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    http://www.npr.org/blogs/daydreaming...the_music.html

    Think these guys know what they are talking about?

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    cali love way down at 5 huh. how about sleep now in the fire
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    I made a mix of all California songs on iTunes a while back. I may have even posted it on here. This was several years ago.

    X - "Los Angeles"
    Peter Gabriel - "San Jacinto"
    The Magnetic Fields - "California Girls"
    Mama & the Papas - "California Dreamin"
    Scott Silipigni - "San Francisco"
    Wilco - "California Stars"
    The Beat Farmers - "California Kid"
    Scott McKenzie - "San Francisco (Flowers in Your Hair)"
    The Waco Brothers - "Napa Valley"
    Elliott Smith - "LA"
    Allison Moorer - "Cold in California"
    The Thrills - "Big Sur"
    Jay Farrar - "Barstow"
    The Decemberists - "Los Angeles, I'm Yours"
    CCR - "Lodi"
    Dave Alvin - "King of California"
    Tom Russell - "California Snow"
    Natalie Merchant - "San Andreas Fault"
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    I haven't looked at the link, but I like that Frank Black song "Los Angeles" (which is probably not even about California anyway).
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    They are taking suggestions, the list is 5 notable ones, not the top 5.... Read next time..

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/daydreaming...eds_music.html


    And Toms list is missing Wayne Newton '' I Love L.A.'', btut other than that, I like it.

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    lol @ wayne newton. you mean randy newman

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    Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.

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    where are the eagles?

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    Before Slap Chop, Sham Wow and Steve Porter...Vince Offer was a struggling comedian and filmmaker...

    He made this song about LA...

    From the Underground Comedy Movie..

    It goes on forever and ever...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

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    I knew the guy who playe the hari Krishna in that movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El.C.Dub View Post
    lol @ wayne newton. you mean randy newman
    I can't tell them apart myself.
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    I think when you use the term "iconic" it should mean songs that most people in society would recognize. And most people in society have no idea who the Decemberists are.

    AND really, NPR? "Led Zepplin"? "The Mommas and the Poppas"? Even getbetter could tell you that those names aren't spelled correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I made a mix of all California songs on iTunes a while back. I may have even posted it on here. This was several years ago.

    X - "Los Angeles"
    Peter Gabriel - "San Jacinto"
    The Magnetic Fields - "California Girls"
    Mama & the Papas - "California Dreamin"
    Scott Silipigni - "San Francisco"
    Wilco - "California Stars"
    The Beat Farmers - "California Kid"
    Scott McKenzie - "San Francisco (Flowers in Your Hair)"
    The Waco Brothers - "Napa Valley"
    Elliott Smith - "LA"
    Allison Moorer - "Cold in California"
    The Thrills - "Big Sur"
    Jay Farrar - "Barstow"
    The Decemberists - "Los Angeles, I'm Yours"
    CCR - "Lodi"
    Dave Alvin - "King of California"
    Tom Russell - "California Snow"
    Natalie Merchant - "San Andreas Fault"
    I was a little pissed that while playing at the Hollywood Bowl, the Decemberists didn't play "Los Angeles, I'm Yours"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    where are the eagles?
    Plenty of east coasters personify our state with that very song.
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    This is one of the most definitive California songs for me

    along with this

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    the theme song from "the o.c." by phantom planet

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    Also called "California"...admittedly extremely catchy
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    NPR intern Sarah Whites-Koditschek to the intern's natural habita
    AHHH, it was made by a pandering entry-level hipster. Explains the Decemberists, the mispellings...

    And WTF, no Joni Mitchell? You sure, biotch? And California Girls? Fire this girl immediately.

    (ie: I wish I could work at NPR...)

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    lol, that list is awful. Billy BRag / Wilcos "California Stars" should definitely be on there, btw

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    So should Mason Jennings' "California"

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    There's an app on Spotify called @geotunes that helps you find songs about California, Los Angeles, more by simply clicking around on a map. http://open.spotify.com/app/geotunes

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    I see Lodi has been mentioned, and San Francisco...so a few I don't think mentioned so far.

    Streets of Bakersfield
    Folsom Prison Blues/San Quentin
    Do You Know The Way To San Jose
    (Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay
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