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Your 2004 mix tape

 
 
Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 12:13 pm
Here's the challenge:

Pick up to 12 songs that have reflected your year. If you would like, tell us why you picked that particular song.

Maybe its a song you just love or maybe its a song where the lyrics spoke to you or maybe its a piece of music that evokes a powerful memory of something that happened to you this year.

Thanks!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 01:22 pm
After a little thought I'm going to pick the old Carole King song "Smackwater Jack" as one of mine.

It has been a very confrontational year.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 01:28 pm
Lucinda Williams has a song, "Greenville" about a loser guy. Some of the lyrics remind me of our national leader:

You scream and shout and you make a scene,
When you open your mouth you never say what you mean...

That would be on my tape...
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 01:59 pm
Good one, D'artagnan!

I might have to go with "American Idiot" to sum up my feelings about politics this year:


Don't wanna be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mindfuck America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
Convincing them to walk you.

Well maybe I'm the faggot America.
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along in the age of paranoia.
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PrettyParis
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 02:40 pm
I'd have to say "Big Shot" by Billy Joel because of a friend I have.
-Paris


Well you went uptown riding in your limousine
With your fine Park Avenue clothes
You had the Dom Perignon in your hand
And the spoon up your nose
And when you wake up in the morning
With your head on fire
And your eyes too bloody to see
Go on and cry in your coffee
But don't come bitchin' to me

Because you had to be a big shot, didn't you
You had to open up your mouth
You had to be a big shot, didn't you
All your friends were so knocked out
You had to have the last word, last night
You know what everything's about
You had to have a white hot spotlight
You had to be a big shot last night

They were all impressed with your Halston dress
And the people that you knew at Elaine's
And the story of your latest success
Kept 'em so entertained
Aw but now you just can't remember
All the things you said
And you're not sure you want to know
I'll give you one hint, honey
You sure did put on a show

Yes, yes, you had to be a big shot, didn't you
You had to prove it to the crowd
You had to be a big shot, didn't you
All your friends were so knocked out
You had to have the last word, last night
You're so much fun to be around
You had to have the front page, bold type
You had to be a big shot last night

Well, it's no big sin to stick your two cents in
If you know when to leave it alone
But you went over the line
You couldn't see it was time to go home
No, no, no, no, no, no, you had to be a big shot, didn't you
You had to open up your mouth
You had to be a big shot, didn't you
All your friends were so knocked out
You had to have the last word, last night
So much fun to be around
You had to have a white hot spot light
You had to be a big shot last night
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nimh
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 02:49 pm
I'm gonna be coming back to this thread. Good idea.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 02:54 pm
Uhoh PrettyParis -- that doesn't sound good at all!

I have to ask, is this person still your friend?

Welcome to A2K. Thanks for joining the thread.
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PrettyParis
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 02:56 pm
::laughs:: No, she isn't but I still get calls from her every so often asking me to go pick her up from some party. Plus...I just love the song. It's just really catchy Very Happy
-Paris
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 03:20 pm
It is indeed very catchy. Your "friend" is lucky she has someone to rely on.

Hi nimh! I didn't see you slip in.

So far I've got

1. Smackwater Jack
2 American Idiot

I'm going to make 3 be "You Can't Always Get What You Want" because this year I found that you can sometimes get what you need if you're willing to keep trying.
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Pantalones
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 03:33 pm
I was scared for dumb reasons in March/April and as I'm driving in my car I heard Incubus' Drive acoustic and I could make the lyrics clearer and they really spoke to me at that time.


Drive
By Incubus

Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
And I can't help but ask myself how much
I'll let the fear take the wheel and steer.
It's driven me before, and it seems to have a vague,
haunting mass appeal.
But lately I'm beginning to find that I
should be the one behind the wheel.

Whatever tomorrow brings,
I'll be there with open arms and open eyes, Yeah
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there..I'll be there.

So, if I decide to waiver my chance to be one of the hive
Will I choose water over wine and hold my own and drive?
Aah-ah-oo-o-o.

It's driven me before and it seems to be the way
that everyone else gets around.
But lately I'm beginning to find that when
I drive myself my light is found.

Whatever tomorrow brings,
I'll be there with open arms and open eyes, Yeahhh
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there...I'll be there.

