Monday, April 02, 2007

Zack Harrison Memorial Music Monday

Since I was little, picking favorite things has been very important to me. Favorite color (green), favorite Care Bear (remember that Carol King sang the song for the movie? Weird), favorite Sno-Cone flavor (wedding cake), etc. I would like to know people's favorite songs. Then I would make the ultimate playlist - of other people's favorite songs. For those of you keeping score, my go-to favorites are "I Will" by the Beatles and "Sweet thing" by Van Morrison. Creative, I know.

Menomena - Wet and Rusting: This is yet another band that people have been creaming their pants about recently. So I gave it a try. And I liked it. Both creaming my pants and the song.

The Denial Twist - White Stripes
: Every now and then, I need some Jack White in my life. This song is as good as any.

Dead Meat - Sean Lennon: I like telling people they're dead meat. This song has a lovely melancholy to it. I would play it during a tornado warning.

The Kooks - She Moves in Her Own Way: I am starting to become overly obsessed with both The Kooks and The Format (which I'm seeing tomorrow!!). They're so damn cute and scruffy and Scottish and I'm a sucker for an accent, just like any lady.

Daft Punk is Playing at My House - LCD Soundsystem: Everyone's also blowing their load over the new LCD Soundsystem album. Well, I like this old one.

My Old Ways - Dr. Dog: I can't even remember how I came across this, but the video reminds me of that weird, old school cartoon Ringo Star voiced. Remember that? The Point, I think. Oh, weird. All the music is Harry Nilsson, who I was thinking of comparing this song to. Indeed.

End of the Movie - Cake: I love cake. Not the food. Trumpet + vibraslap + monotone = heaven for me. I can't find an mp3/video for this song, but trust me. It's a little gem.

Piazza, New York Catcher - Belle and Sebastian: Mr. Shain played this for me. It reminds me of a Simon and Garfunkel song. Most of the time, listening to B & S is an exercise in near suicidal thoughts, but I don't mind this one.

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - Arcade Fire: I'm not so down with the new stuff, but this one is a clear winner.

Star Witness - Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood is pretty much the best album title ever. Also, I can't imagine this song being played over the credits of The Hills or in The Gap, therefore I like it.

Everything is Everything - Phoenix: All part of my plan to convert others into Phoenix lovers.

And finally, I implore you, listen to this. It's a little ironic, I think.



Julie_Gong said...

I love how serious 'Lamp Lumps' can really be. Is that Alanis?

John said...

I may have misinterpreted you, but if you're asking for other people's favorite songs, mine has been "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears since about 1985.

Julie_Gong said...

brunette like me said...

menomena's recent album is pretty amazing...but in my opinion, their live show still leaves something to be desired.

blythe said...

oh, you know it. in fact, the best alanis in years. why did ryan break up with her again? wait, omg! there's a video! thanks!

john - yes, just what i wanted. and a good one too.

maybe i'll give the rest of menomena a listen.

Dan said...

green is the best color. clearly.

blythe said...

of course it is. followed closely by yellow.

Dan said...

I like me some blue too. That 3 color stretch rules the spectrum.

blythe said...

blue is good. especially baby blue. you know, blue made from babies.

Dan said...

can't go wrong with a little robin's egg blue either (made from ...).