You Knew My Ideas When They Were In My Head: A 2006 Mix

Considering filing a trademark suit against this guy

My blog (titled marathonpacks) existed in its original state from early 2005 through 2011 or so, and then moved over to Tumblr for a couple years before disintegrating altogether. I let my ownership of the domain name lapse, and now it’s a weird haunted house of bot-spam. Also, the old title, which I used in part because I thought no one would ever duplicate it, appears to be the title of a 2016 EP from a rapper named Cap 1, which is fairly surreal.

One of my favorite things to do with that old blog was edit together year-end megamixes. I used to do four of them at the end of every year, each one of them about 70 or so minutes, to fit on a CD. I would burn the CDs and bundle them together as gifts for my friends and family, because I was so very thoughtful, and also because I was a broke grad student. Remember CDs?

I made this mix in December 2006. I still think it slaps pretty hard, and I’m happy with the transitions. I’m still looking for the other three.

  1. OOIOO “UMO” (Taiga – Thrill Jockey)
  2. New Sound of Numbers “Minimal Animal” (Liberty Seeds – Cloud Recordings)
  3. Yo La Tengo “The Room Got Heavy” (I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass – Matador)
  4. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone “Young Shields” (Etiquette – Tomlab)
  5. Matmos “Steam and Sequins for Larry Levan” (The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of the Beast – Matador)
  6. Fujiya & Miyagi “Collarbone” (Transparent Things – Tirk)
  7. Persephone’s Bees “City of Love” (Notes from the Underworld – Columbia)
  8. Justin Timberlake “Damn Girl” (Futuresex/Lovesounds – Jive)
  9. Stereolab “Interlock” (Fab Four Suture – Too Pure)
  10. CSS “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death from Above” (CSS – Sub Pop)
  11. Tom Zé “Ave Dor Maria” (Estudando O Pagode – Luaka Bop)
  12. American Watercolor Movement “Flowers for Catalan” (It Takes Fifteen To Tango In My Book, What Book Do You Read? – self-released)
  13. TV on the Radio “Wolf Like Me” (Return to Cookie Mountain – 4AD)
  14. Califone “A Chinese Actor” (Roots and Crowns – Thrill Jockey)
  15. The Flaming Lips “The Sound Of Failure” (At War With The Mystics – Warner Bros.)
  16. Sonic Youth “Do You Believe in Rapture?” (Rather Ripped – Matador)
  17. Hanne Hukkelberg “Break My Body” (Rykestrasse 68 – Propeller Recordings)

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