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Music Meme and stuff

I've been rebuilding my mp3 player's music library and clearing unwanted or redundant files from my PC for the last few days, which has given me a splendid opportunity to take stock of what I actually have; and has also provided me with the answer to this meme gakked some time ago from shipperx:

Everyone has those few guilty pleasure songs on their playlists, I know I do. So the deal is that you have to filter through your playlist for the ten (or five or twenty, however many you like) most embarrassing songs on your playlist. You don't have to upload them, but if you want to, go for it. Then pass it on to whoever you want to; no set number.

Now before I took that long hard look at my playlists, I thought this could easily have been about dozens of songs. In the event, I struggled to find more than one, and that one's definitely got to be the single most embarrassing song included in the music collection of someone who fancies herself a rock chick first and foremost:

1. Celine Dion, My Heart Will Go On

I don't know what it's doing there. And I don't know why I can't bring myself to get rid of it. Perhaps it's got something to do with my partner in my last relationship declaring it to be 'our song' at one point (from which, of course, the relationship was doomed to failure)...I don't know. It's there, and it stays there...for now.

However, after having identified this as the most embarrassing song on my playlists, the hunt for others of similar ilk proved elusive. I have some Phil Collins, and Against All Odds is a terrible soundtrack to an even worse film, but is it properly embarrassing to have it as an mp3? I have the Bee Gees classic How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?, but it's offset and redeemed by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers's cover of it, in my opinion. There's the odd novelty song, including rants and four poofs singing about their enormous penis - should I feel embarrassed by those? I have Marilyn Monroe's breathy Happy Birthday Mr. President complete with JFK's response -- not one of her more musical triumphs but hardly cringe-worthy (except perhaps when you buy into the rumour that she was carrying on with him, his brother or both of them at the time). There's some Mud, The Rubettes, and The Sweet: poppy, innocuous, middle-of-the-road type music I grew up with in the seventies, which I didn't mind then and which I still don't mind today. And there are golden oldies like Hush, Hush, Hush, Here Comes The Bogeyman and The Teddybear's Picnic by Henry Hall & His Orchestra with its quaint and terribly precise 1930s diction...Then I found my candidate for second place:

2. Rolf Harris, Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

Nowhere near as embarrassing as No. 1, but still...Rolf Harris?!

Actually, I'm listening to Ofra Haza at this very moment. Her songs are terribly sentimental, but because they're in Hebrew and sung in the Yemenite tradition, they're somehow more palatable than their lyrics should make them (if that makes any sense at all).

In an unrelated topic, I've noticed that I'm retaining some fluid -- my feet are normally quite boney, but now the one that's not in a cast looks rather swollen and the skin feels tight on it. I wonder if it might be a side effect from the injections I have to give myself every day in order to prevent the risk of thrombosis -- although it doesn't seem to list it?

And in yet another unrelated topic, although I said I would participate again this year, I don't know that I will have any new pictures to put up in wild_photos this weekend. I should have gone out and taken some before I went into hospital, really.


( 15 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Aug. 2nd, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Okay, geez, I almost want a download of the second one to send to my Mom because that's been one of the ditty's she sung throughout my life(as code for someone in the family "to pull up your zipper")
Aug. 2nd, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Almost, but not quite?

In case you change your mind, here's one tied down kangaroo. ;-)
Aug. 2nd, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thankfully, I can say I have neither of them! I do have Kirya though.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thankfully, I can say I have neither of them!

That's a relief! I would have had to seriously revise my opinion of you if you had (yes, I'm perfectly happy applying a double standard to other people) :).
Aug. 2nd, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
I might have a Sugarbabes MP3...
Aug. 2nd, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
Really? I don't, but I do have one or two Shakira ones...
Aug. 2nd, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Ooh...retaining fluid might not be good. Could you call your pharmacist or doctor?
Aug. 2nd, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
I think I'll try and stop by the pharmacy on Monday. I need to return my used seringes there anyway.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say that I will be out of town and have internet access on your bithday. I hope it is wonderful!
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Have a great time in TN!
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
Aug. 3rd, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
err...try having 'Elmo's song' on your MP3 player ;-) It makes me giggle whenever I listen to it though!
Aug. 3rd, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
'Elmo's Song'? I don't think I know that one, but I'll take your word for it!
Aug. 3rd, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
I think the fluid thing might be a problem. You should contact your doctor. It's not normal for a healthy woman of our age to retain fluid in an otherwise uninjured limb. Why are you taking blood thinners anyway? Are you moving around much at home? You wrote in a previous post that your walking cast isn't doing you much good. It took me a few days to get comfortable with mine, but I started out by putting a bit of weight on the foot while still using both crutches, then moved to just using one crutch to lean on and take the weight of the dodgy leg. It took about two weeks before I was comfortable to walk without crutches for even short distances. But after that I was mostly okay, as long as I took it easy. A five minute walk was definitely out of the question, and I can't imagine trying to get up and down 5 flights of stairs!! (NO LIFT?!! Insane!)

So I wouldn't get down about not being able to walk yet, it takes time. But deffo check out the fluid retention.
Aug. 3rd, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Why are you taking blood thinners anyway?

Erm...I don't know...because I've been prescribed them? Apparently, they're standard issue when dealing with lower limb traumata. No, I didn't know that either. ;-) But I've been told I'll have to keep injecting myself for as long as I'm in a cast, so...

As to the cast, I'm slowly getting used to it. The first couple of days were quite difficult, in that my expectations were that I should hardly be hampered by it and would be able to carry on as normal. Totally unrealistic, and nobody's fault but my own, I now know. I'm managing alright in the flat on my own, but I'm still dependent on others when I want/need to venture outside. Stubborn as I am though, I keep trying to go places and do things for myself the moment their back is turned. I have, for instance, just returned from an expedition to my favourite bookshop in town (taking one crutch). I'm happy with my new books, but my ankle does not feel happy with me, and I won't repeat that experiment any time soon.

But deffo check out the fluid retention.

It didn't seem so bad this morning...but I'll definitely keep an eye on it and and will contact my GP on Monday if it comes back.

(NO LIFT?!! Insane!)

It's a 60 year old apartment block. Building regulations in those days made lifts mandatory only from 5 floors up...and I'm on the top floor of my building, which is the 2nd.

( 15 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )


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