Ramblings from the Route | Musical Meanderings

I was fortunate this week to enjoy two UTA commutes. I don't have much of a Ramblings from the Route post for my first trip, being that I was too busy wiping tears from my eyes and snot from my nose as I worked my way through the final chapters of Hosseini's "Kite Runner." My friends ask me every so often, "Are you still riding the bus? How's the Parade of Crazy?" Well amigos, I joined the crazy parade this week as I broke down into my paperback.

My second UTA commute is today, a gorgeously rainy Friday. I was in a musical mood this morning as I cranked on my iPod and sloshed toward the bus stop. My rambling today is a WTF Music Mix, more commonly known as iPod Shuffle. I'm completely addicted to party shuffles and smart playlists. I'm already looking forward to my ride home when I can finish the second half of this cacophony.

Lisa Loeb | Falling in Love (live version from Lilith Fair)
Various Artists (Hairspray) | You Can't Stop the Beat
Sufjan Stevens | Chicago
Royal Bliss | Devils and Angels
The Byrds | Spanish Harlem Incident (covering Dylan)
Doris Day | Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Ellis Paul | Give In, Give Up
Pete Yorn | Life on a Chain
Dar Williams | Iowa
Toad the Wet Sprocket | Dam Would Break
Frank Sinatra | Dancing in the Dark
Ryan Adams | Chin Up, Cheer Up
Guster | Demons
I Fiamminghi & Rudolf Werthen | Fratres for Eight Cellos
Indigo Girls - Scooter Boys
John Mayer | Slow Dancing in a Burning Room (acoustic Village Sessions)
The Shins | Girl Inform Me
Gustav | We Shall Overcome
Animal Collective | Did You See the Words?
Phantom Planet | Lonely Day
Ani DiFranco | Evolve
Mahala Rai Banda | Tabulhaneaua
Better Than Ezra | Allison Foley
Big Bang | Girl in Oslo
Old 97s | Indefinitely
Abdel Ali Slimani | Moi Et Toi
Justin Timberlake | FutureSex/LoveSounds
The Flaming Lips | What is the Light?
Citizen Cope | Let the Drummer Kick
Counting Crows | Friend of the Devil (covering The Grateful Dead)
Howard Zinn | Langston Hughes, The U.S., and Imperialism
John Gorka | The Gyspy Life
Bill Withers | Ain't No Sunshine
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova | Trying to Pull Myself Away
Eminem | 'Till I Collapse
Cecilio & Kapono | Feeling Just the Way I Do

ISBN ### Forgiveness is all I have to offer

First Friday Films | Take Four