Saturday, April 20, 2013

One Year in Falcor

“I am Cosmo. I’ve walked away from a nearly six-figure salary as a corporate drone to embark on a full-scale exploration of contiguous America. It is the most hectically epic solo journey in a Prius known to this man’s mind, perhaps mankind. Over the span of 365 days, I ventured 74,169 miles across our first 48 states to join the Union, plus 7 Canadian cities and 4 other countries. That averages out to 203.2 miles driven every day for one year. I spent the night in a different location nearly every day and only paid for lodging three times. Slept in the back of a Prius 200 times. That Prius is nicknamed ‘Falcor’ cause it feels like a never ending story and the luck dragon happens to be my power animal. The craft has been converted into a roaming studio apartment, meaning the backseats were replaced with a dorm twin bed and there’s a makeshift kitchen that occupies the rear passenger side. I stuffed as much stimuli into these baby blues as humanly possible for only $20-a-day, not counting gasoline. I spent at least 99 minutes in 641 different cities/towns/municipalities, that’s the running time of ‘Reservoir Dogs’. 
It included every professional sporting venue (minus 4 NHL arenas), swimming in a body of water in every state (total of 157 bodies of water), 274 colleges, 273 museums/art galleries, 223 National Parks/Monuments, 61 breweries/distilleries, and 27 zoos. I also took 69,078 photographs. The road trip took place from April Fool’s Day to April Fool’s Day, and this is not an elaborate practical joke. Create prose from life—for the madness of art—words become our descendants.”


Monday, December 1, 2003

The Soundtrack

Eddie’s Chapter One Playlist:
Rolling Stones - “Beast of Burden”
Pearl Jam - “Yellow Ledbetter”
Who - “Baba O'Reilly”
Jimi Hendrix - “Freedom”
Whitney Houston - “Greatest Love of All”
Cage the Elephant - “Ain't No Rest for the Wicked, Back Against” the Wall”, “Shake Me Down”
My Morning Jacket - “Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 1”, “I'm Amazed”
Pussycat Dolls - “Stickwitu”
Snow Patrol - “Chasing Cars”
The Script - “Breakeven”
Bell x1 - “Eve”, “The Apple of My Eye”
Van Halen - “Panama”, “Jump”
USA for Africa - “We are the World”
Sheryl Crow - “Steve McQueen”
She Wants Revenge - “Spend the Night”, “Tear You Apart”
Bobby Brown - “My Prerogative”
Boyz II Men - “End of the Road”
Toni Braxton - “Breathe Again”
Mariah Carey - “One Sweet Day”, “Touch my Body”
Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell - “You Got me Wide Open”
Zapp and Roger - “Computer Love”
Dave Matthews Band - “All Along the Watchtower”, “Two Step”
Bruce Hornsby - “The Way it is”, “Every Little Kiss”
James Taylor - “Carolina in my Mind”, “Fire and Rain”
Usher - “Love in the Club”, “Yeah”, “Nice & Slow”, “U Got it Bad”
Alice Cooper - “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, “Schools Out”
Slam - “Onyx”
Pussycat Dolls - “Don't Cha”
Michelle Branch - “All You Wanted”, “Everywhere”
Jimmy Eat World - “The Middle”
Jordin Sparks - “Tattoo”, “No Air”
Big Sir - “Sarah Smile”
Doobie Brothers - “Long Train Runnin'”, “What a Fool Believes”
No Doubt - “Underneath it All”, “Don't Speak”
Sublime - “What I Got”, “Caress Me Down”
War - “Spill the Wine”
Eagles - “Desperado”, “Take it Easy”, “Lyin' Eyes”
Randy Newman - “I Love L.A.”
U2 - “All I Want is You”, “With or Without You”
Thin Lizzy - “The Boys are Back in Town”
Flogging Molly - “If I Ever Leave This World Alive”
Dropkick Murphys - “I'm Shipping Up to Boston”
Guns N' Roses - “Shotgun Blues”
Rachael Yamagata - “Worn Me Down”, “Letter Read”
Jon Secada - “Just Another Day”
Portugal”, “The Man - “So American”, “Got it All”
Guns N' Roses - “November Rain”
Radiohead - “Everything in its Right Place”, “You and Whose Army?”
Styx - “Come Sail Away”
Tech N9ne - “Midwest Choppers”
Eminem - “Lose Yourself”, “I'm Shady”, “The Way I Am”
Atmosphere - “Reflections”, “Trying to Find a Balance”
Brother Ali - “Palm the Joker”, “Forest Whitaker”
Tegan & Sara - “Back in Your Head”
Loverboy - “Turn Me Loose”, “Workin' for the Weekend”
Phoenix Mendoza - “Favorite Shoes”
k.d. lang - “Constant Craving”
Brian McKnight - “Back at One”
Goo Goo Dolls - “Better Days”, “Here is Gone”, “Iris”
Dresden Dolls - “Delilah”, “Dirty Business”
Guster - “Either Way”, “So Long”, “Happier”
Dire Straits - “Romeo and Juliet”, “Sultans of Swing”, “Brothers in Arms”
Babyface - “When Can I See You Again”
Kelis - “Acapella”
Jackson 5 - “I'll be There”, “I Want you Back”
Jimmy Buffett - “Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude”, “Boat Drinks”
KC and the Sunshine Band - “Boogie Shoes”, “Keep it Comin' Love”
Bee Gees - “Spick and Specks”, “If I Can't Have You”
Kenny Loggins - “I'm Alright”, “This is It”, “Meet me Halfway”

Eddie’s Chapter Two Playlist:
Rolling Stones - “Beast of Burden”
Phoebe Snow - “Poetry Man”
Hootie & the Blowfish - “Only Wanna Be With You”
Ricky Martin - “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, “She’s All I Ever Had”
Pussycat Dolls - “Buttons”
Faith Evans - “Love Like This”
Saul Williams - “Penny For a Thought”, “Fearless”
Nelly - “Country Grammar”, “E.I.”
