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Thursday, July 17, 2008

from I'm A Wheel to I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

Day 754, Session 131:
Sunday July 13th - Wandering around the kitchen making spaghetti dinner.
First song: I'm A Wheel by Wilco
Last full song: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me by The Jayhawks
Progress: 2125-2132 of 6062
Total Songs Heard: 1653

4 straight Wilco songs to start the day. Of course 3 of them were I'm A Wheel so it wasn't that surprising.

What is surprising and disappointing is news that Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page was arrested for possession of cocaine. Say what now? One of the guys from BNL and cocaine?!? That is disappointing but, strangely, I wish I was more disappointed by this news. I guess I'm too old and jaded now to be surprised by much of anything among the artists I admire. (Even one whose most recent release was a kid's cd.) The band has taken a wait and see approach to this news and I guess I'll do the same.

(Sorry for that unexpected foray into actual news, I was in the middle of typing this up when The Wife found the story of the arrest.)

I'm Going To Go Back There Someday - The Muppets (specifically Gonzo)

Towards the end of The Muppet Movie, before the big showdown, the gang stops in the desert and sleeps out under the stars. I know I've written about it before, but the sense of home is still elusive. When I here Gonzo sing I also hope to go back there someday. I'm just not entirely sure where there is. I don't think Gonzo exactly knows either which is probably why this particular song connects so well.

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers

I'd like to think if I had a twin brother, this is what we would sing at karaoke. Use of Scottish accents would be entirely dependent on how much we had to drink. BTW, if you're like me and wonder what this means:

And if I haver yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you.
"Haver" means "to talk nonsense" at least it does if you believe everything you read on Yahoo answers.

I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - The Jayhawks

If only the romancing was actually so easy.

1) Find the one you want.
2) Make them love you.
2a) Have them recognize that you're never going to fulfill their idealized view of what they were looking for.
3) Stay together for a million years.

This song is catchy enough to make me think it could work.


dara said...

You don't need a twin to sing 500 Miles at karaoke -- you just need a couple of beers and a geeky friend willing to do it with you. I've seen it done enough, and I always find it amusing.

Joey said...

Unfortunately I believe that I am the closest thing to your twin and we all know how well karaoke went at the gentlemen's club (literally the one for gentlemen only....thank God the girls were there and Bruce the bartender was accomodating to our respective cups of tea)

Mike said...

I was totally blown away by the BNL cocaine thing (well, not totally - they are a rock band, kind of) especially because the story was so strange. Police came into the house and found him and a woman with a vial of "powder" at the kitchen table? Very odd.

Also, the Muppets rock, and my Scottish accent is never better than when I'm singing along to the Proclaimers. Not sure I want to perform it live, though. I don't think I could take that kind of rejection.

Matt said...

I'm thinking Dara might be right. I probably don't need an actual twin (although it would be better that way) just someone who appreciates the awesomeness of that song.

Mike it sounds like you've volunteered. I know a place where everyone stinks so there shouldn't be much rejection.

The Bruce story will be told, but not until the 'Y's. (So sometime in 2013.)

Gledwood said...

hey I thought in the modern music business you'd get arrested for not being in possession of cocaine ..(!!)

matt said...

Hey Gledwood. I thought different rules applied to BNL because they were Canadian. Of course he was busted in the US, so perhaps Canadian rules did not apply.