Playlist – Maryland
Verbose as we are, there is no way we can spend the next year constantly
yelling talking to each other. Terrible as it may sound to the ears of an outsider, singing as loudly as possible is a frequent occurrence in The Highland Flinger (THF). We will make a playlist of what we’re slappin’ the air bass to. Each list will contain songs from artists/bands from the state or will allude to the state in some way.
1. Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love
This is the third time the Counting Crows have appeared on our playlists. Once in California (where the band formed), once in Nebraska (because of their song “Omaha”), and now in Maryland…where lead vocalist, Adam Duritz was born. A true transcontinental band!
2. OAR – About an Hour Ago
Most of OAR’s band members are from Rockville, Maryland, as you will often hear them say in any live performance (we’ve seen them 3 times). We try to focus on their Maryland roots, so we forget where they went to college (hint: it’s in Ohio).
3. Good Charlotte – Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous
Hey! Remember this song? This was Good Charlotte’s breakthrough hit and seemed to be played constantly on every radio station in 2002 when it came out. The band is from Waldorf, Maryland.
4. 4 P.M. – Sukiyaki
Formed in Baltimore, MD, 4 P.M. is an acronym meaning “For Positive Music”. Sukiyaki is a Japanese word translating to “I will walk looking up”. It is also a meat soup. How any of this works out in a love song, you’ll have to listen to find out.
5. Nikki Blonsky – Good Morning Baltimore
The musical is great on stage, but the movie is worth a watch, too:
6. Chris & Jenna – Winona
Chris & Jenna are awesome. They’re from Westminster, MD and decided to record an album and donate all the proceeds to charity. According to their Facebook page, Jenna also plays the Glockenspiel, an instrument we were introduced to all the way across the country in Washington. Double awesome.
7. Jimmy Briscoe & The Little Beavers – Why Do Fools Fall in Love
1970s Baltimore teenage group, Jimmy Briscoe & The Little Beavers ask an age old question. Recently, while we were at the National Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. we learned that cloves are a popular ingredient in love potions. So that’s probably the answer. Cloves.
8. Lungfish – Black Helicopters
Lungfish are freshwater fish that, as you may have guessed, have two lungs! They can breathe air, but also have gills.
9. NoCo – Unstoppable
Something that is clearly unstoppable is the shortening of titles. NoCo is short for Northern Comfort.
10. Office of Future Plans – Salamander
Salamanders are one of the few creatures that can regrow lost limbs!
11. Oh, The Story! – The Astronomer
A band that’s on indefinite hiatus, we’re sure there’s a juicy story behind the break.
12. Sound Experience – J.P.Walk
It was in Boogie Nights 2…that’s how you know it’s good.
13. Thin Dark Line – Dammit
We see nothing wrong with tributes, especially when it’s a Blink 182 remake.
14. Velocity Girl – My Forgotten Favorite
One of our forgotten favorites is the movie Clueless, which this song happens to be featured in.
15. The Whatnauts – Why Can’t People Be Colors Too?
Now you can be even more colors! Have you seen how crazy fun The Color Run looks?