For the love of Bob Cat Bob....tonight's games are quite possibly the longest games ever...that or I am just a little on the impatient side. I keep switching back and forth between between Monday Night Football and the Red Sux/Angels game...all the while cruising around the world of Facebook. Now I have added blogging and iPod listening to the mix...how's that for multi-tasking? So let's shuffle.
Earth Angel by Death Cab Cutie - So there are like a dozen versions of this song that you can download but this one is by far the best. The only downside is that you have to buy the whole album but it is totally worth it. I can't think of a better way to describe this version than to say that it is totally reminiscent of the high school dance days. DCFC has come a long way over a short period of time but a large part of their appeal is their high school garage band sounding music. What can I say? When I hear this song I think streamers, balloons, girls in overpriced dresses and guys who are cursing themselves for buying a wrist corsage because a pin on one would have given them a chance to...well you know. Bottom line is that this is a romantic song no matter how does it but DCFC just does it in a real way and I love it. Best Line: "I'm just a fool in love with you."
Come To My Window by Melissa Etheridge - So I used to love this song. Honestly, it was one of my favorite songs to sing in the car and in the shower. Melissa rocks this love song out and I think that is awesome. It oozes passion and it is well written and just overall a damn good song that gets bonus points for paying tribute to the whole Romeo and Juliet balcony thing. Oh and it has a killer opening verse. That's right...not just a killer opening line but an opening verse. The problem is that every now and then someone or something will use a song and then suddenly you think of that whenever you hear the song. In this case...it was the fine folks behind South Park and I usually forced to change the song rather than think of the scene it was used in. Damn it all. Best Line: "I would dial the numbers just to listen to your breath."
Just Fine by Mary J Blige - Here is another song that I also think of a pop culture moment whenever I listen to it. In this case it is of Michael Strahan singing and dancing to this song in the locker room before the Superbowl. Yet that always makes me laugh instead of nauseous like the pop culture moment that the previous song reminds me of. But I digress...this is a new song to make the Millie Dance List. In the right mood I am able to sing and dance all over the place to this song. Today was one of the those as I jammed to this as I drove home from work today. Work was work but I was in a pretty great mood this afternoon. Sometimes all it takes is taking a minute to appreciate the flowers and all they have to offer. Best Line: "Appreciate life...so glad that I've got mine."
Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. - I refuse to believe that there is a person alive who doesn't like this song. They either don't want to admit it or haven't heard it. It is impossible not dance just a little bit when you hear this song...even if it is just a head pop. This is one of the wacky songs that can even get you doing the really stuff like using your hand as a"phone" when asked "who you gonna call?" Seriously, as I listen it to right now and I kicking myself for not listening to it more often. I guess that I had forgotten how much I love it. I think that I will be butchering it next time I hit the karaoke bar. Best Line: " Who you gonna call...GHOSTBUSTERS!".
As I Lay Me Down by Sophie B Hawkins - The sweet melodies and lyrics of this song make it an irresistible song for me. I think that I was like 12 when it came out and I loved it then and still really enjoy it now. That is staying power! Seriously though...it is not an overly sweet or stalker-ish song. It is a simple love song from a girl to the guy who is somewhere else. Admit it...you liked it too when it first came out. Best Line: "I'm still recalling things you said to make me feel alright, I carried them with me today."
I'd Die For You by Bon Jovi - Talk about a totally awesome power ballad. It is on my list of songs that I hope that I will one day get to hear them play live. In addition to the killer intro and the amazingness of Jon's ballad voice...it has pretty damn awesome lyrics. OK so it they are not incredibly profound or anything but they are real. They are a confession of imperfection and love...and quite honestly...is there anything hotter than that? Best Line: " But if I could see inside you maybe I'd know just who we are 'cause our love is like a hunger...without it we would starve."
God it pains me to say this but let's hear it for the bloody Red Sux and their incredible win over the Angels tonight. I hate to admit it but that was one hell of a finish to what had up until that point had been rather dull game. I am only happy for them because this means that they are one step closer to losing to Manny in the World Series. It is all going according to plan.