Reversing the Numbness

Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

This is also my 300th post. I didn't stick with making paper models, but I guess I stuck with blogging!

I can't really think of a good theme today. I considered songs that remind us of movies, but I'm thinking I maybe did that one already. I thought about songs of celebration, being that it's Friday and this is a tricentennial post and all, but I'm not really feeling that much either.

Anyone have an idea for a theme this week? If not, let's just do a free-for-all. I'll start with this:



Next week my blog pal Devil Mood will be guest hosting Friday Music.

29 comments:

Rob Zero said...

Here's a theme: Different songs with the same name.

Ramones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEsUIwlggSA&feature=related
Iggy Pop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHpWMhDKR0&feature=related

The Dalai Mama said...

Check this one out.

One of my faves from In Rainbows.  The song actually starts about 2 minutes in.  Feel free to skip to there.

 Here's one that's a little old-school.  I know you like it, though.

Chris said...

Oh... how I love the Joe Jackson and and the Howard Jones!!!
2 birds: 1 post...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2s4wbFAhFw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9nqCM8Ito8&feature=related

and as bonus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRrM6tfOHds&feature=related

I guess I just miss the days when people made music...

getto said...

Nice DM! I love HoJo. I saw him at Red Rocks in '84. I was just thinking I need to put him on my iPod.
Along the 80's line, check this business:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P_TV-gierM
This was the first video I ever saw on MTV. Plus the beginning is cool.

Clash said...

Just watched Say Anything again the other day and seeing Lloyd Dobler holding his boom box up blasting this song is damn near iconic.

One of my favorite songs of all time……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXyX45A0Alk&feature=related

The Dalai Mama said...

Chris: Love "Head Over Heels"! I actually posted it in Friday music two weeks ago when Sleek had the 80s theme.

The Dalai Mama said...

The "Tears for Fears" one, btw.

Devil Mood said...

*eek* I'm jumping up and down with excitement!
I've already thought of a theme but I need an alternative, in case it has been used before. I'll contact you.

SleekPelt said...

Good topic, Rob. Here's my contribution:

"I Want You (She's So Heavy)"
The Beatles

"I Want You"
Bob Dylan

Devil Mood said...

Oh, I have one for I Want you.

(Elvis Costello + Fiona Apple here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiOmhOumh-w )

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

My sister loved Howard Jones and emulated his hairstyles. Here's my theme (which I just made up): Song titles based on the names of girls.

Blondie Maria - Catchy.
Iggy Pop Candy - Sweet.
Kaiser Chiefs Ruby - Poppy.
Scissor Sisters Mary - Poignant.
Franz Ferdinand Jacqueline - Raucous.
Cocteau Twins Persephone - Underrated.

The Dalai Mama said...

I cross-posted with rob zero, so I didn't catch that theme. I'm working on it, though...

The Dalai Mama said...

Okay, since I linked Radiohead's All I Need in my first post, here's another All I Need for you, Sleek.  I know you'll love this one!

 I also linked BR549 with Scott Avett doing Poison.  Here's another Poison.  Ohhh, this is too much fun!

 Sorry, can't think of another No One is to Blame.
 


 

Chris said...

To go along with Rob's topic of different songs with the same name...
"Songs with the same name that are polar opposites"... i mean like this different!


How about this WOMAN, and this WOMAN?




or how about IS THIS LOVE, and this IS THIS LOVE?


(Yes, I just learned to html link... and will from now on abuse it)

Chris said...

Holy Sh*t, DM... did you just pull out Jack Wagner!?! I definitely "Jr-High-boner-danced" to that song. There, I can admit it. :)

TMI?

Crusselldrums said...

(formerly Chris)

While I was at it, I decided to fix my profile info and pic.

*dalyn said...

Diamond Hoo Ha Man (aka Supergrass) - Bad Blood
Just released a new album... good for rockin' out.

The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution also new album out.

The Dalai Mama said...

OMG, Chris, you're killing me. And yes, I threw down some JW. "Jr-high-boner-danced"? Now my daughter is asking me what's so funny. How do you explain that one?

