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It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style. They affect us just as vulgarity affects us. They give us an impression of sheer brute force, and we revolt against that. Sometimes, however, a tragedy that possesses artistic elements of beauty crosses our lives. If these elements of beauty are real, the whole thing simply appeals to our sense of dramatic effect. Suddenly we find that we are no longer the actors, but the spectators of the play. Or rather we are both. We watch ourselves, and the mere wonder of the spectacle enthralls us.

-Lord Henry Wotton

This playlist is dedicated to Janice Stalcup and Lee Jennings. From my insomnia to all of you.

Stressed Out - A Tribe Called Quest - ?
Sleep Waltz - Acme Rocket Quartet - Lather Records
Night Sight - Air - Virgin/Astralwerks/Source
Secrets - Alice Smith - BBE
Moonlight Sonata - Alicia Keys - BMG Japan
UR (Yam Who Mix) - Alison Crockett - Yam Who
Avril 14th - Aphex Twin - Warp Records
Clair de Lune (Claude Debussy) - The APM Orchestra - Chop Shop/Atlantic
Historia De Amor - Astrud Gilberto - Cti
Life on Mars - The Bad Plus - Heads Up
Dry Your Eyes (ft. Neil Diamond) - The Band - Warner Brothers
The Funeral - Band of Horses - Sub Pop
I'm Only Sleeping - The Beatles - Parlophone
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan - Sony
Cursed Sleep - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Drag City Records
Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club - World Circuit/Nonesuch
When You Sleep - Cake - Capricorn
Sleep In Splendor - Calla - Beggars Banquet
When I Sleep - The Changes - Drama Club Records
Spain - Chick Corea - Polydor
The Roller Skating In San Francisco Machine - Christopher Willits - 12k
Adriadne Sleeping - The Clientele - Acuarela
Restless - Clifford Gilberto - Ninja Tune
Trouble Sleeping - Corinne Bailey Rae - Capitol Records
Give It Up (Reset) - Crazy Penis - Paper
Sleep All Summer - Crooked Fingers - Merge
Purple (A Tribe Called Quest Edit) - Crustation - Jive
Lullaby - The Cure - Fiction Records
All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper - Epic Records
Sleep Don't Weep - Damien Rice - Warner Brothers Records
#41 - Dave Matthews Band - RCA
She Only Sleeps - David Byrne - Nonesuch/Warner Brothers
While The World Is Sleeping - David Mead - RCA
Everything But Sleep - Denison Witmer - The Militia Group
Easy Tiger - Depeche Mode - WEA / Warner Brothers
April In Paris (w. Louis Armstrong) - Ella Fitzgerald - Verve
Mine - Everything But The Girl - Atlantic / Wea
Mirrorball - Everything But The Girl - Atlantic Records
I'm Not The Man I Used To Be - Fine Young Cannibals - MCA
Sleeping on the Roof - The Flaming Lips - Warner Brothers
Cottons of Inertia - General Elektriks - Quannum Projects
Empire Ants (Featuring Little Dragon) - Gorillaz - Virgin Records
Celos - Gotan Project - XL/Beggars
'Round Midnight - Herbie Hancock - Columbia / Legacy
I Need Love (Morgan Geist's Love Dub) - Hot Toddy - Eskimo
Good Sleep - I Am Robot and Proud - Darla Records
A Day - Inara George - Everloving Records
NYC - Interpol - Matador
Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine - Sub Pop Records
Jane Says (Kettle Whistle Live) - Jane's Addiction - Warner Brothers
He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat) - Jill Scott - Hidden Beach
The Ghost Who Walks (Live Acoustic) - Karen Elson - XL Recordings / Third Man
Sleeping Beauty - Karma - Compost Records
Going To California (Live) - Led Zeppelin - Atlantic / Wea
When It's Sleepy Time Down South - Louis Armstrong - Sony Records
Lavish (Deadbeats Remix) - Mark Rae - Grand Central Records
Halah - Mazzy Star - Capitol Records
The Wood Will Be A Wake Tonight - McCarthy Trenching - Team Love
Caught Up - Metro Area - Environ Recordings
Corcovado - Miles Davis & Gil Evans - Sony Records
Bye Bye Blackbird - Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Sony Records
Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton - Thrive
Sleepwalking - Modest Mouse - Up.
Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep - Mogwai - Matador Records
Umi Says - Mos Def - Rawkus Records
Do You Fear Sleep? - The Moscow Coup Attempt
Time To Go To Sleep - New Buffalo - Arts & Crafts
Les Nuits [Album Version] - Nightmares on Wax - Warp Records
I Melt with You - Nouvelle Vague feat. Silja - PIAS Recordings
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - The Postal Service - Sub Pop
The Mind's Eye - Remy Shand - Motown
Never Think - Rob Pattinson - Chop Shop/Atlantic
By Your Side (Neptunes remix) - Sade - Sony Records
Take It Back - She & Him - Merge Records
I Go To Sleep - Sia - Monkey Puzzle Records
Mayonaise - Smashing Pumpkins - Virgin
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths - Rough Trade
Sleep On Needles - Sondre Lerche - Astralwerks
The Vanishing - Stars - Arts & Crafts
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots - Atlantic
Sleeper Car - Thievery Corporation - Eighteenth Street Lounge
The Eraser - Thom Yorke - XL
Hearing Damage - Thom Yorke - Chop Shop/Atlantic
Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins - Arista Records
Roman Nights - Tom Harrell - Highnote Records
Suzuki - Tosca - G-stone Recordings
Sleep Talking In A Pale Blue Sky - Tsui - Unsigned
With Or Without You - U2 - Island
Sola Sistim - Underworld - V2 Records
Don't Look Back - Van Morrison - Polydor / Umgd
I Can't Sleep - Willy Mason - Astralwerks
Comtine D'un Autre Ete: L'apres Midi - Yann Tiersen - Virgin Records
Only You - Yazoo - Mute