Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania


With the start of a new year, one thing I always do on my ipod is create a playlist of the best songs from the previous year.  What I do is pick one track from each album I’ve purchased that was released that year.  The song I pick isn’t necessarily the “Best song” on the album, but one that goes well in a mix of other songs picked.

2012 Mix
1. No Way Down- The Shins.  Port of Morrow.
2. Panic Station- Muse.  The 2nd Law
3. Jealous Girl- Ben Kweller.  Go Fly a Kite.
4. The Celestials- Smashing Pumpkins.  Oceania.
5. The Sound of the Life of the Mind- Ben Folds Five. The Sound of the Life of the Mind.
6. We Are Young- Fun.  Some Nights.
7. How We Land- P.O.S. We Don’t Even Live Here.
8. Happy Birthday, George Takei- Five Year Mission. The Trouble with Tribbles EP
9. Werewolf- Fiona Apple.  The Idler Wheel…
10. Senorita- Tenacious D.  Rize of the Fenix.
11. Black Saturday- Soundgarden.  King Animal.

Smashing Pumpkins.  Fiona Apple.  Soundgarden.  Ben Folds Five.  This could be a mix from the 90′s!  My favorite album last year was probably Ben Kweller’s Go Fly a Kite.  It is a catchy pop/rock record that I highly recommend.

-Nina Update.  I took a picture of Nina in her adorable frog towel after a bath one day.  Now she demands I take a picture of her everyday after her bath.  She throws a fit when I don’t.  Eventually I will have an adorable time lapse photo montage charting Nina’s growth, and I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing.


Writer of Little Guardians and appreciater of music.