Week 23: I’ve Seen It - I’ve Got A Better Plan

  1. “Wetsuit” - The Vaccines
  2. “Awkward” - San Cisco
  3. “Sinking Ships” - General Fiasco
  4. “Don’t Save Me” - Haim
  5. “I Can Change” - LCD Sound System
  6. “Sick Sad Morning” - The Dig
  7. “Call To Be” - Dana Buoy
  8. “Let It Go” - The Neighbourhood
  9. “It’s Casual” - Maritime
  10. “Black Balloons” - Local Natives
  11. “Best Of Friends” - Palma Violets
  12. “Float” - Pacific Air

A heavy influence from across the atlantic this week with a smattering of New York, California, and Maritime representing the Midwest. Haim’s “Don’t Save Me” is a great pop track reminiscent of 80’s girl pop rock. Fans of The Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast will dig them. This week’s throwback has to be LCD Sound System’s “I Can Change” especially after the great synchronization slot on HBO’s GIRLS. Rounding out the end of this mix is “Black Balloons” off the new Local Natives record released this week which is just an aurally dreamy record. I hope y'all enjoy this mix as much as I do.

  • Panic Dots: Why is the album titled Buildings?
  • Owen Strathern: Its Buildings because it feels like things have to build up and get so bad before anyone one does anything about it, people have a hard time confronting problems and seem content to sit with them until it gets to the stage where its so bad that they can’t anymore. If people were more honest with themselves I think they could be happier.
Fun theory about the new chapter

I don’t believe this, but here we go:

Mavis lied about her experience with zeref. It was not a kiss that killed her. In fact, they kissed plenty and she didn’t die. What killed her was what came after the kissing and she was too embarrassed to say so in front of the whole guild. She actually was pregnant and Precht delivered her baby. After the baby was born he had it sent away because it was part Zeref and he didn’t want to care for the baby of the person who killed Mavis. The baby ends up in Alvarez and is raised there under Zeref’s empire’s care. Zeref returns to Alvarez and notices the boy. He notices right away that this child looks like Mavis. He spends much time with the boy and helps develop his magic. The boy has a type of light magic which also reminds him of Mavis. He also sees himself in the boy. When he goes to Tenrou, he is having an emotional time coming to grips with Rakheid and his life in general. After the Tenrou fiasco, before he kills Precht, Precht tells him about Rakheid and confirms his suspicions. After that, Zeref raises Rakheid as his son, but does so from his cold nature so as not to kill him. Mavis has no idea she has a son. 

Just for funsies.

And I’m sitting in this bloody shack and I can’t cope with Withnail. I must go home at once and discuss his problems in depth.

enemies of our own future, a Marwood/Withnail mix

i. My Generation - The Who; ii. My Alcoholic Friends - The Dresden Dolls; iii. The Fame - Lady Gaga; iv. Bukowski - Modest Mouse; v. Ever So Shy - General Fiasco; vi. Kiss You Off - Scissor Sisters; vii. Big Wheel - Tori Amos; viii. Say You Love Me - Darling Violetta; ix. Bigmouth Strikes Again - The Smiths; x. Video Games - Lana Del Rey; xi. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey - The Beatles; xii. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths; xiii. Sorry Bunch - The Dresden Dolls.


…the odds of it are such a drag, my darling.