Top Ten Mix of Me

I blame Dargie. It’s usually a safe bet, blaming him. This time he triggered me into spending an entire evening making a mix tape, or as the kids call it these days “a Playlist”.

The theme? Ten songs to represent you.

Some of these choices are due to lyrics, all of them are due to me just loving the tune. The hard part wasn’t finding ten songs to represent me. The hard part was culling the list down from about a hundred. If you asked me tomorrow, the list would change.

Big Rude Jake – Andy’s Requiem – Beat poetry the way it was meant to be heard, with jazz. I really need to follow up on the study of beat poetry.

Groove Armada – My Friend – Whenever I’m down, I call on you …

Cage the Elephant – Aint No Rest For The Wicked – Good blues done by a band whose members are collectively younger than all the years of the original. Some messages are ageless.

Dire Straits – My Parties – This song goes through my head at the start of every single one of my parties.

Joe Strummer – Get Down Moses – Um, just good. Y’know?

Hooverphonic – Mad About You – I’ve long had a love of the siren song, the sultry siren at center stage with one microphone and an evening dress that covers everything and hides nothing, a voice that mesmerizes and entrances. I had to struggle between Hooverphonic and Portishead over this one.

Jet – Shine On – closest to faith I can get to, I guess.

Everything But The Girl – Missing – Whenever I’m down this song goes a long way to… well, helping me wallow in it if nothing else.

Supreme Beings of Leisure – Good – This could very well be my theme song …

David Byrne / X-press 2 – Lazy – If this weren’t an even better theme song.

Bonus track:

Iio – Smooth – Can never hear this tune enough.

I now challenge everyone else to come up with their ten (or eleven)

Lyrics for “Good”:

I disagree with your philosophy
What killed the cat’s not curiosity
And you know that I’ll do it again
Yes, you know that I’ll do it again
And there’s no stopping me my friend, not this time

I’ll be good, I’ll be good tomorrow
I’ll be good another day

These palace walls are lined with excess
When wisdom calls I’m riding express
But I swear I won’t do it again
No, I swear I won’t do it again
And I promise this is the end, one last time

I’ll be good, I’ll be good tomorrow
I’ll be good another day
I’ll be good, I’ll be good tomorrow
I’ll be good another day

I take a bite, open my eyes
Oh, cover me, yes, I am naked

I’ve made my deals with moderation
But virtue’s a fleeting fascination
‘Cause I know that I’ll do it again
Yes, I know that I’ll do it again
And it’s silly for me to pretend all this time

I’ll be good, I’ll be good tomorrow
I’ll be good another day
I’ll be good, I’ll be good tomorrow
I’ll be good another day

I swear I’ll be

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *