Wednesday, May 28, 2008

iPod Roulette

I've seen this done on other blogs, so I wanted to introduce you all to it.
Basically, put your iPod (or other music player) on shuffle, and make a note of the first 10 songs that come up. Make no exceptions, no apologies. Hopefully the NSync or Dionne Warwick doesn't come up for you....but its almost a guarantee to have at least 1 song you are ashamed of. So, here we go....

1. Born on the Bayou - Credence Clearwater Revival
Not a bad start, My parents have CCR CD's, so this makes me think of them. John Fogerty is a good songwriter, and was the only reason CCR made it big.

2. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
A nice instrumental piece, I always want to learn to play piano when I hear this. Song makes me think of middle school, because I bought this and listened to it all the time in 6th or 7th grade. One of my first CD purchases (Weezer's Blue Album was the first)

3. Lorelei - STYX
Not my favorite Styx song, but because of their other songs its something I can tolerate.

4. February Stars (from the Skin and Bones live acoustic album) - Foo Fighters
I have recently (in the last 6 months) become a HUGE Foo Fighters fan. I purchased There is Nothing Left to Lose when it came out, but have purchased all their other albums since then and this is a great one. Check it out.

5. The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore - James Morrison
Katie and I heard James on the concert for Diana last summer, and she wanted to buy his album. Its actually not bad, I decided to keep it on my iPod as well as putting it on hers. Seeing him live reveals his atrocious teeth, but he's English. It's to be expected.

6. Intervention - The Arcade Fire
I have to thank Adam for telling me about AF. This has become one of my favorite new bands and this is a great tune. Favorite line: "Who's gonna reset the bone?"

7. Pudding Time - Primus
Primus is another band I grew up listening to and then rediscovered. Again, thanks to Adam for the extensive Primus library.

8. My Little Man - Ozzy Osbourne
Sitar opening, always good. Just found out this song was a collaboration with Steve Vai. It makes me like it more.

9. It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine) - R.E.M.
2 Things: Tommy Boy and Leonard Bernstein

10. Superman Song - Crash Test Dummies
Funny story on this one. I was a DJ on WTTU radio 88.5 in college for a few months, which I REALLY liked doing. We (Andrew and I) would take requests, and when no one would call in we would call people and tell them to call in or dedicate songs to them. We found it to be hilarious and groundbreaking radio. One day, we called someone and dedicated this song to them. And I played the wrong song. So, I stopped it in mid-song (which we were told never to do) and played the right one. Looking at it in print, its not as funny. But it was hilarious in the studio.

Give us your 10 in the comments, and don't be ashamed of your music.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Way to go America

After a long season of continually getting things wrong, You came through for me and got it right. Last night, you elected David Cook the next American Idol. I went into the show fully expecting to be let down, and the baby-faced Archuletta winning the crown of Best Karaoke Singer 2008. (Similar to Romans 3:21 the glorious "But") But, you got it right.

Let's look at why I didn't have faith in you:
Amanda "Skunk" Overmeyer

I'll admit, she could probably beat me up. She's a biker. But I just don't know how she made it as far as she did. Call me crazy, but my ears shouldn't bleed after an Idol performance.

Jason "Someone take me to Supercuts" Castro

Clearly, the Sanjaya of this season. Not a lot of talent (he forgot lyrics, and said on more than one occasion "I've never heard this song before.") Has a future on the commercials.

Kristy Lee Cook

I actually liked her. I thought she was better than some of the people voted off after her. But she went as fas as making a sign for her chair in the bottom 3. At that point, she needs to go.

I'll say, I'm not a huge fan of the show. I know, with all these pearls of wisdom, I'm not sounding like it. Katie liked it more than me, but she would start it on the DVR, and I would watch. Kinda like how I have come to know more than most about the cast of General Hospital. But that is an entirely different post.

Paula DRIVES ME CRAZY, she has lost her mind or gets drunk or high before the show. Maybe both, or all three, or any combination of the three. Someone make her an appointment with House now that the season is over.

Randy is not constructive with his feedback (e.g. "a little pitchy", "Just all-right for me", "the bomb", and all the unnecessary "dogg's") Great bass playing on Paula's new single though! The single would have been crap without you, Dogg.

Simon is actually the only judge I like. He's honest, and sometimes a little mean. But sometimes that's what these people need.

OK, I'm rambling. In closing, if you're a member of Obermeyer's biker gang, please don't beat me up. If I'm ever in Camben, Indiana and need respiratory care, I hope we can put this past us.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Monday

Maybel likes to pick-up things on our walks. Rocks, balls, sticks (she brought home one that was, no joke, 5 feet long) and things like that. Saturday, she out did herself. 8 months is roughly 4.5 dog there an age limit for alcohol consumption? I need to talk to my brother, the vet.

Movie quote: (sorry for the lack of quotes, I missed them too)
"Yeah, I can fly."

Monday, May 5, 2008

One year ago today...

Justin and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary today! (along with Cinco de Mayo) It is crazy to think that a year has already gone by. I've been thinking about our wedding day a lot lately - thinking about the things that were going on this time last year and how much calmer things are now. It was so much fun though. If I could go back and do just our wedding day over again I would in a heartbeat!

***These are just a few pictures I have on file, most are hardcopies, but this gives you an idea of what a fun day it was. If any of you want to see more, I have plenty and love to show them :)***

I'm sure everyone feels this way to an extent, but our wedding day/weekend was perfect! God gave us beautiful weather, including rain, but still beautiful and the sun shined just in time for pictures and for us to walk down the aisle and give us a perfect evening. The entire day was full of fun - we were surrounded by our best friends and family and it really could not have been more perfect. All of this plus, I got to marry the most wonderful man. I'm not gonna lie, this year has not been the easiest, but there is no one else in the world that I would want to argue with or be frustrated at more than Justin. I'm sure I haven't made things easy on him either, but he hangs in there like a champ and loves me still. I am one lucky woman. I love you babe, Happy Anniversary!

Stay tuned for more to come from this happy couple as we head on down this road called marriage...