A Mixtape by Justin Heazlewood



Friend of the Brow and notorious musician Justin Heazlewood – aka The Bedroom Philosopher – has a new book out. It’s called Funemployed, and it’s about life as an artist in Australia. (We’ll be posting a piece about the book up here tomorrow!)

To celebrate the book’s release, we asked Justin to make us a mixtape. It’s below. Here’s what he had to say about it:

This is a mix of songs about being an artist, in the spirit of my new book Funemployed. It’s a blend of gloriously single-minded spoken word pieces and omnipotent, soul inflating mindscapes. There are not many examples of women doing comedic spoken word, now I think about it. I have also included a track from my new Funemployed EP which samples interview quotes from Jen Cloher (music), Jon Pace (film), Tim Spencer (theatre) and Steph Brotchie (comedy) conducted for my book. I am self-promoting.

Track listing:

  1. The Intro and the Outro - The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
  2. Sensitive Artist - King Missile
  3. Free Man In Paris - Joni Mitchell
  4. Formed a Band - Art Brut
  5. Wake Up Dog - Claire Hollingsworth & Wafa
  6. Feather In Your Cap - Beck
  7. Peacock Tail - Boards Of Canada
  8. In Limbo - Radiohead
  9. Down River - Wilcannia Mob
  10. Losing My Edge - LCD Soundsystem
  11. Money For Lugging - New Waver
  12. The Distance - Cake
  13. I Don’t Know What I’m Doing With My Life (Funemployed version) - Justin Heazlewood
  14. Don’t Let The Record Company Take You Out For Lunch - Jeffrey Lewis
  15. Henry Fucking Wagons - The DC3 (Bonus Track)


Justin will be launching Funemployed in Melbourne with ’Art Day’, at which lots of stuff will happen, including a full reading of the book.



Also, check out the brand new video to Track 14, ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Doing With My Life’: