I play guitar and have been in several bands, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been in a real “we have gigs” scenario. Ultimately, I’d like to be in a band that played original songs (I have several), but short of that, I’d play in a cover band if I got to choose the songs.  This would be my 20-song set list:


Pussywhipped – Dash Rip Rock

Mystery Date – New Duncan Imperials

Earthmover – Southern Culture On The Skids

We’re A Happy Family – Ramones

Sheep Go To Heaven – Cake

Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols

Picture Book – The Kinks

When The Girls Get Here – Young Fresh Fellows

She’s A Rebel – Green Day

It’s Gonna Be A Long Night – Ween

The Beast With Five Hands – Groovie Ghoulies

Just One Drink – Jack White

Got The Time – Joe Jackson

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

Mess Around – Cage The Elephant

Stay Up Late – Talking Heads

All The Small Things – Blink 182

See The Constellation – They Might Be Giants

Crawling From The Wreckage – Rockpile


Auf Wiedersehen – Cheap Trick




Bad Reputation – Joan Jett

Precious – The Pretenders

6’1” – Liz Phair

These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra

Because I Do – X

One Way Or Another – Blondie

Mickey – Toni Basil

Our Lips Are Sealed – The Go-Go’s

Cannonball – The Breeders

Luka – Suzanne Vega

Cherry Bomb – The Runaways

Oh Nina – The Muffs

Ex’s and Oh’s – Elle King

I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked – Ida Maria

Baby Six String – Dressy Bessy

11:59 – Blondie

Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!) – Joan Jett

Crash – The Primitives

Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin


The End – The Messengers