Monday, October 30, 2006

Random 10, with notes

I just got an iPod. Loving it, but filling the thing up is time consuming, as I don't have a habit of saving music to my computer, so I'm kind of starting from scratch.

Anyway, here's a random 10 in shuffle mode:


"Underachiever": Jill Sobule: "She's an underachiever/She only passed Spanish and gym/She's not bad at essays/She can bullshit her way though them." Jill's Web site is here.

"Aguas de Marco": Elis Regina: "A stick, a stone/It's the end of the road/It's the rest of a stump/It's a little alone/It's a sliver of glass/It is life, it's the sun/It is night, it is death/It's a trap, it's a gun." (In Portuguese, by Antonio Carlos Jobim, but that's a not-very-literal translation. Still, in whatever language, this is one of the best songs ever written, IMO. Title means "Waters of March.")

"Traffic Light": Snow Machine: "I wait for you every night/Underneath the moon and the traffic light/But you're late or your car won't start/Or you lost your way or you lost your heart."

"Summer Snow": Snow Machine: "You'll come around some day, like summer snow/Just when I expect you least and need you most."

"Que Negra e Essa": Trio Mocoto (In Portuguese; couldn't find the lyrics. From a great album called Samba Soul '70!, which will have you dancing around the living room.)

"We Are Two": Swan Dive: "But you know what happens over time ... /Empty chairs, broken cup/Stupid fights, splitting up."

"She's the One": World Party: "I was her, she was me/We were one, we were free/and if there's somebody calling me on/She's the one."

"Shooting Stars": Mosquitos: "La fora, estrelas cadentes/E agora, fortes correntes/Voce e seus sonhos/suas luas, oceanos."

Call Me Up: World Party: "Whatever happened to those bits in the middle?/You know, those crazy piano bits/I used to think it went like that/When it really went like this ..."

"The Sound of Crying": Prefab Sprout: "Well who am I to tell you how to run your business/When you could strike me blind?/What kind of noise we gotta make down here/Before we destroy your peace of mind?"

Yeah, I've been listening to a lot of Brazilian music lately.

5 comments:

trinamick said...

I've never heard of any of the songs on your iPod. Clearly, yours is more cultured than mine.

God Is My Codependent said...

I spend all my time putting music on my computer. Give me your iPod and I'll fill it with stuff you won't believe.

Jim Donahue said...

I'd to like to point out to those who don't know him personally that GIMC owns a copy of "Muhammad Ali Fights Tooth Decay"

ChefNick said...

God, I didn't think there was anyone left on this planet who had even heard of, let alone listened to, Prefab Sprout.

Excellent choice.

psycho-therapist said...

i'm afraid that if i bought an ipod, i'd never leave my computer, forever searching for the perfect mix.
btw, your taste in music is par excellent!