Diary of an Ass Monkey (assmonkeydiary) wrote,
Diary of an Ass Monkey

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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.

Tags: barefoot, memes, music, work
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