Meme: 15 Albums

Tagged for another music related-meme on Facebook by a different friend.

The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you’ve heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

Should be easy, no?  I promise not to look at my list of 100 favorite albums list first.

  1. This Are Two Tone – Various
  2. The Ultimate Otis Redding
  3. Folk Song and Minstelry – Various
  4. Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
  5. May I Sing With Me – Yo La Tengo
  6. The Beatles (White Album)
  7. Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World – Johnny Clegg & Savuka
  8. Ágætis Byrjun – Sigur Rós
  9. Lincoln – They Might Be Giants
  10. Free to Be You & Me – Marlo Thomas & Friends
  11. Intersections – Maus
  12. Tanglewood Tree – Dave Carter and Tracey Grammer
  13. Channel 1 – Various
  14. Doolittle – The Pixies
  15. Rum, Sodomy & The Lash – The Pogues

There’s a little method to my madness.  In addition to a few of my all-time favorites that I keep coming back to I picked out some albums I remember introducing me to a new band, new sound, or new genre and thus changing my musical tastes.  At any rate I did this in much less than fifteen minutes so I’m sure it’s not representative.

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Meme: If your life was a movie…

A friend of mine tagged me for this meme on Facebook but I thought it would be more fun to make a blog post out of it.  I don’t what it really “says” about me but some of the answers are funny and at the very least you get to see a slice of my music collection.  Feel free to do it yourself and share your results if you like but I don’t do the tagging thing.



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 and try to pretend your cool…

7.Then tag 16 friends including the one that tagged you

Opening Credits:

Strangers When We Met by the Smithereens

Waking Up:

Spectacle by Voyager

First Day at School:

Lord of Glory by The St. Louis Jesuits

Falling in Love:

Time is Tight by Booker T. & The MG’s

Fight Song:

Treat Her Right by Roy Head  (that’s right,  I’m a lover not a fighter!)

Breaking Up:

Very Fine Funeral by Eddie From Ohio (a bit extreme, yes)


Wurz + Blosse by the Wighnomy Brothers (apparently our prom was on Ibiza)

Life’s OK:

Will You Be Lovin’ Another Man by the The Vinal Avenue String Band

Mental Breakdown:

Born to Lose by the Ray Charles (this one really hits the mark)


So Far Around the Bend by The National


Ana Ng by They Might Be Giants

Getting Back Together:

Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley


Black Satin by the Raveonettes

Birth of Child:

After the Tornado by Jim’s Big Ego

Final Battle:

Beat on the Brat by The Ramones (apparently I do fight, with a baseball bat)

Death Scene:

Darlin’ One by The Replacements

Funeral Song:

My Iron Lung by Radiohead

End Credits:

Girl They Won’t Believe It by Joss Stone

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