Happy Schmidt

Taking a break this afternoon, I decided to create a happy mix CD (for no good reason, titled Happy Schmidt). I gave myself a couple rules:

  • I couldn’t use any songs that I’ve put on another mix cd (that I could remember)
  • no techno (electronica, trip hop, etc)
  • avoid stuff I listen to all the time.

Here’s what I came up with:

Title Artist Album
In The Days Of The Caveman Crash Test Dummies God Shuffled His Feet
Ain’t Goin’ to Goa A3 Exile On Coldharbor Lane
Count ‘em Up Queek 2NU Ponderous
Underground Ben Folds Ben Folds Five
Short Skirt/Long Jacket Cake Comfort Eagle
Rudie Can’t Fail The Clash London Calling
Brick House Commodores Millennium Funk Party
Tripping Billies Dave Matthews Band Crash
You Better Be Doubtful The Housemartins The The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death
updated Rotten World Blues Eels rotten world blues EP
Glamour Boys Living Colour Pride
Penguins Lyle Lovett I Love Everybody
Birds Of A Feather Phish Story Of The Ghost
Boll Weevil The Presidents of the United States of America The Presidents Of The United States Of America
Shiny Happy People R.E.M. Out Of Time
Stay Up Late Talking Heads Sand In The Vaseline (Disc 2)
What Is Hip? Tower Of Power Millennium Funk Party
Jack-Ass Beck Odelay
Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads Sand In The Vaseline (Disc 1)
updated That’s Not Really Funny Eels Souljacker

updated I was listening to the CD in the car and realized that I Wanna Be A Witch, while really happy and bouncy, contains some profanity. This wouldn’t normally bother me, but the CD had to be Max-friendly too, so I’m making a new copy. I dropped that song, and added Rotten World Blues and That’s Not Really Funny, both by Eels. Good, jangly, rocky stuff.