Not that you people asked for it, but I made an executive decision that I, starting today, will share with you, my loyal minions, a playlist of music that you should already be listening to on each Friday. The genres will clash, tempos will vary wildly, but I don’t give a good goddamn. That’s how Friday works! I have at my disposal a vast array of music (more bad than good) and I will take the burden upon myself to pick out a variety of tracks that I feel will better enlighten your weekend and give you hope and promise throughout the week to come (vom).
OK, let’s get to it. Oh, before you start asking, no, I will not be providing MP3s of the music I put in my playlist unless the artist specifically asks me to. And, since I’m lesser than a relative nobody when it comes to these things, I seriously doubt any artists will be contacting me to say it’s alright to share their work. Another thing, I’d like to make the playlist such that it fits on a single audio CD, but I’m flyin’ by the seat of my pants today, so that bet is off. I’ll try and approximate it, but don’t get your hopes up.
As with everything else I do, there is probably no rhyme nor reason to the order I put things in, I just list these things out as they fall out of my nose.
1. The Avett Brothers – Kick Drum Heart
2. The Apples in Stereo – Skyway
3. The Briefs – Knife
4. Guttermouth – Perfect World
5. Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today
6. The Dead Milkmen – Brat in the Frat
7. Sugar – A Good Idea
8. Placebo – Nancy Boy
9. One Man Army – SOS
10. Murder City Devils – Boom Swagger Boom
11. Modern Lovers – Roadrunner
12. The Replacements – I Will Dare
13. Magazine – A Song From Under the Floorboards
14. Flipper – Ha Ha Ha
15. Ben Sollee – Panning for Gold
I thought about writing a blurb about each track, but that seems like more work than I’m willing to put in at this point. Listen to the music, it should pretty much explain itself. Wasn’t that profound?