Sunday, July 02, 2006

Roadtrip 2006

Come morning, we are off on our road trip! Okay we are not going by motorcycle and we are not George Stroumboulopoulos. The fact is we will be taking the Urban Assault Vehicle, because of course we will need room for Jerry's little fishing boat and all of our books and games and movies. We've even packed the tape containing the final episode of The Hour, as we still haven't had a chance to watch it, and it will be perfect for winding down after a day packed with fishing and scarfing back trans-fat laden snacks and winging badminton birdies at each other's heads and slurping back red wine and trying to decapitate each other at Crokinole.

And of course, we always need some new road trip compilation cds. Here's the one I made today:
Blue for Water
Na na na na naa – Kaiser Chiefs (live)
Thank you for sending me an angel – Constantines cover
Sunshine snare hits – Chad Vangaalen
Roland the headless Thompson gunner – Warren Zevon
You fucking love it – Dirty Pretty Things
The sun always shines on tv – Delays cover
The youngest was the most loved – Morrissey
The ring – Sarah Harmer
4 minute warning – Radiohead (live)
Low happening – Howling Bells
The bridge – Elliott Brood
I fought in a war – Belle and Sebastian
This boy – Franz Ferdinand
The funeral – Band of Horses
Live it out – Metric
Some candy talking – Richard Hawley cover
Morally deficient business – Novillero
1000 pound eyelids – Chad Vangaalen
Spanish fever – Chixdigit
Exit music (for a film) – Radiohead
Munich – Editors
When these mountains were the seashore – Hawksley Workman
Warfaring stranger – Neko Case with the Sadies
The Kaiser Chiefs song just kills us, as of course we are immediately put in mind of the Scott Tenorman Must Die episode on South Park, where Cartman fools Scott Tenorman into eating his parents, who then cries in front of Radiohead, causing Cartman to sing:
"na na na na naa, I made you eat your parents!"
It fits in perfectly with the Kaiser Chiefs song! I'm serious; try it!

I was somewhat leery about the addition of 1000 Pound Eyelids to the playlist, with its lyrics:
"What just happened to us? I think I fell asleep at the wheel.
We must have fucked up the car real good because I can't feel anything at all".
Those lyrics are a trifle disturbing for a car trip, I'll admit, but on the other hand, a little cautionary tale never did anybody any harm.
Have you visited Ben's new music site yet? You have to go there! It is pretty amazing. Now Ben's old site was always full of excellent information and many of us music nerds always headed over there for our information. But his new site! It's a trip all by itself.
Well done, Ben. Your loyal fans are proud of you!


Allison said...

I'd like to go on that trip based on the playlist alone! That Kaiser Chiefs song kills me too, in general they are good roadtrip music. Hope you have a great holiday, enjoy your wine and rejoice not having to go to work on monday :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh yeah, Allison - I completely forgot about that part where I don't have to go to work on Monday morning! Thanks for the reminder!

Kaiser Chiefs are a happy sounding band. I'm sure we will drive fast while they are singing.

Ben Heller said...


thanks for the link. You are very kind.

I've still got about 200 reviews to upload, but it's starting to take shape.

Kaiser Chiefs are a great Pop band and I'm looking forward to hearing their new stuff once Ricky Kaiser has recovered from being run over by a car not so long ago.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

What? I didn't hear about that incident, Ben, but then I have been putting away all of our music magazines UNREAD for the last month so that we can read them on this trip.
I hope Ricky will be okay.
I'm enjoying your new site a lot, Ben - it's pretty awesome.

Will said...

Wow ... awesome mix. I certainly have to make a few of those whenever hitting the road. I am enjoying Ben's new site as well.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks Will. I arrived home to find a couple of GREAT looking mixes waiting for me - thanks so much! I've only had time to listen to one song - Feeling Oblivion - and it is so lovely! What a great homecoming - thanks again, sweetie.

phlegmfatale said...

wow. You're the coolest family evah, baby! I hope you had a blast and made more wonderful memories. See you when you get back!

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