Playlist: I’m the Sh*t Pt. II

You already know you’re the shit. Like Gabby says, there are days when you “wake up on time, get your workout on, meet the most perfect person, say the most perfect things, problem solve all of the problems, make that money, land your art installation in a gallery, fund your web series, and find twenty bucks in a pair of jeans.” And on those days, you are the shit. But you know what? There are also days when your boss blames you for something you didn’t do, someone hits your car in the parking lot, your ex won’t stop texting you, your mom is passive-aggressive about your haircut, you have your period and a UTI at the same time, and your cat throws up on something. And even when it seems like everyone and everything in your life is conspiring to convince you that you ain’t shit, that is not true. Even when everything is terrible, you are still the shit. And this is the playlist for that.

PS I’m sorry for the Eminem. I hate Eminem. At least now you can say you listened to a mix that had both Eminem and Bikini Kill, though?

sarah connor is the shit.

I’m The Shit Pt. II [on 8tracks]

6’1″ – Liz Phair
I Don’t Owe Nobody Shit – Das Racist
Om Nia Merican – Saul Williams
Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay-Z
Listen Up! – The Gossip
XR2 – M.I.A.
Make It Take It – Amanda Blank
Forgot About Dre – Dr. Dre feat. Eminem
Diva – Beyonce
Bloody Ice Cream – Bikini Kill
Hard – Rihanna feat. Jeezy
U Should Know Better – Robyn
Unstoppable – Santogold
This Year – The Mountain Goats

I’m The Shit Pt. II from Autostraddle on 8tracks.

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  1. Hahaha, “you have your period and a UTI at the same time, and your cat throws up on something”. Yes, classic. Thanks Rachel! This is perfect.

  2. I like some Eminem songs too and always feel bad for liking them but I can’t help it. So I feel you there.

  3. i love you for this and for your general awesomeness.

    also, we both included “Dirt off Your Shoulder” which means that at some point we need to rap to it together.

    it is the winner of the I’m the Shit song contest, amiright?

    • “also, we both included “Dirt off Your Shoulder” which means that at some point we need to rap to it together.”


  4. this year should be on every feel-good playlist ever. i’ve seen him play it live twice, and it’s even more amazing.

  5. Uh, where is “Bad Reputation”?????????? Joan Jett always makes me feel like the shit. But I definitely needed this.

  6. The “Mills Avenue” referred to in the song This Year is down the street from my house (and by down the street I mean a couple miles away).

    The plan: head “North up Mills Avenue” while blasting this song.

  7. I am grateful for this because I am currently so hungover that I can’t even believe it’s only Friday.
    Thank you.

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