Music To Make Friends By

by Honest Babe on October 7, 2016


Cake – You Turn The Screws
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Someday
Eddie & the Hot Rods – Do Anything You Wanna Do
10,000 Maniacs – Trouble Me
The Isley Brothers – Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time For Love)
James Blake – I Need A Forest Fire (feat. Bon Iver)
Christine and the Queens – Saint Claude
Paolo Nutini – Diana
SBTRKT – I FEEL YOUR PAIN (feat. D.R.A.M. & Mabel)
Tirzah – No Romance
Madlib – Stormy
The Black Keys – Them Eyes
Howlin’ Wolf – Forty-Four
Little Richard – Rip It Up
Stevie Wonder – Hey Love
Spiral Staircase – More Than Yesterday
Marcia Griffiths – Band of Gold
The Impressions – We’re A Winner
Tommy Guerrero – Soul Miner
The Mar-Keys – Last Night
James Ray – Got My Mind Set On You
Aretha Franklin & Otis Redding – I Can’t Turn You Loose

The conversation starter kit here



by Honest Babe on September 17, 2016


Jenny Lewis – Head Underwater
Frank Ocean – Ivy
Poliça – Someway
Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
Fatboy Slim – Talking Bout My Baby
Sisters – Back 2 U
Phyllis Dillon – Perfidia
Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Tommy James & the Shondells – I Think We’re Alone Now
The Beat – Tears of a Clown
Eddie Cochran – Somethin’ Else
Marvin Gaye – Trouble Man
Otis Clay – Holding On To A Dying Love
Michael Kiwanuka – The Final Frame

Universal passes here.


Taste All Over The Place

by Honest Babe on July 12, 2016

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CHVRCHES – Warning Call
Summer Heart – I Wanna Go
Little Scream – Love As A Weapon
Earth, Wind and Fire – Sing A Song
Derrick Morgan – What A Revenge
Mos Def – 24 Hour Karate School
Buster Benton – Catch Up With the World
Camera Obscura – If Looks Could Kill
Brigette Bardot – La Madrague
Blake Mills – If I’m Unworthy
Natalie Merchant – Wonder
Ladyhawke – A Love Song
General Public – Tenderness
Dion & The Belmont’s – Stay A Little Bit Longer
Jelly Roll Morton – Big Lip Blues
Kat Edmonson – One Fine Day
Popium – Sooner Or Later
Born Ruffians – Needle
Band of Horses – Run To The Sun
The Elwins – Show Me How To Move
Chairlift – Moth to the Flame
Divinyls – I Touch Myself
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale

For the hoarder in you: mixtape here


Vitamin D & Other Goodies

by Honest Babe on June 24, 2016

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Bob Marley – Duppy Conqueror
Marvin Gaye – You’re All I Need
Beach House – Levitation
Father John Misty – True Affection
Chance the Rapper – Summer Friends
Feist – Inside Out
Pops Staples – Somebody Was Watching
Bibio – Town & Country
The Preatures – Is This How You Feel?
Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
Cake – Rock N Roll Lifestyle
The Black Keys – I’ll Be Your Man
The Cars – My Best Friend’s Girl
Foxygen – How Can You Really
Eleanor Friedberger – My Mistake
Tame Impala – New Person, Same Old Mistakes
Poolside – Next To You
Goldroom – Till Sunrise (Feat. The Mammals)
Sam Sparro – Black & Gold

Snipe the whole kit and caboodle here.


Something Like A Life & Style Issue

by Honest Babe on May 19, 2016

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Majical Cloudz – Downtown
Big Black Delta – Money Rain Down
Eagles of Death Metal – Miss Alissa
Jesper Munk – Timeless Throne (LCAW Remix)
Beyoncé – Hold Up
Marian Hill – I Want You
Little Comets – Wherewithal
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Our House
Dire Straits – Walk Of Life
Talking Heads – Take Me To The River
Bruce Springsteen – Pink Cadillac
Hank Williams – Half As Much
Spanky & Our Gang – Like To Get To Know You
The Four Tops – Your Love Is Amazing
Laura Nyro – Blowin’ Away
Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain
Etta James – A Sunday Kind of Love
Regina Spektor – Better (Acoustic)
Melody Gardot – Who Will Comfort Me
Ella Fitzgerald – Manhattan
Oscar Peterson Trio & Clark Terry – Brotherhood of Man
Louie Bellson – And Friends

Here. Have a hard copy.


A Vampire’s Guide To Day Walking

by Honest Babe on April 22, 2016

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Anderson Paak. – The Bird
Prince – Starfish and Coffee
Lake Street Dive – Side Pony
Duffy – Delayed Devotion
Ray Charles – Doodlin’
Ella Fitzgerald – Love You Madly
The Markets – Here Comes the Ho-Dads
Night Sweats – Right/Wrong
Pixies – Hey
Courtney Barnett – Dead Fox
Modest Mouse – Out Of Gas
Little Junior Parker – Next Time You See Me
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Suan & Starr – Hot Shot
Rihanna – Work
Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy

Alls the fun here.


