Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Mixes

Disc 1
Time To Pretend - MGMT           
Steer - Missy Higgins           

Disc 2

Disc 3

Disc 4

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Meme 3 - from my brother

Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 35 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Have people guess what songs they are.
Step 4: Bold out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is cheating!

1. Come dance with me/ I -I- I love it
2. Something in the way she moves
3. The Magic 8 says I’m losing/ but I’m trying even harder now to hold on
4. Lily is dancing on the table/ We’ve all been pushed too far
5. Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
6. It’s been 7 hours and 15 days/ Since you took your love away
7. Pick the girl up at the train stop where I live/ Take a drive along the beach by the ocean
8. Well I’d live to visit the moon/ On a rocket ship high in the air
9. Once was a magical place/ Over time it was lost/ Price increased the cost
10. In many ways / They’ll miss the good old days
11. Come on baby leave some change behind/ She was a bitch but I don’t care
12. I don’t mind it/ I don’t mind at all/ It’s like you’re the swingset and I’m the kid that falls
13. Boys and girls of every age/ Wouldn’t you like to see something strange
14. Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave/ I sold my soul must be saved
15. All I can ever be to you/ Is a darkness that we knew/ And this regret I got accustomed to
16. Here we are we’ve come to call/ With pipes and flutes and fiddles and all
17. Heaven bent to take my hand/ And lead me through the fire
18. A man walks down the street he says/ Why am I soft in the middle now?
19. I would like to reach out my hand/ I may see you/ I may tell you to run
20. I got dosed by you/ And closer than most to you and/ What am I supposed to do/ Take it away I never had it anyway
21. Come on come on come on come on now touch me babe/ Can’t you see?
22. Ka-boom/ Get it right now/ Oh let’s burn the factory/ that makes all the wanna-bes
23. Perfect by nature/ Icons of self-indulgence
24. Knew you’d be here tonight/ So I put my best dress on/ Boy I was so right (God, I'm embarrassed)
25. He was a hard-headed man/ He was brutally handsome
26. Miami/South Beach bringing the heat (dear GOD.)
27. The minute you walked in the joint/ I could see you were a man of distinction
28. Walking from the past/ But I don’t think I’ve said my goodbyes
29. Baby can’t you see/ I’m calling (this is a COVER version)
30. Drugs/ They say/ To make us feel so hollow/ We love in vain/ Narcissistic and so shallow
31. And I feel that times a wasted go/ So where you going to tomorrow?
32. You took your coat off/ And stood in the rain/ You’re always crazy like that
33. Dusting off your savior/ Well you were always my favorite
34. Don’t waste your touch/ You won’t feel anything/ Or were you sent to save me?
35. You pretend you’re high/ You pretend you’re bored/ You pretend you’re anything/ Just to be adored

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Whee! new meme!

1. Started your own blog (duh.)
2. Slept under the stars
I think the last time I did this was on Catalina, and we woke up covered in ash from the LA fires
3. Played in a band
I sang in a choir...
4. Visited Hawaii (seriously? can't we just say an island?)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumping
Hell no. But I would like to go skydiving.
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
I've walked to the top of the leaning tower of pisa
18. Grown your own vegetables
tomatoes and apples
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
the Indian Pacific in Oz
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
Dear god I hope women don't do that anymore
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
SF child. I have built massive pillow forts...
25. Held a lamb
baby goat...
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
It may have been in kickball... but still
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
If my grandparents count
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
It was the Marilyn Manson version of Sweet Dreams. It wasn't good.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
Last time I can remember (if not in Ifaty, Madagascar) was in San Diego to watch the grunion
46. Been transported in an ambulance
I was accompanying my mother
47. Had your portrait painted
sketched - does that count? Oh - and sculpted, too.
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Can't - moving veins. They don't like me.
65. Gone sky diving
want too...
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favourite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
I've fractured my left pinky finger. Does that count?
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
Jeff Goldblum, Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, Nellie McKay, Zeljko Ivanek, Billy Crudup, Ana Gasteyer, Tom Hewitt, and many, many actors from RENT. And Olga Borodina and Jose Cura, who are opera singers. I have also seen Chris Kattan, Cheri Oteri, Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman, Conan O'Brien, John Hodgman and Will Arnett. Living in SF and New York has it's perks. My mother also told Mel Gibson that I loved Braveheart. This was before he went crazy.
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day