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Monday, November 24, 2008

Salute to the Blue States, Vol. 2

All right, this just in Missouri goes for McCain. So here is the second volume of my Blue States tribute. Also, the video above serves as an extra salute to Ohio, who found its way in this election year (along with several other formally red states!). It is the Breeders doing a cover of GBV's "Shocker in Gloomtown". Oh, and yes, that's GBV peeking in the garage.

Salute to the Blue States - The Rest of the Country

01. "Super Hawaii" by Kincaid
02. "Come On! Feel the Illinoise!" by Sufjan Stevens
03. "California Soul" by Marlena Shaw
04. "The Girl From Washington" by The Windbreakers
05. "Portland, Oregon" by Loretta Lynn & Jack White
06. "New Mexico" by Johnny Cash
07. "Michigan" by Red House Painters
08. "From Wisconsin" by Wolf Colonel
09. "Christmas in Nevada" by the Willard Grant Conspiracy
10. "Minnesota" by the Mountain Goats
11. "Goin' Back to Indiana" by the Jackson 5
12. "Colorado Song" by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
13. "Florida's On Fire" by Superchunk
14. "Ohio" by CSN&Y
15. "Iowa" by the Phoids
16. "Oh My Sweet Carolina" by Ryan Adams with Emmylou Harris

Time: 59:02

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Salute to the Blue States, Vol. 1

Wow. I mean wow! It really was a Super Tuesday yesterday. It's the first time I've ever gotten up on the Wednesday after election day with an extra spring in my step. In honor of the occasion, I've put together the first of two Blue State compilations. As I write this, the nation still awaits confirmation in North Carolina (leaning slightly to Obama) and Missouri (leaning slightly toward McCain). Today's compilation will only feature the staunchly progressive North East states. To be sure, not all of these songs show the states in the best light, but I can vouch for the superb-ness of each song. Also, I did not take the time to sequence the compilation, but rather I decided to put the states in order of their loyalty to Obama (ie: 67% of Vermonters voted for Barack so Vermont leads things off, while Virginia's 52% has them bringing up the rear). Enjoy!

Salute to the Blue States - The North East

01. "Long Vermont Roads" by the Magnetic Fields
02. "Holiday in Rhode Island" by the Softies
03. "New York" by the Sex Pistols
04. "Massachusetts" by the Bee Gees
05. "Maryland Bridge" by John K. Samson
06. "Delaware" by The Damnbuilders
07. "Connecticut Fun" by Punkestra
08. "Maine" by John Linnell
09. "Pennsylvania is . . ." by Everclear
10. "New Hampshire" by matt pond PA
11. "New Jersey" by Red House Painters
12. "Virginia Way/Shenandoah Breakdown" by the V-Roys

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