• exercise your musical muscle!

    19 Mar 2006, 1:56

    my friend e-mailed me a picture. here:

    apparently, there are clues to the names of 75 bands in this picture. i've found about 30 so far. there are some really obvious ones, but help is always appreciated!
  • a playlist

    13 Mar 2006, 2:17

    so i was organising my iTunes library, ripping my cds, etc etc, when i came across an old mix that my friends and i had made. it was from my grade 12 year at GP. wow. brings it all back to me. it's so cool to find things like this. all the nostalgia. and every song has a bit of a story behind it eh. we called the mix "eurotrash." see, we had this club-like thing that we did, we were writing an extra exam (of our own free will, crazy i know) and had a study group cos there was no actual class. we were writing AP european history, and more often then not, instead of studying history, we ended up in the yearbook room, chillin out with some tunes. so without further ado, here's the tracks off of "eurotrash."

    Boney M - "Rasputin"
    rather obvious why we put this one on eh? when we started the russian section of the course we played and sang this all the time. also cos Alan Rickman won an emmy and a golden globe for his portrayal of razzy. and we all know how much i love Alan Rickman.

    ABBA - "Waterloo"
    well, we wrote our own lyrics to the tune of this song, again, for obvious historical-referance type reasons.

    MC Hammer - "Can't Touch This"
    k, this one hit wonder made it onto the list as a bit of an inside joke. i always wore a ballcap to school (which was against the rules) and freaked out when anyone touched my hat. hence, can't touch this.

    The Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"
    like most teenagers, we could turn almost anything into a sexual reference, so this song seemed rather appropriate. we also shouted weird things at each other in the halls ... "andrea has a fetus on her leg!" "look at jane's whale sperm!" ... we were odd.

    "Hakuna Matata" - from The Lion King Soundtrack
    the lion king is my favourite disney movie ever. i used to be able to recite the whole movie from memory. we often sang disney tunes between classes. or in classes.

    The Proclaimers - "500 Miles"
    we all loved this song. but there was a time that it got stuck in our heads so bad and we sung it all the time. i think cos it was in that beer commercial.

    Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
    my folks always listened to the classic rock station while i was growing up, so i had heard of queen for a while. but most children of the 90s were introduced to queen through "wayne's world." this tune was a road trip favourite and was featured in quite a few shows/band concerts that we put on.

    Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive"
    our school was really into the arts. we had a huge voice/dance/drama programme (aka PA) and a very succesful band programme. this tune is one of the first tunes we ever sang in PA.

    The Foundations - "Build Me Up Buttercup"
    another perrenial PA favourite.

    Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
    i have a black belt in karate. my friends used to sing this just to get on my nerves and make funny 'grasshopper' poses.

    Our Lady Peace - "Clumsy"
    one of our favourite bands ever. and clumsy is by far their best album.

    The Calling - "Our Lives"
    my friend melissa is in love with these guys. i don't see the attraction, but she really wanted the calling on this disc.

    The Beatles - "A Hard Day's Night"
    john, paul, george, and ringo were always played in heavy rotation in the yearbook room (which was more like my own personal office). we felt this song was rather appropriate (well, for me, at least, cos the rest of 'em were slackers).

    The Clash - "London Calling"
    a classic tune from a classic band. perhaps my all-time favourite band.

    Charlie Daniels Band - "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"
    we loved to act out the story of this song. it was also performed at one of our anuual shows. and also another road trip favourite.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Higher Ground"
    when we needed an energy boost, we would always listen to RHCP.

    Nena - "99 Red Balloons"
    we listened to a lot of 80s music also to keep our energy up. just don't ask us to do this one in german, we tried that once and it didn't work out so well.

    Rick Springfield - "Jesse's Girl"
    i think this was one of melissa's personal picks cos i was never that fond of it.

    Billy Joel - "Piano Man"
    billy joel was one of our heroes. we sang his stuff everywhere. halls, classes, shows, road trips, everywhere.

    Barenaked Ladies - "Alcohol"
    you can't have a canadian high school playlist without the ladies. a fun tune, great for grad, where even the teachers bought me booze.