Jodeci - “Freak You”, “Love u 4 Life”
Aretha Franklin - “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman”
Martha Reeves - “Dancing in the Street”
Diana Ross - “Can’t Hurry Love”, “I’m Coming Out”
Miles Davis - “So What”
Louis Armstrong - “What a Wonderful World”
ELO - “Mr Blue Sky”, “Telephone Line”, “Eldorado”, “Can’t Get it Out of My Head”
Pete Seeger - “Turn Turn Turn”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”
John Fogerty - “Centerfield”
Temptations - “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “I Wish it Would Rain”, “The Way You Do the Things You Do”
Four Tops - “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”, “It’s the Same Old Song”
Marvelettes - “Please Mr. Postman”
Gladys Knight and the Pips - “Midnight Train to Georgia”
Des’ree - “You Gotta Be”
Clint Mansell - “Lux Aeterna/Requiem for a Dream”
Van Halen - “Right Now”
Alanis Morissette - “Head Over Feet”, “You Learn”
Bryan Adams - “Straight From the Heart”, “Summer of 69”
Rush - “Tom Sawyer”, “Closer to the Heart”, “The Spirit of the Radio”
Exit Strategy - “Lenticular”
Yeasayer - “O.N.E.”, “Ambling Alp”
The National - “Fake Empire”, “Mistaken for Strangers”
Grizzly Bear - “Two Weeks”
The Hold Steady - “Sequestered in Memphis”, “hornets! hornets!”
Bright Eyes - Lover “I Don’t Have to Love”, “Lua”, “Road to Joy”
Monsters of Rock - “Temazcal”
Conor Oberst - “Cape Canaveral”
Outkast - “Rosa Parks”, “Hey Ya!”, “The Way You Move”
112 - “Only You”
James Brown - “Say it Loud I’m Black And I’m Proud”, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”
Lady Antebellum - “Need You Now”, “Just a Kiss”
The Beatles - “Let it Be”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Blackbird”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Day in the Life Of”
Boyz II Men - “On Bended Knee”, “I’ll Make Love To You”
Pink - “Please Don’t Leave Me”, “The Middle” 
Eve - “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”, “Tambourine”
50 Cent - “In da Club”, “Hate it or Love it”, “Just a Lil Bit”
Nas - “If I Ruled the World”, “Made You Look”, “Hip Hop is Dead”, “Hate Me Now” 
Run DMC - “Walk This Way”
Ella Fitzgerald - “Baby”, “It’s Cold Outside”, “Dream a little dream of me”
Alice Smith - “Dream”, “Woodstock”
Mary J. Blige - “Be Without You”, “Family Affair”
Jennifer Lopez - “Get Right”, “If You Had My Love”
Billy Joel - “Only the Good Die Young”, “Vienna”, “New York State of Mind”, “Tell Her About it”, “Scenes from an Italian Restuarant”
Bruce Springsteen - “For You”, “Spirits in the Night”, “Hungry Heart”, “Glory Days”
The Roots - “The Seed (2.0)”
Cassidy - “My Drink N’ My 2 Step”
Kurupt - “We Can Freak it”
Phish - “Backwards Down the Number Line”, “Ocelot”, “Bouncing Around the Room”, “Sparkle”
KT Tunstall - “False Alarm”, “Other Side of the World” 
Anna Nalick - “Breath”
Lenka - “The Show”, “Skipalong”, “Everything’s OK”  
Bran Van 3000 - “Love Cliche”, “Drinking in L.A.”, “Speed”, “Everywhere”
Arcade Fire - “Wake Up”, “Ready to Start”
Neil Young - “Heart of Gold”, “Ohio”, “Old Man”, “Southern Man”
The Band - “The Weight”, “Up on Cripple Creek”
Change Versus Comfort - “Lucky Charming”, “Immigrant”
Joni Mitchell - “Both Sides Now”
Drake - “Take Care”, “The Motto”, “Over”
Devo - “Whip It”
Dean Martin - “That’s Amore”, “Your Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves you”
Eminem - “Shake That”, “Who Knew”, “Til I Collapse”
Obie Trice - “Adrenaline Rush”
Xzibit - “X”
Stevie Wonder - “My Cherie Amour”, “Superstition”, “I Believe”
Smokey Robinson - “The Tracks of My Tears”, “Cruisin’”, “Just to See Her”
Common - “Go”, “Testify”
Kanye West - “Gold Digger”, “Touch the Sky’, “Stronger”
Lupe Fiasco - “Superstar”, “Kick Push” 
Ludacris - “Act a Fool, “Southern Hospitality”
Britney Spears - “Toxic”, “I’m a Slave 4 U”, “Oops I did it Again”
Ike Turner - “Proud Mary”
Master P - “Make ‘Em Say Ugh”, “Goodbye to my Homies”
Lil Romeo - “My Cinderella”
Christopher Cross - “Sailing”, “Never Be the Same”
Butthole Surfers - “Pepper”, “Dracula from Houston”
