As mentioned before, and evidenced in almost every blog, I rarely miss the opportunity to spout my opinions. My friend Amy had this over on her site, and she has suggested that I should do the same. And ever since, Jason is annoying me with his rendition of his favourite songs: songs in the key of Springfield. So here it is, for all to scorn and judge, the rotten list of music that is often screeching away in my home.
1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
I must say, I used to have wayyyy more, but my computer can't handle it. It seems like I am forever sacrificing more music files to free up more disc space. The verdict? We need a new computer. Currently we have 803 files, and I've listened to each one in the past 4 days.
2. The CD you last bought was:
Well, that's hard too, because I tend to buy several CDs at a time. The last few have included U2, Green Day, and Scissor Sisters.
3. The song you last listend to before writing this:
Fight For Your Right, Beastie Boys
4. 5 songs that mean most to you
a)Walk Into This Room, by Ed K. (the guy from Live) and Nenah Cherry. This is great sedection music, not your typical love song, which is why we danced to it at our wedding. It's definitely not a balad, it rocks hard, but it's beautiful. It's from the soundtrack of one of my all-time favourite movies, Playing By Heart, also not your typical love story, but it's a great movie, a must-see.
b)Somewhere Out There, Our Lady Peace. This is the most invigorating song I know,
although when it comes to OLP, you can't go wrong. I feel this song so much, it makes me want to cry, plus there are the lyrics about me: "I miss your purple hair, I miss the way you taste."
c)Are You Sad?, Our Lady Peace. "I'm just a man who's made mistakes." How can you resist? It's about wanting to help your friends, but not always being able to, whether it's because you're not in a good head space yourself, or not being able
to bridge the gap to a friendship that's been cool lately. It's really heartbreaking, but great music.
d)Stealing Babies, Our Lady Peace. I loved this song so much I wrote a whole thesis about it. In short: it's about a little girl who lived with HIV but who dedicated her life to helping others. The song is a plea to God to make us understand how he can let these things happen, and how we should just stand by and watch them happen. It really gets to me, and it's a great rock song, seething with anger and unanswered questions, and has a haunting drum solo feature Mr. Elvin Jones.
e)Naveed, Our Lady Peace. This is the song that made it all happen for me. I fell in love with Our Lady Peace with this song. There's a catch in his voice in the middle of it that brings me to my knees. It's the song I use to convert other people, and it hasn't failed yet.
5. To whom will you pass the stick, and why?
Since this thing has probably spread faster than chlamydia on a dirty frat-house toilet seat, I will pass this on to only one person, but she's a good one, Miss Kelly, and if my darling husband wants to do it too (which I'm sure he will), well you can leave your crappy taste in music in the comments section, and as far as that goes, everyone can leave any segment of their favourite music too.
6. Your top 25 songs.
These songs are so super-duper, I could not possibly put them into any order:
Counting Crows, Colorblind
Robbie Williams, Feel
Michael Jackson, You Rock My World (I have been dancing to MJ since I was 3; regardless of anything else, his songs always make me move)
Barenaked Ladies, Call and Answer (this song is really moving...it sounds a bit romantic, but the lyrics are really about trying again in a failed relationship)
Vertical Horizon, You're A God
Rage, Guerilla radio
Bon Jovi, I can't pick a song here, I love them all
Save Ferris, I Want You to Want Me (gosh I love these guys)
REM, Bittersweet Me
U2, Sunday Bloody Sunday (it's hard to pick just one U2 song, but this one is special to me)
Weezer, Jamie (seriously a funny song, classic Weezer)
The Flys, Got You Where I Want You
Green Day, Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Everclear, AM Radio
Reel Big Fish, Come On Eileen
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Otherside
The Watchmen, Stereo
Moist, Leave It Alone (this is such a throwback...ho, Anna!)
Finger Eleven, One Thing
Beastie Boys, Brass Monkey (that chunky monkey!)
Bif Naked, Chotee
Jay-Z&Linkin Park, their whole new album: what a funny, great, danceable combination!
Adam Sandler, Red Hooded Sweatshirt (it's hard for me to pick just one, among jewels like The Amazing Willy Wanker, The Goat Song, Lunch Lady Land, and others, but who can resist a song about a boy and his favourite sweater that never lets him down, even lets him win at basketball?)