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Love & Haight

One of the best parts of writing Love & Haight was cueing up old albums on the turntable. This playlist is heavy on the San Francisco sound—bands that came of age along with drugs and love and peace and happenings. It's the music of the Grateful Dead but lots more (I cheated with Tom Waits—his album came out a year later—but he's too awesome to leave off).

Here's my dream line up. These are songs to write to, dance to, cook to, make out to.



In Lobsterland Charlotte has a soft spot for witty Brit pop, circa 1982, but she's hardly oblivious to twisted lyrics with a more modern bent. Her soundtrack du jour: