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Monday, August 26, 2019

48 Trips around the Sun: Cruising the summer of 2019 into the Torii Hunter Birthday

NOTE: For those who don't know... I name my birthdays after baseball players. I'm like that.

In 2002, the best part of the MLB All Star Game tie fiasco was Torii Hunter robbing Barry Bonds of a home run at the wall. As he's the best player to ever wear #48 and for his cool in that moment of everything that was wrong with baseball's midsummer spectacular (team's not allowing their players to go all out and players refusing to try since it was an "exhibition game"), this is my Torii Hunter Birthday.

I'm not saying we should play like Pete Rose on Ray Fosse, but c'mon (like Ke$ha says), try.

Whether you have Parkinson's or life is giving you the business, trying and having swagger goes a long way. Really.

"And all the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people
And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
I never thought I'd need so many people."

NOTE: Past birthdays included the Jackie Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Pedro Martinez, Lee Smith, and Jack Morris Birthdays. Personally, I find it important to have a specific birthday since it makes getting older more fun than my depressive late 30s into middle age. After all, 50 is 2 years away.


So what does 48 feel like? It feels a lot like 47 transitioned to be. My UPDS Parkinson's number dropped from 20 to 15 (60s are the numbers where disability issues really kick in). My roughest number was 34 after the pneumonia days. Now, being social and trying to be more active sees me at a really good managed number for 8 years since symptoms and all but 3 since diagnosis. I still button buttons and move around well enough in comfy boots and flow well enough in conversation. It's not perfect, but it's a start. Yeah, there's dealing with riding with others driving panic (I don't feel it when I drive), but medicine for management is helping with that, too.

I'm currently blogging and moderating HERE, as well, which I'm jazzed about.

I'm going to Puerto Rico next month.

I'm officially married to Heather for 10 years as of August 15th (why we're going to PR).

Work is going well. I feel like I'm helping people and making a difference.

I'm reading more. I'm learning more. I'm listening more I'm enjoying life.

Yeah... I'm trying and having swag... I think.

Yes, PD sucks, but it's made me more empathetic and hopeful for helping to create a better world. I'm not getting out of this one, but life is for living. We all end up in the same place, so we might as well live life full on while we can, as well as we can. In the meantime, give 'em hell!

So yeah... right now, 48 feels pretty good even if I'm going through diagnosis for asthma (more on that when the official diagnosis comes in September ; Though the tests say it's there, the doc has to say exactly how much). Another medication, another "so it goes." Keep living well. It's the best revenge.

I hope your lives are going well. Thanks for reading. See below for music and how it relates to my summer - with photos!


So yeah... the summer of 2009 has been a crazy busy summer of doings that express what 48 feels like. Here's what's been going on since the last time I wrote for me as expressed in the soundtrack of 48.

1. Certain for Miles (Audiotree Session) by Cayetana

"When the world bears down on me, I laugh at its audacity."

2. Where is My Mind by Placebo

Something about being chased by fish while swimming in the Caribbean, which is where I'll be next month when my wife and I go to Puerto Rico for a long weekend to celebrate our 10th anniversary, which happened this month on August 15th.

3. Virgin by Manchester Orchestra

My friend Pete turned me on to them. This songs just builds and erupts. Love it! There's something that explodes with the lyrics about building "this house with our hands and our time and our blood... to fall downward and rust." It just seems atmospheric to all the world around the peripheral views.

4. End of Summer (Now I Know) by Front Bottoms

August rolls in, and I always find myself waiting for the end of the month to roll in. Since 1997, this has been school as a student, teacher, or adviser. As an adviser, it means that the volume of last minute enrollments subsides and I get back to having more time to make a difference for each appointment instead of "no classes left / limited class times left / next." Oh, and my birthday and the 1.5 hour massage I'm going for! Lomi Lomi!!

5. Let It Bleed by the Rolling Stones

This summer, I finished up the first draft of Becoming a Monster (my New Orleans witchcraft / zombie story) and then I abandoned it for the time being when I knew I wasn't going to have a solid story in the time I had left to get it ready for Pennhurst's Paracon event. Additionally, it got way too dark, and I didn't know how hard R rating I wanted. Anyway, at the end, there is a giant wake / jazz funeral for characters that culminates in a live jam of this song, which is just fantastic. No matter what happens with that book, I'll be keeping this.

 6. Mermaid's Avenue by the Klezmatics

My wife and I went to the Mermaid Parade on Coney Island. It was a lot of fun, even if it was hot, standing there watching the endless parade of people comfortable in their own skins, being themselves. Part seaside celebration, part arts, part politics, and part pride event, it was a complete expression of the joy that is America, which in these times is so necessary.

7. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You by Bob Dylan

If you haven't heard the Rolling Thunder live tracks by Bob Dylan (and you're into classic rock), you should check out the Martin Scorsese movie about this tour on Netflix... fantastic! Many of the songs, like this one, are completely re-imagined.

