Note: This blog post is “upside down.” To find out why — and to begin at the beginning — scroll down to where you see the three asterisks.
All Too Well (Taylor Swift) / November Rain (Guns N’ Roses) / Every Rose Has its Thorn (Poison) / I Run For Life (Melissa Etheridge) / The Load Out / Stay (Jackson Browne) / In the City (Eagles) / End Of The Line (The Traveling Wilburys) / Livin’ On A Prayer (Jon Bon Jovi) / Dreamer (Ozzy Osbourne) / Imagine (Allie Sherlock) / Celluloid Heroes (Kinks) / Candle In The Wind (Elton John) / Dust In The Wind (Scorpions) / Anticipation (Carly Simon) / Thrice All American (Niko Case) / Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (Jethro Tull) / Cool Change (Little River) / Fire And Rain (Birdy) / Sprawl II (Arcade Fire) / Ship Of Fools (Bob Seger) / Praying for Time (George Michael) / Run for the Roses (Dan Fogelberg) / Brooklyn Roads (Jane Olivor) / Farewell to Arms (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) / Pill (Edie Brickell) / Who’s Gonna Stand Up (Neil Young) / Is It Really a Smile? (JP Taylor) / Our World (Katie MacDonald) / A Little Good News (Ann Murray) / Something To Believe In (Poison) / It’s A Big Old Goofy World (John Prine) / We Are The World (6th Graders) / Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Diana Ross) / While My Guitar Gently Weeps (All Star Tribute) / Smile (The Rave-Ups) / I Just Came to Say Hello (Martin Solveig & Dragonette) / Night Moves (Bob Seger) / One Night In Bangkok (Murray Head) / Runnin From The Devil (Ohio Players) / In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company (The Dead South) / Wind of Change (Scorpions) / I Get No Joy (Jade Bird) / Angels (Robbie Williams) / Jessie (Joshua Kadison) / Into The Mystic (Van Morrison) / Mainstreet (Bob Seger) / Thrasher (Neil Young) / Do It Or Die (Atlanta Rhythm Section) / Perfectly Good Guitar (John Hiatt) / Highway Tune (Greta Van Fleet) / One Day (Gary Moore) / Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield) / Love All Night (Work all Day) — Yola / That’s The Way It Goes (George Harrison) / Summer in the City (The Lovin’ Spoonfuls) / Dancing in the Street (Van Halen) / Reach Out (I’ll Be There) — David Johansen / Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil) / Mad About You (Belinda Carlisle) / Make Me Lose Control (Eric Carmen) / Nine Million Bicycles (Katie Melua) /
I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) — Meat Loaf / Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through (Meat Loaf) / Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (Meat Loaf) / Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are (Meat Loaf) / Paradise By the Dashboard Light (Meat Loaf) / You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Meat Loaf) / It’s All Coming Back to Me Now (Meat Loaf) / Bat Out of Hell (Meat Loaf) / Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through (Jim Steinman) /
This Time Tomorrow (Brandi Carlile) / Candle in the Wind/Goodbye England’s Rose (Elton John) / Dancing in the Sky (Dani and Lizzy) / Richest Man (John Berry) / I Remember Everything (John Prine) / Wait and See (Ron Pope) / Empty (Ray LaMontagne) / Drive All Night (Glen Hansard) / One Headlight (The Wallflowers) / The Beast in Me (Nick Lowe) / All Some Kind of Dream (Josh Ritter) / Hey Matthew (Karel Fialka) / Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (Kurt Vile) / Undivided (Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard) / Let Her Go (Passenger) / Affirmation (Savage Garden) / The Golden State (John Doe and Kathleen Edwards) / Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have — But I Have It (Lana Del Rey) / Dreams (The Cranberries) / Reason to Believe (Vonda Shepard) / Alone Again (Naturally) — Vonda Shepard / The Hungry Years (Neil Sedaka) / Try Again (Andy Shauf) / Friend (Gracie Abrams) / Home (Phillip Phillips) / Picture (Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow) / Sisyphus (Andrew Bird) / One of Us (Joan Osborne / The Ballad of Lucy Jordon (Marianne Faithful) / Less Than You Think (Wilco) shortened version / Today We’re the Greatest (Middle Kids) / Last Kiss (Pearl Jam) / Swimming to the Other Side (Pat Humphries) / If We Were Vampires (Jason Isbell and the 400 Units) / Harmony Hall (Vampire Weekend) / Camouflage (Stan Ridgeway) / Hundreds of Ways (Conor Oberst) / This Life (Vampire Weekend) / Southbound Train (Nanci Griffith) / Finding You (The Go-Betweens) / Question (The Moody Blues) / Chimes of Freedom (Eliza Gilkyson) / Heads Gonna Roll (Jenny Lewis) / Midnight Sun (Calexico and Iron & Wine) / Ripple (Grateful Dead) / I’m Movin’ On (Rascal Flatts) / True Sadness (The Avett Brothers) / Mad World (Gary Jules) / Ballad of the Dying Man (Father John Misty) / Impossible Weight (Deep Sea Diver) / Phosphorescent (Song for Zula) / Saturday Night (Wade Bowen) / Galileo (Indigo Girls) / This Town (Niall Horan) / I Lied (Lord Huron) / Penny on the Train Track (Ben Kweller) / Used 2 Be a Romantic (Field Medic) / King of a One Horse Town (Dan Auerbach) / Who Am I (Country Joe & the Fish) / Devil May Care (Son Volt) / Older and Taller (Regina Spektor) / Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise (The Avett Brothers) / Right Here Right Now (Jesus Jones) / Helplessness Blues (Fleet Foxes) / We Are Nowhere and It’s Now (Bright Eyes) / Father Mountain (Calexio & Iron & Wine) / Perfect (Ed Sheeran) / Personal Giants (Radical Face) / The Mute (Radical Face) / Temptation of Adam (Josh Ritter) / Not Today (Suzanne Ernst) / Suicide Is Painless (Lorna Holland) / M*A*S*H Theme tune / M*A*S*H Theme (Instrumental) Extended 16:34 minute version / Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan) / Your Life Is Now (John Mellencamp) / Quiet Town (The Killers) / L.A. Freeway (Guy Clark) / I and Love and You (The Avett Brothers) / Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes (Jimmy Buffet) /
To Ramona (Sinead Lohan) / A Little Bit of Everything (Dawes) / Hang On (Guster) / One Step Ahead (Jack Johnson) / Trouble (Cage the Elephant) / Great Correction (Eliza Gilkyson) / Helpless (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) / Captain Jack (Billy Joel) / Good Riddance (Green Day) / Brighter Day (Michael Franti & Spearhead) / Dancing in the Wind (Suzi Quatro) / Beverly (Low Cut Connie) / I Miss You, I’m Sorry (Gracie Abrams) / Talk to Me (Cavetown) / Herbie Hancock’s “Imagine” featuring Pink, Seal, India.Arie / Society (Eddie Vedder) / The Stable Song (Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony) / Different Days (Jason Isbell) / Colors of the Wind (Jane Olivor) /
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) / Stairway to Heaven (Far Corporation) / Rock n’ Roll Heaven (The Righteous Brothers) / The Living Years (Mike + The Mechanics) / The Best of Times (Styx) / Down The Road (Mickey Hart) / Casual Conversations (Supertramp) / What a Feeling (Heather Nova) / Avalanche (Heather Nova) / London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do) — Heather Nova / Heart and Shoulder (Heather Nova) / Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Saint Etienne) / Beats the Hell Out of Me (The Waltons) / We’ve Got Tonight (Bob Seger) / Know What You Mean (Sister 7) / Basement Tapes (Semisonic) / Graduation (Vitamin C) / Perfect Day (Elton John & Collective Soul) / Knee Deep (Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffet) / Springsteen (Eric Church) / Fragile (Kylie Minogue) / Ironic (Alanis Morissette) / Rhythm of My Heart (Rod Stewart) / If (The Darling Buds) / Long Day in the Universe (The Darling Buds) / The Breakup Song (The Greg Kihn Band) / Mansion on the Hill (Neil Young) / Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen) / Uma Thurman (Fall Out Boy) /
It’s My Life (Bon Jovi) / Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart (Marc Almond & Gene Pitney) / Your Wildest Dreams (Moody blues) / Drops of Jupiter (Train) / Who Will Save Your Soul (Jewel) / Wide Open Spaces (The Chicks) / Lullaby (Shawn Mullins) / Deja Vu (SOAK) / Different Kind of Love (Adia Victoria) / Cats In the Cradle (Ugly Kid Joe) / If Looks Could Kill (Rodney Crowell) / Hungry Like the Wolf (Duran Duran) / Furr (Blitzen Trapper) / The Ballad of Billy the Kid (Billy Joel) / Lola (The Kinks) / The Times They Are A Changing (Billy Joel) / Fade Into You (Mazzy Star) / Desperado (The Eagles) / Could’ve Been (Tiffany) / Shooting Star (Bad Company) / The Logical Song (Supertramp) / Brain Damage (Pink Floyd) / Cheers theme (Gary Portnoy) / Welcome Back (John Sabastian) / Anyone for Tennis (Cream) / Show Me the Way (Styx) / Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (Creedence Clearwater Revival) / My Hometown (Bruce Springsteen) / Small Town (John Mellencamp) / Shallow (Allie Sherlock & Padraig Cahill) / A Lover Spurned (Soft Cell) / Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood) / Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones) / Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) / Dream On (Aerosmith) / C’est la Vie (Always 21) — Ace of Base / Holding Out for a Hero (Bonnie Tyler) / Superman (It’s Not Easy) — Five for Fighting / Torn (Natalie Imbruglia) / Everybody Loves Me, Baby (Don McLean) / Under My Thumb (Rolling Stones) / Viva la Vida (Coldplay) / Take It on the Run (REO Speedwagon) / Time for Me to Fly (REO Speedwagon) / Roll With the Changes (REO Speedwagon) / It Keeps You Runnin’ (The Doobie Brothers) / Lucky Man (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) / My Iron Lung (Patrice Pike) / Seduce Me Tonight (Cycle V) / In the Ghetto (Taylor Hicks & Toni Braxton) / Days Like These (Asia) / Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows) / Sister Christian (Night Ranger) / I’m on My Way (the Proclaimers) / Kiss You All Over – Exile (Axelsoft’s Funky Disco Remix) / Some Nights (Fun) / What’s Up (4 Non Blondes) / Complicated (Avril Lavigne) / Bad Case (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) / Jet (Paul McCartney & Wings) / Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Maroon 5) / Love Has All Been Done Before (Jade Bird) /
Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Belinda Carlisle) / Saltwater (Julian Lennon) / I’m a Believer (Smashmouth) / Brown Eyed Girl (Everclear) / American Pie (Madonna) / Party Line (Belle and Sebastian) / Hey! Yeah! (Deer Tick) / Dance Monkey (Tones and I) / Try (Pink) / Get Dancin (Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes) / Wish I Knew You (The Revivalists) / Pumped Up Kicks (Foster the People) / Sugar (Maroon 5) / Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon) / Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson) / Happy (Pharrell Williams) / Rockstar (Nickelback) / All Star (Smash Mouth) / Counting Stars (OneRepublic) / I’m a Rebel Just for Kicks Now (Josh Geating) / How High (The Record Company) / Mambo No. 5 (Lou Bega) / AM Radio (Everclear) / Little Talks (Of Monsters and Men) / The Final Parade (The Mighty Mighty Boss ToneS) / La Cucamarcha (TNN) / Come on Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners) / Having a Party (Rod Stewart) / Does Your Mother Know (B*Witched) / The Sweet Escape (Gwen Stefani) / Stand By You (Rachel Platten) / Don’t Bring Me Down (Electric Light Orchestra) / My Heart Will Go On (Munros Remix) / Built this City (Starship) / Abracadabra (Sugar Ray) / 1 2 3 4 (Feist) / Just Give Me a Reason (Pink & Nate Ruess) / Fancy Like (Walker Hayes) / Pop Goes the World (Men Without Hats) / Firework (Katy Perry) / Should I Stay or Should I Go (Kylie Minogue) / Can’t Get You Out of My Head (Kylie Minogue) / Get Out on the Dancefloor (Groove Armada) /
These Dark Times (Caged Animals) / Stop Children What’s that Sound (Buffalo Springsteen) / Conquistador (Procol Harum) / Ordinary World (Duran Duran) / Man on the Moon (R.E.M.) / 1979 (The Smashing Pumpkins) / Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) / Bring on the Rain (Jo Dee Messina & Tim McGraw) / Who Says You Can’t Go Home (Bon Jovi, Jennifer Nettles) / Soak Up the Sun (Sheryl Crow) / If I Could Turn Back Time (Cher) / Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Deep Blue Something) / Grenade (Bruno Mars) / Hey There Delilah (Plain White T’s) / State of the Nation (Industry) / On Melancholy Hill (Gorillaz) / After the Gold Rush (Natalie Merchant) / After the Gold Rush (The Flaming Lips) / Rolling in the Deep (Adele) / Take the Long Way Home (Supertramp) / Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding) / Never Had Nobody Like You (M. Ward) / I Melt with You (Nouvelle Vague) / I’m No Angel (Gregg Allman) / Sugar Magnolia (Grateful Dead) / Still the One (Orleans) / Ventura Highway (America) / We May Never Pass This Way (Again) — Seals & Croft / Turn, Turn, Turn (Chris de Burgh) / Can’t Find My Way Home (Joe Cocker) / With a Little Luck (Paul McCartney and Wings) / Desert Moon (Dennis Deyoung) / Barstool Blues (Soul Asylum) /
Even in the Quietest Moments (Supertramp) / Stop Making This Hurt (Bleachers) / Oh, Yoko! (Patti Smith & Tony Shanahan) / Living In Between (Matthew Ryan Jacobs) / Let It Bleed (The Rolling Stones) / Somewhere Along the Way (Dawes) / Wild World (Mr. Big) / Thick As a Brick (Jethro Tull) / Sleeping with a Friend (Neon Trees) / It Must Have Been the Roses (Grateful Dead) / Gone, Gone, Gone (Phillip Phillips) / Fools Gold (The Stone Roses) / Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (Crosby, Stills, Nash) / Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd) / Take the Long Road and Walk It (The Music) / All Summer Long (Kid Rock) / Then the Morning Comes (Smash Mouth) / If You’re Gone (Matchbox Twenty) / Peaceful World (John Mellencamp) / Give a Little Bit (Supertramp) / Angel (Shaggy) / Lady (Little River Band) / Gold (John Stewart & Stevie Nicks) / Spirit in the Night (Bruce Springsteen) / Whatever It Takes (Sinead Lohan) /
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic theme) / Whiter Shade of Pale (Sarah Brightman) / Blue Bayou (Linda Ronstadt) / The Rose (Bette Midler) / Tapestry (Carole King) / Morning Has Broken (Cat Stevens) / You’re My Best Friend (Queen) / Heal the World (Michael Jackson) / Vincent (Don McLean) / In My Life (Bette Midler) / ’39 (Queen) / Diary (Bread) / Hot Child in the City (Nick Gilder) / Guitar Man (Bread) / Song Sung Blue (Ray Conniff) / The Entertainer (Billy Joel) / Oh Very Young (Cat Stevens) / Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum) / With God On Our Side (Aaron Neville) / Southern Nights (Glen Campbell) / Because the Night (Patti Smith Group) / Seasons In the Sun (Terry Jacks) / Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me (Mac Davis) / My Oh My (Leonard Cohen) / Reason to Believe (Vonda Shepard) / Let Your Love Flow (Bellamy Brothers) / The Pretender (Jackson Browne) / You Belong to Me (Jason Wade) / Mr. Tambourine Man (The Byrds) / It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Echo & the Bunnymen) / Tangled Up in Blue (Robyn Hitchcock) / Love Minus Zero (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel) / If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Cowboy Junkies) / Series of Dreams (Gallon Drunk) / Every Grain of Sand (Emmy Lou Harris) / Easy Does It (Supertramp) / Tender Is the Night (Jackson Browne) / Bluer than Blue (Michael Johnson) / Superstar (Sonic Youth) / Porchlight (Neko Case) / Lyin’ Eyes (The Eagles) / Young Love (The Judds) / Follow Me (The Innocence Mission) / Back Home Again (Low) / I’m Sorry (Red House Painters) / Matthew (Granfaloon Bus) / Annie’s Song (Sunshine Club) / Lord Is It Mine (Supertramp) / Sweet Dreams (The Miraculous Love Kids, et al.) / Solitaire (Sheryl Crow) / Save the Best for Last (Vanessa Williams) / The Greatest Love of All (George Benson) / Why Worry (Dire Straits) / The Famous Final Scene (Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band) / Valentine (Jim Brickman with Martina McBride) / I Knew I loved You (Savage Garden) / Fly Like an Eagle (Steve Miller Band) / Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John and Kiki Dee) / Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) / Sometimes When We Touch (Susan Wong) / Friend of the Devil (Lyle Lovett) / Angel Eyes (The Jeff Healy Band) / Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough (Patty Smyth and Don Henley) / The Sound of Goodbye / Can’t Help Falling In Love (Kina Grannis) / If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Bellamy Brothers) / Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison) / Drive-in Movies (Ray LaMontagne) / Greatest Love of All (Alexandra Burke) /
Forever Autumn (Jeff Wayne) / Brando (Lucy Dacus) / Diary (Bread) / Heard It in a Love Song (The Marshall Tucker Band) / Positively 4th Street (Bob Dylan) / Kokomo (The Beach Boys) / Sister Golden Hair (America) / I Think I Love You (The Partridge Family) / There’s a Kind of Hush (The Carpenters) / The Sounds of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) / Oklahoma (Billy Gilman) / No Matter What (Badfinger) / Torn Between Two Lovers (Mary MacGregor) / Yer So Bad (Tom Petty) / Weight of the World (Ringo Starr) / Another Brick in the Wall (Lysergic Dream) / The Night Chicago Died (Paper Lace) / Pancho and Lefty (Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson) / Don’t Fear the Reaper (The Beautiful South) / The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band) / Music is Easy (Josephine Network) / I’m Stone in Love with You (The Beautiful South) / Baby Blue (Badfinger) / I Got a Name (Jim Croce) / Day After Day (Badfinger) / A Little Time (The Beautiful South) / Mysterious Ways (U2) / Leaving On a Jet Plane (Chantal Kreviazuk) / Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield) / Start Me Up (OmOm-i) /
Burn Down the Mission (Phil Collins) / Tonight (George Michael) / Border Song (Eric Clapton) / Rocket Man (Kate Bush) / Crocodile Rock (The Beach boys) / Daniel (Wilson Phillips) / Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (Joe Cocker) / Levon (Jon Bon Jovi) / Madman Across the Water (Bruce Hornsby) / Sacrifice (Sinead O’Connor) / Come Down in Time (Sting & Elton John) / Island Girl (Elton John) / Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John) / Tiny Dancer (Elton John) / I’m Still Standing (Elton John) / Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (Roger Daltry) / Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) — Elton John & Dua Lipa / Oven Manual Song (Elton John) / Why “almost” (Elton John) /
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs Beatles Classics / Here Comes the Sun (The Analogues) / Nowhere Man (Paul Westerberg) / I’m Only Sleeping (The Vines) / Revolution (Grandaddy) / Help! (Little Texas) / Here Comes the Sun (Brad Paisley & Pharrell Williams) / We Can Work It Out (Heather Nova) / Don’t Let Me Down (Sterophonics) / The Long and Winding Road (John Berry) / All Those Years Ago (George Harrison) / I’ll Follow the Sun (David Ball) / Revolution (Imagine Dragons) / In My Life (Susan Ashton and Gary Chapman / Yesterday (Billy Dean) / All My Loving (Suzy Bogguss and Chet Atkings) / Something (Tanya Tucker) / Nowhere Man (Randy Travis) / Strawberry Fields Forever (Ben Harper) / If I Fell (Sammy Kershaw) / Help (Howie Day) / Let It Be (Collin Raye) / Just Because (John Lennon) / Oh! Darling (Huey Lewis) / Two of Us (Aimee Mann and Michael Penn) / You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away (Eddie Vedder) / Ain’t that a Shame (John Lennon) / Here Comes the Sun (Richie Havens) / Two of Us (MonaLisa Twins) / A Day in the Life (The Analogues) /
The Next Step (Mickey Hart) / Look Away (Mickey Hart) / Only the Strange Remain (Mickey Hart) / Strong (Robbie Williams) / Win Some Lose Some (Robbie Williams) / Old Before I Die (Robbie Williams) / Heat of the Moment (Asia) / Never in a Million Years (Asia) / Open Your Eyes (Asia) / Go (Asia) / Ride Easy (Asia) / Only Time Will Tell (Asia) / Riders on the Storm (Creed) / Light My Fire (Train) / L.A .Woman (Days of the New) / Love Me Two Times (Aerosmith) / Touch Me (Ian Ashbury) / Love Her Madly (Bo Diddley) / Under the Waterfall (The Doors) / Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses) / Wasted on the Way (The Hollies) / Teach Your Children (The Hollies) / The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies) / Bus Stop (The Hollies) / I Love You (Climax Blues Band) / Friends in High Places (Climax Blues Band) /
Best Oldies Instrumental Collection / Tundra / Winter Ambience (Jeremy Soule) / The Beatles Instrumental / Las 100 Melodias Orquestadas Mas Mellas / My Favorite Things (John Coltrane) / Hooked on Classics Pt 1 / Axel F (Harold Faltermeyer) / Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (Henry Mancini) / Hill St. Blues Theme / Theme from “St. Elsewhere” (Dave Grusin) / Music Box Dancer (Frank Mills) / The Rockford Files Theme / The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Danish National Symphony Orchestra) / For A Few Dollars More (Danish National Symphony Orchestra) / The Godfather – Orchestral Suite (Danish National Symphony Orchestra) / Carol of the Bells (Instrumental) — David Foster / I Should Have Known Better (George Martin instrumental) / Fanfare Intro / Reach Out I’ll Be There (Instrumental medley) / Hawaii Five-0 Theme (Brian Setzer Orchestra) / M*A*S*H Theme (with Al De Lory as bandleader) / Classical Gas (Mason Williams) / Theme from the Magnificent Seven (Al Caiola) / Memphis (Lonnie Mack) / The Pink Panther Theme (Henry Mancini) / Also sprach Zarathustra (Deodato) / Feels So Good (Chuck Mangione) / Endgame (R.E.M.) / Love Is Blue (Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra) / Love theme from Flashdance / A Lover’s Concerto (Henry Mancini) / Feelings (Henry Mancini) / Annie’s Song (Henry Mancini) / Gotcha (Theme from “Starsky & Hutch) / A Fifth of Beethoven (Walter Murphy) extended version / Those Were the Days (instrumental) / Breezin’ (George Benson) / Linus & Lucy (David Benoit) / Dreamwalk (Peter White) / 101 Eastbound (Fourplay) / You Make Me Smile (Dave Koz) / Chris (Pat Metheny Group) / Shaker Song (Spyro Gyra) / The Eve of the War (Wild) / The Edge (Kadenza) DJ Spyroof Remix) / Poor People of Paris (London Pops Orchestra) / Sugar Blues (London Pops Orchestra) / Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends (Instrumental) / Happy Days Are Here Again (Instrumental) / The Sound of Silence (Guitar Instrumental) / Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Instrumental) / Wichita Lineman (Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra) The Sound of Silence (Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra) / Homeward Bound (Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra) / Mrs. Robinson (Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra) / Mrs. Robinson (Relaxing Piano Man) / A Taste of Honey (Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass) / Chris (Pat Metheny Group) / Stormstruck piano duet (Rachel LaFond & Scott D. Davis) / Autumn in My Heart / Annie’s Song (Joslin) / Take Five (George Benson) / Wake Me Up (Avicii) / Bohemian Rhapsody (Nicholas Hersh) / Always August (Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau) / Greatest Love of All (Ferrante & Teicher) /
The Best of Mozart / Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) / Brandenburg Concertos (Bach) / Beethoven’s 5th Symphony / Bolero (Ravel) / Vitava: Moldau (Smetana) / Piano Quartet No. 1 (Brahms) / Rite of Spring (Stravinsky) / Appalachian Spring (Copland) / Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) / Fur Elise (Beethoven) / Salut d’amour (Elgar) / The Blue Danube Waltz (Strauss) / Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1 / R Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 (Barry Tuckwell 1987) / In the Tatra Mountains (Vitezslav Novak) / Kat’a Kabanova Overture (Janacek) / Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 /
Grateful Dead 5/18/72 Munich, Germany / Side 1 of album “The Wall” live at Red Rock (Brit Floyd) / Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Lysergic Dream) / Katie Melua Jazz & Blues / Telegraph Road (Dire Straits) / Venice Bitch (Lana Del Rey) / Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress (The Hollies) ’83 10-min. version! / The Eve of the War (Jeff Wayne; ft. Richard Burton, Justin Hayward) / Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd) / Adam’s Peak (Grails) / Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (Bob Dylan) / Scenes from an Italian Restaurant (Billy Joel) / Southern Man (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) / Tennessee Jed (Grateful Dead) / Dark Star (Grateful Dead) long version / Scarlet Begonias / Fire on the Mountain (Grateful Dead) very long version / Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (Porcupine Tree) / Siberian Breaks (MGMT) / Sangre de Cristo (Mickey Hart) / The Greatest Love of All (George Benson & Luciano Pavarotti) / Untitled 8 (Popplagio) – Sigur Ros / 99 Luftballons (Nena) / Hotel California (Gipsy Kings) / La Bamba (Los Lobos) / Da Da Da (Trio) / Olsen Olsen (Sigur Ros) / Kazachok (Boris Rubashkin) / Sound of Solitude (Myslovitz 03) / Derniere Danse (Indila) / Ja Sei Namorar (Os Tribalistas) / Umqombothi (Yvonne Chaka Chaka) /
Tarzan Boy (Baltimora) / Five Miles Out (Mike Oldfield) / Old Peel (Aldous Harding) / Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead (The Fifth Estate) / Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon) / Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (Warren Zevon) / I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Warren Zevon) / Zombie Zoo (Tom Petty) / Equality Street (Brent and Johnson) / People Are People (Depeche Mode) / Eve of Destruction (The Turtles) / Blowing in the Wind (Katie Melua) / Good Old Days (Macklemore & Kesha) / The Democratic Socialist Marching Song (Jill Sobule) / Dear Mr. President (Pink) / Remember Rose: Song for Choice (Sandy Rapp) / All Men Choose the Path They Walk (Archie Roach) / A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop (Neil Young & Promise of the Real) / I Can’t Breathe (H.E.R.) / People Have the Power (Patti Smith) / I Envy the Dead (Universal Dice) / Letting Go of God (Jill Sobule) / Jesus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (John C. Wayne) / From God’s Perspective (Bo Burnham) / The Fish that Played the Ponies (King Missile) / There’s No Connection (Lois Morton) / Show Them to Me (Rodney Carrington) / The Lazy Song (Bruno Mars) / Money for Nothing (Dire Straits) / Take a Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed) / Rag Doll (Kevin Rowland) / Shoot a Man (Rachel Lorin) / Stand By My Girl (Dan Averbach) / Detachable Penis (King Missile) / The Thing (Phil Harris) / (It’s Just a) Dumb Ol’ Stick (by ???) / Amish Paradise (Weird Al Yankovic) / Because I Got High (Afroman) / Dance Off (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) / Drug Dealer (Macklemore & Ariana Deboo) / Lose Yourself (Eminem) / Birdhouse in Your Soul (They Might Be Giants) / Thrift Shop (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) / Wings (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) / Words (Henry Kaiser) / Chanukah Song (Adam Sandler) / The Seven Oceans of Our Mind (Kaipa) / Subdivisions (Rush) / Teenagers (My Chemical Romance) / Longview (Green Day) / Time Has Come Today (The Chambers Brothers) / Matt & Donald Reel 2017 / Gold (The Dirty Clergy) / The Curse (Josh Ritter) / Do You Realize?? (The Flaming Lips) / Anytime (Neil Finn & Friends) / & here’s “Anytime” with all the bells & whistles / When the Music’s Over (The Doors) / The Last Song (Mickey Hart) /
Songs I would like to have included here but aren’t available on YouTube: “I’m Wondering Why” (Rod MacDonald); “Ring Them Bells” (Bob Dylan) — the Oh Mercy version (all the live versions and covers of this song are more or less awful); “Soldier’s Song” (The Hollies) — the musical arrangement on the Archive Alive album is the only version I like.
Trumpeter Swans (Peter Mayer) / Pictured Rocks / Relaxing Nature Sounds / Babbling Brook / Gentle Waves on a Rocky Beach / Thunderstorm at Sea / Surf Sound with Seagulls / Hankscraft humidifier (noise blocker for falling asleep) / WQXR (NY) / The Guardian / New York Times (Front Page) / Drudge Report / Yahoo News / Buzzfeed / Politico / CNN / FOX / BBC (Reel) / 1010 WINS (NY) / 880 WCBS (NY) / AcademicEarth.Org (Playlists) / Reference Desk / Text Reader /
TheWolverineWay.com (Ricardo Sierra is the interviewer. With the exception of Sierra and Douglas Chadwick every other person listed has been interviewed. Click on a name, then click on headphones next to photo.)
Rewilding Podcast (with Jack Humphrey) / Hidden Brain / Fall of Civilizations / Nature Podcasts / Philosophize This! / Conversations with People Who Hate Me / 911 Calls Podcast with the Operator / The Way / You Are Not So Smart / Fresh Air with Terry Gross / Making Sense with Sam Harris / Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend / The New Yorker Radio Hour / The Book Review Podcast / Selected Shorts / The Truth / LitReading / The Writer’s Voice / LibertiesTalk /
Top 200 Podcasts in 19+ categories / Search Through Over 30 Million Podcasts and Episodes / 150 Podcasts / NPR Podcasts & Shows / CapRadio A-Z or CapRadio Podcast Directory / CapRadio Reads (Listen) / Book of the Day (NPR) /
Left, Right & Center / Philosophical Currents / The Debate (Josh Hammer & Celeste Hedleff) / On the Media / NOVA Now / Stuff You Should Know / Freakonomics / The LBR Podcast / Freethought Radio / The Mary Trump Show / Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen / 60 Minutes Podcasts / Vox Conversations / Comedy Gold Mines with Kevin Hart / How to Be Amazing / On Purpose with Jay Shetty / This American Life / The Deconstruction Workers / How to Save the Planet (Elizah D.) / The Canadian Bushcraft Podcast with Caleb Musgrave / 70 Over 70 / Bill Maher Videos / The David Rubenstein Show / A Life More Wild / iGen Politics /
FRONTLINE Film Audio Track / FRONTLINE Dispatch / Sway / RadioLab / Note to Self / The Mother Jones Podcast / The Argument / The Secret History of the Future / A Slight Change of Plans / The Jordan Harbinger Show / The Ezra Klein Show / Seth Meyers / Ways to Change the World / POD Save America / POD Save the World / Ear Hustle / The 80,000 Hours Podcast / Dateline NBC / Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz / In Our Time / Eyes on Success with Peter and Nancy Torpey /
Many of these Podcasts I’m not too familiar with. So I would welcome feedback. Are there any I should delete? Any I should add? Please let me know what you think.
