Good Ol' Songs to Listen To at VMworld 2011

It’s been a minute since I’ve made a Spotify mix to share, which is a little funny, since a great deal more of you have Spotify now than when I started doing this. I guess I’ve been a bit busy to actually type these up and share them, but if you friend me on Facebook (or, alternatively, click this link), you can have access to all my shared playlists.

At any rate, I put this list of songs together while I was waiting at DFW airport, before the trek to VMworld in Las Vegas last week.

The inspiration for this list of songs was that I wanted a bit of Adult Swim-ish goodness on Spotify. Unfortunately, while many of the songs that are themes to Adult Swim shows are well known, few have ever been cut to CD, and are thus mostly unavailable on Spotify. Instead, when the original theme song wasn’t available, I either took the album version or another song with a similar sound by the same artist who wrote the theme.

After I put together a few songs with that operating principal, I discovered two things: it sounded distinctly southern, and in some cases, distinctly geeky. I grabbed a few songs from some other playlists in progress, threw them in, and came out with this list.

As a side note, it just so happens that this list of songs is exactly long enough to last a brisk walking pace from the Sands convention center show floor up to a room in the Mirage and back (a walk that I had to make more times than I’d like last week).

If you want to see what we were up to at the show (aside from listening to Spotify), click here. Otherwise, as always, here’s the full track list and the appropriate Spotify links.

Good Ol’ Songs to Listen To at VMworld 2011

1.) King of the Hill Theme – The Refreshments.  (from KotH)
2.) Commin’ Home – Cheeseburger (from Superjail!)
3.) Stuck in the Middle with You – Stealers Wheel
4.) You Just Can’t Beat Jesus Christ – Billy Joe Shaver (inspired by Squidbillies)
5.) Italian Leather Sofa – Cake (from Mission Hill)
6.) I’m a Human – Flashlight Brown
7.) Laser Cannon Deth Sentence – Dethklok (from Metalocalypse)
8.) Indiscriminate Murder is Counter-Productive – Machinae Supremacy
9.) George Romero – Sprites
10.) Re: Your Brains – Jonathan Coulton
11.) Mambo Gallego – Tito Puente (original to 90s [as] theme)

Here’s the HTTP link. Here’s the Spotify link.

Cover art from IF WE DON’T, REMEMBER ME.


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