8. Friend Like Me by Will Smith

The new Aladdin movie was actually pretty good since Will Smith went back to being Will Smith again, even if he had to channel Robin Williams to do it.

9. OO POO PAH DOO by James and Troy Andrews from Treme Soundtrack

Summer and wild jazz... 2 good things... like going to the pool to keep cool. My wife and I got pool memberships and hung out in the pool with her family July 4th. Life is good.

10. Feel Like Funkin' It Up from Treme Soundtrack

More summer and jazz... try not to be happy. If you need help, I'll get my nephew Dylan to build Legos with you and take a break to catch butterflies.

11. God and Country by The Thermals

Desperate times call for angry lo-fi punk energy. This whole disc is just so good if lo-fi punk energy is your thing. Granted, it's not productive, but it sure is cathartic when every day is one more thing that seems so ridiculously absurd. November 3, 2020.

12. Old Man Blank by The Lemonheads

I saw Evan Dando still trying to be the Lemonheads in June. For being 50+ years old, he was still pretty good, even if the last 27 years since It's a Shame about Ray have been rough. This was his best new song - a cover of Bevis Frond. Seeing as I saw them at the Chameleon in Lancaster, they broke out with "Dawn Can't Decide" and its reference to "makin' out" "just to pass the time" in said town. Yeah, it felt like being 21-23 all over again. He had quite the band back then (my 7th time seeing him or the band, not including the London show that went on too late, so I had to catch the train back before they came on).

13. Miami 1981 by Neutral Bling Hotel

This is what you get when you mix Neutral Milk Hotel (who finally released their digital downloads of unreleased material) with Pitbull (who we saw in July, and yes, he was that entertaining). Mixing "Mr. Worldwide's" booty shaking "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" with Jeff Mangum's Anne Frank tribute "Holland 1945"... all that. "1,2,3,4,undo, dos, tres, quatro... 2,1,2,3,4."

14. Mic Check (Remixes) by Max Tannone

From the guy who brought us Jaydiohead (Jay Z mixed with Radiohead), here's classic punk bands mixed with hip hop rappers. All 10 songs jam, but my favorite is the 2nd song, which is the Ramones mixed with Black Star ("Definition of Blitzkreig").

15. Which leads us to Jaydiohead's "Dirt off Your Android"

16. The Clansman by Iron Maiden

I could have made a 20 song list based just on their songs. Maiden is my go to listen right now. They played this song live when I saw them. Incredible. I like the newer long songs as much as the glory years when I was in 8th grade. The last disc (Book of Souls) is my right now favorite stuff. As for this song, it's about Scottish clans, not the American Klan. "Freedom!!"

17. The Crush by Magnapop

The Bob Mould produced Hotboxing album still holds up as good, if not better than, most discs since it came out in 1994. This song is great.

18. Good Day by Greg Street with the Nappy Roots

Whether hiking to the top of the Pinnacle (on the Appalachian Trail in PA), exploring abandoned tunnels in western Maryland, doing the all you can eat chicken thing, chillin' with Dylan, going to Longwood Gardens for the fountain show, or trying to find another Rumble Rumble Bear slot machine to win big at the casino, it's always a good day if you want it to be ("Ain't nobody gotta die today..." "save that trouble for another day!")

19. Birthday Song by 2 Chainz with Kanye West

This is NSFW. You're warned.

20. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Parody by Tituss Burgess

If 2 Chainz and Kanye being serious in the last song needs a super camp version as a remedy, it's Tituss. Too funny. One of the best shows ever... easily.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Parkinson's Month is Every Month around Here (AKA Longwood Gardens Tulips)

The month of April is officially known as Parkinson's Awareness Month. April 11th, this year, was officially World Parkinson's Day. Unlike for birthdays and Christmas, it would seem, we don't get presents for our day. If we do, mine are still waiting to be delivered on a 1980's style 6-8 weeks for delivery deal for the turn around in shipping and handling.

Nevertheless, we do get tulips as our official flower. More specifically, we get red tulips with a fringe of white, but since I have a month where nobody baked me a cake, much less gave me a gift card, I'm taking all colors for all of us who have Parkinson's or know someone that does.

That means that you win, too!

That said, it's not like I didn't get anything "extra" with PD. Comorbid conditions abound as Parkinson's is the gift that keeps giving. Since I've had it (symptoms 2011 - preliminary diagnosis September 27, 2016 - actual diagnosis November 1, 2016), I got way more than the standard tremors.

1) A whole lot of learning (25 of those things are HERE).
2) Hyperhidrosis
3) Lyme disease, though they just found that while looking for Parkinson's - it's the Great Imitator. This was my "biggest, bestest" free toaster for playing.
4) REM sleep behavior disorder
5) A 2-part battle with pneumonia HERE and HERE and concerns of aspiration pneumonia like swallow studies and shuffling off this mortal coil.
6) Bradykinesia concerns
7) Dystonia starting to take hold
8) Anxiety and mental overload concerns

And my family and friends got them, too! Bonanza!

