I’ve got one lyric pointed at your head for start. The other one’s pointed at your weak ass heart.

Years ago when people still made each other actual mix tapes, I got a couple that were pretty awesome and have survived all the purges of stuff and big moves. Recently I came across them again and wished I could listen to them. I don’t have and refuse to get a tape player again. I don’t have most of the songs in digital form, so I’m asking for help. (Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.)

If you have any of these songs in some digital format and wouldn’t mind kicking them down to me, I’d appreciate it. The ones crossed out I already have.

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The first is one that Nate Duke made me after years of pestering him for a good mix of kind of indie hip hop stuff that I didn’t know about. I got it from him in 2002, I think.

About Fxckin* Time

Side A
  1. Anti-Pop Consortium : What Am I?
  2. MC Paul Barman : Senioritis
  3. Reflection Eternal : Ghetto Afterlife
  4. Company Flow : Patriotism
  5. Gang Starr : Moment of Truth
  6. N8 : Beat III
  7. Roni Size : Centre of the Storm
  8. Deftones : Be Quiet and Drive
  9. Fantomas : Page 3
Side B
  1. Lamb of God : Subtle Arts of Murder and Persuasion
  2. Room 101 : When
  3. Room 101 : 41 Bullets
  4. Room 101 : Free State
  5. Room 101 : Wage Slave
  6. Vandals : Sorry, Mom and Dad
  7. Stretch Armstrong : Try to Forget
  8. Goldfinger : Carry On
  9. New Found Glory : All About Her
  10. Down and Above : Paint a Picture
  11. Ten Times Over : Open Letter to the FBI

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The other is one that Emily Kruse made for me in 1997. We had met through our zines. She sent me this tape. We became pals. Traded letters and tapes like good zinesters are supposed to. I ended up becoming good friends with both of her younger sisters and dating one for a couple years, too. Emily grew up and moved on from the kid life, but this tape is a perfect cross section of what she was like in the mid to late 90’s. I still have this case and track listing but I’ve lost the tape, which sucks. But the part that really sucks is that the A-Side was a live recording of a show that Avail played at the Emerson in June of 1997. I’ll prolly never hear that again.

Avail : Live at the Emerson Theatre 6.30.1997

Side A
  1. Armchair
  2. Mr. Morgan
  3. Simple Song
  4. 25 Years
  5. Pinned Up
  6. Nameless
  7. Clone
  8. F.C.A.
  9. Model

Hunny Bunny! Butterfly Lullabies

Side B
  1. Sinead O’Connor : Germaine
  2. Sinead O’Connor : Red Football
  3. Above the Law : Freedom of Speech
  4. Cub : She’s Like a Rainbow
  5. Sleater-Kinney : Surf Song
  6. Public Enemy : 911 is a Joke
  7. Public Enemy : Burn Hollywood Burn
  8. Magnetic Fields : 100,000 Fireflies
  9. Lois : The Trouble With Me
  10. Excuse 17 : Forever Fired
  11. Huggy Bear : Prayer
  12. Huggy Bear : Her Jazz
  13. Heavenly : Atta Girl
  14. Emily’s Sassy Lime : Would-be Saboteurs Take Heed
  15. The Cardigans : Rise and Shine

So please please please help me track down these songs again. Thanks.

* – This is actually the way Nate wrote it on the tape and cover “Fxckin”. I think he was being funny. I wouldn’t ever feel like I had to censor any fucking words on this blog for any reason. Fuck.

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