Check out this playlist on @8tracks: the dawn will come and the tide will rise by matildawhiskey.

Originally made in July 2013. My initial notes were: “Some of my friends are going through some really rough times right now, and I was thinking about them and wishing I were closer to them so I could try to help. And then I started thinking about all my friends, whether they’re going through tough times or not, and how much I wish I could be around all my friends all the time. It was raining outside and I was drinking a lot of coffee and feeling melancholy, and this mix happened. Some of the songs are definitely ‘sad bastard’ songs, some are more in the ‘buck up, kid’ vein, but they all, in their own ways, make me feel better. The title is the bastardization of a line from the Sundowner track. Oh yeah - this is the kind of stuff I sometimes listen to when I’m not listening to the punk rocks.”

side a

1. Songs: Ohia - Blue Chicago Moon (you are not helpless / i’ll help you to try to beat it) // 2. Ryan Adams - Dirty Rain (So, may the wind blow, may the moonlight know your name / So, let the needle move the record ‘round / ‘Til the walls cave in / And you and I are out there dancin’ in the dirty rain) // 3. Real Live Tigers - Beard of Bees (it’s like finding money in the pocket of an old coat / it’s like finding a reason to smoke / it was always there, you just didn’t know) // 4. Sundowner - Midsummer Classic (And it will take some time / Yeah it’ll take some time / But the dawn will come / Yeah the tide will rise) // 5. Mischief Brew - Gimme Coffee, Or Death (Give me death or give me rain. / I feel so numb better give me pain. / Bomb threats and hurricanes, / or a new berry flavor from the coffee tray…) // 6. Joe Strummer - Punk Rock Blues // 7. Paul Baribeau & Ginger Alford - Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen cover) (Together Wendy, we’ll live with the sadness / I’ll love you with all the madness in my soul) // 8. The Hundred Acre Woods - Chester County Moon (We were both created from the heart of fate, / Two children living in the keystone state, / I like the feeling of your hand wrapped up in mine, / From the edge of Oxford, to the Pennsylvania line.) // 9. honeyhoney - Old School Friends (I can’t forget getting drunk in the woods / With some liquor stolen from the market shelf / I drank a whole plastic Cherry Coke bottle full of wine / And I thought I’d killed myself / I want ‘em back, I want ‘em back / I want to feel their love again / I want ‘em back, I want ‘em back / I want to be with my old friends) // 10. Jill Sobule & John Doe - Under the Bridge (gather ‘round the barrel / we’ll drink the freshest wine / you might think your story’s bad / but let me tell you mine) // 11. Julie Odell - South Orange Street (We’re the lowest of the low / We are happier than most / Because we see beauty in everything / It could be a piece of trash / Or the kid that comes in last / It doesn’t matter / Cause we see beauty / We see beauty in everything) // 12. Cat Power - Colors and the Kids (it’s so hard to go in the city / 'cause you want to say hello to everybody / it’s so hard to go into the city / 'cause you want to say 'hey I love you’ to everybody) // 13. Kimya Dawson - I Miss You (I don’t need to / but I want to / sing with you / 'cause I miss you)

side b

1. Waxahatchee - You’re Damaged (And in this dejection, lives a connection) // 2. Eric Freas - Song for a Mermaid (The tales are true / as bright as the moon / a canvas for daydreamers in the night. / No one knows our dark sides like we do. / Howling at the full moon like we do.) // 3. American War - Exit Uncertain and Beautiful (Don’t ever let them get you / Don’t let them bring you down / Don’t ever let them get you / Don’t let them get you believing / You shouldn’t love your blood and the way you keep breathing / Don’t let them sell you what you can get for free) // 4. The Mountain Goats - Up the Wolves (there’s gonna come a day / when you’ll feel better / you’ll rise up free and easy on that day / and float from branch to branch / lighter than the air / just when that day is coming / who can say) // 5. Liam Idiot - Demon Blues (the taxman takes our taxes / and the walls are painted green / and I’ve fallen half in love / with every person that I’ve seen) // 6. Tim Fite - Away from the Snakes (Heaven’s to Betsy the Man’s out to get me / He’s poking my wife while he’s pounding my money / While the rich get rich / Well us poor don’t get shit / Except shit on by rich men / Who shit on their women / Is there a place where I can go / Away from the snakes and the liars? / Down by the lake where the wild wind blows / Free from the weight of desire) // 7. Tom Waits - Diamond In Your Mind (I shook the hand of the president and the pope in Rome / I’ve been to parties where I’ve had to be flown / They told me everything was sacred, nothing is profane / And money is something that you throw off of the back of a train / Always keep a diamond in your mind / Always keep a diamond in your mind / Wherever you may wander, wherever you may roam / Always keep a diamond in your mind) // 8. Willy Tea Taylor - Life Is Beautiful (It’s a river so cold / It’s Benny’s homemade wine / It’s old folks in love, still drinking side by side / It’s buckets of joy / It’s a pinch of sorrow / It’s singing in the streets like we’re all dying tomorrow) // 9. Slow Teeth - Streetlights (My conviction is dim as you stand before me. / I don’t know what to hope for, I just know what I see, / and if I make it out I won’t come back again, / cuz I’ll never forget everything that happened.) // 10. Defiance, Ohio - You Are Loved (And in the darkness of my room / I keep conversing with the man in the moon. / I know he’s going to tell me something that I want to hear / I bet it’ll happen soon / because all the books I have read just don’t read right, / say to save your soul you’ve got to hide yourself inside, / or forget about the world that you perceive, no, / we are here for such a little while. / These days they will find us learning that we had it all wrong, / but these days they will find us unashamed because we’ve been learning all along, / and the radio plays a familiar song / and you are loved you are loved you are really loved.) // 11. Lemuria - Paint the Youth (It’s never too late / It’s never too late / It’s never too late / It’s never too late to be what you might have been…) // 12. Superchunk - Detroit Has a Skyline [acoustic] // 13. Beat Happening - Indian Summer (What is that cheerful sound? / Rain fallin’ on the ground / We’ll wear a jolly crown / Buckle up, we’re wayward bound / We’ll come back for Indian Summer / We’ll come back for Indian Summer / We’ll come back for Indian Summer / And go our separate ways)

Loose Lips
  • Loose Lips
  • Kimya Dawson
  • Remember That I Love You

so if you wanna burn yourself

remember that I love you 

and if you wanna cut yourself

remember that I love you 

and if you wanna kill yourself

remember that I love you

call me up before you’re dead

we can make some plans instead

send me an IM, I’ll be your friend

GIRL GANG (8tracks) (Spotify)

a mix for my girl gang and for yours

1. Free My Pussy - Kate Nash // 2. I Like Giants - Kimya Dawson // 3. Teenage Girl - Cherry Glazerr // 4. No Scrubs - TLC // 5. Sunday Girl - Blondie // 6. Oblivion - Grimes // 7. Difficult - Uffie // 8. Bad Girls - M.I.A // 9. Miss World - Hole // 10. Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill // 11. Just A Girl - No Doubt // 12. ***Flawless - Beyonce // 13. Crimson Wave - Tacocat // 14. Gucci Gucci - Kreayshawn // 15. Primadonna - Marina and the Diamonds // 16. Cherry Bomb - The Runaways // 17. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj // 18. Crown On The Ground - Sleigh Bells // 19. Wannabe - Spice Girls // 20. She Rules - Kate Nash //