Sunday, April 06, 2008

and then God created music

So tomorrow we head out on our epic European adventure, also known as the Epic Frissanic (France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany) Adventure. We’ll spend four days driving through France, stopping one day in Geneva, and then spend a week in Florence. On the way back we’ll take a four day northern route and hit Switzerland and Germany. Really been looking forward to this for a while and glad it’s finally here.

One of the things Jamie, Becca, and I have been working on are our ultimate road trip playlists. So, without further ado, below are my playlists for the trip.

Playlist 1
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Peaceful, Easy Feeling – Eagles
Copied Keys – Kathleen Edwards
Devils and Dust – Bruce Springsteen
Easy Silence – Dixie Chicks
Golden Slumbers – Ben Folds
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
Long May You Run – Neil Young
Sister Golden Hair – America (oddly, a British band)
Best of My Love – Eagles
Long Ride Home – Patty Griffin
Black Cowboys – Bruce Springsteen (it mentions Oklahoma)
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
America – Simon & Garfunkel
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters – Elton John
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
As Time Goes By – Jimmy Durante

Playlist 2
Next Year – Foo Fighters
Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks (slightly embarrassed about that one)
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty (not up for debate)
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
Mrs. Robinson – Simone & Garfunkel
Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung
A Long December – Counting Crows
Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi (yesssssss)
Take It Easy – Eagles
Running On Empty – Jackson Browne
Go Your own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Mandolin Rain – Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Reelin’ In The Years – Steely Dan
Listen to the Music – Doobie Brothers
Papa Loved Mama – Garth Brooks
How to Save a Life – The Fray
Killing Me Softly With His Song – The Fugees

Playlist 3
Keeping Me Alive – The Afters
Copied Keys – Kathleen Edwards
Strange Form of Life – Bonnie *Prince* Billy
To Die in LA – West Indian Girl
Sooner Surrender – Matt Nathanson (one of my favourite albums from last year)
Trouble – Ray LaMontagne
Easy From Now On – Miranda Lambert
Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
Streets of London – Ralph McTell
Along the Way – Ashley Parker Angel
Forget About Tomorrow – Feeder
Sprout and the Bean – Joanna Newsom
Let Go – Frou Frou
The Part Where You let Go – Hem
Just Like Heaven – Katie Melua (The Cure cover)
Dead Meat – Sean Lennon (John’s son)
With a Room Somewhere – Sixpense None the Richer (back when they were good)

Playlist 4
A Country/Bluegrass playlist that includes Miranda Lambert, Dixie Chicks, Mindy Smith, Patty Griffin, and Hem.

Playlist 5
An entire playlist of Patty Griffin stuff

Playlist 6
An entire list of Beatles and Beatles covers. The covers are as follows:
I’m Looking Through You – The Wallflowers
Across the Universe – Jim Sturgess
Golden Slumbers – Ben Folds
The Long and Winding Road – Phil Driscoll
Hard Day’s Night – Rene Marie (great jazz cover)
Two of Us – Aimee Mann & Michael Penn
Strawberry Field Forever – Joe Anderson
Eleanor Rigby – Julia Macklin
Blackbird – Sarah McLachlan
Hey Jude – Joe Anderson
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – Eddie Vedder
Norwegian Wood – Mia Doi Todd
Across the Universe – Rufus Wainright

Playlist 7
An entire playlist of Eagles stuff

Playlist 8
All 80’s stuff

Should be a great trip!

Now I can only hope that my wife’s playlist is not made up entirely of selections from Amy Grant and the Grease Soundtrack. : (

Comments on "and then God created music"


Blogger Trent said ... (1:40 PM) : 

A Lamontagne tune made one of your playlists, cool.

How about "Never Been to Spain" by 3 Dog Night?


Blogger Trent said ... (1:42 PM) : 

Or... I just thought of it... "On the Road Again" by Willie N.


Blogger Sean said ... (2:46 PM) : 

I noticed some Tom Petty (awesome by the way) I would suggest adding 'Won't back down' = the best driving song ever. You will not be disappointed. I am interested in the 80's mix, lot of potential for success or disaster on that play-list.

My question is, how play-lists do Jamie and Becca have? I imagine one 10 song list from each of them. You have to share.

Even if Jamie's has two separate versions of 'Xanadu'.


Blogger tarisayl said ... (8:42 PM) : 

Is Olivia going with you? What about her play list?


Blogger John said ... (2:35 AM) : 

An acute lack of John Gorka. Not even "Saint Caffeine" for late night driving?


Blogger Larry said ... (1:01 AM) : 

I like Lamontagne on the playlist, but if you are going to play "Killing me softly," it has to be Roberta Flack not the Fugees


Blogger Mel Wiggins said ... (12:10 PM) : 

oh lord, she's gonna whip out the madonna immaculate collection.

have a GREAT time. if you're not too poor, swing by ireland.


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