Bed time play list

We're off to Oooooooooooooooklahoma.

In the process of being away from home, we're losing an important luxury: music for the kids. They are used to falling asleep listening to some ambient music only station on DirecTV. They get restless and devious in silence. Background melodies (provided it is down-tempo) helps calm them and sooth them into a slumbering oblivion.

We can't take DirecTV with us. Since we still wish them to fall asleep in a timely (and non-destructive) manner, we're on to plan-b.

My inner DJ is back, and I've compiled a lullaby playlist for the kids. As I've mentioned before, my definition of "lullaby" is a bit more liberally applied than most.

For those of you who eschew traditional lullabies but still need them for your kids, consider this my public service to you: the Casey Family Lullaby Playlist. Go find these songs on iTunes, or Amazon, or wherever you buy music.

1. Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Gillian Welch: Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby (from the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack)

2. Switchfoot: Twenty-Four (from the album The Beautiful Letdown)

3. Superchick: Breathe (from the album Rock What You Got)

4. Ben Folds: Gracie (from the album Songs For Silverman)

5. Third Day: Love Song (from the album Third Day)

6. Sarah McLachlan: The Rainbow Connection (from For the Kids - various artist compilation)

7. Joy Electric: Candycane Carrriage [lost in the forest] (from the Old Wives Tales EP)

8. Linkin Park: My December (from the One Step Closer single)

9. Owl City: Meteor Shower (from the album Ocean Eyes)

10. Matisyahu: Silence (from the album Light)

11. Family Force 5: Topsy Turvy (from Almost Alice Deluxe Edition - various artist compilation)

12. Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (from For the Kids - various artist compilation)

13. Switchfoot: Don't Be There (from the album Legend of Chin)

14. Ben Harper: Happy Everafter In Your Eyes (from the album Both Sides Of The Gun)

15. Sheryl Crow: Lullaby For Wyatt (from the album Detours)

16. Blue October: 3 Weeks, She Sleeps (from the album History For Sale)

17. Ben Folds: Still Fighting It (from the album Rockin' the Suburbs)

18. R. Kelly: The World's Greatest (from the Ali soundtrack)

19. U2: Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of [acoustic version] (from the 7 EP)

20. Joni Mitchell: The Circle Game (from the album Ladies of the Canyon)

21. Wilco: More Like the Moon (from the More Like the Moon EP)

total playtime: just under 80 minutes

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