A Four Letter Word For…
This mix is about… our anniversary, maybe? Er…
Why It’s Pretentious: Sometimes I look back at mixes that I made for people and notice little subconscious things. Like, I probably should have known that including a song with the line “What do you mean I don’t love you? I am standing here, aren’t I?” on an anniversary tape meant the relationship was a little strained. (Or that when he didn’t appreciate Klaxons covering Justin Timberlake, it was definitely not mean to be.) I don’t listen to this mix much because that incidental foreshadowing is a bit strange to hear, but I do think it’s a sweet little jumble of songs. Makes me smile.
Tracklisting, downloads, and bonus quote after the jump.
You Make Me Feel Like Danzig
This mix is about boys with Hitler Youth haircuts. Ahem:
Why It’s Pretentious: (Disclaimer: this post has been queued up for AGES, so ignore the outdated references and just concentrate on the German pop.) So it’s come to my attention that the “Hitler Youth” haircut is now so popular that the New York Times wrote an article about it. Look guys, not to be a jerk or anything, BUT I HAVE BEEN CRUSHING HARDCORE ON THE HITLER YOUTH HAIRCUT FOR YEARS.
In high school, I had a crush on this kid with a Hitler haircut who also wore a green army jacket with a little German flag on the sleeve. Unf, right? Unfortunately, I think he may have actually been an anti-Semite, so, you know, I can’t go for that. No. No can do. But then there was Yannis and sometimes even Jimmy from Foals. And then Simon from Misfits, who, by the way, played a Nazi in the last episode, what is that even. And I think we can all agree that Thin White Duke Bowie is the best Bowie of them all.
All I’m saying is, get off my back, New York Times. If I want to dance around to Avril Lavinge singing in German while celebrating the beauty that is the Hitler Youth haircut, that’s my prerogative.
Download: Right click, save-as.
Tracklisting and more downloads after the jump.