"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Monday, February 9, 2009

Music meme

Jenners over at Life With A Little One and More got super creative and invented her very own meme this week. And to make it even better - it's a music meme! So of course I had to do it.

I'm supposed to put my iPod on shuffle and list 5-10 songs as they're randomly played (and explain/defend why they're on my playlist.) I'm totally breaking the rules, though. I'm listing 13 songs. I don't think 10 is enough, but no one wants to sit here and read about 20 songs. So in honor of my favorite number, I give you my random 13.

  1. Life Got in the Way – Sister Hazel: I'm not surprised that Sister Hazel showed up first. I think every song they've ever recorded is stored on my iPod. LOVE THEM. This song is great - and so true. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to work things out, life just gets in the way.

  2. Ghost in You – Counting Crows: Despite lead singer, Adam Duritz's crazy hair, I've always been a huge Counting Crows fan. This isn't my all-time favorite song of theirs, but it's still pretty dang good.

  3. In the Street – Cheap Trick: I got to see Cheap Trick live last summer when they opened for Journey. The highlight of the night was watching a group of drunken idiots run up and down the aisles in bad wigs, spandex and gobs of blue eye shadow.
  4. Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead: No particular reason for this song, just love, love, LOVE Radiohead.
  5. 4 a.m. (Loved You All Along) – Our Lady Peace: Again, no surprise. As with Sister Hazel, I think every song Our Lady Peace ever recorded is on my iPod.
  6. Shake Your Money Maker – Ludacris: Dear Lord. I was wondering when something completely ridiculous would pop up! And here it is. I'm not a huge Ludacris fan, but he was at City Stages in Birmingham a couple of years ago. He happened to go on between two bands I really like - so a group of friends and I walked over to his stage to listen for awhile. My friends joke that I have no rhythm and tell me I dance like the whitest of white girls, so I made up a really embarrassing little dance, where I was literally shaking my money maker. Every time I hear this song, I bust out laughing.

  7. Peace Frog – The Doors: Oh, thank goodness. I've been redeemed! I've said over and over that I was born in the wrong decade. I am such a big Doors fan - no matter how screwed up Jim Morrison might have been.
  8. Indiana – Jon McLaughlin: Great song. Jon McLaughlin is an amazing singer/songwriter (and girls, he's HOT just to top it all off.)

  9. All My Lovin’ – Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe Soundtrack): Love the Beatles, so it should be no surprise that Across the Universe is one of my all-time favorite movies. Jim Sturgess did an awesome job with the songs - which might be why he's at the top of my favorite actors list.
  10. Each Little Mystery – Seven Mary Three: I don't love all Seven Mary Three songs (Cumbersome especially grates on my nerves) but I have always liked this one.
  11. Geek in the Pink – Jason Mraz: Oh, this song is fun! I know a lot of people say Jason Mraz's second album was a flop, but I loved it. I know, I'm hopeless - but he's just so dern lovable. I can't help it.

  12. Forever Love – Reba McIntire: Okay, so it's a sappy old country song, but I love it! I don't care how cheesy it is. I really like singing this one at the top of lungs and pretending I'm not tone deaf.
  13. True Love’s Kiss – Amy Adams (Enchanted Soundtrack): Ha! Great movie! My old roommate and I used to watch it over and over. I'm such a little kid when it comes to Disney movies. What a nerd, right? Anyway, we'd randomly bust out in Enchanted songs whenever possible. This was one of our favorites.
Well, there you have it. Hope I didn't bore you too much! If you'd like to play, here are the official rules, per Jenners:

Rules for The iPod Shuffle Meme
Using the shuffle feature on your iPod (or other MP3 player), write down the first 5 or 10 songs that play.

Justify, defend or explain why those songs are on your iPod.

Tag someone else to complete the meme.

Include these rules--and the phrase "The iPod Shuffle Meme was created by Jenners at Life with A Little One and More.

**Note** I tried to make a little playlist of these songs so you could listen, but playlist.com is lame and doesn't have a few of them. And as I'm tired and ready for supper, I'm giving up and leaving you to find them on your own. Sorry.

Oh, and I'm not tagging anyone. If you want to do it, feel free! Just let me know so I can check out your songs!


hebba said...

OH, I love Geek in the Pink! I crank it up and sing along when I cruise down the road. Loved the list. And I may be the only one in the world who digs Adam's hair. He sometimes looks like a pineapple, sometimes like a joshua tree. It's just good fun

Diane said...

I had to laugh when I read about the meme. It's so not for me... I don't have an IPod... I lost my MP3 player (it's too small to keep track of), and I can't remember the last time I put a CD in anything. I like music... I just don't seem to need it like other people do :) I do hear a lot of Jonas Bros, though... and you would, too, if you had a 9-year-old girl. And they're WAY better than the recorder... trust me on that one.

Lacey said...

I'll have to try this one! Maybe after finals... :-)

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Counting Crows. AND the crazy hair!

Mel said...

Jason Mraz looks like Hugh Grant in that picture! I thought, "Why is Hugh Grant on her iPod? He pops up on my Pandora stations a lot and I'm really starting to like him a lot. And, I love Cheap Trick. After I saw the picture and before I read what you wrote about Jon McLaughlin, I thought, "hmmm, he's hot." great minds...

Jenners said...

Ooooooh! I love it! And I do think you were born in the wrong decade ... I mean how old are you again? Beatles, Doors. High five!!

And I like the Counting Crows too -- gotta love me that Adam Durwitz hair!

And Jason Mraz looks so like Hugh Grant in that photo!

And I'll have to check out some of the others you love as you seem to have good taste in music.

And I've heard so much good stuff about "Enchanted." I really must watch it.

And your Ludacris stuff just killed me. Too funny!

Thanks for doing the meme! And you didn't really have to credit me ... that was just for fun -- because I believe you left out "Created by Jenners who has the greatest blog on the Planet Earth!"

Ken said...

I'm honored :)

Ken Block

Heather said...

Ken - If you check back and read this, I'm honored that you're honored! You guys are awesome. I saw you in Troy last year when you played on campus and loved every minute of it. Thanks for taking the time to leave some comment love. :)

Megan said...

Did it :) Finally. I meant to do the book one but got too lazy.

Jen L. said...

Did I ever tell you about the time Adam Duritz hit on me? I was in line for the bathroom. Remind me to tell you.

You have good taste in music. :)

Chef E said...

I stayed in the same hotel as Counting Crows, they were mad because they were opening for John Mayer and were no longer a hot band, but I reminded them that I once went down in a mash pit at a concert in the Bomb Factory in downtown Dallas for them! I would not do that for just anyone...have not given into buying an Ipod or any electronic gadget, just the computer and CD player in my cafe kitchen!

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