Car mix CD, July 2006

This past weekend I spent reviewing what CD’s I have in the car, shuffling some music out and shuffling some new music in. As part of this, I burned another mix CD, dubbed Car Mix, July 2006. To give folks an idea of my broad musical tastes (or lack thereof), here’s the playlist for your amusement:

  1. Runaway Train (4:26), Soul Asylum (Grave Dancers Union)
  2. No Rain (3:37), Blind Melon (Blind Melon)
  3. Tones Of Home (4:26), Blind Melon (Blind Melon)
  4. My Sharona (4:56), The Knack (Reality Bites)
  5. Locked Out (3:19), Crowded House (Reality Bites)
  6. Tempted 1994 (4:07), Squeeze (Reality Bites)
  7. But Anyway (4:09), Blues Traveler (Blues Traveler)
  8. Hello, Little Girl (2:33), Robert Westenberg, Danielle Ferland (Into The Woods)
  9. A Teenager In Love (2:53), Dion & The Belmonts (Live At Madison Square Garden 1972)
  10. Runaround Sue (8:07), Dion & The Belmonts (Live At Madison Square Garden 1972)
  11. Little Diane (4:35), Dion & The Belmonts, (Live At Madison Square Garden 1972)
  12. Burn Up (4:32), Siouxsie & the Banshees (Peepshow)
  13. I See (3:50), Letters To Cleo (Aurora Gory Alice)
  14. Step Back (2:33), Letters To Cleo (Aurora Gory Alice)
  15. Accidentally Like A Martyr (3:41), Warren Zevon (Excitable Boy)
  16. The Origin Of Love (6:03), Hedwig And The Angry Inch
  17. Bitchin’ In The Kitchen (2:31), Cliff De Young & Jessica Harper (Shock Treatment)
  18. Duel Duet (2:06), Cliff Young (Shock Treatment)

These songs were specifically chosen because they evoke fairly specific memories about particular people from my past, or in some cases, specific moods or emotions that I was feeling at a certain point in time. In a way, these songs hold a special place in my heart, like a treasured photograph. I listen to these songs and they unlock whole portions of my long term memory. This is both good and bad, but I’m starting to realize it’s all good now, since it’s in the past and I can’t change it. I can only learn from it and make the present and future better.

If you’ve known me long enough and remember any of these tunes playing in my car when we hung out, or you’ve sung these songs with me, or listen to the lyrics and think they make me think about you … that’s something special we share together. Maybe it’d be fun to get together and do it again sometime.



  1. Where is “If” from Pink Floyd?? What a disappointment its not here in your list. Anyway, I should do the same thing. I have had the same Carly Simon Best Of CD in the car for the past two years. Thas because a friend left it there and I never gave it back.

  2. “If” is a newer addition to my listening collection. This particular mix CD compiles songs from about 10 years ago, the stuff I was listening to in the 1994-1998 timeframe.

    I’ll be putting together a more recent mix CD too, once I get the time. “If” will definitely be on there.

  3. Cool mix you have there, and I am a big fan of Amanda (ex-rocketboomer) myself.

    But wait until you see which diva is about to be our unofficial spokesmodel at!

    hey, I never even knew you left those comments because I had the notifier pointed at the wrong address. And I completely do not use IM anymore – it went away with the sidekick.



  4. Thanks for stopping by, Steve! Ask your buddy if he’ll do a line of Pirates Sandals like the classic Arizona Birkenstocks, two straps across the top … I might buy a pair if he can. I wear Birks almost 360 days out of the year but having Pirate Sandals could be a nice change.

    I’ll try the email address you left with the comment, I assume it gets to you. If you don’t use IM, then I’m guessing email is the best way to get a hold of you? (I don’t like calling folks on the phone for some reason.)

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