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September 22, 2006

Killing the music meme

Because The Armorer decided to skip out on the latest music meme he was tagged with by Cassandra I’ll answer it, and thereby uphold the honor of Castle Argghhh!. (Yeah, we know you’re busy doing God’s work, Boss. That’s why you keep us ankle biters around, on short leashes, right?).

“List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions your site along with your seven (for those of you who, like me can't count, that's all the fingers on one hand, plus two more) songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to:”

(songs below the fold)

1) Protection by Massive Attack. Song reminds me of me and Jess, how we got together, and how we never figure out who is actually protecting who in this relationship.

2) Aenema by Tool. Lex said it best when he listed this song for a different meme: It’s a Southern California thing.

Sure, it’s a beautiful place. Many of the people are great. But there’s just something about the place that you wouldn’t mind if the San Andreas went so you could take a refreshing dip in Arizona Bay. I was born there, raised there, and lived there up until six years ago (26 years all told) by the way, so don’t get huffy about me CA hating.

3) Lullaby by The Cure. It annoys Miss Thang. ‘Nuff said? Not quite. For some odd reason it motivates me about grading and gets me into ‘the zone’ when grading. Maybe that’s because it feeds into my darker instincts and gives me reason to be an uncompromising of my principles and responsibility to the chemistry community grader? Maybe. You better study, chuckleheads, because otherwise Spiderman is having you for dinner tonight.

4) Sea of Sin by Depeche Mode. This is definitely not a song for kidlets. I’m not always a prude, only about 99% of the time.

5) ‘Cowboy’ by the Vandals. Another So. Cal. band, with Tool being the other. Something I've listened to from my early days up until today. Also annoys Miss Thang (bonus!). This is an anti-suburbanite poseur anthem. That's the element which is the element that annoys Miss Thang since I explained it to her as such when she asked (double bonus!). Plus, who can pass up the guitar part from ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly’ theme, even if it is buried in a punk song?

6) ‘Voices’ off of the Macross Plus soundtrack. This is just something I find really, really pretty and sometimes I just need to hear something really, really pretty (before I go postal, burn down my lab, and slaughter Miss Thang).

7) Elevation by U2. This is just a good tune in my opinion. A rather feel good about the world after listening to pop song.

As usual, Argghhh! is where memes come to die. I’m not tagging anyone but you’re welcome to leave your seven songs if you wish.
--ry