Elan Morgan (Schmutzie)

This month’s genre agnostic playlist is 61% new 2020 music and 39% ranging back to the 1930s.

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November 2020’s mixtape is about 2 hours and 35 minutes long and has 43 dance, rock, alternative, indie rock, hip-hop/rap, singer/songwriter, traditional folk, electronic, alternative folk, holiday, folk-rock, french pop, jazz, R&B/soul, and pop songs across 7 decades. 61% of the music is from 2020. This playlist is available on both Spotify and Apple Music, and if you scroll to the bottom, you’ll find embedded widgets you can play right here.

I made this for us, because we need to put new art inside our heads and move our bodies around. It’s a way through.

November 2020’s playlist on Spotify and Apple Music:

1. Fake ID — Riton & Kah-Lo (2017) 2. Best Boy — JJ Wilde (2020) 3. Here’s Your Future — The Thermals (2006) 4. Hunters — Bad Buddy (2020) 5. Today New York — Grim Streaker (2019) 6. Lucky — Ganser (2020) 7. A Boat to Drown In — METZ (2020) 8. ’96 Neve Campbell (feat. Cam & China) — clipping. (2020) 9. Mira My Look — Gabriel Garzón-Montano (2020) 10. Blessed — Good Sad Happy Bad (2020) 11. The It Girl — Raye Zaragoza (2020) 12. Les Birdies — Louise Le Hir (2020) 13. I Feel Free — Cream (1966) 14. Alaska — Maggie Rogers (2016) 15. Emerald City — Luluc (2020) 16. Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) — Gotye (2011) 17. The Valley of the Pagans (feat. Beck) — Gorillaz (2020) 18. Ooh Mother — Unicorn (2017) 19. Something Is Happening Here — The Elwins (2020) 20. Keep the Car Running — Arcade Fire (2007) 21. Roustabout — Jake Blount (2020) 22. God Bless the Day — Cut Worms (2020) 23. I Heard Your Name — Martin Rev (1995) 24. When We Refuse to Suffer — Jonathan Richman (2008) 25. Serpentine Prison — Matt Berninger (2020) 26. Right Way Home — Fabian Simon & The Moon Machine (2020) 27. Traffic Is Magic (Acoustic) — Gord Downie (2020) 28. Old Friend (Stay Alive) — Laura Jane Grace (2020) 29. Jamie — Kevin Morby (2020) 30. Night’s Falling — Andrew Bird (2020) 31. No Love Lost — Travis (2020) 32. Time Has Made a Change — Sam Amidon (2020) 33. Amaretto and Coke — Daniel Romano (2020) 34. Your Lady — Carla Bruni (2020) 35. dragon eyes — Adrianne Lenker (2020) 36. Broken Hearted — Jennifer Castle (2020) 37. Dream State (Brighter Night) — Son Lux (2017) 38. K. — Cigarettes After Sex (2016) 39. Improvisation (Feb 3rd) — Theo Alexander (2017) 40. You Rascal You — Louis Armstrong (1932) 41. Early In the Morning — Harry Nilsson (1971) 42. Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) — The Detroit Emeralds (1971) 43. Ray of Light — Madonna…


Habits and assumptions and the prospect of change

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I just figured out why the keyboard tray seems to have done the opposite of what it was supposed to do. About a month ago, I got a pair of properly fitting glasses that made my prescription so much more effective. It’s brilliant — the world has crisp lines again! — but I’ve still been habitually leaning in towards my screens, and now with the keyboard tray pulled out, I’ve been leaning in further to cover the distance, but the thing is that I don’t need to lean in towards my screens anymore. I can see perfectly well now. …


Your monthly genre-agnostic playlist that tends to hover around 50% new music and 50% from over the last 100 years

September 2020’s mixtape is almost 2 hours and 20 minutes long and has 36 pop, hip-hop/rap, R&B/soul, rock, alternative, country, singer/songwriter, electronic, indie rock, jazz, americana, children’s, afro-beat, and gospel songs across 8 decades. This playlist is available on both Spotify and Apple Music. Enjoy!

