Lagniappe 2012

SPOILER ALERT: We’ve been really slow about getting the lagniappes out this year, so half of you haven’t received them yet. If you don’t want to know what’s on it yet, stop reading here.

  1. Glad You Came – The Wanted
    Super Senbei and Friends in . . . Metropolis Island Part Two (see Dr. Slump manga on reverse)
  2. Take It Easy – The Eagles
    There is now a statue of a man standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona.
  3. Almost Home – Triumphant Quartet
    Heard this on the radio while driving from Raleigh to the Outer Banks.
  4. I Believe –  The Book Of Mormon Original Broadway Cast
    Liked  the “All About Mormons” South Park episode better.
  5. Falling Slowly –  Glen Hansard
    Always wanted to use this song in a lagniappe but forgot until it came to Broadway this year
  6. Ride Of The Valkyries – Richard Wagner
    Finally saw Apocalypse Now.
  7. สายล่อฟ้า (Sai loh fah) – Asanee – Wasan อัสนี-วสันต์
    Speed metal just waiting to be the entrance music for a Thai relief pitcher.
  8. Love You Like a Love Song – Selena Gomez & The Scene
    This year’s “I Should Be so Lucky”.
  9. I Am The Walrus – The Beatles
    Heard during Olympics; inspired Craig Kilborn reference to the immortal Pooh Richardson.
  10. Things have changed –  Curtis Stigers
    KCSM represented
  11. Libiamo, ne’lieti calici  – Verdi’s La Traviata
    Saw a lot of opera this year, but this is for Patryk singing this while we were driving around for Darlene and Nick’s wedding, or was it walking around NYC at 3 AM?
  12. Leaving Las Vegas – Sheryl Crow
    Joe drove from Fremont Street to Death Valley after fried chicken monstrosity at Hash House A Go Go.
  13. The Scientist – Willie Nelson
    Should have been anthem for California’s Proposition 37.
  14. Biggest Part Of Me –  Ambrosia
    Celia found this TIME-LIFE opening act more interesting than Alan Parsons Project
  15. Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
    Like Rigoletto, Porgy and Bess has twisted characters and plot, but we couldn’t miss Audra McDonald in this.
  16. Goodbye Horses – Garvey
    “It rubs the lotion on its skin, or it gets the hose again.”
  17. The Painted Desert – 10,000 Maniacs
    Requisite soundtrack for Petrified Forest National Park.
  18. 2000 Miles –  The Pretenders
    The rare “Christmas” song that we would voluntarily play year around.
  19. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
    Sitar opening in memory of Ravi Shankar.

3 thoughts on “Lagniappe 2012

  1. @ WoAi: It’s a CD compilation (it used to be mix tape format!) we make every year to give as a Christmas present.

    “Lagniappe (Lan yap’) n. Creole<La, the + Sp~napa, lagniappe<Quechuan yapa] [Chiefly South] 1 a small present given to a customer with a purchase 2 a gratuity or the like"

    I always post the Lagniappe song list here on Epiphany, because some years we were really mean and didn't include hard copy liner notes.

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