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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Submissions for the Ultimate Stem Cell Mix

We just got in to Palo Alto after a long and gorgeous drive up Hwy 1. Tomorrow I get up at 7 am to get my Hickman Catheter implanted and then get admitted to the Hospital for my stem-cell transplant (and 30+ day stay) in the afternoon. 

The big event today though is that Annie and I recently decided there should be a "mix tape" that I listen to every day while my new stem cells are roosting and taking care of business. Here are a few songs we know are going on the mix:
1. In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg
2. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
3. Feelin' Groovy by Simon and Garfunkel
4. All That Jazz & When You're Good to Mama from Chicago
5. Bamboleo by the Gypsy Kings
6. Shakedown Street by the Greatful Dead
7. Damn it Feels to Be a Gangsta by Ghetto Boys
8. Dreadlock Holiday by 10CC
9. Everybody's Free by Quindon Tarver
10. Love and Happiness by Al Green

That's just the beginning. But we also realized this could get so much better if we opened it up to everyone else. What songs would you put on a mix tape to make my stem cells twinkle their toes, rock it out, and build me the best immune system there can be?
Let us know, and we will post the Ultimate Stem Cell Mix here, at a later date.
K + A


  1. From your lurker here in the Netherlands:

    Do you know Agnes Obel? She is Danish and has some beautiful songs.

    Also, if you don't care if you understand what the language is, try Flip Kowlier (Flemmish) and Spinvis (Dutch) :) both are cool!

    Best of luck. Your wedding pictures are beautiful. Sterkte!!!

  2. Well, I would say you have to add this song:

    Much love, Kia. I think of you every. Single. Day.

  3. I LOVE the idea of the Ultimate Stem Cell Mix. I take my music very seriously, so I'll have to think about that!!! Hahaha Right off the top of my head I would think "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, but I especially like the version with the little girl singing with her father.

    Good luck with the procedure today! So glad you had such great excursions before your month long stay!!!

  4. Catie Curtis - It's a Wonder

  5. Amazing Grace, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Close to the Edge - The Solid Time of Change

  6. Do you still have Blue Indian by Widespread Panic. Whenever I listen to it I think of Lake Tahoe and good summer feelings. Break it out.

  7. Two guilty pleasure pick me ups for your consideration:

    Annie Lennox - Walking on Broken Glass
    4 Non Blondes - What's Up

    PS- I'm really glad "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" is on there! :)

  8. Gotta be "Hey Soul Sister" by Train and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

  9. While walking around Reid Park in shorts and spaghetti straps this afternoon -- gotta love Tucson weather -- I just heard on my MP3 (that the guy in Radio Shack put 250 songs on ... he was my age) Give Me Love by George Harrison, and for you and Annie, Groovin' by the Rascals. Really the whole My Sweet Lord album by George was wonderful.

  10. "The way you do the things you do" -The Temptations. Definitely a good toe twinkler;)

  11. Mayhem by Imelda May.
    Two Day High by Sugar & the Hi-Lows.
    I've Got You Covered by Sugar & the Hi-Lows.
    Put Your Hands on Me by Joss Stone.
    Strange Love by Little Annie.
    Bound for Glory by Tedeschi Trucks Band.

    I'll add more as I think of them. Love you both.

  12. You Are The Wind Beneath My Wings ! by whoever is your fave singer

    the wind are the new stem cells

  13. Janglin' - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes