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6 Songs meme

Just when I thought it was safe to come out, tori_x tagged me, and now I must list my six favourite songs of the moment. Unfortunately, I don't have even one that I can name -- I never listen to the radio, and gave up on MTV and Top of the Pops years ago.

So, I decided to give it a twist -- here are six songs chosen at almost-random:

No Milk Today -- Herman's Hermits

This is one of the first songs I remember hearing as a child -- and for some reason, whenever I hear it, I'm immediately transported back into my seat in my father's car, going past particular buildings and eagerly anticipating coming home in a minute...

Bohemian Rhapsody -- Queen

In the 70s, my sister and I were Queen-fans. Queen were the first band either of us ever saw in concert, and for several years, we travelled everywhere to see them and meet with other fans in the Benelux and Germany. In 1975, Bohemian Rhapsody created quite a stir; and we suddenly found that we were considered cool kids at school, whereas before, we hadn't been. To this day, my sister still counts herself a Queen-fan.

Anarchy in the UK -- The Sex Pistols

1977, and punk arrived in The Hague. I remember seeing my first punk person pass by in the street one day -- he had on a pair of jeans, ripped to let his arse hang out; and spiked hair half of which was blond and half green. The shopping public stood and stared. I was most impressed, and ran off to buy myself a copy of the newly released Never Mind The Bollocks. The next day, I tore up my T-shirts...oh yes, I've always been a dedicated follower of fashion!

The First Cut Is The Deepest -- Rod Stewart

Playing truant, I could usually be found in a certain coffee shop nearby, where my friends and I liked to hang out. They served slemp and toasted cheese sandwiches, but the main attraction was the pinball machine. I was highest scorer two years in a row; and in all that time, we only ever played 2 songs on the jukebox: either All Or Nothing by The Small Faces, or Rod Stewart's interpretation of the classic The First Cut Is The Deepest.

A Forest -- The Cure

The first time I heard this song, it packed a punch I couldn't believe. At the time, there weren't that many songs around that had such a long intro; and there weren't that many bands around who could actually play melodically. The driving drums and guitars, and Robert Smith's eerie voice sounding lost in a forest made a lasting impression on me...and I loved how the bass line fading out made my stomach jitter.

Pawn -- Common Rotation

I'd never seen or heard Common Rotation before. Yet when they finished their set at MR2004 with this song, I sang along with the chorus to the amazement of my friends. Next up was James Marsters' GotR. I fell asleep halfway through their first song.

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bogwitch
Jun. 13th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
The last 20 years have passed you by, haven't they?
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
Not true! CoRo are new(-ish -- they've been around since 1997 or thereabouts)...

Harumph. Shuddup you.
bogwitch
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
:D
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
:D right back at you!
bogwitch
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
Oh you noticed I'm stuck in 1994.
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
's Not a bad year to be stuck in...;-)

BTW, how does this page look to you now? It's better, don't you think?
bogwitch
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
Er... The purple hurts my eyes. The scheme is good, it just needs toning down.
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
It looks fine on my PCs...both here at home and at work...quite muted, really. Maybe you've got one of those state of the art, hi-res 700,000,000,000,000 colour monitors?
bogwitch
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
Dunno. I doubt it. It's a HP pavilion mx70, know it? ;)

In the end, if you like it, keep it.
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, well, I do like it....but I don't want my reading public to go "aaarggh, mÿ eyes, my eyes!" when they visit.

Oh well, back to the drawing board, then.
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
And now?
bogwitch
Jun. 13th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Better.
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
Good. 'Cause it's staying that way.
enigmaticblues
Jun. 13th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to check out Common Rotation. I've been hearing lots of people talk about them, but have never heard any of their stuff.
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
Go here:

http://theunionmaid.com/

-- all the songs they've been working in an archive going back to 2003. Just click on any file to hear it.

Or, check out the Union Maid on Http://www.commonrotation.com -- every day, another song goes up.
enigmaticblues
Jun. 13th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That's great.
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!

And on a slightly different subject: is this purple hurting your eyes, too?
enigmaticblues
Jun. 13th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
A little bit, yeah. It's pretty bright, isn't it?
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
I'll see if I can tone it down a bit, then. Cheers!
tori_x
Jun. 13th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
Sorry :) You thought out your answers I pretty much just put up six songs I tend to play alot on my IPod, I don't really have a reason for them other than Live in Five- CR it was one of the first Union Maids and I've loved it since I first listened to it.
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
I pretty much just put up six songs I tend to play alot

I think most people did it that way. I couldn't because a) no iPod (or iRiver; I want one just like anonypooh's) and b) no idea what's in the charts these days (except for crazy Frog ::shudders::). So I had to think of something else ;-) Wish I'd picked slightly less old songs, though...
tori_x
Jun. 13th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Bohemian Rhapsody is a classic and I love The First Cut Is The Deepest, I like your choices and reasoning behind them :)
gamiila
Jun. 13th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
I love The First Cut Is The Deepest

Ssshhh, don't tell anyone, but I still occasionally like to listen to the Rod as he was before the ever younger models and costly divorces...no one could sing about heartache as poignantly as him.
tori_x
Jun. 13th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
lol your secrets safe with me ;)
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