Don’t Wake Me Up When I’m Dreamin’

March and what has so far passed for April have been ridiculous.  My social calendar (listen to me, talking like a civilized lady!) has been full pretty much all this time, and while I finally feel engaged with other human beings for a change, I will take any opportunity to go to bed.  Not actually sleeping is not a concern; I’ve been borrowing books and the ever-growing size of the Netflix Watch Instantly queue gets me all hot and bothered.

(Watched No Impact Man on a recent Saturday afternoon.  It was okay.  The original NYT article was more interesting, and the guy’s wife looks so eerily like Graham’s ex-girlfriend that I got a little weirded out watching her walk around her apartment.)

But lying around in bed feels wrong when the weather’s been so beautiful for days, so I made an If I Owned A Used Bookstore on a Sunny Day playlist.  This follows up on my rainy day playlist, which I wrote for my East Coast friends during their hundredth snowstorm of the year.

(Ahem…pretty much all of my playlists are determined based on the fantasy of me owning a used bookstore, which, like all of my business ownership fantasies, is predicated entirely upon me winning a $200+ million lottery someday (yes, I have considered the gift tax).  I should mention that I am aware that I am unlikely to own a bookstore someday, and I agree with some blogger I can’t remember let alone link, in that being a bookstore owner is one of those make-believe jobs that people only have in movies, similar to being a wedding planner or a “PR executive.”)

But anyway, here’s the If I Owned a Used Bookstore During a Sunny Day playlist:

Road To Joy – Bright Eyes
Modern Girl – Sleater-Kinney
Shores of California – Dresden Dolls
The Return of Jackie and Judy – Tom Waits
KFD – Left Lane Cruiser
Woe Is You and Me – The Strange Boys
Punk Rock Girl – Dead Milkmen
Hoosier Love – MU330
Lights Out – Santigold
Bruises – Chairlift (this might be on a commercial, but who cares it’s great?)
Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley
I Like Giants – Kimya Dawson
English Girls Approximately – Ryan Adams
Dylan’s Hard Rain – Ryan Bingham
Sweet Black Angel – Rolling Stones
Untitled – Neutral Milk Hotel (from In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)
Just Like Honey – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Comeback Kid – Silversun Pickups
Love My Way – The Psychedelic Furs
Wave of Mutilation – The Pixies
Stand Up – Al Green
Barefootin’ – Wilson Pickett
Summertime – Janis Joplin
Suffragette City – David Bowie
Johnny Ryall – Beastie Boys
Rhinestone Eyes – Gorillaz
Bones – Radiohead
Sealegs – The Shins
Mistaken For Strangers – The National
Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe – Okkervil River
Gardenia – Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
You’re No Rock N’ Roll Fun – Sleater-Kinney
Summer Babe (Winter Version) – Pavement
I’m a Man – Pulp
Jeepster – T. Rex
(Aint That) Good News – Sam Cooke
Cool – West Side Story
Academia – Sia
Piano Song – Heartless Bastards
Concierto de Aranjuez – Miles Davis
When the Night Comes – Dan Auerbach
God Gave Rock n’ Roll To You – KISS
California Dreams theme song – duh.
(thanks, Robin!)

About erineph

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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