So yeah... I've learned other things, too, but I'd rather not focus on that. I'd rather give you all tulips of empathy, support, and good vibes to brighten your day as you do mine when you read my writings or offer me support.

You're awesome!
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These photos are from Longwood Gardens, which is outside Philadelphia. I took them 2 weeks ago, when my wife and I went to visit, as we do regularly (we get the year passes). Enjoy them and remember that Parkinson's is more than 30 days a year. Never stop educating and advocating!

Top 2000 50+ Years of Alternative Rock Mega-mix 1001-1500

For the better part of the last 5 months, I've been putting a 2,000 song mix together for my mp3 player. Adding, subtracting, organizing, and compiling into a flowing work, I'm officially done with it, but I still have to go through and type out the last 500, so here's the 3rd 500. Yes, I had to put this on 4 playlists (as my mp3 player will only do 999 song lists - who knew?). I've chosen this length for that and since each of the playlists begins with a version of The Pixies' "Where Is My Mind."

In compiling the rules for this, I've decided that an artist can only be in 1% of the songs, though if said artist appears solo instead of with a band or said person is featured on another person's song, that's different. For instance Ben Folds and Ben Folds Five and Ben Folds with Nick Hornby are 3 different entities. 

Yes, there are artists here that won't be alternative / indie / college / punk / new wave / grunge / industrial / hardcore / riot grrl / brit pop / emo / alt. country / whatever variation / genre that truly fits, but I've included those artists, too, since they feel representative here. Beside is Nirvana really alternative when they sold 30 million copies of Nevermind? That said, how could they not be on this list? What about Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, and the Rollins Band?

Some, but not all.

Nevertheless, I have tried to keep bands that would be more metal to a different list, though it's hard to tell with some grunge. For instance, Motley Crue's first CD and a lot of the old Iron Maiden stuff is on independent labels, and they both rock like some of these bands, but their general sound isn't really "this."

For that reason, when it comes to 1960s / 70s music, I have used some glam type groups and cover songs of bands like The Beatles by groups that wouldn't be played on mainstream radio. If it weren't for the weirder Beatles and singers like Donovan, there wouldn't be music to the left of the dial. Thus, I've used this sparingly. 

I am adding new wave songs here since before 1980s music became hip, The Cure were not a radio band. For this reason, early Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Billy Idol type stuff does fit here.

Finally, I also tend not to put 2 songs by the same artist together unless they flow or I've always associated 1 with the other. 

So I'm left with about 640 songs, of which I will be digging them out of folders over the next month or so while compiling them into lists I'll be sharing as I listen to lots of stuff I haven't heard in years. 

Now, the question is whether to add an additional 500 for the end of the year...

