Monday, December 15, 2008

November Playlist

Belated - sorry, I got very distracted by the end of school! I'm short of 15, as well.

1. Jimmy Eat World "The Middle"
Jimmy Eat World - Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
I am in love with this song. If this song were a guy, I would make out with it. Especially in the car.

2. Pink "So What"
P!nk - So What - Single - So What
The guilty pleasure of the month. I also love that other song that's just like this song. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, tell me.

3. The Flobots "Handlebars"
Flobots - Fight With Tools - Handlebars
This is really a song of Summer 2008, leading into the DNC in Denver and Obama in November. But I wasn't doing playlists then, so I'm featuring it now. Great lyrics:

Look at me
Look at me
Just called to say that it's good to be
In such a small world
All curled up with a book to read
I can make money open up a thrift store
I can make a living off a magazine
I can design an engine sixty four
Miles to a gallon of gasoline
I can make new antibiotics
I can make computers survive aquatic conditions
I know how to run a business
And I can make you wanna buy a product
Movers shakers and producers
Me and my friends understand the future

4. The Rolling Stones "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971 - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Always great. Always true. Always makes me see an overhead establishing shot of Princeton Plainsboro Hospital, but that's just because I have a deep and abiding affection for Hugh Laurie.

5. The Traveling Wilburys "Handle With Care"
The Traveling Wilburys - The Traveling Wilburys Collection - Handle With Care
97.3 KBCO keeps playing this, and I like it. Old, I know. I like old stuff. More than most new stuff. If it's still on the radio after all this time, it's got some value, right?

6. Jack Hylton and His Orchestra "Happy Feet (High Heels Remix)"
No iTunes link, sad. Got it off Something for Everybody
Thank you Baz Luhrmann. Although I hear Australia sucks. Anyone have a personal take on that?

7. The Who "Baba O'Riley"
The Who - Who's Next - Baba O'Riley
Aka, the best version of "Teenage Wasteland" EVER.

8. Jason Mraz "I'm Yours"
Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - I'm Yours
I first heard this song getting off the plane in DIA when I flew home from Ecuador. Cheesy? Yes. Overplayed? Yes. The fact that I still like it, therefore, makes me think it has staying power. Also very fun to sing.

9. Alison Krauss "Down to the River to Pray"
Alison Krauss - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) - Down to the River to Pray
I don't know where I heard this in November, because I definitely didn't watch O Brother, Where Art Thou.

10. Lenka "The Show"
Lenka - Lenka - The Show
Probably my favorite song of the month. Listen to it, love it.

11. Feist "1234"
Feist - The Reminder - 1234
Actually originally a song of two summers ago, but it's just so nice next to "The Show".

12. Matt Nathanson "Come On Get Higher"
Matt Nathanson - Some Mad Hope - Come On Get Higher
This is a hot song. I want to know who he's singing about.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ah, Research

Google Scholar
, combined with my ability to log into every journal know to man, is saving my ass. Thank you once again, Google. Also, I've been accepted to CU Denver's MPA program! Found out yesterday, on my birthday. Fun fun. Ok, back to work. Probably should study for my final too, hmm.

Thursday, December 04, 2008