Destiny Child - “Say My Name”, “Jumpin’ Jumpin’”
Beyonce - “If I Were A Boy”, “Irreplaceable”, “Naughty Girl”
Kelly Rowland - “Dilemma” (with Nelly)
David Bowie - “Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” (The Album)
Kenny Rogers - “Love Will Turn You Around”
Asia - “Heat of the Moment”

Eddie’s Chapter Three Playlist: 
Rolling Stones - “Beast of Burden”
Okkervil River - “Unless it Kicks”, “A Girl in Port”, “A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene” 
Spoon - “Paper Tiger”, “The Underdog”, “The Way We Get By”
John Michael Montgomery - “I Swear”
Loretta Lynn - “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
Joan Osbrone - “One of the Us”
Aerosmith - “Dream On”, “Sweet Emotion”, “Cryin’”, “Amazing”
The Pixies - “Here Comes Your Man”, “Where is My Mind”
Marvin Gaye - “Sexual Healing”, “Let’s Get it On”, “What’s Going On”
Johnny Gill - “Let’s Get The Mood Right”
Cheap Trick - “The Flame”, “I Want You To Want Me”
Richard Marx - “Right Here Waiting”, “Endless Summer Nights”
Little River Band - “Lady”, “Reminiscing” 
Kansas - “Dust in the Wind”, “Carry on Wayward Son”
Katy Perry - “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”
Chuck Berry - “Johnny B. Goode”, “Route 66”
Charlie Parker - “Koko”, “Just Friends”
Pussycat Dolls - “I Hate This Part”
Alabama - “I’m in a Hurry”
Hank Williams - “Jambalaya”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”
Steely Dan - “Deacon Blues”
Tammy Wynette - “Stand By Your Man”
Garth Brooks - “The River”
Wayman Tisdale - “Throwin’ it Down”, “One on One”
Tupac Shakur - “Changes”, “Dear Mama”
Pink Floyd - “Mother”
Fountains of Wayne - “Stacy’s Mom”
Rilo Kiley - “The Execution of All Things”, “A Better Son/Daughter”, “Science vs Romance”, “It’s a Hit”, “Does he Love You?”, “Portions for Foxes”
Tilly and the Wall - “I Always Knew”, “Pot Kettle Black”
Big Bopper - “Chantilly Lace”
Buddy Holly - “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be the Day”
Ritchie Valens - “La Bamba”, “Donna”
Madonna - “Like a Prayer”, “Holiday, “True Blue”
Iggy Pop - “Lust for Life”, “Real Wild Child”, “The Passenger”
Gym Class Heroes - “Cupid’s Chokehold”, “Clothes Off!!”
Phantogram - “Mouthful of Diamonds”, “When I’m Small” 
Blondie - “Heart of Glass”, “Call Me”
Def Leopard - “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Hysteria”
Donna Summers - “Hot Stuff”, “Last Dance” 
Extreme - “More Than Words”
Billy Squier - “The Stroke”, “Lonely is the Nite”, “Rock Me Tonite” 
Fugees - “Killing Me Softly”, “Ready or Not”  
My Chemical Romance - “Welcome to the Black Parade”, “Teenagers” 
Looking Glass - “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)”
Barry Manilow - “Mandy”
Toni Braxton - “Breathe Again”, “Another Sad Love Song”, “Love Shoulda Brought You Home”, “Un-break My Heart” 
Christina Milian - “Dip it Low”
Taylor Swift - “Love Song”, “You Belong With Me”, “Back to December”
Vanessa Carlton - “Thousand Miles”, “White House”, “Ordinary Day”  
Poison - “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “Nothin’ But a Good Time” 
Dr. Dog - “The Breeze”, “From”, “100 Years”, “Uncovering the Old” 
Billy Joel - “Allentown”
Santogold - “LES Artistes” 
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - “Heavy Metal”
Duran Duran - “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “Come Undone”, “Ordinary World” 
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - “Tha Crossroads”, “1st of Tha Month”, “I Tried”   
Kid Cudi - “The Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)”, “Soundtrack 2 My Life”
Gerald Levert - “Thinkin’ Bout It”, “Baby Hold On to Me”
Kate Voegele - “It’s Only Life”, “Forever and Almost Always” 
Joe Walsh - “Life’s Been Good”, “Rocky Mountain Way”, “Turn to Stone”, “A Life of Illusion”
James Gang - “Funk #49”, “Walk Away”
Nelly - “Ride Wit Me”, “My Place”, “N Dey Say”, “Just a Dream”
Chicago - “If You Leave Me Now”, “You’re My Inspiration”, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, “Will You Still Love Me?”
