Among other birthday goodies, I typically create a CD for each friend on his or her birthday. This playlist was created for Maxine, one of my beloved Scorpios, on her last birthday. She liked it so much that she has taken up the habit of demanding MORE, NEW CDs for no good reason.

1. “Bloodstream” – Stateless
2. “Universal Blues” – The Redwalls
3. “We Used To Vacation” – Cold War Kids
4. “Stop” – Joe Henry
5. “Red Morning Light” – Kings of Leon
6. “Somedays” – Regina Spektor
7. “Pachad” – Yael Naim
8. “Somebody Loved” – The Weepies
9. “My Same” – Adele
10. “Chelsea Hotel No. 2” – Rufus Wainwright