Friday, March 02, 2007

Volume Four

You guys, I loved this week's episode of Lost. Absolutely loved it. It reminded me of the first season greatness. We were back with our originals, it was Hurley-centric (and who doesn't love Hurley-people I don't like that's who), and it was FUNNY. I laughed out loud many times, and you know what? It's about time. There's no way no one would ever laugh or have a good time on that island. It's not realistic. When Hurley saw Sawyer was alive for the first time and ran up and hugged him, I thought it was such a sweet moment. I love that Sawyer has begrudgingly started to care about everyone, and they care about him. He tries so hard to be an ass, but he's a pretty lovable guy. And way hot. I am excited for a Danielle-Alex reunion. I can't wait for Danielle to completely lose her shit and go crazy and majorly kick some Other ass. I have a feeling it's going to be awesome. Please make this happen, Lost writers. It would be such a great payoff to see her give Ben what he deserves.

I just realized I never told you what was on the 4th birthday CD my sister made for me. So here it is:

Sarah's 30th Volume 4
Never Surrender - Corey Hart: When this song came out, despite its message, I think I would've surrendered my body to Corey Hart. However, I was like 10 so that would've been extremely inappropriate.

2. I Don't Want to Wait - Paula Cole: I bought the Paula Cole album right when it came out-I guess because I love chicks with hairy armpits-and I loved this song so much. Then Dawson's Creek started, and now I can't listen to it without seeing a montage of the Dawson's Creek gang in my head. That show was like my crack. I hated it so much and knew it was making me a worse person, but God help me I could not stop. I tried to quit so many times, but I kept going back. When it finally ended a few years ago, it was like I had been set free. I felt the wind beneath my wings. Now it's on TBS, and it takes all the willpower I have inside me to not watch it when it's on. Goddamn you, James Van Der Forehead.

3. Hold Me Now - Diamond Rio: Something you should know about me: I freaking love Diamond Rio. This song was never released as a single, but I used to make my sister and my college roommate listen to it all the time, and now they love it. I am awesome.

4. Next To You - Wilson Phillips: Some people may be embarassed to say they liked the Wilson Phillips. Well guess what-I'm not. I loved that first (only?) album of theirs. This song was not one that was released, but my sister and I loved it. They say "Oh-Ee-Oh" a lot, and it's awesome.

5. Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money: If I need to explain to you why this song is on here then you don't know me at all. Eddie Money is the man.

6. Shake That - Eminem & Nate Dogg: This song could not be more offensive to women, but I'll tell you what-it really does make you want to shake your ass. P.S. I am a fan of any song that features Nate Dogg.

7. Out of the Blue - Debbie Gibson: Obviously. I literally wore out my "Out of the Blue" cassette tape listening to it so much. So I bought the CD. I love you forever, Debbie!

8. After All - Peter Cetera & Cher: You knew we weren't done with Peter Cetera yet. Here's another one of his famous duets. I was in 8th grade when I started to realize that I could really sing. However, I was in band instead of choir because you couldn't be in both. My friend Andrea convinced the choir teacher to let me sing a duet with her at a choir concert, and this is what we sang. I was totally the Peter Cetera part. So in a way, Peter Cetera and I are like one person-joined forever through song. And the restraining order he has against me. Sidenote: Andrea and I used to sing this song constantly and annoy the mother-loving crap out of the rest of our friends. Sorry, guys.

9. Promise - Eve 6: If you want to listen to a song that will rock your face off and force your body to dance against your will and make you almost get in a car accident because you were playing drums on your steering wheel and then you punched the ceiling of your car then this is the song for you. If you want to suck, don't listen to it. P.S. In my opinion, Eve 6 is one of the most underrated bands that ever was. Go buy their album "Horrorscope". It's near perfect. It's one of my "If you could only have 10 albums on a desert island" albums.

10. Dancing Queen - Abba: I am a dancing queen. Abba rules.

11. Trust Me (This is Love) - Amanda Marshall: Amanda Marshall's first album is fantastic, and this song has wonderful words that everyone who's having a tough time in their relationship should listen to. My sister, our friend Kimmie and I used to listen to this song constantly.

12. Soldier of Love - Donny Osmond: When this song came out and I found out that it was Donny Osmond, I almost crapped my pants. I had so many questions: But Donny Osmond sucks? How is it possible he sings this awesome song? Is he really my soldier of love? Well apparently he is, you guys, cuz this song kicks ass.

