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.

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]