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Dec 1 '10

Day Twenty-Nine - An artist everyone hated but you liked

Garth Brooks

I’m renaming today, “Is my Gresham showing?”

Yes, I almost avoided this day altogether.  I knew from the beginning who my answer was, but just couldn’t bring myself to post it, just too embarrassing.  And, really, with all of the hits to chose from, what song would I even post?  Have you seen the track listing for The Hits (I’m being completely serious)?  And then Sarah came through with the perfect angle.  It was there are along, how could I have missed it.  SINGING ANIMATRONIC FROG.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, clearly you weren’t at 9-9-9, nor had you been to the Wynn casino in Las Vegas around the time that Steve Wynn decided to actualize his favorite acid trip.  If not, feast your eyes, ears and brains on the ohh-so-easily found YouTube footage above.

Ok, about Garth Brooks, I honestly do love him.  It’s just one of those things.  I don’t know when I started but I do know it was when I didn’t know any better.  Sometime between then and now I’ve learned to become ashamed of that.  I should probably just get over it though.  I like one guy and he only plays his old hits in Vegas at the Wynn.  That’s kinda awesome.  I could go on about which songs are my favorite and why but I’m pretty sure I’d be preaching to a choir of zero… or to a motionless animatronic frog.

Nov 30 '10

Radiohead - Karma Police from sagametal on Vimeo.

Day Thirty - Song/Album that brings up a certain time in your life

Radiohead - OK Computer

Suck it Joeb.

Nov 30 '10

Day Twenty-Eight - Song/Album that you feel is your life anthem

Queens Of The Stone Age - Little Sister 

Anyone that knows me knows that, no matter what social situation I’m in, I always fall right in to the “little sister” role.  Also I was born to rock and roll so Queens Of The Stone Age is fitting.  Therefore, I give you my life anthem, “Little Sister.” 

Nov 30 '10

Day Twenty-Seven - Artist you’ve seen live the most (other than Charmparticles)

Saves The Day

This is the part where things get a little silly.  Let me begin with saying that I no longer really consider myself a fan of Saves The Day per se, however they once, and probably always will will hold a special place in my little teenage heart.  Through Being Cool came out in 1999, I was in High School (I know, I’m a bebe) and I was all about it.  Once I became cool enough, I started going to shows.  Since then, I’ve been to anywhere between 5-10 Saves The Day shows.  Over the years, my interest in them has dwindled.  For some reason, maybe because they were my first favorite (current [or indie]) band, I’ve fought my fading interest.  Remember on day one, when I said that there are some bands that I will buy whatever CD they will release no matter how little I care for them currently?  Saves The Day, prime example.  I downloaded Under The Boards three years ago and still haven’t listened to it straight through.

About the shows though, I’ve stopped going to them.  Really, as of this month, or last month, I can’t remember.  I know they came to the Crystal Ballroom with some other pop-punk band and I finally said enough is enough.  I’m not paying $45 to smell some fourteen-year-old kid’s BO and feel like an old, drunk, loser.  What’s worse than going to see your old favorite band and having them play all songs from their new CD?  Having the snot-nosed kid next to you know all the words and actually requesting the songs!  I stopped going to Saves The Day shows when I realized I was drastically outnumbered by fans that I don’t identify with.  I wonder if the little kid next to me has any clue that the Saves The Day that they’re witnessing is really only one original member, Chris Conley, so they’re basically seeing the “Axl” and I wonder if they’d even get that reference?  So, what does that mean?  Am I not a fan anymore?  Is it my time to bow out?  Is this my Who concert experience?  “It’s an effin’ rock’n’roll concert!”

In the meantime.  If you like, enjoy “Third Engine” above from Through Being Cool.  Although I am out of my teen angst I can still appreciate it and it still makes me gitty with nostalgia.

