Like many, I’ve been struggling to find a way to be creative lately. Today I wrote for the first time in a month and it felt wonderful. The words didn’t matter, they weren’t great but they were a beginning of something. It was prompted by listening to the new Fiona Apple album, “Fetch The Bolt Cutters”.

In college, I’d fall asleep listening to Fiona on my beat up portable CD player. She was angry and so was I although I couldn’t always say why. I’m angry now, too. It feels good to connect my feelings to music in a way that feels healthy.

So, I made a mixed tape. If you have Amazon Prime, you are welcome to use it:

Bri’s Apcalyptic Pop-tail

327 songs. Over 22 hours of music. On Shuffle All, here is a sample:

  1. Annihilation – A Perfect Circle
  2. Hardest of Hearts – Florence and The Machine
  3. Flesh and Bone – Johnny Cash
  4. Little Wing – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  5. This is What Makes Us Girls – Lana del Rey
  6. Nara – Alt J
  7. Rock-n-Roll Suicide – David Bowie
  8. Mississippi Goddam (Live at Carnegie Hall 1964) – Nina Simone
  9. Criminal – Fiona Apple
  10. Michigan – The Milk Cart Kids
  11. Oh! You Pretty Things – David Bowie
  12. Operator – Jim Croce
  13. Cocoa Hooves – Glass Animals
  14. The First Taste – Fiona Apple
  15. Under The Table – Fiona Apple
  16. Cornflake Girl – Tori Amos
  17. It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube
  18. Cannonball – The Breeders
  19. Broadripple is Burning – Margot and The Nuclear So & Sos
  20. Hospital Beds – The Cold War Kids
  21. Down With The Sickness – Disturbed
  22. Its Oh So Quiet – Bjork
  23. Buddy Holly – Weezer
  24. This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  25. Die Eier Von Satan – Tool
  26. Every Day is Exactly The Same – Nine Inch Nails
  27. Manic Depression – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  28. London Calling – The Clash
  29. Space Dog – Tori Amos
  30. Here Comes The Sun – Nina Simone
  31. Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  32. Juice – Lizzo
  33. Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
  34. Closer – Nine Inch Nails
  35. God – Tori Amos
  36. The Nurse Who Loved Me – A Perfect Circle
  37. O’Sailor – Fiona Apple
  38. The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie
  39. Crucify – Tori Amos
  40. Fetch The Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple


Headphones Photo by Malte Wingen on Unsplash

You Are What You Listen To Photo by Mohammad Metri on Unsplash

Mixed Tape Photo by Namroud Gorguis on Unsplash





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