Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Do You Want From Life?



Amber and I have been having lots of conversations lately about what we both want from life. I have no doubt that this theme is what's springing up for me as this song floats through my head this morning. I'm not sure if a herd of Winnebagos or a baby's arm holding an apple are on either of our lists, but you get the idea. There's an absurdity in this song that I've always thought is so perfect for the subject matter: to what lengths will you go to achieve wealth and notoriety, and is that all there is?

Artist: The Tubes
Year: 1975
Rating: Hot!

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Year's Day



May possibly be the only popular song ever written about the Polish Solidarity movement. Not sure why it's in my head, but up with the trade unionists!

Artist: U2
Year: 1983
Rating: Luke Hot

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Downtown



Another tune in my head from singing songs with my family last week.

Artist: Petula Clark
Year: 1964
Rating: Warm

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo



I think this is in my head because I was playing a song game with the family on Friday night, and it devolved into renditions of Disney tunes. Not sure if this specific song came up, or if the mental connection was from having sung Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Ha! Now they're in YOUR head! Mwah-a-a!

Artist: Verna Felton
Year: 1950 (From the movie Cinderella)
Rating: Warm

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Under the Milky Way

Wish I knew what you were looking for/ Might have known what you would find. Had a vague sense of lyric and mood dovetailing with this song this morning.* Artist: The Church Year: 1988 Rating: Luke Hot *I'll help you find it if you'll let me.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Under Pressure



In my humble, this is one of the best songs of all time. Such complete passion, extemporaneous collaboration, such a strong message of love and so subversively queer-positive. Breaks my heart every time I hear it, thinking about Mr. Mercury's untimely death to AIDS/HIV.

I've heard it in a bunch of different contexts over the last couple months. I even saw this music video for it for the first time ever when visiting my friend Scott in San Diego in August. Also, naturally, heard a local guy belting out the Vanilla Ice riff on it recently at the Mint (does he still contend that he didn't steal the legendary bass line for that song?) Then I saw the Glee rendition of the Ice tune on DVD. And then I finally woke up with "Under Pressure," thankfully not "Ice Ice Baby," in my head.

Artist: David Bowie and Queen
Year: 1981
Rating: Hot!