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Jul 2

"Pepco may be the worst utility ever" playlist (and that’s being kind)

Friday night a serious storm ripped through the greater Washington DC area, causing serious power outages, damage, downed trees, all the usual hijinks. Of all the power companies in the region, Pepco (my power utility) has a history of being… slow to respond, react and restore.

I’m trying to be patient, as I know that even 4 days later there are over 300,000 Pepco customers still without power. But we’re worried about losing the food in the fridge, which I’m constantly restocking with ice, and I’m worried about the stress on our pets. It has been 100 degrees every day since the storm hit, and I’m striving to keep this entry from veering into NSFW profanity.

HEATWAVE PLAYLIST

“Heatwave” - Martha and the Vandellas, or The Jam’s rip-roaring cover
“The Heat Is On” - Glenn Frey from that glorious Miami Vice soundtrack
“Hotter than Hell” - Kiss (don’t forget the wedding chapel by this name in Vegas)
“Hot Blooded” - Foreigner
"Burning for You" - Blue Öyster Cult
"Rhythm of the Heat" - Peter Gabriel
"Heat of the Moment" - Asia
"Somthin’ Hot" - the Afghan Whigs
"Hot Freaks" - Guided by Voices
"Hot Soft Light" - the Hold Steady
"I Got The Hots" - the Soft Boys
"The Heat Goes On" - Asia
"Heathaze" - Genesis
"The Warmth of the Sun" - the Beach Boys
"Burned" - Buffalo Springfield
"Midnight Sun" - Arthur Lyman
"I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine" - the Ronettes
"Sunspots" - Bob Mould
"Judy Staring at the Sun" - Catherine Wheel (version with more Tonya Donnelly vocal)
"Afraid of Sunlight" - Marillion
"Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp" - Mercury Rev
"When The Sun Hits" - Slowdive
"99 In The Shade" - Bon Jovi
"The Sun Also Sets" - Ryan Adams
"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" - Pink Floyd 
"Skinburns" - Magnapop 

STICKING IT TO THE MAN PLAYLIST

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” - Twisted Sister
“Sympathy for the Devil” - The Rolling Stones
“We Gotta Get Outta This Place” -the Animals
"O Bondage! Up Yours" - X-Ray Spex
"Angry" - Paul McCartney
"Won’t Get Fooled Again" - the Who
"Take this Job and Shove It" - Johnny Paycheck
 

Perhaps
Eventually
Power will
Come back
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