Thursday, July 10, 2008

From Right Coast to Left Coast Overnight...the Cross-Country Mix

(Photo via Graphicology)

Ah summer, the time for warm sun, hot days, long weekends, and if you can afford it this year with the price of gas, the time for driving 'cross these United States and seeing the sites. And what goes better with a full tank of gas, a cool breeze, twilight, and the open road? Why music of course.

Much like Rob Gordon says, and I'm paraphrasing here, but when one makes a mix you start out hard, then you cool it down, then you come back around, which is what I tried to do here. Of late, I've found that The Whigs and Julian Dorio's drumming make for great fast driving music, hence, why there seems to be a lot of them in here. We start out with an all-time favorite song from quintessential New Yorkers and sought to end with an all-time favorite song about California. But then I pictured driving with the sun rising ahead of me as I entered San Francisco, and I thought the gospel Sam Cooke would be the only way to bring in the dawn and the end of one's trip because frankly, what's more uplifting than that?

Cross-Country Mix
1. Coney Island Steeplechase-The Velvet Underground.mp3
2. Locked Inside a Liquor Store-Dash Rip Rock (live).mp3
3. Apartment Story-The National.mp3
4. Nowhere is My Home-The Replacements
5. Great Balls of Fire-Dash Rip Rock (live).mp3
6. (Let's Go) Smoke Some Pot-Dash Rip Rock
7. I'm Not the Only One-The Brother Kite
8. Mr E's Beautiful Blues-Eels
9. Linger-The Pinetops
10. Who Are You-Tom Waits
11. Innocent When You Dream (live)-Tom Waits
12. True Love Will Find You-Daniel Johnston.mp3
13. Take it With Me-Tom Waits.mp3
14. Let it Loose-The Rolling Stones
15. Last Beat of my Heart-Devotchka.mp3
16. Kiss the Bottle-Lucero
17. Sway-The Rolling Stones
18. The Height of the Land-The Details.mp3
19. Loving Cup-The Rolling Stones
20. Give Back the Keys to My Heart-Uncle Tupelo/Doug Sahm
21. Sun in an Empty Room-The Weakerthans
22. Game of Love-The Redwalls.mp3
23. Foundations-Kate Nash
24. Blue Boy-Orange Juice.mp3
25. Like a Vibration-The Whigs
26. Tears Don't Matter Much-Lucero
27. Rocks Off-The Rolling Stones
28. Right Hand on My Heart-The Whigs
29. I Got Ideas-The Whigs
30. Santa Monica-Everclear.mp3
31. Touch the Hem of His Garment-Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers

Download:Cross-Country Mix.zip

1 comment:

Sam's Neph said...

Great way to wrap up a coast-to-coast trip, if I must say so myself!

Erik Greene
Author, “Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story From His Family's Perspective”