2017.01 January

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01. “Rough Going (I Won’t Let Up)” Hamilton Leithauser & Rostam (2016)
02. “Never Give Up” Sia (2016)
03. “The Last Days of Summer” Weezer (2016)
04. “Prom Night” Weezer (2016)
05. “You Gave Your Love to Me Softly” Wavves (2017)
06. “Name for You” The Shins (2017)
07. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Regina Spektor (2016)
08. “Teenage Kicks” Nouvelle Vague (2004)
09. “Evermore” Grandaddy (2017)
10. “Don’t Worry About the Government” Talking Heads (1977)
11. “I Give You Power” (feat. Mavis StaplesArcade Fire (2017)
12. “One” Fuzz (2013)
13. “Romance” WILD FLAG (2011)
14. “You’re Smiling (But I Don’t Believe You)” Margaret Glaspy (2013)
15. “Like Birds” Prairie Empire (2016)
16. “No Woman” Whitney (2016)
17. “’83: Foxx and I” The Magnetic Fields (2017)
18. “Snowdonia” Surfer Blood (2017)
19. “Four Letter Word” Wonky Tonk (2017)
20. “Honesty” Billy Joel (1978)

My January featured the trail end of a visit to San Francisco, game prototypes, Pizza Wars 7, and designing the “I Love Pizza” exhibit.

A couple of these songs were featured in movies that I saw in January. The Sia song was in Lion (2016) and the Talking Heads song was in 20th Century Women (2016).

I broke my rule about only featuring one song by the same band on a mix by including both Weezer songs from their split 7″ with Wavves. Sorry.

Photo: I’ve been working on a card game about exploring the solar system and I wanted to use metal jacks as a “satellite” token. They’re surprisingly hard to purchase—especially without buying an entire game of jacks. If anyone has a lead on where to buy them in bulk, let me know. Photographed January 10, 2017.

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