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Everything old is new again

If my iPod has done one thing for me (other than making me feel a fool when elevator doors open and I'm dancing), it is that I have rediscovered a lot of bands I used to listen to. Scott had to travel today, the kids are in school and I have just been singing at the top of my lungs to a bunch of old bands.

- Luscious Jackson
- The Presidents of the United States of America
- Violent Femmes
- The whole soundtrack to Repo Man
- Camper van Beethoven (Take the skinheads bowling!)
- Falsettoland
- Parlaiment (Give up the Funk)
- Tower of Power (What is Hip?)
- Tom Jones

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morzsa
Jan. 7th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
I feel so dumb. I only know Tom Jones from that list.
trshtwns01
Jan. 7th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
Most are pretty obscure unless you happened to have listened to a lot of alternative music during the 80s :)
morzsa
Jan. 7th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
I pretty much listened to nursery rhymes and kiddie songs during the 80's!
weswilson
Jan. 7th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Don't know Falsettoland or Tower of Power...

but don't forget to get Pictures of Matchstick Men by Camper Van! I also think you should download the whole Donnie Darko soundtrack...
trshtwns01
Jan. 7th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
There is ONE song on the Donnie Darko soundtrack that I want, but iTunes doesn't have it! They have the REST of the soundtrack, but not this one track. I MUST have a copy of 'Mad World' as performed by Gary Jules. I've been looking forever. Guess I'll have to buy the freakin CD to get it.

Flasettoland (and also March of the Falsettos) is a GREAT musical. It's about a Jewish family where the father leaves to be with another man. But he wants to keep the family together. Their son is a little neurotic (as are they all) and it has some great musical numbers. Things like 'Four Jews in a room Bitching' and 'My Father's a Homo' (My father's a homo, my mother's not thrilled at all! Father homo! What about chromosomes? Do they carry...will they carry...who's the homo now? My mother says that one day I'll grow up to be President, and that idea's not so wild. I don't lead the life of a normal child...) *laugh* The broadway version also had my FAVORITE Jean Val Jean (Colm Wilkinson) playing Wizzer (the father's gay lover). My second favorite musical, behind Les Mis.

Ever watch the Drew Carey show? One season they used 'What is Hip?' as their theme song, with full dance number.
weswilson
Jan. 7th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
5 O'Clock World was my favorite theme song of his... :)
genebob
Jan. 9th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
Mad World
I must have about 5 different versions of Mad World (T4F) and yep .. some versions are way better (no relation to apple better) than others.

This goes back to my theory that you can tell a lot about someone by observing their CD/DVD collection (or, in J-B's case - 8 tracks and kinescopes). My collection either says I like variety, or am a sociopath (I can't decide).
trshtwns01
Jan. 13th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
Re: Mad World
I'm trying to figure out what 'apple better' is. I think it's a slip and you're actually trying to sway people towards Apple products. Either that, or my post about the iPod swayed YOU to say that Apple is a better product than anything else.

Or else you finally made a typo after ragging me on every one I make ;) Yes, I saw the butter post.
genebob
Jan. 13th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
typoz? whats a tipo?
you can tell if i made a typo by glancing at the keyboard. in this case, i intended to say "apple better" because a typo of butter would've been (pick one:)

bytter
bitter
bjtter
b7tter
b8tter
bhtter
bjtter

You should know by now that I don't make mistakes; correcting them would take too much time out of my day.

trshtwns01
Jan. 14th, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: typoz? whats a tipo?
Mind typo. I do it lots. You are thinking one word, but your fingers type another. :)
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