35: a playlist

here’s a little play list i put together for today, some of the songs have meaning, others i just felt like listening to…

1. Flight Test – The Flaming Lips
2. I’m Amazed – My Morning Jacket
3. It’s A Shame About Ray – The Lemonheads
4. Constructive Summer – The Hold Steady
5. Light & Day / Reach For The Sun – The Polyphonic Spree
6. Five Get Over Excited – The Housemartins [Reminds me of the year I spent in Hull, where this band was from]
7. Waiting For The Great Leap Forward – Billy Bragg
8. Steve’s Hammer (For Pete) – Steve Earle
9. One Thing Real – Dan Bern [Story on Dan here]
10. You! Me! Dancing! – Los Campesinos!
11. Love Shack – The B-52’s [Cosmic Thing came out shortly before I turned 16 and started driving, it’s one of those tapes that I’d drive around listening to again and again]
12. Common People – Pulp
13. So What’cha Want – The Beastie Boys
14. U-Mass – The Pixies [When I was doing college radio one of my favorite combination of songs was the cold end on “So What’cha Want” and that great guitar into to “U-Mass”, I usually ran a tight board so it worked well (at least in my opinion)]
15. Waiting Room – Fugazi [Another song I associate with college radio]
16. Indian Summer – Luna [I really do enjoy music released in this decade, I guess I’m just choosing not to listen to much of it today]
17. Section 26: We Crawl – The Polyphonic Spree
18. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Petra Haden [Just because when Petra does these a capella covers they are so entertaining]
19. Tables And Chairs – Andrew Bird [“There will be snacks…”]
20. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It – R.E.M.
21. We’re Going to Be Friends – The White Stripes
22. Without A Trace – Soul Asylum [Soul Asylum was the first rock concert I attended, Vic Chesnutt opened]
23. Stratford-On-Guy – Liz Phair
24. U2 – Negativland [“I know it’s around here somewhere, but I still have found it…”]
25. Rainbow Connection – Willie Nelson
26. Von – Sigur Ros
27. King James Version – Billy Bragg [A very good song, but I especially love the first line, “He was trapped in a haircut he no longer believed in”]
28. Hoover Dam – Blue Sugar
29. Stay Positive – The Hold Steady
30. Thou Shalt Always Kill – Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip [This is a song I know I shouldn’t enjoy, but I do]
31. Thursday – Morphine
32. Another Sunny Day – Belle & Sebastian
33. All In Good Time – Pierce Pettis
34. One More Circle – Peter Mayer
35. Thank You Friends – Big Star

Rock over London. Rock on Chicago. Weaties, breakfast of champions.