Survivor - “Eye of the Tiger”, “The Search is Over”, “High on You”
The Fratellis - “Chelsea Dagger”, “Flathead”
Owl City - “Hello Seattle”, “Fireflies”, “Vanilla Twilight”
The Jets - “You Got it All”, “Make it Real”, “Crush on You”
Jet - “Look What You’ve Done”, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”
Semisonic - “Closing Time”, 
Eric Clapton - “Wonderful Tonight”, “Tears in Heaven”, “Let it Grow”, “Cocaine” 
Cream - “White Room”, “Crossroads”, “Sunshine of Your Love” 
Derek and the Dominos - “Layla”, “Bell Bottom Blues”
Hollies - “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)”, “He Ain’t Heavy-He’s My Brother”
Herman’s Hermits - “I’m Into Something Good”, “There’s a Kind of Hush”
Johnny Cash - “Walk the Line”
Green Day - “Good Riddance”
Dwight Yoakam - “Guitars, Cadillacs”, “Fast As You”
Rascal Flatts - “What Hurts the Most”, “My Wish”
The Black Keys - “Next Door”, “Howlin’ For You”, “I Got Mine”
John Legend - “Ordinary People” 
Al Stewart - “Year of the Cat”, “Time Passages”, “A Man For All Seasons”, “Almost Lucy”
Franz Ferdinand - “Take Me Out”, “No You Girls”, “Do You Want To”
Belle & Sebastian - “Expectations”, “Plaza, New York Catcher”, “The Blues are Still Blue” 
The Cars - “My Best Friend’s Girl”, “Drive”, “Just What I Needed”, “Since You’re Gone”, “Moving In Stereo”
George Baker Selection - “Little Green Bag”
Foo Fighters - “My Hero”, “Monkey Wrench”, “Everlong”, “The Pretender” 
Five for Fighting - “100 Years”, “Superman”, “Easy Tonight”  

Eddie’s Chapter Four Playlist:
Rolling Stones - “Beast of Burden”
Carrie Underwood - “Before He Cheats”
Reba McEntire - “Consider Me Gone”
Ryan Adams - “Two”, “Come Pick Me Up”, “Oh My Sweet Carolina” 
Mountain Goats - “Cotton”, “This Year” 
Christina Aguilera - “Beautiful”, “Genie in a Bottle”, “What a Girl Wants”, “Dirrty”, “Fighter” 
Mya - “My Love is Like...Wo”, “Ghetto Superstar”, “Case of the Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)” 
Gorillaz - “Feel Good Inc”, “Clint Eastwood”, “Dare”, “On Melancholy Hill” 
Genesis - “That’s All”, “In Too Deep”, “Invisible Touch”, “Land of Confusion” 
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes - “Home”, “Janglin”, “Happy Accidents”
Cold War Kids - “Broken Open”, “Skip the Charades”, “Hang Me Up to Dry”, “Mine is Yours”
Paula Abdul - “Straight Up”, “Rush Rush”, “Opposites Attract”, “Forever Your Girl”  
Job B - “Are U Still Down?”, “They Don’t Know”, “Someone to Love”
Blu Cantrell - “Hit ‘em Up Style” 
Moody Blues - “Nights in White Satin”, “In Your Wildest Dreams”, “Question”, “The Voice”
Talking Heads - “Burning Down the House”, “Take Me to the River”, “Wild Wild Life” 
Billy Ocean - “Caribbean Queen”, “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”, “Loverboy”  
Mika - “Grace Kelly”, “Lollipop”, “Love Today”
Lisa Loeb - “Stay (I Missed You)”, “I Do”
Pink Floyd - “Another Brick in the Wall”, “Hey You”, “Comfortably Numb”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Time”
Harry Chapin - “Taxi”, “Better Place To Be”
Harry Nilsson - “Without You”, “Everybody’s Talking”, “The Moonbeam Song” 
Metric - “Black Sheep”, “Help I’m Alive”, “Gold Guns Girls”
Stars - “My Favourite Book”, “Elevator Love Letter”, “Heart”, “Sleep Tonight”, “Take Me to the Riot” 
Badfinger - “Day After Day”, “No Matter What”, “Baby Blue” 
MoZella - “Light Years Away”, “More of You”, 
Journey - “Don’t Stop Believin’”
Duke Ellington - “In a Sentimental Mood” 
Chuck Brown - “We Need Some Money”, “Block Party”
Keane - “Somewhere Only We Know”, “Emily”, “This is the Last Time”
Vampire Weekend - “Ottoman”, “Oxford Comma”, “A-Punk”, “Holiday”, “M79”
Discovery - “Orange Shirt”, “Swing Tree”
Lenny Kravitz - “Again”, “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over”, “I Belong To You”, “Stillness of Heart”
Bobby Darin - “Mack the Knife”, “Beyond the Sea”, “Dream Lover” 
Carly Simon - “Nobody Does it Better”, “Coming Around Again”, “You’re So Vain”
Luther Vandross - “Endless Love”, “Always and Forever”
Jaymay - “Rock Scissors Paper (RSP)”, “Sea Green, See Blue”, “Gray or Blue”, BLue Skies”
Sex Pistols - “Anarchy in the U.K.”, 
Ramones - “Judy is a Punk”, “I Wanna Be Sedated”, “Blitzkrieg Bop”, 
Blue Öyster Cult - “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla”, “Burnin’ For You”
Pat Benatar - “Love is a Battlefield”, “We Belong”, “Heartbreaker”
Sleigh Bells - “Rill Rill”, “Kids”
Barry Manilow - “Mandy”, “Looks Like We Made It”
Boston - “More Than a Feeling”, “Amanda”, “Peace of Mind”, “Don’t Look Back”
New Kids on the Block - “Please Don’t Go Girl”, “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”, “Cover Girl”
Weezer - “Perfect Situation”, “Beverly Hills”, “Island in the Sun”, “Buddy Holly”, “Say it Ain’t So”
Bonnie Raitt - “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, “Something to Talk About”
Yo-Yo Ma - “Here and Heaven”
Our Lady Peace - “Somewhere Out There”
Sum 41 - “Pieces”, “In Too Deep”, “Crazy Amanda”,
Klymaxx - “I Miss You”
Lovin’ Spoonful - “Summer in the City”, “Daydream”, “Do You Believe in Magic?” 
10CC - “I’m Not in Love”, “Dreadlock Holiday”, “The Things We Do for Love”
Handful of Luvin’ - “Hopin’ for New”
A Tribe Called Quest - “Bonita Applebum”, “Check the Rhime”, “Can I Kick it?”
De La Soul - “Soul Rebels”, “Fallin’”
Jungle Brothers - “Freakin’ You”, “I’ll House You”
Cat Stevens - “Father and Son”
Harry Chapin - “Cat’s in the Cradle”
Nat King Cole (featuring Natalie Cole) - “Unforgettable”
Paul Simon - “Father and Daughter”
Elliot Smith - “Angeles”
Jeff Beck - “People Get Ready”, “Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers” 
The Alan Parsons Project - “Sirius”, “Nothing Left to Lose”, “Eye in the Sky”, “Games People Play”, “Time”
Jay-Z - “Empire State of Mind”, “Young Forever”, “Big Pimpin’”, “Hard Knocks Life”, “Can I Get A...”, “99 Problems”
Notorious B.I.G. - “Hypnotize”, “Juicy”, “Mo Money Mo Problems”
Wu-Tang Clan - “C.R.E.A.M.”, “Triumph”, “Protect Ya Neck”
Beastie Boys - “Paul Revere”, “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”, “Girls”
Michael Jackson - “Man in the Mirror”, “Billie Jean”, “Dirty Diana”, “Thriller”, “Oh Baby”, “Smooth Criminal”, “You Are Not Alone”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”
Elton John - “Tiny Dancer”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Maps”, “Head Will Roll”, “Gold Lion”
Liz Phair - “Why Can’t I?”
