Category Archives: playlist

Don’t Stop Until You Hit Water

music for driving to the beach.  happy summer!

1. July, July! – The Decemberists
2. Edward, Sandwich Hand – The Lucksmiths
3. Someone Else Can Make A Work Of Art – First Rate People
4. Good for Great – Matt & Kim
5. Let’s Go Down – Family Of The Year
6. Rio – Hey Marseilles
7. Burned By The Sun – Beulah
8. A Well Deserved Break – Morcheeba
9. Empire Ants (feat. Little Dragon) – Gorillaz
10. Anna Sun – Walk the Moon
11. A Summer Wasting – Belle & Sebastian
12. T-Shirt Weather – The Lucksmiths
13. Sound of Summer – Art Brut
14. Heat Dies Down – Kaiser Chiefs
15. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
16. edge of the ocean [duotone mix] – ivy
17. Summertime – Athenaeum
18. Turn The Sun Down – Spinderella (“Is It Fall Yet?”, Daria)
19. King of the Beach – Wavves
20. With Arms Outstretched – Rilo Kiley
21. Sons & Daughters – The Decemberists
22. Nightswimming – R.E.M.
23. One Last “Whoo-hoo!” For The Pullman – Sufjan Stevens

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From Las Vegas, Nevada, to the Amargosa Opera House, near Death Valley, California.

  1. Leaving Las Vegas – Sheryl Crow
  2. Positive Jam – The Hold Steady
  3. Go! – Letters To Cleo
  4. Tokyo, Tokyo – Arrah and the Ferns
  5. Just Around The Riverbend – Disney’s Pochohontas
  6. Just A Ride – Jem
  7. Car Song – Elastica
  8. Go Places – The New Pornographers
  9. 1000 Miles From Tennessee – The Great Unknowns
  10. Two Characters In Search Of A Country Song – The Magnetic Fields
  11. Come On Eileen – Save Ferris
  12. Hitchin’ A Ride – Green Day
  13. The Distance – Cake
  14. Don’t Rain On My Parade – Cast of Glee
  15. River Of Sand – The Greencards
  16. Night Drive – The All-American Rejects
  17. Out Here All Night – Damone
  18. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  19. I Wear My Sunglasses At Night – Corey Hart
  20. Another White Dash – Butterfly Boucher
  21. Hideous Towns – The Sundays
  22. Open Road Song – Eve 6
  23. California – Phantom Planet

“yv2”

  1. Song Away – Hockey
  2. First Person – Jenny Owens Young
  3. Into The Mystic (Van Morrison cover) – Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (Once)
  4. Librarian – My Morning Jacket
  5. I Hear The Bells – Mike Doughty
  6. Jigsaw – Mates of State
  7. Mathematics – Little Boots
  8. Better Already – Northern State
  9. That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
  10. Lonely Ghosts – O+S
  11. Fear Of Trains – The Magnetic Fields
  12. Tea For Two – Bishop Allen
  13. Born In The 80s – The Boat People
  14. California In Popular Song – The Lucksmiths
  15. Something Sassy – The Smittens
  16. Wake Up (Where The Wild Things Are trailer version) – Arcade Fire
  17. Effington – Ben Folds
  18. Angela – Jarvis Cocker
  19. Impacilla Carpisung – The Ting Tings

“yv3”

  1. Tidal Wave – Joshua Novak
  2. Brookline – Jonathan Coulton
  3. What I Have Left – Mike Bones
  4. Barbapapa – Pipas
  5. Pull Shapes – The Pipettes
  6. Coney Island – Good Old War
  7. L’Amour A La Francaise – Les Fatals Picards
  8. Mt. Washington – Emily Wells
  9. Get Better – Mates of State
  10. Buzzer – Dar Williams
  11. Girl In The War (with string quartet) – Josh Ritter
  12. The River (Bruce Springsteen cover) – Crooked Fingers
  13. Wake Up (from Where The Wild Things Are trailer) – Arcade Fire
  14. Rhode Island Is Famous For You – Erin McKeown
  15. Clouds – Cibo Matto
  16. Plus Ones – Okkervil River
  17. To Fall Is Not To Fail – Dear Nora
  18. Free Coffee – Ben Folds
  19. Fear and Convenience – Thao and the Get Down, Stay Down
  20. Cubs In Five (live) – The Mountain Goats
  21. College Town Boy – Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
  22. Periodically Double Or Triple – Yo La Tengo
  23. Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl – Broken Social Scene

For Cassie – A Labor Day Playlist

  1. Be Born – Tally Hall
  2. Jeremy Newborn Street – The Nields
  3. Waiting – Taxi Doll
  4. Labor Day (It’s A Holiday) – Black Eyed Peas
  5. What You Waiting For? (Live) – Gwen Stefani
  6. Here I Come – The Roots (Feat. Dice Raw & Malik B.)
  7. Push It – Salt N Peppa
  8. Gimme More – Britney Spears
  9. Push It – Garbage
  10. Push Push (Lady Lightning) – Bang Camaro
  11. Oh Boy! – Buddy Holly
  12. Good Morning Baby – Bic Runga
  13. I Never Thought I Could Feel This Way For A Boy – Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

BONUS – Embryonic Journey – Jefferson Airplane

Names, Famous

In alphabetical order:

  1. Gene Autry (Beulah)
  2. Ingrid Bergman (Billy Bragg & Wilco)
  3. Busby Berkeley Dreams (The Magnetic Fields)
  4. Bukowski (Modest Mouse)
  5. David Duchovny (Bree Sharp)
  6. Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz)
  7. Meet James Ensor (They Might Be Giants)
  8. Galileo (Indigo Girls)
  9. Buddy Holly (Weezer)
  10. Grace Kelly Blues (The Eels)
  11. Hey Jack Kerouac (10,000 Maniacs, MTV Unplugged)
  12. I Just Shot John Lennon (The Cranberries)
  13. Jerry Lewis (The Allstonians)
  14. Steve McQueen (Sheryl Crow)
  15. Pablo Neruda (Patty Larkin)
  16. James K. Polk (They Might Be Giants)
  17. A Century of Elvis (Belle and Sebastian)
  18. Emo Phillips (Arrah and the Ferns)
  19. Mark Rothko Song (Dar Williams)
  20. Shatner (The Wedding Present)
  21. Frank Sinatra (Cake)
  22. Brian Wilson (Barenaked Ladies)

BONUS (will not fit on CD): # I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)