Sunday, August 28, 2011

LSD's Going Away Playlist: Volume 3 of 4

As this is the third installment in this series, if you already know the purpose of the list, just skip down to have a look at the songs, otherwise, have a look at the intro:

I have been working on writing the "liner notes" for the playlist for discs I made for LSD, my girlfriend, who is going away from Chicago and Dr. Ken for two years to attend grad school in California, and I thought I would share the songs and notes with my beloved Seven Readers.

There are 28 total songs, so I will post 7 songs at a time. As always, be sure to hit pause on the player on the right side of the page if you want to play the song clips. Let me know what you think!

Hey, LSD!

I hope you like these songs. I tried to pick ones that hold some sort of significance, and my hope is that they make at least 153 minutes of your drive to Cali enjoyable.
Perhaps one day you’ll come across this mix and smile.
They’re in alphabetical order by the name of the song, and I actually listened to each song as I wrote the notes for each one.
Enjoy!

LSD Cali Mix 1 (part 3) – Liner Notes
15. Journey "Lights"
I know this is the second song by Journey on here, and I really did not set out to have two cuts by such a goofy band. Sometimes corny songs feel good and make you laugh on a car ride, and also you want to get back to your "city by the bay," being a Bay Area girl, right? Again, the song is yet another lament by Steve Perry being away from his main squeeze. Steve Perry speaks to us, and that's not something I thought I'd ever say. Let's just move onto a better song . . .

16. Cure "Love Song"
I don't need to explain to anyone why this is an incredible song, so for this one I'm just going to paste in all the lyrics. I guarantee everyone in the world has felt at least one of the sentiments in this song. It has to be the most simultaneously depressing and uplifting song of all time. I'll just shut up and paste those lyrics:
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again

However far away I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am free again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am clean again

However far away I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you


-->17. Rolling Stones “Miss You”

I think the notion of sleeping all alone and waiting by the phone is kind of like how we'll feel a lot over these next two years, but if I get that call from a buddy saying he's got a case of wine and some Puerto Rican girls just dying to meet me, I'll give him a polite no thanks because I got my boo in California. I think this track adds a little funkiness and a disco vibe to the mix.

18. Janet Jackson "Miss You Much"

I thought it would be funny to include this song, but it kind of sucks, right? This is the only one I really wish I hadn't included, but with any luck you'll like it and dance like Janet in the car.

19. Inxs "I Need You Tonight"
I have always contended that this is the best booty call song of all time. This dude was so sexy. I will just never understand he could go out wanking it on a doorknob, hanging himself, or whatever. That's just no way to go.

20. Three Dog Night "Old Fashioned Love Song"

I like this cut because it reminds me of being a kid because my folks were always playing these guys on the record player, and I dig it for this list because it's about love songs and how they can make you feel, which is kind of the purpose of this endeavor, right? : )

21. Blue Image "Ride Captain Ride"

I remember hearing this one on my ipod when we were getting ready to land in San Francisco for that great trip that you and I had, falling even deeper in love and realizing that we could never get sick of each other, even in what my own buddy calls the "relationship pressure cooker:" the vacation. Chicago will always be our city, but so is San Fran because I think that's when we knew it was on for you and I even if it meant we had to get through a long distance thing or whatever else came our way.

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Wow. One comment and I think it's an advertisement or a scam or something. This has not been a popular series, but there's only one more, Seven Readers!