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September 2020’s playlist on Spotify and Apple Music:

1. Youth Decay — Sleater-Kinney (2000) 2. There’s More to Life Than This (Live Version) — Björk (1993) 3. Only Child — Tierra Whack (2019) 4. DO YOU LOVE HER — Jessie Reyez (2020) 5. Beginning of the End (Wyld Stallyns Edit) — Weezer (2020) 6. Your Love — The Outfield (1985) 7. Can’t Hardly Wait — The Replacements (1987) 8. Surrender — Will Butler (2020) 9. Come On Out — The Airborne Toxic Event (2020) 10. Kids — Orville Peck (2020) 11. Oolaloom — Jordan Lehning (2020) 12. How Can I Know You — Carmen Canedo (2020) 13. Baby No More — Anjimile (2020) 14. I Only Have Eyes for You — The Flamingos (1959) 15. Sweepstakes Prize — Mirah (2000) 16. Pays imaginaire — Polo & Pan (2017) 17. Soul Meets Body — Death Cab for Cutie (2005) 18. 885 (navy) — ShitKid (2020) 19. We Can Go — Beak> (2019) 20. A Hymn — IDLES (2020) 21. There You Are — Jesus Song №7 (Remastered) — The Flaming Lips (1990) 22. Can’t Find My Way Home — Blind Faith (1969) 23. Lookin’ for a Leader — 2020 — Neil Young (2020) 24. Feeling Good — Nina Simone (1965) 25. Cry Me a River — Ella Fitzgerald (1962) 26. Love In the Underground (B-side) — Bandits On the Run (2020) 27. When We Grow Up — Diana Ross (1972) 28. I Like to Dance — Alex the Astronaut (2019) 29. What It Is (What It Is) — Angel Olsen (2020) 30. Good Egg — Rama Gu (2019) 31. Headless Horseman — The Microphones (2001) 32. Rome, Through a Fog — Logan Farmer (2020) 33. Zombie — Fela Kuti (1976) 34. Bad Idea (feat. Chance the Rapper) — Cordae (2019) 35. It’s Gonna Rain — Rev. Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers (1998) 36.


It’s been exactly 5 years since I published “I Quit Liking Things On Facebook for Two Weeks. Here’s How It Changed My View of Humanity.” Here is where I landed earlier this year in March 2019.

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Aside from maintaining my Grace In Small Things group, I haven’t been active on Facebook since February 1st, and it’s been wonderful. I’ve struggled with my use of the platform for years, because I’m a curious kitten and can’t help reading up on its unconscionable abuse of our data, egregious violations of public safety around the globe, and the ever-widening scope of its newer real estate (a dating app, the Marketplace, Messenger and Messenger Kids, and yet more coming all the time). I continued as a fairly heavy user of Facebook both personally and professionally, because it was part of my job in some circumstances and because it kept me connected to family and the majority of the blogging community I became a part of beginning in 2003. …


Music from Júníus Meyvant to Tierra Whack to Van Morrison, 1952–2018, on Spotify and Apple Music.

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December’s mixtape is 1 hour and 27 minutes long and has 24 vocal jazz, latino, alternative, rock, metal, hip hop/rap, pop, and rock songs from 5 different decades.

December 2018's mixtape track listing on Spotify and Apple Music:

1. You Fascinate Me So — Blossom Dearie (1952) 2. Mujeres — Y La Bamba (2018) 3. Carb Yr Enthusiasm — Miss World (2018) 4. Blue Again — Weakened Friends (2018) 5. Body Talks (feat. Kesha) — The Struts (2018) 6. Row Row — Zeal & Ardor (2018) 7. Wave of History — Downtown Boys (2015) 8. High Alert — Júníus Meyvant (2018) 9. So Down — Mother Mother (2018) 10. Doesn’t Remind Me — Audioslave (2005) 11. Just What I Needed — The Cars (1978) 12 on Apple Music. Yes Man — Munchausen by Proxy, Von Iva & Zooey Deschanel (2008) 12 on Spotify. Flyswatter — Eels (2000) 13. Awkward Breakfast — Art Brut (2018) 14. Girls @ (feat. Chance the Rapper) — Joey Purp (2016) 15. Cry Alone — Lil Peep (2018) 16. Fuck Off — Tierra Whack (2018) 17. Meat — Noise Addict (1994) 18. Come Down — Sylvan Esso (2014) 19. Misunderstanding — Marianne Faithfull (2018) 20. Night Shift — Lucy Dacus (2018) 21. Salt In the Wound — boygenius (2018) 22. Copilot — Tōth (2018) 23. Everything Apart — Foxwarren (2018) 24.


Music from NIna Simone to The Raveonettes to Jeremy Dutcher, 1965–2018, on Spotify and Apple Music.

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This month’s mixtape is 1 hour and 28 minutes long and has 21 jazz, alternative, rock, pop, folk, R&B/soul, and classical songs from 5 different decades.

