Saturday, January 02, 2010

Five Random Songs

First post of the year, but I'm still in vacation mode — despite having several projects I'd like to finish before Monday morning. We're under a winter storm warning here, with about four inches of new snow on the ground since Thursday and as much as a foot more to come. Dizzy and I are snug on the loveseat with a Doctor Who marathon on BBC America, so we're all set.

And here are five random songs from my iTunes library:

1. "What's Love Got to Do With It," Tina Turner. A song that transports me immediately to the summer of 1984, which is both good and bad.

2. "I'm Only Sleeping," The Beatles. From Revolver. It might be a good day for a nap, now that I think of it. Dizzy's ahead of me on that one.

3. "Party," El Perro del Mar. The words are cheerful, but the voice sounds like she's about to cry; it's an oddly affecting combination.

4. "Good Year for the Roses," Elvis Costello. Got home to discover that my cable package now includes the Sundance Channel, which I'm excited about mainly because of Elvis Costello's talk show. He's so cool. In some alternate universe, we hang out. I'm sure of it.

5. "Highwire Days," The Psychedelic Furs. I think this song is about the downside of fame. I think the words in the background are "Get smart, get scared, get lost, take care," but I'm not sure — anyone know?

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