13. Fast Car - Tracy Chapman: I remember when this song came out my friends and I used to laugh at how silly it was that someone would write a semi-serious song about having a fast car. When I got older I realized the song is not about having a fast car but is actually a lovely but depressing song about a woman struggling through her entire life to take care of people who never give back and she's just trying to get her head above water to live a better life. This is like when "Papa Don't Preach" came out, and I thought it was about how Madonna's dad didn't approve of her boyfriend. Sadly, I didn't realize until college that it was about her being pregnant. College, you guys. How is that possible that I really didn't even get it until I was 19? Am I that big of a moron? Yes. I am. "I've made up my mind I'm keeping my baby." She flat out says it in the chorus. HOW DID I NOT GET THAT. Horrible.

14. Crazy Life - Toad the Wet Sprocket: My love for this song is two-fold: 1) I am obsessed with Toad the Wet Sprocket. Another underrated band. We went to see them a few years ago, and it was the closest I have ever come to crying at a concert. 2) This song is from "Empire Records". If you went to college when "Empire Records" came out then you've seen it and chances are good that you love it. As well you should because it's awesome, and the soundtrack is phenomenal. Save the empire!

15. Forever - Vertical Horizon: Another one of my favorite bands of all time. If this song doesn't touch your heart, you are dead inside.

16. Nobody's Fool - Kenny Loggins: Theme song from "Caddyshack 2: Suckage". The movie was horrible, but this song kicks all kinds of ass. I don't think I can explain the kind of physical reaction I have to this song once it comes on. You just have to be there to witness it. I'll just say that one time I was passed out drunk in the middle of the living room floor at a Halloween party, and my sister played this song to see what would happen, and I immediately woke up and started dancing. Now that's a good song.

17. London Bridges - Fergie: I believe we've talked about how me liking this song makes me want to end my own life, but you know what? I don't care anymore. I love this song, and I don't care who knows it!

18. Photograph - Def Leppard: I hesitate to call any song my favorite song of all time because there are so many I love, but this song is definitely a contender. By far my favorite 80's song, the physical reaction described above for "Nobody's Fool" is ten-fold for this song. Sometimes I fantasize about Def Leppard playing this song at my wedding. I'm not kidding. In 2000, we went to see Def Leppard in concert, and we had 6th row seats. They dropped the British flag from the ceiling, I turned to my friends and said, "Oh my God this is it!", the familiar beginning chords started and then I pretty much fainted. One of the best concert experiences of my life.

Diane, I think you should make me more CDs. It only took you like 37 hours, right?


urban princess said...

Damn the Man! The Empire Records soundtrack has been on constant play in my office for days.

Skeezix said...

Your sister seriously needs work at one of those CD compliation places, because I would buy every one of those CDs.

russ said...

There are are CD compilation places?

Lost was definitely an improvement.

I saw Paula Cole play at Arabica on Case campus in like '94 before she got big and lost her roots which were playing at a coffee shop across from my dorm.

Lastly, I bet I'm the only dude in the world that digs Corey Hart. It was one of a small stable of tapes I had as a kid... am I wrong to think he looks like David Ducovny?

Sarah said...

UP, nice! I knew you liked this movie too.

Skeezix, I know! She and I always say that that would be the absolute best job ever.

Russ, I just went to Corey Hart's site: and no you are not wrong at all. I never noticed that. Good call. Also go to for awesome compilation CDs.

i am not said...

Your description of your reaction to Nobody's Fool made me imagine you were like Bernie in Weekend at Bernie's II. Very funny. Tell me I'm not the only one to see that movie and you know what I'm talking about...

h.justin said...

I forgot about Nobody's Fool. My favourite line: "its too much for me to analyze . . ."

Am the only one that thought Mark Harmon and Kenny Loggins were the same person? I think I figured it out when there wasn't a Kenny Loggins song on the Summer School soundtrack.

Glaziersgirl said...

Great CD mix. Heading to Limewire right now to update my IPOD. Forgot about some of these great songs. BTW, loving Diamond Rio. They are awesome.

Alan the Great said...

Congratulations, this is the second most random array of music that I have ever seen. In my experience, most people that like one of those types of music will begin to gnaw on the drywall when another starts playing; I always believed that if Eminem and Paula Cole were combined on a single CD, that CD would levitate and begin to slowly rotate counter-clockwise while emitting blue and yellow sparks.

citygirl said...

I was also horrified at my attraction to Fergie and her "London Bridge". Especially since I can't tell which dirty thing of all the dirty things I think it could be the song actually pertains to. When my friend Evil brought me a copy of the cd I got over it. Damn that Fergie! Her whole cd is actually good!