Itchy Trigger Playlister

Fifth straight day of sunshine in St. Louis.  For my New York friends riding out another snowstorm, here’s what I’d play during an overcast Sunday afternoon if I owned a used bookstore:

1.  Heart Attack and Vine – Tom Waits
2.  A Dear Old Southland – Allen Toussaint
3.  How Long – Pinetop Perkins
4.  Cold Milk Bottle – The Mountain Goats
5.  Mexico – Cake
6.  Bei Mir Bist Du Schon – Ella Fitzgerald
7.  So Long Babylone – Coralie Clement
8.  Too Drunk To Dream – The Magnetic Fields
9.  Leeds United – Amanda Palmer
10. Peace Frog – The Doors
11. Got a Thing on My Mind – Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
12. I Need You to Hold My Hand – Cynthia Langston and the Gospel Queens
13. We Are the Sleepyheads – Belle and Sebastian
14. All U Can Eat – Ben Folds
15. To Turn a Tune or Two – The Strange Boys
16. Better When You’re Stoned – 1986
17. I’m Waiting For the Man – The Velvet Underground
18. The Passenger – Iggy Pop
19. Color Bars – Elliott Smith
20. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
21. Take This Waltz – Leonard Cohen
22. Mama, You’ve Been On My Mind – Jeff Buckley
23. I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You – Tom Waits
24. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Bob Dylan
25. Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
26. Railroad Man – Eels
27. Love Love Love – The Mountain Goats
28. Lemon Tree – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
29. On The Sunny Side of the Street – James Booker
30. Down To It – Sugarman & Co.
31. Try A Little Tenderness – Otis Redding (surely a great song, but mostly so I could close out the set by having one of my employees dance around like Duckie.  Hopefully I would not be as expressionless as Molly Ringwald always is, in everything.)

PS – I don’t want anything bad to happen to Duckie, but I think it’s pretty great that the ex-wife who took a hit out on him is named Sarah Trigger.

PPS – If you can’t dig “Thunder Road” then you’re a Communist.

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I'm Erin. I have tattoos and more than one cat. I am an office drone, a music writer, and an erstwhile bartender. I am a cook in the bedroom and a whore in the kitchen. Things I enjoy include but are not limited to zombies, burritos, Cthulhu, Kurt Vonnegut, Keith Richards, accordions, perfumery, and wearing fat pants in the privacy of my own home.
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