Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Volume 1

Sorry I haven't written. As Johnny Virgil pointed out to me, now that I'm 30, I don't have as much energy to post as frequently as I did when I was in my 20's. Actually what happened is that I took a couple days off work and ended up taking off a couple days from everything. Including showering and driving while sober. Just kidding. Or am I? (I am getting mysterious in my older age.)

Actually we're going through a couple of pretty trying situations with my family right now so I'm mentally and emotionally drained. Basically what I'm saying to you is that I am going to be phoning in this post. And as long as I'm being up front about things, you should also know that this is being written while I'm in my Christmas pajama pants. Easy, boys-there's enough of me and my Christmas pants to go around.

First, before I get into the meat of the post, I would like to point out an awesome quote from tonight's episode of "My Boys", a great new show that we should all be watching. Jim Gaffigan is in it. He has a small part, but when he's on screen, I am peeing my pants. So, tonight's episode:

Scene: Friends around a poker table. Gaffigan's cell phone rings. The ringer is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Guy: Dude, you've really got to get a new ringtone.
Gaffigan: I want people to know how I roll.
Sarah: pee

Okay so I told you about the CDs my sister made me for my birthday. They are grand*. Here are the songs on volume 1 (there are 4 volumes) with a little explanation on why they are appearing on the b-day collection. Be forewarned: I like a lot of 80's music. And cheesy pop music.

Sarah's 30th Volume 1
1. Shimmer - Fuel: This song will remain one of the most awesome songs ever recorded. We used to listen to it constantly when we would go to the University of Toledo football games and then make out with the football players.

2. Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx: #1 – Richard Marx is the man. #2 - The summer after 6th grade I went away to sports camp for a week. And there I met Benji. Ahh…my beautiful Benji. I'm taking a chance here by writing his real name, but I need to because…it's Benji. He was so beautiful. Probably the most beautiful boy I had ever seen in person up until that point in my life. He had an identical twin who was also pretty, but I was way more into Benji. He had kind of a little baby mullet and was quieter and shyer than his brother. When I came back from camp, I told Diane this was mine and Benji's song. I listened to it constantly. Obviously Benji and I needed a song after speaking no more than 2 times in 1 week. Mmm…I wonder what he's doing now. I bet he's still hot. If you're out there Benji: What's up? UCC camp 1989, perm, braces, wore lots of pastel and plastic jewelry. Call me.

3. Cannonball – The Breeders: Oh hi. This song's awesome.

4. Love Song – Sky: D and I heard this song a few years ago when we were in our MuchMusic phase. We loved it. Canadians have awesome music way before us. We have no idea what this song's about. None of the words make any sense. And I've never heard these guys/this guy (?) do anything else. I wonder if we made this song up.

5. One Call Away – Chingy: You. Could. Roll. Wit. Me. If you was my baby. Need I say more?

6. Next Time I Fall – Peter Cetera & Amy Grant: My love for Peter Cetera is well documented here. And in my CD collection. Look he's the man, and he loves duets. If you're a chick singer, and Peter Cetera calls you up to do a duet, you look up to the sky and you thank your lucky stars because YOU. HAVE. MADE. IT. Next time I fall, it will be with Peter Cetera.

7. Roll to Me – Del Amitri: Catchy much, Del Amitri? Honestly. My high school boyfriend sang this song constantly. This one and Chumbawamba. You know what's not annoying? Hearing Chumbawamba on the radio every 13 seconds and then hearing it sung by your boyfriend during the 13 seconds that it's not actually on the radio.

8. Invisible Touch – Genesis: Do I really need to explain.

9. Little Black Backpack – Stroke 9: I saw these guys in concert, and it was awesome. And this was a really great album. Where the hell did they go?

10. We Built This City – Jefferson Starship: I will build a city or anything else to this song.

11. No song on disc. Apparently it didn't work. Nice, Diane.

12. Footloose – Kenny Loggins: Just one track off of the greatest soundtrack ever. I will cut footloose right now, I swear to God. Dance your ass off! Who's with me?

