• http://queserasera.blogspot.com Sarah B.

    I cannot think of a better song to drive to a new life to than I Love the Unknown. Bon voyage, sweet Armstrongs!

  • http://www.digifox.org Fox

    I’ve never had to be pleased about the Charlatans, Modest Mouse, The New Pornographers, and Bootylicious all at once before. My mind feels strange.

  • http://www.aaa.com ex-liontamer

    Drive safely.

  • http://us.imdb.com/Name?Holmes,+Katie ALLISONIC

    Happy Thanksgiving.
    See ya on the other side.

  • GLiddy

    I am in disbelief that the Dooce is a fan of Death Cab for Cutie. I don’t know anyone else who is a fan of Death Cab. What a perfect song for leaving LA.

  • Lisa

    Thank you.

  • http://thetextobscured.net ismat


    Enjoy the ride!

  • http://http//www.michellejones.net/onapath Michelle

    For putting I Love the Unknown and I’ve Been High on the same mix CD you have my eternal love and devotion.

  • Drunkn Otter

    Thanks, and have a safe trip.

  • Zeek

    Dear excited stranger: you have magnificent taste in music.
    Remember – keep duct tape and safety pins in the glove box and extra rope on the floor.
    Happy holidays, and best of luck!

  • http://www.pbase.com/bast Bastherself

    Be careful. Drive safe. Wear your seatbelts and make sure Chuck has one to wear too. They’re available at most petstores.

  • http://www.jenandtonic.ca jennifer

    Happy Thanksgiving, happy road trip and happy listening. I look forward to your next update from Not-LA. :-)

  • http://www.whatsthefuss.com Mrs. Kennedy

    What an awesome thing to post. You’re about as mean as a dried apricot.

  • http://www.zenmotorcycle.org Evan

    Damn! David Holmes, New Pornographers *and* Death Cab on the same list! I’m, like, drooling right now.

  • Kevin from Seattle

    I like that dried apricot notion: a little tart, a little sweet, a little chewy, nutritious & just enough nitrates & preservatives to keep things interesting. As Slim Whitman would say, Vaya con Dios, m’darlings and we’ll all be waiting to hear from you in beehive country. (You should enjoy yr stop in Seattle, it’s unseasonably warm. Foggy as a mutha this AM though.)

  • http://www.apeymonkey.com christa

    good luck!

  • http://aprilgem.com/log April

    May your move be smooth and easy!

  • http://paulsboutique.blogspot.com Paul Gutman

    Rock those kooky Mormons’ collective world, and be sure you don’t find Potato Head eyes in the holiday stuffing–that’s frightening.

  • http://shiningsinners.com Edsmonkey

    Bon Voyage!
    From another recent cross country transplant (San Fran to Colorado Springs). OUr road trip consisted of two addults, two kids (10 & 15) and two dawgs in a subaru forrester.
    My fav musical moment on the road was starting the second leg of the trip outta Winnemucca listening to a best of Violent Femmes cd. I some how seemed appropriate. Hope you settle in quickly and don’t run outta hooch too soon!

  • http://www.woops.org colleen

    Wanna hear something sad? I actually LIVE with a newly-converted Mormon. He says he would’ve converted anyway, but we all know he did it for this girl he’s supposed to be marrying. This girl is the most annoying, strange creature to ever cross my path and I’ve encountered many annoying, strange creatures in my time.

    Anyway, I’m happy Chuck will get to play in snow. There’s nothing cuter than the first time a dog sees snow.

    Have a safe trip.

  • http://www.billegible.org Bill

    Have you heard the Bootylicious/Smells Like Teen Spirit mix by Soulwax? “Smells Like Booty” – really. And good GOD, it kicks ass.

  • http://thetextobscured.net ismat

    OK, I’m back to say that I’ve been listening to this compilation all morning. It’s making me want to road-trip. Thanks for bringing these songs together.

  • http://www.egoinc.org corey

    now, wouldn’t DCC’s “why would anyone want to live here?” just make perfect sense?

  • http://www.antisocialdiva.com antisocial diva

    safe trip! we have snow booties for our dog. maybe chuck would benefit from a pair?

  • http://punkly.com kate


    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  • http://www.beltzner.ca/ifeelafel Mike

    I’m torn. I want to do nothing but wish you and your family the very best on your move, but I also want to make sure that you know what you’ve done today. I’m sure it wasn’t intentional … but “mover’s”? Oh … oh, how could you?

    Seriously – best of luck!

  • http://amindofamind.blogspot.com Naaman

    I had to read that second paragraph about three times before I realized you were saying the 5yr old daughter “likes”, not “looks like” Mr. Potato Head.

    BTW, you’re extremely dedicated. An hour before the movers arrive, I’m cramming every little bit of crap into a box or couch cushion that I can, not blogging.

  • http://www.realityremixed.com Keith

    My own personal “Dooce & DJ Blurb Are Leaving L.A.” mix includes such hits as “Leaving Town” by Dexter Freebish and “The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)” by Filter. And Bill’s right, the “Smells Like Booty” remix kicks ass, I have a copy of it, as does Freelance Hellraiser’s “A Stroke of Genius,” which remixes the vocals of “Genie in a Bottle” to the backing track of “Hard to Explain.” Either way, I digress. Safe drive to y’all (including the ex-Congressman) and much luck establishing your new lives in Utah.

