Lost Weekend

Did everyone have a good break? I spent the holiday watching a lot of TV ’cause I had laryngitis. The upside is I sound like Tom Waits and got to watch thirty seven episodes of that show everyone loves. No I’d never seen it before. Yes, I might as well face it I’m addicted to Lost. Ooh, someone send that to “Weird” Al.

Forty-eight strangers picked to live on a island find out what happens when people stop being polite … and there are freakin’ polar bears? What’s not to like?

But Stereogum has a rule that every post has to relate to music, so I kept an ear out. Mostly I just got that silly trombone. (The absolute worst moments of the series come when Hurley puts on his headphones at episode-end and the whole thing turns into Felicity for a minute.) But if one were forced to make a Lost mix, it could include (via Lostpedia):

Patsy Cline – “Leavin’ On Your Mind”
Joe Purdy – “Wash Away”
Willie Nelson – “Are You Sure?”
The Blind Boys of Alabama – “I Shall Not Walk Alone”
Charles Trenet – La Mer”
Damien Rice – “Delicate”
James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”
Bob Marley – “Redemption Song”
“Mama” Cass Elliot – “Make Your Own Kind of Music” (MP3 Link Expired)
Slim Smith – “My Conversation”
Billy Joel – “Easy Money”
The Drifters – “Up on the Roof”
Dave Matthews Band – “Stay (Wasting Time)”
Staind – “Outside”
Patsy Cline – “Walking After Midnight”
Skeeter Davis – “The End of the World”
The Kinks – “He’s Evil”
Pousette-Dart Band – “Fall on Me”
Perry Como – “Papa Loves Mambo”
Glenn Miller – “Moonlight Serenade”
Perry Como – “Catch a Falling Star”
The Seeds – “Pushin’ Too Hard”
Les McCann & Eddie Harris – “Compared to What”
Otis Redding – “These Arms of Mine”
Kasey Chambers – “Hard Way”
Patsy Cline – “Walking After Midnight”
B.B. King – “Chains and Things”

Maybe a live cut from Separation Sunday? Oh, and some Drive Shaft. You can download two songs at their MySpace, but you already knew that.

I’ve already dedicated enough time to my new obsession, but if you’ve got a theory or link to one that’s worth reading, post in the comments.