Friday, November 10, 2006

Road Trip Stories: The musical selections

It's been sitting here, along with about 4 other movie reviews, so I figure I'll break up the monotony of my reviews (The Little Children review was awesome, but the internet crashed and lost it all) I decided to write up the musical selections that accompanied me on my journey.

Notes to consider- I had to listen to the CD in it's entirety. I COULD repeat songs, but I could not skip them. Those are the rules. Stupid, I realize, but that's why you love me.

Because of the 6 CD changer, I decided to group my selections by a vaguley common thread. Those are the headers atop. I have some comments about certain CDs (see deez nuts!) that will appear. Enjoy.

First Leg- The Classic Starters:

Radiohead - Kid A
Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Underworld - Dark and Long (EP) (So happy I found this import, it's worth a lot of cash)
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Ocean's 11 - Soundtrack

Morning Becomes Eclectic (Started the 2nd day with these)

Traffic - Soundtrack/Score
Funky Porcini - The Ultimately Empty Million Pounds
Nacho Mixx (Compilation mix from my friend Lizz)
Air - Talkie Walkie
Chill Out In The City (compilation of dance and house, purchased during my "Rave" days)
Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase

Vaguely (Mostly) Rockin

Dave Matthews Band - Under the Table and Dreaming (Don't judge me)
The Soundtrack of our Lives - Behind The Music
Genius - Liquid Swords (Badass, and not really rock, but who cares?)
Coldplay - XY (see DMB comment)
Beck - Odelay
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Next Leg (no real reasoning)

Green Mile - score
New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Broadcast - Ha Ha Sound
Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise (Ok, it needs to be noted that I placed this in the player when I drove through Illinois. I'm lame like that, but when else would I be able to do something like this?)
Johnny Cash - Live at San Quentin
Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
Underworld - A Hundred Days Off

Just Plain Fun!

They Might Be Giants - Flood
Pulp Fiction - Soundtrack
Out of Sight - Soundtrack
David Holmes - Let's Get Killed
REM - Green
Thievery Corporation - The Outernational Sound

Rollin Into Town (Soundtrack Crazy)

Ethiopiques - vol 13
Wicker Park - Soundtrack
Massive Attack - Unleashed soundtrack
Little Miss Sunshine - Soundtrack
Underworld - Pearl's Girl
The Last Kiss - Soundtrack (BRRRRAAAAFFFF!!!!)

Reunion - Jersey Drivin

Scissor Sisters - Ta Da (I Don't Feel Like Dancin' became the unofficial theme of the reunion for me and Becca)
Jersey Mix (a collection of tunes I used to play at the jukebox of my local bar, The Winchester)
Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
The Shins - Oh Inverted World/Chutes Too Narrow (I have them both on one CD)
White Stripes - Elephant
Gorillaz - Gorillaz

The Journey Back

Lost In Translation - Soundtrack
Your Head A Splode - Mix from Holmes
Dust Brothers - Fight Club Soundtrack
Chill #1 (Mix of ambient electronica I made)
Chill #2 (See Chill #1)
Lizz Mix #2 - Kind of self explanatory


Beck - The Information (Last track was screwing up, though)
The Sounds of Low Cool (Mix CD I made for the Low Cool premiere party)
Go Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Spacemonkeys - Spacemonkeys vs. Gorillaz
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Get Shorty - Soundtrack

Rockin Like It's 1995 (ish)

Nirvana - From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
Live - Throwing Copper
Alice In Chains - Nothing Safe: Best of the Box
Foo Fighters - There is Nothing Left to Lose
Soundgarden - Superunknown (Quite possibly favorite album of all time)

There's a Reason Behind These

Wolf Parade - Apologies to Queen Mary
We Are Scientists - With Love and Squalor
New Maximum Donkey - Spirit of the Donks
Under The Influence of Giants - Under The Influence of Giants
Jack Johnson - Curious George (Time to get curious!)
Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers

Sexy Chanteuse Siren Songs (whose last names all begin with M as a weird coincidence)

Alanis Morrisette - Jagged Little Pill
Nellie McKay - Come With Me (Discs 1 & 2)
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Sarah McLoughlin - Surface (see DMB and Coldplay comments)
Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm

HOMESTRETCH (Began in the wee hours of the morning to keep me awake on)

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 3
Old 97s - Alive and Wired (2 cds)
Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West
Underworld - Dark and Long (again)
Radiohead - Amnesiac

However, due to the fact that I was pretty crazy at the very end, I decided to repeat track 2 of Dark and Long, entitled Thing in a Book, for the remainder of the trip. The song is 20 minutes long, and it repeated 6 times by the time I finally made it home. I was definitely a little loopy by the end.

There you have it. Klosterman I am not, but I'm ok with that.

More reviews coming soon, including The Prestige, The Departed and Running With Scissors. And Stranger Than Fiction, if we make it in time today.


-Brady said...

We all know that you listened to Todd Rundgren, so you might as well just confess it now-
-Hold Fast

Formerly, The Dude Spoke said...

I didn't. I was cursing myself for not bringing the Rundgren. (Or the 5 disc Django Reinhardt collection, which would have been clutch).

However, on the Low Cool compilation, there was The Viking Song from Todd. And there was another album that had "Can We Still Be Friends".

Ok, you got me. I just listened to Rundgren the whole trip.

Up your irons,