Monday, February 04, 2008

I'm Too Sexy for This Meme

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.
Although now,
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!!!


James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Oh, great answers, Lime. :D That video brought back a few memories as well. I used to love the New York Dolls. Trash...pick it up. lol.

Good stuff.

G-Man said...

"I'm too sexy for my shirt..
So sexy it hurts!!"
...hehehe I own that on cassette!
How embarrassing to admit such a peculiar thing...
But....I'm First!!!!!

G-Man said...

It NEVER fails!!!!!!

furiousBall said...

nice balmy choices from an island girl.

Theresa said...

I can't remember the last CD I bought for myself, since it's been years, and if people could look at the ones I do have they would probably feel pretty sorry for me. Damn, now I have that I'm too sexy song going through my head...

Maddy said...

Well I've never seen the video before - what a sheltered life I lead!
[yours from the padded cell!]

Cooper said...

Kewl..another music meme to steal. I love music memes...good answers on yours, btw..

Moosekahl said...

Ohhh...I'm stealing this one. Your added "warm" songs were on the list Saturday night at the Hawaiian birthday party I was at. Since about 9 am this morning we have gotten about 4 inches of snow and it's still coming...might have to listen to those!

Joeprah said...

Great answers and very eclectic taste. That's something I can truly appreciate. Paul Simon definitely rules. Peace out!

Margee-Martha-Marsha Pick-One said...

I've got me some Ladysmith Black Mambazo on cd too! We saw them in concert a couple years back... Absolutely AMAZING how ALL of their voices become one seamless instrument. Beautiful!

S said...

Mornin' ma'am!
What am I listening to?
Puttin on the Ritz...Rufus version.

Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

I have that Car Talk CD! And my work mug is a Car Talk one. You have to love those guys - they can always make me laugh.

Osbasso said...

I replaced an old LP with the CD, but only because of the cover. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass--Whipped Cream. C'mon--you know why.

SignGurl said...

I feel warmer already having watched that video :) Thanks!

barman said...

I have two cds that are so unlike me. I fess up to owning the one and the other, hey I like the songs that is all that matters.

The first one is 2 Live Crew, "As Nasty As They Wanna Be." The only reason I bought this CD is because there was talk about it being banned. For some reason I do not do well when someone tells me something I can not do so I bought the CD. Of course being very different than what I would normally listen to, it does not see much play time by me.

The other was Outkast "Speakerboxxx." I fell in love with the silly music video for "Hey Ya" played over and over again on a kids channel that I had on a lot (kind of seeing what my niece watched or might watch and just got sucked in). So I decided to get the CD that had it on it. One cd of the two cd set of Speakerboxxx has all the songs I like. The other CD is pretty much all rap which I am not into at all. So this one, hey I like what I like.

Oh and any more I do not buy CDs for the most part. I buy songs either from Amazon or iTunes so I get what I want. Of course I know there have been songs that I now like that I would never have heard if I did that in the past. Sometimes they just grow on you.

Beach Bum said...

One of the many reasons I get the idea that the stork delivered me to the wrong house is that I have liked African music since I was a kid watching some National Geographic specials. A white boy from the south liking African in the 70's was a little much for my poor family to deal with.

The Click and Clack rule I listen to Car Talk just about every Saturday morning.

Anonymous said...

hey nice post Lime...!!! you know you're gonna get a comment from me on a music related post tho huh...???
as a man who owns quite a lot of African cd's, and who used to play an awful lot more on the local radio station, can i recommend the 'Indestructible Beat of Soweto' series if you dont have any...??? truly wonderful...!!! and good to see Mr. Johansen strutting his stuff...did i tell you i went to see the 're-vamped' New York Dolls last year with my boy...??? it was pretty damn good actually...!!!

barman said...

Fortress Guinness, I listen to some of what you mentioned above and I like what I heard. Indirectly, thank you.

Breazy said...

The video has me walking down memory lane a bit..thanks!

Hope you and your family are feeling better. I am having problems with my computer so I haven't been around that much lately, my comp is supposed to be repaired this week so maybe I will be back to normal once again.

Take care!

KFarmer said...

Most of "my" cd's leave everyone scratching their heads. I was born at the wrong time...

Great meme as always~ you are the Queen :)