Apr 16, 2006

"Please Baby, Please Baby, SET ME FREE"

Or, A Dissertation Soundtrack

I love songs about horses, railroads, land, judgment day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak, and love. And Mother. And God. “Rusty Cage” must fit in some of these categories.
- Johnny Cash

Come On! Feel The Illinoise! - Sufjan Stevens
Cocaine vs. pot and beer - Rats with wings?
All Stripped Down - Tom Waits
Lose Yourself (Soundtrack Version) - Eminem
Take The Power Back - Rage Against The Machine
Ready To Run - Dixie Chicks
Digging A Hole - Eleni Mandell
Make It Rain - Tom Waits
Closer To Fine - Indigo Girls
Giving Up the Fight - Eleni Mandell
When It Don't Come Easy - Patty Griffin
I've Been Tired - Pixies
I Wanna Live - The Grabs
Distance Equals Rate Times Time - Pixies
Good Fortune - PJ Harvey
Windfall - Son Volt
Rusty Cage - Johnny Cash
Long Snake Moan - PJ Harvey
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Jaws of Life - Wintersleep
Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
Hurt - Johnny Cash
No One Knows I'm Gone - Tom Waits
The Weeping Song - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Misery Is The River Of The World - Tom Waits
The Payback - James Brown
Llorando (Crying) - Rebekah Del Rio
I'll Fly Away - Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch
Hold On - Tom Waits
Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
Danke Schoen - The Wading Girl
Let's Not Shit Ourselves (To Love and To Be Loved) - Bright Eyes
No Sleep Tonight - The Faders
Evolve - Ani DiFranco
Hey Fuck You - The Beastie Boys
Hell Yes - Beck
HMRA Sinners - Black Octopus Lipstick Project
Haiti - The Arcade Fire
a bit of arson never hurt anyone - Matson Jones
I'm No Heroine - Ani DiFranco
The Devil Had A Hold Of Me - Gillian Welch
If You Fall - Azure Ray
From A Balance Beam - Bright Eyes
Truth No. 2 - Dixie Chicks
Stolen Car - Patty Griffin
Nightmare Song - Eleni Mandell
Wonderful - Everclear
32 Flavors - Ani DiFranco
Better Version of Me - Fiona Apple
Bye Bye Blues - Esquivel

::retreats back into her hidey-hole::


Blogger Ashley said...

Heh--the rage! And then the tears! No, the rage! Aaaand, back to the tears. Dissertation in a nutshell, man.

(I am totally grooving on the Sufjan Stevens Michigan album, by the way. I hope he makes one about all the states.)

Blogger janna said...

Hey, you've popped your head out of your hole! Good to see you're surviving!

Blogger Chris said...

Great Johnny quote that I hadn't heard before! His versions of Rusty Cage, Hurt, One, and Personal Jesus are amazing, aren't they?!

Sometime when you rejoin the world, we'll have to swap mix cds. :)

Blogger DancingFish said...

Yea for blogging!!! n Sounds like a fantastic mix.

Ashley- he is planning on making one about all the states...I heard a rumor New York may be next....

Blogger Jaichan said...

You need 'Road to Nowhere' by Talking Heads, 'Skills to Pay the Bills' Beastie Boys and 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' the Johnny Cash version.
Johnny Cash can make it allllll better.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the grad student roller coaster of elation and despair...I know it well.

Anonymous Greg said...

I agree with ashley, you should totally check out Sufjan's Michigan album.


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