throwin' punches
by request: oranges and sunshine (jim loach, 2010)

music friday: montara beach

Another trip back to a mix disc for a car trip. I’m assuming from the title that this was for a day at the beach, but that’s probably irrelevant to the songs that were picked. Sometime around 1999, based on the dates on some of the songs.

  1. Golden Earring, “Radar Love”. Brenda Lee’s “Coming on Strong.”
  2. Vicki Sue Robinson, “Turn the Beat Around”. Love to hear percussion.
  3. Will Smith, “Gettin’ Jiggy Wid It”. No love for the haters.
  4. Nick Lowe, “Cracking Up”. I don’t think it’s funny no more.
  5. Better than Ezra, “Desperately Wanting”. They say the worst is over.
  6. David and David, “River’s Gonna Rise”. There’ll be dancing in the street when the river done rise.
  7. Kristin Hersh, “Echo”. I’m scaring everybody.
  8. Gene Vincent, “Be-Bop-A-Lula”. She’s the one who gets more more more.
  9. The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Bald Headed Lena”. She’s got a cue-ball head that’s hard as lead.
  10. Alison Krauss, “The Three Bells”. Lead us not into temptation.
  11. Buena Vista Social Club, “Candela”. Ay candela, candela, candela me quemo aé.
  12. Toni Basil, “Mickey”. I’ll take it like a man.
  13. Billy Idol, “Dancing with Myself”. If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance, and I'll be dancing with myself.
  14. Ben Harper, “Mama’s Got a Girlfriend Now”. Mama don’t watch your damn football.
  15. Travis, “Why Does It Always Rain on Me? I can’t stand myself.
  16. The Weather Girls, “It’s Raining Men”. I'm gonna let myself get absolutely soaking wet.
  17. Harry Nilsson, “You’re Breaking My Heart”. So fuck you.
  18. The Police, “So Lonely.” All dressed up and nowhere to go.
  19. Dave Edmunds, “Readers Wives”. The old man watches and the young man jives.
  20. The Hanson Brothers, “Old Time Hockey”. Like Eddie Shore.