Thanksgiving Jams

A Playlist for Your Pilgrimage Home

a playlist for your pilgrimage home!

It’s time to stuff your face with pumpkin pie.

Sometimes in the Fall,” Phoenix
(… you gorge on turkey, Wild Turkey, and tofurkey.)

Airport Taxi Reception,” Sondre Lerche
(Mom’s too busy basting to give you the minivan treatment.)

Homeward Bound,” Simon & Garfunkel
(Beats an awkward “Sound of Silence” ’round the table.)

The Suburbs,” The Arcade Fire
(City slickers, be damned.)

Young Pilgrims,” The Shins
(Long-lost cousins have the Indian side of the equation covered.)

Autumn Shade,” The Vines
(Sweet potato orange or Stouffer’s stuffing brown?)

Home,” LCD Soundsystem
(Where the electro heart is.)

Family Time,” Ziggy Marley (featuring Judah Marley)
(Mood music for Uncle Lenny’s musings.)

Holiday,” The Kinks
(Madonna’s version didn’t quite apply.)

Do You Remember,” Ra Ra Riot
(Maybe not, with all that spiked cider.)

Thank You,” Dido
(And you, and you, and you.)

Harvest,” Neil Young
(You didn’t learn to spell cornucopia for nothing.)

Hungry like the Wolf,” Duran Duran
(Stuff it.)

Banquet,” Bloc Party
(The buffet is a-okay.)

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