1.       “Where Is My Mind” Trampled by Turtles
2.       “Parental Advisory” John Wesley Harding and Steve Wynn
3.       “See a Little Light” Bob Mould
4.       “Light and Day” Polyphonic Spree
5.       “Europe” Allo Darlin
6.       “Going Places (Acoustic)” Teenage Fanclub
7.       “2 Headed Boy 1” Neutral Milk Hotel
8.       “2 Headed Boy 2” Neutral Milk Hotel
9.        “Might Be Stars” Wannadies
10.   “Planet Love” Dylans
11.   “In Between Days” The Cure
12.   “Love for Sale” Talking Heads
13.   “Pretty in Pink” The Psychedelic Furs
14.   “Green Mind” Dinosaur Jr.
15.   “Debaser” Pixies
16.   “Sparky’s Dream” Teenage Fanclub
17.   “Last Train to Deathville” Deathray Davies
18.   “All of the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth” New Pornographers
19.   “She Thinks She’s Edith Head” They Might Be Giants”
20.   “Wynonah’s Big Brown Beaver” Primus
21.   “Learning to Fly” Foo Fighters
22.   “Going Away to College” Blink 182
23.   “Holiday” Green Day
24.   “Merchandise” Fugazi
25.   “Styrofoam” Fugazi
26.   “Not Superstitious” Leatherface
27.   “Easterman” Compulsion
28.   “Little Marks” Compulsion
29.   “Armenia City in the Sky” Sugar
30.   “Never Been Wrong” Waxahatchee
31.   “Silver” Waxahatchee
32.   “All Hands on the Bad One” Sleater Kinney
33.   “Rockaway Beach” Ramones
34.   “Movie Star” Cracker
35.    “The Feud” Front Bottoms
36.   “The Waterboy Returns” Modern Baseball
37.   “Sink” Brand New
38.   “Any Way” Moose Blood
39.   “China Girl” Pete Yorn
40.   “The National Anthem” Radiohead
41.   “Devil’s Haircut” Beck
42.   “You Were Lying When You Said You Love Me” New Fast Automatic Daffodils
43.   “West End Girls” Pet Shop Boys
44.   “24 Hour Party People” Happy Mondays
45.   “Getting Away with It” Electronic
46.   “Run” New Order
47.    “Disco 2000” “Pulp
48.   “Something Good” Utah Saints
49.   “Unbelievable” EMF
50.   “Dizzy” Wonderstuff
51.   “It’s On” Flowered Up
52.   “Don’t Look Back in Anger” Oasis
53.   “Wonderwall” Mike Flowers Pops
54.   “Right Here, Right Now” Jesus Jones
55.   “Leave Them All Behind” Ride
56.   “It’s a Fine Day” Opus 3
57.   “Strawberry Fields Forever” Candyflip
58.   “Stay up Late” Talking Heads
59.   “Genius of Love” Tom Tom Club
60.   “Groovy Train” Farma
61.   “The Only One I Know” Charlatans
62.   “Mr. Blue Sky” Electric Light Orchestra
63.    “Voice of Harold” R.E.M.
64.   “Breakfast” Eugenius
65.   “Indefinitely” Old 97s
66.   “Gone Daddy Gone” Violent Femmes
67.   “Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)” Icicle Works
68.   “Gene Autry” Beulah
69.   “James K. Polk” They Might Be Giants
70.   “New Lord” Elf Power
71.   “Sun Is Out” Apples in Stereo
72.   “Sunken Treasure” Wilco
73.   “Two Lovers” Rural Alberta Advantage
74.   “King of Birds” R.E.M.
75.   “Smile” Jayhawks
76.   “Losering” Whiskeytown
77.   “Texas” Magnapop
78.   “8 Ball” Waxahatchee
79.   “Walt Whitman’s Niece” Billy Bragg and Wilco
80.   “Airline to Heaven” Wilco and Billy Bragg
81.   “Leaving on a Jet Plane” Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
82.   “What You Do to Me” Teenage Fanclub
83.   “Witchdoctor” Sidewinders
84.   “If You Can’t Give Me Everything” Reigning Sound
85.   “Lost in the Woods” Pete and the Pirates
86.   “Bottled in Cork” Ted Leo and Pharmacists
87.   “Everywhere with Helicopter” Guided by Voices
88.   “Nice Nice” Lifter Puller
89.   “Sweet Payne” Hold Steady
90.   “Exit Does Not Exist” Modest Mouse
91.   “Find Time” Compulsion
92.   “Blueprint” Fugazi
93.   “Misty Mountain Blowtorch” Steel Pole Bathtub
94.   “Shit List” L7
95.   “Handsome and Gretel (Indie Top 20 Version) ” Babes in Toyland
96.   “Kerosene” Big Black
97.   “Jimi “ Butthole Surfers
98.   “Corona” Minutemen
99.   “Jesus at McDonald’s” Mojo Nixon
100.                        “Here Come the Bastards” Primus
101.                        “Staring at the Rude Boys” Dag Nasty
102.                        “Songs from an American Movie 2” Everclear
103.                        “No Reservations” Husker Du
104.                        “Everlong” Foo Fighters
105.                        “Not a Day Goes By” Leatherface
106.                        “Hate the Police” Mudhoney
107.                        “He’s a Whore” Big Black
108.                        “Break My Body” Pixies
109.                        “Don Henley Must Die” Mojo Nixon
110.                        “Hostile Mass” Hold Steady
111.                        “Don’t Swallow the Cap” The National
112.                        “I Don’t Care” A House
113.                        “Channel Z” B-52s
114.                        “Sex on Wheelz” My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
115.                        “God OD (Part 1)” Meat Beat Manifesto
116.                        “Geburt Einer Nation” Laibach
117.                        “Judy Is a Punk” (Demo)” Ramones
118.                        “Alec Eiffel” Pixies
119.                        “Walking on Sunshine” Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
120.                        “That’s When I Reach for My Revolver” Mission of Burma
121.                        “Academy Fight Song” Mission of Burma
122.                        “Strange Condition” Pete Yorn
123.                        “A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene” Okkervil River
124.                        “Goodbye Sweet Dreams” Roky Erikson and Okkervil River
125.                        “Land of Milk and Honey” Killing Joke
126.                        “Circling Overland” Front 242
127.                        “Stigmata” Ministry
128.                        “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” Revolting Cocks
129.                        “What’s the Frequency Kenneth” R.E.M.
130.                        “Fake Plastic Trees” Radiohead
131.                        “Casimie Pulaskie Day” Sufjan Stevens
132.                        “Carefully Try (Little People Version)” Polyphonic Spree
133.                        “I’ll Come Running to Tie Your Shoe” Brian Eno
134.                        “23rd Dream” Elf Power
135.                        “Naomi” Neutral Milk Hotel
136.                        “My Own Private Idaho” B-52’s
137.                        “Peaches” Presidents of the USA
138.                        “Blister in the Sun” Violent Femmes
139.                        “Light to Follow” Polyphonic Spree
140.                        “Spacehead” Primitives
141.                        “Laid” James
142.                        “Rainbow Connection” Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
143.                        “The Ballad of Tom Jones” Space and Cerys Matthews
144.                        “Dead from the Waist Down” Catatonia
145.                        “You and Me Song” Wannadies
146.                        “For Love” Lush
147.                        “Life on Mars” David Bowie
148.                        “Times Like These (acoustic)” Foo Fighters
149.                        “Everlong (acoustic)” Foo Fighters
150.                        “Baby Blue Sedan” Modest Mouse
151.                        “Someday” Cracker
152.                        “Hands Together” The I Don’t Cares
153.                        “Try Not to Breathe” R.E.M.
154.                        “Green Gloves” The National
155.                        “Hold Me Now” Polyphonic Spree
156.                        “Birdhouse in Your Soul” They Might Be Giants
157.                        “Opus 40” Mercury Rev
158.                        “Tallulah” Allo Darlin’
159.                        “Bleeding Heart Show” The New Pornographers
160.                        “Over and Over” Blake Babies
161.                        “Super-Electric” Stereolab
162.                        “On Blue Mountain” Foxygen
163.                        “World Leader Pretend” R.E.M.
164.                        “The President’s Dead” Okkervil River
165.                        “Brain Tag” Bettie Serveert
166.                        “Mysteries of the Unexplained” Tanya Donnelly
167.                        “Mallo Cup” Lemonheads
168.                        “Like Dylan in the Movies” Belle and Sebastian
169.                        “Plateau” Meat Puppets
170.                        “Jesus Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam” The Vaselines
171.                         “Lithium” Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer
172.                        “The Man Who Sold the World” Nirvana
173.                        “John Wayne Gacy Jr.” Sufjan Stevens
174.                        “Space Travel Is Boring” Sun Kil Moon
175.                        “Love Love Love” Mountain Goats
176.                        “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar” Fleet Foxes
177.                        “Carry Me Ohio” Sun Kil Moon
178.                        “Fake Empire” The National
179.                        “Starman” David Bowie
180.                        “Clean Steve” Robyn Hitchcock
181.                        “I Wanna Destroy You” Soft Boys
182.                        “Add It Up” Violent Femmes
183.                        “Take the Skinheads Bowling” Camper Van Beethoven
184.                        “Tom’s Diner” Bingo Handjob
185.                        “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” They Might Be Giants
186.                         “I’m in Love with Your Girlfriend” Mojo Nixon
187.                        “Eurotrash Girl” Cracker
188.                        “Decatur” Sufjan Stevens
189.                        “Wuss” King Missile
190.                        “Pressman” Primus
191.                        “Something Soon” Car Seat Headrest
192.                        “Bored to Death” Blink 182
193.                        “These Important Years” Husker Du
194.                        “Whenever Your Breathe out, I Breathe in” Modest Mouse
195.                        “Lost” Meat Puppets
196.                        “I Fought in a War” Belle and Sebastian
197.                        “My Sister” Juliana Hatfield
198.                        “I’ll Do It Anyway” Lemonheads and Juliana Hatfield
199.                        “Some People Say” Allo Darlin’
200.                        “Changes” David Bowie
201.                        “Diamonds / Mild Devotion to Majesty” Polyphonic Spree
202.                        “Out the Window” Violent Femmes
203.                        “Neil Armstrong” Allo Darlin’
204.                        “I Love You, Honeybear” Father John Misty
205.                        “A King and a Queen” Okkervil River
206.                        “MTV Makes Me Wanna Smoke Crack” Joel Jerome
207.                        “Our Riotous Defects” Of Montreal
208.                        “The KKK Took My Baby Away” The Ramones
209.                        “Go” Apples in Stereo
210.                        “Inside a Room Full of Treasures a Black Pygmy Horse Head Pops up Like a Periscope” Of Montreal
211.                        “Where You’ll Find Me Now” The Viking Moses
212.                        “A Baby for Pree / Grow Into You” Neutral Milk Hotel
213.                         “Introducing Cosmic Space” Elf Power
214.                        “If You Were a Priest” Robyn Hitchcock
215.                        “Welcome to the Cheap Seats” The Wonder Stuff
216.                        “Sherriff Fatman” Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
217.                        “Kill Your Television” Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
218.                        “Mistakes Were Made” The Mendoza Line
219.                        “A Stone” Okkervil River
220.                        “Try Not to Breathe” Dashboard Confessional
