New York for Talia
- Ramones, "Rockaway Beach"
- Beastie Boys, "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
- Elvis Costello & the Attractions, "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
- The Notorious B.I.G., "Juicy"
- Bob Dylan, "Hard Times in New York Town"
- Stevie Wonder, "Living for the City"
- The Pogues, "Fairytale of New York"
- The Drifters, "On Broadway"
- Wu-Tang Clan, "C.R.E.A.M."
- Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, "Drop Me Off in Harlem"
- The Rolling Stones, "Shattered"
- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, "The Message"
- Andrew W.K., "I Love NYC"
- Fountains of Wayne, "No Better Place"
- Tom Waits, "Downtown Train"
- Simon and Garfunkel, "The Only Living Boy in New York"
- Bruce Springsteen, "Jungleland"
- Run-D.M.C., "Christmas in Hollis"
Ellen returned my CD with her own terrific New York mix, and I've cherry-picked "No Better Place" and "The Only Living Boy in New York" from her choices. Over all, I avoided the decibel levels that usually distinguish my mixes, though I couldn't imagine anyone resisting Andrew W.K.'s "I Love NYC."
One of my favorite parts of Ellen's and Richard's mixes was ending each one with the Sex Pistols' "New York." What better way to pay tribute to the Capital of the World than to end with one big raspberry blown by Johnny Rotten? Yet for all of Talia's intellectual curiosity, I couldn't picture her getting down to being called a pile of shit. Thus, I'm ending New York for Talia with the less divisive but equally satisfying "Christmas in Hollis."
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