Friday, December 16, 2005

red rover, red rover...

oh yes, wrong game. it seems someone has 'tagged' me to spend the next weeks of my life detailing for you, blogreaders (hello?), my 49 favorite songs. since i've not the time to spend these weeks detailing for you these songs, i'm going to do it, litte bits, by little bits.
these will be a mix of favorite songs of all time, and songs i'm currently donning on my cd mixes (since, no, i don't have an ipod, or any other sort of teeny tiny music loading device to listen to on the train/bus/streetcorner...i've a cd player, it's bulky, it's obnoxious, and i love it).
here goes first:

1. 'start wearing purple': gogol bordellowhen listening to this song on my downtown commute, i often get giggly with images of everyone on the train, throwing hands in the air, kicking feet to the wind, and yelling this song at the top of their lungs until they're forget they're going to work and everyone goes out to buy garish, expensive new shoes.
2.'life on mars': david bowiei tried to convince my husband to walk down the aisle to this after our wedding ceremony, but he was put off by all of the questions his family would have certainly had if we had done such. simply put, i love this song. i love bowie. i can't get enough of it. and it's great in portuguese as well, who knew?
3. 'pretty paper': willie nelsonthere are many christmas songs that are just, so terribly sad...and this is certainly one of them. (frosty the snowman, being another) but, it's one of the most beautiful christmas ballads out there in the christmas ether, and i would happily listen to it year round.

that's it for now kiddies. more soon.


Race Gannon said...

This is fun. I found all the songs on Rhapsody. Gogol Bordello sounds like Borat.

jewlover2 said...

I'm interested to see what comes next. Keep it coming.


Race Gannon said...

You know those puzzles on Wheel of Fortune where the combine two phrases? I wonder if they ever did "Willie Nelson Mandela". Because that would seriously kick ass if they did.