January 08, 1935

The Backlist

Old stuck in my head songs. Or memes. (From whence this odd collection, see this post.)

February 2005
22. Stuck: Tom Waits, "Strange Weather," of course.

September 2004

22.
Stuck: Theme to the Fairly Odd Parents

Killed by: Badly Drawn Boy, "Logic of a Friend."

August 2004

5.
Stuck: Dire Straits, "Walk of Life."

Killed by: L7, "Used to Love Him."


July 2004

23.
Stuck: Morrissey, "You're the One for Me, Fatty." Which is actually a pretty good song. Still, I find myself turning to ...

Killed by: ...Feist, who I like quite a bit. Has a voice that is both clear and delicate, half Ella Fitzgerald and half Jane Birkin. Most of the album --- Let it Die --- only improves with repitition. (Damn near typed Feith there; that'll teach me to read too much Talking Points Memo.)

5.
Stuck: Some Eurocrap techno-pop thing the radio's been playing a lot. I think this particular specimin of the species might be some form of Minogue, but I'm not certain. Though to be fair, I must here state that Irish radio is several times better than its Clear Channel infested counterpart across the pond; their ratio of Good to Tolerable to Gawdawful songs is about 1:1:1, whereas at home it's more like 1:3:20.

Killed by: In the absence of ipody goodness --- I need to pick up a certain wire to hook the thing up to my computer --- I've been depending a lot in RTE1 which is, to my mind, charmingly odd. Sure, I'll listen to the farm report; I've never heard a farm report before. And certainly not in Irish...

June 2004

17.
Stuck: Nothing. No, really ---- just the peaceful buzz of absolutely no obligations or responsibilities. No idea where my next paycheck is coming from either, of course. I think it might be the calm before the crazy.

Killed by: For about five days now, Iíve had a rotating mix of Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse, the Eels, Ludacris, and Missy Elliotís greatest hits on the Itunes. Pasty white boys and bumpiní hip hop; I am failing to come up with a suitable bland/spicy food metaphor to convey why this works for me.


8. Stuck: Tenacious D, "Sex Supreme," specifically, that one part where J.B. queries, "Have you ever been worked on / By two guys who are hot for your snatch," over-enunciating for emphasis.

Killed by: The Eels, "Novacaine for the Soul." How come I never got into the Eels before, eh? It took Modest Mouse's "Float On," also good song, to remind me of that one video where the guy makes the face out of the carrot ("Last Stop: This Town") and how I rather liked the song and whatever became of them? and so forth. Anyway. They're good.

May 2004

17.
Stuck: "Vader Paces the Halls of the Death Star" Theme from Star Wars. (You know, BUNH-BUNH-BUNH, buh-ba-BUNH, buh-ba-BUNH) alternating with "You're the Inspiration," which is by Chicago, apparently. I always knew there was a reason why they sucked.

Killed by: At this point, I'm considering copius amounts of bourbon.

April 2004

26.
Stuck: Nellie McKay. "Toto Dies," mostly, but also "David" and "Inner Peace." It's pretty, it's punchy, it's snark set to jazz. I like it bunches. It's also the catchiest clutch of brain worms to infect my cranium in years.

Killed by: Took two hours of The Clash both "The Clash" and "London Calling," to get rid of that shizz. I said catchy, and I ain't fuckin' around.

7. Stuck: The Cure, "Boys Don't Cry." You know, just reading the lyrics makes the song seem so dark and steryotypically Cure-like, but as I'm sure you know, in my head it's a pop fest, here, people. I'm chair dancin'.

Killed by: I'm hooked it up to a respirator, actually, until I can download it. Limewire, you are my friend.


14.Stuck: Nellie McKay. "Toto Dies," mostly, but also "David" and "Inner Peace." It's pretty, it's punchy, it's snark set to jazz. I like it bunches. It's also the catchiest clutch of brain worms to infect my cranium in years.

Killed by: Took two hours of The Clash, both "The Clash" and "London Calling," to get rid of that shizz. I said catchy, and I ain't fuckin' around.

March 2004

1.
Stuck: Nina Simone, "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter"

Killed by: Allowed it and "Man's Best Friend" to fight it out in my head, as I'm not really bothered by either one.

9.
Stuck: Corey Hart, "I Wear My Sunglasses at Night." Damn 80s.

Killed by:
Black Box Recorder, "Brutality".

15.
Stuck: Ace of Bass, "I Saw the Sign," of course. It's a deserved punishment, I suppose, but it still feels unjust.

Killed by:
Little Walter, "Mellow Down Easy"

18.
Stuck: Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, "I Had the Time of My Life." Man, I don't even like that damn movie.

Killed by:
Panjabi MC, "Mundian to Bach Ke." Nothing clears out 80s crap rock like heavy-beat elctronic Indian hip-hop with Punjabi vocals.

February 2004

25.
Stuck: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, oddly enough

Killed by: Belle and Sebastian, The Boy Done Wrong Again


16.
Stuck: Theme from Master Class at Johnson and Wales
Okay, I'm a big geek. A big PBS-watchin', cooking-show lovin' geek.

Killed by : A return to semi-delirious demi-sleep.

9.
Stuck: Men at Work, "Land Down Under"

Killed by: Outkast, "The Way You Move"


January 2004

21.
Stuck: Marvin Gaye, "What's Goin' On"

Killed by: There's no need to kill Marvin. Is there, Mr. Marvin?

22.
Stuck: "Duke of Earl"/"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" medley

Killed by: The Queers, "Ursula Finally Has Tits"

24.
Stuck: Mace and Puffy, "Bad, Bad, Bad, Boys." Thanks, Hip Hop' Most Unintelligble Lyrics on MTV2.

Killed by: The Pogues, "Lullaby of London"

26.
Stuck: I don't know the name of it, but it's one of those nu-metal crap rock bands, and it goes doot-doot, da doot-do doot-do-doot, "Take on, take on anyone" and then the singer warbles, "where you belooong---ooooooong" for about five minute with some halfhearted distortion.

Killed by: The Clash, "Death or Glory"

Posted by Diablevert at January 8, 1935 05:36 PM
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