Thursday, June 19, 2008

Music Meme....earlier this month, Kim tagged me for a music meme. The rules are: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

Okay, I love music...mostly rock n' roll, but also blues, metal, some country, some jazz, some rap, and some classical. Things have changed for me musically in the last few years though. I don't join clubs to purchase music anymore, and I pretty much just listen to what's on the radio (rock and metal stations, not really top 40). This is because most of "my" music is on cassettes, and cars only have CD players there days. (I was a "holdout", refusing to convert media! I have purchased a few CD's so my son could add the music to his Ipod, though.) Now I have 500+ cassettes that I can only play at home or on my Walkman, along with about a dozen albums (vinyl!) and 20 or so 45's (more vinyl!). Sure, now I have an Ipod that my son gave me, and it holds 30 GB of music...which is a lot. That's nice, but then I have to sit down and make playlists, unless I want it to play random music, and that's too much trouble right now. (Yes, I'm both lazy and busy :) It's so much easier to just open my Walkman and put in a tape...I feel old when I type this, but it's the truth. So until I'm all "hooked up", my song list will just be stuff I like in general. I wanted to go nuts and scan in old concert pics from waaay back, but my scanner is very bogus. So here goes, in no particular order:

1.) Mailyn Manson-The Dope Show... (Not just because this was the most recent concert I attended) I really enjoy the music and his whole "anti-mainstream" attitude.

2.) Prince-Irrisitible Bitch...Yea, you won't be hearing this song on the radio anytime soon! I've always enjoyed his music, and I think he's very talented (not just a "Little Richard" rip-off as some have contended.)

3.) Disturbed-Down With the Sickness...Hard and loud metal (the best kind!) I did see these guys in concert, and it was awesome! (Heh, with earplugs, of course!)

4.) Son Seals-Fridgedaire Woman...Very amusing blues tune about a cold woman, "She opened up her mouth and a light came on" it!

5.) David Allen Coe-Cheap Thrills...This guy is as "un-PC" as you can get, and this is one of the cleaner songs. But I have to agree with the idea of being attracted to "cheap thrills" (you don't always have to act on it, of course! ;-)

6.) Tom Jones-Sex Bomb...He was always my mom's favorite, and I enjoy his voice and the various song covers he releases. He did a cool version of Prince's song "Kiss".

7.) Norah Jones-Don't Know Why...This got a lot of radio play, but I heard her sing it on a late show and picked it up before then. I still really like it, and her voice is just phenominal!

Since I don't follow the rules....

8.) Paul Simon-Late in the Evening...Actually, I like all his music, but I picked this one here. I got to see him in the 80' I want to see him again!

9.) James Taylor-I Was Only Telling a Lie...I've never been able to get any radio station to play this, even though it's not dirty. Certainly not his primary style, but it's a song I still hear in my head when I think about certain guys ;-)

10.) Eminem-My Dad's Gone Crazy...This is one of those artists that used to elicit "Turn that crap down!" from me toward my son until I actually listened. (Maybe I'm not that old after all :)

This exercise got me thinking about other lists, like "cryin' songs". Mine would be short for the "guaranteed tears": Taps and Amazing Grace. I swear, once they play either of those at a funeral, they never sound the same. Then there's the "makin' love" songs. This is highly subjective, varying wildly according to situation. A short list would include:

1.) Marvin Gaye-Sexual Healing...hey man, what can I say :)

2.) Dire Straits-Down to the Waterline

3.) Loverboy-Take Me to the Top

4.) McCartney and Wings-Letting Go

But then sometimes you make your own music, you know? And in the interest of further breaking the rules, I'm not going to tag anyone. Feel free to play along, of course! :)


vonne said...

God, I'm so far behind the rest of the world in music, it's sad.
I love lots of different music, but I'm mostly stuck in the 70's hard rock or Blues.
I have advanced a bit over the years though. :)
This is what's in my CD player right now --

Santana - "Supernatural"
Keb' Mo' -- "Keb' Mo'"
Buddy Guy -- "Damn right I've got the Blues"
Dixie Chicks - "Long Road Home"

The 'funeral' song that just tore me up recently was -- Vince Gill's -"Go Rest High On That Mountain.

As far as sex -- Anything by Luther Vandross. *Sigh*

I love James Taylor too. And MY mom LOVED Tom Jones too, but I got the feeling she loved the way he looked in his pants, just as much as she loved his voice. heh

lisa said...

Nice selection! I'm not familiar with the Vince Gill song, but I really enjoy his "When Love Finds You". I was dating a delicious man who was killed in a car accident a few years ago, and at his funeral they sang "I'll Fly Away" (like on the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou")'s all I can do to hear it anymore. Luther Vandross? Oh yea, I'm with you on that! ;-) Funny about Tom Jones-I bet that was MY mom's motivation too, though she'd never admit it. :)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Alright, you two... you're creeping me out with this Tom Jones stuff! lol.

I'm down the Disturbed, Eminem, and some Marilyn Manson, though. And I'm TOTALLy with you on Prince--'Little Red Corvette' is still my favorite, but it's hard not to sing along with 'Kiss'... and 'Purple Rain' is a great club-music slow song.

Way fun list, Lisa--thanks for playing along!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

OH I almost forgot, I'm following your wavelength here on the Paul Simon, too. On the way home from Ottawa I put the S&G Concert in Central Park on. I SO love "Me & Julio," and "Homeward Bound" from that CD. :)

lisa said...

Aw, you're not a fan of Tom? Heh, maybe it's an "over 40" thing. ;-) Paul Simon sure IS talented! The year I saw him, he was touring with a bunch of African musicians caught up in Aparteid (sp?), and one of the musicians I got to see performing was murdered when he returned home. Makes me appreciate living in this country, George Bush and all!