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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Auntie Meme! Auntie Meme!

Tagged again, and this is a fun one. (Oog, that reminds me that I've had this one I ganked from Eric Meyer in my blog.txt file for ages, gotta get that one up too...). Anyway. From Landismom over at Bumblebee Sweet Potato:
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they are any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.
Right, well, I haven't learned how to put a song in a web page. I know I am woefully behind on the whole internet-music-thing, and if I were Zazzafooky I'd be all "Click to listen, right-click to download" and then I would be just Too. Damn. Cool. But I'm not, and I am really sorry about that. If I'd-a known this meme was coming, I woulda figured it out.

So I'll start with the song virus that is in my head right this very minute: Riot Van, by the Arctic Monkeys. This is new to us, and I'm really liking it. And yeah, I bought the tickets. Even if I can't surprise him, this show's gonna be too good to miss.

Then there's Marvin Gaye's Can I Get a Witness. So much fun, that song is. Makes me hop around the kitchen. Also, the opening piano bit reminds me of something...the Sesame Street theme song, maybe. Which came first? Who cares, it's cool.

I love, love, LOVE Mando Diao lately. I got Bring 'Em In for DrBob for Christmas, and let him keep it for almost 40 minutes before I stole it back. Poke around the site, check out the lyrics, observe how they make absolutely no sense. Fabulous. Sheepdog is the first track on that one, the hook I suppose. Worked on me.

Speaking of shrieking Swedes, The Hives' B is for Brutus? Best. Riff. EVER! This is the song that makes me dance like I'm being riddled with bullets. But, you know, in a good way.

Shy, by Ani DiFranco. Yeah. Take that, motherfucker.

Hm, Lighten up a bit? Okey-dokey! RuPaul's A Little Bit of Love, just to show I'm not all about the angry stuff. I am, however, all about jumping around the kitchen.

I'd love to include some Talking Heads, something by the Cure, maybe Violent Femmes or XTC? We just bought Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, which reminds me of all of those. Here, it says on their site that you can listen to Over and Over Again (Lost and Found), and they won't mind.

Is that seven? Okay, then!

Seven people to tag:
~d. Mentions music in her profile, and I've been meaning to ask anyway.
Jeneane. Actually, I don't think Jeneane does memes. But I bet she knows a lot of good music, so this is worth a try.
Amber. Because I bet Amber's cool enough to know how to actually link to .mp3 files. If that's legal.
Elemmaciltur. Quick, before you leave! What will you be listening to on that 13-hour flight, when the barbarians won't let you knit?
Kevin. Because he's neglecting his blog lately, and to give Kelly a break. Since she called me "bad" the last time I tagged her. Hmph.
James. Getting to knoooooow yoooou, la-la-la...Also running out of unique reasons.
Mabel. Just wondering.


landismom said...

Thanks for playing! I never would have guessed those:)

alala said...

Yeah, well, those are just today. Tomorrow I'll prolly be all country-gospel, and then saturday back to Kate Bush, Ani, and Mary Lou Lord. You just never know, with me.

James said...

alala: I am going to answer here because I don't want to infect others. I hope you understand.
1.Dieser Weg by Xavier Naidoo. (I am not sure what the lyrics mean, but I know I like the song.)
2.Love Generation by Bob Sinclair (I think this is the them song for the World Cup)
3. Aufstehn by Seeed. (I first heard this song on DW in San Francisco on cable channel 32)
4. Get Together by Madonna.
5. Dontcha' by the Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes
6. Flawless (Go to the City) by George Michael (this one will make you jump around the kitchen!) :)
7. It' My Life by No Doubt (which is a remake of an 80's song by the same name that I use to love!)

~d (tilde) said...

OK! Done! and I am trying to get Artic Monkeys and Mando Diao AS WE SPEAK...( is this speaking??? )
I would like to re-do this again in like say a month and see what changes, you know???

How are you?
and when is your UPCOMING birthday? I fall into the zodiac sign of Aries...

Amber said...

I am sooo not cool enough to know how to do it... but I am way cool enough to know someone who is ;)

It is totally all about the who you know not the what you know in this blogging business!

Elemmaciltur said...

I'll get to that meme in a min...when I update my last entry...I'm just waiting for the video to upload.

mabel said...

I will so do this! Wow - I got tagged... am I a loser because I am happy about that? Should I act aloof to be cool? Too late for that...