That monkey with a typewriter Sheikspear memed me yesterday and as everyone knows, not only can I not resist a meme, Friday is music day on this blog (when I can be bothered! Arf) so everyone’s a winner.
The deal is this:
“List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.”
Only seven??? Okay, in no particular order, with some links for your delectation so you can hear how great these chooooons are too (WARNING – note the high 80s and general madness content, Bang2write is not liable for any personal injury as a result of clicking on said links!):
I Ran (So Far Away) By Flock of Seagulls. Okay, this bunch of ex-hairdressers should have known better than have their dos *like that* – yikes! – but this song is wick. Play it loud for full appreciation.
I’m Afraid of Americans by David Bowie featuring Nine Inch Nails. Needs no intro: Mr. Bowie I love you more each day, even in your dodgy Black Tie, White Noise days of the 90s.
Something Good by The Utah Saints. I can’t help it, it’s a compulsion, possibly an illness: it reminds me of school discos, alright? Prefer the original to the 2008 version. Though it also reminds me of my first snog, a dodgy young chap with wandering hands called Carl who would dance to Whigfield in a very strange manner. For shame.
Mr Roboto by Styx. I’m not even gonna bother defending myself. I like it. Deal with it. Move along now.
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) By Backstreet Boys. Oh my God they’re back again… I defy you not to like this song, how can you not if you still have a soul??? This came out when I was a moody Goth teen, yet I STILL liked it. I’d forgotten about it until the other day when it was on the radio and it’s now Lil’s OFFICIAL fave song, we had to download it for her. Something tells me I may tire of it soon, but for now: yeah!
In Praise of Baachus by Type O Negative. I read a description of this band that said they had “the epic feel of Pink Floyd, the darkness of Black Sabbath and the musicality of The Beatles.” Dunno if that’s true meself but as one of my fave bands, this is one of my all-time faves from them so I play it all the time. When I was about fourteen, I had a crush on the singer of this band and wrote a love letter to the record company. I got a signed photo WITH A KISS ON IT, securing my undying devotion. If my husband ever screws up royally, he’s out on his ear because I *know* this chap would have me in a second, I have it practically in writing!
It by Prince. The perfect screenwriting song: “I think about it all the time… Alright! Feels so good it must be a crime… Alright!” It IS about screenwriting, isn’t it? What???
So, the magnificent 7 I tag are as follows: Fun Joel, Maryan, One Slack Martian, Robin Kelly, The Potdoll, David Bishop and Evil Twinz (even though you don’t have a blog!).
Yeah, I think It is about screenwriting in the same way that Like A Prayer is about religion.
Could you have the oddest music taste ever??
But then I actually know the answer to that question, since I’ve been in your house many times. No wonder your kids are crazy and have extended vocabs when they have that kind of madcap stimulation on a daily basis. Can’t wait to see how the next one turns out.
Will put my thinking cap on m’lady!
I am so creeped out by Mr. Roboto right now.
And Lucy – what’s Evil saying?? Are you pregnant?
Anya – no I am NOT! unless Evil knows something I don’t?
David – Like A Prayer isn’t about religion?! You’ve shattered my illusions now…
A Flock of Seascouts? You come over my gaff, snarking at me taste in music, and have the bleedin’ gall to put A Flock of Seascouts in your seven? You’re havin’ a laff, you are!
[Leave it, Vicious Imagery – she ain’t worth it!]
* sigh *
I may have watched too much EE.
Don’t you mean TAKEN too much EE? (You can get it via drip now, iplayer straight into your veins!!!)
And anyway David, I was but a CHILD when ALL of my 7 came out, I was at an IMPRESSIONABLE AGE – what’s your excuse for liking Sara Bareilles??????
I know NAARRRTHING!
Okay, here’s my list:
David Bowie – Rebel Rebel. Because Hot Tramp, I love you so.
Psychedelic Furs – Dumb Waiters. Cos it rocks.
My Chemical Romance – Black Parade.
The Killers – Mr. Bright Eyes
Damian Rice – Cannonball
David Gray – My My My and also Babylon
Flock of seagulls…top marks for courage Lucy, if not for taste 😉
I’ll play it safe methinks…
Prince – Darling Nikki (it’s about screenwriting yeah)???
Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun
Nine Inch Nails – Closer
Leftfield – Phat Planet
Massive Attack – Inertia Creeps