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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

 
Lists...from an old draft.

I have 44K songs on my little (big) Creative Zen Player Ipod thingy. I put them all on my super duper work computer that has close to a terabyte of space. I put them in winamp and then hit "random". These are the 10 songs that played, some links to the cd that they come from, and what I think about them:

1. I'm Bad like Jesse James .-. John Lee Hooker - I am so glad this song came up first. What a hard ass tune. I used to sing this for my mom when I was little. All he really does is talk about killing a man who lied about cheating his wife. I used to listen to the "Best of John Lee Hooker" tirelessly in high school. It was one of my favorite albums and I recommend Crawling King Snake, Hucklebub, Boogie Woogie and countless others for people to listen to.

2. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground .-. The White Stripes - Whoa I'm getting lucky as all hell here. I thought I was going to have to explain why there are 4 version of puff the magic dragon on my computer. Instead I get another one of my favorite songs. The lyrics to this on some of Jas's favorite although she doesn't like that it's played, well, you know, White Stripes hard - - - but I do. I love the Stripes music and rarely find a song that I don't adore.

3. Tied to the 90's .-. Travis - Aren't we all just a little tied to the 90's? Shit soon we'll be tied of the 00's. Wow - what a sad thought almost but we all have to get old. This is a filler piece by Travis but don't let it overshadow their amazing catalog of very upbeat yet emotional songs that can really grab you and become engaging the more you listen to them. "Remember the 80's...well they were worse then the 90's."

4. Today Was a Good Day .-. Ice Cube - God I love this song but only the version off of Bootlegs and B-sides. In the original he takes the Ghetto Boys background beats from My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me. In the bootlegs and B-sides version it sounds like something from an episode of Good Times and he sort of mixes it up but it sounds much smoother than the original version off of...Lethal Injection I believe. I used to love Ice Cube. Craig and I used to roll around in his Dad's blue truck with a bass tube in the back listening to "2 in mornin'", "Bop Gun" and "Down fo Whateva". He's cheesy now that he's in all these movies and stuff and you sort of know he's just an entertainer instead of someone with an "AK" but - the songs are still pretty "dope".

5. Myoxamotosis .-. Radiohead - If I'm not mistaken the name of the song is a disease that effects rabbits (ahh it is) and the song is pretty rough in some parts. It's off the hail to the Thief album and is one of the weaker tracks until you get to the first change. "I don't know why I feel so tongue tied." That lyric and the way it's delivered is worth sitting through the distortion made to sound like chords.

6. Bright Lights .-.Razorlight - This is one of the better British bands that no one really knows. They became sort of noticed with their single "Golden Touch". That was one of my fave songs until I heard it on some fucking make-up commercial and then it all just went away from there. But, Razorlight has little control over that stuff so I don't blame them and I certainly wouldn't slight the music. It's poppy and punky. It's PONK. This song is still a demo though. But - tight...NTL

7. Everybody Ready .-. Action Figure Party - Uh oh - UH OH. This would be one of my favorite albums to put on at a house party where the music is not part of the party. It doesn't have lyrics but only sound bites and it's pretty hippytastic. It's like Trey Anastacio DJing. It's so damn smooth and chill but at the same time you still want to dance like a jelly fish a little bit. I recommend Action Figure party to everyone. It's the coolest CD you'll own...if you aren't already cool.

8. LLoyd Williams(Otis Day and the Knights) .-. Shamma Lamma Ding Dong - Oh you remember this tune. It's pretty much the title track from Animal House. It's the song that is played in the bar when they take the girls from the nearby women's college to the bar. "You put the oom mow mow ohohohoho back into my smile child." Just the name alone and the sounds are retarded but the song always seems to make me smile.

9. Shake Your Tailfeathers .-. Ray Charles - It looks as though we have been inundated with movie tunes. This one is taken, well in memory, from the Blues Brothers. This is the scene where half of Chicago is dancing outside doing the different dances of the 50's and early 60's and using the city as their own personal dance floor. Ray Charles is convincing Jake and Elwood (Belushi and Akroyd) that the piano has plenty of life in it. And damned if he doesn't bring it to life...the only way Ray really can. It's pretty easy to feel love for music when someone like Ray Charles sings it to you. "And a...what about the froog?...the Pony maroni...."

10. Steady, As She Goes .-. The Raconteurs - Hey lucky us - I haven't talked alot about new music lately because well...I haven't been buying much and haven't been researching. I've been lazy. But one cd that I think everyone knew I was going to get was the Raconteurs. JW's new band is pretty liquid and has no real boundaries. I like them (GHASP!) more then the Stripes I think. But...maybe not. I love this album and I love that Jack is finding an outlet aside from his pinned up drummer that he must be tired of outgrowing. I just hope he gets a WHOLE LOT WEIRDER so I can forgive him for that fucking coke commercial he did in Australia. God - I would give a nut to see them live. The tickets sold out in 2 minutes for all shows.

Next 10 just in case you were wondering:
Hey Good Looking .-. Hank Williams Sr.
Don't Stop Moving .-. Starsailor
A Dreamy Day of Dreaming of You .-. Of Montreal
Stand By Me .-. Ben E King
Easy Like Sunday Morning .-. The Commodores
Oh Bla Di Oh Bla Da .-. The Beatles
In the Backseat .-. The Arcade Fire
Buckets of Rain .-. Bob Dylan
Nobody Move .-. Eazy E
Madness in a Cup .-. Mr. Lif

5 more because it is just too much fun:
Hello .-. Lionel Richie
Jesus the Mexican Boy .-. Iron and Wine
Grace .-. Jeff Buckley
The Shining – Badly Drawn Boy
For Everyman – Jackson Browne

Last one:
Thick as a Brick .-. Jethro Tull

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