Trip Notes for September 20

September 20:  near Ekecik, Turkey 

7:08.  It’s an early start to our second to last drive day.  The tents are packed, Nutella pancakes (crepes?) consumed, dishes done, truck loaded and we’re on the road at 7:08.

7:40.  Helen asks if anyone would care to share a playlist.  Yesterday Rodney served up two hours of Australian music, and let me tell you, after you get past the big letters (INXS and AC/DC) and a few Crowded House and old Bee Gees tunes, you’re left with a whole lot of didgeridoo.  Someone had the gall to ask me if there are any Canadian recording artists.  I told her there are indeed a few eskimos who play whale bones and that I’d spend some time putting together a playlist.  Now’s my chance to spread the gospel.

11:05.  We’ve had a little over two hours of Canuck music and only two people have fallen asleep.  I’ll take that as a compliment.  Better to quit while you’re ahead I reason.  You can only play this game of Russian Roulette for so long before Celine Dion is bound to come around.

13:00. We stop in a grassy area adjacent to a go-kart track and prepare our final camp lunch – wraps with egg salad (we boiled the eggs last night), humus, and veggies.

14.40. We arrive in Goreme (Cappadocia) just in time for Duncan to catch his beloved All Blacks in a 2015 Rugby World Cup match with Argentina.  It’ll be an early night as we have to be up at 4:00 a.m.  More on that tomorrow.

My Insanely Long, Super Eclectic All-Canadian playlist: 

(Best played on ‘Shuffle’)

Billy Talent – Rusted From The Rain
Billy Talent – Nothing To Lose
Joel Plaskett – Nowhere With You
Joel Plaskett – On The Rail
Joel Plaskett – I Love This Town
Five Man Electrical Band – Signs / Absolutely Right
Diana Krall – Peel Me A Grape
Diana Krall – Frim Fram Sauce
The Deep Dark Woods – Charlie’s (Is Coming Down)
Matthew Good Band – Hello Time Bomb
Matthew Good Band – Apparitions
Matthew Good Band – Weapon
Matthew Good Band – Everything Is Automatic
Corey Hart – Sunglasses at Night (DJ Trashy Remix)
Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
Matt Blais – Take Care of You
Matt Blais – The Boy
Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Crash Test Dummies – Superman’s Song
k d lang – Hallelujah
k d lang – Fever
Trooper – Were Here For a Good Time
Trooper – Raise A Little Hell
Avril Lavigne – Complicated
Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi
Corb Lund – Hurtin’ Albertan
Corb Lund – The Truck Got Stuck
Corb Lund – Bible On The Dash
Corb Lund – Long Gone To Saskatchewan
Parachute Club – Rise Up
Terri Clark – Girls Lie Too
Terri Clark – Poor Poor Pitiful Me
Terri Clark – Better Things To Do
Chantal Kreviazuk – In Waskada Somewhere
Tal Bachman – She’s So High
Triumph – Hold On
Platinum Blonde – Doesn’t Really Matter
Oh Susanna – Tough City
Catherine MacLellan – Singing Sands
Buck 65 – Wicked and Weird
Buck 65 – Kennedy Killed The Hat (MSTRKRFT Dance Remix)
Jann Arden – Insensitive
Jann Arden – Good Mother
Jason Collett – Winnipeg Winds
Stereos – Summer Girl
K’naan – Wavin’ Flag
Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
Jason Plumb & The Willing – Saskatoon Pie
Nelly Furtado – Maneater
Nelly Furtado – I’m Like a Bird
Arkells – Oh, The Boss Is Coming
Tokyo Police Club – Bambi
Tokyo Police Club – Your English Is Good

Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight
Dean Brody – Canadian Girls
Sam Roberts – Brother Down
Sam Roberts – Detroit 67
Sam Roberts – The Canadian Dream
Sam Roberts – American Draft Dodger In Thunder Bay
Sam Roberts – Don’t Walk Away Eileen
Sam Roberts – Where Have All The Good People Gone
Hey Rosetta! – Old Crow Black Night Stand Still
Our Lady Peace – Innocent
Our Lady Peace – Clumsy
Our Lady Peace – 4 AM
Our Lady Peace – Superman’s Dead
Our Lady Peace – Is Anybody Home?
Kim Barlow – Dawson City Loves You Back
Stampeders – Sweet City Woman
Stampeders – Hit The Road Jack
Stampeders – Oh My Lady
Headstones – Unsound
Parallels – Reservoir
The Trews – Hold Me In Your Arms
Sarah Harmer – Basement Apartment
Sarah Harmer – Captive
Bran Van 3000 – Drinking In L.A.
Bran Van 3000 – Everywhere
Colin James – Voodoo Thing
Colin James – Just Came Back
Grievous Angels – Gordie and My Old Man
Teenage Head – Let’s Shake
Teenage Head – Wild One
Dragonette – Easy / Let It Go
The Payola$ – Eyes of a Stranger
Gordon Lightfoot – On Yonge Street
Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown
Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind
The Sadies – Crater (with Gord Downie)
Janice Hagan – Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Janice Hagan – Alright, Okay, You Win
Tim Hus – Beer Hauler
Tim Hus – Hamilton Steel
Tim Hus – Home of Hank Snow
Chromeo – Fancy Footwork
Bruce Cockburn – Wondering Where The Lions Are
Bruce Cockburn – If I Had A Rocket Launcher
Great Big Sea – End of the World
Chilliwack – Crazy Talk
Chilliwack – My Girl
Chilliwack – Fly At Night
Aaron Pritchett – Hold My Beer
Aaron Pritchett – Hell Bent For Buffalo
Stompin’ Tom – Sudbury Saturday Night
Matt Mays – Queen of Portland Street
Ridley Bent – Nine Inch Nails
Ridley Bent – Heartland Heartbreak
Ridley Bent – Buckles and Boots
BTO – Roll On Down The Highway
BTO – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
BTO – Takin’ Care of Business
k-os – Crabbuckit
k-os – Sunday Morning
Rufus Wainwright – King of The Road
Rufus Wainwright – Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk
Robbie Brass – OV Beer & Red Wine Music
George Canyon – Slow Dance
George Canyon – Pretty Drunk Out Tonight
Murray McLaughlin – Down By The Henry Moore
Junior Pantherz – Class Action Lawsuit
Bedouin Soundclash – When the Night Feels My Song
Bedouin Soundclash – Gyasi Went Home
Bedouin Soundclash – Jeb Rand
Gord Bamford – Drinkin’ Buddy
Gord Bamford – This Old Hat
Gord Bamford – Where a Farm Used To Be
Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi (Double Espresso Nrg Mix)
Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now
Nickelback – Photograph
The Tragically Hip – Ahead By A Century
The Tragically Hip – Fifty-Mission Cap
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin – Bully in the Alley (feat. Lennie Gallant)
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe
Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle – Saskatoon Tonight
Tyler Yarema And His Rhythm – Mardis Gras in New Orleans
Paul Anka – Diana
Dana Sipos – Time Before Bones
Helix – Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Alanis Morissette – Hand In My Pocket
Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
Brandon Isaak – My Home Town
Theory of a Deadman – Santa Monica
Emilie-Claire Barlow – These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
Emilie-Claire Barlow – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Del Barber – Yellowhead Road
Sarah McLachlan – Angel
Sarah McLachlan – I Will Remember You
Sarah McLachlan – Adia
Spirit of the West – So Political
Econoline Crush – All That You Are (x3)
Justin Bieber – All Around The World (Acoustic)
Hawksley Workman – Striptease
Neil Young – Wonderin’
Neil Young – Cinnamon Girl
Neil Young – Bright Lights, Big City
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Born in Ontario
Milk & Bone – Pressure
Doucette – Mama Let Him Play
Streetheart – Snow White
Streetheart – Under My Thumb
Toronto – Your Daddy Don’t Know
Grimes – Oblivion
The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild
Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride
Shania Twain – Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under
Shania Twain – Man!, I Feel Like A Woman!
Shania Twain – Any Man of Mine
Shania Twain – That Don’t Impress Me Much (Dance Mix)
Shania Twain – Up! (Green Version)
Big Sugar – O Canada
Big Sugar – Turn The Lights On
Sloan – The Other Man
Sloan – Money City Maniacs
Nick Gilder – Roxy Roller
Sheriff – When I’m With You
The Band – The Weight
The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Tea Party – Fire In The Head
The Rainbow Buttmonkeys – Circles
Cowboy Junkies – Misguided Angel
Tom Cochrane & Red Rider – Big League
Tom Cochrane & Red Rider – Boy Inside The Man
Tom Cochrane – Life Is a Highway
Heart – Barracuda
The Kings – This Beat Goes On
The Kings – Switchin’ To Glide
Rush – Closer to the Heart
Rush – The Spirit of Radio
Daniel Lanois – Jolie Louise
Daniel Lanois – The Maker
Daniel Lanois – Under The Stormy Sky
Daniel Lanois – O Marie
Prism – N-N-N-No!
Prism – Armageddon
Gowan – A Criminal Mind
Matt Dusk – Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad
Matt Dusk – Tangerine
Matt Dusk – Fly Me to the Moon
Stars – Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
Michael Bublè – Home
Michael Bublè – Sway
Michael Bublè – The Way You Look Tonight
Bobby Bazini – I Wonder
Patrick Watson – The Great Escape
They Might Be Giants – Vancouver
Ian and Sylvia – Four Strong Winds
Ian Tyson – Half Mile of Hell
Ian Tyson – The North Saskatchewan
Mother Mother – Let’s Fall In Love
Zuckerbaby – Andromeda
54-40 – I Go Blind
54-50 – Ocean Pearl
David Myles – Don’t Drive Right Through
Burton Cummings – No Time
The Barr Brothers – Old Mythologies
Blue Rodeo – Hasn’t Hit Me Yet
Blue Rodeo – Till I Am Myself Again
Blue Rodeo – Beverley Street
Lucie Idlout – Road to Nowhere
Loverboy – Turn Me Loose
Loverboy – Working For The Weekend
Loverboy – The Kid Is Hot Tonite
Headpins – Don’t It Make Ya Feel
Martha Wainwright – Four Black Sheep In the Night
Down With Webster – Your Man
Spoons – Romantic Traffic
Sass Jordan – Make You a Believer
The Franklin Electric – This Is How I Let You Down
The Franklin Electric – Unsatisfied
The Franklin Electric – Old Piano
Tegan and Sara – Closer
Tegan and Sara – I Was a Fool
Sum 41 – In Too Deep
Sum 41 – Pieces
Sum 41 – Fat Lip
Paul Brandt – Alberta Bound
Paul Brandt – Canadian Man
Mac Demarco – The Way You’d Love Her
April Wine – You Could Have Been a Lady
April Wine – Bad Side of The Moon
Glass Tiger – I’m Still Searching
Hedley – Perfect
Hedley – For The Nights I Can’t Remember
The Arcade Fire – Reflektor
The Arcade Fire – Wake Up
The Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
The Guess Who – These Eyes
The Guess Who – American Woman
The Guess Who – No Sugar Tonight
The Guess Who – New Mother Nature
The Guess Who – No Time
The Guess Who – Vancouver
The Guess Who – Runnin’ Back to Saskatoon
Robbie Robertson – Showdown at Big Sky
Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River
Suzie McNeil – Let’s Go