Nat King Cole - “L-O-V-E”, “When I Fall in Love”

Eddie’s Chapter Five Playlist:
Rolling Stones - “Beast of Burden”
Ma$e - “Tell Me What You Want”, “Jealous Guy”
Cam’ron - “Hey Ma”, “Oh Boy”
Keith Sweat - “Twisted”, “Nobody”
P. Diddy/Puff Daddy/Sean Combs - “I’ll Be Missing You”, “Satisfy You”, “It’s All About the Benjamins”
Mos Def - “Ms. Fat Booty”, “Brooklyn”
Talib Kweli - “Around My Way”, “Get By”
Black Star - “Definition”, “Respiration”, “Re: Definition”
Busta Rhymes - “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”, “What’s It Gonna Be?!”, “Gimme Some More”, “Break Ya Neck”,
Lil Kim - “Magic Stick”, “How Many Licks”, “Shake Ya Bum Bum”
Grandmaster Flash - “The Message”, “White Lines”
Slick Rick - “Children’s Story”, “Street Talkin’”
KRS-One - “I Am There”, “C.I.A. (Criminals in Action)”, “Step Into a World”
Dirty Projectors  - “Stillness is the Move”, “Cannibal Resource”
Elton John - “Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters”, “Your Song”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Cinderella - “Don’t Know What You Got”
Todd Rundgren - “Hello It’s Me”, “I Saw the Light”, “Can We Still Be Friends?”
Joan Jett - “I Love Rock ‘N Roll”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You”
Justin Bieber - “Baby”, “One Time”
Barenaked Ladies - “One Week”
Bob Marley & The Wailers - “Jammin’”, “No Woman, No Cry”, “Three Little Birds”
Jackie Wilson - “Lo&nely Teardrops”, “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher  Higher”
Wilson Pickett - “In the Midnight Hour”, “Mustang Sally”
The Naked and Famous - “Young Blood”, “Punching In a Dream”, “Girls Like You”
Isaac Hayes - “Walk On By”, “By the Time I get to Phoenix”
Amy Grant - “Baby, Baby”, “I Will Remember You”, “That’s What Love if For”
Cole Porter - “Night and Day”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
John Hiatt - “Have a Little Faith in Me”
Queen - “Killer Queen”, “I Want to Break Free”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”
Broken Social Scene - “7/4 (Shoreline)”
Feist - “1234”, “My Moon My Man”
The Cranberries - “Linger”, “Dreams”, “Zombie”
Florence + the Machine - “Shake it Out”, “Kiss With A Fist”, “Dog Days Are Over”
Bloc Party - “Signs”, “Banquet”
Akon - “Smack That”, “I Wanna Fuck You”, “Don’t Matter”, “Beautiful”
St. Lunatics - “Midwest Swing”
Tina Turner - “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, “Private Dancer”
Perfect Circle - “3 Libras”, “Orestes” “Judith”
Young the Giant - “My Body”, “Cough Syrup”
Colbie Caillat - “Realize”, “Bubbly”, “Brighter Than the Sun”, “Fallin’ for You” 
The National - “Fake Empire”, “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
98 Degrees - “I Do (Cherish You)”
Janet Jackson - “Again”, “Control”, “When I Think of You”, “That’s the Way Love Goes”
Foreigner - “Juke Box Hero”, “Cold As Ice”, “Feels Like the First Time”
Mandy Moore - “I Wanna Be With You”, “Only Hope”
JoJo - “Too Little, Too Late”, “Let it Rain”
Ray LaMontagne - “You Are the Best Thing”, “Trouble”
Howie Day - “She Says”, “Collide”
Blonde Redhead - “23”, “When the Road Runs Out”
The Eagles - “Desperado”, “The Last Resort”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “Take it Easy”, “Take it to the Limit”
The Pretenders - “Stop Your Sobbing”, “Brass in Pocket (I’m Special)”, “Don’t Get Me Wrong”
Relient K - “Be My Escape”, “Who I am Hates Who I’ve Been”
Marilyn Manson - “The Beautiful People”, “The Dope Show”
Tevin Campbell - “Back to the World”, “I’m Ready”
Kelly Clarkson - “Miss Independent”, “Already Gone”, “Breakaway”
Air Traffic - “Just Abuse Me”, “Shooting Star”
Bad Company - “Shooting Star”, “Rock & Roll Fantasy”, “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, “Ready For Love”
Free - “All Right Now”
Ian Anderson - “Adrift and Dumfounded”
Meat Loaf - “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”
James Morrison - “Wonderful World”, “You Give Me Something”, “You Make it Real”
Jack Johnson - “Bubble Toes”, “Flake”, “Good People”