SleekPelt said...

rob: I can't think of a better way to start off a Friday than with the Ramones and Iggy Pop. It's a fine topic you chose.

dm: BR549 w/ Scott Avett -- that's a down-home ass-kicker right there. Must. See. Avetts; Great Radiohead song, just a couple of months till the show; HoJo -- what can I say? A classic, and you're right that I like it, of course.

chris: Tears for Fears -- more '80s bliss, an RtN encore; The Go Gos -- wow, I haven't heard this one in a long time. How about the shirt, hair, snap-dancing; Tribe -- now we're talking. Q-Tip is the man.

geto boy: A-Ha -- that is good business! I mean, motorcycle racing, art, hot chick, happy ending ... excellent.

clash: Peter Gabriel -- what a song. He had a bunch of amazing stuff. Ever hear Jeffrey Gaines' version of this song? So nice. I have no idea who the girl in that video is. Long live Say Anything.

devil mood: I'm exceedingly pleased that you're so excited. It really is fun. And I can't believe I didn't include Elvis' "I Want You" -- it's one of my favorite Costello songs of all! I have never seen this brilliant version with Fiona Apple, though. Exceptional, thanks for adding that to my life.

Helen Mansfield said...

"Heaven," by The Squeeze, The Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads, and The Psychedelic Furs. Lots of "The" bands.

And Bryan Adams and Warrant.

And all oh-so-different.

josh williams said...

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Erin O'Brien said...

Seven and a half of the finest minutes you'll ever view.

You're welcome. Now please excuse me. I am off to perform fellatio on Bobby Conn.

Erin O'Brien said...

And proof that, even though I'm an old broad, I still remember some shit.

Erin O'Brien said...

I don't follow directions very well.

Has anyone seen Bobby Conn?

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Eartha Kitt is intense. Hey, EOB, I gave you a thumbs-up on YouTube: my first one ever. Guess I don't really get the rating-the-comments thing, but there you go...

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

Check this little chickie out. You might like her.

Clash said...

I’m digging the Jeffery Gaines version of the song, but still prefer the sacred original.

Howard Jones and A-Ha were a cool blast from the past since I missed the 80’s Friday Music.

Iggy is a bad ass, and having Kate Pierson on that song makes it even better. BTW: The B-52’s just dropped a new album that I can’t wait to check out.

SleekPelt said...

teoh: Blondie -- it's like I just love everything she's ever done; Iggy -- I always liked this one. I don't get all Iggy, but I get this one; Kaiser Chiefs -- an encore. These guys don't do a lot for me, but there's no question that this song is poppy; Scissor Sisters -- I've mentioned before that this band is hot and cold with me, and I really like this song, makes me want to give the SS album I have another listen; Franz Ferdinand -- how can you not like the overlapping guitar riffs once this song kicks in?; Cocteau Twins -- I've heard about this band forever, and I'm sure I've heard their stuff before, but it's not very familiar to me. This song doesn't ring my bell, but I'm going to check out some of their other stuff.

dm: Jack Wagner to BBD? You're pulling out the heavy hitters here, DM.

SleekPelt said...

chris: when I saw you posted "Woman," I knew I'd be hearing some Lennon. I love that song -- and "Watching the Wheels," and especially "Jealous Guy," which I think is just brilliant; Wolfmother -- dang, I forgot about this awesome band! Australian, I believe. That is rock 'n' roll; Bob -- you're 3 for 3 so far, there is never a bad time for some good Bob; Whitesnake -- okay, man, I'll give it to you on topic, but this song sucks any way you slice it (so why can't I turn it off?)

crusseldrums: I'm going to write a series of young-adult novels called The Brilliant Barkley Boys and the Mad, Mysterious Mr. Crusseldrums. It'll be made into a movie and I'll make trillions.

day: Supergrass -- such a fun, catchy band; The Recounteurs song has been removed, though, so I snoozed and, well, lost. However, thinking of Jack White makes me think of two-piece band, which reminds me of my favorite recent discover, the fabulous mr. Gnome. I hope you'll check them out.

helen: Wow, those are definitely very different. And you almost named them in order of best to worst, in my opinion. I love Squeeze so and have very fond memories of "Black Coffee in Bed" from my formative days.

josh: So, are you tagging me specifically, or just everyone or anyone?

end o' business: Wow. My dear, you just made my life better. This makes me want to know Eartha Kitt's life story. Thank you; Broken Social Scene -- a fine Canadian supergroup. I wonder if the girl who had the big iPod commercial hit still gigs with them? I hadn't heard this one before but I really like it. And it appears to make a lot of people cry; Bobby can always be found safe and sound in my labels.

IF: New to me, and yes, I like her. She's got a throwback voice, sorta maybe a smidgen Amy Winehouse going on, but I bet she hates when people say that. But still....

Whew. I think I'm caught up. Killer week of Friday Music, thanks, everyone!