twenty-seven and i’m fucked: last month’s (birthday) mix, june 2009;

Ten years feels like no time at all.

I effectively started university a decade ago this month, summer holidays spent in the Union and going to entry-level classes as part of an introductory programme aimed at certain schools. I discovered Fopp on Byres Road, and spent the wages from my first job building up the basics of an album collection from the £5 classic CDs shelf.

I met both my best friends ten years ago: a chance meeting in a family law lecture and a decade spent in Pizza Hut; a pair of eyes and a laugh over staff training videos starring Annika Rice.

I’ve been blogging for ten years come September, if not here then in various little pockets of the ‘net under this name or another. It’s ten years since I spent my lunchtimes in the library, chatting on Kittyradio rather than photocopying my seminar notes. The likelihood of that Hole reunion remains to be seen, but you can’t help but laugh at the timing.

Ten years from teenage, and that’s a freakin’ lot.

Is it any wonder I feel a little nostalgic?

Ten Years From Teenage: last month’s (birthday) mix, June 2009
1. The Pictish Trail: “I Don’t Know Where To Begin”
2. Herman Dune: “Not On Top”
3. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit: “Good”
4. Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned: “A March Through Charles Mingus’ Garbage Pile”
5. Drive-By Truckers: “Lisa’s Birthday”
6. Let’s Wrestle: “I Wish I Was In Husker Du”
7. Jay Reatard: “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me”
8. Manchester Orchestra: “The Only One”
9. Lord Cut-Glass: “Look After Your Wife”
10. Hole: “Boys on the Radio”
11. Emiliana Torrini: “Summerbreeze”
12. William Elliott Whitmore: “Hell Or High Water”
13. Dan Auerbach: “The Prowl”
14. The Vaselines: “Son of a Gun”
15. Bob Dylan: “My Back Pages”


Monthly Most Played after the jump.

MOAR LYG:  in praise of: my gal pals;

Monthly Most Played as of June 2009:
1. The Hold Steady, “Sequestered in Memphis” [=] 2. Marah, “Walt Whitman Bridge” [=] 3. The Hold Steady, “Lord, I’m Discouraged” [=] 4= The Hold Steady, “Constructive Summer” [=] 4= The Hold Steady, “Magazines” [6] 6= The Gaslight Anthem, “The ’59 Sound” [8] 6= The Hold Steady, “Banging Camp” [5] 8= The Gaslight Anthem, “High Lonesome” [6] 8= Marah, “Songbirdz” [NE] 10= The National, “Thirsty” [9] 10= Red House Painters, “Have You Forgotten” [10]



  1. douglas martin
    June 24, 2009 / 11:54 pm

    any mix with jay reatard and the vaselines is an instant win in my book. 🙂

  2. June 25, 2009 / 11:16 am

    #winning 😉

  3. rachelle renée
    June 25, 2009 / 1:55 pm

    I started my dinky little livejournal in 2001… and you were one of the first people I added to my friends list… which means, we’ve known one another for approx. 8 years & in two months time you’ll be sitting in my living room.

    wow. time does go by.

  4. June 25, 2009 / 2:13 pm

    Eight years, and we’re still awesome 😉

  5. Ari
    June 25, 2009 / 11:00 pm

    Oooh neat! And wow 10 years… wow!

  6. Fuchsia
    June 27, 2009 / 4:05 pm

    This mix rocks – good work!

  7. June 29, 2009 / 10:34 am

    Excellent, glad you guys like it!