Nov 29 '10

Day Twenty-Six - An song/album that changed your opinion about an artist

Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain

My original opinion on Goldfrapp wasn’t very specific.  I wasn’t even sure if they were a band, rather, some musical entity that existed to send messages to our subconscious that Toyota Corollas are sporty and are easily maneuverable.  When I came to Tazo, I think I might have heard someone in the lab playing Supernature and I realized that the music mentioned above is, in fact, a band, named Goldfrapp, I was neither impressed nor unimpressed.  

It wasn’t until sometime later when someone was playing Felt Mountain that my mind was BLOWN.  It was like some type of unbelievable James Bond 007 music.  After overhearing about a song and a half I rushed right in to ask what it was, to my surprise, Goldfrapp?!  The same band I had completely brushed off a couple years before (I understand Supernature came out after Felt Mountain) was now my new favorite band.  I went back and listened to everything with new ears and it was good, not as good as Felt Mountain (in my opinion) but I think that’s just because I really like that James Bond vibe, yes, I did just use the word “vibe.”

Nov 29 '10

Day Twenty-Five - An album that disappointed you

Death Cab For Cutie - Plans

Also known as, the point in time when I stopped giving two sh*ts about Death Cab For Cutie. 

Now, enjoy, “A Movie Script Ending” from A Photo Album.  An album that doesn’t suck.

Nov 29 '10
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd)

Day Twenty-Four - An song that you wish more people would like more

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man

I didn’t ask anyone if they liked it so I wouldn’t have to change my answer.  End of post.

Nov 29 '10

Day Twenty-Three - Favorite lyric from a favorite song

Elliott Smith - Angeles

Hey, remember when we were talking about favorite lyrics?  Come to think of it, remember when I was talking about 31DaysOfMusic at all?  Yes, I have been neglecting this meme tremendously lately.  I don’t know if it’s been Thanksgiving, or lack of creativity or the fact that 31DaysofMusic keeps asking me the same questions (it does) but I’m hurting over here.  However, I’m trying to get back on board last minute, with my goal being to post, my last post, on time, with everyone else, hopefully.  With that said, while catching up, some posts might lack some… Pazazz!

Anyway, about my favorite lyric, I think I was getting stuck on this one because I really didn’t want to do two things.  One, post another Elliot Smith song.  And, two, post an Elliott Smith song that I had already posted.  But, since I’ve gone a week without posting I guess I’ve failed at blogging (thus, at life) and all rules are out the window.  Therefore, my favorite lyric is below from the song, “Angeles” by Elliott Smith.

I could make you satisfied in everything you do

All your secret wishes could right now be coming true

I know Elliott Smith doesn’t do it for a lot of you, and I get that.  I know he can be just too Elliott Smith for people.  But, what I can I say?  He just hurts so good.  Like this lyric.  It’s so pathetic and so beautiful and I love it and I love you and why won’t you just let me love you dammit!!?

Nov 22 '10

Day Twenty-Two - First album owned

Bobby Brown - Don’t Be Cruel

Some of my first music-related memories are of doing the running-man to “My Prerogative” in my parent’s living room.  In my mind, I was just as awesome as those ladies playing the saxophone and keytar in thigh-highs above.

There’s really not much more to say about this.  Post New Edition, Pre Crack Cocaine Bobby Brown.  I owned it.  Just please do me a favor and watch the video.  If it doesn’t make you just a little happy, you might be just a little dead inside.

Nov 22 '10

Day Twenty-One - Favorite song from your childhood

Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady

As many of you know and the rest of you will now know, I am the ultimate 80’s baby.  My mom always likes to tell stories of her laying me down for naps with MTV playing in the background.  My favorite t-shirt was a lime green spandex crop-top that read “drive me crazy” (that song was in the running).

As the 80’s were ass-packed with one-hit-wonders, I had tons of faves, but “Dude Looks Like A Lady” reigned supreme.  I used to be convinced that Stephen Tyler was a woman.  Maybe the mentioning of men looking like women confused me.  However, you would think that Stephen Tyler screeching around that a dude looks like a lady meant that he’s not a lady.  Also, if he was a woman, why wasn’t he wearing a shirt and where are his bosoms?  But, whatever, this post is about a song from my childhood and I was a dumb child and didn’t understand things.