i’ve said before that when i’m in the car alone, i like to listen to a.m. radio because i like to hear grown ups talk… but lately that has changed… i don’t know if it’s because it’s been a voting year and all i hear are political commercials, or my tollerance for bullshit has been kicked down a notch, but i just can’t stand the screaming any more. AND my new car has satellite radio, so i have more (better?) music stations to choose from.
we had a quiet a.m. at home today, no preschool, kindergarten in the p.m., no errands… just quiet. ahhhh…. we can’t have quiet. we need some loud. i like to have the voices in my head drounded out (i can’t figure out how to spell that word). i cranked up some of the DAYS worth of music i have stored on this little laptop and wondered what everyone else listens to when they want LOUD music.
i asked my facebook friendies. there were lots that didn’t surprise me, the Ozzy and Metallica, the Beastie Boys and Pearl Jam… and i was happy to see that showtunes were represented, as well as the Top Gun soundtrack. though that “take my breath away” makes me wanna bang my head on the counter. i do NOT like lovesongs. i also do not like country music. in my real life, i hate lamenting, i can’t stand forlorn-iness. it’s not productive, i have no patience for it. let’s all just be mildly stressed and cussy, ok?
sometimes when i have to go to a professional meeting (admittedly there are very few of those these days), or some sort of wholesome crunchy gathering, i like to listen to loud rawk-ous music on the way. i love to pull up listening to Queen or Aerosmith on full blast. kinda my “you can’t tame me, man” flip of the finger. i know no one cares, it just makes me smile. i like pretending that i have a little wild streak.
at craft shows, i plug one earbud in and listen to my mp3 player. sometimes people ask what i’m listening to, expecting christmas carols or something sweet, and i want to answer black eyed peas, the NON-radio edit. i do love songs with lots of swearing… but clever swearing… with a purpose. it’s hard to explain. fergie swearing. love it. also, CHEESE. i LOVES the cheese. Copa Cabana? On my top 10 best songs of all time list. and Barry White is the MAN.
so anyway, here is the playlist i had this a.m. in my kitchen while packaging etsy orders (keeping in mind my childrunz were running free and i kinda had to watch the language. dammit.) :
Whatever Lola Wants – Sarah Vaughn
Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
Supermodel – Ru Paul
You Can’t Stop the Beat – Hairspray Soundtrack
Smack My Bitch Up – Prodigy (the girls were upstairs playing) =)
One Night in Bankok – Murray Head
Fell in love with a Boy – Joss Stone
Plastic Jesus – Mojo Nixon
Duran Duran – White Lines
Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl (my dad used to get this stuck in his head, and it would make me NUTS that he’d sing it. )
with all the crappy music that’s floating around out there right now, i had forgotten that there’s some awesome stuff, too. you might not think my choices are that awesome, but i’d love to hear what you listen to. and listen to LOUDLY.