Bruno Mars - “Marry You”, “It Will Rain”, “Just the Way You Are”
Neon Trees - “Everybody Talks”, “Animal”
Fictionist - “The Real Thing”, “Blue-eyed Universe”,
Meg & Dia - “Setting Up Sunday”, “Monster”
Jefferson Airplane/Starship - “
Brett Dennen - “Ain’t No Reason”
Journey - “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Open Arms”, “Faithfully”, “Any Way You Want It”
Yes - “Roundabout”, “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, “Long Distance Runaround”, “I’ve Seen All Good People”
Arrested Development - “People Everyday”, “Tennessee”
Imogen Heap - “Speeding Cars”, “Hide and Seek”, “Wait it Out”
Warren Zevon - “Lawyers, Guns and Money”, “Excitable Boy”, “Johnny Strikes Up the Band”, “Werewolves of London”
Bo Diddley - “Bo Diddley”
Earth, Wind, & Fire - “September”, “Let’s Groove”
Cyndi Lauper - “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
Madonna - “This Used to be my Playground”
Anastacia - “One Day in Your Life”, “I’m Outta Love”
Shawnna - “Gettin’ Some”
Jennifer Hudson - “If This Isn’t Love”, “Spotlight”
Peter Cetera - “After All”, “Glory of Love”, “The Next Time I Fall”
Tom Paxton - “The Last Thing on My Mind”
Andrew Bird - “Tenousness”, “Oh No”
Chingy - “Right Thurr”, “One Call Away”, “Holidae Inn”
J-Kwon - “Tipsy”, “You & Me”
Jibbs - “King Kong”, “Chain Hang Low”
Murphy Lee - “Wat Da Hook Gon Be”, “Shake Ya Tailfeather”

Eddie’s Chapter Six Playlist: 
Rolling Stones - “Beast of Burden”
ZZ Top - “La Grange”, “Gimme All Your Lovin’”
Wyclef Jean - “Stayin’ Alive”, “Perfect Gentleman”, “Mona Lisa”
Airborne Toxic Event - “Wishing Well”, “Sometime Around Midnight”, “Changing”
Local Natives - “Who Knows, Who Cares”, “Wide Eyes”, “Airplanes”
Jack’s Mannequin - “Dark Blue”, “Bruised”, “Holiday from Real”
Kings of Leon - “Use Somebody”, “Sex on Fire”
Jethro Tull - “Thick as a Brick”, “Aqualung”, “Locomotive Breath”
Billy Idol - “Rebel Yell”, “White Wedding”, “Dancing with Myself”
M.I.A. - “Paper Planes”, “Boyz”, “Come Around”
Bruce Willis - “Respect Yourself”
Eddie Murphy - “Party All the Time”
Lindsay Lohan - “Rumors”
John Travolta - “You’re the One That I Want”, “Summer Nights”, “Sandy”
Don Johnson - “Heartbeat”
Miley Cyrus - “Party in the USA”
Jamie Foxx - “Blame It”, “Gold Digger”
Patrick Swayze - “She’s Like the Wind”
Billie Holiday - “I’ll be Seeing You”
Buxton - “Blown a Fuse”
TV on the Radio - “Crying”, “Wolf Like Me”, “Family Tree”
William Fitzsimmons - “Hazy” (w/ Rosi Golan), “I Don’t Feel it Anymore”, “Passion Play”
Sister Sledge - “We Are Family”
Boz Scaggs - “Look What You’ve Done to Me”, “Lowdown”
Macy Gray - “I Try”, “Glad You’re Here”
David Gray - “This Years Love”, “Babylon”, “Sail Away”
The Outfield - “Your Love”, “Say It Isn’t So”,
O.A.R. - “Hey Girl”, “That Was a Crazy Game of Poker”, “Shattered (Turn the Car Around)”
LCD Soundsystem - “I Can Change”, “Someone Great”
The Smiths - “There is a Light That Never Goes Out”, “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”
Mike + the Mechanics - “All I Need is a Miracle”, “Silent Running”, “The Living Years”
Paul Kelly - “To Her Door”, “Careless”, “Bradman”,
Slipknot - “Snuff”
The Cure - “Just Like Heaven”, “Lovesong”, “Close to Me”, “In Between Days”
The Clash - “Should I Stay or Should I Go”, “London Calling”, “Train in Vain”
Grateful Dead - “Casey Jones”, “Touch of Grey”, “Uncle John’s Band”
Santana - “Black Magic Woman”, “Evil Ways”, “Smooth”
Sly and the Family Stone - “Everyday People”, “Thank You”
Mumford & Sons - “The Cave”, “White Blank Page”, “Little Lion Man”
Sugar Ray - “Every Morning”, “Fly”, “Someday”
Coolio - “Gangsta’s Paradise”, “Fantastic Voyage”, “C U When U Get There”  
Dr. Dre - “Forget About Dre”, “Still D.R.E.”, “The Next Episode”, “Nuthin’ But A G Thang”, “Fuck Wit Dre Day”
Ice Cube - “It Was a Good Day”, “Check Yo Self”, “You Can Do It”, “We Be Clubbin’”
Nate Dogg - “Nobody Does it Better”, “Never Leave Me Alone”, “Shake That”, “‘Till I Collapse” 
Warren G - “Regulate”, “Ain’t No Fun”, “This D.J.”
