Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 23 - A Song to Play at My Wedding

Originally I was going to say Rehab, but this is probably more appropriate. It's a little cheesy, but oh well. Also, I don't think you can correctly answer this without the other party being involved and I think I've yet to meet him.

On a side note, I am pretty sure that Mumford & Sons song was written for hipster weddings.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 22: A song that you listen to when you’re sad

Many years ago in Sociology class, I was reading the Douglas Coupland book Eleanor Rigby and a classmate mentioned how much he liked the song. For some reason, I acted like I had never heard it. I don't know if I just didn't feel like talking to the guy or what, but he (correctly) thought that I was a weirdo and left me alone.

I am sorry I was a bitch to that guy for no reason. I have regrets.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 21 - A Song I Listen to When I'm Happy

This is probably the most joyous song of all time.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

An addendum to a song I hate

I had completely forgotten about this song until I heard it at the gym the other day. It was playing so loud that I actually heard it over my ipod.

I don't hate this song for the obvious reasons; it's horrible and contrived teen pop, because I am completely okay with teen pop. But I thought about how awful the lyrics are. Did Avril Lavine really need to tell the story of unrequited love from an unpopular guy's point of view as though it's a fresh take? It would have been nice to hear this story from the female's point of view. She strikes me as one of those women that doesn't "have any female friends."

I guess I can't complain about someone not being original when I am making fun of Avril Lavine.

30 Day Song Challenge A song that you listen to when you're angry

I had a tough time with this one because I don't get pissy and then decide to listen to music.

Lately though, getting through the last bit of school, this song has definitely helped.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 18 - A Song you Wish You Would Hear on the Radio

You would maybe hear this on KXT, but that's about it.

Monday, April 18, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 15 A Song that Describes Me

I was trying to find the original 30 Rock theme, the one that has lyrics from the first season that is essentially a Mary Tyler Moore spoof, but I couldn't find it so....

I picked 9 to 5 because I love Dolly Parton so much, she has such a great attitude. Also, I am the only one of my friends who seems to have a "regular hours" job. Also, this song is what I like to call my "walking song." (It is sometimes replaced by New Sensation, by INXS)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dancing robots at Coachella

:25 is where it starts getting really awesome.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love

I really miss story songs. I really like Coward of the County too, even though it's totally messed up.

Friday, April 15, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure

It was a close race between this and some Hall and Oates. But I know that Chicago has really helped me when I have felt down.

I got dumped once a few years ago and thought that I would listen to Chicago and cry and cry. But as soon as I heard this song, I laughed and laughed. It's so emotionally over the top. It ended up making me feel a lot better.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 11 – A song from your favorite band

I think this could fall under Day 3 as well (Song that makes you happy.) (It's also almost a toss up between Talking Heads and TMBG at this point.)

Monday, April 11, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep

To be honest, there aren't any. Music does not help me fall asleep. So this is kind of cheating.

There are, however, two movies that make me fall asleep and those are the Shining and Tiny Toons How I Spent My Summer Vacation. I am not kidding. I dated a guy and we would try to sit down and watch the Shining and no matter what time of day, ten minutes in, I would fall over asleep. I think it's the snow.

Blood Bones and Butter.

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant ChefBlood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Gabrielle Hamilton must be one of the world's first hipsters, because she doesn't like anything; her husband, her mother or her forced trips to Italy every year.

The first part of the book is engaging and funny. It tells about her growing up with her French mother and then being abandoned by her and her subsequently tough teenage years. The best parts of the book happen when she discusses the differences between her life in the kitchen and in the academic world.

This book goes downhill once the author meets her husband. She tells a *charming* story about going into labor for the first time and going by her husband's apartment to pick him up. He proceeds to take an hour meticulously shaving and getting dressed. As a writer, I think she needs to work harder in explaining exactly why she chose to be with him in the first place. She doesn't talk to her mom for twenty years, she says, because she was happier without her.

The end of the book becomes very whiny. She complains that the husband she married out of his need for a green card doesn't hand make pasta or take her on long motorcycle rides through Italy now that they have kids. Boo hoo.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

30 day song Challenge Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to

Well, this is a weird one. I know the lyrics to lots of songs. Who only knows one song? Probably not anyone taking this challenge, I would bet.

So I thought about all the songs that I may not have WANTED to know the words to, but do. This was the first musical I did when I was in high school and try as I might, I cannot replace the knowledge of these lyrics with something useful.

The show is ridiculous, but this particular staging of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat looks particularly atrocious.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

30 Day song challenge Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event

The Fray's Look After You will forever remind me of the only Ben Folds concert I have gone to so far.

My friends Chris, Jen, Chase John and I drove out to Nokia for an evening of pianoriffic crooning. Our first surprise was that our seats were the worst ever, not because they had the distinction of being in the LAST row of the massive complex, but the SECOND to last...behind a pole, I believe.

The Fray opened up for Folds before many people really knew who they were. They were just bombing with the crowd. Most were polite, but it didn't seem like anyone was into it. Then they play this number, but beforehand, they try to get us involved in a little Folds-style audience participation. They tried to get the audience to sing along to the WHOA portion of this song. And it really fell flat. It is a pretty tough move as an opening act to try to get a sing along going even if it is only one word.

Maybe it was the $20 parking and the $12 Smirnoff Ices talking, but this seemed to be an extended version of the song that lasted twenty minutes...totally falling on an audience that did not give a shit. They kept trying though. God bless 'em, but every few minutes, my friends and I kept looking at eachother like we could NOT believe this crap was still going on.

Anyway, I heard that shit at Krogers the other day and could not stop laughing.

Monday, April 4, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 06 – A song that reminds of you of somewhere

I took this one very literally. But any time anyone mentions Houston I think about the time I was there for a few days and had this song stuck in my head the entire time. God, I miss Soul Coughing.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone

My life and my friends' lives turned into a musical for a few minutes because of this song. We were having a birthday party for my friend Chase. This song came on the ipod and we automatically danced around him yelling his name. So this song always reminds me of Chase and I can't hear it any other way in my head.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 04 – A song that makes you sad

Carole King So Far Away. It reminds me of my friends who have moved on from Denton.

Friday, April 1, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 03 – A song that makes you happy

This one is easy Dogs Die in Hot Cars "Lounger." Empowering. Danceable. Jumpable. Singable. Look at how much these gentlemen are enjoying themselves.

It also uses the word "gobblesegeek" or is it gobbletygeek? And there is some talk of Nero and Charles De Gaulle.