Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Legitimate Playlist: Songs Over 7 Minutes Long That I Love

1. 18:37 Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
2. 14:23 Peter and the Wolf - Sergei Prokofiev / Sterling Holloway
3. 12:15 Dance of the Hours - Amilcare Ponchielli
4. 9:16 The Dream Life of Rand McNally - Jason Mraz
5. 8:45 Battlescars - Ozma
6. 8:41 A Quick One While He's Away - The Who
7. 8:27 One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
8. 7:53 Take Your Time (Coming Home) - Fun.
9. 7:51 I'll Stay - Roy Hargrove
10. 7:42 Talking Loud and Saying Nothing - James Brown
11. 7:34 Let's Go Get Stoned - Joe Cocker
12. 7:30 You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
13. 7:28 Clubbed to Death - Rob D
14. 7:27 Night On Bald Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky
15. 7:27 Mother's Eyes - Jump, Little Children
16. 7:17 Biggest Star - The Elected
17. 7:15 Deliver Us- Ofra Haza and Eden Reigel (Prince of Egypt)
18. 7:14 Since the Last Time - Lyle Lovett
19. 7:09 Light My Fire -The Doors

Short List: Lovey Dovey Songs

1. Lovey Dovey - World Leader Pretend

2. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer- George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Monday, September 27, 2010

Confusing List: Famous People I've Met

1. Robert Munsch
Context: I went to a reading at Barnes and Noble.
Proof: He signed my book.

2. Ozma
Context: I went to their concert, man I was drunk.
Proof: They signed my shirt.

3. Ok Go
Context: I went to their concert, man it was great.
Proof: They signed my shirt.

4. Kurtwood Smith
Context: He was part of the Lifeboat Theater, which my mom was in, and we hosted the reunion party in our backyard.
Proof: There are pictures from the event and we are clearly in the same location. He said nice things about my mom.

5. Dulé Hill
Context: I went to a house party for Obama in NoPo at a very gay house, he spoke, seemed unbelievably good at being cool in person, then we left to go to a different party.
Proof: No media proof.

6. Forrest Kline from Hellogoodbye
Context: I went to their concert. He was kind of sick, but I hugged him. VICTORY.
Proof: He signed my shirt.

7. Adam Lisagor
Context: I went to Monsters of Podcasting at the Bagdad to see You Look Nice Today Live!
Proof: We took a picture together!

8. Amanda Fucking Palmer
Context: I went to a ninja ukelele concert in the park blocks. It was like a French movie dream. I hugged her. VICTORY!
Proof: She signed a playing card, and we took a picture together!

9. Ezra Furman
Context: I went to his concert at the Doug Fir. I hugged him. VICTORY!
Proof: He signed my CD.

Spelling Bee: Bee in a Bar

1. pirate
2. pontificate
3. civet
4. renascence (spelled it wrong)
5. dulcinea
6. coelum (spelled it wrong)
7. eschatology
8. marmennill (spelled it wrong)

There were 3 of us tied for 1st, they ran out of words, which is ridiculous. They made us come up with rhyming couplets about how the spelling bee was happening in the bar in the back of Mississippi Pizza for some reason. I came up with:

I hope to become the Spelling Bee winner.
Everclear tastes like paint thinner.

The girl who won had something about Gustav Klimt's painting of The Kiss which is on the wall in the pub. She rightfully won.

Legitimate Playlist: Songs with Laughter

1. Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
2. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
3. Steal My Sunshine - Len
4. Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
5. Timebomb - Beck
6. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
7. I am the Walrus - The Beatles
8. Blaze Away - Josef Locke
9. Wannabe - Spice Girls
10. Smile - Music Machine
11. I Love to Laugh - Ed Wynn (Mary Poppins)
12. Everybody's Got a Laughing Place - Br'er Fox (Song of the South)
13. Make Em Laugh - Donald O'Connor (Singin in the Rain)
14-∞. Every Song by Will Smith


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Short List: Songs with Definitions in Them

1. This Way - Dilated Peoples ft. Kanye West
"I want a good girl, she want a gentleman. We saying the same thing like a synonym."

2. Not Big - Lily Allen
"Now I'm gonna do to you what you did to me, gonna reciprocate."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Short List: Girl Names Ending In -ia

Lotsa times in Roman times, the children would be named after the father. For boys this meant duplication, and for girls it often meant changing the '-us' to '-a' in Claudius to Claudia, Julius to Julia, Flavius to Flavia, etc. I know this because of Rotten Romans by Terry Deary. This playlist is somewhat related to that fact.

1. Antonia - Motion City Soundtrack

2. Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel

3. Cynthia - Millionyoung

4. Daria - Cake

5. Eugenia - Scott Joplin

6. Gloria - Van Morrison

7. O Valencia! - The Decemberists

8. Victoria - Jukebox the Ghost

9. Dancing Virginia - Jump, Little Children

10. I'm Coming Virginia - Artie Shaw

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Short List: Phone Number Songs

1. 867-5309 (Jenny) - Tommy Tutone

2. 634-5789 - Wilson Pickett

3. Pretty Little Thing - Fink

4. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot

5. 911 - Wyclef Jean ft. Mary J Blige

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Spelling Bee: Half Right, Half Wrong

1. nard
2. allude
3. stygian
4. eructation
5. zamacueca (spelled it wrong)
6. haubergeon (spelled it wrong)
7. epicede (spelled it wrong)
8. moit (spelled it wrong)

It brings you down, spelling so many words wrong in a row, and having to go up and do it again. At least I was a little witty. She defined "haubergeon" as a 'a sleeveless coat of mail.' "For summer wars?" I asked.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Short List: Years in the Title Songs

1. 1901 - Phoenix

2. 1940 - The Submarines

3. Holland, 1945

4. 1973 - James Blunt

5. 1977 - Ana Tijoux

6. 1979 - Smashing Pumpkins

7. In Search of 1988 - Ozma

8. 1999 - Prince

9. Year 3000 - Busted

Friday, September 10, 2010

Short List: Songs That Are Just A Little Out Of My Range That I Wish I Could Sing

1. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

2. Colors of the Wind - Pocahontas

3. Not Ready to Make Nice - Dixie Chicks

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Short List: Tuesday Songs

1. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

2. Tuesday's Dead - Cat Stevens

3. Tuesday Heartbreak - Stevie Wonder

4. Ruby Tuesday - Rolling Stones

5. Cold Shower Tuesdays - Bowling for Soup

6. Hooray for Tuesday - The Minders

Wednesday, September 1, 2010