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Jami Attenberg

Sleigh Bells, “Comeback Kid”
Tune Yards, “Jumping Jack”
Wild Flag, “Romance”
Wye Oak, “Holy Holy”
Alabama Shakes, “Rise to the Sun”


Kate Christensen

Nick Drake, “Black-Eyed Dog”
The Be Good Tanyas, “Waiting Around to Die”
Any Old Time String Band, “La Valse de Bayou Teche” 
The Cox Family, “Standing By the Bedside of a Neighbor”
Doc Watson, “Southbound”


Justin Taylor

Low, ”Last Snowstorm of the Year”
Magnolia Electric Co., ”Dark Don’t Hide It”
Michael Hurley, ”Hog of the Forsaken”
Dave Bird, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, ”Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”
Grateful Dead, ”Viola Lee Blues”


Lev Grossman

mc chris, “Hijack”
mc chris, “Fette’s Vette”
MC Frontalot, “Dude & Catastrophe”
Nerf Herder, “Vivian”
Parry Gripp, “The Girl at the Video Game Store”


Amelia Gray

Kids of 88, “Just A Little Bit”
Kid Sister, “Control”
Ke$ha, “Blow (Cirkut REmix)”
Panjabi MC, “Mundian To Bach Ke”
Lana Del Rey, “Blue Jeans (Rac Mix)”


Emma Straub

Patty Loveless, “blame it on your heart”
Patsy Cline, “your cheatin’ heart”
Paul Westerberg, “dyslexic heart”
The Magnetic Fields, “epitaph for my heart”
Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, “stop draggin’ my heart around”
Jenny Lewis, “melt your heart”
Otis Redding, “Pain in my Heart”
Heart, “Barracuda”



Jennifer Egan


Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
Bananarama - Venus
US3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Blondie - Rapture
Ben Greenman

… basically, the whole list after that. Ben picked a lot of songs.

BOOM.

Jami Attenberg
  • Sleigh Bells, “Comeback Kid”
  • Tune Yards, “Jumping Jack”
  • Wild Flag, “Romance”
  • Wye Oak, “Holy Holy”
  • Alabama Shakes, “Rise to the Sun”
Kate Christensen
  • Nick Drake, “Black-Eyed Dog”
  • The Be Good Tanyas, “Waiting Around to Die”
  • Any Old Time String Band, “La Valse de Bayou Teche” 
  • The Cox Family, “Standing By the Bedside of a Neighbor”
  • Doc Watson, “Southbound”
Justin Taylor
  • Low, ”Last Snowstorm of the Year”
  • Magnolia Electric Co., ”Dark Don’t Hide It”
  • Michael Hurley, ”Hog of the Forsaken”
  • Dave Bird, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, ”Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”
  • Grateful Dead, ”Viola Lee Blues”
Lev Grossman
  • mc chris, “Hijack”
  • mc chris, “Fette’s Vette”
  • MC Frontalot, “Dude & Catastrophe”
  • Nerf Herder, “Vivian”
  • Parry Gripp, “The Girl at the Video Game Store”
Amelia Gray
  • Kids of 88, “Just A Little Bit”
  • Kid Sister, “Control”
  • Ke$ha, “Blow (Cirkut REmix)”
  • Panjabi MC, “Mundian To Bach Ke”
  • Lana Del Rey, “Blue Jeans (Rac Mix)”
Emma Straub
  • Patty Loveless, “blame it on your heart”
  • Patsy Cline, “your cheatin’ heart”
  • Paul Westerberg, “dyslexic heart”
  • The Magnetic Fields, “epitaph for my heart”
  • Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, “stop draggin’ my heart around”
  • Jenny Lewis, “melt your heart”
  • Otis Redding, “Pain in my Heart”
  • Heart, “Barracuda”
Jennifer Egan
  • Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
  • Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
  • Bananarama - Venus
  • US3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
  • Blondie - Rapture
Ben Greenman
  • … basically, the whole list after that. Ben picked a lot of songs.
  1. flamingo-trigger said: I highly approve of the Kids of 88 song. I love that band!
  2. livefromthenypl reblogged this from housingworksbookstore and added:
    All fantastic choices. Personally, I wouldn’t mind if Emma Straub and Kate Christensen DJed my life.
  3. housingworksbookstore posted this

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