turkeyWell, now. This is going to be an awkward Thanksgiving, isn’t it? At the very least, it’s going to be a little difficult to maintain that all-important attitude of gratitude.

Our advice: Keep busy in the kitchen to avoid having to talk to anybody, have a comforting beverage close to hand, and keep our house blend of space-age folk, sweet soul music, dirtyass rock n’ roll, and goofy wordplay piped into your headphones.

You can thank us later. For now, let’s just concentrate on getting through this.

Popdose presents Your Thanksgiving Day Mixtape (1:23:11)

overture: The Traveling Pilgrim — Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
Harvest Home — Big Country
Be Thankful For What You Got (part 1) — William DeVaughn
Drunk Chicken / America — U2 (with the voice of Allen Ginsberg)
I Am a Grocery Bag — They Might Be Giants
I Thank You — ZZ Top
Rose Hip November — Vashti Bunyan
Now Be Thankful — Fairport Convention
JÁ¤rven (The Glutton) — Frifot
Home — Teddy Thompson
Thank You — Tori Amos
Harvest Time — The Clientele
The Puritan — Blur
Thanksgiving (live) Loudon Wainwright III
Feast — Not Drowning, Waving
Serve You (live) Chris Whitley
What Keeps Mankind Alive? (from The Threepenny Opera) Tom Waits
One Big Holiday — My Morning Jacket
Your Blessings — Handsomeboy Technique
Harvest Festival — XTC
Thank You Lord — Horace Andy
(interlude: The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs At Midnight)
Caught With the Meat in Your Mouth — The Dead Boys
Fight at the Table — Chris Bell
Chicken Bone — Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop OST)
Cold Turkey — The Godfathers
coda: Hunger Is From — Ken Nordine

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