Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Post-Election Playlist

We are relieved this morning at the results of the presidential election. After so much muck and spin, my editors and I could keep down only small pieces of post-election coverage, including news that otherwise we would have enjoyed hearing.  Just now, the radio is off and we have made this playlist.

We err here on the side of a dangerous emotion, hope:

1. "Get Together" (1967), The Youngbloods
2. "Learning To Fly" (2000), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
3. "I'll Be Glad" (2005),  Elvin Bishop
4. "Why Can't We Live Together” (1974), Timmy Thomas
5. "Anything's Possible" (2006), Jonny Lang
6. "Second Wind" (1995), Claire Lynch: You may want to hike the volume on this.
7. "Let's Work Together" (1970), Canned Heat
8. "Family Affair" (1971), Sly & The Family Stone
9. "I Am Part Of A Large Family" (2007), Great Lake Swimmers
10. "Starting A New Life" (1971), Van Morrison
11. "Pickin' Up The Pieces" (1969), Poco
12. "We'll Be Together Again" (1955), Cannonball Adderley
13. "Unison In Harmony" (1999), Coope, Boyes & Simpson


Anonymous said...

Great playlist, Kit! The only title I would add is "Imagine." But my musical taste runs to the classical for the most part, so my own playlist would contain things like the final movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Schiller's "Ode to Joy") and any number of happy drinking songs from various operas. Can you tell I'm glad this interminable elction season is finally over?

Good to see you in Portland last month!


Kit said...

Thanks, Lolly. Yes, "Imagine" would be perfect. An earlier version of the playlist did have a couple of classical pieces (Handel's "La Réouissance" and a peppy trumpet voluntary) but they didn't make the final cut ... which I blame entirely on Todd.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing you & Jody in December! xx Elise

Kit said...

Thanks Elise. The feeling is mutual; plus I'm getting a new hip tomorrow so maybe I can test it out in the city with you guys.

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