Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Fun Teenager Ketchup Party

Stole it from Meg H., who stole it from Bri. It really did sound like fun:

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.
And be forewarned: I tend to have fairly odd taste in music. Make of that what you will.


  1. If Twin Peaks were set today, what song would Audrey find to dance to in a contemporary jukebox?

  2. I would like to hear a song that you can dance to, but awkwardly. I would like to not quite know how to move because something odd but fun is happening so I must just hop around and smile a lot and wave my arms like a European. I want it to be bubbly like icecream covered in bubbles - inedible but still delicious.

  3. Same thing I told Bri: I'd like to hear something synesthetically red and orange and outlined in thick black lines, something that expresses existential discontent in a cheerfully palatable manner.

    I'd like it to generate the kind of weirdly nostalgic, mixed up and distressed and simultaneously exultant feelings that you'd have if you accidentally came across your tattered, childhood teddybear up for sale by some stranger on eBay.

  4. Because you know enough about art history to have a chance at pulling it off: I'd like to hear somehting Baroque. Not the cats-banging-against-a-trashcan that they came up with themselves, but something that sounds like Baroque scuplture and/or architecture looks.