Hi all, So I’ve been making these over a while. Well, through these playlists I hope to show my mixed relationship with James Hurley. On the one hand, I fucking hate him. On the other, there is a tiny bit of him I identify with, a la being stuck in a small town you hate and just *clenches fist and grits teeth* wanting to get on your bike and go. So to reflect this, I have done a two side mixtape. Like a real tape even.
Side A (Spotify link) These are songs that basically can be described as “boring white boys with guitars moaning about something usually a woman or making themselves sound cool/edgy/interesting when they actually really suck” and some have America references in them cos hey it’s James Hurley. Photosynthesis - Frank Turner Two Fingers - Jake Bugg Men’s Needs - The Cribs Naive - The Kooks I Found Out - The Pigeon Detectives Maps - Maroon 5
America - Razorlight
Moving to New York - The Wombats This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The One of Me - Frank Turner Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye, Kimbra Oh My God - Kaiser Chiefs *I forgot to add that this playlist was mainly inspired by a post I made about how a) the mainstream pop music throughout my teens was predominated by soft-indie bands made up of white boys with really awful song content and how I think this definitely influenced teenage me’s perception of how I should act and relate to guys and b) I spent a lot of time chasing around after really rubbish guys who wore leather jackets and then somebody was like “Ha sounds like you would have gone for James Hurley” and lightbulb moment It’s a bit tenuous and I really should have remembered to note that. I’ll do that now. Side B (Spotify link) These are songs that I like or that I liked when I was 17 (James’ age) and that embody that spirit of wanting to fuck off out of wherever I was/James/whatevs oh and a song I found by searching James Hurley on Spotify. Future Starts Slow - The Kills Common People - Pulp Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire Someday - The Strokes Sycophant - The Courteeners This Charming Man - The Smiths Broken Boy Soldier - The Raconteurs Next Girl - The Black Keys James Hurley - Penny Century Platypus (I Hate You) - Green Day In A Big Country - Big Country California Daze - Peace Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
RIP Maddy’s glasses It only clicked this rewatch that she broke them because that morning she saw the pattern appear on the carpet, before I’d always kinda just assumed she’d got bored of her glasses lol Also like, that cardigan’s gr8 Best of Knit Peaks - Episode 8
So this mixtape was rlly fun to make partly because if you search things related to Cooper in Spotify there’s a whole host of bands with Coop inspired names writing songs with cool Twin Peaks referencey titles so some of these are new discoveries that I rlly like.
Twin Peaks - Angelo Badalamenti Caroline - Douglas Firs Changes - David Bowie Smell the Trees - Agent Cooper Audrey’s Dance, Prologue - Bookhouse Black Coffee - Bobby Darin The Bookhouse Boys - Twin Peaks Soundtrack Back in Style - Felix Annie - Neon Indian Caroline - Fleetwood Mac Eux exquis acrostole - The Dale Cooper Quartet Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson