12 reasons why you never pick my requests

01. Yo La Tengo - "Sometimes I Don't Get You" (I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass)
02. B.B. King - "Bad Luck" (The Fabulous B.B. King)
03. Mark Ronson - "Diversion" (Version)
04. Devendra Banhart - "There's Always Something Happening" (Big Change: Songs for FINCA)
05. The Replacements - "I Hate Music" (Sorry Ma! Forgot to Take Out the Trash!)
06. Sonic Youth - "Pattern Recognition" (Sonic Nurse)
07. The Walkmen - "It Should Take a While" (Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone)
08. My Bloody Valentine - "Soon" (Loveless)
09. Modest Mouse - "Dramamine" (This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About)
10. The Apples In Stereo - "Same Old Drag" (New Magnetic Wonder)
11. Moby - "Summer" (Play & Play: B Sides)
12. Beck - "It's All In Your Mind" (Sea Change)

Songs to distract my cat when I have to drive her in my car (she is distracted by bird calls, but ha

01. The Beatles - "Blackbird" (The Beatles (The White Album))
02. Feist - "The Park" (The Reminder)
03. M. Ward - "Transfiguration #1" (Transfiguration of Vincent)
04. Silver Mount Zion - "This Gentle Hearts, Like Shot Bird's Fallen." (Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward)
05. Robert Charlebois - "Dolorès" (Lindberg)
06. The Tom Fun Orchestra - "When You Were Mine" (You Will Land With A Thud)
07. The Shins - "A Comet Appears" (Wincing the Night Away)

Best Cover Songs

I love love love good covers.

01. We Are Scientists - "Hoppipolla" (Crap Attack)
02. John Mayer - "Kid A"
03. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - "D.A.N.C.E"
04. Muse - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You (You're Just Too Good To Be True"
05. Klaxons - "No Diggity"
06. The Young Knives - "Kids In America"
07. Mr Hudson and the Library - "On The Street Where You Live"
08. Divine Comedy - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
09. Nirvana - "The Man Who Sold The World"
10. Bright Eyes - "Devil Town" (Noise Floor)
11. The Postal Service - "Against All Odds"
12. Babyshambles - "Love You But You're Green" (The Blinding EP)
13. Rufus Wainwright - "Hallelujah"
14. Joe Strummer - "Redemption Song"
15. Franz Ferdinand - "All Your Friends"

Compiled by: larryniven
01. Goldfinger - "99 Red Balloons" (Stomping Ground)
02. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Take A Break)
03. Cake - "I Will Survive" (Fashion Nugget)
04. The White Stripes - "Conquest" (Icky Thump)
05. Richard Thompson - "Kiss" (1000 Years Of Popular Music)
06. R.E.M. - "Wall Of Death" (E-Bow The Letter single)
07. Keb Mo' - "Folsom Prison Blues" (Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Music of Johnny Cash)
08. Joan Osborne - "Man In The Long Black Coat" (Relish)
09. Rogue Wave - "Everyday" (Stubbs The Zombie soundtrack)
10. Jenny Lewis feat. the Watson Twins - "Handle With Care" (Rabbit Fur Coat)
11. Aimee Mann feat. Michael Penn - "Two Of Us" (I Am Sam soundtrack)
12. Sufjan Stevens - "What Goes On" (This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles' Rubber Soul)
13. Iron & Wine - "Waitin' For A Superman" (Yeti compliation #2)
14. Johnny Cash - "Hurt" (American IV - The Man Comes Around)
15. Ben Folds - "Tiny Dancer" (Ben Folds Live)

Songs for Coming Back Home to Minneapolis…

Welcome home, Grim!
01. The Plastic Constellations - "Back It Up Now" (Plastic Constellations)
02. STNNNG - "My Golden Oldie" (Dignified Sissy)
03. Selby Tigers - "Jump Suits " (Charm City)
04. No Doctors - "Yerba Buena" (Origin & Tectonics)
05. Cock ESP - "Panicsville Sunday" (Last Train to Cocksville)
06. Vampire Hands - "Aaroo, Piano" (Freedom From)
07. Devillock - "These Graves" (PACrec/Troniks)
08. Michael Yonkers - "My House" (Microminiature Love)
09. MC/VL - "The Guarantee" (Stance)
10. The Replacements - "We're Comin' Out" (Let It Be)
11. Hüsker Dü - "Chartered Trips" (Zen Arcade)
12. Bob Dylan - "On the Road Again" (Bringing It All Back Home)

Music For The Headphones On My Girlfriend’s Belly. I Want My Kid to Know How Beautiful This Wo

It was weird... a lot of these songs I imagined with a photo, video montage in my head

01. Bright Eyes – "First Day of My Life" (I'm Wide Awake It's Morning)
02. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole – "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (Alone in IZ World)
03. Andy Williams – "Rain Drops are Falling on My Head" (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/Get Together With Andy Williams)
04. Bob Dylan – "Forever Young" (Essential Bob Dylan)
05. Colin Hay – "Beautiful World" (Going Somewhere)
06. Elvis Presley – "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')" (Elvis Presley)
07. Feist – "Mushaboom" (Let It Die)
08. Louis Armstrong – "What a Beautiful World" (What a Wonderful World)
09. Green – "Livin' for You" (Livin' for You)
10. Jim Henson – "Rainbow Connection" (The Muppet Movie)… What baby wouldn't like a song by the Muppets?
11. Nada Surf – "Always Love" (The Weight is a Gift)
12. John Cale – "Hallelujah" (I'm Your Fan)
13. Nina Simone – "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (Nina Simone: Anthology)

Something to play over the loud speaker at the children’s museum where I work.

