No Place Like Home (listen)

A mix for Alfred F. Jones, a boy who, for better or worse, grew up under fascinating circumstances.

Also for all of us ‘Muricans today oscillating between bitter cynicism and patriotic idealism, and treading the delicate and sometimes painful balance between shame in  our shortcomings and pride in our accomplishments.

America: Sometimes I want to punch you for being such an insensitive doofus, other times hug you and say thanks for being my home, and tell you its gonna be ok, we’ve made it another year. Go fly those fireworks and light those little sparklers. It’s your birthday after all.

i.Here I Am-Bryan Adams/ ii.When You Wish Upon A Star-Cliff Edwards/iii.Son of Man-Phil Collins/iv.Somewhere Over the Rainbow-Judy Garland/v.I’m An Old Cowhand-Bing Crosby/vi.Leaving Eden-Brandon Heath/vii.Heroes Don’t Tread Here-Heroic Plights (feat. Gent)/viii.Sound the Bugle-Bryan Adams/ix.Icarus-Bastille/x.Straighten Up and Fly Right-Nat King Cole/xi.Oh No!-Marina and the Diamonds/xii.It’s Only a Paper Moon-Ella Fitzgerald and Delta Rhythm Boys/xiii.Cold War-Janelle Monáe/xiv.Young and Beautiful (instrumental)-The Bryan Ferry Orchestra/xv.It’s My Life-Bon Jovi/xvi.The Warrior is a Child-Twila Paris/xvii.Man in the Mirror-Michael Jackson/xviii.Homeland (Main Title)-Hans Zimmer 

I need a hero

I’m holding out for a hero ‘til the end of the night

He’s gotta be strong

And he’s gotta be fast

And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero!

  • me: i really like classic country like johnny cash and willie nelson and i enjoy alt country from time to time, but mainstream country music is just... it's not good
  • me, on the 4th of july at the top of my lungs: I'm already there!!! Take a look around!!! I'm the sunshine in your hair!!! I'm the shadow on the ground!!!