Dec 2005

One of those moments you remember clear as a bell…

I was avoiding work earlier was listening to Depeche Mode’s Music for the Masses album… and a wave of nostalgia came over me.

I distinctly remember driving home from work (at the record store in Annapolis) the summer after I got my driver’s license. It was late at night and I was driving those windy, forest-ey back roads that no place but Maryland has. I had Music For The Masses cranked up (as loud as it would go in a 1980 Chevette), windows wide open… and there were thunderboomers threatening on all sides. I know this is silly, but it felt like the electrical pulses in the sky were in rhythm with electronica of Depeche Mode (although we didn’t know to call it electronica then).

It was one of those moments with the music was perfect for the mood and moment.

I remember that crazy feeling of really being free; that feeling that does not last long in youth but sometimes I still get every now and then. One of the best feelings in the world and not one that comes with anything other than the simplicity of being happy and carefree.

Nov 2005

Great List of Embarrassing Songs

Since I am in no mood to work this Wednesday before a major holiday, I figured I would play copycat off my pal Julie and let you in on the deep dark secrets within my iTunes.

Here is the most embarrassing collection of songs that I have bothered to import/purchase at some point in my life… I will preface that there are also many American Idol songs in my Library, but um, I won’t waste space here by mentioning them. There are also tons of Wiggles and Laurie Berkner, but that is not my fault.

Games People Play – The Alan Parsons Project
I Love The Nightlife (Disco ‘Round) – Alicia Bridges
Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm
How Much I Feel – Ambrosia
Left Outside Alone – Anastacia
I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
Heat of the Moment – Asia
Larger Than Life – Backstreet Boys
My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
Piano in the Dark – Brenda Russell
Coming Around Again – Carly Simon
The Lady In Red – Chris DeBurgh
With Arms Wide Open – Creed
New Age Girl – Deadeye Dick
One – Faith Hill
Mmmm Bop – Hanson
The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
All I Need – Jack Wagner
Beautiful Soul – Jesse McCartney
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
Tonight I Celebrate My Love – Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley (I actually have this whole album loaded.)
Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
The Power – Snap!
Ooh It’s Kinda Crazy – SoulDecision
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith

Nov 2005

Should be sleeping…

Especially since Bryan went to bed over 2 hours ago. But I got sucked into watching a 90 minute documentary of Jason Mraz on tour in 2003. I recently saw him live with Danielle and I was blown away – especially by his voice. The documentary reinforced that, and added to my fascination with this kid who is a total mixture of cocky asshole and skinny nerd.

Nov 2005

The man who both Bryan and I have a crush on.

If you don’t recognize him, it’s Henry Rollins. Formerly of the punk band Black Flag, currently dabbles in just about everything media related. Saw him do 3 hours of spoken word in Boulder last night and per usual, he was fucking awesome. Hilariously funny, but also magnificent at seeing through the bullshit of the world. For example, he has now done 6 USO tours for the troops – some of which to the most dangerous places in the world – yet hates Bush. Proving that you can love your country, support the troops, but still loudly question your leaders.

Oh, and my new phrase that I plan to use all the time, that I picked up from Henry last night? “I was so mad, I wanted to eat my hair.” Love it.