August 3rd, 2009


this is a cheap and easy way to entertain myself--it's kind of masochistic but it works

I am listening to Jesse McCartney and I like it. Last night in a fugue writing state I grabbed a Jonas Brothers. I had it memorized before I realized who it was I was singing along with.

Y'all, it's not like I've ever been anything other than mainstream here; I don't even like South by Southwest that much (for the love of God, don't spread that around; pretty sure you can get thrown out of Austin for that). But there is a line, and that line is anyone that appears on the Disney Channel or Cartoon Network.

...I just caught myself singing ...thought you should know I tried my best to let go of you and I have a horrible feeling I've been humming along with this for a while. Can I claim some kind of identity crisis and have a hipster-lite thing going on?

So, looking at my active workplace playlist--

Momma Sed by Puscifer
Frozen Oceans, Shiny Toy Guns
Circus, Britney Spears
Battlefield, Jordin Sparks
Out from Under, Britney Spears
Major Tom. Shiny Toy Guns
Running Up That Hill (2007 Digital Remaster), Placebo
I Hate This Part, The Pussycat Dolls
Poker Face, Lady GaGa
So Long, Good-bye, 10 Years
Miss You, Candlebox
Stripped, Shiny Toy Guns
What About Everything?, Carbon Leaf
Just So You Know, Jesse McCartney
Blurry, Puddle of Mudd
Unbeautiful, Lesley Roy
Lose You, Pete Yorn
She's So High, Kurt Nilsen
Breaking Inside Shinedown
Running Up That Hill (Live From Santiago), Placebo
Not Meant to Be, Theory of a Deadman

...yes, I listen to two different versions of Running Up That Hill on the same rotation. People, I have a playlist devoted to Hallelujah. I also have a playlist devoted to songs that I like but keep forgetting I have. No, it's actually called that. Songs I Like and Forget I Have. It's kind of small. I keep forgetting to add music to it.

Show me your musical (maybe) shame. Come on, everyone has some. I purchased Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell two weeks ago. I cannot judge. At least, I don't think I can.

ETA: Okay, Unbeautiful has this huge crescendo moment and I actually started singing it. It's catchy! Unbeautiful by Lesley Roy. This kind of epitomizes my favorite music.

ETA 2: To be fair this is a really catchy song. DAMN YOU TEEN STARS. DAMN YOU ALL.

ETA 3: Okay, so there's something really satisfying about growling out take it like a man when all your macros have a break with reality. Thank you Pucifer. You have made my life better in so many ways.
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