Ugh. I’m sick. If there’s one thing I hate with extreme prejudice, it’s getting sick. Some of my friends and family have labeled me a hypochondriac simply because I refuse to drink from the same glass/bottle/can as somebody else or share a utensil such as a fork or spoon. Occasionally I’ll open a door handle with my wrist as well, or avoid shaking someone’s hand by going for the fist bump. Pardon me for being careful. I’m not washing my hands more than a few times a day (99% of the time it’s only when I use the restroom or before a meal), and if that seems excessive, well then maybe I am scared of germs. Even a minor cold knocks me out of commission for at least a few days so I can recover. I’m not calling in sick to work or anything, but I’ll avoid going out to socialize and will sit around on the couch drinking hot tea and napping as a means of nursing back to health. The point being, this is the worst time for me to get sick. I’ve got about 10 crazy fun events planned for the next week, and if I’m sick I’ll either cancel going or will force myself to go and have a miserable time as a result. Not fun. So I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that this is a momentary illness, that my sniffles and sore throat will magically vanish with a couple days of vitamins and some good old R&R. We’ll know better on Monday. Until then, here’s a Pick Your Poison that’s sure to help what ails you. Tracks I’ll recommend today come from The Antlers (covering The xx), Elliott Brood, Paul Brill, Sunbears!, Walter Rose and Young Dreams. In the Soundcloud section there are a few interesting artifacts. You can stream tracks from Betty Wright and The Roots (with Lil Wayne), Dad Rocks! (with Charles Spearin of Broken Sosical Scene), and remixes of songs from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and Lady Gaga (done by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs).