The new Guided by Voices album, Let’s Go Eat the Factory, starts with the song called “Lasers and Laundry”—which is a perfect sort of song title for recovering D&D dorks who grow up to be middle-aged indie-rock dorks with non-exciting lives. (A demographic with a large overlap among Guided by Voices fans, I would imagine.) So I’ve been thinking about other good songs about laundry—good songs, perhaps, to play while you do the laundry. I’ve been making a list. And now that we are supposed to believe that Mitt Romney does his own laundry (“Honey, how much detergent should I use?” “Oh, just a little. Like 13.9 percent….”) maybe he’d appreciate some of these tunes, too.