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March 29, 2005

More playlist help

Since everyone seemed to have a good time with the ‘Gambling’ playlist, I present another one. The theme is ‘Lost People’:

1. ‘A Baltimore Love Thing’- 50 Cent
2. ‘The State I Am In’- Belle&Sebastian
3. ‘Poison Oak’- Bright Eyes
4. ‘Atlantic City’- Bruce Springsteen
5. ‘Isobel’- Dido
6. ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’- Leonard Cohen
7. ‘Small World’- Nas
8. ‘She’s a Star’- James
9. ‘Hurt’-Johnny Cash
10. ‘Underwear’-Pulp
11. ‘Lipgloss’- Pulp
12. ‘Exit Music (For a Film)- Radiohead
13. ‘Bad Things To Such Good People- Pedro The Lion
14. ‘Hard to Find A Friend’- Tom Petty
15. ‘Poems’-Nearly G-d

Any other suggestions?

Posted by Karol at 11:37 AM |
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Operator – Cat Stevens
Fire and Rain – James Taylor
Ode to Billie Joe – Bobby Gentry
Song for Adam – Jackson Browne
Drunken Angel – Lucinda Williams
Me and Bobby Magee – Janis Joplin
This one is too easy….

Posted by: Mark Poling at March 29, 2005 at 1:41 pm

Bit too broad, no? I like the concept, but maybe it would be better to have something more specific, like robots or some such.

Posted by: Yaron at March 29, 2005 at 2:10 pm

piano man- billy joel
if god was one of us- joan osbourne

Posted by: anna at March 29, 2005 at 2:15 pm

3 comments–
i’m not really sure i’m getting the vibe of the playlist.
every single belle and sebastian song is essentially about a lost person.
why’s lipgloss in there?

Posted by: Jessica at March 29, 2005 at 2:27 pm

Operator is actually by Jim Croce (although Cat Stevens might have covered it)
Also:
Springsteen – “Meeting Across the River”
The Beatles – “Eleanor Rigby”
George Jones – “She Still Thinks I Still Care”
Sinatra – “One for My Baby”
That’s off the top of my head

Posted by: Doug at March 29, 2005 at 2:48 pm

2 a.m. by Iron Maiden

Posted by: Shawn at March 29, 2005 at 3:03 pm

Jessica, because all that she ‘lives on, is lipgloss and cigarettes’.

Posted by: Karol at March 29, 2005 at 3:10 pm
  • Radiohead — How to disappear completely
  • Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here
  • ELO — Telephone Line, Four Little Diamonds
  • David Bowie — Major Tom
  • Posted by: Register Allocation at March 29, 2005 at 3:31 pm

    Take a walk on the wild side – Lou Reed.
    Fallen Angel – Poison.
    Almost all radio popular Goo Goo Doll songs.
    Badlands – Metal Church
    The Old Apartment – Bare Naked Ladies
    Desperately Wanting – Better Than Ezra
    She talks to angels – The Black Crows
    Drive – The Cars
    Coming Home – Cinderella
    Hey You – The Clarks (I just found out the singer wrote this song the day after September 11th)
    Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
    Miss Missery – Elliott Smith
    Shimmer – Fuel
    Wheel in the Sky – Journey
    Lola – The Kinks
    Mother – Pink Floyd
    Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Runaway Train and Without a Trace – Soul Asylum
    One Headlight – The Wallflowers
    Behind Blue Eyes – The Who

    Posted by: PAUL at March 29, 2005 at 3:48 pm

    brain glitch on the “operator – croce” entry. sorry.
    But separate lists for “people lost to the singer”, “singers who feel lost”, “people who are lost causes”, etc. could be fun.
    Or, keeping Cat Stevens in mind, “Singers who are lost causes” could be a good list in-and-of itself. (If you’ve ever heard Bonnie Raitt talk politics, you’d know what I’m talking about.)

    Posted by: Mark Poling at March 29, 2005 at 5:36 pm

    Christmas Day and/or Ghost Town of my Brain – Jim White
    World Coming Down – Type O Negative
    Five Years – David Bowie
    Sold American – Kinky Friedman
    Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – His Bobness of Dylan
    I like the addition of Lipgloss, though perhaps Bar Italia might make it instead of Underwear.
    There are millions and millions more, but I can’t think of any.

    Posted by: Stephen McMullin at March 30, 2005 at 9:07 am

    Underwear seems lonelier than Bar Italia.

    Posted by: Karol at March 30, 2005 at 11:12 am

    Props, again, to Shawn. 2 a.m. is a rather obscure Iron Maiden track.
    Prodigal Son – Iron Maiden
    Rock and Roll Children – DIO
    Eyes Of A Stranger – Queensryche
    Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey
    Black Lodge (Mellow to Mad Mix)- Anthrax
    Veteran of the Psychic Wars – Blue

    Posted by: ccs178 (Chris) at March 30, 2005 at 12:26 pm

    One more:
    Wouldn’t It Be Good – Nik Kershaw

    Posted by: ccs178 (Chris) at March 30, 2005 at 12:28 pm

    Props, again, to Shawn. 2 a.m. is a rather obscure Iron Maiden track.
    Aw, shucks…just doing my part to add the heavy.
    That’s what I can think up off the top of my head, at work,while listening to Black Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell” album.
    Speaking of which, you could go with Children of the Sea.

    Posted by: Shawn at March 30, 2005 at 12:34 pm

    Oh, and props on the Queensryche and BOC additions, Chris.

    Posted by: Shawn at March 30, 2005 at 12:41 pm

    Children of The Sea is good, but I already had 1 DIO song and didn’t want to overdo it. :)
    I can’t think of any song based character that could possibly be as lost as the one in “Veteran of the Psychic Wars” by Blue

    Posted by: ccs178 (Chris) at March 30, 2005 at 1:38 pm

    Six Days – DJ Shadow

    Posted by: toby at March 30, 2005 at 6:15 pm
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