13. Bossy – Kelis: I'm the bitch y'all love to hate. You guys should see me try to sing this song. It's pathetic. I am not the first girl to scream on a track. I did not switch up the beat of the drum. I did not bring all the boys to the yard. He does not have me tattooed on his arm. I'm so not bossy.

14. I Saw the Sign – Ace of Base: You know what opened up my eyes? Seeing Ace of Base on this CD mix.

15. Toy Soldiers – Martika: Martika was totally on Kids Incorporated with Fergie and Ryan Lambert from "The Monster Squad". Also this is a really good song that is fun to sing. I like when she loses her mind at the end and screams, "ALL FALL DOWN ALL FALL DOWN!!" P.S. Who else is singing the Kids Incorporated theme song right now? K! I! D! S!

16. What's Luv – Fat Joe: Yes. OMG this song is amazing. It reminds me of a summer in which I spent many nights downtown dancing on the roof of Velvet Dog. Also when I went to the Bahamas, it was the only song they would play that I actually knew.

17. Cool It Now – New Edition: You should see my sister dance to this song. It's amazing. Ronny, Bobby, Ricky and Mike, If I love the girl, who cares you like. That is some hardcore rapping right there.

18. My Place in This World – Michael W. Smith: I think this was the song for every senior class the year it came out. I was in junior high at the time so I was really just looking for my place in the feetless tights and hair scrunchies. Incidentally I'm still looking for my place in this world. I think it might actually be at a bar somewhere.

19. Talk Dirty to Me – Poison: No explanation necessary. Greatest song ever. Losing my mind thinking about it. CC, pick up that guitar and talk to me!!

20. I'm Alright – JoDee Messina: I LOVE JoDee Messina, and I LOVE this song. I will fight anyone who doesn't at least bob their head or tap their foot to this song.

Stay tuned for volume 2.

*When you're 30, you're supposed to use words like "grand". And "early bird dinner".


russ said...

Wow. There are a mere four years between us and I don't know about half these songs.

Mark me down for loving the 80s ones, tho (esp. Martika).

Sgt said...

Just wait till you start using phrases to describe clothing as "It's what kids are wearing these days"

KP said...

I felt like I was 20 all the way up until I recently turned 40. Sgt is right. I started saying things like "what a great kid"...about a 27 year old. I love your music pics. Does that make 40 the new 30?

CruiserMel said...

Ahhh, Richard Marx. I completely forgot about him. What a songwriter. What a mullet! Yipes.

You liked Poison? OMG. I was dangerously into Bret Michaels. I secretly wanted to be in a dirty video with him. For real. I hated Pamela Anderson for that.

Anonymous said...

holy! i love sky. you hor sisters are so in tune with my music taste.

slcup said...

Loved KIDS Incorporated!

Anonymous said...

dThe only thing that would have made this post better would have been a brief sampling of each song... uh hint, hint.

Toy Soldier - hello? Haven't heard or thought about that one in a loooong time, but good - oh so good. You need to make copies and market your birthday present to the other 30 year olds in the world.

slcup said...

I'm retarded and forgot to include this in my first comment: I am in love with "My Boys". Completely great show, and Jim Gaffigan needs to be a bigger him.

Anonymous said...

Um I totally just used you blog as a list for downloa.... uh I mean BUYING... songs from the innerweb. I now have a diane-edition CD, granted this was WITHOUT her approval.


Johnny Virgil said...

stroke 9 is still around. Nasty Little Thoughts was a helluva debut album. They just couldn't follow it up and got dropped. They are supposed to have something new in 2007.

Fuel is currently looking for a new singer I think. (You should try out.)

Violet said...

I hope everything's alright with your family. And I went to school with a girl who was on Kids Incorporated. I am so famous-by-association.