30-day music meme day 20: a song you listen to when you’re angry

Another difficult one for me. Anger and I do not get along. When people are angry at me, I feel depressed and tearful and withdraw. When I get angry, I feel the same, plus the added fun of feeling ready to throw up. The main difference is when I was a child, I denied feeling angry because “it was a sin.” Now, I go ahead and feel it, but wish I didn’t.

I don’t have a particular song I listen to when I’m angry. I just take whatever comes up on shuffle, only a lot louder. If I set out to have songs for anger, they’d probably include drum solos. So here’s 4 and a half minutes of drums and anger management with the late Buddy Rich (who supposedly had some anger management problems himself).

30-day music meme day 19: a song from your favorite album

I’ve had a lot of favorite albums, off and on. Paul Simon’s Graceland is still one of my favorites.  Here’s a song that doesn’t get heard quite as often as others on that album.

Now, this was one of my favorites when I started junior high school a million years ago: Chicago’s first album, back when they were Chicago Transit Authority and they were still a rocking jazz-influenced band instead of a purveyor of sappy love songs.

Yeah, I’m old. So?

30-day music meme day 18: a song you wish you heard on the radio

This is the question that makes me even more aware than usual how unhip/unaware/out of touch I am when it comes to music these days. When I hung out at the Antiquarium, I knew a lot of people who listened to stuff that would never, ever get played on local radio, even now.

And it’s not just Omaha radio that’s like that, of course. The song I heard most often in London when I went there a couple of years ago was Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl and I Liked It.” Make of that what you will.

But you know, maybe we need a nice cheerful song to be heard on the radio more often… like this one:

30-day music meme day 17: a song you hear often on the radio

This was hard. The only time I listen to local radio anymore is when I’m driving, and usually I listen to classic rock in the car–so EVERYTHING is heard on the radio a lot. If you live, or used to live in Omaha, you already know the state of local radio, so I don’t need to go on about it much.

Anyway, this gets heard quite a bit in the car. I blame CSI.

 

30-day music meme day 16: a song you used to love but now hate

I don’t really hate this song. I just got tired of it after hearing it used in endless commercials and movies for awhile. But I can’t really think of a song that I dislike now that wasn’t disliked before, so this will do.

30-day music meme day 14: a song no one would expect you to love

This is about as close as I can come to a song no one would expect me to like. This is not cool in any way, shape or form. There was never a time in the universe when anything involved with Lawrence Welk was cool.

And yet, it was a hit. It sounds like it should be the theme song to a romantic comedy taking place somewhere vaguely not here. Plus, you have an ex-Mouseketeer dancing. What more could you ask?

And-a-one-and-a-two…