Monday, October 1, 2012
In my ear
(photo courtesy of Apple.com)
There's this trend going on to know what's on the iPod playlists of famous folks these days. I think it gives us insight into who they are when no one is talking to them. I know when I put my ear buds in I'm instantly in another world. It can be reflective, fun, angst ridden or just plain relaxing. Now, I know I'm not famous! I know you could care less about what's on my playlist.... But this is my blog, see? And I can do what I want! Besides, I found some stuff that flat cracked me up...
Amos Moses - Jerry Reed Very red-neck of me, you say? Don't care. I love this song because it tells a story... Albeit one of abuse and murder, but a story none the less. And how to hide a body in a swamp... Good to know!
Brighter Than the Sun - Colbie Caillat This song makes me smile. It's also my ringtone. That's right, despite myself I'm a freaking cheery mess! Yes, I am... Oh shut up.
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley Pretty sure this is self-explanatory. Wait, let me check with the voices.... Ya, they say it's self-explanatory!
F-n Perfect - P!nk One of the few songs that I actually got a clean version of. I am always downloading the raunchy version on accident and I couldn't be happier that I did this one right. It's my anthem to my kids. They are so amazing! And there's no trace of that icky word to wreck how I feel about them... Just sayin'.
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys Ok, so I know if you know me you know that I have very eclectic tastes, and that I revel in watching tv. These guys have made it big largely in commercial background music, but also in the alternative genre. Just love em! They look completely geeky and I find that sooo cool! (Snorts and pushes up reading glasses...)
Hot For Teacher - Van Halen Ya, I'm a child of the 80's - what of it? David Lee Roth was my high school crush. There I said it.... I still like big hair, spandex and dancing like a goober. Admit it, you do too! I know you still have a pastel blazer in your closet, the sleeves crushed and ruined from pushing them up your arm... You don't? Just me? Poop....
I've Got A Woman - Ray Charles Oh man, there just isn't anything like some Ray-Ray to get ya feeling the groove! It was a toss up between this and Seven Spanish Angels... (shivers) LOVE! The song is about a complete chauvinistic who literally says a woman's place is in the home, but man! Dude can make me sing along anyway...
Mexican Hat Dance - (who cares) This is bound to raise some eyebrows if you're in the car with me and it blares out, trumpets proud! My husband is a performer who rides horses to music on occasion and that auto update thingy in iTunes? Well, there ya go... Don't judge me. I laugh every time and so I keep it on.
One More Night - Maroon 5 Adam Levine is delicious... 'Nuff said.
Rolling In the Deep - Adele My spine gets chills when I hear Adele. Just an amazing set of lungs, that gal! I sing to this one regularly... Well, if you can call me butchering an Adele song singing. Ya. Nevermind.
The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton This one I keep on my iPod because, without fail, every time my daughter pushes play that banjo riff comes on and just floors her! She looks at me every single time with that, "What the heck? Mom!" look and we both have a good belly laugh. And if I'm honest, there are times I sing along... It has great childhood memories of my Grandpa.
Texas Cookin' - George Strait When you're on a diet, songs about food are hard to come by... So if I can't eat it, at least I can have a handsome dark haired crooner sing to me about it, right? No calories in that, I hope. I play the song ALOT these days... While on the elliptical... Not eating cookies. I swear.
That's it, folks... Twelve of the many tunes that keep my toe tapping and me from shooting idiots roadside! What's your fave list of songs or just stuff you have on your iPod that crack you up? Would love to hear from you. Really... Comments make my week!