Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Lindsay Weir

A mixtape/love letter for our favorite character from Freaks and Geeks.

Lindsay doesn’t want to be a geek anymore. She’s totally ditched her old friends and now she cuts class to hang with the freaks. Does she even care about the Mathletes?! Or, like, her future or whatever? Maybe this is just a weird phase…or maybe she’s changing for good.

Throw on your army jacket, skip history class, and befriend some freaks with these 11 songs.


  • teenager April 20th, 2012 11:03 PM

    I am unhealthily excited about this playlist because Lindsay Weir is my teenage dream and Freaks and Geeks is my bible

    I dig today’s background, by the way!

  • missblack April 20th, 2012 11:14 PM

    OMG this reminds me of my favorite Freaks and Geeks scene where Lindsay puts on The Grateful Dead and dances around in her bedroom and somehow it’s awesome instead of totally lame.


  • KinuKinu April 20th, 2012 11:15 PM

    The first song is so sad.I’m listening to it while playing Super Mario Flash games.I can’t even play like I usually do( which is excellent not to brag)Ok the 2nd song came on.Yup,I know this one….my parents spam me with the oldies station on the radio. I like the playlist so far :D good songs—-> will listen to k-pop when the playlist is finished.

    whenever there is a music…..3rd song is on…*jamming*….. whenever there is a music post I always mention I love K-pop.

    • Miarele April 22nd, 2012 1:07 AM

      GIIRRRLLL, K-pop is my guilty pleasure.

      I know it’s so sugary and repetitive and whatnot, but it’s so damn addictive. It’s the kinda music you just can go and have fun with. My friend introduced (or should I say spread the virus?) to me back in high school and… I. never. looked. back. Not even once.

      What are you liking right now? There are some pretty good newbie groups, yeah? :D

      • KinuKinu April 22nd, 2012 12:33 PM

        I cannot explain my love for K-pop.I listen to it all day,all night,every day.I ADORE it.
        I love ( love love love love love love) Big Bang,Tablo,2ne1,Teen Top,BEAST,Shinee,Super Junior( Their videos are addictive,I tell you.I wish I could dance with a fraction of their awesomeness) Girl’s Generation,and yeah. I’m a total fan-girl,you would not believe.
        I got introduced by myself.Roaming around the internet and I found BIG BANG.<<<<<——My favorite of ALL TIME.
        Newbies are the best.I think my favorite rite now.It's fun to see them find their styles.*creepy stalker fan-girl over here* I'm glad I'm not the only one to catch the K-POP virus :D

    • MissKnowItAll April 25th, 2012 3:36 PM

      Yay! I’m relatively new to k-pop but my friends sort of held me down and force fed it through my ears. I listened to Girls Generation. Any other suggestions?

  • andrea April 20th, 2012 11:41 PM

    omg it reminds me of highschool days… sad but happy things i wish i have back. (okok college isnt that bad ;)

  • Gretchyn April 20th, 2012 11:59 PM

    I would really love to know more about Freaks and Geeks (still haven’t watched it yet)
    I am enthralled by this playlist.

    • Anaheed April 21st, 2012 1:30 AM

      Watch it; I feel confident that you will love it.

  • acaseofyou April 21st, 2012 2:08 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAVI! You are on the and almost

  • itsmyparty April 21st, 2012 2:19 AM

    Every day I am more and more amazed at how Rookie perfectly relates to what’s going on in my life! (It’s eerily accurate) So this playlist is amazing and Led Zeppelin and Grateful Dead and Freaks and Geeks = pure genius. (Also, Carole King?!? Chicken Soup with Rice :D)

  • mo_lly_lauren April 21st, 2012 3:06 AM

    One of the first things I end up telling people I meet is that I love Freaks and Geeks, it’s just one of those things that ALWAYS comes up. Also, I love the Flashing Lights! They are so Canadian and I love their music. I am so overly pleased with this playlist.

  • whodatgal April 21st, 2012 3:39 AM

    I’m from London so didn’t know anything about Virgin Suicides, Picnic On Hanging Rock, Freaks and Geeks, Ghost World, and the other onee. I just started watching Freaks and Geeks episodes and I love it! Can you buy a set of them?

