Playlist – Nebraska
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.
Let’s get things started with a bang here:
2. Bob Dylan- I Shall Be Free No. 10
Mark thinks I’m mean. Let’s compare to what Dylan was dealing with:
“I gotta woman, she’s so mean
She sticks my boots in the washing machine
Sticks me with buckshot when I’m nude
Puts bubblegum in my food”
Let the record show, I have never put bubblegum in his food.
3. Bob Seger- Turn The Page
“On a long and lonesome highway East of Omaha” I’m reading on our kindle. And I have NO clue what page I’m on because it only tells me what percent I’ve completed. I do not like this.
4. Bruce Springsteen- Nebraska
Not funny: Spree killer, Charles Starkweather is from Lincoln. Natural Born Killers was inspired from this true-life event.
5. Josh Rouse- Dressed Up Like Nebraska
If I had to guess, it would involve head-to-toe red fleece with yellow corn-like embellishments.
7. Justin Bieber- Omaha Mall
A teenage heartthrob singing about a mall. How original.
8. Counting Crows- Omaha
Omaha. Somewhere in the middle of America. Well, actually Counting Crows, the center of the contiguous United States is in Lebanon, Kansas. However, when you consider the geographic center, which includes Alaska and Hawaii, Belle Fourche, South Dakota is the exact center. A-thank you Wikipedia.
9. The Houston Brothers- Chimney Rock
Too bad it was freezing outside and there were abounding rattlesnakes, otherwise, we may have made it to the top of the Oregon Trail icon.
10. Azure Ray- Sleep
Lately, our sleep schedules have very much depended on the business hours at the local Starbucks and the sun. If we’re not plugged in at an RV park, we don’t really use the lights inside of the RV so we can save the battery. We have head lamps for reading (obviously) but we usually just go to sleep.
11. Elliott Smith- Say Yes
Do you like the movie Good Will Hunting? Say yes, or we can’t be friends.
12. 311- Down
Did you know kids get high on 3/11 each year? We didn’t either until our mischievous college friends told us. They’ve changed a lot since then, some…some.
13. Andrew Bird- A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
With a song title like that, no wonder.
14. Bowling for Soup: (Ready Or Not) Omaha Nebraska
Things you should do that involve soup: Eat it, join a soup group, donate it, watch it on TV. Things you should not be doing for soup: bowling.
15. Grand Funk Railroad: We’re An American Band
We have heard trains here morning, noon, and night. Nebraska is the railroad state of America. Yet, in a shocking turn of events, no train connects Lincoln to Omaha. Pull yourselves together!
Did we miss something? Let us know below! Musical suggestions for Colorado or the Dakotas? We’d love to hear ‘em!