Kate Reid – I’d Go Straight For Ridley Bent
Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)
The Weakerthans – One Great City!
Lighthouse – Sunny Days
The Stills – Still in Love Song
Coney Hatch – Monkey Bars
Anne Murray – Snowbird
Jeremy Fisher – Flood
Jeremy Fisher – Nothing To Lose
Jeremy Fisher – High School Friend
Jeremy Fisher – Marengo, Saskatchewan
Classified – Oh…Canada
Doughboys – Shine
Doug & The Slugs – Too Bad
Doug & The Slugs – Making It Work
Barenaked Ladies – If I Had $1,000,000
Barenaked Ladies – The Old Apartment
Max Webster – Let Go the Line
Max Webster – Paradise Skies
Lights – Saviour
Dark Eyes – Full Circle
Dark Eyes – She Wants To Know
Hank Snow – Yodeling Cowboy
Hank Snow – I’m Moving On
Kyle Swatzwelder – Canadian Pacific
David Usher – St. Lawrence River
Goddo – Pretty Bad Boys
Goddo – So Walk On
Kim Mitchell – Patio Lanterns
Kim Mitchell – Go For Soda
The Seasons – Apples
Justin Rutledge – Don’t Be So Mean Jellybean (Recorded live at the Cameron House)
Skinny Puppy – Assimilate
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Skinny Puppy – Far Too Frail
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Men Without Hats – Pop Goes The World
Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man

Leonard Cohen – Closing Time

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