Monday, May 23, 2011

Days 16 - 25 - The Mega Post

Okay, okay. I'm a terrible blogger.  Here I went and did the 30 days of music in order to keep on posting something, and I totally got a big ol' F in Blogging 101.

I'm compiling the days that I have missed into one ginormous post.  I know you're all just on the edge of your seats with suspense.

Well, wait no more, Dear Readers! Here you go.


Day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
I remember the day my cousin Shawn introduced me to this song. I thought this song was so cool - mainly because my cousin did.



Day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
I listen to the classic rock station.  And they play this song pretty regularly.


Day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
Wow. This may not seem like it would be tough, but it is. I mean, I think I've pretty much driven the point home that I prefer classic rock over all this Lady Gaga/ Justin Bieber stuff.  I'm not "hip" - listening to some obscure Celtic banjo trio that covers Bon Jovi songs. (Unless there is such a thing, and then DUDE I'm there!) Most of what I listen to is already on the radio. I know. LAME.  Now, this song actually has been on the radio - lots. But not this better version.


Day 19 - a song from your favorite album
I honestly have no idea what my favorite album is. I don't. Really. Believe it. But, I do have a favorite album cover of all time, and since this little Month O' Music Extravaganza doesn't specify the reason why it's your favorite album, I'm using it.  You get extra points if you can name the album. 



Day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry
Eh. Once again. I don't have any idea. I don't have a "go to" angry song.  I listen to a lot of Tool when I'm tickered off.  When I'm pissed, I want to hear something loud. I wanna hear some heavy guitar. I wanna hear somebody yelling about something.  I remember listening to this song in my first car - blasting it as loud as my Pioneer stereo would play it. *Warning* This is an angry song. It's loud. There's cussing. If you get offended by loud, guitar driven rock songs with the f-bomb, then you should probably just skip on down to Day 21.



Day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy
I mean, seriously? Do I need to explain this?


Day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad


Day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
I already posted the song that Chris and I had our first dance to. We danced to this one, too. Such a sweet little song.



Day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
It's a bit morbid thinking of songs you want played at your own funeral. This song came to mind immediately. I don't think the lyrics apply to me, I just like the song. I think it's pretty. That's all. 



Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh
There are lots of songs that make me laugh. I like comedy. But, for the sake of being current, I'm choosing this one as my Day 25 pick.




Whew. Okay. I'm caught up. For now. Hopefully I can keep it going.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 15 - All I want is to have my piece of pie

Day 15 - A song that describes you

Well, that's not difficult at all. Pick a song - one song - out of the whole entire universe that describes you.  Good grief.  I have no idea - not the slightest inkling of a song that describes me.
Is there a song whose subject is a mom, wife, full time working outside of the home, fun-loving, easy-going blonde girl? Yeah, I didn't think so.

But, I did have luck.I remembered this song and it pretty well sums up my attitude.  Here ya go:



Fun fact about this song: When I was little, I thought the lyrics were "Piece of Pie" I sang it like that for years, and sometimes I still do. :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Day 14 - Yes, I like this song. Believe it.

Day 14 - A song no one expects you to like


I'm not sure that anything in my musical library would surprise anyone. I have a wide variety of music from bluegrass to r&b.  I am a sucker for 90s grunge music. I know, but I just can't help it.  But, and this is a big but, there is one band that I can honestly say that I've never enjoyed - and they are kinda the epitome of 90s grunge music: Pearl Jam.  Eddie Vedder's voice...just...ugh....not a fan.

But, I really really like this song. It's the guitar licks. I dig it. And I still have no idea what the heck he's saying.





Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 13 - Spaghetti Arms

Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure

C'mon, folks. Let's be serious here. If you were to look at all the tracks on my iPod, you'd be all "Oh my God. Her entire music library is a guilty pleasure." And you'd be right. I dig it. If I can sing it, or do that head-bob thing that I consider dancing to it, then it's probably on there.
But, I really do genuinely like this song. And not just because of the kitsch factor. I sing it. I get really into it. I look like a total dillweed in my over-sized sunglasses in my mom-mobile blasting it at a stoplight.
Two words: Swazyze Crazy
I remember loving Dirty Dancing as a kid. I dunno if it was because my mom liked it so much, and would watch it over, or if it was because the actors could dance and I really admired that.  I remember one of the few times that we had HBO, this movie played over and over and I would watch it as much as I could.
Maybe there is a bit of a nostalgic factor to this song, but I still like it to this day.





Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 12 - Do Dooot Do Do Doo

Day 12 - A song from a band you hate

I can't bear the thought of actually searching for a song from Dickelback - I mean, Nickelback. So, instead, I'm stealing my friend Channing's idea and posting a song that will get stuck in your head. :)

And I guarantee, it's a song you like.



Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 11 - He's got such a supple wrist

Day 11 - A song from your favorite band

Wow. What a toughie. In the past, I'd never hesitate to say that Pink Floyd was my favorite band of all time.  But, now, while I'm still a fan and seeing David Gilmour in the flesh is still on my bucket list, I can't honestly say that they're my favorite band.  They are in my top 3. Along with The Eagles and The Who.  
And really - what a tough decision that is.  They are two totally completely different bands and different styles - yet they both very much appeal to me.  
So, at the moment, I went The Who.  Roger Daltrey is friggin' awesome. I mean, look at him... he's the epitome of 70s rock star. 
I had originally picked the song "The Seeker", but the Husband gave me the evil eye when I mentioned it. I went with this instead:



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 10 - Ambien Shmambien

Day 10 - A song you can fall asleep to

I must admit, I haven't listened to music in bed since I was in high school.  And that was, well... a...uh...long time ago.  Chris is usually still awake watching tv when I go to sleep, so I usually fall asleep to "Mythbusters" or "How I Met Your Mother" reruns.
But, if I were to listen to music whilst trying to fall asleep, I imagine that this would be a fantastic song to attempt to drift off to.


