Army of Mom

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Music meme

When I got back from lunch with Army of Dad, Joan from Seven Inches of Sense passed this along the latest meme to go around and asked me to blog about it. So, here we go.

Random 10 Albums Semi-Sorta Randomly pulled from my collection:--
These are the CDs I brought to work to listen to when I'm not listening to Buzz 100 FM from Columbia, Mo. (this station rocks!) It is pretty eclectic. Everything from old music to alternative and country to pop.

A Decade of Steely Dan - Steely Dan
Greatest Hits Volume 1 -Toby Keith
Raoul and the Kings of Spain - Tears for Fears
A Boy Named Goo - Goo Goo Dolls
Here for the Party - Gretchen Wilson
The Dream of the Blue Turtles - Sting
Greatest Hits - Daryl Hall and John Oates
The Eminem Show - Eminem
As Good as Dead - Local H
Justified - Justin Timberlake

What is the total amount of music files on your computer? No idea, probably none.

The last CD you bought is: Chevelle's newest for Army of Dad for Christmas

What is the song you last listened to before this message?
The Toadies - Possum Kingdom

Five songs that you often listen to or that mean a lot to you:

Brad Paisley's "He didn't have to be" is a song that is guaranteed to make me cry every time I hear it. On New Year's Eve 1999, Army of Dad and I went to a friend's to ring in 2000 and they had a book of things we hoped to accomplish in the coming years or something to that effect. Each of us was asked to write in it and I remember reading AoD's hopes that he could be a good dad to his step-son, my eldest, and that song was how he hoped my son would look at him as he grew up. Still brings tears to my eyes and makes me love him even more to know that he wants to be a good father to him.

Tim McGraw's "Don't Take the Girl" is another with memories tied to AoD. I knew he loved me when he said he could understand the feelings conveyed in that song.

Ben Folds Five' "Brick" doesn't have any special meaning to me. I just think it is one of the best songs ever written. I can feel the lyrics and empathize. Just a beautiful song.

Live's "Lightning Crashes" was out when I was pregnant with my eldest son and I just felt so closely tied with the song. I thought about the lyrics to it and it just really hit me hard. I still love this song.

Godsmack's "Whatever" is just one of my favorite songs EVER. I think it may be one of AoD's, too. It is a great anger anthem with a chorus like "I'm doing the best I ever did. Now go away." Just a little note: Godsmack makes for great sex music. Not that I'd know or anything.

Who are you gonna pass this stick to? (5 persons and why)
LabKat because she is so opinionated, she'll have something to say about it.
Uzz because he is lives for music and will most definitely have some interesting things in his list.
I'll ask Gadfly to do it because I think his music taste is pretty eclectic, too.
Doug at Bogus Gold will get an invite to participate because I've seen where he has blogged about music he is listening to and it is as broad as my list.
And, finally, I'll ask Ken at it comes in pints for his opinions, too. I don't think I've ever seen him mention music, so that should be interesting.


  • At 6:36 PM, February 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Of course, if you had trackbacks you'd know that already ;)

  • At 10:12 PM, February 05, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Wow. Getting smacked down on my own blog. That is just wrong.

    Thanks Ken. I enjoyed reading it. I like Yes, too.

    I struggled with leaving American Pie by Don McLean off my list of memorable songs.

  • At 11:04 PM, February 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I trust it was eclectic enough for you?

    Actually, I thought about American Pie too, but if I were going to choose a Don McLean song I'd go with Vincent or Castles in the Air.

  • At 12:48 AM, February 06, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    Random 10 Albums Semi-Sorta Randomly pulled from my collection:

    Beatles - "Revolver"
    Beck - "Sea Changes"
    Radiohead - "The Bends"
    Pink Floyd - "Animals"
    Bright Eyes - "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn"
    Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - "Live at Luther College"
    Jane's Addiction - "Nothing Shocking"
    Nick Drake - "Bryter Layter"
    World Party - "Goodbye Jumbo"
    Helmet - "Meantime"

    What is the total amount of music files on your computer? Not sure how many on the entire system, but my ITunes has 5649 songs that clock in at 27.45 Gigs

    The last CD you bought is: Two the same time...both by Bright Eyes..."Digital Ash in a Digital Urn" and "I'm Wide Awake, Its Morning".

    What is the song you last listened to before this message?
    "Ariel Ramirez" - Richard Buckner (its from the Volkswagen commercial that shows the couple taking some shots for an old lady on a mountain and then driving the camera back down in the Toureg...told you I was a geek.

    Five songs that you often listen to or that mean a lot to you:

    "Fade Into You" - Mazzy Star:
    This is maybe the most haunting song ever!!! From the song:

    "I want to hold the hand inside you
    I want to take a breath that’s true"

    That's how love should be:-)

    "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" - Counting Crows:
    Adam Duritz of the Crows wrote this song after he saw a movie with Monica Potter in it and he became smitten with her...he wrote the song and sent it to her...pretty cool way to get noticed! It also worked. For me the song has so many lines that strike close to home...

    "If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts"

    "If you've never stared off into the distance then your life is a shame"

    I love expressive and descriptive lyrics and this one of those songs!

    "Come Pick Me Up" - Ryan Adams:

    No...NOT Bryan Adams...Ryan Adams...he is an alt-country/rocker/whatever...he writes extremely emotional songs and this is maybe the most brutal. Its about a girl that he keeps on dating even though she uses him. A sample:

    "wish you would/Come pick me up/Take me out /F*** me up/Steal my records /Screw all my friends behind my back /With a smile on your face /And then do it again"

    Between his solo work and his work with his band Whiskeytown, he may be the best songwriter in music today.

    "Time to Say Goodbye" - Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli": me a wuss...go what...I like operatic pieces! Even though I have no idea what they are singing for the most part, it moves me...I am a pretty sensitive person, so BACK off!!

    "Man In the Box" - Alice in Chains:

    This is THE anger song for me! While I loved Nirvana, Soundgarden and the other Seattle grunge bands, I find today that I love Alice in Chains more than any of them. It was hard to not put a random Rage Against the Machine song here, but I just felt like this was better!

  • At 1:12 PM, February 06, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Alli, by all means participate in this one. Tell me your blog address again so I can go visit.

    And, I, too, felt dirty for the chain blog thingee, but what can you do about it?

    Ken, definitely eclectic. Love the Sesame Street thrown in there for good measure. I left out Big T and the Bada-bings from my random CDs. That one is my car, though. Great swing tunes from a friend of mine.

  • At 11:41 AM, February 08, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I done this thing

    I made the wurds *nodnodnodnodnodnod*


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