Songs

Feb. 28th, 2007 03:39 pm
thisearthlyride: (hertzfeldt dancing1)
So the idea is to pick 10 songs that start with the letter you've been given, then list why you chose those songs. Then you post this in your journal, and other people comment to get letters from you to continue the meme...

My letter from [livejournal.com profile] ariestess was "Y", and my tracks are listed alphabetically by title (because I'm anal-retentive like that). If you click on the song name, you'll be directed to a page where you can download the song.


Yes, Anastasia by Tori Amos- Most of you know my obsession with Russian history. Tori didn't know much about Anastasia Romanov when she wrote this (from the point of view of a Red soldier), but there are historical parts that jump out at me like "There's something we left on the windowsill/There's something we left yes..." Stunning.

You Can Sleep While I Drive by Melissa Etheridge- This song always makes me think of when Kat and I drove cross-country from Providence, RI to Seattle. Even though the tone of the song is sad, the memory isn't. That trip was awesome and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

You Gotta Have Boobs by Ruth Wallis- Ok, so I kind of cheated because the *actual* title is just "Boobs." Sue me. This is definitely one of the funniest songs I've ever encountered. I don't even remember when/how I found it, but Ruth Wallis is funny as hell. You should also check out her song Queer Things.

You Had Time by Ani DiFranco- "You are a china shop and I am a bull" How could I NOT include this song? Melodic, melencholy... And yet strangely relaxing. I especially love the intro.

You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac- Not the most profound song, but I've always loved Fleetwood Mac. And it's just a happy love song. No emo stuff, just good old fashioned loooove!

You Make Me Sick by Pink- My love of this song has nothing to do with the lyrics. It's all about the beat. The remix is one of those "you're gonna dance till you pass out from trying to keep up" versions, but the original has a sweet rhythm to it.

You Were Always on My Mind by Willie Nelson- This song just always reminds me of my childhood. I immediately think of all us kids piled in the back of the big green Buick, my dad putting the Willie Nelson 8-track (oh god. did i just say "8-track"?!?) on, and all of us making fun of his twangy voice. This song *always* reminds me of my dad.

Young Guns by Wham!- Hey, sucker! Tell me this was not the gayest video you had ever seen- even for the 80's. Now envision a young Alex hoping and praying to one day grow up and be George Michael. Yeah.... If you want to see the gayness instead of just listening, here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60KFYrYwE4A

Your Next Bold Move by Ani DiFranco- Holy crap I love this song. I only wish there was also an "angry" version of it! But the melancholy of this version does the trick, too. Favorite lines: "Coming of age during the plague of Reagan and Bush" and "the mighty multinationals have monopolized the oxygen so it's as easy as breathing for us all to participate."

You're Aging Well by Joan Baez & Dar Williams- This is originally a Dar song. But what would a song list of mine be without Joan? In 1995, Joan recorded an album at the Bottom Line in New York. Of all the songs recorded that night (with singers like the Indigo Girls, sister Mimi Farina, and Janis Ian), this was definitely the highlight. The lyrics have always struck me, and the combination of Dar and Joan is almost too much to bear...
thisearthlyride: (jb quote)
Today is lovely Joan's birthday!


Then & Now...



You've come a long way, baby...


Fun pics and a link or two )
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Today is a day of sharing media. Because I'm feeling eclectic and procrastinating! Enjoy...

Some Inspiration.. and because she's hot!

The most beautiful classical song ever...

Of course there's some Joanie!


And just because it seems appropriate timing, I thought you might find these lyrics amusing...



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