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October 13, 2007

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Ok, first thing's first. Let's get you caught up on the music of today. Don't wait another second before you go here:

http://thelfactor.typepad.com/the_l_factor/2007/10/just-tryin-to-1.html

and listen to the song in the video.

Immediatly after listening, you should write a thank you note to your girls from inadvertanly sheilding you from this music.

Next, I'll add my contribution to your better-be-cool playlist.

Ben Folds, Jack and Sarah. Don't know it? Can't find it? Just let me know.

Andrew Bird, "Imitosis". http://www.andrewbird.net/armchair.htm

Also, another vote for Come On, Eileen. I put it on a mix for some friends just last year.

Ooh, Army of Me by Bjork, that's a good one!

Criminal by Fiona Apple
Like a Stone by Audioslave (or anything Chris Cornell)
I used to be really into Republica. And Sheryl Crow. And Foo Fighters. I love me some Foo.

Metallica S&M is possibly my all-time favorite album. (Do people still say "album"?)

I have to tell you about a song that just came out this week from Alter Bridge(Mark Tremonti/Myles Kennedy). It's "Blackbird." It takes you on an amazing musical journey back into old school rock and roll. I've never heard anything compared to this song. The song about the death of the singer's(Myles Kennedy) friend to cancer. You can listen to it at AOL Music by putting
Alter Bridge into the search. Then, select 'songs' on the menu. The album list should come up. It's a very powerful song. Other great songs on the album are Rise Today, Before Tomorrow Comes, Wayward One, Watch Over You, and Brand New Start.

West Van Girl by The Awkward Stage
On the Radio by Regina Spektor

I am totally obsessed right now with "The Underdog" by Spoon

umm, isn't zack actually spelled without a "c" and sarah actually spelled without an "h"?

anyway, how about "Minor Threat" by Minor Threat?

I really like No More Kings: Sweep the Leg. They also have another really fun one called Zombie Me that you can find on their MySpace page.

Sweep the Leg is especially fun if you also like/liked The Karate Kid. Heh.

I miss mix tapes! They remind me of the 80's...so here goes:

Uncertain Smile by The The
The Cutter by Echo and the Bunnymen
Somewhere in Summertime by Simple Minds

Unfortunately I missed the mix tapes you kooky kids were listening to in the 80's.

However, if you want a really awesome stream of music check out www.radioparadise.com - this is the best commercial free internet radio station I have ever found. I can't tell you how many CD's I have gotten since I've started listening to them. Extremely eclectic.

"Break Out" by Foo Fighters brings out a side of me my husband and child will never see.

I'm either nerdier or younger (or both) than some of the commenters here, but here are my suggestions (past and present) I'm obviously not as eclectic as others here, so sorry if my choices are a little dorky:

Past:

Chains of Love by Erasure
Closer to Fine by Indigo Girls
He thinks He'll Keep Her by Mary Chapin Carpenter
(those all have significance from high school or college)

Modern stuff:

High School Never Ends by Bowling for Soup
Teenagers by My Chemical Romance

Both of these are ironic since I teach high school, but my students also keep me current on what music they're listening to.

Ah, you've discovered the secret to my happy place: the great songs from that fairy tale time of before kids :) Glad you could join me.
Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
Cowboy Junkies - Misguided Angel
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
Run DMC & Aerosmith - Walk This Way

I would suggest "A Flinty Kind of Woman" by Dar Williams. It's a hilarious story about a group of women ("hippy-dippy ... braless wonders") who chase down a child molester.

You can view the lyrics here: http://www.rhapsody.com/darwilliams/thehonestyroom/flintykindofwoman/lyrics.html

Within your reach- The Replacements
Can't stop losing myself- The Dirt Clods

Figured You Out by Nickleback...

Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work
Gloria - Laura Branigan
I Love Rock & Roll - Kizooks
Freeze Frame - J. Geils Band
99 Luft Balloons - The Fabulous Rudies
Whip It - Devo Freedom of Choice
Bright Eyes - Bonnie Tyler
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Call Me - Blondie
We Will Rock You - Queen

...just to name a few... ;-)

Dancing Barefoot by U2. I've always said if I was a stripper, this would be "my" song.

Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen

I always thought "Packt Like Sardines In A Crushed Tin Box" spoke best to a Dad's condition:

"I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case..."

OK, it looks like I might be a lot older than most of you, but what is better to rock out to than Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love?
Anything Zeppelin will do a body good.

"Everybody must get stoned"

If I have to tell you who sang it, then you just wouldn't get it...

Bring your music to your kids! Ween them off of kid music with The Ramones. My three year old goes nuts for them, and, thankfully, they slur so much that any bad words are unintelligible. And, you can all sing the chorus of "Beat on the Brat" together with much glee! It's quite cathartic, really.

Read My Mind by The Killers

also? you should check out www.LastFM.com. Are you familiar with this? You type in a band you like and it builds you a personal streaming radio station around that. It's a great way to find new music you're likely to enjoy. Pandora.com is the same, but lastfm has a larger library, I think.

Rock on.

White Stripes' "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" seems appropriate!

My favorite rock-outs lately have been:
Scarlover by Maria McKee,
Chick Habit by April March,
How Much Reality Can You Take by Banco de Gaia, and
No One Lives Forever by Oingo Boingo.

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