Monday, June 30, 2008

Tagged! Seven songs and seven blogs

It appears that I have been tagged.
This will require thinking. And taking those thoughts and translating them to words. Harumph...

OK, the seven (added as thought of)

  1. All Together Now (The Beatles)
    I recently showed our Maiya the Yellow Submarine DVD and she fell in love with it. I thought it might be a bit much for her, what with the whole psychedelic thing, but no, she completely digs it. Anyway, listening to her sing this at the top of her lungs is genuine joy.
  2. Tommy Gun Angel (Bardo Pond)
    Currently the most frequently plaid song on the Ipod (plaid? try played - ed.). I rediscovered this a few months back when I digitized my Lapsed LP on my then-new USB turntable. I'm not sure I actually ever listened to this all the way through when I first bought it back when...
  3. Wrote A Song For Everyone (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
    As I was digitizing this album, I had a vision of listening to this song with my dad whilst sharing an herbal jazz cigarette. And that makes no sense whatsoever. But it has that kind of feeling to it. I was also envisioning those hippy beads that people would hang in doorways. Which makes less sense. So, there's that.
  4. No, I Don't Remember Guildford (Robyn Hitchcock)
    Another rediscovered gem. This edged out the equally worthy N.Y. Doll only by viture of having a higher play count on the Ipod.
  5. Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)
    The "Smiles awake you when you rise" bit makes my goosebumps get goosebumps.
  6. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) (Stevie Wonder)
    Sappy? Sure. So what?
  7. New Mind (Swans)
    The one that started it all for me.

2 months ago, Pleasure Avalanche or Mutiny In Heaven by The Birthday Party would be battling for position here...last month it would've been something off of the last 3 Nick Cave albums...tomorrow, I could probably come up with a completely different list.

And since the only person I know who blogs is the one who tagged me, I'll hope that 7 random people stumble upon this and go forth and do it themselves.
“List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.”

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Alexander "Xander" Franklin Reid
13 June 2008
(Friday the 13th!)

Shares a birthday with:
Malcolm McDowell
The Olsen Twins
Rochelle Davis (The Crow)
Rivers Cuomo
Laura Kightlinger
Stellan SkarsgÄrd
Ban Ki-Moon
Ralph McQuarrie
Ben Johnson
Basil Rathbone
William Butler Yeats
James Clerk Maxwell (Scottish physicist)
Gerald Gardner (British occultist)
Paul Lynde
Whitley Strieber
Ally Sheedy
1983 - Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system.



He's not smiling, it's just gas