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May. 26th, 2008

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From your mp3 list/cd collection/tape stack/LP collection;

Find and provide details (Artist and track) of;

1) A song recorded before you were born
2) A song you will still listen to ten years from now
3) A song you would be embarrassed owning ten years from now
4) A song that reminds you of a good time
5) A song that reminds you of a bad time
6) A song that a friend suggested

1) The Beatles, "And I Love Her" (1964; actually, everything in their catalog up to "Magical Mystery Tour" is from before I was born.)
2) Men Without Hats, "Pop Goes the World" (I specifically list this one because I loved the album back in the '80s, and when I found it on CD recently, I wondered whether I would still love it or had outgrown it; turns out I still love it!)
3) Prince, "America" (possibly the most pro-Reagan-era-cheerleading song in my collection; I only have it because I was a Prince fan and bought the otherwise lovely "Around the World in a Day", which has it as the first track of side B.)
4) Styx, "Mr. Roboto" (I first heard it at Waterworld, back before they started closing at sundown; something about hearing "Mr. Roboto" while swimming in a brightly lit wavepool at night was sublime.)
5) Prince, "Sign 'O' the Times" (I worked at Astroworld and I was called in for a CI because some stupid security guard mistakenly thought he heard me using a dirty word; the boss lady made me sit in her office and fret before she spoke to me, and the radio was playing Prince's new single "Sign 'O' the Times", the first time I'd heard it. The morose tone of the song seemed to match my mood.)
6) Cornelius, "Fly" (Back when I read Devin Fox's LJ, he posted several entries about his favorite albums, with links to a few songs from each; he turned me on to Cornelius's "Point" album.)


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Date:May 27th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Didn't say anything about posting it in your own blog, so I'll just respond here. :) (And, to be less of a jerk, I'll leave my national anthems out of it, even though they're on my mind moreso of late since I've been busy sorting them and putting them on a new USB drive I got.)

1) A song recorded before you were born: Lots of em, anything in my Beatles collection, my answer to #4, "The Entertainer" (although "The Sting", the movie it was in is from the year after I was born, don't know exactly where this particular recording of it was from), any classical piece I have, but I'll go with "The 59th Street Bridge Song", as an example from my "Simon Sings" CD (all Paul Simon stuff, with Garfunkle or solo, I'm pretty sure all S&G stuff are before my time)
2) A song you will still listen to ten years from now: Well, gee, I hope pretty much all of them! OK, taking a random track, "99 Red Baloons - Nena" (that'd be the English version, Bob)
3) A song you would be embarrassed owning ten years from now: well, I've always considered the ABBA songs I have my "guilty pleasure", I'm always embarassed to own them, but I like them! And pretty much anything else on my "Dancin' to the 70s" CD as well.
4) A song that reminds you of a good time: Easy - "Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers". This is mine and Cheryl's "song". It was playing for our first slow dance, and I first told her I loved her at the end of the dance and song.
5) A song that reminds you of a bad time: If I have something like that in my collection I get rid of it. Or associate it with a good time. (Like "The Rose" - Bette Midler. Used to be "our song" when I was with my ex. After we broke up, I never got around to taping over it. However, by coincidence (or not), it was the last song played on my stereo before I asked Cheryl to marry me, so the bad memory was replaced with a good one.
6) A song that a friend suggested: I've got a few there - while I've always liked Weird Al, I didn't have any in my collection until my cousin played "Amish Paradise" for me, I had to have it. Similarly with "Home For A Rest" by Spirit of the West - butt-kickin' Celtic/East Cost rock song that my wife's nephew had on when we visited him once. Not only did he turn me on to the song but the genre as well. (Of course, it doesn't hurt that another of her nephews is the fiddler in the Dust Rhinos, described on the band webpage as "The Jimi Hendrix of the violin", this is *not* an exaggeration!) And of course, looking through my CD/MP3 list I came across a song in there that I wouldn't have known about had you not gone on and on about it, KT, "The Internet Is For Porn".
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Date:May 27th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
1) Glenn Miller, "In The Mood" (My dad, when he got a new Bronco in the eighties, had a cassette tape come with it - this is where I first heard the song and enjoyed it)

2) Billy Joel, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" (One of my all time favorite collage-style songs, from one of my all time favorite artists)

3) The Village People, "Macho Man" (I'm embarrassed NOW.)

4) Smashmouth, "All Star" (Reminds me of my Orlando-groups Furry-Superhero game - we had such fun there)

5) Sarah McLaughlin, "Angel" (This song, whenever I hear it, reminds me of some of the most depressive moods I've ever been in. I can't specify a time, but it's one of the most tearjerking songs I own).

6) David Benoit, "Speed Racer" (A wonderful picture-inducing song by a very talented Americana-based jazz pianist, suggested by a friend at work years ago. It calls to mind the hopes and action and lessons learned during a soap box derby, and one I'd love to have an animation tie to)
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Date:May 27th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
1) The Beatles - Love You To (I could probably list about three quarters of the music I like in this category, but as the Beatles have, by far, had the most profound impact on my life, and George the most of the four, I felt this song was quite appropriate to kick things off with.)
2) Super Furry Animals - Run! Christian, Run! (Could easily go with just about anything by the Beatles again, but for the sake of variety, I'll throw in this number, which to this day strikes me with the same longing feel as when I first heard it.)
3) The Smashing Pumpkins - Starz (I loved the Pumpkins in high school, so purchasing this album was sort of an inevitability. While the album itself wasn't terrible, it struck me as though the new Pumpkins were merely trying to stay relevant, rather than create a great album. This song in particular is lackluster, and if I think this of it now, while it's still somewhat "fresh," I can't imagine what I'll think of it in ten years.)
4) Crotchduster - Mammal Sauce (Oh, my. This song. Brings back memories of a room full of good-natured metalheads with a bizarre sense of humor, singing along with this in unison, complete with the rap section and the histrionic '80s hair metal interlude. Good, good times.)
5) Dissection - Night's Blood (Great song. Just happened to be the song I was listening to when I totaled my car.)
6) Kamelot - Forever (Power metal used to bug me much more than, say, Rush Limbaugh. My mate basically strapped me down and made me listen to this, and now I cannot get the chorus out of my head for days at a time. It's catchy as hell, it's epic, and it rocks.)
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Date:June 2nd, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
For some of these I'm thinking "wow, I can only pick one?", so I may double up.

1) Pretty much any song on my iPod right now, but the one that's currently stuck in my head is "Natural Thing" by the Doobie Brothers. I think it's from before 1977, anyway...
2) Hmm. "Peg" by Steely Dan, among many others. It's probably the happiest song Walt and Don ever did.
3) Not much in my collection embarrasses me, though I'd probably have to explain the TV themes and anime OPs...
4) This would be a tossup between "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men (leaving Palmyra) and "You get what you give" by the New Radicals (Jerseymania).
5) "Live Happy" by C+C Music Factory. Upbeat, but dark, and usually ended up being played when I was upset about a girl (complete with mental images of things falling apart from fatigue toward the end of the song). This was especially true in 9th and 10th grades.
6) Anything off the Sailor Moon soundtracks; Live Noise (the whole album) by Moxy Fruvous; "Superhero Soup" by The Nields.
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