Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I blog about the songs that make the whole world sing...

So I've been in a mood that I get into sometimes. It's the mood where no one at work thinks that there is anything wrong...and probably none of my friends would think that either. Because when I'm around people, I'm exactly the same as I always am. Only when I'm not around people, I want little to do with people. I'm not picking up the phone when it rings and I'm not calling people back. It's like I'm living a life where there is two of me - one that is completely extroverted and one that is completely introverted. I'm a lot more introverted than people give me credit for, but that's another story...

During these times I notice how my taste in songs change dramatically. Usually, I love me some fast, upbeat songs. But lately, it's been the bluesy, jazzy, cheesy, and subdued songs. 

My favorite songs (right now):

"Strong Enough" by Sheryl Crow: if you're a guy and haven't heard this song, then you don't know what every single frickin' girl is thinking...but alas, I generalize.

Anything by Van Morrison - faves are "Days Like This" and "Stranded": I love Van. His voice is so great and the songs have a lot of emotion in, his voice rocks.

"Stitched Up" by Herbie Hancock (feat. John Mayer): Now I really dislike John Mayer's songs. I know what it stems from so I'll just say that his songs remind me of gross things. BUT this song is fantastic. It's about a guy who does like a girl but it's not worth it. I love it. :)

"Forever In Blue Jeans" by Neil Diamond: Okay, this is mostly due to the fact that Rachel burnt me two CDs full of Neil songs and I downloaded this one and "Hello Again" because I remembered them and they were missing from the CDs. I can't go through all of them because I don't know most of them, but this song STICKS in my head. I can't get it out and therefore and listening to it pretty much all the time...."Money talks! But it don't sing and dance and it don't walk...." Ahh you make English teachers cringe!

"The Story" by Brandi Carlile: I love this song. Her raw emotion and general rocker-ness is fantastic!

"Have A Little Faith In Me" by John Hiatt: one of my favorite songs for soundtracks and trailers...pretty much if you play this in the movie preview, I'll see the movie. 

"Let My Love Open The Door" by Peter Townsend: now there are two versions of this song...the one I'm talkin' 'bout is the slow one. It's fantastic and again, if you play this in a movie trailer, I will see the movie. This is probably why I liked "Dan In Real Life."

"Only Living Boy In New York" by Simon and Garfunkel: as my friend, Justin, once said "They don't make songs like that anymore."

So this was just a glimpse into my life and my music selection these days...

Friday, January 18, 2008

I've got your number

People, please take note:

The proper cadence while leaving your phone number on a voicemail is this: first three numbers (pause) next three numbers (pause) last four numbers.

It is not ten numbers rushed together nor is it some random combination of numbers and pauses.  When someone does that it forces me to waste precious minutes of my life hitting 4 to listen to your whole, rambling, what seems like 15 minutes of your message all over again...waiting for the last 3 seconds of the message where you muck it up.  Also, if you're from a different state, you leaving the last seven digits of your number doesn't do me much good.  I am not a mind reader and cannot pick up on the subtle accent that would distinguish your area code as one from Henderson, Nevada versus Sparks, Nevada.

Please pass it on to those who you love or who might ever call me and leave a message - namely those that are looking to purchase valves in the western states...consider it a public service announcement.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Wouldn't it be nice...

So this morning I woke up and I feel like I'm in a fog - you know the kind where you're groggy and just...slow about things? So I changed my little mood icon on myspace to groggy. 

Then I saw that my friends that had most recently changed theirs showed that they were miserable, sad, moody, and frustrated. I'm sure I could blog on how sad that is but that's not what this one is about. 

See...I was thinking that it would be so nice to have people pick out a little emoticon every day to wear on their body. They could change it as often as their mood changed. So we would know that the guy that was walking down the street was sad...maybe we would just smile or try to be nice. We would know that the person that is excited might make us want to hit them with a shovel if we're feeling hungover, so we should give them a wide berth. :)

Now I'm sure that if I said this to my mom, my mom would say something about how there is a lesson in this. We should all give everyone the benefit of the doubt - and that we can make the world a better place right now. (sigh) Okay...good point but she would be missing the EASE of the whole darn thing. I wouldn't have to try to give someone the benefit of the doubt, I'd just be able to see and then judge accordingly. :) Silly mom...