221.                        “I Know It’s Over” The Smiths
222.                        “Time (Electric)” The Minutemen
223.                        “Caryatid Easy” Son Volt
224.                         “A Favor” Okkervil River
225.                        “Horseleg Swastikas” Silver Jews
226.                        “Heart Cooks Brain” Modest Mouse
227.                        “Burning Down the House” Talking Heads
228.                        “Holland 1945” The Viking Moses
229.                        “Higgs Boson Blues” Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
230.                        “Iris” The Breeders
231.                        “Dead Promises” Jay Farrar
232.                        “The Violence of Truth” The The
233.                        “Pink Turns to Blue” Husker Du
234.                        “We All Fall Down” Egg Hunt
235.                        “Give Me Back” Embrace
236.                        “Margin Walker” Fugazi
237.                        “Little Friend” Minor Threat 
238.                        “Nervous Breakdown” Black Flag
239.                        “American Waste” Black Flag
240.                        “Passing Complexions” Big Black
241.                        “I Don’t Need Society” Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
242.                        “Fortunate Son” Circle Jerks
243.                        “Dead Industrial Atmosphere” Leatherface
244.                        “Feed Kill Chain (live)” Jay Farrar and Canyon
245.                        “Stevie Nix” Hold Steady
246.                        “Blackness that Could be Blue” Electric Love Muffin
247.                        “Stuart” Dead Milkmen
248.                        “Precision Auto” Superchunk
249.                        “Under Your Influence” Dag Nasty
250.                        “Gray Cell Green” Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
251.                        “Say It with Flowers” Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
252.                         “If I Should Fall from Grace with God” Pogues
253.                         “Drunk Divorced Floozie” Mojo Nixon
254.                        “Orenthal James Was a Mighty Bad Man” Mojo Nixon
255.                        “Sri Lanka Sex Hotel” Dead Milkmen
256.                        “Dysentery Gary” Blink 182
257.                        “Ed Is Dead” The Pixies
258.                        “Why Does the Sun Shine (live)” They Might Be Giants
259.                        “Please Do Not Go” Violent Femmes
260.                        “Something You Ain’t Got” Cracker
261.                        “John Allyn Smith Sails” Okkervil River
262.                        “Taillights Fade” Buffalo Tom
263.                        “No Rolling Back” Jay Farrar
264.                        “One Fast Move or I’m Gone” Jay Farrar with Ben Gibbard
265.                        “On the Road” Jack Kerouac
266.                        “Girl in a Box” Blake Babies
267.                        “Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda)” Tom Waits
268.                        “Tennessee” Silver Jews
269.                        “Bad Light” Built to Spill
270.                        “The Man of Metropolis Steals All of Our Hearts” Sufjan Stevens
271.                        “Temptation” New Order
272.                        “Tempted” Squeeze
273.                        “Bright Eyes” Allo Darlin’
274.                        “Kings and Queens” Allo Darlin’
275.                        “Do You Love Me Now” Breeders
276.                        “The Big Letdown” Mendoza Line
277.                        “Eulogy for My Next Lover” Brenda Kahn
278.                        “She’s in Love” Brenda Kahn
279.                        “Turning Japanese” Liz Phair
280.                        “Hey Mr. Gray” Bob Mould
281.                        “Life on a Chain” Pete Yorn
282.                        “Into the White” Pixies
283.                        “Holy Holy” Wye Ok
284.                        “Never Ending Math Equation” Modest Mouse
285.                        “The Golden Boy Swallowed by the Sea” Swans
286.                        “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana
287.                        “Eighties” Killing Joke
288.                        “Hellfudge” Lard
289.                        “Columbian Necktie” Big Black
290.                        “I Am Sam I Am” Steel Pole Bathtub
291.                        “Then Comes Dudley” Jesus Lizard
292.                        “Wire Mother” Alice Donut
293.                        “Cats Sex and Nazis” Nomeansno
294.                        “We Care a Lot” Faith No More
295.                        “I Should Have” Electric Love Muffin
296.                        “Nothing Like” Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
297.                        “Jesus of Suburbia / City of the Damned / I Don’t Care” Green Day
298.                        “Rambler Song” Shellac
299.                        “Everlasting Scream” Elf Power
300.                        “Here Comes the War” New Model Army
301.                        “Low” Jawbox
302.                        “I Don’t Sleep I Dream” R.E.M.
303.                        “Steady Diet” Fugazi
304.                        “If Marcus Garvey Dies, Marcus Garvey Lives” Piebald
305.                        “Ice of Boston” Dismemberment Plan
306.                        “Pink Chimneys” Promise Ring
307.                        “Caring is Creepy” The Shins
308.                        “I Lost My Taste” Mendoza Line
309.                        “Hard to Find” Cloud Nothings and Wavves
310.                        “Loose” The Stooges
311.                        “A Life of Arctic Sounds” Modest Mouse
312.                        “On with the Show” Get Up Kids
