The Banshees love to travel, but we all have different styles of going about it. When I go someplace new, I like to make a playlist for bus rides, or runs that coincides with my travel destination. I stock up on movies and books that have the place I’m visiting as the setting, and I coordinate my costumes, eh hem, my ensembles accordingly.
When Courtney told me she was going on holiday in Cambodia, I got all giddy and she looked at me strange. When she told me she was going to continue traveling and spend one night in Bangkok, I clapped my hands at the thought of the luck of her vacation soundtrack, again she looked at me with her naive eyes (and ears) and said “what?”. “Ah Cupcake”, I said, “you, your country bumpkin and hip hop playlists need a music lesson. Don’t worry, I’m gonna make you a mix tape”.
Drum roll please.
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker by The Ramones
Pump It Up by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
London Calling by The Clash
Holiday In Cambodia by The Dead Kennedys
Bloodstains by Agent Orange
Institutionalized by Sucidial Tendencies
Kiss Off by Violent Femmes
This Charming Man by The Smiths
In Between Days by The Cure
Here Comes Your Man by Pixies
Head On by The Jesus and Mary Chain
Waiting Room by Fugazi
Lust for Life by Iggy Pop
Turning Japanese by The Vapors
Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen
My Own Country by Pennywise
Mirror in the Bathroom by The English Beat
One Night in Bangkok by Murry Head
China Girl by David Bowie
Hong Kong Garden by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Oi to the World by No Doubt
And Court, don’t even think about coming home without that kitty.