Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Music meme

Lyvvie did a music meme so I decided to too. I rarely talk about music because it's such a subjective art to appreciate. For example, I clicked on the Souxie (or however retardedly she spells Susie) and the Banshees link and was instantly transported to the depressingly austere apartment of a crystal addled friend from '84 or '85. I loathed his favorite music and to this day that band makes me smell patchouli, which this friend seemed to bathe in. I despise patchouli, which I've mentioned before. No, you can't convince me otherwise, that smell is vile. Anyway, this friend LOVED the band and played it incessantly and you could never have a conversation with him when it was playing as he could only focus on the music - an irritating social habit which I would never tolerate today. A few years ago we exchanged updates after having been out of touch for 20 years and he mentioned still being a fan of that band. Back in the 80's, I had what he thought was very poor taste in music. Perhaps, but I thought I was hip because I listened to Kate Bush along with the showtunes and disco. Spouse has come to tolerate my music and rarely complains. Of course nowadays I listen almost exclusively to jazz and blues. Every time I get in the car after spouse has driven the channel is changed to classic rock (which I like too) but if we're in the car together, he lets me put it on the jazz station. Gosh that was a long and disjointed introduction to this simple meme. Put the ipod, or ipod-like device (can we just call them all ipods regardless of the brand? we do it with Kleenex after all) on shuffle and note the first ten songs that come up.

1. Tim Maia - Me de Motivo I borrowed this disc from the upstairs Brazilian tenants.

2. R.E.M. - Nightswimming (had to google lyrics to figure out - untitled song from disc Laverne made for me on the ipod)

3. Talking Heads - Perfect World there's no video on youtube of this song, but here's another good one from the album.

4. Incognito - Yesterday's Dreams Oh how I love this band.

5. Los Amigos Invisibles - Cachete a Cachete (My video of this band is by far the most popular video I've ever posted to youtube)

6. Anita Baker - Watch Your Step

7. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - After Midnight There's no video of this song, but here's another one I like

8. Alison Moyet - For You Only

9. Gloria Gaynor - Honeybee

10. Nicole Kidman and Cast - Moulin Rouge - Sparkling Diamonds

Hey this was actually a lot of fun. Shuffle is so bitchin'. It's interesting that numbers 3, 6 and 8 are in my top ten favorite albums ever. I recommend doing this just so you can see how fun it is to find your band's music on youtube. I loved finding out number 9 is the original, very cool indeed. I was surprised no Kate Bush came up as I have a lot of her music. (She arrived at song number 12.)


Mel said...

I don't even know where my iPod Shuffle is, and the little cheap clip-on mp3 player I just got has no music on it at all. In the car, though, if NPR isn't playing, there's a good chance I've got some Gillian Welch on.

Today, my verification word is "chand", which is Hindi for moon and a common boy's name.

My adventures said...

I don't even own one of those. I should really check into this century and get some gadgets.

Petie said...

I love Anita Baker :D As for the song 'Watch Your Step', I rip her live version and put it on my mobile phone to listen to ;)

If you are interested here is my youtube page :)

Jolea said...

Nice list! Glad my random ramblings caught on! p.s. I HATE PATCHOULI TOO!!! What's up with that dirty hippy smell anyway? :)

Anonymous said...

The only music I listen too is on a Golden Oldies Radio station. Yes, Radio, it's still around. I heard David Cook's Leave the Light On and he's so great. My word verification: nupsag ed

Patricia said...

I love me some shuffle, I really do. But I have a confession to make. Jazz often gets on my nerves. There, I said it.

Rox said...

When I'm driving it's all 80s all the time. Unless one of the kids plugs their Pod in, then I'm listening to LNW. (Lord Knows What!)

I love the Moulin Rouge soundtrack!

dpaste said...

Frozen - Madonna
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Happy Phantom - Tori Amos
Praan - Gary Schyman
Do You Believe In Love? - Huey Lewis & The News
Criminal - Fiona Apple
Whenever I Call You Friend - Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks
Fashion - David Bowie
You Get What You Give - The New Radicals
Ek Ong Kaar - Snatam Kaur

I don't even know what patchouli smells like.

Franciscus van Munster said...

What a pity I have so little blogging time these days, this one would be fun. Shuffle is my favourite gadget feature in the world, and Nightswimming, I think, is one of the best songs REM ever did.

Anonymous said...

I guess I'd have to have one of these I-thingies to be able to do this. I'm technologically retarded.

Anonymous said...

You've proven the kids that work for us around here right... I don't know anything about music.

I've got to get myself up to speed on these and tons of other artists and get back on top of things.


Anonymous said...

on patchouli: A-fucking-men!

Ultra Dave said...

Love your selections. Most I've heard of, few not but I'm all for musical explorations. I love patchouli, but in small doses. It can be quite overpowering.

Phronk said...

I adore Moulin Rouge. There, I said it.

TJ said...

Fun meme, I'm of course going to steal it. I love the shuffle feature. It's the only way I play my iPod. I also like the new Genius feature on iTunes where it creates playlists from a song that you pick and then it chooses songs that it thinks will go with that song. It makes up some interesting mixes. Great list you came up with. Interesting that it included Anita Baker's "Watch Your Step" as it's one of my favourites. Wonder if it will come up on my list when I do this meme. We shall see. Thanks for sharing

Blobby said...

Wow. You are GAY! :)