Monday, November 05, 2007

Playlist A-Gogo

I thought it was about time that I played to my strengths and posted a random blog entry. So here we go!

Over the past few years I have been tweaking my iTune playlists trying to put together some meaningful ones that aren't bloated. To do this I try to limit myself to around 20 tracks. A few of the ones in the works... HAWKtime!, songs that have been played or should have been played at the stadium. Kamiakin, named after my junior high school, reminds me of those three wonderful years of my life. We have every thing from Huey Lewis to Metallica in that one with a bit of Frankie Goes to Hollywood thrown in. Relax.

A new one that I have started is of cover songs that I like. I called it.... wait for it... Covers. I am throwing in both the original and the cover. It is kind of fun to hear them together. Two of my favorite covers that I have right now are Into the Sealth, a cover of Black Sabbaths Into The Void with the lyrics changed to words from a letter by Chief Sealth whom Seattle was named for, and R.A.M.O.N.E.S. by the Ramones, originally by Motorhead.

A favorite project of mine is my playlist Kitch. It has some Manilow, Kenny Rodgers, Toto, Waylon Jennings, and even some Eddie Money. I can't help but laugh out loud as I belt out Seperate Ways along with Steve Perry.

My best playlist, in my opinion, is my Feelin' Good playlist. It makes me feel good! All of the songs have that something special that gives me goosebumps, usually because of a memory associated with them.

Well look at that, here it is now....

  • Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns, Mother Love Bone - The summer of '92 was sweet. Beautiful song.

  • Breaks, The Black Keys - One of the of the few without a memory behind it. Just a good song, no fluf.

  • Judy Is a Punk, The Ramones - Ramones doing their best bubblegum. Perfectly placed in the Royal Tennenbaums

  • Message In A Bottle, The Police - One of my favorite songs evah. I love the driving drums.

  • Won't Get Fooled Again, The Who - Another favorite. Best scream in a song, the Bass makes me smile.

  • Black and Blue, Van Halen - Dunno, it just works for me.

  • Jesus Don't Want Me for a Sunbeam, Nirvana - I love Nirvana.

  • We're Only Gonna Die For Our Arrogance, Sublime - I think of summer when I hear this.

  • Pennyroyal Tea, Nirvana - Did I say I love Nirvana?

  • What I Got (Reprise), Sublime - Not the crappy version they play on the radio, this is the acoustic one. 10000 times better.

  • Birth Ritual, Soundgarden - I was coming home from the CC and swinging into Tower Records in Bellevue to pick this album up. I got rear ended, totaling my Pontiac Phoenix. I took my insurance money and put a down payment on a beautiful red Volkswagon GTI and rocked this.

  • Drown, Smashing Pumpkins - See Birth Ritual above.

  • All Apologies, Nirvana - Fantastic!

  • Queen Bitch, David Bowie - Like Judy is a Punk Rocker, it was featured in a Wes Anderson movie, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Wes has some wonderful eclectic soundtracks to his movies.

  • No Rain, Blind Melon - Bee Girl was me...

  • No No No, Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rocks.

  • Poundcake, Van Halen - Driving with the windows down, sunroof open and the hifi cranked. Priceless

  • Superhero, Jane's Addiction - Entorage, why the hell did I not listen to this more before.

  • Synchronicity II, The Police - Perfect!

  • No Woman No Cry (Live), Bob Marley & The Wailers - this song is like a comfortable blanket on a rainy day.

  • Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, B.J. Thomas - Mom must have sung this to me as a baby. Makes me cry happy tears.

  • Seasons, Chris Cornell - Singles soundtrack once again (Birth ritual, Drown, Chloe Dancer) I think this may be in my top ten of all time.

  • My Life, Billy Joel - Corny, maybe, but it make me feel good. I don't care what you say anymore.... The 'd-ding ding, d-ding ding ding' is fun to play air-piano to.


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