Seems Much Longer than 71 Seconds

So I have this friend. She’s kind of a new friend; I’ve only known her about a month. Her name is Deena. She’s one of Becky’s roommates. She’s managed to find a nice little niche in our ever so exclusive clique. She couldn’t bribe us to join, so she convinced us she could be a backup dancer for Mechanical VIOLET. Anyway, Friday night we’re all hanging out at Becky’s and Becky had to work late, remotely from home with her Blackberry, holstered to the back of her jeans, but in order to keep from falling asleep in front of the television we decided to go for a short stroll around Herald Square. My former neighborhood. With my former neighbors, the tourists. I love the thrill, the freedom of doing silly things in public, and it doesn’t lose its magic in a place where it’s accepted as perfectly normal. But we might have gone a smidge too far when we decided to talk to some pedicab drivers, who then decided they wanted our phone numbers. I mean, they already knew our names because we told them, and they already copped feels on our calves. You know, to make sure we were in good enough shape to drive a pedicab. Because that’s always been a career option for me. So, we pretty much had no choice but to come back (escape) to Becky’s apartment and have one of the best dance parties I’ve ever attended. And Deena pretty much sealed her position as our backup dancer.

Deena tells the story much better

Also, be very impressed with Becky’s photo editing skills.

Don’t forget to watch the video. But I’m also giving you the choice to forget watching it.

The Playlist! #music

Over 13 hours of music. I’m hooked on these songs so far. They say so much about my friends. My contribution is the first 50, then three other lists of 50 follow. I won’t say whose list is whose, but I will post a photo of the contributors. I’m in front, of course. Then left to right: Becky, Eleece, and Alicia. And let’s just say it’s coincidence they’re standing in that order. Also, I do see the duplicate Bon Iver. We’re gonna fix that. It’s a terrific list. Agree or disagree?

Courtesy of Alicia's Camera
Heavenly Day Patty Griffin
Change Tracy Chapman
Things Are What You Make of Them Bishop Allen
Lucky Biff Naked
Like U Crazy Mates Of State
Happy Phantom Tori Amos
Bach: Cello Suite #1 In G, BWV 1007 – Prelude Yo-Yo Ma
Just Radiohead
Skinny Love Bon Iver
No Time To Sleep Tina Dico
Keep Myself Awake Black Lab
Manhattan Moon Lucy Kaplansky
New York City (Radio Edit) The Peter Malick Group Feat. Norah Jones
The Babysitter’s Here Dar Williams
Paganini: Moto Perpetuo In C, Op. 11 (Bluegrass Version) Béla Fleck
White Winter Hymnal Fleet Foxes
The Lighthouse’s Tale Nickel Creek
Whistle for the Choir The Fratellis
Look At Miss Ohio Gillian Welch
Muskrat Sousa Thurston Clarinet Quartet
Fee Da Da Dee The Guggenheim Grotto
Home Meg Hutchinson
Wings Of Forgiveness India.Arie
Clearwater David Tolk
Let Down Radiohead
Wise Up (Live) Aimee Mann
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1 The Flaming Lips
Fanfare Metric
Lola Stars And Stripes The Stills
At Last Neko Case
Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma” – 10. Nimrod Georg Solti: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The Fox Nickel Creek
Ghost Indigo Girls
Blindsided Bon Iver
The Re-arranger Mates Of State
Meyer: 1B Yo-Yo Ma
Carried Steadman
Nobody’s Crying Patty Griffin
Climbing Mountains Meg Hutchinson
Nightswimming R.E.M.
Therapy India.Arie Feat. Gramps Morgan
There, There Radiohead
Fleet Of Hope Indigo Girls
Trad: Simple Gifts Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma
Sweet Ones Sarah Slean
These Days Mates of State
Mary Patty Griffin
Ribbons Undone Tori Amos
It’s Cool To Love Your Family Feist
Prayer of St. Francis Sarah McLachlan

Here’s another 50:

Read My Mind The Killers
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia Aram Khachaturian & Wiener Philharmoniker
Brian Wilson Barenaked Ladies
Upside Down Scott Matthew
Careless Whisper George Michael
Good Better Than Ezra
If Ever You’re In My Arms Again Peabo Bryson
Sponteneite Antoine Blech
Hemorrhage (In My Hands) Fuel
Banana Pancakes Jack Johnson
Break Your Heart Barenaked Ladies
Tiny Dancer Elton John
Daughter Pearl Jam
How Am I Supposed to Live Without You Michael Bolton
New York State of Mind Billy Joel
Just the Two of Us Grover Washington & Bill Withers
What A Good Boy Barenaked Ladies
Last Nite The Strokes
My Beloved Monsters Eels
Everlong Foo Fighters
Such Great Heights Iron And Wine
Cry Baby Cry The Beatles
Long December Counting Crows
Long As I Can See the Light Creedence Clearwater Revival
Little Bird Scott Matthew
All Out of Love Air Supply
The Story Brandi Carlile
Love You Madly Cake
Mexico Cake
Blue Eyes Cary Brothers
Lisa Chris Botti
She’s Like The Wind Christopher Cross
Comedown Bush
She’s Gone Daryl Hall & John Oates
Everytime You Go Away Daryl Hall & John Oates
Satellite Dave Matthews Band
I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner
Alone Heart
Moon River Henry Mancini
Holding Back the Years Simply Red
hows it going to be third eye blind
If You Don’t Know Me By Now Simply Red
Mandy Barry Manilow
Just Chillin’ Norman Brown
Shattered O.A.R.
Clumsy Our Lady Peace
Piano in the Dark Brenda Russell
Scar Tissue Red Hot Chili Peppers
Complainte de la Butte Rufus Wainwright
Eternal Flame The Bangles

Here’s another 50:

Nature Boy Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass
Claire de Lune Aubrey Hilliard
21 Things I Want in a Lover Alanis Morissette
100 Days, 100 Nights Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
All of me Billie Holiday
American Boy (feat. Kanye West) Estelle
Anarchy In the U.K. The Sex Pistols
Citizen of the Planet Alanis Morissette
Clumsy Fergie
Crank That Soulja Boy
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Echoes of Harlem Duke Ellington
Elizabeth RuRu
Free Cat Power
Free Nelson Mandela The Specials
Gold Digger Kanye West
Harper Valley P.T.A. Jeannie C. Riley
Here Comes Your Man The Pixies
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea Neutral Milk Hotel
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Ella Fitzgerald
Little Boxes Malvina Reynolds
London Calling The Clash
Manteca Dizzy Gillespie
Matthew John Denver
Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex CSS
My Sweet Lady John Denver
Neighborhood 1 – Tunnels Arcade Fire
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out Bessie Smith
Our House Madness
Postcards from Italy Beirut
Rie y Llora Celia Cruz
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) Beyoncé
Son of a preacher man Dusty Springfield
Stardust Clifford Brown
Sunny Side of the Street Dinah Washington
That I Would Be Good Alanis Morissette
The Littlest Birds The Be Good Tanyas
The Mariner’s Revenge Song The Decemberists
They Can’t Take That Away From Me Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
West end Blues Louis Armstrong
You Can Do It Ice Cube
Answer Me Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Bark At Ghosts RuRu
Blue Skies Ella Fitzgerald
Monkey Gone to Heaven The Pixies
Not As We Alanis Morissette
So Unsexy Alanis Morissette
Symphony No. 5, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo Dmitri Shostakovich
Romeo and Juliet 09 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

And, lastly:

Somebody To Love Queen
Creep (acoustic) Radiohead
Monsters Matchbook Romance
Buildings & Mountains The Republic Tigers
Just What I Needed The Cars
No Man’s Woman Sinéad O’Connor
Reasons to Love You Meiko
Save Me Jem
Sing Travis
Strange & Beautiful (I’ll Put A Spell On You) Aqualung
The Promise When In Rome
Turn to Stone Ingrid Michaelson
At the Wake The Format
Be Be Your Love Rachael Yamagata
Be The Girl Aslyn
Hands Open Snow Patrol
I Believe in a Thing Called Love Darkness
I’d Rather Be With You Joshua Radin
So Contagious Acceptance
Starlight Muse
Summertime Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
That’s Not My Name The Ting Tings
The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage Panic! At the Disco
To Be Surprised Sondre Lerche
Australia (Live Itunes Session Version) The Shins
Dance, Dance Fall Out Boy
Here It Goes Again Ok Go
Skinny Love Bon Iver
Time Is Running Out Muse
Work Jimmy Eat World
Heartbeats Jose Gonzalez
I will Love Again Lara Fabian
Chocolate Snow Patrol
Coin-Operated Boy The Dresden Dolls
On That Stage Mike Park
Tricycle Psapp
Days Go On Greg Laswell
Hide and Seek Imogen Heap
Life is Short Butterfly Boucher
Motus Paris Combo
Swing Life Away Rise Against
S.O.S. Abba
You Wouldn’t Like Me Tegan & Sara
This Time is the Last Time Mae
With Arms Outstretched Rilo Kiley
Hometown Glory Adele
One Year, Six Months Yellowcard
Be My Escape Relient K
Satellite Guster
Everytime We Touch Cascada