Election Day Playlist: Vote and Rock Out!

Voters of America, here is your November 4th playlist.

Whether you’re waiting in line at the polls or hosting an election results party, we’ve got your soundtrack right here:

 

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Music Monday: Hit The Road

Sometimes you “gotta get out of this place.” What song makes you want to hit the road?

Larry, Program & Administrative Assistant

  1. Freeway of Love, Aretha Franklin
  2. Last Exit to Brooklyn, Gene Pitney
  3. Gotta Move, Barbra Streisand

Lorena, Program Manager

Dancing On My Own, Robyn

Ivy, Finance & Operations Manager

Mr. Blue Sky

Jessica, Executive Director

Roadrunner, The Modern Lovers

Beverly, Individual Giving Manager

Hotel California because my dad always played it on road trips.

Laurie, Institutional Giving Manager

Exile on Main Street is my quintessential short trip album. That, and Revolver.

Black Sabbath reminds me of the epic roadtrip across the US with my brother. Waking at dawn, having a slug of Limoncello, getting in the car and cranking “Paranoid” while drinking terrible coffee and eating doughnuts, AKA “Continental Breakfast”

But if I was scoring a movie with a road trip scene, I’d have to include “Chicago” by Sufjian Stevens. I always imagine a car speeding down a highway when I hear it, it’s a great escape song.

Anne, Program & Communications Manager

Magic Carpet Ride, Steppenwolf

Built to Spill’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Love and Sparks’s Indiscreet will always and forever be associated with my whirlwind tour of the Southwest I took between Junior and Senior year of high school with two friends. It was the first sans parents road trip I ever took and my first time visiting Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and parts of California. It was desertastic!

Karena, Program Director

We Belong, Pat Benatar

Music Monday: Instrumental Interlude

What is your favorite instrumental song?

Larry, Program & Administrative Assistant

  1. Unsquare Dance by Dave Brubeck
  2. Cleo’s Mood by Jr. Walker and The Allstars
  3. Ebb Tide by Ken Griffin

Lorena, Program Manager

Metamorphosis, Philip Glass

Ivy, Finance & Operations Manager

Easy Day

Jessica, Executive Director

Rumble, Link Wray

Beverly, Individual Giving Manager

These Foolish Things, Jay McShann

Laurie, Institutional Giving Manager

What an insane question. How about Eric Dolphy’s Something Sweet, Something Tender. My all-time favorite instrumental music of Brian Eno. An Ending (Ascent) from Apollo Atmospheres and Soundtracks.

Anne, Program & Communications Manager

  1. Daddy’s Blazin’ Barbecue, Pepe Deluxe
  2. The entire Moodswing album by the Joshua Redman Quartet

Karena, Program Director

Sleepwalk

Music Monday: Wicked Guitar

Yeah, you know you’ve done it. Played along to your favorite rocking guitar solo, I mean. From air guitar competitions to a softball bat jam along to your team’s walk up songs, guitars do and have been known to rock. We took it to our admin team to find out what solo riffs rock their socks.

What’s a song with a wicked guitar solo?

Larry, Program & Administrative Assistant

I’m more of a saxophone solo guy, so this is actually hard. Probably I Cross My Heart by The Spinners and You Keep Me Hanging On by The Supremes.

Lorena, Program Manager

American Girl, Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers

Ivy, Finance & Operations Manager

Thunder & Lightning

Jessica, Executive Director

More Than A Feeling, Boston

Beverly, Individual Giving Manager

Little Wing, Jimi Hendrix

Laurie, Institutional Giving Manager

More like an interlude or riff than a solo, but wicked nonetheless: Deerhoof, Spirit Ditties of No Tone

Anne, Program & Communications Manager

I have always loved and know all the nuances of Candy by The President’s of the United States of America. And just because I’m listening to it right now When My Train Pulls In, Gary Clark Jr. is really rocking it!

Karena, Program Director

Purple Rain, Prince

Music Monday: David Pilz recommends 1994

David Pilz, Workshop Board Member and Treasurer, shares his recommendations with us for 90s nostalgia and karaoke favorites.

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I was hanging out with some friends this weekend and someone asked what music they should put on the stereo, and one of my friends emphatically yelled, “early 90s!” So, my friend found a playlist online that was all hits from 1994. I had one of those moments of realization that, wow, that’s almost 20 years ago. I remember when I was a kid in the 80s and heard music from the 60s and considered it music from some long lost age; I wonder if kids today would think the same about this playlist. So here is a collection of songs from 1994, to take you back to a time when Prince was a symbol and give you ideas for the next time you do karaoke.

Check out the Playlist: 1994