Took a quick trip north to see some family, so I threw together the obligatory Car Rental Soundtrack. It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten to rent a car, so it was fun to put together.
You know what I found out? Even my attempts to be unpredictable are a little, well, predictable. Here’s the lineup and notes:
- City On Our Knees, tobyMac. I heard the chorus the other day and thought it sounded nice. Then the verses came … and, well, I still like the chorus.
- Impossible, Anberlin. I have no reason why I put this on the CD other than the fact that I don’t remember hearing it before (even though iTunes tells me the last time it played was June 13).
- Wrong, Archers Of Loaf. I picked this song because I got tired of putting “Web in Front” on all the others.
- You Ain’t Alone, Alabama Shakes. The band of the uber-moment. I did a free mp3 post on them, and then heard them on Sound Opinions. I think they may sound better live than on disc.
- I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas. You know, for kids.
- Burnt Biscuits, Booker T. & The MG’s. This is to cleanse the palate of the last track.
- You Can Finally Meet My Mom, Train. Sure, the title is dumb, but I think I finally figured out what this song means. Now I’m trying to figure out why he didn’t say “Harvey Korman.” (those who know, know).
- Mercy, Counting Crows. This is from Counting Crows’ cover album, which sounds a lot cooler than it really is.
- Where I Want To Be, The Dangerous Summer. Don’t know where I picked this one up, but included it because, well, I don’t know where I picked this one up …
- Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1, The Flaming Lips. The best part is hearing my special lady friend say, “What the heck are we listening to?” Plus, it’s got a beat you can dance to.
- Tongue Tied, Grouplove. This song makes me smile.
- Been Caught Stealing, Jane’s Addiction. Honestly, when’s the last time you heard this song?
- Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey. Honestly, the exact opposite of the last track.
- I Am Free, Newsboys. A curveball.
- Dirty Paws, Of Monsters And Men. I want to like this band, really, I do … but find it hard to venture past the first track.
- My Body, Young The Giant. Tap your feet. You know you want to.
- Why Don’t You Find Out for Yourself, Morrissey. The patron saint. “The Sanest Days are Mad” is going to be the title of my memoirs.
- Temptation (New Order Cover), Jukebox the Ghost. Love the original. Love the cover. Love it with all my green eyes and my blue eyes and my grey eyes …
- Harder Than You Think, Public Enemy. I think I actually heard this on an ESPN advertisement. Discovering music is the new reason I watch television.
There you have it. Reactions? Improvements? Suggestions?
And … if anyone rents an Enterprise car from the Lexington airport, this is for you. Hope you enjoy it.