tsurufoto presents… you so pretty next to me mixtape

Scan “Self-Portrait with Sheila” by me

Howdy kiddos! How the fuck are ya? Me? Well just dandy dandy, thank you for asking…  As many of you know, I’ve been a busy boy over at tsurufoto, takin’ lots of pictures, starting a nudie blog, and, of course, running the #1 nudiezine in the world!  I’ve taken quite a hiatus from “new music” for a few months and I got to tell ya, it was fantastic. But, after getting a new mp3 player it was time to see what was going on out there in music land and oh my how depressing is it?  Of the top 100 artists being blogged about about a week or so ago, I knew maybe 3? Though that lifted my spirits, when I set out exploring all these news bits of data uploaded to the 4 trillion music blogs I was overcome with blahness. Like dear-jeebus-what-is-this-craparoni blahness.

But it ain’t all spaghetti with no sauce out there, there’s a few gems to be found, not that it has anything to do with this mixtape…  Nope.  Today’s mixtape started when I finally came across Phosphorescent.  Where were they may whole life? Fuck.  Specifically A Hundred Times Or More. NOM NOM NOM.  Anyways, found them, loved them, “Pretty” owned my heart and soul for about 2 weeks and lo & behold a mixtape was born.

But there’s more!  You see, I’m one lucky mother-fucker. I’ve got the best job in the world being a photographer & zinester, part of the reason is because I get to do what I love and have a fucking blast doing it, but the other part is the absolutely amazing friends I have made doing it!  Sheila, Cherry, Button, Cherie, Angela, Isabella, and on and on and on, so many of the zine’s nudiecranes I’m so happy to call my friends now.  Whether it’s going out for a burlesque show and some drinks or simply hanging at Chez Tsuru with arts & crafts time, we love these beautiful women!

“Button being Button”

So, with that and with this I’m dedicating this mixtape to all the nudiecranes out there!  From our closest friends to those where we may have only spent an hour together and I never heard from you again.  All of you are amazing & beautiful in your own way and it’s your uniqueness that each of you so perfect (and absolutely stunning)!  We love you guys!

Okay, enough mushy-pants, let’s get on with the music shall we as tsurufoto presents…

you so pretty next to me mixtape!

PLAY Side A featuring Wilco, Battles, Islands, Radiohead, Justice, Shins, & more

PLAY Side B featuring My Morning Jacket, Sharon Jones, Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s, Silver Jews, White Stripes, Phosphorescent, & more!!!


01 Wilco – Can’t Stand It
02 Battles – Ice Cream (Feat. Matias Aguayo)
03 Violent Femmes – Blister 2000
04 Islands – This Is Not A Song
05 Morphine – I’m Free Now
06 Radiohead – Lotus Flower
07 Justice – On’n’On
08 Field Music – A New Town
09 The Shins – Simple Song
10 Tennis – Origins


11 My Morning Jacket – I’m Amazed
12 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Without A Trace
13 Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s – Fingertips
14 The Black Swans – I.D.W.2F.
15 Camper Van Beethoven – All Her Favorite Fruit
16 Silver Jews – Smith And Jones Forever
17 The Rural Alberta Advantage – Tornado ’87
18 The White Stripes – Hotel Yorba
19 Grant Lee Buffalo – Mockingbirds
20 Phosphorescent / Leonard Cohen – Pretty, I’m Your Man

(full zip of the mp3s)



4 comments for “tsurufoto presents… you so pretty next to me mixtape

  1. nju
    February 4, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    nice mix. especially on can’t stand it and fingertips. grabbing the Sharon Jones track now, thanks!

  2. Marina
    February 4, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Love Lotus Flower, The King of Limbs was so sick. Recently getting really into Civil Twilight too, love their track “Doorway”


  3. Oded
    February 7, 2012 at 7:28 AM


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