313.                        “No Children” Mountain Goats
314.                        “Sam Stone” Evan Dando
315.                        “The War Criminal Rises and Speaks”
316.                        “Hallelujah” Jeff Buckley
317.                        “Shoot Out the Lights” Richard and Linda Thompson
318.                        “Shitloads of Money” Liz Phair
319.                        “Bohemian Rhapsody” The Flaming Lips
320.                        “Jesus Was Way Cool” King Missile
321.                        “Nostalgia” Cracker
322.                        “Doesn’t Have to Be This Way” Jay Farrar
323.                        “Windfall” Son Volt
324.                        “Looking for Space” Evan Dando
325.                        “Summer Wine” Evan Dando and Sabrina Brooke
326.                        “Curse of the I5 Corridor” Neko Case with Mark Lanegan
327.                        “Summer of Drugs” Victoria Williams
328.                        “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” Victoria Williams and the Williams Brothers
329.                        “Hello in There (live)” Bingo Hand Job
330.                        “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (live)” Bingo Hand Job
331.                        “Hazey Jane Part 2” Nick Drake
332.                        “Tomorrow Never Knows” The Beatles
333.                        “Interstellar Overdrive” Pink Floyd
334.                        “White Light / White Heat” Velvet Underground
335.                        “Something Must Break” Joy Division
336.                        “Nosferatu Man” Slint
337.                        “Popular” Nada Surf
338.                        “River Euphrates” The Pixies
339.                        “Coal Surge” Smudge
340.                        “Flashlight” Fuzzy
341.                        “New Slang” The Shins
342.                        “One By One All Day” The Shins
343.                        “Half a World Away (live)” Bingo Hand Job
344.                        “Pour Some Sugar on Me” Emm Gryner
345.                        “Guarded by Monkeys” Cracker
346.                        “King” Belly
347.                        “In Betweener” Sleeper
348.                        “Swallow” Sleeper
349.                        “Hospital” The Lemonheads
350.                        “A Girl Like You” Edwyn Collins
351.                        “Shut Up and Kiss Me” Angel Olsen
352.                        “Here’s Where the Story Ends” The Sundays
353.                        “Be My Angel”  Mazzy Star
354.                        “Sometimes Always” Jesus and Mary Chain and Hope Sandoval
355.                        “She’s My Baby” Mazzy Star
356.                        “Does This Hurt” Boo Radleys
357.                        “After All the Roads Have Led to Nowhere (live)” Sugar
358.                        “Beercan” Beck
359.                        “Standing outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand” Primitive Love Gods
360.                        “Go” Tones on Tail
361.                        “Yin and Yang the Flowerpot Man” Love and Rockets
362.                        “Afraid of Anyone” The National
363.                        “Headhunter V 1.0” Front 242
364.                        “Sympathy for the Devil (Who Killed the Kennedys)” Laibach
365.                        “Smear Body” Nitzer Ebb
366.                        “Armenia” Einsturzende Neubauten
367.                        “Wish” Nine Inch Nails
368.                        “Supernaut” 1000 Homo DJs
369.                        “Mate, Spawn, and Die” Lard
370.                        “Clean As a Thistle” Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo Bay School of Medicine
371.                        “I Got the Fear Part 1” Meat Beat Manifesto
372.                        “No Name No Slogan” Acid Horse
373.                        “Rubber Glove Seduction” PTP
374.                        “15 Minutes of Fame” Sheep on Drugs
375.                        “Public Image” Public Image Limited
376.                        “The House That Heaven Built” Japandroids
377.                        “Love Removal Machine” The Cult
378.                        “More Human Than Human” White Zombie
379.                        “Just One Fix” Ministry
380.                        “More and Faster” KMFDM
381.                        “Move Seoul” Dessau
382.                        “Smothered Hope” Skinny Puppy
383.                        “Isolation” Joy Division
384.                        “The Colosseum Crash” A Split Second
385.                        “Join in the Chant” Nitzer Ebb
386.                        “UAIOE” KMFDM
387.                        “Thumb Thumb” KMFDM
388.                        “No No Man Part 1” Steven Jesse Bernstein
389.                        “No No Man Part 2” Steven Jesse Bernstein
390.                        “Disconnect” Rollins Band
391.                        “Countless Backs of Sad Sad Losers” Jesus Lizard
392.                        “Doris” Shellac
393.                        “Heavy Like a Witch” All Them Witches
394.                        “She’s in Parties” Bauhaus
395.                        “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” Love and Rockets
396.                        “Over Everything” Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
397.                        “Time to Pretend (live)” Jonsi
398.                        “I Think You Were in My Profile Picture Once” Modern Baseball
399.                        “Dream Song” Ben Gibbard
400.                        “Stratford on Guy” Liz Phair
401.                        “Strange Loop” Liz Phair
402.                        “Voices Carry” Til Tuesday
403.                        “Rory Rides Me Raw” The Vaselines
404.                        “Ugly Just Like Me” Smudge
