Tonight as I was driving back from trivia* the music ran as follows:
“For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her,” Simon & Garfunkel
“Shotgun Down the Avalanche,” Shawn Colvin
“Save The People,” Godspell
“Hallelujah,” Rufus Wainwright
“Roll Away Your Stone,” Mumford & Sons
“King of the Road,” Rufus Wainwright & Teddy Thompson
“By My Side,” Godspell
“Come On Come On,” Mary Chapin Carpenter
“King of the Road” is the only cheerful song in the bunch. Still, it could have been worse: elsewhere in this playlist I have “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” by Randy Newman, “Brain Damage/Eclipse” by Pink Floyd, and “Prince of Darkness” by the Indigo Girls.
I need to play something entirely frivolous — maybe tomorrow I’ll put the Book of Mormon soundtrack in heavy rotation.
*Wrap-up: at California Cafe in Palo Alto; having not done this for a year my brain has rotted; I (and everybody else) get trounced every single flipping week by a group of Stanford biology grad students who call themselves “Spooning Leads to Forking.” A large part of my difficulty is that at this venue there is a music round, which means I am pretty much hosed.