Wednesday: Travel Mix Tape

Today I’m off traversing the beaches of Cannon and Seaside with two of my best friends, so I thought for this Wednesday’s entry I’d share something I’ve been compiling for the last several months.

I love putting playlists together for myself for occasions, certain moods, crushes, fandoms, other people, you name it. My New Zealand playlist, which I started up in February, was at one point 40+ songs long. I just couldn’t stop adding to it; everything made me think of this trip. I’ve since narrowed it down, although not all make it onto this playlist I’m sharing with you.

I chose songs that I thought summed up this experience thus far. Songs about living in the moment (Remember This), appreciating life (Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1), traveling somewhere new (The Trail We Blaze), and becoming the person I’ve always wanted to be (Waiting for My Real Life to Begin). It’s just a slew of songs that mean something special to me. It’s a random array, ranging from showtunes to The Mountain Goats, Bruce Springsteen to Disney. Perhaps I’ll do more mix tapes in the future. We shall see.

JGask out.


i. Remember This (Kerrigan & Lowdermilk) || ii. Young Glass (Hey Rosetta!)
|| iii. Wig In a Box/Wicked Little Town (Hedwig) || iv. All This Joy (Matt Singer)
|| v. Follow Me (Fraggle Rock) || vi. Thank You (Alanis Morissette) || vii. Born to
Run (Bruce Springsteen) || viii. The Trail We Blaze (The Road to El Dorado (Elton
John) || ix. Status Quo (Starship) || x. Son of Man (Tarzan) || xi. All That’s Known
(Spring Awakening) || xii. Old Crow Black Night Stand Still (Hey Rosetta!) || xiii.
Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1 (The Mountain Goats) || xiv. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
|| xv. Touch the Sky (Brave) || xvi. My Heart Is Split (Kerrigan & Lowdermilk) ||
xvii. Love Love Love (The Mountain Goats) || xviii. The Greatest Adventure (The
) || xix. Go The Distance (Hercules) || xx. Finale B (RENT) || xxi. Yer Spring
(Hey Rosetta!) || xxii. Waiting for My Real Life to Begin (Colin Hay) || xxiii. Twenty-
Something (Kerrigan & Lowdermilk)

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i. Remember This || The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Kerrigan & Lowdermilk)

Remember feeling like your life begins today
Try to stop and feel each second slip away
Remember this

ii. Young Glass || Hey Rosetta!

And even if
You’re scared stiff
You can trust in this
You can trust in this

iii. Wig In a Box (Wicked Little Town) || Alan Cumming

I look back on where I’m from
Look at the woman I’ve become
And the strangest things seem
Suddenly routine

iv. All This Joy || Matt Singer

For the wind that fills my sails
Is the same one that blew me over
When optimism fails I reach for something more

v. Follow Me || Fraggle Rock

Every day the world begins again
Sunny skies or rain
Come and follow me

vi. Thank You || Alanis Morissette

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you
Thank you silence

vii. Born to Run || Bruce Springsteen

We gotta get out while we’re young
`Cause tramps like us
Baby we were born to run

viii. The Trail We Blaze || The Road to El Dorado (Elton John)

Show that we are just the team
To live where others merely dream
Building up a head of steam
On the trail we blaze

ix. Status Quo || Starship (Joey Richter)

I kick down the walls around me
They don’t know how strong I am
I’m not defined by boundaries
They could never understand

x. Son of Man || Tarzan (Phil Collins)

Son of Man, look to the sky
Lift your spirit, set it free
Some day you’ll walk tall with pride
Son of Man, a man in time you’ll be

xi. All That’s Known || Spring Awakening (Jonathan Groff)

On I go
To wonder and to learning
Name the stars
And know their dark returning
I’m calling
To know the world’s true yearning

xii. Old Crow Black Night Stand Still || Hey Rosetta!

Can we just stand still
Stand still
Can we just stand still
Stand still
Let our lungs fill
Can we just stand still

xiii. Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1 || The Mountain Goats

Let people call you crazy
For the choices that you make
Climb limits past the limits
Jump in front of trains all day
And stay alive
Just stay alive

xiv. Landslide || Fleetwood Mac

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
And can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

xv. Touch the Sky || Brave (Julie Fowlis)

When the cold wind is a’calling
And the sky is clear and bright
Misty mountains sing and beckon
Lead me out into the light

xvi. My Heart Is Split || Kerrigan & Lowdermilk

My heart is split
Between home and here
I’m cut in half
Two beds, two lives
And I live in between

xvii. Love Love Love || The Mountain Goats

Some things you’ll do for money
And some you’ll do for fun
But the things you do for love
Are going to come back to you one by one

xviii. The Greatest Adventure || The Hobbit

The greatest adventure is there if you are bold
Let go of the moment that life makes you hold
xix. Go The Distance || Hercules (Roger Bart)

I know every mile
Will be worth my while
I would go most anywhere
To find where I belong

xx. Finale B || RENT

There’s only now
There’s only here
Give in to love or live in fear
No other path
No other way
No day but today

xxi. Yer Spring || Hey Rosetta!

Doctor unbandage my eyes
I feel the light and I’m ready to be out in it

xxii. Twenty-Something || Kerrigan & Lowdermilk

College ended and there’s no one here to tell me
Not to hit the bars and rent some cars
I’ll fuck around
But then I’m gonna change the world

xxiii. Waiting for My Real Life to Begin || Colin Hay

Don’t you understand?
I already have a plan
I’m waiting for my real life to begin

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