Long Emergency Mix CD

Sharon January 24th, 2007

Just for our own amusement, Eric and I have created our own personal “Music for the Long Emergency” Mix album, and we offer up our playlist for your own amusement. Volume two is coming shortly, since we ran out of space before we could put all the fun stuff we wanted on. The goal was maximum amusement value, maximum irony and maximum strange juxtapositions. We’re sure we’re missing things, since we mostly pulled stuff out of our own collections, so feel free to suggest things, although anyone who mentions REM or Hootie will be emotionally abused.

Peak Oil Mix Tape #1 Song List:

1. “God’s Away On Business” Tom Waits
2. “It Ain’t the Money” Macy Gray
3. “Nine to Five” Dolly Parton
4. “Busted” Johnny Cash
6. “Fight the Power” Public Enemy
7. “Little Pink Houses” John Mellencamp
8. “Once in a Lifetime” The Talking Heads
9. “Too Darn Hot” Mel Torme
10. “She Blinded Me With Science” Thomas Dolby
11. “My Oklahoma Home” Bruce Springsteen
12. “Walking Through a Wasted Land” Richard Thompson
13. “The Sky is Crying” Etta James
14. “A Hard Rain Is Going to Fall” Bob Dylan
15. “Wasn’t That a Mighty Storm” Nancy Griffith
16. “Lord, Mr. Ford” Jerry Reed
17.”The Middle of the Road” The Pretenders
18. “The Blackleg Miner” Steeleye Span
19. “Bicycle Race” Queen
21. “Redemption Song” Bob Marley
22. “Gone At Last” Paul Simon
23. “Hayseed Like Me” Pete Seeger
24. “Hands on the Wheel” Willie Nelson
25. “Yell Fire!” Michael Franti


5 Responses to “Long Emergency Mix CD”

  1. Mauricio Babiloniaon 24 Jan 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Erm, what about that other Talking Heads song, Nothing but Flowers?

    BTW, I just loved, loved, loved your Justice, Farms and Victory Gardens piece over on EB…

  2. nulinegvgvon 24 Jan 2007 at 11:42 pm

    “Gardening at Night” -REM


  3. Eric Liliuson 27 Jan 2007 at 3:14 pm

    “Houses in the Fields” John Gorka
    “White Rose” Fred Eaglesmith

  4. WBon 28 Jan 2007 at 11:06 pm

    Try “restless consumer” by Neil Young on the album “living with war” (track #3). You can strean this for free at http://www.mp3.com/neil-young/artists/5078/summary.html

  5. Stuart Studebakeron 05 Feb 2007 at 5:51 am

    Here’s a little known but to the point tune:

    Of All The Things We’ve Made
    by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the dark

    To want this.
    Of everything we’ve made.
    The times it’s worked before.

    Of all the things we’ve said.
    Times that worked before today.

    To want this.
    Of everything we’ve made.
    The times it’s worked before.

    Of all the things we’ve said.
    They’ve always worked before…

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