Monday, January 19, 2009

Liam's Birth Mix

The hospital we're delivering at has free wi-fi, so of course I'm bringing my laptop.

We made a mix CD for Anna's birth and I wanted to do something similar for Liam's. Here is the "Liam's Birth Mix" playlist currently in my iTunes:

1. Still Fighting It - Ben Folds
2. To Build a Home (live version) - The Cinematic Orchestra
3. Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
4. I Was Born - Natalie Merchant
5. Which Will - Nick Drake
6. I'll be Your Mirror - Velvet Underground
7. This Must Be the Place - Talking Heads
8. Do You Realize - The Flaming Lips
9. Furr - Blitzen Trapper
10. Gobbledigook - Sigur Rós
11. It's the Sun - The Polyphonic Spree
12. Legal Man - Belle and Sebastian
13. Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key - Billy Gragg with Wilco featuring Natalie Merchant
14. Lightning Rod - Guster
15. Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World - Izrael Kamakawiwo'ole
16. Light & Day - The Polyphonic Spree
17. All U Can Eat - Ben Folds
18. Born Secular - Jenny Lewis With the Watson Twins
19. Cristobal - Devendra Banhart
20. Mother Nature's Son - The Beatles
21. White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
22. Better People - Xavier Rudd
23. Vein of Stars - The Flaming Lips
24. We Crawl - The Polyphonic Spree
25. Atoms For Peace - Thom Yorke
30. Starálfur - Sigur Rós
31. Memory - Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack
32. To Build a Home (album version) - The Cinematic Orchestra
33. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

What do you think? Am I missing any crucial birthing songs? Anything that seems out of place?


Evan Nelson said...

I think we've all lost the discipline that came with making mixes that fit onto tapes or CDs.

DJ said...

Awww - that's such a nice thing to do! Is it going to be long enough, though?!

Al said...

Evan: Wouldn't you say it's an outdated discipline though? Sure, it taught us restraint, but what else? For the record, I applied the discipline I learned throughout the years to this mix. It's only an hour and 52 minutes long, after all. A mere double-disk mix CD (and as you know, I've made those in the past).

DJ: It probably won't be long enough (though who knows, maybe it will be a quickie). We'll probably listen to it a couple times and then listen to other music. In addition to my iTunes library (1,251 songs) I'm bringing 24 CDs.

Kris said...

"Born Secular" is fun. How about "Ballad for My One True Love" by Mason Jennings, or "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley?

Or, anything by Rammstein? That'll get the little rockstar goin'!

zerbert said...

Hm... I think the only song I know on the list is Here Comes the Sun, that's my favorite song of all time. But I've never been good at knowing music.. I'm sure Liam will appreciate it! Can't wait to see him :)