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auditory pride parade

  1. the henney buggy band - sufjan stevens
  2. lgbt - cupcakke
  3. survival - adult mom
  4. boys keep swinging - david bowie
  5. wut - le1f
  6. the girl wants to be with girls - talking heads
  7. true trans soul rebel - against me!
  8. faggot - mindless self indulgence
  9. you spin me round - dead or alive
  10. chloe in the afternoon - st. vincent
  11. loud - titanic sinclair
  12. girls & boys - blur
  13. now i’m your mom - david byrne
  14. grace kelly - mika
  15. junky - brockhampton

David Cage, creator of famous works such as Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls(Remember that one, shithead? The one with Ellen Page?), started his career with this trash fire! 

Super Best Friends Suffer Through Omikron: The Nomad Soul


We also printed this nice little assortment of band logo type patches: Bowie, Talking Heads, the Misfits and Sublime. The Sublime and Misfits were previously sold out, so I’m glad to have them back in stock. The Talking Heads and Bowie patches are new and I’m really happy with them, especially the Bowie ones.

My Life In 13 Random Songs

I’m taking a break from our usual programming to answer some questions courtesy of @positivedisplacement (via @chaunceyandchumleysdad), but I’m going to bend the rules just a bit. Instead of putting my music collection on shuffle and answering each question based on the song that pops up, I’m going to cheat and answer based on songs from my record collection. It’s not quite as random, but I hope you enjoy the list below just as much.

1. This song describes your personality: “Helplessness Blues” by Fleet Foxes. I’m still trying to figure it all out, but if I don’t, I wouldn’t mind working at an orchard, either.

2. This song describes what you want/wish from your life: “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys. The title says it all.

3. This song describes how other people perceive you: “Buddy Holly” by Weezer. People say I do kind of look like Buddy Holly. And I’m always losing my shoe.

4. This song describes the love of your life: “True Love Waits” by Radiohead. She’s very patient with me.

5. This song describes your life at the moment: “Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads. How did I get here?

6. This song to make love to: “Adore” by Prince. Or any Prince song, really.

7. This song to dance your heart out: “Modern Love” by David Bowie. I mean it’s the first song off an album called Let’s Dance so how could this not be the right answer.

8. The song that will make you cry: “Two-Headed Boy, Part Two” by Neutral Milk Hotel. Such a sad song made even sadder when you hear Jeff put his guitar down when he gets up to leave at the end and knowing we may never hear another new NHM song again.

9. The song about your future: “Can’t Hardly Wait” by the Replacements. I can’t wait. Hardly wait.

10. The last song you will ever hear in your life: “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel. Double dipping in the NMH well, but how strange it is to be anything at all, indeed.

11. This song describes your next life: “I’ll Believe in Anything” by Wolf Parade. Hopefully it’ll be a place where nobody knows me and nobody gives a damn.

12. The song that makes you feel better: “Stuck Between Stations” by the Hold Steady. Craig Finn always makes me feel better, and this is one of their best.

13. You end up listening to just one song for the rest of your life: “Sound and Vision” by David Bowie. It’s gotta be Bowie, and it’s gotta be his finest.

Let me know what you think of the list!

And tagging some more vinyl friends to join in on the fun, too (if you want!): @ihavelistenedto @reviewthistune @secretsharklover @mikeelikesmusic @flipbin @recordhoarder @ohgodamibored @vinylsocialclub @melvinomusic @mshiphop @thevinylhours @fixedantlers

me, waking up at 4am in a cold sweat: what if there was a serial killer who took old spinny carnival rides and made them into a human microwave and played pop goes the weasel as he baked people hire me Criminal M—


Another one of my recent projects was this duffle bag. I wanted to make one so I’d be able to take more clothes and stay longer when I go places. I thought it would be super cool to deck one out with patches, so I used some from my recent print jobs (mostly seconds quality ones) to decorate this bag. I gave it two zippered pockets from small things and got black webbing straps to go with the black stitching on every patch. I’m really happy with how this came out.


Vinyl Appreciation Club–another all the records are the teacher’s kind of meeting!

Arrival music: The Inner Mounting Flame, The Mahavishnu Orchestra

The Playlist:
Metric, Breathing Underwater
Talking Heads, Girlfriend is Better*
Black Flag, Rise Above*
Led Zeppelin, Tangerine*
Jim Croce, You Don’t Mess Around With Jim (played this because of its prominent use in a season 2 episode of Stranger Things, which I loved [and I think my students did too])
Frank Zappa, Cheepnis*
Steely Dan, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
The Isley Brothers, That Lady
David Bowie, Life on Mars?*
*=student-guided choice

Hey it’s been, like, three weeks since I played a song specifically to point out the bass line. Who even am I?


In May 1979, David Bowie did a two hour radio show called Star Special in which he played some of his favorite records.

Track listing
The Doors, “Love Street”
Iggy Pop, “TV Eye”
John Lennon, “Remember”
? & The Mysterians, “96 Tears”
Edward Elgar, “The Nursery Suite” (extract)
Danny Kaye, “Inchworm”
Philip Glass, “Trial Prison”
The Velvet Underground, “Sweet Jane”
Mars, “Helen Fordsdale”
Little Richard, “He’s My Star”
King Crimson, “21st Century Schizoid Man”
Talking Heads, “Warning Sign”
Jeff Beck, “Beck’s Bolero”
Ronnie Spector, “Try Some, Buy Some”
Marc Bolan, “20th Century Boy”
The Mekons, “Where Were You?”
Steve Forbert, “Big City Cat”
The Rolling Stones, “We Love You”
Roxy Music, “2HB”
Bruce Springsteen, “It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City”
Stevie Wonder, “Fingertips”
Blondie, “Rip Her To Shreds”
Bob Seger, “Beautiful Loser”
David Bowie, “Boys Keep Swinging”
David Bowie, “Yassassin”
Talking Heads, “Book I Read”
Roxy Music, “For Your Pleasure”
King Curtis, “Something On Your Mind”
The Staple Singers, “Lies”