It’s been a long while since I lost music in a rental car. In 93, a tape player latched on to a killer mixtape somewhere south of D.C. and wouldn’t let go. Unfortunately, since the tape was stuck, the listening options for the next few-hundred miles were either the killer mixtape or nothing. After a few hours, the “killer” description took on a whole new meaning. I was so sick of that damn tape by the time I returned the car that I didn’t bother trying to retrieve it.

No matter how sick I was of that tape at the end of the trip, it was irreplaceable. The consequences aren’t quite as dire in these digital days and I’m not the least bit upset about my most recent loss. I can recreate the CD with a few clicks and I hope someone else gets some enjoyment from the one I lost. Of course, it might have ended up in the garbage bin at the garage on East 43rd Street, although, I’m pretty sure they don’t clean the cars that thoroughly

If by chance, someone does come across the unlabeled CD I left in that Budget rental car with Wisconsin plates, here’s the track information. Enjoy!

  1. Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca (Funky Lowlives Remix)
  2. Dar Williams – Beautiful Enemy
  3. Alphawezen – Speed of Light
  4. The Magic Numbers – Forever Lost
  5. Elvis Costello – The Beat
  6. The Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
  7. Todd Evans – Into the Sun
  8. Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
  9. The Blacks – Raincoat
  10. Buffalo Tom – Soda Jerk
  11. Luna – Sideshow by the Seashore
  12. John Wesley Harding – The Triumph Of Trash
  13. The New Pornographers – My Rights Versus Yours
  14. The Decemberists – July, July!
  15. Jump, Little Children – Too High
  16. The Cardigans – Live and Learn
  17. The Besnard Lakes – On Bedford and Grand
  18. Michael Franti And Spearhead – Yell Fire
  19. Donald Byrd – Think Twice


One thought on “Lost & Found

  1. Wow, we have eerily similar taste in music. Good for you on having the equanimity to accept the loss of the CD so well. :)


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