22
Oct
09

Balloon Boy Rock

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This is my favorite picture of Falcon Heene, mainly because it’s one of the few where he looks like he has an idea of what a freakin’ creep his father is. Anyway, amid the sheriff’s press conferences implying the family’s too poor to fine, youtube spoofs and the Halloween costumes, Huffington Post columnist David Wild has come up with something NHT can sink its teeth into: a balloon boy playlist. If & when NHT has the track we’ll slip it in there. Suggestions welcome! In a week we’ll revisit and maybe get the whole thing in a zip file.

But first I just have to share the most bizarre songs of all: two tracks Richard Heene recorded to use as theme music for his proposed reality TV shows (courtesy of TMZ). I kid you not.

Richard Heene – The Psyience Detective

Richard Heene – The Contractor

Now for my playlist:

Given To Fly – Pearl Jam
Fly Me Away – Goldfrap
Flying – The Telescopes
A Good Flying Day – The Sadies
I’ll Fly Away – Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch
My Flying Saucer – Billy Bragg & Wilco
Fly Away – The Little Killers
Happy 2B Flying Away – Carolyn Mark
Sunship Balloons – The Flaming Lips
Lost In Space – Aimee Mann

Float On – Modest Mouse
Media Blitz – The Germs

David Wild’s tunes:

WE’RE A HAPPY FAMILY – The Ramones
LEARN TO FLY – Foo Fighters
Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone
UP, UP AND AWAY — The Fifth Dimension
(I Hate You) Big Daddy – Dewey Cox
DO IT FOR THE KIDS – Velvet Revolver
FAME – David Bowie
I SAW IT ON TV – John Fogerty
Save The Children – Marvin Gaye
SINS OF THE FAMILY – P.F. Sloan
UNREAL REALITY – The Kinks
MR. SPACEMAN – The Byrds
FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN – Miranda Lambert
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE – The Doors
PEOPLE ARE CRAZY – Billy Currington
GROWING UP – Bruce Sprinsteen
UNLOVED CHILDREN – Todd Rundgren
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – The Who
THE LOST CHILDREN – Michael Jackson
JESUS CHILDREN OF AMERICA – Stevie Wonder
Where Do The Children Play – Cat Stevens


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