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A year after the fact, and I find out that one of my favourite bands of a decade ago have reformed. Kula Shaker are back in the studio recording their third album -- I wonder if I'll like them again. I'm certainly going to try and find out as soon as it hits the stores.

My Creative Zen Touch replacement arrived in the mail on Friday, and so far, seems to be working like a dream. Although I'm a bit sad that I've only been able to recover 815 of the 4200+ songs in my original playlists (I couldn't do a final backup of my old player before sending it off, as it was unable to retrieve its hard disk; on top of which I've found I've been quite rigorous in deleting mp3 files from my computer in recent months), I'm happy as Larry that starting from tomorrow, I can go back to listening to my favourite tunes while on my daily commute. I have missed doing that the last 2 1/2 weeks, more than I thought I would.

What's going on with SendSpace and YouSendIt tonight? Why should it take 2 hours to upload a single 4MB worth of song? Sod that for a game of soldiers; we'll just do a little game instead. You know the one I mean:


Get your playlist together, put it on random, and play. Pick your favourite lines from the first 35 10 ('cause I'm kind of in a hurry here) songs that play. Post and let everyone you know guess what song the lines come from...WITHOUT LOOKING IT UP!

01. You do not know how much this hurts me
To say these things that I don't want to say
But have to say them anyway


02. The girl is at your side - are you gonna do it?
She wants to be your bride - are you gonna do it?
She wants to multiply - are you gonna do it?
I know you won't be satisfied until you do it!
- recognised by deadsoul820, it's Some Like It Hot by Power Station

03. We meet ev'ry day at the same cafe,
6:30 I know she'll be there,
Holding hands, making all kinds of plans
While the jukebox plays our favorite song.


04. A smash of glass and a rumble of boots -
An electric train and a ripped up phone booth -
Paint-splattered walls and the cry of a tomcat -
Lights going out and a kick in the balls -


05. Lumber up, limbo down,
The locked embrace, the stumble round,
I say go, she say yes,
Dim the lights, you can guess the rest
- recognised by deadsoul820, it's Love Is The Drug by Roxy Music

06. The way you walk
The way you talk, and try to kiss me, and laugh
In four or five paragraphs
All your compliments and your cutting remarks
Are captured here in my quotation marks


07. All good thoughts is not the act of doing
What we want but what we should improving
Properties, ideas, a woman's pleasure
is empowered by love, a perfect measure!


08. Never put your hands on a man except in dancing
Whispering, giggling at the same time have no place in good society
Don't think you can be rude to anyone and escape
Wh-wh-whispering is always rude
Don't hang on to anyone for support
Don't stand or walk with your chest held in and
your hips forward in an imitation of a reverse letter S


09. As much as I definitely enjoy solitude
I wouldn't mind perhaps
spending a little time with you
sometimes


10. But it's the price you pay
And you're a very sexy girl
That's very hard to please
You can taste the bright lights
But you won't get them for free
In the jungle
- bogwitch pipped skylar_muc to the post, it's Guns 'n Roses's Welcome To The Jungle

(Sorry, there may be one or two obscure ones in there, but that's my current playlist for you)

Comments

( 19 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
bogwitch
Jan. 7th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
12. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns n Roses.
gamiila
Jan. 7th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
12?

But you're right, that's good ol' Guns n Roses.
bogwitch
Jan. 7th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Not with it.

I knew a couple of others, but I had to look them up in the end.
gamiila
Jan. 7th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
So?

Oh right, it says 'no looking it up"-- but is it cheating if you're only looking to confirm a hunch? I think not!
bogwitch
Jan. 7th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but what if your hunch was wrong, but it turns out to be another song you know?
gamiila
Jan. 7th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Ah - yes, I see your point. Better keep schtumm then. ;-)
skylar_muc
Jan. 7th, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
Kula Shaker are back in the studio recording their third album
WAAAH! Seriously??? I loved them so much! And I think that somehow, instinctively, I must have known, because I just had a very intense "relistening to Kula Shaker" phase a couple of weeks ago. Awesome.

As for the lyrics meme: The only one I recognised is 10 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns'n'Roses. How embarrassing. LOL
gamiila
Jan. 7th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
WAAAH! Seriously???

Straight up. Check out their site -- apparently they've been gigging as well all through last year and I missed it!. Oh well, at least it means I finally get to dust off my Crispin-icon. I might even make it my default for this year...;-)

And yes, it's that classic rock tune Welcome To The Jungle at no. 10.
deadsoul820
Jan. 8th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
2 - Some Like It Hot, Power Station
5 - Love is the Drug - Roxy Music
gamiila
Jan. 8th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
Right you are! I just love the intro to both these songs.
kathy1975
Jan. 8th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! Kula Shaker are back in the studio!!

I used to be SUCH a huge fan...*lol* I still have a signed shirt and a signed picture in my room ;)!

Will be very interesting to see what their album is gonna be like. Now I feel like it's time to once more listen to some of their old stuff :D
gamiila
Jan. 8th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
I still have a signed shirt and a signed picture in my room ;)!


You realise I'm green with envy now, don't you? ;-)

Now I feel like it's time to once more listen to some of their old stuff :D

Therir old stuff's like wine -- it improves with age! I'll be very interested in finding out later this year whether their new material bears any resemblance...or whether they've gone off in a completely new direction (hope not).
anonypooh
Jan. 8th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
absobloominlutely no idea on any of them woohoo!! But yay for the new player - I dusted off the iriver yesterday to give it a big charge - am feeling the need to go uploading again myself :)
gamiila
Jan. 8th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
Hope you have better luck than I -- I tend to gert very upset when it uploading takes more than a few minutes at most. I'm such an impatient puppy! ;-)
anonypooh
Jan. 8th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
my pc is behaving quite well at the moment - so fingers crossed I can get some speedy tunes

*pimps* do you like my Myspace song? - found it yesterday and I love it
gamiila
Jan. 8th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
I haven't listened to it yet...I'll make a point of doing so when I get home, and let you know.
anonypooh
Jan. 8th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
excuse the evilness of making you enter!
enigmaticblues
Jan. 8th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
Hooray for music! I don't know what I'd do without my iPod. I've gotten so used to having it at work or for studying that I think I'd go crazy without it now.
gamiila
Jan. 8th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
Having my mp3 player again really makes all the difference between me being either a grumpy old woman or a happy young(-ish) bunny. Music, to me, is definitely the best pick-me-up.

Also, I'm so impressed with Creative's customer service. I already was impressed with the quality of the product, but now my alliance with this brand has been cemented forever.
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