Saturday, May 7, 2011

Song Challenge, Day 30

Day 30: Your Favorite Song at This Time Last Year

Okay, okay. It took me 39 days to finish this song challenge. Still not too shabby, in my opinion. You can blame my lack of posting yesterday on the fact that I finally got the new Sookie Stackhouse book yesterday afternoon(it was released Tuesday!), and I couldn't wait to read it!

Anyways, I have no idea what my favorite song was last year. Honestly. I can't even tell you my favorite song from last month - it changes all the time. One song that I did love, though, was "My Name" by Anoop Desai. It actually isn't a very good song, but:

1. The lyrics are hysterical. (For instance - "girl, you poppin' like a toaster")
2. He's a UNC alum.
3. He was on American Idol.
4. Did I mention the lyrics are hysterical?

In fact, Sara and I were such big fans of the song, we ventured out to a GAA exam break - complete with free food and drinks - just to see him perform. We even acted as his backup singers from the crowd, which I'm not too sure he appreciated. Regardless, he smiled for a picture afterwards.

And so concludes the 30 Day Song Challenge!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Song Challenge, Day 29

Day 29: A Song From Your Childhood

First, before I start today's response, I would like to forewarn all your readers that tomorrow is the last song challenge post (if I remember to do it). I started this March 30, which means that it will have taken me 38 days to do the 30 Day Song Challenge. Not bad, when you consider my blogging record.

Anyways, this song is one I can remember listening to with my dad when I was in elementary. He had this great mix tape (throwback!) that had this song, some Everclear, Dada, Cracker... it was great. Any time I hear this song, I am instantly taken back to riding shotgun in the Subaru with Dad, jammin' out. (It doesn't hurt that there's a little homage given to Bad Company in the song, either. Must be why I love it so much... ) So the song I choose is "Peaches" by The Presidents of the United States of America. Classic. Hope yall enjoy the song - even if this video is a little ridiculous.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Song Challenge, Day 28

Day 28: Song That Should Have Been a Single

I've mentioned this song  and this band before (see here, on Day 23) - "Octopus' Garden," by the Beatles. It is by far one of their best songs, regardless of the fact they may not have thought so - it was never released as a single. There really isn't a good version of them singing it, anywhere on the internet, that doesn't have a cartoon cast or live footage of a real octopus. Therefore, sadly, I had to sacrifice visuals to make sure yall get some quality audio for this song. Afterall, that's what's most important. So just feel free to hit play and then stop watching. It's a very happy song!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Song Challenge, Day 27

Day 27: A Song That Reminds You of Drunk/Party Times

Well, any song from Guitar Hero could apply to this one. But one song that really stands out to me when I think on this prompt (besides, "Livin' On A Prayer," because that one shows up at just about every bar every time I go out), is "Mony Mony" by Billy Idol. Last summer, my wonderful sisters-in-law and mother-in-law planned a great girls' night, that included my best friends and I, a fondue dinner, a limo, a scavenger hunt in downtown Charlotte, a stop at a bar where I had to kiss a  State boy - thank goodness Bill was there as a surprise!- and a little trip to an 80s club. At said club, there was a Billy Idol impersonator who climbed up on a little platform and performed the song. One word: hysterical. He had the hair, the leather outfit, the sneer, and the dance moves. Hopefully this video will either (1) bring back some fond memories if you were there that night, or (2) make you laugh. Or both!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Song Challenge, Day 26

Day 26: A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere

A few things before I address today's answer.

1. Sorry for the lack of posts the past few days. Between my Michelle marathon (which included hours of the Royal Wedding, an almost-midnight cookout run, a little trip to the hospital to see a friend - no worries, all is well, Pushing Daisies, a horrible Hilary Duff movie, a sleepover, almost ruining the candy bar of a wedding, and a visit to AARF where we only fell in love with about 248905 puppies), and my first big movie role (aka, I was an extra in an NCSA student director's film), things have been a little nuts around here. And blogging took a backseat.

2. Originally, this was Day 6, but I somehow skipped over it, so I am finally getting back to it.

For today's song, I picked "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me?" by Keith Urban. Bill and I travel to the mountains of North Carolina fairly often and this song always makes me think of cruising on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Maybe it's the part about no money in my pockets (ha!), or the part about the winding road and the shining sun, or the part about riding with my baby or the fact it's on our Blue Ridge Road Trip mix. Any way you put it, this song makes me long for summer!