[Note: In case you’re wondering. Yeah, I know most of these — to put it mildly — have nothing to do with saving the planet. However, that’s the world we live in. Humanity never really seems to be able to focus on ‘saving the planet.’ That’s a fact. And like Schrodinger’s cat, I continue living in two opposite worlds, simultaneously. In one, I will someday receive funding (and the ability to move forward). But in the other, that day will never come. So yes, I will continue to do a great deal of work preparing for the former. Hardly a day ever goes by that I’m not thinking about things related to saving the planet, doing things related to that, getting new ideas. It’s in my DNA. But I also recognize and accept that I do simultaneously live in two opposite worlds. All I need is one backer. True. But perhaps Sam Harris was correct, when he suggested: “It seems very likely that we have spent too long in the company of bad ideas to now arrest our slide toward the brink. I hope I’m wrong about this, but I would not be surprised if the human experiment runs radically off the rails in our lifetime.” Considering the breathtaking lack of interest and lack of curiosity I’ve witnessed these past 8+ years of getting my message out, that does appear to be the case. Sorry to say]
*** First, let me explain why this blog post is “upside down.” By that, I’m referring to the fact that it “begins” right here, and not at the top. I’ve created this page so I can have easy access to the songs and music that suit my taste. Therefore, it wouldn’t make sense if every time I revisit this page, I have to scroll down to where that part actually begins. That is why I’ve begun with the links portion at the top.
Now that you know why this begins down here and not at the top, let me better explain why I’ve created this page in the first place. I love music. I find music energizing. It’s like caffeine, adrenaline and endorphins, all rolled into one. Never mind, that would probably be illegal. The point is, approximately three years ago, I packed up my stereo, CDs and cassette tapes, and put all of that into storage. Eventually, I gave away the stereo. It was just gathering dust. I haven’t had room for any of that, since moving.
Then, one day, I had an idea — and that idea, basically, morphed into this. I’ll get lots of enjoyment coming back to this page again and again. But since I’m putting this up as a blog post, so too can you and everyone else.
Originally, I considered titling this “World’s Longest Blog Post,” in anticipation of it becoming a never-ending “work in progress,” where I continue adding to it. (So check back periodically; this will only get bigger.)
There will be a wide assortment of music. I might even expand this to include links to podcasts and things unrelated to music. Some of these songs are perfect for listening to while working out. Others make for a nice background “white sound” — for playing while doing busy work that doesn’t require intense concentration. Some of these songs might be just right for snapping you, or someone you know, out of a bad mood. Some of these songs might help you see things from a different perspective. And who can resist those energetic upbeat songs that help “recharge our batteries,” so to speak?
But also, since I love the craft of songwriting — it’s one of those things I never have time for, but wish I did — some of these songs fit marvelously well here for that reason alone. They’re great songs to listen to and analyze from a songwriting perspective. To savor how every chord, note, lyric, syllable, everything, just come together so seamlessly and deliciously. One of the beauties of songwriting — and writing in general — is that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that you can’t find a way (though it might not be easy) to express in words. To me, writing is kind of like problem-solving. Every sentence, in a sense, is about solving a problem — even if we don’t quite think of it in those terms. “How do I say this?” “How can I say this better?” “How can I make this more visual?” “How can I take this and spin it in a completely different direction?” “Should I spin it in a different direction?” “Which line sounds better, ‘x’ or ‘y’?” “What else rhymes with that word?” How can I shorten that line?” And so on. Those questions don’t necessarily materialize in a songwriter’s head, literally, in that way, but isn’t that in a sense what’s going on?
In short, this blog post is “a horse of a different color.” Something completely different. I’ve designed it for me. But I’ve also designed it for you! So enjoy.
And. Someday. If I ever receive funding. I’ll share with you an intriguing little tie-in concerning how this all relates to ‘saving the planet.’ But for now — and until then — that will just have to remain a mystery. If you choose to wrap your neurons around that charming little mystery in the meantime, good luck and happy guessing!