You know the score. MM is a blog that (musically) tends to favour the seedier side of life – murder ballads, heartbreak, despair, stories of the downtrodden, the down-on-their-luck, and the downhearted – you know the kind of things we mean. Ours is a world of lonely beer and whiskey chasers nursed in the back booths of dead-end bars, of crack-whores turning tricks in trailers while their children listen on from the next room, and of purposeless drifters stumbling broke, and broken, through dusty ghost-towns.
Its just the way we like it round these parts.
And frankly, given the last six months of luck that we’ve seen our nearest and dearest suffer, if Cupid were to shoot us with his arrow at the moment it would probably go through our eye and not our heart.
The point of this pointless preamble is to give Cupid the finger, and you the perfect dozen…of misery, sorrow and regret.
Be our guest, pour that whiskey and come wallow for a while.
Download John Prine – Sam Stone mp3
“Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios”
Download Big Star – Holocaust mp3
“You’re a wasted face. You’re a sad-eyed lie. You’re a holocaust”
Download The Handsome Family – So Much Wine mp3
“But when you fell asleep with blood on your teeth, I got in my car and drove away.”
Download Smog – Your New Friend mp3
“And in this chair tonight. I wouldn’t mind if I die. And left you to your new friend.”
Download The Magnetic Fields – 100,000 Fireflies mp3
“You won’t be happy with me. But give me one more chance. You won’t be happy anyway”
Download The Smiths – I Know It’s Over mp3
“As I climb into an empty bed. Oh, well, enough said.”
Download The Pernice Brothers – Chicken Wire mp3
“And all the walls will fade to black. Could she be thinking of another?”
Download Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Death To Everyone mp3
“Death to all, and death to each, our own God-bottle, s’within reach”
Download The Red House Painters – Katy Song mp3
“Quiet in the corner. Numb and falling through. Without you what does my life amount to?”
Download Jolie Holland – I Wanna Die mp3
Well, I wanna die. I don’t care how, I’m getting out. Down south Louisiana. And the lonesome highway sound.”
Download American Music Club – Blue And Grey Shirt mp3
I sat up all morning so why did you call? Cause now I just sing my songs. For people that are gone from now on”
Download Shellac – Prayer To God mp3
“Him – just fucking kill him, I don’t care if it hurts. Yes I do, I want it to, fucking kill him but first, make him cry like a woman”