Music Meme - the Conclusion

This morning I found myself wishing, among other things, that all of my blog posts had titles like "Super Happy Gigantic Complaining About Students Post of Joyousness" because then it would feel like a Japanese game show. It's probably for the best that I haven't followed that instinct or this post might be titled "Colossal Fantastic Answers to Memes You've Forgotten About Love Time."

Kill your darlings, right?

Anyway, here are the answers to the Music Meme post from awhile back for anyone who is still curious.

1) "Mess" - Ben Folds Five
2) "Walking After You" - Foo Fighters
3) "A Sermon" - The Police
4) "Feel Alright" - Steve Earle
5) "Passing the Hat" - Cold War Kids
6) "Heaven" - the Golden Palominos
7) "Sunndal Song" - the Apples in Stereo
8) "Lonely Avenue" - Ray Charles
9) "La Costa Brava" - Ted Leo + the Pharmacists
10) "Waterfront" - John Lee Hooker
11) "Do You Wanna Touch Me" - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
12) "I Don't Sleep, I Dream" - R.E.M.
13) "Hop a Plane" - Tegan & Sara
14) "Bright Young Thing" - Albert Hammond Jr.
15) "A Little Bit Lonesome" - Kasey Chambers
16) "Kiss, Kiss" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
17) "Brass Monkey" - Beastie Boys
18) "Family Snapshot" - Peter Gabriel
19) "The Card Cheat" - The Clash
20) "Amarillo Highway" - Robert Earl Keen Jr.
21) "(Marie's the Name) Of His Latest Flame" - Doyle Bramhall
22) "The World You Love" - Jimmy Eat World
23) "Wild Pack of Family Dogs" - Modest Mouse
24) "Straight to Hell" - The Clash
25) "Foodfight" - Be Your Own Pet

Perhaps I'll do the meme again sometime soon. Hope everyone enjoyed it, and apologies if the hints were too obscure. And if you like the image, you can check out the t-shirt which I just discovered (and will someday own) here.

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Maggie said...

#4 is who I saw live last week :) Great list, though I don't know a couple (e.g., Cold War Kids?)

May 13, 2008 at 7:19 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I've never seen Steve Earle live (except on Austin City Limits), but I imagine he'd be a good show.

Here's a link to one of their songs on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrrGKR8Xii4 . They're pretty good.

May 13, 2008 at 7:35 PM
Maggie said...

He was a god. His wife opens for him and she is also wonderful... it was a magical show.

May 13, 2008 at 9:15 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Huh. I didn't know his wife was a singer, too - crazy. That means he's singing, his sister is, and now his wife.

I tried to make the case to a friend awhile back that he's the closest this generation has to a Johnny Cash or a Willie Nelson because he's so willing to be political. They didn't seem to like the idea, but I still think there's some validity to it.

He was also good on "The Wire" so it's hard not to love him.

May 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM
Maggie said...

Well, she *is* like his fifth or sixth wife, so there is some reason for your not knowing that :)... I think you're right on about the Johnny & Willie comparison. (I saw Willie last yr- awesome!).

May 13, 2008 at 9:44 PM