  • MissKnowItAll April 21st, 2012 7:25 AM

    Aww man! Too cool!
    Whats the name of the actress who played Lindsey?

    • decemberbaby April 21st, 2012 9:00 AM

      Linda Cardellini :)

  • Minella April 21st, 2012 7:34 AM

    I love you guyss!
    I’m only missing ‘Bad Reputation’ on here, but it’s still just too perfect..

  • timelady April 21st, 2012 8:10 AM

    Lindsay Weir is my hero. Freaks and Geeks is one of the best shows ever, and I can now no longer listen to Cream without thinking of the band episode. Wonderful list!

  • VictoryBelle April 21st, 2012 8:32 AM

    For some reason it wont play for me? Im in the uk viewing the page through safari, could that make any difference?

    • itsmyparty April 21st, 2012 10:16 AM

      If you’re using an iphone, just download the 8 tracks app and search RookieMag. :)

  • Abby April 21st, 2012 9:46 AM

    Haha I saw the “Man, I hate high school,” and I said out loud, “Oh my gosh, ME TOO…” and my mom was like, “Why are you talking to the computer…?”

  • diana94 April 21st, 2012 2:46 PM

    happy birthday tavi!!!! you are a great source of inspiration for me and i love your work! i hope i can work for you someday Feliz cumpleanos!

  • poppunkgurrrlx April 21st, 2012 3:53 PM

    I LOVE freaks and geeks but one thing I dislike about the show is that the geeks and Linsey rarely ever stand up for themselves. I feel like sometimes that’s unrealistic. I dunno, I just can’t relate. but I love this playlist!!

  • SuzieQ April 21st, 2012 5:42 PM

    Carole King, Cream, and Led Zeppelin!!!! I’m in love!

  • oharnoldlayne April 21st, 2012 5:57 PM

    I just created an account on here to say that FREAKS AND GEEKS AND LINDSAY ARE AMAZING and I actually just bought an army jacket from an army surplus store because of Lindsay. And there should be even more Freaks and Geeks related stuff on Rookie, like “Secret Style Icon: Every Single Character on Freaks and Geeks” and stuff…

  • Miarele April 22nd, 2012 1:09 AM

    Where’s Bad Reputation though? Haha

  • SophieAnne April 22nd, 2012 6:17 AM

    I am a 32-year-old woman caught in the reminiscense of those 90′s gone by and I absolutely love, love, LOVE everything that Rookie stands for.
    I cannot believe thet Rookie is the place, where I feel my voice being spoken the loudest and where I can go to get inspiration and learn more about my own gender.
    How cool is that?!

    And I love Lindsay Weir!

  • humblemisfit April 22nd, 2012 8:48 AM

    It would have been really funny, if Styx’s “Lady” was on the playlist.

  • HarrietIsAPirate April 22nd, 2012 4:01 PM

    I recently watched Freaks and Geeks for the first time, and I’m having trouble deciding if I want to date Lindsay Weir or be Lindsay Weir. It might be both, which is totally not weird or anything, no, not at all…

  • Kate April 22nd, 2012 5:03 PM


  • unefillecommetoi April 22nd, 2012 6:58 PM

    i’d never thought that the high school from freaks and geeks and the high school from glee have the same name.

  • prettyontheinside April 22nd, 2012 10:57 PM

    not to sound like a pseudo-intellectual or anything but lindsey weir’s phase or not wanting to be a geek anymore really speaks to me MAN

  • thingsgoglimmering April 24th, 2012 7:01 PM

    Please do a Hanging Out With Lux Lisbon or Jess Day or Sally Draper or Angela Chase or Daria Morgendorffer or I have some many more suggestions!!

  • eggzonable April 25th, 2012 6:14 PM

    this is awesome! I’d really like Hanging Out With Lane Kim playlist <3

  • stellarbell August 5th, 2012 7:38 PM


  • pinballwizard August 17th, 2012 7:49 PM

    This has been my favorite show for such a long time. I don’t really mind that it was cancelled cause I just make my dream season 2 in my mind.