Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour Playlist Essay

Playlist #1 “Leaving California” aka “Hitting the Road” aka “Snacks Are Important, But Not Quite as Important as Tunes” Song TitleArtist “Going to California”Led Zeppelin “Drive Away My Heart”Ida Maria “California in Popular Song”The Lucksmiths “I See You”Mika “Travel Song”Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin “Miss California”Jack’s Mannequin “The General Specific”Band of Horses “I’m Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”Billy Joel “Life in the Fast Lane”Eagles “Birds of a Feather”The Rosenbergs “Limelight”Rush “Al My Stars Aligned”St. Vincent “Unhurried Hearts”Harlem Shakes The Wild”Princeton “I Stand Corrected”Vampire Weekend “In California (Live)”Neko Case “Nobody Lost, Nobody Found”Cut Copy “Vanilla Twilight”Owl City “Adrift”Jack Johnson Roger Playlist #2 “What Do You Mean We’re Still in California!? ” aka “The Very Long and Winding Road” aka “The Ballad of Amy’s Lost Sunglasses” Song TitleArtist “Wine Red”The Hush Sound “Heartbeats”The Knife “16, Maybe Less”Calexico/Iron and Wine “Human”The Killers “West Coast Friendship”Owl City “Forest for the Trees”Alright Alright “Buildings and Mountains”The Republic Tigers “Transcontinental”Pedro the Lion It Won’t Be Long”The Smithereens “Drive Away”The All-American Rejects “She’s the One”Caribou “Next Exit”Interpol “We Are Lost”The Like “Get Back (Where We Started From)”Army Navy “Get Gotten”Ben Lee “Wandering”The Hidden Cameras “What Else Is There? ”Royskopp “Can’t Go Back Now”The Weepies Roger Playlist #3 “Road to Nowhere” aka “Cruise Control on Highway 50” Song TitleArtist “Long,

Lonesome Highway Blues”Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band “Go Places”The New Pornographers “I’m With You”The Ponys “Live to Tell the Tale”Passion Pit “Highwayman”Willie Nelson Stunner Shades in Heaven”Princeton “Fake Empire”The National “They Are Night Zombies! They Are Neighbors! Sufjan Stevens They Have Come Back from the Dead! Ahhh! ” “Moonshine”Feeder “Familiar Landscapes”A New Found Glory “Show Me What I’m Looking For”Carolina Liar “Le temps perdu”Carla Bruni “Sons and Daughters”The Decemberists “Strangers”The Kinks Roger Playlist #4 “Hillary ; Edmund Hit the Highway” aka “People Who Take Pictures of Trees” Song TitleArtist “Colorado”Grizzly Bear “Young Folks”Peter, Bjorn and John “I Am John”Loney, Dear “Unknown Legend”Neil Young Break It Out”The Rocket Summer “No You Girls”Franz Ferdinand “Surf Colorado”Bowling for Soup “Just Like Heaven”The Cure “The First Single (You Know Me)”The Format “Gravel”Ember Fix “Rootless Tree”Damien Rice “I Figured You Out”Elliott Smith “Baby, Its Fact”Hellogoodbye “Free”Cat Power “Don’t Forget to Breathe”Beulah “Love Like a Sunset, Part I”Phoenix “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt”We Are Scientists “A Year in the Past, Forever in the Future”Dashboard Confessional Roger Playlist #5 “No Place Like Home” aka “Why Won’t Amy Buy Sunglasses? ” or “The Sunflower State”

Song TitleArtist “Where Is Home? ”Bloc Party “Jolene”The Weepies “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (cover)Call Me Kevin “Brand New Day”Joshua Radin “Starlight”Muse “Even Fairytale Characters Would Be Jealous”PlayRadioPlay! “Daylight”Matt and Kim “The Dark in You”Plushgun “100,000 Fireflies”The Magnetic Fields “Wake Up”The Secret Handshake “Dust in the Wind”Kansas “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”Elton John “I’ll Do the Driving”Fountains of Wayne “Time After Time” (cover)Quietdrive “Faith in Fast Cars”The Format “Wonderful You”The Dandy Warhols “Take a Chance on Me”Erasure Roger Playlist #6 Tornado Season? ” aka “Frozen Custard Headache” Song TitleArtist “Ghost”Neutral Milk Hotel “November Rain”Guns N’ Roses “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”Fall Out Boy “Route 66”Chuck Berry “Morning Calls”Dashboard Confessional “All My Days”Alexi Murdoch “Not the Same”Ben Folds “Heartbeats”Jose Gonzalez “Here (In Your Arms)”Hellogoodbye “The Weight”The Band “The Bird and the Worm”Owl City “Cast No Shadow”Oasis “It’ll All Work Out”Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “This Time Tomorrow”The Kinks Roger Playlist #7 “Missouri-Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky” aka “When will Amy be the DJ? WHEN? aka “1500 Miles on 400 Dollars” Song TitleArtist “Come On! Feel the Illinoise! ”Sufjan Stevens “Going Back to Indiana”Jackson 5 “The Trick to Life”The Hoosiers “No More Runnin”Animal Collective “Globes ; Maps”Something Corporate “All Hail the Heartbreakers”The Spill Canvas “Old Flames”Harlem Shakes “Don’t Wake Me Up”The Hush Sound “My Beautiful Rescue”This Providence “Beating Heart Baby”Head Automatica “Song in My Head”Sherwood “Nightswimming”R. E. M. “Ulysses”Franz Ferdinand “Good Arms vs. Bad Arms”Frightened Rabbit “Late in the Evening”Paul Simon “After Hours”Caribou The Good Ones”The Kills “Sunlight in a Jar”The Lucksmiths “Where the Story Ends”The Fray Roger’s Last Playlist “Pennsylvania, Here We Come” aka “Journey’s End” Song TitleArtist “How to Say Goodbye”Paul Tiernan “It’ll all Work Out”Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “The Trees and the Wild”Matt Pond PA “No Myth”Michael Penn “Slow Pony Home”The Weepies “How We Roll”Plushgun “The Resolution”Jack’s Mannequin “World Spins Madly On”The Weepies “Signal Fire”Snow Patrol “Live to Tell the Tale”Passion Pit “What’s So Bad (About Feeling Good)? ”Ben Lee “Young Folks”Peter, Bjorn and John