Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I Wish It Was on The Radio

I'm going to attempt to do this memey thing called 30 Days of Song. I will not post this every day, because oh-my-pants-I'm-bored-already. Instead I'll post once or twice a week, as I feel like. So there. I am unrepentantly stealing this from Jen O. at My Tornado Alley. She rocks. I'm not sure if she stole it from somewhere, but here we go. 

A Song I Wish I Heard on the Radio

Let me tell you a long, complicated and semi-pointless story: I used to love Soul Coughing. In high school and college, I rocked me some "Super Bon Bon." I went to see them in college, which was my worst concert ever and I once got shoved into the floor head first and had my arm dislocated at an Offspring concert. (Actually, that was one of my best concerts ever, despite the abject pain.)

In any case, years later, I was watching my very favoritest episode of Veronica Mars. (The rich kid prom with the awesome "epic love" quote.) I kept rewinding and re-watching the scene where Logan finally (drunkenly) confesses his love to Veronica. And I realized that, like Veronica, I loved that song. Only I had no idea what it was. Some googling later and I found that it was "I Hear the Bells" by Mike Doughty. I kept thinking I recognized that awesome voice. Down the rabbit hole a little further and wouldja look at that: he's the lead singer of Soul Coughing. So. Small world, I guess. Kinda. In any case, that one song in one episode of a show, opened up this whole world that I wouldn't have known about. Because it doesn't exist on the radio. At least not around these parts. Mike Doughty, you had me at "joyful and triumphant."

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song - White Blank Page
Day 2 - Your Least Favorite Song - Barbie Girl
Day 3 -  A Song that Makes You Happy - Birdhouse in Your Soul
Day 4 - A Song that Makes You Sad - Anna Begins
Day 5 - A Song that Reminds you of Someone - Friend of the Devil
Day 6 - A Song that Reminds you of Somewhere - Least Complicated
Day 7 - A Song that Reminds You of a Certain Event - Mrs. Potter's Lullaby
Day 8 - A Song that You Know All the Words To  - It's the End of the World as We Know It
Day 9 - A Song that You Can Dance to - Some Nights
Day 10 - A Song that Makes you Fall Asleep  - Ice Cream
Day 11 - A Song from your Favorite Band - Later On 
Day 12 - A Song from a band you Hate - Life is a Highway
Day 13 - A Song that is a Guilty Pleasure  - Loving You is the Dumbest Thing
Day 14 - A Song that No One Would Expect you to Love - Mean
Day 15 - A Song that Describes You - She Don't Want Nobody Near 
Day 16 - A Song that You Used to Love but Now Hate - Drops of Jupiter 
Day 17 - A Song that You Hear Often on the Radio - Little Talks
Day 18 - A Song that You Wish You Heard on the Radio - Grey Ghost (today)
Day 19 - A Song from your Favorite Album
Day 20 - A Song that You Listen to When You're Angry
Day 21 - A Song that you Listen to when You're Happy
Day 22 - A Song that you Listen to when You're Sad
Day 23 - A Song that you Want to Play at your Wedding
Day 24 - A Song that you Want to Play at your Funeral
Day 25 - A Song that Makes you Laugh
Day 26 - A Song that you Can Play on an Instrument
Day 27 - A Song that you Wish you Could Play
Day 28 - A Song that Makes you Feel Guilty
Day 29 - A Song from Your Childhood
Day 30 - Your Favorite Song at this Time Last Year

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