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24 March 2004 @ 04:55 pm
That windmill sure *looked* like a dragon.  
Okay, so I think that we've broached the topic of my neurosis as a group before, but let's go play in that sandbox again, because, really, there are times when I see what I'm doing and I can only shake my head because I? Have reached a level of absurdity so profound that it's sublime, to quote Lyra.

Today there were all sorts of things I was going to do. There were all sorts of things I *should have done*, and I was up early enough to do them, too! For instance, I should have called to see if my glasses were ready. I should have done reading for class. I should have written my next workshop story, or at the very least more fic. (By the by, Clark's found his way home, and boy have I missed that boy. *gives him a big sloppy kiss right on the cheek*) Do you know what I did today? I decided to catologue all of the music I have with me.

Now, before I go on, I'll admit that I'm kind of crazy about music. I have absolutely no musical ability, but I'm pretty much incapable of existing with out music playing. It's a white noise thing, partially, I think, but at any rate at all hours of my life music *must* be playing. (It's a quirk. Go with it.) Because of this my cd collection is...extensive, to say the least. Now, when I'm traveling for over a week, I like to take the bulk of my cds with me. Just in case I absolutely *must* listen to both Johnny Cash and Mindless Self Indulgence within a four hour span. (I'm moody, what can I say? Also, this is the thinking that underpins the entirety of my packing process, so I pretty much always end up packing a bloody steamer trunk no matter where I'm going and for how long. Yet another quirk. I did mention the fact that I'm utterly crazy, right? Good, I thought so.)

So. Anyway. I've got most of my cds with me. I type up all the names of my cds -- the reasoning behind this decision is now lost to me. I think it had something to do with trying to figure out what kind of a portrait of my musical tastes my cd collection gave, because it's like not even half the amount that was on my computer pre-computer-death, and I feel that it's pretty unfinished. Then, as I'm doing this, I realize that I have like, a bajillion and a half mix cds (which roughly translates to over twenty). And I think to myself, "Self, wouldn't it be a good idea to listen to those and type up all the songs that are on them?"

And of course, I think this is a great idea (I mean, natch -- I had it, right? *rolls eyes*) so I get to it. For the first hour, this is diverting/entertaining/interesting. Then it's a mission. Then it's a journey down memory lane. Now? I'm pretty much calling it a lost cause. What's funny is that lyra_sena has become infected with the Righteous Quixotic Fervor and is now trying to help me figure out names of songs I can't remember.

What's cool, though, is that as I did this I ran across three cds that a friend and I made as musical punishment for the people we worked with. This was after the Week of Nothing But Led Zeppelin, and as much as I like Led Zeppelin there comes a time when it induces gnashing of teeth. (Day Three of the week, btw.) So we made

Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
I Wanna (?) - The Spice Girls
Like the Deserts Miss the Rain - Lisa Stanfield
Livin’ La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Just Like A Pill - Pink
Saved the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
Don’t You Want Me, Baby - (?)
Macarena - Los del Rio
The Boy is Mine - Brandy and Monica
I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) - Meatloaf
Don’t Turn Around - Ace of Base
Whatever, Wherever - Shakira
Ooh, I Want You - Savage Garden
The Right Stuff - New Kids on the Block
Oops, I Did it Again - Britney Spears
It’s All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion

I Want Candy - ?
I Like Big Butts - Six Mixalot
Calculus - 2ge+her
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - WHAM!
Glory of Love (punk cover) - ?
What a Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera
Shoop - Salt ‘n Peppa
Venus - Bananarama
Thong Song - Sisqo
What’s My Age Again? - Blink 182
Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad - Meatloaf
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Mambo No. 5 - ?
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Six Feet From the Edge - Creed
The End of the Road - Boys II Men

Here I Go Again On My Own - Whitesnake
You Gotta Be - Desree
I Swear - Spice Girls
To Be With You - Mr. Big
Say My Name - Destiny’s Child
Tearin’ Up My Heart - ‘N Sync
Don’t Let Me Get Me - Pink
Must Have Been Love - Roxanne
Complicated - Avril Lavigne
Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
All That She Wants - Ace of Base
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
Walkin’ on Broken Glass - Annie Lennox
All The Things She Said - Tatu
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams
Summer Girls - L.F.O.
Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield


*grins* It might seem like a particularly evil thing to do, but how many times in a row could *you* listen to Kashmir, huh?



And then I came across a couple of cds that were just...so emblematic of their times.

First semester, last year:

1. American Girl - Goo Goo Dolls
Till I Hear it From You - Gin Blossoms
Things Have Changed - Bob Dylan
Who Loves the Sun - Velvet Underground
My Generation - The Who
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Paperback Writer - The Beatles
Needle in the Hay - Elliott Smith

2. Let Me Touch You For a While - Allison Krauss + Union Station
Angie - The Rolling Stones
Maria - Willie Nelson
Don’t Let Me be Lonely - James Taylor
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
The General - Dispatch
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Flake - Jack Johnson
Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan


Second Semester last year:

Don’t Stand So Close To Me - The Police
WAR - (?)
I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett
The Way You Make Me Feel - Micheal Jackson
Come on Feel the Noise - Quiet Riot
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Drink ‘n Fight - (?)
Santeria - Sublime
Dreamweaver - Kansas
Ain’t That A Kick in the Head - Frank Sinatra
One More Time - (?)
Another Little Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Because I Got High - Afroman
Pink -Aerosmith
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
Night Shift - O. A. R.
Love Rollercoaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Walking in Memphis - Cher
Rock the Casbah - The Clash
Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater Revival

First semester, this year:

Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Kiss - Prince
Rosa Parks - Outkast
Every You, Every Me - Placebo
Androgyny -Garbage
Crooked Crown - The Anniversary
Feel - Robbie Williams
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police
Hella Good - No Doubt
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
Side - Travis
Sunday Morning After - Amanda Marshall
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
Here is Gone - Goo Goo Dolls
Quasimodo - Lifehouse
Angels Would Fall - Melissa Etheridge


Nowish:

Venus in Furs - Velvet Underground
Green Eyes - Coldplay
Sexy Boy - AIR
Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Clark Gable - The Postal Service
The Scientist - Coldplay
Last Cigarette - Dramarama
Island in the Sun - Weezer
Mad World - Gary Jules
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
Whoever You Are - Geggy Tah
Kill Bill Theme - Hotei Tomoyasu
Haydn Cello Concerto in D, 2. Adiagio - Yo Yo Ma
Beautiful - Belle & Sebastian
Ready or Not - The Fugees
Man of Steel - Aphrodite

 
 
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
Current Music: Sneaker Pimps - Low Place Like Home
 
 
 
What the hell is up with the mummy?!: wickedserialkarma on March 24th, 2004 02:24 pm (UTC)
I Want Candy! by Bow Wow Wow!

ahem. back to perusing your mixes, which are hella fun.
What the hell is up with the mummy?!serialkarma on March 24th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC)

also, Mambo No. 5 is by Lou Bega. or Vega. Shit, one of those two.

And that third punishment CD? You are eeeevil.
Alyalyt on March 24th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC)
You're cracking me up. I tried to make a massive database of all my music a few months ago. Then I gave up. It's impossible!

Here's a few answers:

I Wanna (?) - The Spice Girls (Wannabe)

Like the Deserts Miss the Rain - Lisa Stanfield (Missing by Everything but the Girl)

Don’t You Want Me, Baby - (?) (Human League)