November 2018's mixtape track listing on Spotify and Apple Music:

1. Sinnerman — Nina Simone (1965) 2. Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey) — Cat Power (2018) 3. Hotel Delmano — MUNYA (2018) 4. Mariners Apartment Complex — Lana Del Rey (2018) 5. How Did This Happen?! — Bodega (2018) 6. Diet Gum — John Grant (2018) 7. Beat City — The Raveonettes (2002) 8. The American Ruse — MC5 (1970) 9. Teenage Kicks — The Undertones (1978) 10. Girl U Want — Devo (1980) 11. Old Old Fashioned — Frightened Rabbit (2008) 12. God Lifts Up the Lowly — Ezra Furman (2018) 13. The Glory Goes — Will Oldham (2018) 14. Love You — The Free Design (1970) 15. 10 miles — Adrianne Lenker (2018) 16. Hello In There — John Prine (1971) 17. Black Chair — Twain (2017) 18. Dolores & Kimberly — Advance Base (2018) 19. Couldn’t Get It Right — Climax Blues Band (1976) 20. River — Leon Bridges (2015) 21.


Music from Spiritualized to Katie Herzig to Fleetwood Mac, 1977–2018, on Spotify and Apple Music.

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This month’s mixtape is 1 hour and 19 minutes long and has 15 alternative, country, singer/songwriter, indie rock, rock, americana, and folk songs from 2 different decades.

October 2018’s mixtape track listing on Spotify and Apple Music:

1. A Perfect Miracle — Spiritualized (2018) 2. Goodnight Europe — Amber Arcades (2018) 3. Emmylou — First Aid Kit (2012) 4. Wouldn’t It Be Great? — Loretta Lynn (2018) 5. American Flowers — Birds of Chicago (2017) 6. All Out of Catastrophes — Marissa Nadler (2018) 7. Conditions — Squirrel Flower (2016) 8. Funeral Singers (feat. Collections of Colonies of Bees) — Sylvan Esso (2018) 9. Closest I Get — Katie Herzig (2011) 10. Stella — Mountain Man (2018) 11. Flying — Alejandro Escovedo (2018) 12. Go Now — Pascal Babare (2018) 13. Sometimes I Wanna Dance — Lonnie Holley (2018) 14. In Another Life — Sandro Perri (2018) 15.


Music from Born Ruffians to Mommy Long Legs to Pulp, 1986–2018, on Spotify and Apple Music.

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This month’s mixtape is 1 hour and 1 minute long and has 17 rock, alternative, pop, indie rock, punk, and electronic songs from 4 different decades.

September 2018’s mixtape track listing on Spotify and Apple Music:

1. Tokyo Bay — Nick Lowe (2018) 2. Miss You — Born Ruffians (2018) 3. All I Ever Wonder — St. Paul & the Broken Bones (2016) 4. Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go — Spiritualized (2018) 5. Revolution — Denise Hradecky (2009) 6. Baby — Helena Deland (2016) 7. Ginger Ale — Falcon Jane (2018) 8. A Sweet Transvestite With a Broken Nose — Exotic Adrian Street & the Pile Drivers (1986) 9. Insomnia — Wimps (2018) 10. Fine Slime — White Denim (2018) 11. Sun — Jacuzzi Boys (2015) 12. Teenage Toy — Insecure Men (2017) 13. Bridezilla — Mommy Long Legs (2018) 14. Don’t Leave It In Our Hands — The Essex Green (2018) 15. Miki Dora — Amen Dunes (2015) 16. Underwear — Pulp (1995) 17.


Music from Mitski to The Damned to Dick Stusso, 1966–2018, on Spotify and Apple Music.

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This month’s mixtape is 1 hour and 4 minutes long and has 18 alternative, singer/songwriter, pop, rock, rock & roll, folk, and americana songs from 5 different decades.

August 2018’s mixtape track listing on Spotify and Apple Music:

1. Lash Out — Alice Merton (2018) 2. Dance This Mess Around — The B-52’s (1979) 3. Death Train Blues — Daddy Long Legs (2012) 4. Chevrolet Van — The Nude Party (2018) 5. Greyhound — Calpurnia (2018) 6. Ships — Aaron Beckum (2017) 7. Flatland — Tunng (2018) 8. Addendum — Dick Stusso (2018) 9. True Dark — Murder By Death (2018) 10. I Just Can’t Be Happy Today — The Damned (1979) 11. November 163 — gobbinjr (2018) 12. Burn — The Tiny (2009) 13. Degrees — Stef Chura (2018) 14. You’re Dead — Norma Tanega (1966) 15. Reason to Believe — Karen Dalton (2012) 16. That Way Again — Mazzy Star (2018) 17. Your Best American Girl — Mitski (2016) 18.

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Elan Morgan (Schmutzie)

Writer and Web Designer. See also: lover, fighter, object of subjectivity. https://elanmorgan.com and https://elan.works

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