Would you choose water over wine....hold the wheel and drive?

Whatever tomorrow brings,
I'll be there with open arms and open eyes, Yeah
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there..I'll be there.
Do do do do do do do do
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PrettyParis
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 03:36 pm
I'd have to also put "Seventeen" by Winger on there. Reminds me of my seventeenth birthday, I made a point to listen to it that day. :-)
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 07:03 pm
Winger!?

Billy Joel and Winger!

You are one strange 17 year old.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 07:22 pm
We Hide and Seek - Alison Krauss and Union Station
Dream On - Areosmith
Symphony No 9 - Beeeeeeeethooooven!
Pletzurra - Infected Mushroom
Age of Aquarius - 5th Dimension
Festa da Musica - Gabriel o Pensador
Adagio for Strings - William Orbit
Fogo na Bomba - Charlie Brown Jr.
Allegro non Molto (Winter, 4 seasons) - Vanessa Mae
Don't stop me now - Queen
Hoje a Noite não tem Luar - Legião Urbana
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 07:35 pm
Hi Craven.

What an interesting list. I can't believe you had 12 such handy songs. I'm going to have to look up several of them (and probably their translations). I have a feeling I won't get a whole lot closer to understanding your choices but the mystery of it is very cool in itself.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 07:47 pm
I actually have about 80 that were touch to choose from.

We Hide and Seek - Alison Krauss and Union Station

This is an intrumental. Just effin passionate. People jamming their hears out and that's a beautiful thing.

Dream On - Areosmith

http://search.able2know.com/About/4766.html

Symphony No 9 - Beeeeeeeethooooven!

Beethoven's my homie.

Pletzurra - Infected Mushroom

Frenetic, disjointed.

Age of Aquarius - 5th Dimension

http://search.able2know.com/About/13578.html

Always makes me happy.

Festa da Musica - Gabriel o Pensador

It's a witty song about music, that describes a party with Brazilian music greats attending.

Besides enjoying this song it summarizes my return to Brazilian music.

Adagio for Strings - William Orbit

From classic tragedy to pounding climax. Will make my list every year for a while.

Fogo na Bomba - Charlie Brown Jr.

Reminds me of things I want to be reminded of recently.

Allegro non Molto (Winter, 4 seasons) - Vanessa Mae

My favorite song. Maelet's her hair down on it and this is one of my favorite versions.

Has been on my every list since I discovered it.

Don't stop me now - Queen

This is music to get dressed to before going out to party.

Hoje a Noite não tem Luar - Legião Urbana

This is a sad song about a girl. The title means "tonight there is no moonlight".

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

This is self explanatory. The song is boring but loves life.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 07:54 pm
Thank you Craven, for the explainations. Still, I want to hear these songs. They sound great. Might I suggest the Joey Ramone version of "What a Wonderful World"? I'll bet you like it.

I have a corney one too, though:

"Precious and Few" would describe my marriage right now better than anything.

In our 20 year relationship we have never had so little time to spend together as we have this year. We settled into Mo living with us and Mr. B started a new business, I continued to run my own business -- we never seem to see each other.

So indeed "precious and few are the moments we two can share".
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 08:15 pm
boomerang wrote:
Might I suggest the Joey Ramone version of "What a Wonderful World"? I'll bet you like it.


I'm listening to it now. It's interesting but seems to have taken all the magic out of the song.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 08:29 pm
Yes, it is the same tune and the same words but it is a completely different song.

And the fact that Joey recorded it as he way dying justs add to the mystique for an old Ramone's fan like me.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:28 pm
might i suggest the flaming lips cover of "what a wonderful world"
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superjuly
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:45 pm
1. Trouble - Coldplay
2. Walk Away - Ben Harper
3. Everything - Alanis Morissete
4. Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen - Baz Luhrmann
5. Patience - Guns 'n Roses
6. I'll Love Again - Lara Fabian
7. Per Amore - Andrea Bocelli
8. Secret Smile - Semisonic
9. Unwell - Matchbox 20


That's what I could think of as of right now.
It'll be nice to have 3 spots left over for the songs that I'm sure I'll be remembering to put on the list later on.
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