Friday, January 26, 2007

Friday Random Ten: A Week Behind Edition

I totally wish I could use moving as an excuse for missing last week, especially since I had my list all ready and just didn't take the time to post it, but that's this week. Here's what I heard on the radio last week:
  1. Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane
  2. Patty Smyth - Goodbye to You (I think.)
  3. Van Halen - Beautiful Girls
  4. Black Crowes - Hard To Handle
  5. Gwen Stefani - Wind it Up
  6. Van Halen - Dance the Night Away
  7. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me
  8. THE COOG! - Jack and Diane
  9. INXS - New Sensation
  10. BTO - Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
So the odd one out is Gwen. I was in Old Navy, and I realized two things. One, Gwen's latest work and Fergie's stuff are the Pixi Sticks of music - tasty, but without substance, not very good for you, and some people are allergic to them.

Two, what the hell, Old Navy? Who told you you were allowed to do that to fashion?! I had a gift certificate, and I used it on the one sweater that wasn't either expensive, god-awful, or both, and some plain socks. Formal capris, '70s upholstery prints, and maternity-looking tunics are Not. Ok. Just no.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Friday Random Ten: Working Ahead Edition

Wednesday's driving all over town list (yes, I kept track, so I'd be prepared for today's post!):
  1. Outkast - Hey Ya
  2. Bowling for Soup - 1985
  3. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
  4. Golden Earring - Twilight Zone
  5. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
  6. Collective Soul - Shine
  7. Genesis - I Can't Dance
  8. Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
  9. Heart - Barracuda
  10. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
  11. Killers - Somebody Told Me
  12. ELO - Don't Bring Me Down
  13. Haddaway - What Is Love?
  14. Gerry Rafferty - Right Down the Line
I also listened to, among other things, Rock Flock of Five[edited to add, apparently it's the George Baker Selection?] - Little Green Bag from the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack, today.

And I was listening to 311 today, and it maked me think of my first CD purchases.

My first CD (not album - I owned some cassettes, naturally, I'm not that young) was Ace of Base "The Sign".

You may boo me now.

I still own it, and listen to it on driving trips.

I kind of made up for it as my next two were Sgt. Pepper and the Magical Mystery Tour, bought at the same time. After that, it was 311, Garbage, and Soundgarden (all self-titled).

How about you, my three readers? What were the first music purchases you made? I'm also curious about, specifically, the first thing you bought when you switched over to the 'new technology', whatever that was in your youth. (i.e., I switched to CDs in middle school with Ace of Base, my brother went over to mp3s in high school, my mom and dad went from records to cassettes in college.)

Ooh, and what was the first mp3 you remember searching for? I seem to think mine might have been Genesis - I Can't Dance, since I could only find the live version on albums at the time.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Addendum to FRT: Alligator Edition

I realized I never actually explained I Write Puns Not Alligators. So mentally add this on after the last sentence of that post (I don't like editing after this long, and besides, postwhoring.)

So that kid would make lists of not-actually-synonyms, right? And one day we were talking about him and Tom (who was his editor at the paper) says, during an imitation of him, "See, it's a pun! A funny play on words! An alligator!"

....Maybe you had to be there, but if you know Tom (go read him, he's in my sidebar at the Fortress), you should be able to picture the hilarity.

Political Musings: found draft!

I wrote this in November and forgot about it because it was so tiny. But I like it. So you get it anyway.

Nixon's Committee to Re-Elect the President. Abbreviated CREEP. Now, he was a clever man - he had to have known. I wonder if the acronym amused him.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Friday Random Ten: How can a 30-hour work week feel like too much? Edition

And the sad thing is, I love my work.

I seriously need to start posting all the stuff I think about posting. Dang. And get that HUHO post out of draft.

This list is mostly populated by the stuff that played on the radio at the client I was working on today.
  1. Guns 'n Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
  2. Genesis - Tonight
  3. INXS - What You Need
  4. Divinyls - I Touch Myself (in techno!)
  5. Grateful Dead - Truckin'
  6. Human League - Don't You Want Me?
  7. David Bowie and Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Street
  8. Chipmunks - P.S. I Love You (Jon is a sick individual and has been playing Chipmunks Sing the Beatles in the car.)
  9. Some girls at Applebee's - Video Killed the Radio Star (they were singing along with the ipod they were sharing the headphones to - all of a sudden I hear "Oh, oh!" in the middle of lunch.)
  10. Panic at the Disco - I Write Sins Not Allegories .....
At my house, this is called I Write Puns Not Alligators because of a horrible emo-y writer we know. He had a tendency to put together lists of things that were all supposed to be synonymous and, well, weren't. (Example being putting "making out" as a synonym for "going all the way" and [ugh] "proving our love".) He also was a hateful man who hated fun. And despite the awesome name, Panic at the Disco, especially this song, sounds exactly like him.

And I don't like all this responsibility stuff. Working, keeping up with even a weekly post (though I do struggle with the FRT because even when I do listen to music, it tends to be the same things over and over for quite a while, then I scrap the whole list after a few weeks or months and start again, so I have to scrounge for things to put on my list.)

God, loser!

But Loki is chasing a toymouse around like mad, and that's cheering me up.