A playlist to banish bad moods, boredom and much else besides

Sometimes things break, and that’s sad, but the act of fixing them can be its own kind of therapy, and build character in the process. This collection cycles through the stages, from despair to repair. Click on individual songs, or listen to the entire playlist on Spotify and Playlists.net.



Destroy Everything You Touch

belle and sebastian

Fuck This Shit

Ornette Coleman

Humpty Dumpty

The Beatles

Fixing a Hole

Susan Cadogan

Hurt So Good

Patsy Cline

I Fall to Pieces

John Fahey

Desperate Man Blues

Sleater Kinney

Call the Doctor

Eric B. & Rakim

Don’t Sweat the Technique

Leonard Cohen


Sonny Sharrock

Broken Toys

Donny Hathaway

Trying’ Times

Nina Simone

Merry Mending

Thelonious Monk

Ugly Beauty (Take 4)

John Coltrane



Breakup Songs

The Cure

Boys Don’t Cry

Elvis Presley

Patch It Up

Michael Nyman

All Imperfect Things

Curtis Mayfield

Keep On Keeping On

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