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Friday, February 04, 2005

Man, I'm So Baked  

Thanks to Bren, I feel this need to pick up the torch. Please note that I am a movies and TV guy, not really a big music aficionado.

1. Song that sounds like happy feels:
This may sound a little gay, but I think Clay Aikan's Invisible sounds really happy, even though the lyrics are a tad depressing if you look into 'em.

2. Earliest memory:
I'll go sappy on this one, and say You Are My Sunshine. It was the song my mom always sang to me as a baby... and well into my teen years. I have this fear that on my wedding day, she'll sing it with the band.

3. Last CD you bought:
Green Day's American Idiot, I think. I thought there may've been another one, but nope... I don't buy too many albums. I don't burn too many either, though... I just happen to like the radio.

4. Reminds you of school:
Elementary - Three songs spring to mind immediately. The first is George Michael's I Want Your Sex. Yeah, I know, a tad obvious, but one of my most prominent memories from Pennridge (represent!) was at a school dance, and this song came on... one thing led to another, and I think I pissed off my date/meet-up and she ran into the bathroom. For some reason I followed her in, and then got in trouble with the chaperone.

Second song would have to be Milli Vanilli, Blame It On The Rain. I was in my school's chorus (apparently I had a great voice before my balls dropped) and we had to sing that at one recital, or whatever those things are called.

Finally, when I loved down in Key West, I went through a serious phase of listening to gangsta rap, especially N.W.A. Their album N.W.A. and The Posse was a favorite... I must've listened to that every day, wearing my tape out.

High School - In a word: Aerosmith. I don't think anything entered my radar like Get A Grip did. That album is still one of my all-time favorites. Everytime I hear Crazy, Amazing, or Cryin', I flash back to concerts at the E-Centre... same goes for Dave Matthews. "Smoked just enough to get hungry"...

College - Barenaked Ladies, definitely. It's during college that I listened to them the most, and went to all the concerts. Plus, it was one of the few musical similarities Amber and I had, so it's one of the few bands that reminds me of college. Also, most 80's songs (especially Bon Jovi)... I know that sounds weird, but 80's songs reminds me of Velveeta, the best cover band in Happy Valley.

5. Total music files on your PC:
This is either sad, or refreshing. At work, I only have about a dozen CDs ripped onto my drive, with 133 songs. And at home, I stopped downloading songs after Kazaa got really crappy, so I imagine I have less than 1,000 songs, and half of those are probably ripped from my own CDs.

6. Song for listening to repeatedly when depressed:
Hmph.. when I'm depressed I watch TV. But if I had to put a song on repeat to get me out of a funk, it'd be Foo Fighters Everlong. Favorite song, always cheers me up. Either that, or Limp Bizkit's Break Stuff, because if I'm depressed, it helps me release my anger. Finally, the Magnolia soundtrack, i.e. anything by Amie Mann is a good.

7. Song that sounds British, but isn't:
Ummm... I thought Modest Mouse was British... are they? That Float On sounds a tad elitist.

8. Song you love, band you hate:
Let's see, I hate Nirvana, but love Rape Me... take of that what you will. After the over-exposure I had to U2 in college, I grew to hate them, but the song Stuck In A Moment got me to like them again.

9. A favorite song from the past that took ages to track down:
Life Is A Highway by Tom Cochrane... couldn't remember who sang it, but man if that wasn't an awesome song. For albums, the only one I had to track down, i.e. special order, was William Shatner's The Transformed Man.

10. Bought the album for one good song:
Hee, I have plenty of these, but the first that comes to mind is Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals for The Dope Show. I swear, I think I've listened to the album once, and never put it on my player again.

11. Worst Song to Get Stuck in your Head:
Does Little Bunny Foo-Foo count?

12. Best song to dump a beer on someone's head to, then storm out of the bar?
This must be a chick thing. Why would you waste a perfectly good beer?

13. Who should do this next?
I'll say Kate or MC Hairtrigger. One, because K is much better at the music stuff than me, and MC... well, I'd like to know his music taste.

posted by Holz | 10:15 AM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (4)


I'll definitely take a stab at this when I have some time (need to get a lot of crap done at work today so I can leave in time for a concert tonight), but I already have some ideas.

Modest Mouse hails from Oregon, but I can see how you thought they were British. Can't remember, but at one point I may have also thought that, because they were popular in Britain long before the got famous in the good ol' USofA.

By Blogger Kate, at 2/04/2005 11:32 AM  

Okay Holz, here you go.

By Blogger Kate, at 2/05/2005 5:14 PM  

I hate how this seemed so easy for you. Hate. Thats a song, right? Where's that meme?

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