Thursday, July 28, 2005

we're looking for people like yourselves

Before I get started on this increasingly stupid entry, everyone's been reading this, right? It's making my Fridays go much faster.

Okay, hi. I had it all planned out – I was going to tackle the Top 100 albums thing. Eventually. Okay, hi again, it’s impossible to think of my Top 100 albums. Mostly because I have very few full albums I love ("kick" is one of the few.) To work out the mind-numbing madness/boredom in my noggin- (WHY. Why, pray tell, has this week seemed to drag on ad infinitum? Why am I suddenly 79 years old?) -here’s what I did during lunch, uh, and some all of the rest of the afternoon.

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MY TOP 100 SONGS THIS AFTERNOON, in no particular order at all.

1 PAINT BY NUMBER - Self
2 LOVER YOU SHOULD HAVE COME OVER - Jeff Buckley
3 MONKEY GONE TO HEAVEN - The Pixies
4 ME & JULIAN… – !!!
5 CARROT ROPE - Pavement
6 SIX DIFFERENT WAYS – The Cure
7 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT – The Nylons
8 HALF ACRE - Hem
9 RABBIT SONG - Goldcard
10 DEBASER- The Pixies
11 JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH - New Radicals
12 ANTHEM FOR A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL – Broken Social Scene
13 DISMEMBERMENT PLAN GETS RICH! – The Dismemberment Plan
14 FACE OF THE EARTH – The Dismemberment Plan
15 DAMN I WISH I WAS YOUR LOVER - Sophie B. Hawkins
16 BIRTHDAY - Sugarcubes
17 BLASPHEMOUS RUMORS – Depeche Mode
18 GUNS IN THE SKY - INXS
19 SPRING RELEASED – Grant Lee Phillips
20 CLOSE TO ME - The Cure
21 EVERY LITTLE COUNTS – New Order
22 GLORY - Liz Phair
23 GIRLFRIEND – Jesus & Mary Chain
24 CATTLE & THE CREEPING THINGS – The Hold Steady
25 CIGARETTES WILL KILL YOU – Ben Lee
26 LOVE WILL TEAR US APART – Joy Division
27 SEND FOR HENNY – Trash Can Sinatras
28 MARQUEE MOON - Television
29 NEED YOU AROUND – Smoking Popes
30 $300 – Soul Coughing
31 BLUE MONDAY - New Order
32 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE – The Beatles
33 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE – Happy Mondays
34 I WILL DARE - The Replacements
35 WHO DO YOU LOVE – George Thorogood and the Destroyers
36 THAT’S WHEN I REACH FOR MY REVOLVER – Mission of Burma
37 CHEMICALS - Notwist
38 EARN ENOUGH FOR US - XTC
39 WORLD EXPLODED– Bob Schneider
40 FAST CAR – Tracy Chapman
41 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME - The Jayhawks
42 DISPLACED – Azure Ray
43 WICKED GAME - Chris Isaak
44 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT – The Smiths
45 SO REAL – Okkervil River
46 SOUTHBOUND TO MARION – Rachel’s
47 SUN COMES UP, IT’S TUESDAY MORNING – Cowboy Junkies
48 MAGIC NUMBER – De La Soul
49 HESITATING BEAUTY – Billy Bragg & Wilco
50 PSYCHO KILLER or BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE - Talking Heads
51 FAREWELL TRANSMISSION – Songs:Ohia
52 FAME - David Bowie
53 ANGELES – Elliott Smith
54 GYROSCOPE – Dismemberment Plan
55 KRAZY WORLD – King Geedorah
56 DON'T LET'S START - They Might Be Giants
57 EVERYTHING COUNTS - Depeche Mode
58 SKELETON KEY – The Coral
59 EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE – Helio Sequence
60 RIGHTEOUSLY – Lucinda Williams
61 CRY, LITTLE SISTER – Gerard McMann
62 FIGHTING IN A SACK – The Shins
63 ANOTHER PEARL - Badly Drawn Boy
64 SWEET THING – Van Morrison
65 GUITAR STRINGS AND FOOLISH THINGS – Cash Brothers
66 ME & MIA – Ted Leo & Pharmacists
67 LA BREEZE - Simian
68 PURE ROCK FURY - Clutch
69 AIN’T THAT ENOUGH - Teenage Fanclub
70 FAIRLEE – Matt Pond PA
71 I’M A PRETENDER – Exploding Hearts
72 LAY LADY LAY - Bob Dylan
73 THE WEIGHT - The Band
74 ROUNDS – Four Tet
75 I DON’T KNOW WHAT I CAN SAVE YOUR FROM – Kings of Convenience
76 VICTORIA – Old 97s
77 NUTHIN BUT A G THANG – Dr. Dre
78 SO. CENTRAL RAIN - REM
79 TOO FAR DOWN – Husker Du
80 TOWER OF STRENGTH – The Mission UK
81 LITTLE ATOMS – Elvis Costello
82 LOSER - Beck
83 I LOVE THE UNKNOWN - Clem Snide
84 YOUNG LIONS – The Constantines
85 KIMBERLY AUSTIN – Porno for Pyros
86 BREAK IT DOWN AGAIN – Tears for Fears
87 WILDFLOWERS - Tom Petty
88 MERCY STREET – Peter Gabriel
89 HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF – Duran Duran
90 1CE AGAIN – A Tribe Called Quest
91 ALL NITE DINER – Modest Mouse
92 SIDEWALK- Built to Spill
93 JEZABEL – 10000 Maniacs
94 COOL IT NOW – New Edition
95 TRAIN IN VAIN- The Clash
96 FOR THE WINDOWS IN PARADISE- Sufjan Stevens
97 HEY LADIES - Beastie Boys
98 NITE AND FOG- Mercury Rev
99 BRYANT LAKE BOWLER – This Perfect Day
100 MIAMI BEACH - Swervedriver

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(In other music news, cause I'm always so late to the party usually attendees are already drunk and hooking up: I finally saw the video for "16 Military Wives" last night and I fell in love a little.)

Now you try. Or something. I DON’T KNOW HOW MEMES WORK, PEOPLE.

6 comments:

tom said...

I am happy to bow to your superior musical knowledge. This is a good list, better than the indie-pop jumble that I would produce.

But I don't get the New Radicals inclusion. And I've seen them on the lists of a lot of people whose taste I respect. But to me they just sound like someone made a Successories poster into music.

The Governess said...

the New Radicals are horrible. It's a terrible CD. Truly awful. ANd yet this one. single. song. is my downfall.

Also, it' sin a Mandy Moor movie. You can start throwing rocks now. How do I even KNOW THAT???????

That and the New Edition inclusion. Don't forget New Edition!

Besides, this is all bound to change by tomorrow.

The Governess said...

OH WAIT.

"Just can't Get Enough." Not this one.

I've changed it.

The Deceiver said...

I am a closet Sophie B. Hawkins fan.

Also: "Every Little Counts"...so underrated.

Once again, you=awesome.

The Governess said...

every little counts was my favorite song, for years.

it's really the dumbest new order song. i love it.

nm said...

wow, thanks for that taleoftwocities link!