Friday, June 30, 2006

The Bookhart Music Meme

Oh, my dearest Bookhart. You have created a difficult one. I shall try my best to do it justice.

Here it is, the "Name Up To Three" meme. I don't think anyone reads my blog that doesn't read hers, but consider yourself challenged, if you have not been already.

Note: I am aware that these are fairly pedestrian choices. But what was it Woody Allen said about banging his stepdaughter? "The heart wants what it wants." (Coincidentally, I also have sex with teenagers!)

Song(s) That I Loathe to the Core of My Being

  • "Doorbell" - The White Stripes (sorry; yes, I know I am uncool. I surrendered my Cool epaulets some time ago.)
  • "God Bless The USA" - Lee Greenwood
  • "The Angry American" - Toby Keith
Musical Artist(s) That I Loathe to the Core of My Being
(Note: This was a hard one. I used to hate people like Neil Young and Led Zeppelin, until I got older and realized how wrong I was.) But, for now:
  • Toby Keith
  • Lee Greenwood
  • and...I'm not sure about the White Stripes. So far, they irritate the bejesus out of me. Who knows; I might be wrong about them, too, later on.)
Rolling Stones Song(s) I Love:
  • "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  • "Brown Sugar"
  • "Honky Tonk Woman"
Beatles Song(s) I Love:
  • "Let It Be"
  • "We Can Work It Out"
  • "Day Tripper"
Who Song(s) I Love:
  • "Squeeze Box"
  • "Pinball Wizard"
Reggae Song(s) I Love:
Hmm, hmm, hmm. You know, I like Bob Marley as much as the next thirtysomething-aged whitebread suburban gal...but honestly, I'm going to have to change this one a bit, unless the Police count. They probably don't.

Can I do ska songs I love, instead?

  • "One Step Beyond" - Madness
  • "Whine and Grind/Stand Down Margaret" - The English Beat
  • "It Must Be Love" - Madness
Country Song(s) I Love:
  • "Waltz Across Texas" - Ernest Tubb
  • "Walkin' After Midnight" - Patsy Cline
  • "Levelland" - James McMurtry (as sung by Robert Earl Keen)
Movie Soundtrack(s) I Love:
  • "Valley Girl" (natch)
  • "Brokeback Mountain"
  • "O Brother Where Art Thou"
Musical Soundtrack(s) I Love:
  • "Godspell"
  • "Little Shop of Horrors"
  • "Evita"
Cover Song(s) I Love:
  • "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Dwight Yoakum
  • "Pictures of Matchstick Men" - Camper Van Beethoven
  • "They Don't Know" - Tracy Ullman
Contemporary Top-40 Artist(s) I Secretly Love:
This is a big secret...don't tell ANYONE.
  • Kelly Clarkson. I'm so sorry.
(I also like Green Day and Franz Ferdinand, but they're OK not to be a secret.) So...if they HAVE to be a secret fetish, then Pink and Gwen Stefani, too. And the Foo Fighters. OK, that 's more than three.)

Song(s) That Bring Me to Tears
  • "Let It Be" - The Beatles
  • "Sweet Dreams" - Patsy Cline
  • "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" - Elvis Presley
Song(s) That Make Me Shake My Ass
  • "Hey Ya" - Outkast
  • "This Corrosion" - Sisters of Mercy (of course!)
  • "Major Tom" - Peter Schilling
(I have no idea why that silly song popped into my mind. But, back in the day, I used to like to go to Retro Night, and I liked to dance when it would come on. Oh, come on. "Four, Three, Two, One...?" You know you'd do it. You're not better than me.)

Classical Composer(s) I Love:
  • Mozart (duh)
Rap/Hip-Hop Song(s) I Love:
  • "Hey Ya" - Outkast
  • "Sabotage" - The Beastie Boys
  • "I Like The Way You Move" - Outkast
70s Disco Song(s) I Love:
So, so many. But, the ones that spring into my head first are:
  • "Don't Leave Me This Way" - Thelma Houston
  • "If I Can't Have You" - Yvonne Elliman
  • "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" - Leo Sayer
70s Supergroup Song(s) I Love:
What's a 70's Supergroup? Do you mean a big 70's band, or a true SUPERGROUP, like The Band? I'm going to go with the first one:
  • "Already Gone" - The Eagles
  • "Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd
  • "Surrender" - Cheap Trick
Metal Song(s) I Love:
Lord, I never liked metal much. But, there were a few, I guess...
  • "Round and Round" - Ratt
  • "Epic" - Faith No More
  • "Cum On Feel the Noize" - Quiet Riot, and Slade
New Wave Song(s) I Love:
(Honestly, B, how on earth can I choose? It's like choosing between your children.)
  • "Is There Something I Should Know?" - Duran Duran
  • "I Melt With You" - Modern English
  • "Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
Soul/R&B Song(s) I Love:
  • "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" - Aretha Franklin
  • "I Try" - Macy Gray
  • "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off The Sucker)" - Parlaiment
Power Ballad(s) I Love:
  • "More Than Words" - who sang that song?
I can't really claim to love many others. But I will sing the holy fuck out of anything in the Journey catalog on karaoke night. Also, most Toto songs. So, maybe that's its own kind of love.

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you...

Pre 1950s Song(s) I Love:
  • "I Get A Kick Out of You" - Cole Porter
  • "Too Darn Hot" - Cole Porter
  • "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" - Cole Porter
Punk Song(s) I Love:
  • "Ever Fallen In Love" - The Buzzcocks
  • "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" - The Ramones
  • "American Idiot" - Green Day
Singer/Songwriter Song(s) I Love:
  • "Let The Mystery Be" - Iris DeMent
  • "Levelland" - James McMurtry
  • "Angry All the Time" - Bruce Robison
MTV Video(s) I Love:
oooh, it's been a while...my age will very much show. Why don't we rename this category: "Classic MTV Videos I Used to Love, Long Ago, when MTV showed Videos:"
  • "Save A Prayer" - Duran Duran
  • "Wrapped Around Your Finger" - The Police
  • "Sabotage" - The Beastie Boys
None of the Above Song(s) I Love:
  • "Girlfriend" - Matthew Sweet
  • "Birdhouse In Your Soul" - They Might Be Giants
  • "Cruel To Be Kind" - Nick Lowe
Whew! Done! Yay!

Reviewing my choices, I REALLY need some new music in my life. Any suggestions?

6 comments:

Milena said...

I love Birdhouse in your Soul! I haven't thought about that one in a while. I've never heard the the whole CD - is it good?

ArlingtonJB said...
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ArlingtonJB said...

I find a lot of new music through The Hype Machine - a music blog aggregator. The 'popular tracks' link at the top of the page is like an internet Top-40, imho, and it changes as fast as Chicago weather. Great way to find cool music blogs too.

The last few days on Hype Machine, it seems like everyone is into Nelly Furtado and cover versions of 'Crazy'.

Karla May said...

Leo Sayer!! I totally forgot about him!!

Eileen the Jellomonster said...

"More than Words" was by Extreme, on their Extreme II: Pornograffiti album.

Have a good one!