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17 April 2008 @ 09:09 am
7 songs  
Once again, gloriamunty has proven the exception to my rule about memes by tagging me with one that actually interests me, the instructions of which go like this: List seven songs you are into right now no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good. They simply must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

Ever since the Tom Waits cartooning project, I've been listening to more Tom than I ever thought I would, but there's one song in particular that draws me back far more than all the others: "Ol’ 55". Even if you don't know it, you probably know the more popular, yet inferior Eagles cover. The original is so much better. It's just about a perfect song in my book.

One night K. asked me what I thought about "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles, so we YouTube'd it and lo and behold, I was delighted. I love me some pop music and this piano tune about how she refuses to write her boyfriend a love song does quite well by me.

No group makes me feel twenty years younger they way the Replacements do, so recently I compiled all my favorite 'Mats songs onto the old ipod for some serious re-listening. The one that gets played twice as often as the others? "Kiss Me on the Bus".

Last Halloween, I dj'd some 70s music for some friends and now I can't stop listening to my favorite old soul songs. And the first song I always play (and I usually play it twice in a row) is "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight & the Pips.

I saw the Fratellis at last year's WXPN concert and didn't find them that memorable, but ever since the trailer for Run Fatboy Run, I can't stop listening to "Chelsea Dagger".

I first heard the Ditty Bops's version of the old jazz tune "Sister Kate" in an episode of The L Word back in 2007. Since then, I doubt that I've gone more than a week without listening to it. It's just so damn fun.

While I listen to a lot of David Bowie just about all the damn time, there's one song that's become a mantra to me when I'm working on my novel, "Ziggy Stardust", particularly the line "He took it all too far, but boy could he play guitar."

(ETA: You can listen to a streaming mixtape of my seven songs here: http://radiofreeassmonkey.muxtape.com/)

In non-music news, yesterday one of my co-workers bought some makeup during her lunch break and was shocked (shocked, I say!) to realize she was walking about the city with a woman's partially-clothed bottom on her bag. I was less shocked and quickly negotiated for possession of said bag, which now graces my cubical wall and which I now present to you.

Listening to: The Lemonheads - "It's a Shame About Ray"
bitchiekittie: dirty dirty!bitchiekittie on April 17th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
mmm, heiner bag.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: funky eye hurtyassmonkeydiary on April 17th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Hehe... heiner.
ghibli_geek on April 17th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
If you only knew how I felt now, you wouldn't act so adult now! Hurry hurry, here comes my stop!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green tikiassmonkeydiary on April 17th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
Your tongue...
Your transfer...
Your hand...
Your answer...
theballadofyoko on April 17th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
I like the bag handle serving also as bondage.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on April 17th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
I was really glad they didn't pierce her through with them. Tying good, impaling bad.
xterminal on April 17th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Completely coincidental: I actually heard "Kiss Me on the Bus" on the radio a couple of days ago!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ape in icelandassmonkeydiary on April 17th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Nice... sounds like a station that's actually worth staying tuned to.
xterminal on April 17th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
They're all over the map, but a good number of shows worth listening to. It's WRUW, 91.1 Cleveland. wruw.org for web listening. I think you'd be quite fond of me friend Patty's show, The Spandex Years-- all eighties all the time.
zantimisfit on April 17th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
You can have this on your cubical wall at work? You're not going to be accused of creating a "hostile working environment?"
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on April 17th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
Aha, I should have mentioned this:

The bag has the lady on one side and makeup on the other, so I have thumbtacked it in an open state and in such a position that only I (or someone in my chair) could possibly see the lady side. Everyone else in the office will just think I'm a big fan of Total Body Lift cream.