01. They Might Be Giants - "Infinity" (Here Come The 123s)
02. Barenaked Ladies - "Curious" (Snack Time)
03. Peter Himmelman - "Have You Ever Really Looked At An Egg?" (My Green Kite)
04. Father Goose - "Flying Machine" (It's a Bam Bam Diddly)
05. Jack Johnson - "The 3 R's" (Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George)
06. Lisa Loeb - "Catch the Moon" (Catch the Moon)
07. Peter, Paul and Mary - "The Marvelous Toy" (Peter, Paul and Mommy)
08. Dan Zanes - "Hey Little Red Bird" (House Party)
09. Johnny Cash - "Dinosaur Song" (The Johnny Cash Children's Album)
10. Raffi - "Baby Beluga" (Baby Beluga)
11. Charlotte Diamond - "Sasquatch" (10 Carrot Diamond)
12. Elizabeth Mitchell - "Three Little Birds" (You Are My Little Bird)
13. Renee & Jeremy - "Miracle" (It's A Big World)
14. Woody Guthrie - "One Day Old" (Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child)

What’s “Indie” Music?

"The first rule of Fight Club is -- you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is - you DO NOT talk about Fight Club."

01. Camera Obscura- "Razzle Dazzle" (Let's Get Out Of This Country)

02. The Helio Sequence- "So Stop!" (Love and Distance)

03. The Epochs- "Mouths To Feed" (The Epochs)

04. Wilco- "War On War" (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)

05. Broken Social Scene- "Swimmers" (Broken Social Scene)

06. Stars- "Take Me To The Riot" (In Our Bedroom After The War)

07. Modest Mouse- "Spitting Venom" (We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank)

08. Cut Copy- "Lights And Music" (In Ghost Colours)

09. The Heavy- "Coleen" (Vengeance)

10. Man Plus- "My Kind Of People" (Please Don't Throw Up)

11. Sea Wolf- "The Cold, The Dark, And The Silence" (Leave In The River)

12. Nada Surf- "See These Bones" (Lucky)

13. Deer Tick- "Diamond Rings 2007" (War Elephant)

14. Jose Gonzalez- "Heart Beats" (Veneer)

15. Band Of Horses- "The Funeral" (Everything All The Time)

16. Ray LaMontagne- "Empty" (Till The Sun Turns Black)

17. Le Loup- "We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!" (The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly)

Someday I’m Going to Move to Canada, Simply for the Music

01. The New Pornographers - "Letter From An Occupant" (Mass Romantic)
02. Sam Roberts - "The Gate" (Chemical City)
03. Barenaked Ladies - "Light Up My Room" (Stunt)
04. Islands - "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" (Return To The Sea)
05. Bruce Cockburn - "One Day I Walk" (High Winds White Sky)
06. Broken Social Scene - "7/4 (Shoreline)" (7/4 (Shoreline))
07. The Weakerthans - "This Is A Fire Door Never Leave Open" (Left And Leaving)
08. The Dears - "Untitled" (Protest)
09. Caribou - "She's The One" (Andorra)
10. Joni Mitchell - "Both Sides, Now" (Clouds)
11. Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah" (Various Positions)

Got everything I need on my back and ready to see the world.

Happy travels, I'm right there with you. I think that leaving to see the world is a bittersweet kind of excitement. That's why this mix starts off kind of slow. There's a little kick in the middle, and then you already know how this will end.

01. The Mountain Goats - "Wild Sage" (Wild Sage)
02. Eddie Vedder - "Guaranteed" (Into the Wild OST)
03. Arcade Fire - "Headlights Look Like Diamonds" (The Arcade Fire)
04. Rilo Kiley - "More Adventurous" (More Adventurous)
05. Decemberists - "July, July" (Castaways and Cutouts)
06. Rusted Root - "Send Me On My Way" (When I Woke)
07. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "Me and Mia" (Shake the Sheets)
08. Walkmen - "We've Been Had" (Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone)
09. Wilco - "When You Wake Up Feeling Old" (Summer Teeth)
10. DeVotchka - "How It Ends" (Everything is Illuminated OST)

How to Say I Like You Quirky Boys in Ten Simple Songs

01. The Velvet Underground -"Sunday Morning" (The Velvet Underground and Nico)
02. The White Stripes - "You're Pretty Good Looking" (De Stijl)
03. Nellie McKay - "Won't U Please B Nice" (Get Away From Me)
04. The Beatles - "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey" (The Beatles [White Album])
05. Kaki King - "Pull Me Out Alive" (Dreaming of Revenge)
06. John Coltrane - "My Favorite Things" (My Favorite Things)
07. The Who - "Magic Bus" (non album single)
08. Franz Ferdinand - "Michael" (Franz Ferdinand)
09. The Shins - "Fighting In a Sack" (Chutes Too Narrow)
10. K. T. Tunstall - "Stopin' the Love" (Eye to the Telescope)

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