30 Day Song Challenge
Well, on Facebook, there’s this 30 day song challenge, where everyday you post a song that fits the criteria set out for that day (i.e. your favorite song, what you listen to when you’re angry, etc)…
It’s fairly juvenile — well, the criteria is, anyways — and it seems somewhat pointless, but it’s pretty much an excuse to further expose my music taste.
So I thought, “What the hell; I’ll do it.”
So I got one day down pat — it’d be quite the failure if I couldn’t even do THAT — and the second day…well, that was yesterday.
I didn’t get around to posting the second day until after midnight — so technically I failed the challenge, right?
Anyways, I decided to go along with it and post the third day’s song. But then I realized if I was going to stay true to this “challenge,” I would fail again, because I won’t be around a computer for the next couple of days…so I posted up to day five.
During this whole posting thing, I felt the urge to post more than one song that fit the criteria (yes, my library consists of more than 10,000 songs, thank you very much), and I felt somewhat impatient about waiting a day to post each song…
So I decided to just post them all at once.
So here we go:
Day 01 — Your favorite song.
To name a few.
Day 02 — Your least favorite song.
I have a LOT. But this one takes a good chunk out of the cake. So smarmy it’s fucking sickening to my stomach.
Adult contemporary has to one of the most gut-wrenching attempts at pleasant music ever made.
Fuck you all.
Mötley Crüe isn’t all that great either. Not a fan of the genre.
Day 03 — A song that makes you happy
I generally don’t have “happy” music. A lot of times it makes me sick to my esophagus (WOO! Spelled it right my first try).
But when asked to think of a song that makes me “happy,” this was the first one that popped into my head.
Then this one:
That’s all I can think of. For now.
Day 04 — A song that makes you sad
A song that makes me “sad.” Good fucking broccoli stems, that is vague.
Well, uh, this song made my nostrils flare once…
And well, this one too…once.
Day 05 — A song that reminds you of someone
This reminds me of one of my ex-girlfriends:
This one reminds me of my friend David Sherret
And this one reminds me of my friend Andrew Weiss (sorta, not really, but I mean…I pictured him walking down a decaying street along with this):
This one reminds me of Julian Chan
Day 06 — A song that reminds you of somewhere
WOW, this one is actually pretty difficult. I don’t relate locations with music…usually visual reminders, this is hard…
Here we go — this reminds me of the bar we were at for my friend Heccubus’s birthday:
Day 07 — A song that reminds you of a certain event
The first performance I (with David Sherret) did without a conductor and any sort of practice (which we botched. Badly):
The song is called “Stealing the Stock” from David Holmes, off the Ocean’s 12 soundtrack.
Day 08 — A song that you know all the words to
Well, considering that most of my electronic music (which makes up about 45% of my library) has virtually no lyrics or even vocals, for that matter…they don’t count. So in light of that:
Day 09 –A song you can dance to
Well, I don’t/can’t dance…any attempts to dance would just result in my jumping around and possibly flailing my arms about.
Basically, my DJ-mix Viscous Cardiac Arrest
Day 10 — A song that makes you fall asleep
Well, that’s almost impossible. The only time I can fall asleep to music is if I’m THAT tired.
But I’ve fallen asleep to this a couple times (it’s fucking WICKED)
Day 11 — A song from your favorite band
Well, band is rather vague. My perception of a band would be a pair/group of people actually playing instruments…so the ones that don’t I refer to as artist. So a song from my favorite “band”
Day 12 — A song from a band you hate
HA. I have to pick ONE band? Fine.
Day 14 — A song that no one would expect you to love
Hm. I’d think probably:
Day 15 — A song that describes you
PAH. That’s like asking to pick ONE chemical/preservative in a frozen pizza.
Maybe? Think the way the song works/played out, not necessarily the lyrics (if any)
Day 16 — A song that you used to love but now hate
Jeez. I’ve changed a lot in the past few years but not to the point of denouncing my previous preferences. Puberty has stopped for me. Closest thing:
Day 17 — A song that you hear often on the radio
The closest thing to “radio” I listen to is the shit they play at work. So…a lot of shit
Day 18 — A song you wish you heard on the radio
Well, seeing as how I honestly don’t give a fuck about pop culture…and the music at work is the only connection I have to pop music…this has been played at work a few times
Day 19 — A song from your favorite album
That’s like standing with all of FHM’s hottest women and only picking one.
Day 20 — A song you listen to when you’re angry
When I’m at work, there’s music playing…and I’m mad often there.
But out of my own free will…
Day 21 — A song you listen to when you’re happy
Fuck. I’m usually never “happy.” Temporarily content would be more accurate.
Day 22 — A song you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 — A song you want to play at your wedding
That’s assuming I actually get married. For shits and giggles?
Day 24 — A song you want to play at your funeral
Hm. I probably won’t have too much say in that…and quite honestly, I’m not sure I care…
Day 25 — A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 — A song that you can play on an instrument
That’s actually quite a bit…
Day 27 — A song that you wish you could play
That’s a LOT. MAMAFANGULLO
And off the top of my head, it’s nothing I haven’t been able to decipher in my head either, just haven’t found the time to practice enough; that’s all. LOL
Day 28 — A song that makes you feel guilty
Hm. I don’t really care enough to feel guilt…
Day 29 — A song from your childhood
Fucking sang this almost endlessly
Day 30 — Your favorite song this time last year
AND don’t forget this:
Dave Nada — Apocalypse Theme
Well, there you have it. Now I’m going to bed. Good night.