What I’m Listening To This Christmas

I’ve got all this downtime because I didn’t use any vacation to speak of all year — I’m basically taking December off. Unfortunately, Carole’s working, so I’ve got the shortest days of the year in this wintry northern climate ALL TO MYSELF.

It’d be easy to just cocoon and sleep, but I’d like to look back later and say “I did something productive with my time.”

So, this is what I’m listening to in order to keep myself moving and motivated.

 Track  Artist
 I Am What I Am  Adrian Belew
 Houses In Motion  Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip
 Tarzan Boy (Original Hit Version)  Baltimora
 Stand By Me  Ben E. King
 I Can Help  Billy Swan
 Drinking And Driving  Black Flag
 Slip It In / Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie  Black Flag
 When Electricity Came To Arkansas  Black Oak Arkansas
 The Bad Touch (Album Version (Explicit))  Bloodhound Gang
 Hooked On A Feeling  Blue Swede
 Rasputin  Boney M
 Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler  Bonnie Tyler
 Life’ll Kill Ya  Brook Pridemore
 Hot Hot Hot  Buster Poindexter
 Peace Train  Cat Stevens
 Road To Hell, The (Part Ii)  Chris Rea
 Caroline  Concrete Blonde
 Everybody Knows  Concrete Blonde
 God Is A Bullet  Concrete Blonde
 Happy Birthday  Concrete Blonde
 Joey (2010 Digital Remaster)  Concrete Blonde
 Run Run Run  Concrete Blonde
 Tomorrow, Wendy  Concrete Blonde
 Androgynous  Crash Test Dummies
 Cotton Eyed Joe  Crazy Frog
 Lookin’ Out My Back Door  Creedence Clearwater Revival
 People Get Ready  Curtis Mayfield
 Crazy  Danger Mouse
 Don’t Fence Me In  David Byrne
 Looking For Freedom 01 (Remix 2006)  David Hasselhoff
 Miserlou  Dick Dale
 Peter Gunn  Dick Dale
 Drift Away  Dobie Gray
 Calling America  Electric Light Orchestra
 In Neon  Elton John
 Wayfaring Stranger  Emmylou Harris
 Make Me Lose Control  Eric Carmen
 Weapon Of Choice  Fatboy Slim
 Montana  Frank Zappa
 We Are Young (feat. Janelle Mon??e)  fun.
 Live And Let Die  Guns N’ Roses
 Lust For Life  Iggy Pop
 On Top Of The World  Imagine Dragons
 Shoot To Thrill (Made Famous By AC/DC)  Iron Man
 Androgynous  Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
 Crimson and Clover  Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
 The Hand Of The Almighty  John R. Butler
 Wayfaring Stranger  Johnny Cash
 Roadrunner  Jonathan Richman
 Detachable Penis  King Missile
 O Superman (For Massenet)  Laurie Anderson
 Rumble  Link Wray
 Rad Gumbo (2006 Remastered LP Version)  Little Feat
 Coming to America  Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
 East Bound And Down  Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
 Sweet Caroline  Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
 Enter Sandman  Metallica
 Jesus Built My Hotrod  Ministry
 I’m Your Man  Nick Cave
 Blister In The Sun  Nouvelle Vague
 Dancing with Myself  Nouvelle Vague
 Road To Nowhere  Nouvelle Vague
 Hey Ya!  Outkast
 Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (2010 Digital Remaster)  Paul McCartney
 Press (1993 Digital Remaster)  Paul McCartney
 Solsbury Hill  Peter Gabriel
 Brain Damage (2011 – Remaster)  Pink Floyd
 Learning To Fly  Pink Floyd
 Rhythm Of Love  Plain White T’s
 Rise  Public Image Ltd.
 This Is Not A Love Song  Public Image Ltd.
 Radio Ga Ga  Queen
 Driver 8 (2010 Digital Remaster)  R.E.M.
 Fall On Me  R.E.M.
 First We Take Manhattan (LP Version)  R.E.M.
 It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)  R.E.M.
 Radio Free Europe  R.E.M.
 Rotary Ten  R.E.M.
 Superman  R.E.M.
 I Love L.A.  Randy Newman
 The Internet Is For Porn  Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
 Everybody Knows  Rufus Wainwright
 Sleepwalk  Santo and Johnny
 The Monster Mash  Scott Upper
 Popular  Stephen Schwartz
 Mr. Roboto  Styx
 Brain Damage  The Austin Lounge Lizards
 Momma Don’t Allow: Minutes of the Last Meeting / Meeting is Adjourned  The Austin Lounge Lizards
 Stupid Texas Song  The Austin Lounge Lizards
 The Other Shore  The Austin Lounge Lizards
 Lava (Party Mix Version)  The B-52’s
 Mesopotamia  The B-52’s
 Private Idaho (Party Mix-Album Version)  The B-52’s
 Roam  The B-52’s
 T.V. Man (edit)  The Bolshoi
 Radioactive  The Firm
 88 Lines About 44 Women  the Nails
 88 Lines About 44 Women (Mediasound Mix)  the Nails
 I’m An Adult Now  The Pursuit of Happiness
 Flower Of Scotland  The Real McKenzies
 Cool Water  The Sons of the Pioneers
 Tumbling Tumbleweeds  The Sons of the Pioneers
 New Orleans Is Sinking  The Tragically Hip
 You Better You Bet  The Who
 Fingertips 14 – Somethin’ Grabbed (LP Version)  They Might Be Giants
 I Am a Paleontologist  They Might Be Giants
 Why Does the Sun Really Shine?  They Might Be Giants
 Take Me Home, Country Roads  Toots and the Maytals
 Moondance  Van Morrison
 Add It Up  Violent Femmes
 American Music  Violent Femmes
 Blister In The Sun  Violent Femmes
 It’s Gonna Rain  Violent Femmes
 Jesus Walking On The Water  Violent Femmes
 Kiss Off  Violent Femmes
 Out The Window  Violent Femmes
 I Need A Truck (Outtake)  Warren Zevon
 Reel Ten  Weekend
 Zack’s Zydeco Two-Step  Zachary Smith
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One Response to What I’m Listening To This Christmas

  1. caroleotter says:

    Well, one good thing about having me out of the house, is that you can play whatever you want, as loudly as you want. 🙂

    BTW, you were asking me about my schedule, so I wanted to tell you that I must go to that thing on my calendar tomorrow evening.

    Carole

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