Sunday, June 15, 2008

Can You Stay Up to See the Dawn?

I've never denied the fact that I'm a Radio Nazi. I annoy friends and co-workers alike with my multiple playlists.

If I'm forced to work a weekend, I retaliate by playing my iPod in the pharmacy non-stop.

One co-worker -- let's call her Sherry Ann -- has no problem voicing her opinions about the artists that appear on my "Work" playlist. She hates ANYTHING affiliated with the rap genre, and LCD Soundsystem gives her a headache.

"It sounds like a CD is skipping," she told me. Plus, his songs are all like nine minutes long and it drives her nuts.

Her least favorite artist, hands down, is M.I.A. At first I assumed it was a generation gap thing, since she's in her fifties, but yesterday the 18-year old kid heard "Sunshowers" and asked, "What the hell is this music???"

Sherry Ann was also shocked to hear that I don't like kd lang, since she knows how much I enjoy "sultry ladies." (I played Feist for months on end last year -- I was obsessed.)

She thinks Radiohead and Arcade Fire are moody, but she enjoys In Rainbows. She pointed out today the similarities between the final notes of "Nude" and the part in The Little Mermaid when Ariel is giving her voice to the sea hag.

The minivan we rented in Florida had an auxillary jack for an iPod, much to my delight and to the chagrin of the other Fruity Splashers. Here's a list of songs that we probably never want to hear again (which is partly my fault, partly the fault of one 103.9 FM)

1. "Damaged" - Danity Kane

Do, do you got a first aid kit, tranny?

2. "Touch My Body" - Mariah Carey

Not even the thought of Kenneth in a tank top can help me get through this song.

3. "Take a Bow" - Rihanna

Are we done with songs about no-good ex-boyfriends yet? Yeah? Can someone tell Rihanna this?

4. "No Air" - Jordin Sparks

The songs asks repeatedly, "How am I supposed to breathe with no air?" Then Ms. Sparks says:

But somehow I'm still alive inside
You took my breath, but I survived
I don't know how, but I don't even care

Really? You don't care? Then why should we? Quit asking us how you're supposed to breathe with no air!! Also, growing gills would probably help you when you're "out here in the water so deep."

There are a few songs that I'll always associate with our trip to Florida that I'm NOT completely sick of yet, and I've included links to download.

1. "Click, Flash" - Ciara

2. "All Dressed in Love" - Jennifer Hudson

3. "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" - Vampire Weekend

Also, I've been trying to get the gays to like My Morning Jacket, but it's not going so well. Feist was a much easier sell, what with the colorful video and the snazzy choreography and all.


Blogger Jimmy said...

I don't recall you ever asking me to listen to My Morning Jacket....I just remember you talking to Alan about it. Burn me their CD and I'd be glad to jump aboard!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I'm liking Vampire Weekend quite a bit myself. And I know that two of those fruity splashers have enjoyed some My Morning Jacket off of the It Still Moves album because I was addicted to "Dancefloors" and "One Big Holiday" for a while. Their new album's a bit odd though don't you think? I do like "I'm Amazed" though. Despite thinking the new stuff's a bit strange I'm still thinking about hitting their show in KC in August. Oh, and I LOVE "Xmas Curtain." Bless you in your efforts.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Bring on the My Morning Jacket! I'm ready (for free MP3s).

2:14 PM  

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