Category Archives: The Vault

A collection of mix tapes from the past.

Mennu Wins The World Cup

Feel the excitement!

The keys to victory are: score early and often, put on a good act in front of the referee, and don’t bite anyone!

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Squires

A fun mix with chilled-out tunes appropriate for sunbathing, grilling, relaxing with friends or driving to the beach with the top down.

Squires features tracks by Beach House, Comanche, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi, Real Estate, Tame Impala, j.viewz, The XX, and Surfer Blood. There’s even a brief sample of Sacha Baron Cohen’s guest appearance on he Simpsons.

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Turn Up The Decibels

  1. WhoMadeWho-Keep Me in My Plane
  2. Passion Pit-The Reeling
  3. Persian Radio-Turn Up The Decibels
  4. Datarock-Give It Up
  5. The Gossip-Your Mangled Heart
  6. Kinny-Enough Said
  7. Neon Indian-Deadbeat Summer
  8. YACHT-Psychic City
  9. Jordaan Mason & The Horse Museum-Avalanches
  10. Marissa Nadler-River Of Dirt
  11. St. Vincent-The Strangers
  12. Animal Collective-My Girls
  13. Espers-Trollslända
  14. Múm-Sing Along
  15. Deep Cuts From The Cheeze-I’m In Charge
  16. Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse-Revenge
  17. Songs-Clouds
  18. Girls-Lauren Marie

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Corn Forks

A great mix for driving around in the summer rain.

Summer Mix 2009 with interesting new music and a few old breezy summer tracks, including music by The Pictish Trail, Chromeo, Paperwork, Ratatat, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, MGMT, Koop and Telepopmusik.

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Chairman

Hang out with the chairman

This mix features music by Maritime, The Stills, The Rumble Strips, Shugo Tokumaru, Owen Duff, Blair, Brazilian Girls, Panda Riot, Blktop Project, Dengue Fever, Fujiya & Miyagi, Silver Jews, j.viewz, Sean Lennon, Money Mark, Smokey and Miho, Calexico, Mike Doughty, William DeVaughn, Kutiman, Thievery Corporation, and a clip of Father Guido Sarducci.

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Cashing In This Ten Cent Life For Another One

What if you could only express yourself using Steely Dan songs?

Cashing In This Ten Cent Life does just that. The mix was part of a series of 6 mixes in 6 days that expressed how I was feeling at the time. I’m happy to say that I feel a lot better now.

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Schooners

What are Schooners?

Schooners can refer to a class of sailing vessels, or a type of glass. In this context, I’m referring to the latter. In 1991, my friend Chuck and I went on a road trip from New York to Florida. We stopped for a beer in Newport News, Virginia, where the waitress told us that they had a happy hour special on Schooners. We had no idea what she meant, but, as our grinning faces show, we were happy with what we received.

The cover art is an homage to my friend Chuck and that legendary road trip. The music on this mix includes Scandinavian artists, female vocalists, and songs by or about bears.
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Young Old Man

When I turned 40 I released 6 mixes in 6 days. This was the first mix in that series. It’s called Young Old Man. In an earlier version of this mix, I used Jenny Lewis’ version of “Handle With Care,” but since I already used that track on another mix, I decided to use the original Traveling Wilburys version. The title came from a remark that my good friend and fellow glacier Rob “Tucker Tucker” Tucker made about the Traveling Wilburys, “Those are some groovy young old men.”

I aspire to be just as groovy a young old man.

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