Because of the way the weather has fluctuated so wildly here in New Jersey, I’ve been hesitant to travel with CDs in my car. Instead, I load up a flash drive and plug that in. Whoever invented USB port technology is a genius, especially when temperatures move from a chilly, breezy 49 degrees one day to near-80 the next.

I’ve found that, over the past week with a specific list of artists on the playlist, some tracks have risen to the top of the Repeat and Repeat category. Here now are those songs that just would not let go. Pay close attention to the tracks by The Smithereens (who just released a fine, brand new album called Smithereens 2011) and Tommy Keene (who has a career retrospective titled Tommy Keene: You Hear Me, which is 41 songs long and nearly the price of an ordinary CD. Such a deal!)

Based On Happy Times – Tommy Keene from You Hear Me: A Retrospective 1983-2009 (2010)

Counting Sheep – Jason Falkner from All Quiet On The Noise Floor (2009)

Everyday Feels Like Sunday – Of Montreal from The Sunlandic Twins (2005)

Get Out Of My Head – Firewater from Psychopharmacology (2001)

Good Bye My Love – Amon Duul II from Almost Alive… And Looking Fine (1977)

Margaret Montgomery – Guy Manning from Anser’s Tree (2006)

On With The Show – Pugwash from It’s Happening Vol. 2 (2010)

Oxygen – Blackfield from Welcome to My DNA (2011)

Something Electric – Mike Viola from Lurch (2008)

Strangers When We Meet – The Smithereens from Especially for You (1986)

The Grid (The Crystal Method Remix) – Daft Punk from Tron: Legacy Reconfigured (2011)

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Dw. Dunphy is a writer, artist, and musician. For Popdose he has contributed many articles that can be found in the site's archives. He also writes for New Jersey Stage,, Ultimate Classic Rock, and Diffuser FM. His music can be found at

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