Hettie Alabama’s Playlist

Hettie’s family was never rich enough to own a phonograph, but through the magic of fiction, I sent her an MP3 player and signed her up for Spotify. Here’s a playlist she put together.

“Hold On, Hold On” by Neko Case
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0vk5SGmw3w
Hettie loves Neko Case. But “Hold On” is the song that most fits her feelings when she first sets out to find Abby.

Captain Cowboy and the Money Maker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLwGzTlpnrg
This Toronto busker duo just plays stuff that appeals to Hettie’s sense of humor and aesthetic.

“Home” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHEOF_rcND8
I’ve always pictured this as the song during the end credits of a movie version. Hettie likes that the first lyric is her family name.

“Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails–Mad Hatter’s Daughter cover of Johnny Cash cover
https://youtu.be/cQokN7vK2cg
Yep, a cover of a cover is exactly Hettie’s style. And on the bad days, this is what she listens to while lying in bed, thinking about death.

“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvCBSSwgtg4
She won’t admit it, but this uplifting ditty is what she secretly hears in her heart around a certain brooding bounty hunter.

“Alone and Forsaken” by Hank Williams–Jospeh West cover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0SUVD0wkME
This is a classic Western ditty, covered by many.
Here’s the Neko Case cover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvTTEuWGnsA

“Deadman’s Gun” (from the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack) by Ashtar Command
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yag41F7eCLU
If Hettie played video games, she’d love Red Dead Redemption and the amazing soundtrack that came out of it. Listen to more here:
The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uwb8u634M0

“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ysFgElQtjI
If she’s alone, Hettie absolutely dabs to this.

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