Sep. 23rd, 2010

Day 29

Sep. 23rd, 2010 03:09 pm
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Day 01. Your favorite song - Peg, Steely Dan
Day 02. Your least favorite song - Takin' Care of Business, Bachman Turner Overdrive
Day 03. A song that makes you happy - Donkey Rhubarb, Aphex Twin
Day 04. A song that makes you sad - This Woman's Work, Kate Bush
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone - Flakes, Frank Zappa
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere - City of the Angels, Wang Chung
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event - Stick Your Neck Out, Dot 3
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to - I Believe She's Lying, Jon Brion
Day 09. A song that you can dance to - Soft Core, Maurice & the Clichés
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep - Thursday Afternoon, Brian Eno
Day 11. A song from your favorite band - You're The Wish You Are I Had, XTC
Day 12. A song from a band you hate - You're Beautiful, James Blunt
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure - Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love - Work It, Missy Elliott
Day 15. A song that describes you - Blue Jeans, Blur
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate - Just A Gigolo, Barbi and the Kens
Day 17. A song that you heard often on the radio - Cinderella Undercover, Oingo Boingo
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio - Insecure Sober, sElf
Day 19. A song from your favorite album - New Mistake, Jellyfish
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy - Uncontrollable Urge, Devo
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh - Over 9000 Penises, Oprah Winfrey featuring PEDOBEAR remix
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument - Angeles, Elliott Smith
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play - Clap, Steve Howe
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty - Funk Pop A Roll, XTC
Day 29. A song from your childhood - Moonshadow, Cat Stevens
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

This song scared the shit out of me. With each stanza, Stevens introduced a shocking, ghastly mutilation (If I ever lose my mouth, my eyes, my hands, etc,) and its repercussions. As a little kid, I wasn't good at disassociation, so he'd sing about losing his hands, and I'd see his hands forced against a tree stump and hacked off with a bloody machete by the Sudanese militia. He'd mention losing his eyes, and I'd see spider monkeys swarming over his head and chewing his eye sockets out, while he screamed and beat at them with his wrist stumps. Then he'd try to shine a positive light on the horror.

Double amputee? Why, I won't have to work no more!

Blind? Then I won't have to cry!

Awesome, Cat Stevens! Those things wholly compensate for your terrible loss! May I address you as Mister Silver Lining?



Runners-Up: You know what? If it weren't for the internets, we wouldn't have the novelty song anymore. Those died out with the Superbowl Shuffle in the 80s.

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