405.                        “Candyfloss (Alternate)” Wilco
406.                        “Eye of Fatima Part 1” Camper Van Beethoven
407.                        “All You Need Is Drums to Start a Dance Party” Piebald
408.                        “Heartspark Dollar Sign” Everclear
409.                        “Heroin Girl” Everclear
410.                        “Violet” Hole
411.                        “Float On” Modest Mouse
412.                        “Wolfman” The Front Bottoms
413.                        “Beer Ain’t Drinkin’” Mojo Nixon
414.                         “Wear Me Out Loud” The I Don’t Cares
415.                         “Sex (I’m a)“ Berlin
416.                        “I Touch Myself” Genitorturers
417.                        “What’s inside a Girl” The Cramps
418.                        “Bikini Girls with Machine Guns” The Cramps
419.                        “Rebel Girl” Bikini Girl
420.                        “Big Bad Baby Pig Squeal” Silverfish
421.                        “Drug Raid at 4AM” Lard
422.                        “Chard” Sheep on Drugs
423.                        “Hurricane Fighter Plane” Alien Sex Fiend
424.                        “Godlike” KMFDM
425.                        “Tin Omen” Skinny Puppy
426.                        “Faster Than Light” Lead into Gold
427.                        “No Bunny” Pailhead
428.                        “Fool” Rollins Band
429.                        “Mildred Pierce” Sonic Youth
430.                        “Bodies” Sex Pistols
431.                         “The Sport Part 1”Steven Jesse Bernstein
432.                        “The Sport Part 2”Steven Jesse Bernstein
433.                         “Love Like Blood” Killing Joke
434.                        “Talking Shit about a Pretty Sunset” Modest Mouse
435.                        “Whenever You See Fit” Modest Mouse with 764-HERO
436.                        “I Remember California” R.E.M.
437.                        “Bel Air” Old 97s
438.                        “Big Star” The Jayhawks
439.                        “Waiting to Derail” Whiskeytown
440.                        “November Rain (live)” Amos Lee
441.                        “Seven Sisters” Rainer Maria
442.                        “Dead Weight” Mimicking Birds
443.                        “Space Oddity” David Bowie
444.                        “Sick of Goodbyes” Sparklehorse
445.                        “Tania” Camper Van Beethoven
446.                        “Frankly Mr. Shenkley” The Smiths
447.                        “In Praise of Sha Na Na” Dead Milkmen
448.                        “Howling at the Moon (Sha La La)” Ramones
449.                        “It’ll Be The Same Without You” Mendoza Line
450.                        “Looking Like You Just Woke Up” The Front Bottoms
451.                        “Glorious” Everclear
452.                        “Start a War” The National
453.                        “I Know There’s A Answer” Sonic Youth
454.                        “Take Stuff from Work” King Missile
455.                        “I Am the Greatest” A House
456.                        “Once in a Lifetime” Talking Heads
457.                        “California Zephyr” Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard
458.                        “The Ballad of El Goodo” Big Star
459.                        “13” Big Star
460.                        “Haywire” The Jayhawks
461.                        “Plain View” Amos Lee
462.                        “The Passenger” Iggy Pop
463.                        “Sidewalk” Built to Spill
464.                        “Carver’s” Poster Children
465.                        “Little Babies” Sleater Kinney
466.                        “Dollars to Donuts” Mendoza Line
467.                        “Generational Spokesmodel” Mudhoney
468.                        “Paranoid Android” Radiohead
469.                        “Civillian” Wye Oak
470.                        “Say Goodbye” Throwing Muses
471.                        “Sad Dress” Belly
472.                        “Deathly” Aimee Mann
473.                        “The Metro” Berlin
474.                        “Safety Dance” Men Without Hats
475.                        “99 Red Balloons” Nena
476.                        “I Ran” A Flock of Seagulls
477.                        “Girls on Film” Duran Duran
478.                        “Suburbia” Pet Shop Boys
479.                        “Ever Falling in Love” Times New Viking
480.                        “Skipping Ropes of Daisies” Ours to Destroy
481.                        “In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul” The Clean
482.                        “Dead Man’s Party” Oingo Boingo
483.                        “Hazey Jane 2” Nick Drake
484.                        “No” The Wedding Present
485.                        “The Weekend” Modern Baseball
486.                        “September Girls” Big Star
487.                        “Bigger Than Love” Ben Gibbard
488.                        “Soul Meets Body” Death Cab for Cutie
489.                        “Glide” Alec Bathgate
490.                        “Something Changed” Pulp
491.                        “Blue Moon” Big Star
492.                        “The World’ll Be OK” Teenage Fanclub
493.                        “Slow Fade” Teenage Fanclub
494.                        “Lone Star” The Front Bottoms
495.                        “Summer Babe Winter Version” Pavement
496.                         “Very Loud” The Shout Out Louds
497.                        “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning” We Were Promised Jetpacks
498.                        “If My Heart Was a Car” The Old 97s
499.                        “House That Used to Be” The Old 97s
500.                        “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” R.E.M.