Mostly Sappy Songs 
for the Recently Dispossessed 1-4
Christmas 2002

This was the very first “X-mas mix” I ever made. It contained 4 CDs with individual covers inside a paperboard box. A very funny set of mixes to revisit, not least because of the terrible job I did making the track listings.

I’m posting there here as a companion to the 5/30 Selection Committee Radio Show, when I played the first and part of the second mixes when Al Freeman had to be rescheduled to 7/11. I hope you enjoy the turn-of-the-century vibrations!

Volume 1

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Volume 2
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Volume 3
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Volume 4
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We’ll Have to Muddle Through, Somehow
Christmas 2020, part 2

A melancholy little selection, for a melancholy season.

Everything happens to me...

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Christmas Eve, Babe, in the Drunk Tank
Christmas 2020, part 1

A turn for the weirder. Ain’t nobody gonna tell me T. Rex don’t belong on an Xmas list.

I drink banana daiquiris till I’m blind...

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zoom meeting
Summer 2020

My summer meditation on a theme of remote communication, which I thought I’d drag out again--especially as we gird our loins for another shut-down in Mid-November. Enjoy...

Time to fist a turkey!

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Fall 2008

A mix from another time entirely, when we were also looking towards an election to tell us about what it means to be an American. (Not all songs appear on the Spotify version, alas.)

Full of a grimy hopefulness!

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Wake Idée Fixe
September 2020

At the end of September 2020, the US surpassed 200,000 deaths from the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg finally succombed to cancer, and my grandfather, Patrick Wendell Heiges, also died from complications of lung disease.

Feeling completely unequipped to mourn any of these things, I made this relentless mixtape of variations on the theme of  “Tonight You Belong to Me,” a song written the same year my grandfather was born and made popular by the disturbing sister act Patience & Prudence in 1956.

This mixtape will not make you feel better.


Corona Springtime
2020 April

A nice mix for shut-ins. Goes well with washing dishes and making bread. Cats like listening to these songs while lying in the sun. It is also good for taking walks on rainy days.

For staying safe and staying home. 


Enter the Nothing: Marches, Dirges, and Drones
Happy New Year 2020

Are you pounding nails? Are you painting fences? If you’re waxing on and waxing off, this is good music for you.

Looking forward to all of the good things that 2020 will bring.

(Made in the before times.)


Basic Texas Stargazing
May 2019

Car music: equal parts country, classic, and cheese for driving around Big Bend National Park with a few beloved friends. May the sweet Lord baby Jesus bless road trips and company.