I’ve decided to take my friend Laura up on her challenge to all her “bloggy” friends -the challenge is to write 30 posts in 30 days. Her post includes a list of 30 topics, so that will help. Oh, and “bloggy” is a really gross adjective – kinda makes the skin crawl.
Number one on the list is “Your Favorite Song.” I love music, and I have been blessed first with 2 brothers who are fiendishly into music and now with a husband who also is a huge music lover. So, my whole life I have had the pleasure of listening to really excellent music without putting forth any effort whatsoever. It’s awesome.
It’s really difficult to narrow down my favorites into a single song. Really, really hard. I don’t like really, really hard things, so instead I’ll narrow it down to a collection of some of my favorite bands and/or songs:
- Modest Mouse – The Good Times are Killing Me
- Arcade Fire – Neighborhood 1
- Weezer – Sweater song
- Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope – the whole album makes me feel like crying for some reason.
- Johnny Cash – Hurt
- Crazy Heart Sountrack – Ryan Bingham doing The Weary Kind
- Aphex Twin – Girl/Boy song
- Modeselektor – 2000007 feat Zay-wro Zay-wro Zay-wro Zay-wro Zay-wro sept
- Badly Drawn Boy
- AND Basement Jaxx, Beastie Boys, Band of Horses, Okkervil River, The Shins, etc.
Oh yeah, and I like Evanescence. DON’T JUDGE ME!! Or, at least I like the lead singer’s voice. It’s pretty. That’s the BAD thing about being associated with with well-informed appreciators of music. They mock me when I like Evanescence and random songs by Katy Perry. For some reason it’s okay for them to like Robyn, but I get all sorts of eyes rolled at me if I like “Poker Face.”
Obviously, I can’t narrow it down to one, favorite song. That’s a list of a few songs that readily come to mind however. I tried scrolling through our music library to remind myself of others, but we have 2307 artists in our libraray and 94.5 Gee Bees of music. I gave up before I got out of the As. I really need to update my iPod though. I wonder if Media Monkey could make me a 15 GB random play list. That’s the only way I’m ever going to listen to some of that obscure stuff in there.
Any music recommendations for me? Benny, this is your turn to speak up. I’m sure you could name 20 artists I would totally love and of whom I’ve never heard.