XQSS, Vol. 2: 9/30/2010 @ 09:02-10:22 CST

XQSS is a new, weekly LAB series inspired by the simultaneous predictability and complete randomness associated with Asian mega-city life. XQSS can be pronounced ‘excuses’, as it is more or less just a way to post more jamz. The actual, however, is a colloquial acronym for XingQiSi Shuffle, or Thursday Shuffle. The idea is every Thursday I post the last 80 minutes of music that has come up on shuffle; no skipping, no edits, all embarrassment. Mixed by providence, posted by a clocks pip. Get down, karman.

Here’s how to spend your Thursday morning, volume 2, like mine. It’s a strange one.

1. Parts & Labor – Wedding In A Wasteland

2. The Lawrence Arms – The Corpses Of Our Motivations
3. John Murphy – Kiss Of Death
4. The Mooney Suzuki – Inspirational
5. A Petal Fallen – Archaic
6. The Minus Tide – Cannibals Ole!
7. Sonya Renee – Thick (Excerpt)
8. Boyz & Girl – Be My Friend
9. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band – One
10. The Can Am Connection – Promissory Note
11. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mama
12. Encore Fou – Uomo Qualunque
13. Kylesa – Identity Defined
14. Constantines – Hotline Operator
15. Statistics – By(E) Now
16. HṚṢṬA – Whip
17. The Lawrence Arms – Them Angels Been Talkin’
18. András Farkas & Ensemble – Never Grumble At Me / I Am Afraid In The Crowd Of Gypsies / Gypsy Czardas / Fast Gypsy Czardas
19. Against Me! – Problems (Live)
20. Metallica – GAG But True
21. Crywank – You Won’t Meet A Girl Sat In Your Room Listening To Music (But Some Songs Can Still Give You Butterflies)
22. The One AM Radio – Those Distant Lights

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