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:
|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|
|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.
I’m just surprised you hadn’t put ‘Glamour Boys’ on any other mix tapes.
Excellent choices! Inspiring. tremendously. …nuts! (but no squirrel nut zippers?)
Tim, it was a mix tape that I remembered… I don’t remember the REALLY old ones. Someone lost my SNZ cd’s, which makes me sad. They would have been a perfect choice for this!
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