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Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Weetzie Bat

Ten slinkster-cool songs.

Life is wild and weird in Shangri-L.A. You can buy tomahawks and plastic palm-tree wallets at Graumanns’s, catch a Jayne Mansfield movie on the Hollywood Boulevard, or go hunting for the punk/rockabilly/surf duck of your dreams. You might even get to be in Secret Agent Lover Man’s next movie alongside Weetzie Bat! You might not know about living happily ever after with Weetzie, but you’ll know about happily.

Here are 10 slinkster-cool songs for hanging out with Weetzie Bat.

Illustration by Minna

30 Comments

  • -alexandra- June 15th, 2012 11:08 PM

    This is great! ‘Lust for Life’ is my summer anthem. It would have been awesome if you had included some of the songs mentioned in Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys!! i <3 francesca lia block

  • katrinaexplainsitall June 15th, 2012 11:26 PM

    another flawless playlist from rookie ~

    http://www.katrinaspice.blogspot.com

  • AlisonWonderland June 15th, 2012 11:43 PM

    I was just reading Dangerous Angels today, so this is perfect!

  • llamalina June 15th, 2012 11:57 PM

    ahh! i was just making a slinkster-cool weetzie collage to convince a friend to read weetzie bat. this is lovely perfection!

  • LittleMissE June 16th, 2012 12:05 AM

    I love all the Weetzie Bat themed stuff this month!

  • Harley June 16th, 2012 12:39 AM

    I love these playlists, Blondie is amazing!

  • Kathryn June 16th, 2012 1:50 AM

    I will miss you over the weekend, Rookie. </3

  • DEATH101 June 16th, 2012 3:04 AM

    could we do 1 for Tank Girl? she’s sassy

  • anton June 16th, 2012 5:20 AM

    this is perfect. I love your mixes Hazel! <3

  • callie June 16th, 2012 5:38 AM

    OH I WISH I HAD A SUNTAN
    I WISH I HAD A PIZZA AND A BOTTLE OF WINE

  • WitchesRave June 16th, 2012 10:21 AM

    IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ALL MY LIFE.
    Though personally, I much prefer Witch Baby

    Have uo seen the weetzie bat inspired shoot/collection by Wildfox? Look it up

    witches-rave.tumblr.com

  • Lucille June 16th, 2012 11:03 AM

    Hazel, this is amazing!Weetzie Bat FTW!

    fashion-babel.blogspot.com

  • kendallakwia June 16th, 2012 11:04 AM

    this is so perfect!

  • rosiesayrelax June 16th, 2012 11:19 AM

    perfect mix for summer! blondie, girls, best coast and the beach boys!
    HEAVEN!

    Rosie Say Relax

  • June 16th, 2012 12:18 PM

    WEETZIE BAT 4EVER <3
    Just when I thought rookie couldn't get any better

  • mar9ar3t June 16th, 2012 2:47 PM

    Woah this is so cool! I finished reading weetzie bat two minuites before I saw this post!

  • Lascelles June 16th, 2012 3:41 PM

    Anaheed is going to hate me (reference to her book review) but I don’t get it, the Weetzie thing. Not sure why either. I like everything like it. I think it’s a more literary thing I am use to. Not sure if comments are a place to post tech problems but friday playlist tags leads to one post for me, this one. I am oddly focused on friday playlist tags because I wrote a bookmarklet that does a search of the band names. I can’t not skip to the next song. I just can’t :D Anyway, La Coupe is rad. New fav.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXKWaOPfe1I

  • RhiaSnape June 16th, 2012 4:18 PM

    Thankyou for introducing me to Best Coast, i totallyadore them!

  • CeciliaCecilia June 16th, 2012 5:31 PM

    i’m on cherokee bat and the goat guys and am fully immersed in my weetzie bat books obsession. THNK YOU ROOKIE MAG FOR OPENING MY (and now my friend’s) EYES TO WEETZIEEEEEEEE!

    and this playlist is perfff

  • espressoslut June 16th, 2012 6:56 PM

    Lust for Life ahhh I love that song.

    (CHRISTOPHER OWENS FOR ASK A GROWN MAN WOULD BE AWESOMEE)

  • MinaM8 June 17th, 2012 5:27 AM

    omg this is perfection
    love you rookie!!!

  • moonflower June 17th, 2012 5:59 PM

    LUST FOR LIFE – GIRLS.

    The part where he says “I wish I had a suntan” and the part where the sweet bassline starts <3

    http://ultravioletpixiedust.blogspot.com

  • jodiefosterhome June 18th, 2012 12:29 PM

    I’ve never read (or heard of) Weetzie Bat but now I gotta get my hands on these books! I love love love Passion Pit’s cover of dreams and Blondie and the Shangri-La’s make my heart go pitter patter. I think Beach House would be a good addition to this playlist, “Bloom” is killer.

  • lavendersparrow June 18th, 2012 9:06 PM

    I love the Beach Boys! I am glad that they are on the playlist.

    http://lavendersparrow.wordpress.com/

  • katrina June 19th, 2012 10:14 PM

    Chrome Sparks! ANN ARBOR LOVE.
    also Rookie likes to read my mine because Lust for Life has recently become one of my favorite songs.

    • Halfaaperson May 17th, 2013 6:03 PM

      :) xxxxx girls rule x

  • rayfashionfreak June 27th, 2012 5:07 PM

    This is my favourite rooke playlist yet, its so beautifully summery!

    http://www.fancyfashionfreak.blogspot.com

  • Halfaaperson May 17th, 2013 6:02 PM

    Lust for life by girls is the best song in the world ever. :D xx love vomit and Alex too. In fact there’s not one girls song I dislike.

  • Halfaaperson May 17th, 2013 6:02 PM

    Time-waits-for-no-onee.tumblr.com