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.

3 thoughts on “Happy Schmidt

  1. 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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