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    Wednesday
    May052010

    Songs For Graduation

    A reader wrote me recently asking for suggestions for a mix CD to be played during a kindergarten graduation slideshow. (Yes, she noted that a kindergarten graduation ceremony was a little odd -- neither of us had one that's for sure.) Did I have anything that conveyed a feeling of a rite of passage? If some of the songs caused a tear or two to well up, so much the better.

    While I didn't have a readymade list, I pulled out a mix CD I made for Miss Mary Mack and found some songs that I thought would work well in such a setting. I've added a couple more to the list, and what you see below is the result.

    As always, I look forward to your suggestions on expanding this list. In no particular order, they are...

    "Barking at the Moon" - Jenny Lewis (Bolt soundtrack)
    "Luck" - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (Easy)
    "Happy Doesn't Have To Have An Ending" - They Might Be Giants (Bed Bed Bed)
    "See You on the Moon" - Great Lake Swimmers (See You on the Moon! compilation)
    "Giant Sized Butterflies" - Justin Roberts (Pop Fly, more appropriate for the first day of the school than the last, so I guess it'll come at the beginning of the slide show)
    "Birdhouse in Your Soul" - They Might Be Giants (Flood)
    "Who Are You Not to Shine" - The Nields (Rock All Day, Rock All Night)
    "Jubilee" - Elizabeth Mitchell (You Are My Sunshine)
    "Fruit Jar" - Justin Roberts (Pop Fly)
    "Educated Kid" - The Hipwaders (Educated Kid)
    "Anna Kick a Hole in the Sky" - The Nields (All Around Singing in the Kitchen)
    "It's a Big World" - Renee & Jeremy (It's a Big World -- actually a lot of this disk is probably appropriate, especially in the "making the parents cry" category...)

    Reader Comments (1)

    "Catch the Moon"-Lisa Loeb/Elizabeth MItchell (eponymous)

    "Blue Canoe" and "Two Thumbs Up" - Johnny Bregar (Dragonfly)

    "Riding With No Hands" and "Teabag Kite"- Ralph's World (Happy Lemons)
    May 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaty L

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