An Idolator reader who lives in New Orleans wrote in with what she admits is an odd request for help from the site’s commenter braintrust: Can you help her select music for her possible hurricane-enforced evacuation from her hometown, which may happen as soon as tomorrow? Her request after the jump.
i’m a longtime reader of idolator but infrequent commenter. i have what can only be called an odd request. i live in new orleans and as you may or may not know, there is a hurricane supposedly heading straight for us. irony of irony the city might call for a mandatory evacuation of the city as early as tomorrow, which just happens to be the anniversary of hurricane katrina. i’m at work right now and i decided to make an evacuation mix tape, and am looking for suggestions- i was wondering if maybe you guys to do a post asking for song reccomendations of the “getting the fuck out of town”/”escaping death”/”the apocalypse is nigh” variety. new orleans would not have to even be a reference because i’ve heard all those songs a kabillion and a half times. like i said, i know it’s an odd request, and i’m just looking for new songs that might be appropriate that i am not familiar with, and i figured yours would be the best site to ask.
ps. a coworker just told me that the gas station next to his house ran out of gas this morning, but i will not, under any circumstances, listen to “running on empty” during this.
I’m not really sure what to suggest, although I feel like I should point out that an AP photo search for “Gustav” came up with a lot of Tokio Hotel pictures. So, any non-”Running On Empty” suggestions from anyone out there? (And yes, I sent her this thread in an effort to get the ball rolling.) It seems so facile for me to say something like “whatever you pick, I hope she and her fellow New Orleans residents aren’t forced to live through another nightmare like they were a few years ago” to close out this post, but, well, it’s the truth.