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May 27, 2008

Excess Ain't Rebellion

The "Party of Me" artwork was inspired a little by Bjork's "Army of Me" mixed with my birthday and all. I meant to send a picture of lonely meloncholy mixed with with celebration, which is what I think defines country music.

Below is the randomly ordered long list from my potlatch of 2008. If you're interested in what songs made the final cut, you can scroll down. If you're just checking in for more information on the songs, all my research is listed here. I'm happy to do more research if you wish, just email me.

Song 

Artist 

Length 

Album 

Year 

Writer 

Highwayman 

Highwaymen 

03:03 

Jimmy Webb 

Lost Highway 

Hank Williams 

02:44 

1978 

White Freight Liner 

Townes Van Zandt 

04:18 

Rear View Mirror 

2006 

Townes Van Zandt 

Changed the Locks 

Lucinda Williams 

03:44 

Lucinda Williams 

Barricades and Brick Walls 

Kasey Chambers 

03:16 

Barricades and Brick Walls 

2002 

We can't make it here 

James McMurtry 

07:03 

Childish Things 

2005 

King is gone (and so are you) 

George Jones 

03:22 

Old 

It ain't easy being me 

Chris Knight  

03:32 

Chris Knight 

1998 

All my rowdy friends (have rowdied on down) 

Hank Williams Jr.  

03:55 

Missed the Boat 

Modest Mouse 

04:25 

We were Dead before the ship even sank 

2007 

Wheels 

Cake 

03:18 

Pressure Chief 

2004 

Man must dance 

Johnossi 

02:35 

Johnossi 

2006 

Wagon Wheel 

Old Crow Medicine Show 

03:52 

O.C.M.S. 

2004 

Corpus Christi Bay 

Robert Earl Keen 

03:59 

A Bigger Piece of Sky 

1993 

If I had a boat 

Lyle Lovett 

03:09 

Pontiac 

1987 

Life by the Drop 

Stevie Ray Vaughn 

02:20 

The Sky is Crying 

1991 

Indianapolis 

Bottle Rockets 

03:32 

24 Hours a Day 

1997 

Wayside/Back in time 

Gillian Welch 

03:28 

Soul Journey 

2003 

Alright Guy 

Todd Snider 

04:30 

Songs for the Daily Planet 

1994 

Jimmie's Texas Blues 

Jimmie Rodgers 

02:50 

Recordings 1927-1933 

1930? 

Guitar Town 

Steve Earle 

02:35 

Guitar Town 

1986 

London Homesick Blues 

Derailers 

04:54 

Luckenbach!  Compadres!

2006 

Jerry Jeff Walker 

Sunset Boulevard 

Charlie Robison 

05:17 

Life of the Party 

1998 

Stealing Electricity  

Tom Russell 

03:07 

Love & Fear 

F**k this Town 

Robbie Fulks 

02:24 

South Mouth 

1997 

Sixteen Tons 

Tennessee Ernie Ford 

02:38 

1942 

Hometown Blues 

Steve Earle 

02:41 

Train a Comin' 

1977 

Orange Blossom Special 

Johnny Cash 

Highway Junkie 

Chris Knight  

03:57 

A Pretty Good Guy 

2001 

Just One More 

George Jones 

We bombed Korea 

Cake 

Motorcade for Generosity 

Sky Pilot 

Animals 

The Twain Shall Meet 

1968 


Here is the final cut.

Wheels 

Highwayman 

White Freight Liner 

Barricades and Brick Walls 

We can't make it here 

Wayside/Back in time 

Lost Highway 

King is gone (and so are you) 

Sixteen Tons 

All my rowdy friends (have Rowdied on down) 

Man must dance 

Wagon Wheel 

Missed the Boat 

If I had a boat 

Corpus Christi Bay 

Jimmie's Texas Blues