Friday, April 8, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge…Five Days at a Time (Pt. 1)

So I’ve decided to do this 30 Day Song Challenge that’s been floating around the net. But it’s hard to ask people to have the patience to read your stuff, let alone ask them to click on 30 different things, so I’m breaking this down into five day segments.

Day #1 – Your Favorite Song

For the last year this has been a tossup between LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” and Band of Horses’ “Detlef Schrempf”. Both are introspective pieces, although the moods are slightly different. For now I’ll still have to give the favorite song nod to “All My Friends”, which also contains my favorite lyrics: “You spend the first five years trying to get with the plan/and the next five years trying to be with your friends again”. It’s a song that means a lot to me as my job has taken me further and further away from the people I care about, and I slowly realize that by the time I get back they won’t all be there anymore.

Day #2 – Your Least Favorite Song

I have to make some assumptions from this category, and the main one I’m making is that the question refers to a popular song that I don’t like. I can’t just pick any old mess. And although I’m tempted, I won’t pick the now-famous “Friday” by Rebecca Black, because the song makes me laugh too much. Instead I’ll have to go with the Black Eyed Peas’ “My Humps”, which always annoyed the tar out of me.

Day #3 – A Song That Makes You Happy

Went with an oldie here. The Beach Boys were kings at capturing the sunny Southern California energy, and nothing captures happy Summer spirit quite like the song “I Get Around”.

Day #4 – A Song That Makes You Sad

This one was easy, as thing song has gotten to me ever since I first heard it. It did 11 years ago, and it does now. This is Nickel Creek’s “When You Come Back Down”.

Day #5 – A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

Growing up I took a lot of trips to California to visit my grandparents and stay with them for the Summer. I’d play a lot of cards and Scrabble with my Grandma, who’d always be humming something and saying some awesome phrase when I played a good word (“I’m gonna send ya to the moon!”). For the rest of my life I’m going to think fondly about my Grandma and those times whenever I hear “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?”

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