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21 July 2006


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I use the Ipod Shuffle and I only use it to run to so some of my songs are goofy 80's tunes.


Fascination - Human League - great beat and easy to run to.

People Who Died- Jim Carroll Band - junky music but I love this song.

Louie Louie - Motorhead

There she goes again - Velvet Underground

Toxic - Brittany Spears - This is embaressing but this song is a great exercise song

Spider Web - No Doubt

Been Caught Stealing - Jane's Addiction

I againest I - Bad Brains

Caress Me Down - Sublime

She's Crafty - Beastie Boys


Okay, here I go.

Yes, I took these from a smaller list rather than my whole iTunes library. So sue me. ;)

1. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. I've always loved this song. It really says something about society, and individual hopes and dreams, and how sometimes we get stuck in relationships that aren't working for us.

2. Pon de Replay by Rihanna. Well, it's catchy, upbeat, and you can't help singing along. Plus, if you have any little bitty lesbianic DNA in your body, you can't help but be fascinated by Rihanni's abs. ;)

3. She’s Got a Way by Billy Joel. This is one of Billy Joel's best songs IMHO. 'nuff said.

4. Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson. I first heard this at a wedding in Michigan. I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever heard. Of course, I think they were serious about it, but hey, what can ya do?

5. Another Hundred People from Company. Sondheim does a great job of describing how it sometimes feels to live in the big city.

6. Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) by Big & Rich. Another song I heard at that wedding in Michigan. Also hysterically funny.

7. Dear Mr. President by P!nk featuring the Indigo Girls. Probably one of the best political songs I've heard in years.

8. Brand New Lover by Dead or Alive. Dead or Alive had their hits in my first and second year of college. We danced, and danced, and danced, and boy was he GAY!!!

9. You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive. See above. Also, the tall swimmer that I had a total crush on my second year in college loved this group. He wouldn't go out with me though. He ended up falling for a short, fuzzy deaf guy. Since I'm none of those things, now I know why he wouldn't go out with me. It was too bad too as I was CUTE that year. ;)

10. What Would It Take by Anne Murray. A duet with Brian Adams. Fun.



1-Me Myself I
Joan Armatrading
One of the best sister songs of all time. It is a bit overproduced-she should do a remake and funk it up. Great song.
"sitting here all by myself and I love it
2-The Specials
A message to Rudy
3-Iggy Pop
I'm bored
The Lyres, I want to help you Ann.
Watching the last episode of Rescue Me there was a psycho drugged out rape scene where Dennis Leary was rapped by his dead cousin's wife while he was passed out (really!) with the Lyres playing and I started bopping around the living room feeling more than a bit twisted! Good thing the kids were asleep. My old vinal was warped so I ran to my computer and downloaded the lyres again and I am really glad it popped up this week.
Another one of Boston's supposed to be next big thing of days gone by that never really made it past a huge local audience.
5-Just what I Needed the Cars Not sure why-but my kids love the cars. Sure beats all that other kid music crap so we play them a lot
6-Destination Anywhere the Commitments from the movie
7-The lyres (again) Don't give it up now"
good garage boppin'
8-Am I the only one whose ever felt this way-Dixie Chicks from wide open spaces

9-Aerosmith Crazy "I was fine when I met you, now I'm trying to forget you"
pretty much sums up my divorce...if only
10-REM The one I love

Nancy Campbell

I spent about 3 hours putting some of my favorite songs from my CDs onto iTunes since I don't have an iPod yet. While doing this I spent more time figuring out how to use the bloody thing.

I haven't gotten my prefered cds out of my car to upload so this list is, uhm, weird.

Here's my first list...a bit embarassing, but there's worse that didn't come up.

1. The Man Who Sold The World-Nirvana
2. No Sleep Till Brooklyn-The Beastie Boys
3. Little Willie-Sweet
4. Those Shoes-The Eagles
5. I Wish I Felt Nothing-The Wallflowers 6. Never Can Say Goodbye-Gloria Gaynor
7. About A Girl-Nirvana
8. Fire Of Unknown Origin-Blue Öyster Cult
9. Driftaway-Dobie Gray
10. Livin' La Vida Loca-Ricky Martin


Here's mine for this week...

1. Butterfly Boucher: Another White Dash
This song was my anthem two years ago, when I left most of my life in Connecticut behind for graduate school in New Mexico. Good stuff.

2. Remy Zero: Fair (from the Garden State soundtrack)
I think it's safe to say that the whole Garden State soundtrack is greater than the sum of its parts. I feel like this song on its own is forgettable... *shrug*

3. Jewel: I Won't Walk Away
Honestly? Yak. This song is sappy and overproduced, and the typically-lovely Jewel harmonies just aren't enough for me to see past the fact that it makes me nauseous. This is from Jewel's third album, This Way, which has a couple of good tracks on it (namely "Standing Still," which I also think is overproduced), but just isn't great overall. I'm not sure why I still have it on the computer, in fact. Maybe because I'm a packrat when it comes to my music.

4. Tori Amos: Winter
One of the most gorgeous songs ever, from one of the most fabulous albums ever. It came out, what, 15 years ago, and I have never stopped loving it, or her.

5. Five Years: Seu Jorge (from the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou soundtrack)
Wes Anderson puts together the best soundtracks, I tell you what. Who'd have thought David Bowie songs translated into Portuguese and stripped down to a single voice and a single acoustic guitar would be so appealing?

6. Nick Drake: Work in Progress 3
The man was brilliant. I haven't heard any firm conclusions as to whether his death was caused by suicide or accidental drug interactions or an overdose or what, but whatever happened it was an absolute tragedy.

7. Ani DiFranco: Glass House
I. Love. This. Song.
Well I guess that push has come to this
So I guess this must be shove
But before you throw those stones at me
Tell me, what is your house made of?
And if you think you know what I'm doing wrong
You're gonna have to get in line
Yeah but for the purposes of this song
Let's just say I'm doing fine...


8. Simon & Garfunkel: The Only Living Boy in New York
This song is also featured on the Garden State soundtrack, but it's been in my collection much longer than that (I discovered my parents' S&G albums when I was in Junior High and was hooked).

9. Ani DiFranco: Everest
Ohh... I don't even know what to say about this song. It makes my heart hurt.

10. Cake: Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
This may well be my favorite version of this song. Er, well, I have a bilingual version floating around here somewhere (from the Tortilla Soup soundtrack?) that would give this one a run for its money... At any rate, Cake's covers are always entertaining.

Bonus track: 11. Blame Canada (from South Park the Movie)
Heh heh heh. I didn't download this one, but I can't say I mind having it, either. :)

arlo muttrie

Some well-known and lesser known pieces, always worth a listen.

1. Benediction de Dieu dans le Solitude (Liszt)
2. The Miraculous Mandarin (Bartok)
3. Symphony no 2. (Brahms)
4. Nocturne in C# minor (Chopin)
5. B-flat sonata (Schubert)
6. Tintagel (Bax)
7. Choros no 8 and 9 (Villa-Lobos)
8. Piano Sonata (Copland)
9. Songs (Duparc)
10. String Quartet (Verdi)


Darling Arlo ... no wonder you're depressed. Get yourself some happy music in there!

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