November 15, 2005

Musical Fruit for Thought

Morrigan and I are swapping CDs for loading onto our iPod minis. She got me one for my birthday and then purchased one for herself. When I saw her on our trip to Tennessee, she had me take home any CD I wanted for my library, to return to her at Thanksgiving. In turn she gets mine at Thanksgiving to return whenever.

So I have been a music loading fool.

She has the best music. I fear she will be so disappointed when she sees mine. I am such a girl of the 80s.

While her 'albums' are Weezer, the Cranberries, Morrissey, Tori Amos, with a little James Taylor (LOOOOOVE HIM!) and Andrew Lloyd Webber thrown in, mine is just... not so cool. Well other than my running music like Boxcar Racer and Blink 182.

I started loading mine and thought, "Other than my extensive collection of female angst music, which I seem to have cornered the market on, she is going to laugh when she sees my musical choices."

Outfield... two CDs. Did they make more music than that?

Sinead O'Connor... two CDs. I do believe she has hair now. Hair and a kid.

The Cars (I frickin' LOVE this CD)... she'll like this. She likes the Cars.

Roxette... yup. Did they make more than Look Sharp!? I would not know.

REM... she likes REM, but I have a lot of REM. I need more.

Modern English. I still like "I melt with you". It's why I bought it.

OMD... I told her I had OMD and she said, "Who in the hell is that?!" Heh.

The Police... Sting is still day pass material. He'll be day pass material when he's 80.

Fine Young Cannibals... She laughed at me when I told her that one.

Spandau Ballet. This CD brings back NO memories. I can't figure out why...

The Spin Doctors. I really don't remember buying this one, but I think I remember liking it... and she laughed at the thought of my owning it. Comic relief is what I am.

And I could go on with my odd selections, but will stop there.

Oh, and there is not a woman in this world that owns more Celtic music than I do. I think I own 12 CDs full... and that EXCLUDES my two Enya CDs. Anything to keep that inner anger I run on in check is a good thing.

Of course we have similar tastes... Alanis Morrisette, They Might Be Giants, O Brother Where Art Thou, and Squirrel Nut Zippers.

But those are really few and far between. 'Twill be interesting to see if she really listens to anything I have.

I'm missing INXS and Greenday. I need to go CD shopping.

Posted by Boudicca at November 15, 2005 11:06 PM | TrackBack

Greenday...ick don't do it..

buy the clash instead, something very rocking

oh and buy something new like The Killers....

(sound 80's you will love them....)

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 15, 2005 11:36 PM

I agree with The Killers! It's a must have! Morrigan has it, I gave it to her...she should hook it up!

On another note, I love ITunes....I like to to get 17 songs for 9.99 or just pay .99 for 1 song that I like! It's very cool!

Posted by: Sissy at November 16, 2005 01:38 AM

I copied the songs I like from my CDs onto my iPod. According to the software, I have a total of 20.4 days worth of music.

I think I own a few more CDs than you do...

Posted by: Jack at November 16, 2005 03:57 AM

Sounds like you could use a couple Slim Whitman discs.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at November 16, 2005 04:44 AM

OK, I'll look into the Killers.

Jack- Oh I have more than that. I have a ton of Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, etc. And I have the disks in my car, that I completely forgot about... but you probably do have more than I do.

Jim- What I need is Johnny Cash. There is a big void there without any Cash.

Posted by: Bou at November 16, 2005 07:42 AM

What? No Wiggles? No Veggie Tales?

Posted by: vw bug at November 16, 2005 09:07 AM

Yep, gotta have Cash, the Clash, the Killers rock, Love They Might Be Giants! My husband really likes the Reverend Horton Heat. We go nowhere without that.

Posted by: Oddybobo at November 16, 2005 10:33 AM

Musical Fruit? I thought that was beans...

And you're scaring me with your near-identical musical tastes...

Posted by: Ogre at November 16, 2005 11:32 AM

Clash- London Calling

Willie Nelson-red headed stranger? (I think that is the title)

Cash- (Any best of....)

Rilo Keley

Pixies Surfer Rosa

Gross Pointe Blank soundtrack

Oh and Peter Murphey......

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 16, 2005 11:34 AM

Orchestral Manueuvers in the Dark? Haven't heard of them in forever!!! Love that O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack. Love it!

Posted by: Marie at November 16, 2005 12:27 PM

They Might Be Giants! Squirrel Nut Zippers! Bou gots her some schtuff!

I actually made a pilgrimage to the Squirrel Nut Zippers factory depicted on the cover of the "Hot" CD. It really existed, up until recently, hidden away on a side street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Posted by: Elisson at November 16, 2005 12:42 PM

Minor Threat, The Dickies, Dead Kennedys...

Posted by: Toluca Nole at November 16, 2005 04:23 PM

I do not know if Bou needs to be playing "kill the poor" while driving the boys around town, they would certainly memorize it... or for thst matter what is the DK song "last call for alcohol, last call for freedom of speech, drink up happy hour is now enforced by law...."

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 16, 2005 10:02 PM

Oh! I love the 80s and Celtic music! If I had an iPod, I'd load mine with Def Leppard, Bananarama, the Stray Cats, Dead or Alive, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Shania Twain, Robert Palmer, Adam Ant, then Bangles, Bon Jovi, Gretchen Wilson, Pat Benatar, Van Halen, Silly Wizard, Phil Cunningham. Of course, I'd probably also add some 1920s jazz. :)

Posted by: Tori Lennox at November 17, 2005 11:32 AM

Hey! Were you able to d/l the Beeb's Beethoven Symphomies last summer? Now THAT'd be a nice CD to hand her: mp3s of all 9...


Posted by: David at November 17, 2005 06:36 PM

Pixies are a must have. *Where is my Mind, *Wave of Mutilation
Violent Femmes- American Music, Blister in The Sun. has a risk free trial... I just cancelled mine and they didn't charge me. I got 99 free downloads. After I got what I wanted, I cancelled. I only cancelled cause money is tight right now. Hurricane Katrina saw to that. They have a lot of the stuff people are mentioning, including Johnny Cash. (I just downloaded Fulson Prison and I Walk The Line last night)

If you like Celtic music (this is a blend of rock and celtic/irish), you might like some (only some) of the songs by Flogging Molly (The Likes of You Again is my favorite Molly song) and Dropkick Murphys.

Posted by: nEo at November 17, 2005 06:53 PM