Finally responding to sweet equalopportunityoggler's sweet tag…I'm supposed to shuffle iTunes and list the first 10 songs?
Aww I got tagged! Nobody EVER tags me, because I am a fucking FLAKE and always forget who tagged me for what when and just typically don’t ever do it so people give up. ….also, this will be hilarious because I stream nearly all my music from Spotify and UTU and use iTunes as a place to organize my audiobooks. I don’t think I’ve ever even turned Shuffle on. //tries turning it on — Whoo, here we go!….no, iTunes has frozen. Will iTunes crash? No! and we have —
1. Émilie Simon – “The Voyage,” La Marche De L’Empereur. What the shit is this? I don’t even remember this. ….that might not count, I don’t remember lots of things. Is this from the soundtrack to the penguins movie? Why the fuck do I have the soundtrack to the penguins movie? Also, I almost never listen to instrumentals, I like singing (my husband is the opposite). This is….okay I guess? It is actually a perfect example of music I don’t ever listen to and usually skip over.
2. Natalie Merchant — “The Walloping Window Blind,” Leave Your Sleep. I also forgot I had this. Well, I apparently have about 25K songs stuffed in here, I should stop saying that. It’s….better than the soundtrack to the penguins movie. I guess.
3. Iggy Pop — “Search ‘n’ Destroy (live),” The Best of Iggy Pop Live. AWW YEAH. ….yes, you’re about to get emotional whiplash from my musical collection, sorry. It is so catholic, it shits in the woods. (Punchline from a Stanley Elkin book: “Does the Pope shit in the woods?” asks the Queen of England.)
4. Patti Smith — “Because the Night,” Paths that Cross. Hot damn, is this a demo or something? It’s pretty amazing. Live acoustic apparently. That Voice.
5. Ann Peebles — “You Can’t Hold a Man,” Tellin’ It. ANN PEEBLES JE T’ADORE. The song of hers I listen to all the time is “Tear Your Playhouse Down,” but any Ann song is a great song.
6. Benoît Charest — “La jungle de Belleville (Belleville Jungle),” The Triplets of Belleville. This is one of my FAVOURITE movies ever. It is one of my guaranteed cheer-up flicks, along with An American in Paris and Singing in the Rain. And Bringing up Baby. And what else, The Gay Divorcee probably. — This is actually one of the more conventional songs on the record, heh.
7. Jessie Mae Hemphill — “Cowgirl Blues,” Feelin’ Good. I love female blues musicians, probably because I grew up listening to all the men, and Jessie Mae is badass.
8. Mediæval Bæbes – “Märk Hur Vår Skugga,” Mirabilis. It’s an a cappella all-female group singing an eighteenth?-century Swedish poem by Carl Michael Bellman! Hell, why not. It’s about death apparently. And Bellman dedicated it to his doctor. Heh.
9. The Murder City Devils — “That’s What You Get,” R.I.P. OH MY GOD MY DEVILS. I MISS THEM SO. One of the first rock groups I really got into. I didn’t lie to you There’s nothing to work out This is what you get when you ask for the truth….I never heard a sad song that I didn’t like. Now you ruined — everything! Fuck, now I’m all nostalgic.
10. Christy Moore — “Well Below the Valley,” Live at the Point. This is the song a priest sings — at, of all things, A WEDDING — at the beginning of The Magdalene Sisters, with Norah-Jane Noone. One of those beautiful but really fucking disturbing folk songs. ….well, that’s most folk songs. You’ll be seven years a-ringing a bell At the well below the valley-o And seven years a-burning in hell At the well below the valley-o. Moore does it very softly and the tension is nearly unbearable.
11. And one to grow on: Tom Waits — “Hoist That Rag,” Real Gone. I remember listening to Tom Waits for hours in college. He still holds up. Take us out, Tom.
If you want more examples of my musical taste try my last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/the_red_shoes