And you know what this means, that my mix challenge is in the works too. And I need a good music related icon.
1. A song from the last album you bought/acquired.
I have selected the best song from the Life Aquatic Soundtrack. Since I haven't ripped Sweeney Todd yet. :) (They came in the same amazon order, they both count!)
2. A blues song.
How about a song by the Blues Brothers? That's all I got that "officially" fits the genre. And I'm sure some might argue with that...
3. A song that gets you going in the morning.
This is from a sadly under-appreciated album. Danny Wilson holds a special place in my heart, and "Second Summer of Love" has been on all my happy mixes since 1989 or so.
4. A song that you think is romantic.
"As We Go Along" from the Monkees movie, Head. No one gets away without a Monkees song, so here it is.
5. One of the earliest songs that you can remember listening to.
Cat Stevens, Moonshadow. I'm pretty sure I still have my dad's cassette tape for sentimental reasons.
6. A song that you discovered from a film.
Not to overdo it with the Wes Anderson... OK I give up. "Rue St. Vincent" from the Rushmore soundtrack.
7. A song from an artist/band that you otherwise don't like, but like this one.
Modest Mouse, "A Different City". Lately their stuff has been leaving me cold.
8. A lullaby.
This one is by Trout Fishing in America, they do kids songs but dangit everyone should listen to them.
9. A song that makes you laugh, or that you find funny.
I'm not even trying to be coy about this. Here's Steve Martin!
10. A really good cover version.
OOOh I snuck another monkees song in - but performed by The Church!
11. A song that reminds you of school days.
I chose to represent college, in particular senior year, when I was finally finding some happiness. So, Beck, "Beercan".
12. A song you like, from an artist that you are embarrassed to admit you like.
You asked for it - Creed. This one was HARD. I refuse to be "embarassed" to like something, most of the time. But I confess, there is enough loathing for this band that I can remember letting some shame creep in.
13. A song that's funky.
Uh. Also hard. I had to look up funk on wikipedia. Hello, my name is Kim, and I am the least funky person you know. I hope this comes close: En Vogue and "Don't Let Go".
14. A song for those quiet rainy days.
I have about ten thousand of these. I almost could have closed my eyes and dragged and dropped anything. In this case, "Lessons from What's Poor", Bonnie Prince Billy.
15. A song that no matter when you hear it makes you feel good.
Here's your one hit wonder: "Right on Track" by Breakfast Club. How exactly did they get away with using that name, anyways?
16. A song with the word ‘Look’ in the title.
Girls rapping, warms the heart. Northern State instructs us "Don't Look Down".
17. From a member of the ‘Dead Rockers Society’.
I don't know if Freddie Mercury is in the "Society" but here you go. "Who Wants To Live Forever". Here is a hanky, you will need it.
18. A song that makes you sad.
Didn't I just do that? Erm. Oh. Well, here's a second hanky, for "Leader of the Band".
19. A song that makes you think of an old flame.
Liz Phair. "Supernova". And no I don't want to talk about it.
20. A song that makes you think of a vacation or trip.
This little gem is one that Telf would always put on our road trip mixtapes. Fond memories of the little white Toyota van hurtling north on I-81. If you've seen Streets of Fire, you might remember Fire, Inc.'s "Nowhere Fast".
21. A song you like to listen to while driving.
Since forever, the one true driving song has been The Damned's "Ignite".
22. A song you wish you could share with friends.
"Love This Life" by Crowded House. I... don't know what to say, due to recent events.
23. A song that reminds you of one or both of your parents.
When my dad was off traveling back in the day, one time he brought me back a Stan Rogers' cassette. I didn't fully appreciate it at the time. "The Mary Ellen Carter" is one of the songs from that album.
24. A good song for gettin' it on.
This whole album is, fo' real, but for now I give you only Neil Finn's "Try Whistling This".