01 June 2006

Summer Soundtrack

I'm getting ready for my epic road trip with the kids next week. I'll try to keep everyone posted via the blog.

The plan is to leave early Monday morning. We will take four days to get to our destination: Fort Defiance, Arizona (near the New Mexico border and close to the capital of the Navajo Reservation).
  • Monday. Leave Portland, stop at the Memphis Zoo, camp in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas
  • Tuesday. Leave Arkansas, stop at museums in Muskogee (five Indian nations) and Enid (Chisholm Trail), Oklahoma. Get through the Texas Panhandle and camp in eastern New Mexico.
  • Wednesday. Las Vegas, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Camp at El Morro National Monument.
  • Thursday. Leave El Morro. Get to the Van Eyk residence.
Anyway, I have been working on our summer soundtrack. My church gutted the Vacation Bible School program because the songs were too upbeat for its holy sanctuary, so I won't have any praise songs this year. I'm replacing them with cowboy songs.

Let me know what you think about this list. I haven't burned it to CD yet. I think I have plenty of cowboy songs, but my Indian songs are a little tacky to say the least.
  1. "Get'cha Head In the Game," Troy (from Disney's High School Musical, a huge hit among the teenybopper set this summer).
  2. "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes," Disney Channel Stars (teenybopper version of the Cinderella classic).
  3. "One Little Slip," Barenaked Ladies, from the movie Chicken Little, Owen's favorite at the moment
  4. "Real Wild Child," Everlife, when I was in high school this was on the Pretty Woman soundtrack, now it's been updated for the cartoon, The Wild
  5. "Everybody's Changing," Keane, a band I discovered this year, and I love 'em
  6. "Route 66," Nat King Cole, "If you've got plans to motor West, take the highway that's the best"
  7. "On the Road Again," Willie Nelson
  8. "Happy Trails," Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
  9. "King of the Road," Roger Miller
  10. "This Land Is Your Land," Pete Seeger
  11. "Indian Outlaw," Tim McGraw
  12. "Just Around The Riverbend," Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz
  13. "God Bless America," Celine Dion
  14. "America The Beautiful," Frank Sinatra
  15. "Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo," Various Artists
  16. "The Cattle Call," Eddy Arnold
  17. "The Old Chisholm Trail," Michael Martin Murphy
  18. "Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie," Johnny Bond
  19. "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys," Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
  20. "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky," Riders in the Sky
  21. "Back in the Saddle Again," Gene Autry
  22. "El Paso," Marty Robbins
  23. "God Bless The USA," Lee Greenwood

If you have some suggestions for songs I could add to this list, let me know!

1 comment:

MGuzman said...

What? No rap or old school? And you're coming to visit the old haunts? Tsk tsk, Mr. D ;)

Got your email this morning, will definitely be around that weekend and already started to rally some of the gang. Looking forward to seeing you and the kidlets!