Playlist – New Hampshire
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. Ray LaMontagne – Trouble
Apparently as a young child, Ray LaMontagne spent his time reading fantasy novels in the New Hampshire forests. I see no further need to provide evidence of his awesomeness.
2. Mandy Moore – Candy
I just searched “What is Mandy Moore’s favorite candy?” In all the fan sites in all of the world I could not find the answer. (OK, so I didn’t look that hard). The best thing to take away from this song: You know it’s love if you miss someone like candy.
3. JoJo – Too Little Too Late
Fun fact: JoJo was in the movie RV alongside Robin Williams. We imagine the portrayal of taking children on an RV vacation is fairly accurate. However the thing I remember most from that movie is the horribly graphic dump station fiasco, which I now know was very inaccurate!
4. Tim McCoy and The Papercuts – Lust
Papercuts are THE WORST. How does such a tiny cut hurt so badly? The most commonly accepted theory is two-fold. First, your fingers (typically the place of a paper cut) have a high concentration of nociceptors that send touch and pain messages to your brain. So that explains why you feel pain…but why so intensely? The dull edge of paper means paper cuts tend to be shallow. While this sounds less painful, pain specialists say it’s worse. You can learn more from ABC News.
5. Say Zuzu – Thirsty
6. Wild Light – New Hampshire
This band also has a song named “My Father Is A Horse”, which is quite the interesting story to tell on a first date.
7. Recycled Percussion
There’s no song per se. Just watch and be amazed by these New Hampshirite music makers.
8. The Everyday Visuals – Dance and Holler
It may not be pretty, but if you insist…
9. Percy Hill – Awaiting Our Return
Our family and friends in the Los Angeles area are awaiting our return. Phone calls and love letters have picked up recently in anticipation. One friend has already challenged us in Cribbage, the 400-year-old game we recently learned how to play.
10. Our Last Night – Across The Ocean
Our last night in the RV is approaching. Suggestions for how we should celebrate include cooking an eight course meal on the incredibly small stove (not happening), trying to park and sleep somewhere unconventional (possible), and sleeping on the roof (not likely). We will be brainstorming how we should spend this momentous occasion in the coming weeks. Suggestions always welcome!
11. Motörhead – The Game
While Motörhead is from London, this song is the intro for WWE wrestler, Triple H (aka Hunter Hearst Helmsley OR Paul Michael Levesque), who is from Nashua, NH.
12. Adam Sandler -Lunchlady Land
Mark and sisters used to belt this song on family road trips. By the time they got to the “Sloppy Joes, sloppy, Sloppy Joes” breakdown, their father was ready to throw the CD out of the window.
13. Matt Pond PA – New Hampshire
Not a physicians assistant or a traditionally structured band, Matt Pond is the orchestrator of the group with other people joining in for collaboration. But what is the PA for?! The state abbreviation of Pennsylvania, according to noisevox.org, who asked him themselves.
14. Flashlights – New Hampshire
Moose tours are a popular tourist attraction in New Hampshire. Moose seekers gather in a van for a trip on the hilly, forest lined roads to try to spot one. We got caught behind a tour on a one lane road. It was dusk (the most popular moose spotting time) and they were using giant flashlights affixed to the top of the van to search in the wooded areas for the beasts. We performed our own moose tour in The Highland Flinger and saw…..nothing.
15. NH Chronicle – The 603
In this song and video you can learn about all of the wonderful things New Hampshire, or The 603, brings to this fine country. Still kinda unsure if this is a real song or a parody…