N.W.A. - “Straight Outta Compton”, “Express Yourself”, “F**k tha Police”
Natasha Bedingfield - “Pocketful of Sunshine”, “Unwritten”, “Love Like This”, “These Words (I Love You, I Love You)” 
Best Coast - “The Only Place”, “When I’m With You”
Broken Bells - “Ghost Inside”, “October”
Refreshments - “MeKong”, “Mexico”, “Nada”, “Banditos”
Format - “On Your Porch”, “She Doesn’t Get It”, “The First Single (You Know Me)”
fun. - “All the Pretty Girls”, “Be Calm”, “The Gambler” 
Brandy -  “I Wanna Be Down”, “Have You Ever”, “The Boy is Mine”
Ray J - “Sexy Can I”, “One Wish”, “Let it Go”
Cypress Hill - “(Rock) Superstar”, “Insane in the Brain”
All 4 One - “I Swear”, “I Can Love You Like That”
Third Eye Blind - “Semi-Charmed Life”, “How’s it Going to Be”, “Jumper”, “Never Let You Go”
Train - “Hey, Soul Sister”, “Drops of Jupiter”, “Meet Virginia” 
One Block Radius - “You Got Me”, “Wantin’ U Back”
Tony! Toni! Tone! - “If I Had No Loot”, “Let’s Get Down”, “Anniversary” 
En Vogue - “Giving Him Something He Can Feel”, “Free Your Mind”, “My Lovin’”
Keyshia Cole - “Last Night”, “Enough of No Love”
MC Hammer - “U Can’t Touch This”, “Too Legit to Quit”
Blink-182 - “All the Small Things”, “What’s My Age Again”, “Dammit”
Switchfoot - “Dare You to Move”, “Meant to Live”, “Your Love is a Song”
Unwritten Law - Up All Night
Ben Harper - “Steal my Kisses”, “Forever”, “Whipping Boy”
Tool - “Ænema”, “Forty Six & 2”, “Sober”, “Stinkfist”, “Schism”
Beck - “Where It’s At”, “Girl”, “Loser”
Rage Against the Machine - “Renegades of Funk”, “Killing in the Name”
Mickey Avalon - “Jane Fonda”, “So Rich, So Pretty”, “Stroke Me”
Blitzen Trapper - “Furr”, “Black River Killer”, “God & Suicide”
Blind Pilot - “The Story I Heard”, “One Red Thread”, “Oviedo”
Jimi Hendrix - “All Along the Watchtower”, “Purple Haze”, “Foxey Lady” 
Nirvana - “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Heart-Shaped Box”, “Lithium”, “All Apologies”
Pearl Jam - “Yellow Ledbetter”, “Jeremy”, “Daughter”, “Better Man”
Fleet Foxes - “White Winter Hymnal”, “Mykonos”, “Ragged Wood”
Neko Case - “People Got a Lotta Nerve”, “I Wish I Was the Moon”, “Furnace Room Lullaby” 
Kenny G - “Songbird”
The Gift of Gab - “Evolution”, “Way of the Light”
Blackalicious - “Blazing Arrow”, “Chemical Calisthenics”, “Alphabet Aerobics”
Pigeon John - “All In”, “Weight of the World”
Red Hot Chili Peppers - “Under the Bridge”, “Californication”, “Otherside”, “Dani California”  
Incubus - “Drive”, “Pardon Me”, “Dig”
Bad Religion - “21st Century (Digital Boy)”, “Sorrow”
System of a Down - “Chop Suey!”, “Toxicity”, “Aerials”
NOFX - “Don’t Call Me White”
A Fine Frenzy - “Come on, Come Out”, “Almost Lover”, “Near to You”
Band of Horses - “Is There a Ghost”, “The Funeral”, “No One’s Gonna Love You”
Alice in Chains - “Rooster”, “Would?” “Man in the Box”
Led Zeppelin - “Stairway to Heaven”, “Tangerine”, “Going to California”, “Over the Hills and Far Away”, “All My Love”, “D’yer Mak’er”
Joe Walsh - “Rocky Mountain Way”, “Life’s Been Good”, “A Life of Illusion”
The Get Up Kids - “I’ll Catch You”, “Overdue”
Puddle of Mudd - “Blurry”, “She Hates Me”
Dido - “Here With Me”, “White Flag”, “Thank You” 
Animal Collective - “Summertime Clothes”, “My Girls”
Beach House - “Walk in the Park”, “10 Mile Stereo”
SR-71 - “Right Now”
Styx - “Best of Times”, “Babe”, “Mr. Roboto” 
Chuck Berry - “Johnny B. Goode”
Marcy Playground - “Sex and Candy”, “Sherry Fraser”
Jason Mraz - “I’m Yours”, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”
Steely Dan - “Reelin’ in the Years”, “Hey Nineteen”, “Kid Charlemagne”
Oasis - “Wonderwall”, “Champagne Supernova”
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
Teddy Pendergrass - “Love TKO”
Patti LaBelle - “Lady Marmalade” 
Tori Amos - “Silent All These Years”
Leona Lewis - “Better in Time”, “Bleeding Love”, “I Will Be”
Lily Allen - “Smile”, “Who’d Have Known”

Eddie’s Chapter Seven Playlist:
Rolling Stones - “Beast of Burden”
The Avett Brothers - “I and Love and You”, “January Wedding”, The Ballad of Love and Hate”
Ben Fold Five - “Brick”
Henry Rollins - “Black Coffee”
Black Flag - “Rise Above”
The Pietasters - “Out All Night”, “Same Old Song”
Mötley Crüe - “Home Sweet Home”, “Dr. Feelgood”, “Kickstart My Heart”
Juvenile - “Back That Azz Up”, “Slow Motion”
Lil Wayne - “Mrs. Officer”, “Lollipop” 
Deana Carter - “Strawberry Wine”
Flight of the Conchords - “Business Times”, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room”, “Think About It”, “Hiphopopotamus Vs. Rhymenoceros” 
OneRepublic - “Say (All I Need)”, “Stop and Stare”, “Good Life”, “Secrets”
America - “A Horse With No Name”, “Sister Golden Hair”, “Tin Man”
Chairlift - “Bruises”
3OH!O3 - “Don’t Trust Me”, “Set You Free”
Gucci Mane - “Lemonade”, “Wasted”
Percy Sledge - “When a Man Loves a Woman”
Lionel Richie - “Hello”, “Say You, Say Me”, “All Night Long”
The Commodores - “Easy”, “Nightshift”
The Doors - “Roadhouse Blues”, “Riders on the Storm”
