Funny how I find myself missing those friends who love the CDs you burn for them because you just know they need to hear those songs. I did actually name a playlist after a friend- Wendy’s Whistle- who lives out In California now. And now I’m sharing the song titles with her per request. Love and friendship mean assuming the playlist stands in for conversation. Keep whistling, Wendy.
BOOTY SWING – Parov Stelar
I think this one is obvious.
HOME – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
GREENWICH MEAN TIME – Charlotte Gainsbourg
HOLD ON WHEN YOU GET LOVE AND LET GO WHEN YOU GIVE IT- The Stars
My favorite song right now- just the right amount of yippee.
START ME UP – The Folksmen
I confess to a secret fantasy of you driving around in California (or riding your bike) with this one blaring from the stereos. The fantasy is even better when it takes place in Los Angeles near Rodeo Drive.
IN A WORLD GONE MAD – The Beastie Boys
“Now don’t get us wrong ’cause we love America
But that’s no reason to get hysterica
They’re layin’ on the syrup thick
We ain’t waffles we ain’t havin’ it”
Brings back memories of the good old “war on terror” fever in DC.
WONDERLUST KING – Gogol Bordello
An anthem. Just that. An anthem.
SMOKE IT – The Dandy Warhols
Because I had to include a Dandy song, but I couldn’t remember which other ones I’d given you…
PASSIN ME BY’ – The Pharcyde
Fact: Old school can be good school.
STILL – Moonlight Breakfast
Because you would appreciate the latest pop act out of Romania. That’s a compliment.
DON’T WASTE MY TIME – Heart Attack Alley
Riot grrrls are gone, but independent women still rule.
THE LIGHT – Jsan and the Analogue Sons
Sunshine and good conversations with gas station attendants.
LONGANISSE – The Liminanas
Cheeky girls and clever instrumentation.
CHINATOWN – Destroyer
The right sort of daydreams to get from here to there.
GREEN RIVER – M. Ward
Barefoot girls dancin’ in the moonlight…
LOVECRIMES – The Afghan Whigs
Greg covers Frank Ocean and says with an eye to Angela Lansbury.
CHEZ KEITH ET ANITA – Carla Bruni
Carla Bruni is a jack-of-all-trades and a smart species of dame.
LADY ON THE WATER – Blitzen Trapper
Everyone needs a cheesy love song by a recovering hipster.
SUPERNATURAL – The Cowboy Junkies
Margo Timmins’ voice will never be genetically matched. I couldn’t help closing down shop with her amazingness.