Friday, March 28, 2008

New Car Mix

Getting a new car is the perfect occasion to make a new mix. Or a few new mixes. The appropriate playlist depends not only on the type of car you just got but also the conditions you'll be driving in. My friend Alison just got the official pace car of stuffwhitepeoplelike, the Prius; it is silver, the color of the future. Driving a Prius this weekend in Houston, assuming warm and sunny weather, requires a nice, sunny Prius-y mix (no older songs, no songs by particularly hirsute musicians). To wit (and in this particular order):
"L.T.W.T.M.S." by The Trouble With Sweeney (no streaming source for this song, unfortunately)
"Too Young" by Phoenix
"Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)" by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
"I Summon You" by Spoon
"Right Moves" by Josh Ritter
"One Horse Town" by The Thrills
"I Love N.Y.E." by Badly Drawn Boy
"Rebellion (Lies)" by The Arcade Fire
"Ageless Beauty" by Stars
"Myriad Harbour" by The New Pornographers
"How Good It Can Be" by The 88
"They Never Got You" by Spoon
"Summer (Butcher Two)" by Matt Pond PA
"City Rain, City Streets" by Ryan Adams
"I Feel It All" by Feist
"Greek Song" by Rufus Wainwright
"Gone for Good" by The Shins

Also good to have would be a mix CD of Obama speeches.


Alison said...

Yes! All of the pieces of my master plan are coming together. After I finish the sunday times, I'm going to put on my performance fleece and drive this biatch to the farmers' mkt with the windows rolled down playing rufus wainwright at a respectable volume (assuming This American Life is not on). The only song you left off is Low by Flo Rida.

NY's New Governor Can Barely See said...

That is superwhite -- send it to Sasha Frere-Jones. The Obama mix is even whiter, oddly.

For a Prius, I propose:

Mo Money Mo Problems
Big Pimpin
Money Ain't A Thang
Pimpin Ain't Easy
Through the Wire
Atomic Dog
Ants Marching

Barrett the Cat said...

I would disqualify "Through the Wire" because of its connection to car crashes. Or maybe any true New Car Mix should involve songs about cars or related car-activities (such as crashing, see, e.g., Jan and Dean's "Dead Man's Curve" (now we're getting straight into High Fidelity territory here)).

NY's New Governor Can Barely See said...

Nope, motorcycle crash. Look it up.

NY's New Governor Can Barely See said...

Okay, car crash. I looked it up. Still should be on the mix.