In light of the excitement and thus total exhaustion from my trip to the east coast...I seriously considered skipping tonight's shuffle in favor of my random recap of my journey. Tempting though it was...I must honor what few traditions that I have...so let's shuffle.
Thnks fr the Mmrs by Fall Out Boy (298) -Seriously...I love Fall Out Boy. I am not sure why it is someone taboo to admit but the fact is that I think that are excellent. Lyrically they manage to paint whatever image they are singing about better than most new bands that are currently around. Their songs always rock and are almost always cleverly titled. And as mentioned before...Patrick Stump is one of the two strongest male vocalist at the moment. So someone tell me why mentioned anything other than hatred for the band on the Internet results in a serious decline in pop culture cred? This is my favorite FOB song because it gives me a false sense of strength. Maybe one day... For this particular song I will not use the best line...so let's go with the 2nd Best line: "In these crystal balls...It's always cloudy...Except when you look into the past."
Lonely No More by Rob Thomas (32) - This is the song that made Rob Thomas for me. Until this song I simply viewed him as the lead singer of an overrated band. Yet this solo attempt came out and he went from lame to bonafide superstar. The video was sexy and the song even sexier. I still think that Matchbox 20 is overrated but I have a great deal of affection for Rob. The thing that makes this song so sexy is the fact that it oozes vulnerability and you know what a sucker I am for songs with that theme. It is a pretty easy concept to get on board with because honestly...who does want to be lonely? The best line of the song is one that stings me the most. "Now it seems to me that you know just what to say but words are only words...Can you show me something else?" I am not sure why I don't listen to this song more often...probably because I kinda forgot about it until it came on the shuffle tonight. I have added it to My Top Rated because it is worthy of more than 32 plays on my iPod.
Loungin' (Who Do Ya Luv?) by LL Cool J (45) - WTF is up with this song? Seriously...it is a hot song with one exception and honestly...that one part just ruins it for me. In the chorus of the song, LL can be heard whispering "I wanna laugh at you...I do what I gotta do." WTF LL? You are trying to seduce a love-deprived woman by telling her that you want to laugh at her? Where is the fucking romance in that? I have asked just about everyone I know in the pop culture world for their take on this line and short of LL wanting to demonstrate that his the Alpha Pimp...no other answer can be supplied. Seriously though...the song is awesome and totally groovable but I just can't get over the whole "I wanna laugh at you".
Fidelity by Regina Spektor (189) - God help me but I love this song...in spite of the fact that even I recognize how truly annoying it is. The vocals are down right terrible but the lyrics seem to be another song taken straight from the heart of Millie. I think that the reason that I like this song so much is because it makes me feel better to know that I am not the only person whose head is filled with music. It doesn't make me any less crazy but at least I have some company in my insanity. Best line: "I hear in my mind all this music and it breaks my heart." Some days it is down right miserable to listen to my iPod because every song makes me think of things that break my heart and it sucks. Being a music fiend has it ups and downs and the biggest down is once you associate a person or memory with a song...it is doomed to be that way forever. Soon songs that you once loved and couldn't listen to enough like Honey & the Moon and Romeo and Juliet make you want to throw the damn iPod against the wall. This song makes me think that I am not alone in this situation.
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) by Daryl Hall and John Oates (19) - Just to be clear...I am not a fan of this song nor the weird guys singing it. I am not sure what it is doing on my iPod. The only reason that it stays is because it is now one of many songs that reminds me of Dino and makes me laugh as a result. Every time I hear this song I think of me trying to sing it to him when he said that he didn't know who Hall and Oates were. Everyone laughed but he still didn't know who I was talking about. So it stays for purely sentimental reasons in honor of my dear friend. Seriously though...I still don't understand what the big deal about this song is. I think it sucks.
Highlights from the trip tomorrow...