Your Presidential Playlist

Jumping off from the topic here

Your top 20 playlist per the rules:

“Make a 20-track comp of your all-time fav tracks, each artist can only feature once. . . Not the ‘best’ songs, the ones that bring instant joy the second you hear the first note, the ones that give other people the best insight into what stirs your soul


In no particular order

  1. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
  2. Alice DJ - Better off Alone
  3. Tori Amos - Hey Jupiter
  4. Revelino - Happiness is Mine
  5. Iron Maiden - Aces High
  6. Front Line Assembly - Autoerotic
  7. Massive Attack - Protection
  8. Madonna - Bedtime Story
  9. Portishead - The RIP
  10. Warren G - Regulate
  11. Chemical Brothers - Wide Open
  12. The Exploited - Sex and Violence
  13. Morrissey - Boxers
  14. New Order - True Faith
  15. REM - Drive
  16. Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better
  17. Kylie Minogue - Confide in Me
  18. David Bowie - The man who sold the world (as performed on SNL)
  19. PJ Harvey - C’mon Billie
  20. Whipping Boy - Twinkle

My daughter asked whether I had anything at all from this century. The cheek


What a great list!

I will have to ponder on this and come up with me own!

In the car, we often listen to my daughter’s playlist on her phone… we’ll be listening to modern stuff - Megan, Charli XCX, Rina, Beyonce, Big Joanie, Nova Twins, etc…and now and again, something unexpected pops up - Crass, Jimmy Hendrix, once King Crimson, Buffy St. Marie… :woman_shrugging:


Her precise words were “tunes from the late 1900’s”

dying GIF


Plucked outta several playlists who live in my x hard drive, and in no ‘tick’lar order:
Jorge Ben - Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma) (1976)
The Animals - Paint it Black (Monterey)
The Kinks - Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
Led Zeppelin - Boogie With Stu {the only Led Zep song I can tolerate}
Fleetwood Mac - Hypnotized
The Yardbirds - I Can’t Make Your Way
The Pretty Things - Talkin’ About The Good Times
Joe Walsh - Life’s Been Good
Pete Townshend - You’re So Clever
Shriekback - Lined Up
Adia Victoria - Lonely Avenue/Dead Eyes
Bush - Come Down
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Yaz[oo] - Don’t Go
Cocteau Twins - Persephone
Nação Zumbi - Blunt of Judah
Felt - Primitive Painters
Dead Can Dance - Song to the Siren
Gang of Four - To Hell With Poverty
Tones on Tail - Go!

  1. Holy Roller - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
  2. The Barrel - Aldous Harding
  3. Not Strong Enough - boygenius
  4. Kyoto - Phoebe Bridgers
  5. UMO - OOIOO
  6. Chu Chu Song - Otoboke Beaver
  7. bad idea, right? - Olivia Rodrigo
  8. Everything is Broken - Bob Dylan
  9. Jesus, etc. - Wilco
  10. You and I - Margaret Glaspy
  11. 7 & 7 - Turnpike Troubadors
  12. Valley Road - James McMurtry
  13. Kmag Yo-yo - Hayes Carll
  14. Lonely Fast and Deep - Buffalo Tom
  15. Helicopter - Bloc Party
  16. Say So - Doja Cat
  17. Honey Bucket - Melvins
  18. Talk You Off the Edge - Phil X and the Drills
  19. Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
  20. Digital Witness - St. Vincent

I still get confused and think when someone says last century, they mean the 19th… not just because I’m a historian, either. :grimacing:


Okay… this would likely change at any given time, but for now, in no real order…

  1. Chris Connelly – Long Weekend
  2. Pigface – Little sisters
  3. Portishead – Roads
  4. Joy Division – New Dawn Fades
  5. Sonic Youth - Mote
  6. Laurie Anderson – World Without End
  7. Amanda Palmer – Judy Blume
  8. Diamanda Galas – Gloomy Sunday
  9. Talking Heads – This Must Be the Place
  10. The Pogues – The Parting Glass
  11. Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit
  12. Cocteau Twins – Ice Blink Luck
  13. Velvet Underground – Candy Says
  14. This Mortal Coil – Fond Affections
  15. Swans – God Loves America
  16. Low – If I could just make it stop
  17. Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
  18. Tori Amos – Space Dog
  19. Sinead O’Connor – This is a Rebel Song
  20. Nirvana – Lithium

I love the diamanda galas version of gloomy sunday

It really shows off just how incredible her voice is…

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It does. You can miss that somewhat in the pyrotechnics of her conceptual work. She’s no slouch on the piano either.

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