Since the NYTime has not only revealed but also discussed President Bush’s iPod playlist, I thought maybe I’d take a moment to revel in the list that’s making my life a little more charming this week. It’s composed of many songs that I thank the people at PepsiCo for bringing into my life thanks to multiple “free song!” winnings on my Diet Pepsi caps. Usually, my playlists are kind of fluid — I listen to what I’m in the mood for — but they also tend to include certain songs for weeks at a time, and this is a mix of laid-back and charging music that will probably get me through work all week.
Right now, I have a particularly radio-friendly list, I think.
Thus, the On-The-Go Playlist of the moment (in no real order):
* Franz Ferdinand, “Jacqueline”
* Ben Folds, “Landed”
* Weezer, “Beverly Hills”
* Bright Eyes, “Method Acting” (those three are my California block)
* Bob Dylan, “Waitin’ For You” — because I think I saw Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood twice on TNT this weekend.
* Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
* Franz Ferdinand, “Take Me Out”
* Incubus, “Megalomaniac” – it’s probably been at least a year since I should have bought this song. I’m sorry, Brandon Boyd, and I still love you even though you’re hairy and a security risk.
* Modest Mouse, “Float On”
* Modest Mouse, “Ocean Breathes Salty”
* The Von Bondies, “C’mon C’mon” – from a CD that the lovely sent me once upon a time.
* Jem, “Come on Closer” — music tied in my mind to the movie Closer, though I can’t honestly remember if it appeared in the film or in the promotions.
* Phantom Planet, “Turn Smile Shift Repeat”
* The Servant, “Cells” — this song makes me want to take up kickboxing or some other kind of super-heroish pastime, or at least to get a floor-length black leather coat and some buggish sunglasses.
* Death Cab for Cutie, “Title and Registration”
I feel a little dirty for having “Brown Eyed Girl” on my computer, just like the president, but… he doesn’t get to ruin everything for me.