Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My Favorite Album

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 from my Favorite Album

Ah. Do you remember albums? They are sort of a thing from the past. Not that they don't exist anymore, but with the advent of electronic music, pay by play and single downloads, it's a thing that doesn't exist the same way anymore. Time was that an album was a collection of music that fit and was carefully crafted so that you could enjoy listening to it from beginning to end. Now, they are a collection of "sellable" hits strung together for maximum download sales. Bleh.

In any case, I have a lot of favorite albums. Hard Candy by Counting Crows in definitely in my top five. Also, IV by Led Zeplin. (I know everyone loves IV, but "Black Dog" will always win in my book.) But one of my all-time favorite albums is So Much for the Afterglow by Everclear. Firstly, I love Everclear. Secondly, this was the soundtrack to my life my freshman year in college. The title track still reminds me of someone. "Father of Mine" is eerily like someone crawled inside my head. And the 50's sounding antidepresant ads scattered between songs gives the whole thing a sad and crazy vibe. "Normal Like You" is at the center of that vibe. And it's a song that instantly takes me to a different place in my life. That always gets points in my book.

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 
Day 19 - A Song from your Favorite Album - Normal Like You (today)
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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