||[Mar. 4th, 2008|04:58 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Hmm. robotech_master tagged me (here) with a meme last week.
That pretty much almost never happens. I’m not really the meme type. But I would hate to disappoint Chris, and part of me is flattered, of course. So… the meme:
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.Hmm. Ok. My picks:
1. "Grace Kelly" by Mika off the Life in Cartoon Motion album
I just splurged for this CD a few days ago and I’m hooked pretty hard on it. Interestingly, I didn’t like "Grace Kelly" when I first heard it, but it's really grown on me. Alternatively, this listing could just as easily have been "Lollipop," also by Mika (same album), which was the song that hooked me on Mika. I always find bouncy songs with sad lyrics irresistible. And, of course, how can I resist the paean to the plus size woman that is "Big Girls (You Are Beautiful)"? Ridiculously catchy.
2. "The Story Of Benjamin Darling, Part I" by State Radio
I've talked about this one before. It slams me every time I hear it; such keening emotion.
3. "Calling All Angels" by Jane Siberry and k.d. lang off the Until the End of the World soundtrack
If I was only allowed to listen to one song for the rest of my life, this would be it. The saddest, kindest song in the universe, it is chock full of love and sorrow.
4. "Manaus" by Sanna Kurki-Suonio from her album, Musta
Despite The Duck's obsession with Hedingarna, it was actually rmd who hooked me on this album and DARED me to NOT dance to this particular track. (Sanna sings for Hedingarna.)
5. "I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl" by Nina Simone off her Anthology (disc 2)
I either love or hate Nina Simone's songs. This one I love. It's just a touch sad, so the licentiousness of the tune doesn't really come through as much as it might.
6. "Randy Scouse Git" by the Monkees off The Monkees Anthology (disc 1) from Rhino Records
I made a couple of mixes for listening to at the store recently, and while picking through the 3,485 tunes on my iTunes collection (representing less than half the CDs I own), I remembered that this one kicked ass. I still like it.
7. "A Kiss To Build a Dream On" by Louis Armstrong off The Very Best Of Louis Armstrong
So sweet. So gentle. Filled with longing, but a very light touch.
Um, it feels weird to tag people, so feel free to adopt the meme or not, as you like. (Although I'd love to hear from rmd, i_leonardo, billmarrs, miss_chance, kimberlogic, catness, and istemi.)