In Open Rebellion Against Night Shift

by Honest Babe on April 12, 2016

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Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Tanlines – Slipping Away
The 1975 – Somebody Else
Little Comets – Her Black Eyes
The Soul Stirrers – I’ll Come Running Back To You
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
Eddie Floyd – Big Bird
The White Stripes – We’re Going to Be Friends
Caveman – Never Going Back
Day Wave – Drag
Nat King Cole Trio – Easy Listening Blues
Aretha Franklin – Day Dreaming
Modest Mouse – Styrofoam Boots
The Lumineers – Ophelia
Will Joseph Cook – Daisy Chains

Grab The Mixtape Here


The Big Three (uh) Oh.

by Honest Babe on February 24, 2016

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Buster Benton – Lonesome For A Dime
The Beach Boys – Heroes and Villains
Wolf Alice – Bros
Modest Mouse – Broke (Live)
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Chet Baker – But Not For Me
Magic Sam – That’s All I Need
The Move – Do Ya
Charli XCX – Gold Coins
The Cardigans – Lovefool
Brentford All Stars – Race Track
Sam Cooke – Nothing Can Change This Love
Johnny Bristol – Hang On In There Baby
The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man
Dick Dale – Surfing Drums
Nena – 99 Luftballoons
Grimes – California
The Strokes – Red Light
The Detroit Cobras – You Knows What To Do
Thunderbitch – Leather Jacket
The Big Moon – The Road
Us Army Cadence – Hard Work
J.B. Lenoir – Mama, Talk To Your Daughter
Carey Bell – Love Like I Wanna
Otis Redding – Remember Me
Natalie Prass – Bird of Prey
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Samba Da Minha Terra
Volcano Choir – Tiderays
The Maccabees – Grew Up At Midnight

Snipe the whole mixtape  Here



by Honest Babe on January 28, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 6.16.37 PMHowdy fam. Being it that you are here, and therefore, well aware of my highly regarded and full-of-useless-shit return to blogging, I’ll skip the niceties. You’ve gotten fatter, uglier and older since I saw you last…and so have I.  To get right to it, the Fountain of Truth will be Mixtapes Only from here on out. So, if you came here in search of bad writing and cheesy cliches, I’m sorry to let you down. We’ll always have Paris.

…Right. Seriously. Tunes Only Ahead. Giddy Up:

Burt Bacharach – South American Getaway
Robbie Dupree – Steal Away
William Onyeabor – Do You Want A Man
Lake Street Dive – Call Off Your Dogs
Van Morrison – Caravan
Eddie Floyd – Good Love, Bad Love
David Allen Coe – The Fish Aren’t Bitin’ Today
Buddy Stuart – Sun Shine On Me
Koop – I See A Different You
Player – Baby Come Back
Smith – Baby It’s You
Syl Johnson – Same Kind of Thing
The Marvells – You’re Such A Sweet Thing
Buddy Rich – Down For Double
The Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
Robert Johnson – Travelling Riverside Blues
The Markets – Out of Limits
Les Sexareenos – We Gonna Ball
Jamie N Commons – Rumble And Sway
Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Gettin’ Down)
Clean Bandit – Rather Be (feat. Jess Glyne)

Zip Download: Back To the Action


The Gif That Keeps on Giving

by Honest Babe on December 24, 2015


An Earful of Cheerful

For haters and believers alike, here lays a playlist guaranteed to see to it that your holidays are that much more happy (or ornery – if that’s your happy tone you heathen little shits) this year ’round. Nothing like coming out from the shadows of the internet just to say Merry Christmas.

And well, Merry Christmas everyone.
Miss you kiddos.

A Stocking Stuffed Teaser:

Otis Redding – Merry Christmas Baby
Ella Fitzgerald – Good Morning Blues
Count Basie Orchestra – Jingle Bells
Peggy Lee – Winter Weather
The Cadillacs – Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
Huey “Piano” Smith – Twas the Night Before Christmas
Cast of White Christmas – Snow
Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
Donny Hathaway – This Christmas
She & Him – The Christmas Waltz
The Carpenters – It’s Christmas Time
Vince Guaraldi Trio – O Tannenbaum
John Coltrane – My Favorite Things
James Brown – Merry Christmas, I Love You

(Note: For the whole list, right click on above link, choose ‘Save As’ or ‘Download Linked File As’ to download. Unzip and then upload files to your mp3 player of choice, find the shuffle button followed by that beautiful right-facing triangle and voila: Time for a butter rum boogie, baby. Easy on the butter.)