Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dark Socks Beneath My Goody Two Shoes

Because I remember it most fondly among all the memery I've pulled on this blog, I'm bringing it back: the unusual music suggestions game. You remember this, of course. It initially went up on this blog about a year and a half ago, and Bri, Meg H., Dina and Pedro played by asking me to find a song that matched an unusual description.

For the record, here are the rules again.
1. You guys tell me what kind of music you want.

2. In a few days, I'll post one mp3 for each of you.

You can't request music by band name or genre. You have to describe, in terms of color, mood, texture, taste, or any other creative way you can think of, what you're looking for in a song, and I'll do the best I can with what I have. Yes, that means that I may end up posting a song that you wouldn't normally listen to. That's part of the fun.

I can't use more than one song by any given band. The point of this meme is to give you a taste of new stuff, not to pirate whole CDs. If you like what you hear, you'll still need to buy it yourself. If two of you come up with identical descriptions, I have to find two bands that both fit, or use one song for both of you.

I can't make the song permanently available. Unless the song in question is already available on the band's website (in which case, I'll provide a link to their site instead of posting an mp3), I'll be taking the songs down in a few days, or posting them on a temporary host so that they'll expire after a few days.

Read the old post if you still don't get it, read the results post if you'd like to see how I went about matching people's suggestions.

By all means, go nuts with this. I'm eager to see how many people I can get to reply.

21 comments:

  1. Flannel cakes.

    It's the first thing that popped into my mind.

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  2. George, thanks for playing.

    Just so I don't cock this up, can you please describe flannel cakes? I've never heard of them, much less have I eaten one.

    Good suggestion all the same.

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  3. Hominy Clare11:52 AM

    A sweet sixteen birthday party. Gone bad.

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  4. Having a picnic on a sunny day in a warm, grassy field without bugs, on top of a superfuzzy mustard yellow blanket, on which you make out with someone very attractive (yet intellectual) all afternoon and you never, ever, ever get sunburnt.

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  5. You know, I'm not sure I've ever had them, either, I just love the combo of words. Here's what one link says.

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  6. I *love* this concept. Let's see...

    A woman who looks 20 years older than her actual age, smoking a cigar, swilling Lagavulin from the bottle as she tries to teach Latin phrases to her stubborn parrot.

    (Stumbled my way here via twitter. Tweet! :) )

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  7. A song that reminds you of one of those days where it's too hot to really do anything, so you just throw on your grungiest shirt and flip-flops to go buy lime popsicles from 7-Eleven.

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  8. ellerby8:53 PM

    these are good. how about a really fun roll over car accident?

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  9. An unripe persimmon.

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  10. CHOCOLATE BABY10:34 AM

    you like CHOCOLATE BABY? then google CHOCOLATE BABY for best prices for CHOCOLATE BABY...

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  11. I want an antique pewter and bronze colored song, one that you'd keep in a curio cabinet full of unusual things like animal bones, cones of hand spun wool yarn, Indian incense burners, feathers from exotic and/or extinct birds, occult books and other unusual things. You'd listen to it while having a tea party in full Rocco costume and the tea set you're using is hand made from Indonesia. Oh yes, and there's delicious finger foods to be had as well.

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  12. Anonymous4:30 PM

    in honor of you: something something like warioware. and yes, i meant to type that twice :)

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  13. What Prof. Waid listens to on her drive home from another long day of the Southern Grotesque and Faulkner.

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  14. a flying piece of astro-crag covered with pop-rocks, and honey and they are causing friction and creating sparks.

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  15. The sensation of being in a hotel hot-tub - relaxed, bubbly warm, all floaty. And then the sensation of the wee man in speedos who snuck in the tub when your eyes were closed quietly putting your toe in his mouth.

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  16. Also, I am most interested in your response to CHOCOLATE BABY. Google CHOCOLATE BABY for the best prices for CHOCOLATE BABY.

    If that's not a description for the best song ever, I don't know what is.

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  17. Dina: I agree on the Chocolate Baby remark. I did take that as a suggestion for a song.

    Tharpe-Tharpe: What's an astro-crag?

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  18. I am falling thru the space-time vortex.

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  19. This will take some explaining, but here goes. I'm reasonably certain you are familiar with the concept of womanhood being divided between the three states of Maiden, Mother, and Crone. In the course of writing a fantasy story, I invented a fourth role, the Mistress, inserted in between the Maiden and the Mother. While not as naive, or as innocent, as the Maiden, the Mistress possesses neither the blatant sexuality or worldliness of the Mother, or the weight of wisdom given to the Crone. Her main attribute is that, unlike the others, she is more or less free of all attachments but those she imposes on herself, and can break if need.
    What would be her theme song? I currently use "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks, but I'm hping you can do better.

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  20. Just as an update, the songs are still in the making. Some of you were rather specific and I'm trying to do a good job. Soon. Very soon.

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  21. Okay, you all. My responses to the music suggestions are finally up. Do have a look.

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