not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

Waiting for the rain to stop so I can go home.

Here's a music-oriented friday five, but one to which I have few good answers. But I suppose that itself's a little revealing, at least.

Also this is a bit redundant to this previous meme (and further commentary on the basis for some of my choices)

1. Name one song you hate to admit you like.

I'm sure there's something along these lines, but I can't think of it. I don't own anything like that, anyway. I mean, I have a bunch of Rush, one Asia record, and a pair of Alan Parsons Project discs, and in various sub-communities the fact that I like each of those bands would be embarassing, but not in other communities. I guess APP is what I am least likely to admit to. I dunno which of the songs I like is most embarassing there... "Don't Answer Me" maybe? I can hardly remember what songs there are, been forever since I listened. Or maybe I should hate to admit to liking New Order's "Bizarre Live Triangle"?

2. Name two songs that always make you cry.

Well, not literally cry, but once upon a time Fun Boy Three's "Alone" would bring me way down, as would King Crimson's "I Talk to the Wind". But I got over it.

These days, nothing I can think of, although The Smith's "I Know It's Over" is very mentally linked to a memory of being pretty depressed. And Lisa Germano's "A Psychopath" never stops being scary. I used to skip it sometimes when it came on because it was too disturbing.

And David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" reminds me of the woman I dropped the ball with (i.e. the silly string woman), which tends to make me a bit sad.

3. Name three songs that turn you on.

Huh? I'm a guy.

I'm always turned on.

4. Name four songs that always make you feel good.

"Song Against Sex" Neutral Milk Hotel (because, as I've mentioned somewhere before, I have to dance to it, even though the lyrics are pretty opposite to "feeling good")
"Here Comes the Sun", The Beatles (although it hasn't been the same since George died)
"Nightclub," The Specials (just silly, but the whole album is mostly fun)
"Don't Worry About the Government", Talking Heads (also pretty light)

5. Name five songs you couldn't ever do without.

I concur with llaird that this is dumb, but I'll pretend it's meaningful. Sort of like five favorite, sort of like the five songs I'd least like to see cease to have ever existed.

"I Know It's Over", The Smiths
"Fearless", Pink Floyd (the first song I ever figured out for myself how to play on guitar)
"The Bees", Belly (beautiful music plus "puns", best combination ever)
"Choice in the Matter", Aimee Mann (contains the best stanza [three lines] ever written by anyone, plus it's got a great riff)

and I'm sure there's better than this but it's the only thing coming to mind to complete the list:

"Neal and Jack and Me", King Crimson (my absolute favorite KC song, combining the Discipline-esque guitar interplay with some really great imagery in the second half)
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