Nov 2009

Turn it up to 11

I’m so sorry. I haven’t posted for nearly a month and then I update with a video post. I don’t deserve you my loyal and loving audience. Either of you.

So, after half deafening myself on the way to work this morning, I started thinking about songs that would (if played back to back) lead to the destruction of my speakers. This update is cunningly being written at 11pm so that I can’t turn the music up for fear of upsetting our neighbour (who just happens to be the landlord’s daughter).

For fairly obvious reasons, this list is a little light on ballads. :)

So… in no particular order…

Dire Straits – Money for Nothing (the long version)
There’s just something about that crescendo at the beginning that means it has to be played loud. And then some serious rocking out. :)

Baby D – Let me be your fantasy (the relatively rare original)
I’m a sucker for Happy Hardcore.

Unk vs. Avril Lavigne vs. Toni Basil
Yes, really. Assuming I’m on an open enough road that I don’t feel self concious, this goes up worryingly loud..

Gossip – Careless Whisper
Possibly a bit random as far as most people are concerned, but dear god I love this song. And dear god has Beth Ditto got a set of lungs on her…

The Who – Baba O’riley
Yes, I have something of a weakness for solos and drums…

Nina Simone – Sinnerman
There’s only one rule for this – it has to be the 10 minute version that has a scat breakdown.

TISM – Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me
Australia’s greatest export? Maybe. Especially if we reclaim Colin Hay as our own.

Franka Potente & Thomas D – Believe
From the soundtrack of that wonderfully low budget German movie “Lola rennt”.

The Grid – Swamp Thing
The Grid never really made it in America. I’m not really surprised. Do me a favour and ignore the 90s crazy dance video, eh?

Propellerheads – History Repeating

Touch & Go – Would You…? (Trailermen go to Rio mix)
Some of my love of latin shines through…

DJ Korsakoff – Carmina Burana
Okay… lets get this over and done with. This is the best of a collection of crappy versions of this track. On the plus side, I doubt many of you will last long enough to get to the crappy bit. We’ll just say that this is best left til the end of the night…

And it’s now 12.30, so I think we should stop risking the roof over my head and call it a night…

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