Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kidney Stone: The Playlist

Yesterday I had the pleasure (hah!) of passing my first kidney stone. I'll spare you the details; in fact, given what I've heard from friends who have been through this, I had a relatively easy time of it.

Suffice it to say that when I got back from an overnight stay at the hospital, as I waited for nature and medicine to take their course, I distracted myself by putting together a Rhapsody "Kidney Stone" playlist. A number of Facebook and Twitter friends made suggestions, as did emails from my college roommates. The jokes are generally bad, real groaners, and obvious from the titles; the only one that relies on knowing the actual lyric is probably the Chumbawumba song, which has a lovely line about "Pissing the night away."

I'll probably tweak the order some, but for now, for posterity's sake, let me post the more-or-less final list here. If you have additional suggestions, feel free to leave them as comments!
  1. Tom Petty, "The Waiting (is the Hardest Part)"
  2. The Monkees, "Steppin' Stone (I'm Not Your)"
  3. Mott the Hoople, "Roll Away the Stone"
  4. Toni Braxton, "Let It Flow"
  5. Van Morrison, "And It Stoned Me"
  6. The Temptations, "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
  7. Laura Nyro, "Stoned Soul Picnic"
  8. Bob Dylan, "Like a Rolling Stone"
  9. Mumford & Sons, "Roll Away Your Stone"
  10. Aretha Franklin, "It Hurts Like Hell"
  11. Janet Jackson, "Get It Out Me"
  12. Jerry Jeff Walker, "Get It Out"
  13. David Wilox, "Get it Out of the Way"
  14. Holly Cole, "Make It Go Away"
  15. Terebinth, "This Too Shall Pass"
  16. Cat Stevens, "Can't Keep it In"
  17. Bob Marley, "Waiting in Vain"
  18. Tower of Power, "So Very Hard to Go"
  19. R. E. M. "Everybody Hurts"
  20. Sade, "Flow"
  21. Leonard Cohen, "Passing Through"
  22. Chumbawumba, "Tubthumping"
  23. Carly Simon, "Haven't Got Time for the Pain"
  24. Donovan, "Mellow Yellow"
  25. Coldplay, "Yellow"
  26. Simon and Garfunkel, "I am a Rock"
  27. Debussy, "Passepied" (from Suite Bergamasque)

2 comments:

Shawna said...

This is awesome. What a creative way to "pass" the time. :) I can't wait to share this with my husband!

E. M. Selinger said...

Thanks, Shawna! I hope everything worked out OK for your husband. Make sure he drinks a lot of water--in fact, I may need to write a new playlist for my 3-liter a day prescription. That's a whole lotta drinkin' going on.