Wednesday, October 25, 2006

time and time again, by the cemetery gates, a wolf was at the door with a hummingbird, dreaming western dreamz of skindiving, while Belle and Sebastian, who claimed that B is for “butcher”, pleaded “please, please, please, let me get what I want”, but it was all fool’s gold

I think it was Mellowlee’s friend, Just a Cool Cat, who first got us started on it, with his Friday Random 10 Playlist. It was cool seeing what came up randomly on other people’s music files.

Then Allison, thinking outside the box, took it one step further by, not only moving it to a Tuesday (a day in desperate need of a random playlist), but making a new song by taking some lyrics from each of the songs.

Well, that was too much fun to pass up. Here is my copycat effort:

Cemetery Gates – the Smiths
Time and Time Again – Counting Crows
Hummingbird – Wilco
A Wolf at the Door – Radiohead
Western Dreamz – Thrush Hermit
Skindiving – James
Belle and Sebastian – Belle and Sebastian
B is for Butcher – the Hives
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – the Smiths
Fool’s Gold – the Stone Roses

hybrid lyrics:

It seems so unfair. I wanted to see you walking backwards to get the sensation of you coming home. Remember to remember me standing still in your past.
Take it with a pinch of salt. Nothing’s ever good enough, good enough for me. Going down, I’m growing wings; hope I can fly before I hit the ground.
You better take a weight right off your mind and listen to what other people say, cause things are going wrong. You keep trying and end up in the middle.
For once in my life, let me get what I want; lord knows it would be the first time. I don’t need you to tell me what’s going down.

Well. That turned out to be a rather self-centered and angsty song, didn’t it? But I guess that’s not too surprising with two Smiths’ songs in the mix.
Victory cds are now burned and I'm pretty pumped about the playlist! It's not too late to give me a shout if you want one.


mellowlee said...

I love the way your hybrid lyrics turned out :)

Allison said...

Yours turned out much better than mine!!
Very good point about having two Smiths songs in the mix ;) I think I'm going to try to play this game every couple of weeks.
What I found interesting is how the shuffle picks songs, a lot of mine were recent adds to the music library.

I'm excited to hear this victory cd!

chuck said...

Yeah. Those lyric hybrids (lyrical
hybrids?) are fun!

Ben Heller said...

I'd put those Smiths songs in the list very easily.

As I listen to 4 or 5 albums per day shuffling becomes a little difficult, but I like the idea of a random 10 song playlist.

Did I ask you to send a CD ? I can't remember.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's funny how they seemed to follow a theme, isn't it, Mel? Or maybe that's just what I picked up on. Could also be a case of those were the lyrics I could understand!

You started the whole thing, Allison!
I used media player and it really is not the most random shuffler, I have noticed. This time it wasn't too bad, but often it will keep going back to the same artist. Although I haven't noticed it targetting recent adds - Thrush Hermit was my only recent addition on the list.
Good idea, doing this periodically!

And I have to try your game still, Chuck, about the sentences from a book. That's next.

I had no issue with there being two Smiths' songs, Ben. Well deserving, especially as they set the theme for the hybrid lyrics.
And you did indeed ask for a cd, my darling.

Evelyne said...

Media player might not be the best way player to get shuffle songs, but I tried it with iTunes and got 2 songs by the same band (one that i have a lot of cds from) so do you have a lot of The Smiths?
It's a pretty cool ting to do, mostly the lyrics part! It can give pretty cool stuff!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I do have a lot of Smiths songs, Evelyne, so that could account for the lack of randomness.

It's a fun game though!

Deb said...

Oh my word, that’s too much fun. I once wrote a poem comprised of all PJ song titles...prompted by a radio contest that infuriated me. So-called PJ “fans” were to call in and name three songs...they stumbled and stammered and couldn’t do it!!. It took about 6 calls before someone was actually successful. What irked me most was that most PJ songs are one word titles..."c’mon people, it’s not that hard!!". I couldn't get through but rattled off twenty in 5 seconds: Black, Porch, Release, Alive, Jeremy, Garden, Once, Daughter, Rats, Leash, Go.......It’s not like they were looking for Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town.

Anyhow, I’ll be participating in this one....just more fun than I can pass up. Mind you mine will be mostly songs from the 90’s...those are just the ones I know best.

What a great, fun, super duper dilly ooper exercise Allison. Yes, I am going crazy.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can't wait to read yours Deb. That's too funny about the PJ contest. Good thing it wasn't a Ballboy title contest or they'd still be trying to blurt the names out!

Allison said...

I just wanted to say thanks for posting a mention of Kate Bush the other day. I was only familiar with her 'Hounds of Love' song, but found some more of her stuff, and its really interesting.
I still like the Futureheads version more though :)

mellowlee said...

I just did mine, and it kinda sucks It was fun though! Happy Friday!!!!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's what we bloggers do best, isn't it, Allison - pick up threads of conversations and run with it. I confess to not knowing a lot of Kate Bush either, but Ben sure does! (Of course)
Gotta love the Futureheads version!

That was fun wasn't it, Mel. I'm coming over to check your out.