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wonders never cease Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2010 democracy in action (or is it democracy's inaction?)

WomenVoting On this day in 1964, residents of our nation's capital city were able to vote in presidential elections for the first time. We aren't sure what the proper format is for typing sarcastically, so we default to italics: Thank goodness that we've come so far since that first small step toward voting equality. We're going to ease off a full-scale assault on decades of inaction from the unpopular occupants of the Capitol. We're sure that defenders of the status quo truly believe that it's completely fair for tax-paying denizens of our nation's capital to have no say in how their taxes are spent or how their government operates, despite that fact that our founding fathers expressly declared that no one should have to endure such injustice. Right?

Well, we decided to put our weekly play list in the hands of the voting public (more of a sample polling than an actual election, mind you), and the public has declared that last week's Anna's Birthday Play List will serve a second term, rather than be replaced by a Schoolhouse-Rock-heavy list about democracy in action. (Also, we're wickedly tired from moving our shop -- on election day, no less.) Viva democracy, viva sleep, and Viva Anna's Birthday Play List!

1. Sting - I Was Brought To My Senses
"I was brought to my senses, I was blind. Now that I can see, every sign post in nature says you belong to me, I know it's true. It's written in the sky as blue, as blue as your eyes..."

2. Nobody Knows Me - Lyle Lovett
"I like cream in my coffee, I like to sleep late on Sunday. Nobody knows me like my baby. I like eggs over easy, with flour tortillas..."

3. Paul Westerberg - Born For Me
"The heaviest head and the emptiest hands, you'll be safe in the light when we kiss, when we breathe. You were born for me, beautiful and blue. "

4. Lovin' in my Baby's Eyes - Taj Mahal
"Day may be cloudy or sunny, we're either in or we're out of the money. I'm with you always. I'm with you rain or shine."

5. Question - Old 97s
"Someday someone is going to ask you a question that you should say yes to, once in your life. Maybe tonight, I've got a question for you..."

6. Your Song - Elton John
"I hope you don't mind that I put down in words, how wonderful life is while you're in the world."

7. Nothing Matters When We're Dancing - The Magnetic Fields
"Nothing matters when we're dancing, in tattered tatters you're entrancing, be we in Paris or in Lansing, nothing matters when we're dancing."

8. You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
"You're nobody 'til somebody loves you, so find yourself somebody to love.”

9. Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
"I don't need a whole lot of money. I don't need a big fine car. I got everything that a man could want. I got more than I could ask for."

10. Something - The Beatles
"Something in way she knows, and all I have to do is think of her."

11. Come Rain or Come Shine - BB King and Eric Clapton
"Day may be cloudy or sunny, we're either in or we're out of the money. I'm with you always. I'm with you rain or shine."

12. Be Here Now - Mason Jennings
"You are the love of my life. Be here now, no other place to be. All the doubts that linger, just set them free. And let good things happen and let the future come into each moment like a rising sun."

13. You're In My Heart - Rod Stewart
"My love for you is immeasurable, my respect for you immense. You're ageless, timeless, lace and fineness, you're beauty and elegance."

14. Once In a Lifetime - Talking Heads
"This is not my beautiful house, this is not my beautiful wife..."

15. I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
"If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied. Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs. If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks, then I'll follow you into the dark."

16. All I Want Is You - U2
"All the promises we made, from the cradle to the grave, when all I want is you."

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