way overrated.


resistance is useless.


The Nightcrawler
Date: 6/15/2005
Nifty mix. Amen to Step 1.
Date: 6/16/2005
Great mix, and great comments.