We Made You a Mix Tape

Who wants a playlist? Ten great songs picked by ten great people you’d want to be friends with if you knew them IRL.

When folks join Pipe Wrench as barter members, we ask them if they’d mind sharing their favorite song — because we want to learn more about our members, yes, but mostly because we want to discover new music. There’s no better way to do that than by asking people whose opinions you trust what they can’t stop listening to, and there are no people whose opinions we trust more than Pipe Wrench members. We’re been compiling those tracks into playlists, and we’ll share a new one with you each month. Discovery for all!

Y’all are an eclectic bunch; we’ve got all genres, all decades, big smash hits, and little-known gems.

If you’d prefer to build your playlist elsewhere, here’s the track list:

  1. “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong (from What a Wonderful World, 1968)
  2. “No Rain,” Blind Melon (from Blind Melon, 1992)
  3. “La Mitad de Nuestras Vidas,” La Buena Vida (from La Mitad de Nuestras Vidas, 2002)
  4. “Silver Springs,” Fleetwood Mac (from Rumours, 1977)
  5. “Night Windows, “The Weakerthans (from Reunion Tour, 2007)
  6. “All Along the Watchtower,” Jimi Hendrix (from Electric Ladyland, 1968)
  7. “Villains of Circumstance,” Queens of the Stone Age (from Villains, 2017)
  8. “Shake It Off, “Taylor Swift (from 1989, 2014)
  9. “If Only I Could Fly,” Blaze Foley (from Sittin’ By the Road, 2010)
  10. “Atlantic City,” Ed Harcourt (from Elephant’s Graveyard, 2005)

(And for good measure, brand consistency, and general pandering, every Pipe Wrench playlist should end with “Take On Me.”)

Pipe Wrench the magazine doesn’t just publish nonfiction writing, so why should the blog just publish text posts? It shouldn’t! Listen to some Barter James while you’re on your way home on the bus or while you’re making dinner or while you’re reading issue five this weekend, hint hint,

Listen on Spotify.

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