Category: music

  • the best hundred songs

    so since i did a list for books and another for movies, i figured i should do one for my first love: music. of the lists, this one’s been the biggest bitch to compose. my library is vast, yall, and not all in one place, so given that i’m weeding the itunes account on my […]

  • an eighties playlist: female vocalists

    paula abdul. cold hearted. pat benatar. we belong. belinda carlisle. leave a light on. tracy chapman. fast car. tiffany. i think we’re alone now. taylor dayne. tell it to my heart. debbie gibson. lost in your eyes. janet jackson. what have you done for me lately. cyndi lauper. time after time. madonna. live to tell. bette midler. the rose. juice newton. […]

  • the oscars: original song

    so there are some two dozen oscar categories. one that is typically the biggest disappointment to me is original song. not because of who wins but because the nominees are generally pathetic. sometimes it’s like asking me to pick between two bowls of utterly contemptible food: snot-and-squash souffle or pissed-on pureed peas. other times it’s like […]

  • a sixties playlist

    the beatles. can’t buy me love. ray charles. hit the road jack. the chiffons. one fine day. patsy cline. i fall to pieces. sam cooke. what a wonderful world. creedence clearwater revival. fortunate son. neil diamond. sweet caroline. aretha franklin. respect.jimi hendrix. voodoo chile. jefferson airplane. white rabbit. ben e. king. stand by me. the mamas […]

  • a seventies playlist

    acdc. highway to hell. aerosmith. dream on. the beatles. let it be. boston. don’t look back. james brown. get up offa that thing. the carpenters. top of the world. creedence clearwater revival. up around the bend. charlie daniels band. the devil went down to georgia. john denver. annie’s song. neil diamond with barbra streisand. you don’t bring me flowers. the eagles. already gone. fleetwood mac. go your […]

  • an eighties playlist: male vocalists

    bryan adams. summer of sixty-nine. garth brooks. if tomorrow never comes. peter cetera. glory of love. phil collins. against all odds. peter gabriel. in your eyes. corey hart. never surrender. don henley. boys of summer. bruce hornsby. the way it is. waylon jennings. theme from dukes of hazzard (good ol’ boys). billy joel. you may be right. elton john. candle in the wind. richard marx. right […]

  • tunes for tuesday

    a few weeks ago, when erin called my attention to alyssa’s back to blogging challenge, i was like, nah. i don’t wanna play. this right here is probably the only post i’m going to contribute, and i’m doing it because i realized one of the prompts, upon further consideration, did kind of strike a chord: three […]

  • the picky playlist

    erin made a soundtrack for her life — her hot one hundred — using billboard’s year-end lists. i’d originally done the same, but i didn’t love the result, so i redid it. instead of using the year-end’s selections, though, i’m using hot one hundred lists compiled each year (mostly) the week of my birth, only […]

  • tunes for tuesday: songs from the letter h

    one. half of something else. the airborne toxic event. all at once. two. hallelujah. jeff buckley. grace. three. halo. depeche mode. violator. four. happiness. abra moore. strangest places. five. haunted. poe. haunted. six. heartland. u2. rattle and hum. seven. hellodrama. what made milwaukee famous. trying to never catch up. eight. hells bells. acdc. back in […]

  • tunes for tuesday: songs that begin with the letter e

    one. easy. fuel. something like human. two. eat the rich. aerosmith. get a grip.three. eclipsed. evans blue. the melody and the energetic nature of volume. four. egg man. beastie boys. paul’s boutique. five. elephants. rachael yamagata. elephants… teeth sinking into heart. six. ellis island. big head todd and the monsters. sister sweetly. seven. elsewhere. sarah mclachlan. fumbling towards ecstasy. eight. the emperor’s new clothes. sinead o’connor. i do not want what i haven’t got. nine. empire. queensryche. empire. ten. empty. ray lamontagne. till the sun […]