Iron & Wine - “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”, “Boy With a Coin”
Yellowcard - “One Year, Six Months”, “Only You”, “Ocean Avenue” 
T-Pain - “Low”, “Buy U a Drank” 
The Kills - “U.R.A. Fever”, “No Wow”
The Libertines - “Can’t Stand Me Now”, “Time For Heroes”
LL Cool J - “Doin It”, “Hey Lover”, “Loungin (Who Do Ya Luv)”
Salt-n-Pepa - “Whatta Man”, “Shoop”
Ja Rule - “Livin It Up”, “Always on Time”, “Put it On Me”
Mariah Carey - “Always be my Baby”, “Without You”, “Hero”
Rusted Root - “Back to the Earth”, “Send Me on my Way”
Wiz Khalifa - “Black and Yellow”, “This Plane”
Frank Sinatra - “Fly me to the Moon”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, “I’ve Got You Under my Skin”
Styx - “Renegade”
Chadwick Stokes - “Adelaide”
Rolling Stones - “Sympathy for the Devil”, “She’s a Rainbow”, “Moonlight Mile”, “Wild Horses”
O.A.R. - “Hey Girl”, “That was a Crazy Game of Poker”
Saul Williams - “Tao of Now”, “Penny for a Thought”, “Fearless”, “Wine”
Fishbone - “Party at Ground Zero”
Bon Jovi - “Livin’ On a Prayer”, “Always”
Naughty by Nature - “Ghetto Bastard”, “O.P.P.”, “Hip Hop Hooray”
Passion Pit - “Moth’s Wings”, “Sleepyhead”, “Take a Walk”
Matt Nathanson - “Come On Get Higher”, “All We Are”
Dave Matthews Band - “Lover Laydown”, “Warehouse”, “#41”, “Bartender”
Depeche Mode - “Enjoy the Silence”, “Just Can’t Get Enough”
The Fixx - “One Things Lead to Another”, “Saved by Zero”, “Red Skies”
Alex Metric - “Head Straight”, “it Starts”
Sarah McLachlan - “Angel”, “I Will Remember”
Paula Cole - “I Don’t Want to Wait”
Natalie Merchant - “Kind and Generous”, “Wonder”, “My Skin”, “Break Your Heart”
Tracy Chapman - “Fast Car”
2 Live Crew - “Me So Horny”, “Dirty Nursery Rhymes”
Steve Winwood - “Arc of the Diver”, “Higher Love”, “The Finer Things”, “Back in the High Life Again”
Ray Charles - “Georgia on my Mind”, “I Got a Woman”
Otis Redding - “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”, “These Arms of Mine”
Little Richard - “Tutti-Frutti”
AC/DC - “Thunderstruck”, “You Shook Me All Night Long”, “Back in Black”, “Highway to Hell”, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
Ciara - “Goodies”, “One, Two Step”
Monica - “Angel of Mine”, “Why I Love You So Much”, “Before You Walk Out of My Life”
India.Arie - “Video”, “The Heart of the Matter”
TLC - “Red Light Special”, “Waterfalls”, “Unpretty”, “Creep”,
Outkast - “So Fresh So Clean”, “Roses”,
Fergie - “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Glamorous”, “Fergalicious”
Gloria Estefan - “Turn the Beat Around”, “Conga” , “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”
Marc Anthony - “I Need to Know”, “You Sang Me”
Jennifer Lopez - “Jenny from the Block”, “All I Have”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”
Jimmy Buffett - “Come Monday”, “He Went to Paris”, “Jolly Mon Sing”
Vanilla Ice - “Ice Ice Baby”
Rick Ross - “Magnificent”
Vanessa Hudgens - “Come Back to Me”
Cassie - “Me & U”
Rihanna - “Umbrella”, “Live Your Life”, “Take a Bow”
The Veronicas - “Untouched”
Scarlett Johansson - “Relator” (w/ Pete Yorn), “Anywhere I Lay My Head”
Regina Spektor - “On the Radio”, “Fidelity”, “Us”
t.A.T.u. - “Show Me Love”, “All the Things She Said”
Rihanna - “Disturbia”, “SOS”
Peabo Bryson - “A Whole New World”, “If Ever You’re in Arms Again”
Hootie and the Blowfish - “Let Her Cry”, “Time”
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Joe Cocker - “With a Little Help from my Friends”, “You are so Beautiful”, “Up Where We Belong” 
Dru Hill - “In My Bed”, “Never Make a Promise”, “How Deep is Your Love”, “The Love We Had (Stays on My Mind)”, “We’re Not Making Love No More” 
Ginuwine - “So Anxious”, “Pony”
Mario - “Let Me Love You”, “Break Up”
Dizzy Gillespie - “On the Sunny Side of the Street”
Paul Kelly - “To Her Door”, “Bradman”, “
Azure Ray - “If You Fall”, “Beautiful Things Can Come From Dark”
R.E.M. - “Losing My Religion”, “Man on the Moon”
Meiko - “Boys and Girlfriends”, “Reasons to Love You”
Jack Peñate - “Put My Heart Away”, “Be the One”
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - “Mr. Bojangles”
Don Henley - “The Boys of Summer”, “The Heart of the Matter”, “The End of Innocence”
Johnny Mathis - “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”
Cowboy Troy - “Cowboy Stomp”
John Denver - “Rocky Mountain High”, “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “Annie’s Song”
Buddy Holly - “Everyday”
Old 97s - “King of All the World”, “Rollerskate Skinny”, “Question” 
Dixie Chicks - “Not Ready to Make Nice”, “Goodbye Earl”, “Cowboy Take Me Away”
Miranda Lambert - “Gunpowder & Lead”
LeAnn Rimes - “How Do I Live”, “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way”
Lee Ann Womack - “I Hope You Dance”, “Last Call” 
Shakira - “Underneath Your Clothes”, “Hip Don’t Lie”,  “Objection (Tango)”, “Whenever, Wherever” 

Friday, October 31, 2003

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