Monday, March 10, 2008

Coming Out of My Cage and I'm Doing Just Fine

Hope you're ready for another round of Monday Night Shuffle.

Step by Step by the New Kids on the Block (15) - I am going to get so much shit for this one but oh well. I doubt that anyone who reads this will actually be that shocked to know that I have a few NKOTB songs on my iPod. Say what you will, but they were actually fairly decent by boy band standards, except for the fact that none of them could pass as eye candy. Why do I like this song? Because it catchy and it easy to sing along to. Also because it is a throw back to my childhood, as I had this song for my pocket rocker. When you break down the lyrics, you will find that there aren't that different from those used today. "Hey girl, in your eyes I see a picture of me all the time." I'm not afraid to admit it, back in the day I used to pretend that they were singing to me. Of course, I was like seven so give me a break.

The Promise by When in Rome (144) - This has got to be one of the best songs from the 80s, probably one of the better songs ever. Hear me is the perfect song to sing to your beloved. Why? Because it is real. There is no sappy bullshit...just honesty. Sure it is not the type of song that you will share a slow dance to or make a memory to but the fact is that this song is better than all of that. A girl would be much wiser to pick a guy who sang this to her than some bullshit song about giving her the moon. He promises that he will screw up from time to time but he also promises that he will make it up to her if she stays. That is why this song kicks ass. "I'm sorry but I'm just thinking of the right words to say. I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be. But if you wait around a while, I'll make you fall for me, I promise, I promise you...I will." I'd fall for that.

Mr. Brightside by The Killers (165) - I remember that the first time I heard this song I immediately hit the playback button and listened to it again. This is the best song by the Killers and one of the best songs of the decade. The video was the bomb as it seemed to channel Moulin Rouge. I don't know what it is that makes this song so special, except that I feel it. I hear it and I feel the words. The beat is awesome too but the words are so real, quite beautifully written, and filled with passion. If it was a slower song, it might be impossible to listen to. "But its just the price I pay" indeed.

Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx (77) - I miss Richard Marx. He had a decent voice, he wrote good songs, and he wasn't bad looking. Oh well. In spite of the sadness in the song, I have fond memories of it. I will always remember it for it is to me. I smile every time I hear it and I hope that I am not alone.

Better Together by Jack Johnson (232) - I absolutely love this song. It is simple and sweet and it is in my Top 25 played list. I have many foolish romantic fantasies that I think about when I hear this song. Jack Johnson is freakin' amazing!! It is hard for me to describe the feelings that this song creates in me so here are a few lines that might do it for me. " If all of these dreams might find their way into my day to day scene, I'd be under the impression I was somewhere in between, with only two, just me and you. Not so many things we got to do or places we got to be, we'll sit beneath the mango tree."

It has been a long and stressful day so let's call it a night. I still have a lot of homework to do this week and for next week.

Here is MC with a Dwarf!


THE TODD said...

I just can't look its killing me.

Good selection except for the new kids crap. Did you know that they are getting back together?

If you had to pick, would you pick Joshua or Jack as the better solo artist?

The Kiskadian said...

todd you are such a homo for knowing about them.

i don't get why you like mr. brightside so much. it was overplayed

THE TODD said...

You've been quiet the past couple of days. Are you okay?

Call if you want.