Tuesday, May 14

I'm gonna take this as a sign

Two albums in the last few weeks have captured me: Honeyhoney's Billy Jack, featuring the fantastic "Ohio," and Patty Griffin's latest, American Kid, featuring the fantastic "Ohio." Coincidence? I doubt it. This is clearly a sign that my home state was jealous and bitter over my previous creations of the awesome California mix and the serviceable Las Vegas mix. Clearly, I need to create an equally awesome (though likely more melancholy) Ohio mix. It's on, people.

Suggestions are welcome, as always, but rest assured I will be including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's iconic "Ohio."


David Johnsen said...

I'll give it a shot...
"Cuyahoga" by REM
"Cleveland Rocks" by Ian Hunter
"Youngstown" by Bruce Springsteen
"Saturday Night in Toledo Ohio" by John Denver (live version on "An Evening with..." is better IMHO)
"My City Was Gone" by the Pretenders
"WKRP" theme song

Devo (from Ohio, of course!) has covered the CSNY song. Plus "Jocko Homo" has the riddle about what's round on the ends and high in the middle.

After I made this list, I found a whole page on Wikipedia! And also this.

David Johnsen said...

Oops, just saw that you had the Paste link in your post.

Here's someone else who was making an Ohio mix and got lots of suggestions.

Jen said...

Oooh, if I can find a version of the WKRP theme song, my mix will be legendary!

And I knew there was some John Denver song about Toledo because my mom was always bitter about his crack about "to all the dogs of Toledo." Thanks for giving me the name.