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Because I'm 32 flavors and then some

I'm in a deliriously random musical mood today. I might thank copious amounts of DayQuil, NyQuil, and a litany of other miscellaneous Quils I've been employing to destroy a nasty bug. I might also cite the fact that I've been quarantined in my apartment for 40+ hours now and let's be honest, I'm going a little nuts. I telecommuted yesterday and actually did quite a bit of work from home. Today? I did quite a bit of work tooling around my iTunes library.

Because It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time:

1. The Way We Get By | Spoon
2. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere | Glen Hansen & Marketa Irglova
3. Shake It | Metro Station
4. I Will Follow You Into the Dark | Death Cab for Cutie
5. Neighborhood #1 | Arcade fire
6. Paralyzer | Finger Eleven
7. Whole Wide World | Wreckless Eric
8. Librarian | My Morning Jacket
9. Did You See the Words? | Animal Collective
10. Shut Up and Let Me Go | The Ting Tings
11. Check Yes Juliet | We the Kings
12. Gobbledigook | Sigur Ros
13. Spiraling | Keane
14. The Garden | Mirah
15. Un Simple Histoire | Thievery Corporation
16. Something Special | Big Bang
17. All I Want is You | Barry Louis Polisar
18. I Kissed a Girl | Katy Perry
19. Technologic | Daft Punk
20. Laid | James
21. Hands in the Air | Girl Talk*
22. Where Do You Go To? | Peter Sarstedt
23. Sleeping In | The Postal Service
24. Casimir Pulaski Day | Sufjan Stevens
25. Disturbia | Rihanna
26. Second Chance | Liam Finn
27. Float On | Modest Mouse
28. Whistle for the Choir | The Fratellis
29. 1234 | Feist
30. Cape Canaveral | Conor Oberst
31. Taste | Lorna Vallings
32. We Shall Overcome | Gustav

* My friend Kris loves mashups and dj musak, so when I visited her in North Carolina this fall I was treated to all sorts of messy music. I forgot how much I love the random brilliance of mashups...when done right. Girl Talk does it right. Oh so right. He releases his stuff on the Illegal Art label and you can choose to pay for it, or not (a trendy paradigm familiar to Radiohead fans). I've been obsessing about his latest album, "Feed the Animals." To give you a sense of the chaos that is Girl Talk, here's one mix I'm partial to:

"In Step"
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