It is winter, and I am alone. In a city of people, where every person is commiserating about how cold it is, I’m the lone voice that goes, “I don’t know. It’s not that bad.” So understand when I pitch this podcast as a great thing to “listen to curled up next to the fire with a cup of hot cocoa,” please know that I really don’t care where you listen to this. Outside or inside are both fine. Just make sure you’re alone.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Theme from Answering Machine Music
Masters of Sex S01E05
Los Campesinos! - What Death Leaves Behind
Germans - First Day
Bruce Springsteen - Candy’s Room
Wiretap: Apples & Oranges
Percy “Thrills” Thrillington - Ram On
Cold War Kids - Hang Me Out To Dry
Manitoba - Crayon
Conan (April 5, 2011)
Arcade Fire - Afterlife
Todor Kobakov - Panic
Moonface - Barbarian II
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You (Live)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (November 20, 2013)
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ANDREW T / Toronto, ON / July 6, 2013
For those that don’t know, I’m a babe.
Tokyo is a quiet sea of people, which is crazy because it’s also very busy. I took today off to slow down, but apparently not enough. Give Up October is very fast. It runs at too quick of a clip. I wish I could talk slower, put in some space for it to breathe, let moments land more.
But I can’t.
Sufjan Stevens - Introductory Fanfare for the H
Potty Mouth - The Gap
Peace - Your Hand in Mine
Japanther - Spread So Thin
Pimsleur Understand and Speak Japanese 1
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Attic Room
Viet Cong - Oxygen Feed
The Dovers - What Am I Going to Do
Eiyn Sof - Young Son
The Trip (2010)
Bill Callahan - The Wind and the Dove
The Rolling Stones - No Expectations
The Books - Free Translator
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
I was a terrible punk as a teen. I wore the wrong clothes, I listened to the wrong music. As an adult, I’m better at punk. It’s the attitude with which I approach my work. It’s not about going to underground shows with grungy art school students swigging cheap beers and moshing until it’s so sweaty you can barely breathe. I mean, I did that last night, but fuck it.
30 Rock S03E12
Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi
Silly Kissers - I Never Said
The Constantines - Nighttime/Any Time (It’s Alright)
Joanna Gruesome - Madison
Lab Coast - Walking on Ayr
Yo La Tengo - Sudden Organ
Women - Black Rice
Speedy Ortiz - No Below
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Sarah Neufeld - Forcelessness
Zola Jesus - Collapse
The Give Up Tape is done. It’s sucks. We suck. But it’s free! Let me know if you want one by e-mailing email@example.com. I’ll make the digital files available once we get rid of all the tapes. Until then, it’s physical release only.
Thanks to Paul Tjepkema of Fake Injury Party for the cover art, and Bled Celhyka for being my friend and co-producer.
Free tapes! Free tapes! Free tapes!
This podcast is like when you close a book you just finished, and skim over the summary and pull quotes one last time; you’re not done reading that thing yet; you want to mellow in it a little longer.
Next month, Give Up will look/sound like something else. I don’t know what. I don’t know how. Let’s not get too excited.
The Byrds - Universal Mind Decoder
Pissed Jeans - Romanticize Me
The Nation of Ulysses - A Comment on Ritual
Lena Dunham Is Not A Flirty Texter - CONAN on TBS
The Buzzcocks - I Don’t Mind
The Courtneys - 90210
New Order - Dreams Never End
John Mulaney - Whiskey or Perfume
Old and Weird - Judy Cool
Planet Creature - Hymns for Hitler
The Byrds - Goin’ Back
No Age - An Impression
Sarah Silverman - The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
Julie Doiron - When Brakes Get Wet
CFCF - Glass
Akron/Family - Last Year
What are the stakes of your hobbies? What are the consequences? Do you make or do anything where success is crucial?
If you’d asked me these questions for any of my other podcasts, for any of my other projects, I’d’ve said “No.” I’d’ve said “Of course not.” I’d’ve said “That sounds like a lot of pressure.”
Well, this podcast has something riding on it. It’s in direct competition with the latest podcast by Marianimal Williams. In 60 days, a winner will be announced based on whoever’s podcast attracted the most listeners.
I want to crush her.
Knx - Pho
YouTube Copyright Basics
Comedy Bang Bang Episode 203
Future Islands - Tin Man
The Deadly Snakes - Talkin’ Down
The Gants - I Wonder
Harlem - Gay Human Bones
Tenacious D - Inward Singing
Radiator Hospital - Michael & Barbara
Woods - Is It Honest?
The Hidden Cameras - She’s Gone
Eddie Ray - You Are Mine
Johnny Carson: King of Late Night
Josephine Foster - Rue Maroona
Sufjan Stevens - Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
The Tallest Man on Earth - There’s No Leaving Now
The Unicorns - Let’s Get Known