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grotty

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2004, 11:55:00 am »
1) Where'd you dig this oldie up from Doctor?!
 
 I had the strangest out-of-body experience perusing the topic - reading a list - liking it - & then realizing it was mine. From 1.5 years ago. Weird
 
 2) I feel compelled to acknowledge these very fine & brave choices:
 
 by Sugartastic Tee Flava:
 "Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye.
 
 One of the GREATEST songs ever in my opinion. I even love all the cheesy covers that you routinely hear.
 
 by dtran9:
 Ryan Adams - To Be Young...
 Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
 Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
 
 All favorites of mine at one time.
 
 3) I can't believe that I didn't put any Afghan Whigs on my original list. Or any Catherine Wheel. Or possibly what has become my favorite song: Zip City by DBT.
 
 I did coincidentally, make a mix cd last evening - fueled by an over indulgence in Pinot Noir. It started as a full 80 min CDR of many of my favorite songs of the moment. I cut it down to about 45 minutes worth of tunes similar in tone: Dark - Moody - Weird. Perfect for late night listening. It's short, but o so sweet.
 
 So here are my favorites songs - on Sunday 8/29/04 - all together on one record for my eternal listening pleasure:
 
  At Least That's What You Said  ~ Wilco
  Esta Noche ~ Twilight Singers
  Hey    ~ the Pixies
  Young Liars  ~ TVOTR
  Leif Erickson  ~ Interpol
  All The Wine    ~ the National
  Hyperballad  ~ Twilight Singers
  Switching Off  ~ Elbow
  Hoover  ~ Holopaw
  Goddamn Lonely Love  ~ Drive-by Truckers
 
 I'd be happy to share the love if anyone would like to hear it.

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2004, 12:04:00 pm »
it was weird to see that back in February '03 I listed "Crystal" by New Order as my favorite song.  Yes it's catchy but I hadn't thought about it since then... although now I'm thinking about it again.
 
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tinygee

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2004, 12:28:00 pm »
spent half a life deciding what went wrong
 trying to find out what took you so long
 until you feel its all part of some crazy scheme
 that conjures in your memories til
 you discover whats behind that hill.
 
 you picked me up and we went for a ride
 into the stained glass cavern of the nite
 you turned to say, your eyes fixed on the rows,
 take me from this place i know
 the ruined landscape that i once called home..
 
 -trail of dead- "sources tags & codes"
 
 ..song of the moment.

grotty

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2004, 12:39:00 pm »
Deep in the rain of sparks behind his brow
 Is a part replayed from a perfect day
 Teaching her how to whistle like a boy
 Love‚??s first blush
 
 You, the only sense the world has ever made
 Early evening June
 This room and radio play
 This I need to save
 I choose my final scene today
 Switching off

eltee

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2004, 01:32:00 pm »
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Originally posted by grotty:
 
 "Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye.
 
 One of the GREATEST songs ever in my opinion. I even love all the cheesy covers that you routinely hear.
I've read some good selections here.
 Some of my mellower or guilty pleasure choices: "Life in A Northern Town" Dream Academy. Can't help it, I do. And "Circle of Friends" Edie Brickell. "Imagine" John Lennon.
 On my initial list, the latter two could be replaced by The Kinks, Elvis Costello, Weezer or Prince, The Ramones, the list goes on. I went w/ what first came to mind. "Sexual Healing" is my #1 hands down.

Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2004, 01:36:00 pm »
This question is easy.
 
 1. The Flame by Cheap Trick
 2. Gloria by Laura Branigan
 
 Nothing else comes close.

grotty

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2004, 01:43:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Rhett Miller:
  This question is easy.
 
 1. The Flame by Cheap Trick
 2. Gloria by Laura Branigan
 3. Too Legit To Quit by MC Hammer
 
 Nothing else comes close.
You only make fun of these songs because deep down you love them.
 
 What do you think of this?
 Goddamn Lonely Love ~ Drive-by Truckers
 
 I think it's brilliant. Up there with the best they've done. I hadn't been a big Isbell fan until the latest. He steals the show though. They really captured magic on that tune.

Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2004, 02:09:00 pm »
I would agree that Isbell is the top Trucker on this album. All four of his songs are outstanding. Though I think "Never Gonna Change" is my current favorite.
 
 Gotta give credit to Cooley for singing a song about stock car racing, and to Patterson for rhyming two great lines that take me back to my rural youth; "lying sack of shit" and "sucking left hind tit".
 
 
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Originally posted by grotty:
   
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Originally posted by Rhett Miller:
  This question is easy.
 
 1. The Flame by Cheap Trick
 2. Gloria by Laura Branigan
 3. Too Legit To Quit by MC Hammer
 
 Nothing else comes close.
You only make fun of these songs because deep down you love them.
 
 What do you think of this?
 Goddamn Lonely Love ~ Drive-by Truckers
 
 I think it's brilliant. Up there with the best they've done. I hadn't been a big Isbell fan until the latest. He steals the show though. They really captured magic on that tune. [/b]

ratioci nation

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2004, 02:14:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Rhett Miller:
  2. Gloria by Laura Branigan
 
was this already discussed here? (I have been moving and not read much here) but she just died recently

Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2004, 02:21:00 pm »
I don't know if it had been discussed here yet, but I do remember having an argument with my brother when I was a teenager, and I was arguing the Laura Branigan was truly a musical talent.
 
 
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Originally posted by Rhett Miller:
  2. Gloria by Laura Branigan
 
was this already discussed here? (I have been moving and not read much here) but she just died recently [/b]

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2004, 02:25:00 pm »
this story is from today
 
 http://breakingnews.iol.ie/entertainment/story.asp?j=115929436&p=yy593xy4z
 
 Singer Laura Branigan dies
 
 
 30/08/2004 - 15:49:21 American singer Laura Branigan has died from a brain aneurism at the age of 47.
 
 American singer Laura Branigan has died from a brain aneurism at the age of 47.
 
 The pop star, who found fame in the 1980s with hits Gloria and Self Control, died in her sleep at her home in East Quogue, New York on Thursday.
 
 Her brother says Branigan had complained of a headache for two weeks before her death, but had not sought medical help.
 
 The singer - who started out as a backing singer for legend Leonard Cohen - turned to acting after her musical career began to fade and won roles in TV hit Chips and films Mugsy‚??s Girl and Backstage.
 
 In one of her last roles she played Janis Joplin in New York stage musical Love, Janis.

grotty

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2004, 02:25:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Rhett Miller:
  but I do remember having an argument with my brother when I was a teenager, and I was arguing the Laura Branigan was truly a musical talent.
 
   
"You only make fun of these songs because deep down you love them"
 
 I knew it! It's some weird type of therapy you're practicing to help exorcise these bad songs from your psyche.

Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2004, 02:29:00 pm »
What I didn't know was that she sang backup for Leonard Cohen. See, she must have had talent.

thirsty moore

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2004, 02:30:00 pm »
Let's be honest here.  Leonard Cohen is excellent, but no one needs much of a vocal range to back that guy up.  Ben Stein could be a back up singer for Cohen.

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Re: Your favorite songs
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2004, 03:50:00 pm »
Is it too late for me to post my top 3?