37 Songs for a Sleepless Night

I’ve spent countless nights writing about and photographing my life, diving into the odd hours of early morning looking for myself. The one constant over the years has been a barrage of music, a gentle and drifting mix, ambient but present in my life that follows me into those hours. My phone and my iPod both have an insomnia mix, not to mention the various CDs floating around my house with the same name scrawled across in sharpie. This past Friday, sleep escaped me until well after 4:00 AM. I spent some time looking through the songs that make up the current playlist on my phone and decided to share the music that fuels my late nights. So here they are in no particular order: 37 Songs for a Sleepless Night.

1. Souvenir – Morphine

2. Changeling / Transmission 1 – DJ Shadow

3. Black Milk – Massive Attack

4. Lewis Hollow – Jeremy Enigk

5. Is it Wicked Not to Care? – Belle & Sebastian

6. How Low – Jose Gonzalez

7. Anticipation – DJ Krush Featuring DJ Hide

8. Tres Cosas – Juana Molina

9. The False Husband – Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan

10. Kiwi Maddog 20/20 – Elliott Smith

11. Instrumental – Arcade Fire

12. Horn – Nick Drake

13. I’m So Tired – Fugazi

14. Hey – Jurassic  5

15. Lazy Moon – Groove Armada

16. … - The Mumlers

17. Satchidananda – Bombay the Hard Way

18. Jaykub (featuring Jason Lytle) – Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

19. Blue Glass Fall – David Poe

20. Tragicomic  (instrumental) – DJ Krush

21. Music Music – Eyedea & Abilities

22. Falling From Grace – The Gentle Waves

23. A.M. 180 – Grandaddy

24. Metaphysical (Featuring Miho Hatori & Mike D) – Handsome Boy Modeling School

25. Red Horse – Jack Rose

26. Are You Awake? – Kevin Shields

27. Bug Rain – Looper

28. Sunspot – Moby

29. Loomer – My Bloody Valentine

30. Mysterons – Portishead

31. Natural Anthem – The Postal Service

32. Nightswimming – R.E.M.

33. Red Rabbits – The Shins

34. Sleep Tonight (Junior Boys Mix) – Stars

35. Just Another Sucker on the Vine – Tom Waits

36. Moby Octopad – Yo La Tengo

37. In the Waiting Line – Zero 7