Sep. 24th, 2010

Day 30

Sep. 24th, 2010 08:45 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 - On The Way Out, Freedy Johnston

I guess? Maybe?

Kind of a dud question to end this with.

Jeb called me last week to let me know that, musically, he had my number.

"You're a Rickenbacker guy," he said. I knew exactly what he meant and it's totally true. I like Beatles-y melodies. You may have noticed. I like jangly guitars and bright production. I want music to yank my head around in unexpected directions. I'll have the dissonance, if you please. Odd chord voicings, and don't bother to sand down their sharp, jagged corners, thank you.

Lyrics. People, people, honestly. Have some pride in your work.

So yeah, Freedy. Another under-rated hero of mine. I discovered him late in the game, after he'd already released five albums. Dan turned me onto Freedy, but I never heard this song while we were together. Turns out that Dan always skipped it when he played the album. Not out of malice. He just didn't like the song. I had to wait until I was a truck driver to discover it. I clearly remember figuring out the lyrics and wailing along with them through New Mexico. It enjoyed a big revival in my life last year.

Runner-Up: Oh, jeez. Um. Okay, a twofer. This Tornado Loves You, and Middle Cyclone, Neko Case

Now that this meme is over, I hope you will excuse me. It's been cutting into my porn time, and I really must catch up now.


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