  • http://kflood.net Kyle

    Good luck, drive safe, thanks for the tunes…

    I suspect Utah is going to provide much fodder for this place, and I look forward to witnessing your decline into insanity ;)

  • http://sx70.blogspot.com sx70

    She had to leave – Los Angeles
    She found it hard to say goodbye
    to her own best friend
    she bought a clock on Hollywood Blvd.
    the day she left
    It felt sad, it felt sad, it felt sad
    She had to get out, get out
    get out, get out, get out, get out

  • http://www.islandindigo.com Cindi

    let me know when you arrive in SLC. i’ll bring you a plant and a bottle of brandy to welcome you to the neighborhood.

  • http://www.billegible.org Bill

    Oh, and also “I woke up in a car” by Something Corporate. Lyrically apt and it just sounds the way it feels to watch the scenery as you speed along the highway between cities.

  • http://convivial.blogspot.com Heather #2

    ooohhh…that “everything reminds me of her” song is pulling at the heartstrings just a little. so, thanks for keeping this all up and thinking of us to the bitter end. you must be exhausted and excited and completely done but completely anxious, and to have kept us all aprised in the midst of it is tres cool. drive safely – i’ll be waiting in sweet anticipation for news of your journey!

  • ~Angel

    I’ve been sitting here for a few weeks now reading this site. Every day, at work. When I shouldn’t be. And I feel bummed for you in a way, but if you feel that going back to Utah is the way to go, then so be it. Good luck, have fun, & well wishes to you, yours, and Chuck.

  • http://www.ericalynn.com ericalynn

    good luck.

    Where in Utah are you going, anyway?

    I don’t miss my Ogden days but I’m sure some day I may…

  • ex southern babtist

    Keep an eye on Chuck. Dog’s tend to get confused when something really different happens.
    Example: once I took my dog to Bodega Bay (a labrador) she jumped of one of those huge cliffs chasing after a seagull! I am serious. Go figure. Anyway she survived with just bumps and scrapes, thank God.

  • http://www.considereddesign.com FANOFCHUCK

    Good luck in your new home; I expect you’ll introduce half the state of Utah to Jack and Daniel within two weeks. Maybe three. Oh, and I’d add Jude’s sinfully yummy “Out of LA” to the mix. He captures the town’s alluring plasticity pretty well. Available at: http://www.jude.ekoemusic.com/10_22_02_out_of_la.mp3

  • http://www.reddeyez.com ryan

    Chuck’s first long car journey? Hope he doesn’t get carsick! Safe driving =)

  • http://www.posterboy.org Shan

    Awww. That’s a sad post. Good luck in Utah. :)

  • http://www.djpants.com DJ Pants

    The first song on a mix is always the most important song because it sets up the mood of the rest of the CD. The Charlatans UK – Forever is a great way to start the mix. I would have used “The Only one I know”. Take some photo if oddities along the way and show us. Be safe.

  • PJ

    Hey, at least Chuck won’t be asking every 10 minutes arewethereyet / howmuchlonger as human children are prone to do. Enjoy your trip and your new life!

  • http://www.thesafeword.com/daily/kerry.html Kerry

    Best of luck on your move, Missus Dooce. Your mix looks fantastic (I LOVE All Night Diner) – Frank Black’s Los Angeles would make a great addition to the mix. That’s a rockin’ good tune.

  • http://www.gnome-girl.com gnome-girl

    Songs have a way of tracking time for us.
    Songs mark periods of our history.
    Can’t wait to see the future cd of your uncharted experiences.
    Enjoy the ride…..

  • http://www.punkrock.blogspot.com punkrockgirl

    My also saintly, patient husband and I recently moved from Brooklyn, NY to Austin, TX. We did this for several reasons, namely, dogs, babies, money, space, and family proximity. I wish you safe travels and lots of luck in your new home.

  • http://www.shanni.org Shanni

    That’s a kick ass mix – I’m making me a copy right now. Good luck with the move. Utah needs more people like you guys.

  • EC

    I’m sure you will have interesting adventures no matter where you are. Be sure to let us in on them, ‘k?

  • moose

    Keep a good eye on the Congressman. They do have gulls in Salt Lake. Mormon gulls, of course, not seagulls. All the same… Safe travels.

  • http://kustapie.blogspot.com occasional kate

    Have a great trip, a kickass time with family, and be safe. As you head through Oregon, keep yourself open to good thoughts from those you are driving by (yeah, me..okay, and a few other people :) on your way up nord. A big move like this can be The Right Thing (I left Chicago for Oregon a couple months ago). Kudos for taking the first big step…

  • LK

    DCFC, elliott smith, modest mouse, kingsbury manx… damn, i’m going to miss sharing the same city with you, heather. best of luck to you, the dj and chuckster. the state of UT is about to get dooced!!!

  • http://today.maganda.org christine

    yummy mix.

    be safe.