Friday, November 30, 2007

Rock interventions

Michael's Rock Club theme was a success. Most of us admitted that we struggled with our final choices, but maybe that's why they worked; people put a lot of thought into their songs, and they shared some crazy stories. I'm sharing the play list with you, to satisfy your curiosity, but I've left names and stories out of it because of their personal nature. My choice is pretty obvious. Can you guess?

Play List

Walkin' After Midnight, by Patsy Cline
Fuck Was I, by Jenny Owen Youngs
Pump It Up, by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Holland 1945, by Neutral Milk Hotel
There Is A Light, by Great Lake Swimmers
In The Evening, by Nina Nastasia and Jim White
What Wolves Would Do, by Les Savy Fav
Rollercoaster by the Sea, by Jonathan Richman
The Morning of Our Lives, by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers
Step Back, by DAT Politics
No Key No Plan, by Okkervil River
Smells Like Happiness, by The Hidden Cameras
Andante from the Dumky Trio, by Antonin Dvorák

I can't tell you how happy I was that there were two Jonathan Richman songs. They were played back to back, no less. I decided to bring my favorite, Roller Coaster by the Sea, for a variety of reasons. First, I thought it would be great to hear the actual song when I went on the Santa Cruz roller coaster last August instead of torturing Shannon with my rendition. Second, I like the message of the song and I wanted to share it: sometimes you need to do something silly to get you out of your head.

I might add some other musings about this Rock Club at a later date. It deserves some extra thought and I don't have energy for a longer post right now. Besides, I need to go buy cookies for my last Writing Popular Science class. We're having a party.


robyn. said...

i had guessed the hidden camera song. i had guessed wrong

sarah said...

wow. i look really stoned in that picture. but i'm not. go figure.

Anonymous said...

Haha! I knew you'd pick that Jonathan Richman song. You've loved him for so long that as soon as I hear or read the words "Jonathan Richman", an image of your face comes into my mind.

I LUV that someone picked Patsy Cline's Walking After Midnight. Such a great song. I'm still not sure what I would pick. Shall think on it!

Erin C.