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Playlist – New Mexico

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.

Not too many artists come from New Mexico (Beirut & John Denver), but apparently a lot of people like Santa Fe, which appears as a song title two times on the list, cut back from five. We chose to play on the otherworldly sightings New Mexico is known for as well as the event we are attending here: The International Balloon Fiesta. Enjoy!

1. Beirut – Santa Fe
Beirut can be defined as the following:
1. A band from New Mexico  2. The capital city of Lebanon  3. The greatest college drinking game of all time

2. Owl City – Hot Air Balloon
Some people have said we’re out of our mind. We don’t necessarily disagree.

3. Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
The original name of Led Zeppelin was The New Yardbirds. That would have been very sad because we would not have put them on this very famous list.

4. Nena – 99 Luftballons
Do yourself a favor and watch this. Notable points: 1:06, 1:58, 2:16

5. 5th Dimension – Up, Up, And Away
Look out Peter Pan, we can flllyyyyyyyy!

6. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Fact: I’ll stir fry you in my wok.

7. Bob Dylan – Rainy Day Women
I read on a totally unreliable website that this song refers to New Mexico.

8. Johnny Cash – New Mexico
Señor Cash appears to not be a fan of Nuevo Meh-hee-co.

9. Katy Perry – E.T.
Things I would prefer not to be involved with: abduction, a glowing body, being stunned by a laser.

10. Bon Jovi – Santa Fe
JBJ AND Charlie Sheen in the same video?! WINNING!

11. John Denver – Thank God I’m A Country Boy
Every time I here this song I think of Pauly Shore circa 1993 in assless chaps.

12. Fernando Cellicion – Navajo Skip Dance Song
The Navajo Nation has considerable influence on the local culture (link to a map, which Jackie may or may not be able to read).

13. Neil Young- Albuquerque
We have had plenty of fried eggs here in ABQ, but not ham (because ham is gross). We propose Neil Young should change the lyrics to “Find some fried eggs and Christmas chili.”

14. Alien Ant Farm – Movies
What is this? A CENTER FOR ANTS?! Speaking of movies, Zoolander is an epic tale of the tribulations of male modeling.

15. Los Cavaliers – Pepe Le Pu
We’ve been able to stay in a house in Albuquerque! When we were making our list, our hostess busted out a “New Mexico Spanish Super Stars” CD from 2000 and is this one is her favorite. We thank her for allowing us into her home and hope we Mark didn’t skunk it up too badly.

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