*Yaawwn*

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hey, let's waste some money!

Did you know that actual scientific studies have shown that men are generally more happy than women? Well, big surprise there, Dr. Scientist. Really? You spent money researching this? I mean, really, what do you expect from such simple creatures?




 
Their last name stays put.
The garage is all theirs.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack.
They can never be pregnant.
They can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
They can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell them the truth.
The world is their urinal.
They never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just "too icky."
They don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Same work, more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.
People never stare at their chest when they're talking to them.
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle their feet.
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
They know stuff about tanks.
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
They can open all their own jars.
They get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite them, he or she can still be their friend.
Their underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
They almost never have strap problems in public.
They are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. 

The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. 
They only have to shave their face and neck.
They can play with toys all their life.
One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.
They can wear shorts no matter how their legs look. 

They can "do" their nails with a pocket knife. 
They have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache

They can do Christmas shopping for 10 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes. 
Seriously? No wonder men are happier. 







Day 09 - Oh Wee Oh Wee Oh

Day 09 - A song you can dance to

Well, folks, just get ready, because as soon as you hit "play" you'll be up outta your chair doing the Charlie Brown.  Well, I don't really know for sure if that's the move you'll be doing or not - but you'll at least bob your head! I promise! As Jay and Silent Bob profess, it's the greatest band of all time!




Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 08 - Josie's on a Vacation Far Away

Day 08 - A song you know all the words to

I freaking love this song. And I know all the words.  And this video is all kinds of 80s awesome. Guys with big hair, spandex, and art - all it needs is for someone to be welding and sparks flying everywhere - but all in all - A+. I dare you not to sing it! Enjoy!



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 07 - Captain Hook

Day 07 - A Song That Reminds You of an Event

Okay, so I'm not sure if this would actually classify as an "event", but oh well. I'm doin' it anyway.
So, before Chris and I were married we went to Nashville one weekend to hang out with David, a good friend of Chris's.
We were in the car driving - just blaring music - stuff I wasn't familiar with - but the boys knew - and they were just singing their little hearts out. The top was down on the Mustang, wind in our hair - it was right out of an Aerosmith video. Chris popped in a cd. A cd that coincidentally, he had bought on our first date.
It was this song he played first. It was good.  And we listened to it several times that weekend. At one point, David told me that this song was about Captain Hook.
Well.
Now that just makes the song ten times more fantastic.  I listened to this song for YEARS. I enthusiastically told people it was about Captain Hook. Yes, this song is great. It's about Captain Hook! How can it not be the tits?! I mean, really, people? Have you no sense of awesome?
After listening to this song for 6 years now- come to find out, the song is not about Captain Hook. At all. I don't even really know what it's about. So, yes, I'm a dillhole. But, everytime I hear this song, I think about driving through Nashville one night thinking I was singing about Captain Hook.



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 06 - Satellites and Airplanes

So, Day 06 in my 30 Days O' Music is a song that reminds me of somewhere.
This is a bit cheesy, I admit it.  But this song reminds me of my trip to Hawaii back in high school.  Oh, yeah, 300 band kids on Waikiki Beach. Madness ensued, but it sure was one helluva trip.  Our plane tickets were arranged alphabetically, so we didn't get to sit where we wanted.  I ended up sitting next to a guy that played saxophone that I had talked to a few times. He had brought his Discman with an extra set of headphones.  Desperate to do anything but watch the in-flight movie "Bicentennial Man" I took the offered headphones and was subsequently tortured to listen to Dave Matthews for several hours because "the next song is sooo awesome!" (It wasn't.) And now, every time I hear this song, I think of sitting on that airplane wearing my white t-shirt emblazoned with a bright orange "M" (for my school) just waiting to land - or for those damn batteries in that Discman to give out.




Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Deciphering the words of a woman

Ladies, we are such complex creatures. We have our language and sometimes men just need a little help.  If your man is having trouble deciphering you, then give him this handy-dandy little list o' definitions of words that women routinely say - and they're actual meaning.  Please feel free to add to this list if you think of something that might help those of the male persuasion.



1.) Fine : This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
2.) Five Minutes : If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
3.) Nothing : This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
4.) Go Ahead : This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
5.) Loud Sigh : This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
6.) That's Okay : This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
7.) Thanks : A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' , that will bring on a 'whatever')
8.) Whatever : Is a woman's way of saying GO TO HELL
9.) Don't worry about it, I got it : Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3. 





Day 05 - Memories

Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone

I am a song hoarder. I admit it.
I get emotionally attached to songs. I will keep songs on my iPod that I don't really like, but will leave them because they remind of something that makes me happy.  It's a good thing I hoard music and not stuff.  Anywho, everytime I hear this song - I will think of my husband and my boys. Every single time.
This is the song that Chris and I danced to at our wedding. And now that we have kids, I can't help but think of them, too.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 04 - Get the kleenex

Day 04 - A song that makes you sad

This one. Every stinking time. Especially now that I have kids.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 03 - Footos

Day 03 - A song that makes you happy.

Wow. What a challenge.  A song that makes me happy? Sheesh. There are songs that I like to listen to when I'm happy. But a song that makes me happy?  I actually put quite a bit of thought into this one.  Everytime this song comes up on my iPod, I always play it. I never skip it. I like this song. I like to turn this song up and sing along with it - and it makes me happy - which just happens to be the criteria for today's song.  Oh, and the video is fantastical, too.  (Which totally explains the title of this entry.)