Hey Mr DJ: Fly Spy Edition

I put this post off until the last minute this week. Worse, I’m feeling a bit ill today.

Therefore, I am punishing everyone with a brief post. Yes, betraying the trust you have in me to safeguard this top secret playlist.

This week’s theme centers around Snowden. I’m surprised by how neutral I feel about him. Neutral as in “in between”. It’s not that I’m indifferent about the story–I’m not at all–it’s just that I simultaneously think it was pretty awesome that he struck a blow for privacy rights in the most public and grandiose way he could and also that it was a despicable crime for him to do. I’m delighted that he’s embarrassing the President and disgusted that he’s shaming his country.

Strange to think that by making us aware of how closely Big Brother is watching us, Snowden has guaranteed that the US Government will never stop watching him and waiting for the chance to grab him. He does seem to have thought every aspect of this through, so it’s safe to assume that he understands the fact.

Yet he’s so calm about things. Does he have a clear conscience or is he just so self-absorbed and self-righteous that he is accustomed to acting proud of things he should be ashamed of?



1. Absconding for Asylum: Some good travelling music, escape, or songs about getting over on The Man.

2. Pole-dancing for Privacy: That doesn’t make any sense now that I read it. Still…it’s about picking some good stripper music for the girl he left behind.

3. Cloak and Flashdrive: Cunning spy shit. Get the drop on me, if you can.

Wackyleaks Bonus: Songs with Too Much Information. This is open to interpretation.

WVR: Roam by The B-52’s (1)

stogy: Around the World by Daft Punk (1)

Biggie G: Airport Taxi Reception by Sondre Lerche (1, 3)

Mississippi Yankee: The Shocker by Steel Panther (It’s very underhanded, in a manner of speaking).

InsipiD: Easy Way Out by Gotye (1)

pfluffy: You Know My Name by Chris Cornell (Casino Royale. 3)

Santino: Let’s Take a Trip Together by Morphine (1)

Iconoclast: Flying North by Thomas Dolby (1)

Time is now 8:45 PM, CDT. I can’t believe I bothered with dedications. Off to lie down…

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  1. Mississippi Yankee

    Wackyleaks Bonus: Songs with Too Much Information.

    If you’ve ever been around a meth head then you’ll understand

    “I get a whole different impression of you, whenever I do wups!”
    I love the conversation woven into the song and I think they did a great job here.

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  2. stogy

    I also can’t resist putting up Norway’s 1976 entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, Mata Hari. Strangely, it came last. Obviously there must have been some kind of political interference. Should have won on the costumes, nay even just those sunglasses alone.

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  3. InsipiD

    –it’s just that I simultaneously think it was pretty awesome that he struck a blow for privacy rights in the most public and grandiose way he could and also that it was a despicable crime for him to do.

    I love that he blew the whistle. What I hate is that he’s supposedly on the run with 4 laptops full of evidence.

    1: Napoleon XIV, They’re Coming To Take Me Away (not just for Snowden, but for all of us they’re coming for)

    2: Alice Cooper, Poison (the most strippery song I’ve ever heard, anyway)

    3: You wanted someone to get the drop on you, here you go.

    4: Tim Dog, Secret Fantasies (Dr. Dre’s diss from The Chronic, Tim Dog was actually a good rapper and had some great beats. This long and hilarious confession of fantasies is almost 8th grade in nature and definitely TMI)

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  4. Thrill *

    Awesome fucking list. Santino got “A View to a Kill” for me (almost pfluffy’s top post dedication) and WVR picked up “I Ran” and “Every Breath You Take”. Unlike the US Government, I don’t mind when people get the goods first.

    I’m always up for some Beck:

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  5. Iconoclast

    Tried to submit Glenn Frey’s “Smuggler’s Blues”, but apparently the record company cracked down on YouTube, and it simply ain’t available.

    So this week is a bit of a bust…

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