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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Disposable Dixie-cup drinking / I assassin down the avenue / I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
— Wilco, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
March 8, 2007
Joni Mitchell’s Been Bumped

I’ve had a playlist for California for longer than I’ve had an iPod, and longer than iTunes existed. It was built when I took my first trip there in April of 2001 when I used Toast to burn a CD for the Jeep. I surveyed friends, built the list, grabbed the tunes and burned the CD.

There’s some obvious stuff on there such as Hotel California by the The Eagles and California Dreamin by the Mamas and the Papas. California Uber Alles by the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy was a great little treat, and less obvious.

This list has always started with California by Joni Mitchell. It’s a wonderful song that evoked images of that golden place like no other.

Until now.

Joni’s been bumped and replaced by Neko Case’s In California.

Sorry Joni. Lifetime achievement or not, some things just have to change. It’s time to move along. If it’s any consolation, you’re now the last song on that list. At least this means you’re bookending it.

Posted by skooter at 7:22 PM This entry is filed under Music.
This entry is tagged: AltCountry, California, Neko Case, Road Trip

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