Let me stick this 7-inch in the computer

Harvestbird tagged me to do one of those list things. Homie don’t usually play that, but this one was fun, and if it helps just one person give up drugs, well, then it will have all been worth it.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your livejournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

1. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
I had an intense craving for this and have been heartily obsessing over it. It represents everything that’s good about America, and makes me want to be in Manhattan.

2. You’re Gonna Lose Us by the Cribs
The Cribs are my new favourite band. This is one has a brilliant shoutalong chorus (“When I’m drunk I can be an arsehole, but that don’t mean I’ve got no class, no.”), that’s just right for boozing with your mates and/or the Jarman brothers.

3. Stars Are Blind by P**** H*****
I don’t care how much of this song belongs to the talent of its singer or not. It’s lovely and sunny and cheerful (though not without its dark moments), and frankly, we could all use a little sunshine right now.

4. Batdance by Prince
Unlike most of Prince’s hit songs, this one gets little radio play, probably because it’s kind of unusual and kind of needed the hype of 1989’s Batman film to prop it up in the mainstream. But it’s a corker nonetheless.

5. Grind Your Bones by Svelte
Svelte is a couple of guys who used to be in Supergroove and the cousin of that guy from Blindspott who used to go out with Nicky Watson. With that pedigree, you’d expect Svelte to be shit, but this one’s dirty and bluesy.

6. Slave To The Rhythm [Hot Blooded Version] by Grace Jones
It’s an 8.18 minute remix of Slave To The Rhythm, one of my favourite songs of all time. The extra times comes from the first half being instrumental which means, yes, it’s karaoke time. Slaaaaaaave!

7. Mary Jane’s Last Dance by Tom Petty
I revisited this in the wake of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ controversy. The song is apparently about Mr Petty giving up the marijuana drugs, but the video had Kim Basinger necrolove. Like Mr Petty says, oh my my, oh hell yes.

In lieu of tagging others, just, like, do it if you want, man.

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