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Soundtrack for . . . A Wet Day in the City

1) The Dumbing Down of Love by Frou Frou (click here to listen)

2) Ohio by Peter Bradley Adams (click here to listen)

3) Be Here Now by Ray LaMontagne (click here to listen)

4) This World by Zero 7 (click here to listen)

5) Rainy Day by John Lee Hooker (click here to listen) – no, it’s not cheating even though it says rain

6) Oh My Stars by Andrew Belle (click here to listen)

7) Backed Into the Corner by Amy Stroup (click here to listen)

8 ) Lullaby by Rosi Golan (click here to listen)

9) Ungodly Hour by The Fray (click here to listen)

10) High Speed by Coldplay (click here to listen)

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Soundtrack for . . .

i’ve been told I’m very good at making mixes for people, whether if they need it to fit their mood or matching songs to personalities.  one of my dream jobs is picking the music for movies.  alas, my latest idea is called “soundtrack for . . .”  i will pick a topic (or make someone else pick a topic for me considering making decisions is NOT a strong point for me) and develop a soundtrack for it.  feel free to make suggestions!

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hiatus over

so for some reason i took a hiatus from blogging.  maybe because i realized (with the help of yoda in the most loving way possible) that i’m a workaholic and need to separate work life from personal life because i also realized i was running out of things to talk about.  so, i’m not challenging myself to think of something random and just go with it.  so today, i’m doing a 30 day thinger in one post.  but before that…can i please draw attention to these things of which i forgot:

1) Paris Hilton had a single called “Stars Are Blind”
2) What happened to Sisqo?  He did so well with the Thong Song.  And what happened to Ja Rule?  Last time I saw him was the first Fast and the Furious.
3) Remember that Vitamin C song called “Graduation”?

Day 01 – Your favorite song

way to make it hard the first “day.”  can we do my favorite song at this exact moment?  of course we can!  “God Put A Smile Upon Your Face” by Coldplay.  i’ve loved this song for what feels like forever, even though the album “A Rush of Blood to the Head” came out in 2003.

Day 02 – Your least favorite song

toss up between any miley cyrus song, justin bieber, jonas brothers or that ridiculous rebecca black “friday” song.  even glee couldn’t make that okay.

Day 03 – A song that makes you happy

“skinny dipping girl” and “wash away” by joe purdy.  i just heart this man and his talent.

 Day 04 – A song that makes you sad

“broken” and “storm” by lifehouse.   they’re just applicable.

Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone

“a little piece of heaven” by avenged sevenfold.  derek and i used to sing this together.  or text it to each other.

Day 06 – A song that reminds of you of somewhere

“hello seattle” by owl city.  reminds me of seattle, which is my most favorite place on this earth.

Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event

why is it that the two songs that pop into my head are related to traumatic events?  “believe” by yellowcard (sept 11) and “lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off” by panic! at the disco.  i was listening to that song when i almost died.  for some reason i find that ironic…but i’m not sure why.  moving on.

Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to

ask my mom and she’ll tell you that i know every word to my itunes library (7000+).  however, i don’t know THAT many.  it still amazes me that i can sing every n’sync and spice girls song if they came on.  as for without prompting from a radio?  probably “my stupid mouth” by john mayer.  it’s kind of my mantra…and “true love way” by kings of leon.  “revelry” and “use somebody” for that matter.  with prompting from itunes or the radio…yeah, that list goes on for a long time.

Day 09 – A song that you can dance to

“hello” by martin solveig and dragonette.  traditional lady gaga, ke$ha, random top 40 songs…um and “life passed me by” by super stereo (thanks, christina, for this song!)

Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep

“blue in green” and “it never entered my mind” by miles davis.  dear Lord, thank you for this man and his talent.

Day 11 – A song from your favorite band

“trunk” by kings of leon.  “rememo” is good too.  “true love way.”  “the bucket.”  yeah…i could go on and on and on

Day 12 – A song from a band you hate

“burnin’ up” by the jonas brothers.  it makes my ears bleed.  and my ears can’t afford to bleed anymore.

Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure

david archuleta’s “crush.”  and jessica simpson’s “a public affair.”  it’s been months since i’ve listened to either of them.  over a year or two for jessica.

Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love

“last friday night TGIF” by katy perry.  she’s top 40 and she’s pop and she’s catchy.  but i freaking love her music and that song.

Day 15 – A song that describes you

i once took this facebook test at like 2am when the roommates and i were pulling an all-nighter because the boys were going to break into our house…it said “baby did a bad, bad thing” by chris issak.  again, i’d go with “my stupid mouth” or “why georgia” by john mayer.  i have this word vomit issue and i constantly question if i would be proud of what i’ve done so far, meaning i ask myself if i’m living my life right.   and of course, “sweet sweet heartkiller” by say hi to your mom.

Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate

“hey there delilah” by plain white t’s.  this song was SO OVERPLAYED.  i skip it every time now.  i just can’t do it.

Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio

“judas” by lady gaga.  the top 40 songs of this week.  that’s what happens when you only listen to the radio in the morning and your choices are HOT and DC 101.  well, i do listen to WMZQ, so i hear this jason aldean song sometimes…but whatever.  i like WMZQ.

Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio

i can’t answer that because that’s why i have an ipod.  so i can listen to it when i want to.  and i like keeping bands in my back pocket.  i used to love fall out boy and had a bootlegged copy of one of their underground shows before they were famous.  now i’m like, eh.

Day 19 – A song from your favorite album

my favorite album…this week it’s “split screen sadness” by john mayer.  last week it was “you can’t always get what you want” by the rolling stones.

Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry

“numb-encore” by the jay-z/linkin park mash up, a lot of breaking benjamin

Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy

“could it be” by mackintosh braun; “cloud 9” by distorted penguins, “you know who you are” by E for Explosion

 Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad

” somewhere in between” by lifehouse; “freedom” by david gray; “i shall believe” by sheryl crow

 Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding

hahahahahahahahahaha, “i do” by colbie callait.  i’ve told my friends that it’s my “bite the bullet” song because it’s completely how i feel.  well, the first verse is exactly how i feel right now.  thanks, colbie!

Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral

“world spins madly on” by the weepies and john mayer’s version of “free fallin.'”

Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh

“politically correct” by SR-71.  i get this lovely smirk on my face.

Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument

hot cross buns?  jingle bells?  i used to be able to play “louie louie” and some little mermaid songs on the saxophone.

Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play

oh gosh, “clair de lune” on the piano. a thousand songs on the guitar.  i really wish i could play some joe purdy.  of course some john mayer.  some wicked guitar rifts like that one i love in “soothsayer. dedicated to aunt suzy” by  buckethead.   i really just wish i could play the guitar and the piano.  but alas, my attention span is that of a 2 year old.

Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty

um.  wow, this one is hard.  honestly, christian songs.  i mean, i like a lot of them and i’m down with the J-man.  but they make me feel guilty when i’m not all about my faith like i want to be.

and maybe avril’s “what the hell.”  because really, all my life i’ve been good, but now, i’m thinking what the hell. all i want is to mess around. and i don’t really care if you love me or if you hate me, you can’t save me.

Day 29 – A song from your childhood

my 3 favorite songs from childhood: the free willy song (also known as “will you be there” by michael jackson), “river of dreams” by billy joel and “runaway train” by soul asylum

Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year

i have the short term memory of a flea.  ask yoda, she’ll tell you.  so we’ll say joan jett’s “bad reputation” because i was working at lowes and didn’t care if the managers thought poorly of me.

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