I saw this at Goody's and had to steal it. The title up there is a reference to Goody's admission that his music collection contains Right Said Fred's I'm Too Sexxy.
1. What song lyric taken completely out of context has become important to you?
Well, it's not out of context...I just change the lyrics of Amos Lee's Arms of a Woman to fit my personal preference for a good man instead. It just takes me to a happy place.
I am at ease in the arms of a woman.
most of my days I spend alone.
A thousand miles,
from the place I was born.
But when she wakes me,
she takes me back home.
2. What was the last stupid lyric to catch in your head and not let go?
The Steelers Superbowl song. I hate that stupid song but Calypso and another friend who is a Steelers fan were singing it to soothe themselves yesterday. It doesn't get much more stupid than that. Make it stooooooooop!
3. Have you ever bought a record / CD for the cover art alone - what, and why?
Nope, and truthfully there are a couple musicians whose music will get an automatic purchase from me before I even hear any of it. I have to have heard some of it repeatedly and really like it before I am going to sink money into it usually. Unfortunately. I got burned on the last one I bought this way. Critics may have loved it but I was sorely disappointed by Prince's Planet Earth.
4. What is the LAST CD you bought / downloaded, and why?
The Essential Paul Simon. I've been a fan of his forever. I just never had anything past his dynamic duo days in my collection. Now I do, woohoo!
5. What CD do you own that you think would make your friends shake their heads in either pity, or a total lack of comprehension?
I've seen people react that way when they look at my Ladysmith Black Mombazo CDs and another one I have that's done by various African musicians. I have zero embarrassment about owning or enjoying those CDs. Lessee, I also have a compilation album of irreverent car related music from NPR's Car Talk that a dear friend sent me. That's just plain funny. Not embarrassed about that either. It's great for road trips. Then there is the Toolbox Classics CD where a guy plays classical music on power tools. I find it fairly amazing that you can get that kind of range out of chop saws and power drills. I guess I'd blush a little to admit my iPod has Baha Men's Who Let the Dogs Out on it. In my defense, after a 14 hour drive to Georgia it's pretty fun to crank it up, roll the windows down, and drive through a snooty gated community when we finally arrive.
6. From Cooper's place I am adding....5 songs to chase away the winter blues.
Hot, Hot, Hot by Buster Poindexter
It's Getting Hot in Herre by Nelly
Caribbean Party by David Rudder
She's Only Happy in the Sun by Ben Harper
Summertime by The Sundays
Yep, I'm all about the power of suggestion as I sit here watching the snow fall. Here, if Seasonal Affective Disorder has you in its grip enjoy Buster and the ghastly 80s fashions. Feel free to dance around. It will help your mood. I will not be taking any responsibility if you decide to use a can of Aquanet on your bangs though.
Final bonus question: What are you listening to right now?
The Prerelease of Andy T and the Gear Jammers Band You Don't Say that arrived in the mail on Saturday! Woohoo!!!