Mix #1: Pleasing Geometries

When was the last time I made a mix intended for someone else, and not as a way to seasonally tame the celestial jukebox? (Does making a playlist of songs for making out count as a playlist intended for someone else? I made that one nine years ago. I’ve tried several times to make a redux of that mix since then, but to be honest the original continues to bang best. (Sorry!))


Munia told me the other day on the phone that she found some of my old mix CDs from high school and she’d been enjoying listening to them. She said – and I quote – ‘You used to listen to such nice music’.

I have of course taken this as an offense, and so have decided to periodically make, burn, and send (via international post, no less!) new mix CDs in an effort to prove to my mom that I still listen to nice music. (The CD comes with a link to this digital version – so if you scanned the QR code and are now reading this: hi Muniu, love you 😘.)


‘Mix 1: Pleasing Gemotries’ Spotify Playlist

Song List

  1. Abattoir Blues by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus (2004)
  2. Take Me Avalon I’m Young by Pond – 9 (2021)
  3. Once in a Lifetime by the Talking Heads – Remain in Light (1980)
  4. Andromeda by Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising (2019)
  5. Confirmation by Westerman – single (2018)
  6. Dancing is Dangerous in Los Angeles by De Lux – single (2020)
  7. Guilty by Hot Chip – Freakout/Release (2022)
  8. Susan by Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – Blue Poles (2018)
  9. Karaköy by the Brazilian Girls – Let’s Make Love (2018)
  10. Jubilee Street by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away (2013)
  11. Bird on the Wire by Leonard Cohen – Songs From A Room (1969)
  12. Galleon Ship by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen (2019)
  13. Inside Problems by Andrew Bird – Inside Problems (2022)
  14. Poem by U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited (2018)
  15. Go Places by The New Pornographers – Challengers (2007)
  16. Burning Up by Hot Chip – Why Make Sense? (b-side) (2015)
  17. Les Fleurs by Minnie Riperton – Come To My Garden (1970)

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