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A mixtape of covers… part 1

So I made you all a little mixtape. Mix file? That sounds lame. Anyway. Here are some good, bad, and interesting cover songs. Why cover songs? (more…)

Some music for the moment

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Snowin’ in the Wind? Dylan Christmas album due | Oddly Enough | Reuters

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I suddenly want to watch Love Actually.

Finally got around to this… two years late

So, here’s how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie

My Life Soundtrack

Opening Credits: “Spirit in the Dark” – Aretha Franklin

Waking Up: “Big Bang Baby” – Stone Temple Pilots

First Day of School: “Us and Them” – Pink Floyd

Falling in Love: “Back in Black” – ACDC

Fight Song: “Hungry Like the Wolf” – Duran Duran

Breaking Up: “Darkness on the Edge of Town” – Bruce Springsteen

Prom: “Tears of a Clown” – Smokey Robinson

Life: “Baby I Love You” – Aretha

Mental Breakdown: “Two Less Lonely People in the World” – Air Supply

Driving: “Extraordinary” – Better than Ezra (Good one!)

Flashback: “Flying” – Chris Isaak (Awww)

Wedding: “Moonlight in Vermont” – Rosemary Clooney

Birth of Child: “Giving Him Something He Can Feel” – Aretha Franklin (yuk!)

Final Battle: “Goodnight” – Cheap Trick

Death Scene: “Heroes” – David Bowie

Funeral Song: “Amazing” – Alex Lloyd (awesome!)

End Credits: “She Has No Time” – Keane

Bruce Springsteen–Thunder Road

Okay, so posting lyrics ventures dangerously close to Livejournal/Xanga/AIM profile territory. But this song gets me right here *Celine Dion-style chest-thunk* every time. Which to me is a sign of good poetry.

Bruce Springsteen

Thunder Road
The screen door slams
Mary’s dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that’s me and I want you only
Don’t turn me home again
I just can’t face myself alone again
Don’t run back inside
darling you know just what I’m here for
So you’re scared and you’re thinking
That maybe we ain’t that young anymore
Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night
You ain’t a beauty, but hey you’re alright
Oh and that’s alright with me

You can hide ‘neath your covers
And study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers
Throw roses in the rain
Waste your summer praying in vain
For a savior to rise from these streets
Well now I’m no hero
That’s understood
All the redemption I can offer, girl
Is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it good somehow
Hey what else can we do now
Except roll down the window
And let the wind blow back your hair
Well the night’s busting open
These two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back
Heaven’s waiting on down the tracks
Oh oh come take my hand
Riding out tonight to case the promised land
Oh oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road
oh Thunder Road
Lying out there like a killer in the sun
Hey I know it’s late we can make it if we run
Oh Thunder Road, sit tight take hold
Thunder Road

Well I got this guitar
And I learned how to make it talk
And my car’s out back
If you’re ready to take that long walk
>From your front porch to my front seat
The door’s open but the ride it ain’t free
And I know you’re lonely
For words that I ain’t spoken
But tonight we’ll be free
All the promises’ll be broken
There were ghosts in the eyes
Of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets

They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
But when you get to the porch they’re gone
On the wind, so Mary climb in
It’s a town full of losers
And I’m pulling out of here to win.