August 29, 2005

We Got Tagged

My First Walkman
Originally uploaded by billyjoebob.
Ok so here's the deal. Homer from Eccentric Father has tagged us with this request:

List five songs that you are currently digging - it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions and the five songs (with artist) in your blog. Then tag five people to see what they're listening to.

Of course, you don't have to do this by yourself, on the grounds that if you were to list your most listened to songs, it would be "Eine Kleine Nachtmusak" hands down, which is the tune on your Star Bright Light Show, but I think that perhaps we should expand it a little bit to include the songs that are on high rotation on your Mum and Dad's iRiver.

  1. Sloshdaboom, Sounds for Silence, Dr Harry Zehnwirth. The constant rhythm and sloshing sounds of this white noise track made it your number one favourite sound for going to sleep to during your first couple of months. Certainly, I got used to going to sleep to it myself, but I've managed without it since you moved into your own room, so please don't ever play it in my range of hearing again.
  2. Swing it Around, can'tneverdidnothin, Nikka Costa. Your mum discovered Nikka Costa when she released her first album, Everybody Got Their Something, and we've been waiting for her new album for quite a while. This new one shows the influence that hanging around with Lenny Kravitz and Prince can have on music, it's much, much funkier than her previous work, and it's been in your dad's head since he bought it.
  3. Rebel, Rebel, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Soundtrack, Seu Jorge. The sound of David Bowie songs being played beautifully on an acoustic guitar and sung in Portugese added so much to the semi-surreal nature of this wonderful film that we couldn't do without it. I'm looking forward to tracking down more of this guy's work.
  4. 1983 A Merman I Shall Turn To Be, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix. This track got played to you many, many times while you were still inside your mum, and it was your first lullaby when you arrived. Every time I listen to it I hope that you'll grow up liking it.
  5. Anything from Once More With Feeling. This house, I'm sure you'll come to realise, is pretty buffycentric, and the songs from this musical episode are very, very close to our hearts. If pinched for an absolute favourite moment, it would have to be Anya's heavy metal riffing, replete with Townsend style armwheel, during "I've got a Feeling".
Right then, that's done, now to nominate some other suckers. Looking to my right, I spy with my little eeeeyyyyeeeee.....







Get with it kids.

Love you. All.


TheGestator said...

Done And Done :)

Homer Jay said...

Dude. Cool. Now I have 4 new songs to look up. Can you guess which one I already know?

billyjoe noodle-bob said...

i'm betting it's the one from buffy.


Kathy said...

I dunnit!

prue said...


I just spent the last 2 hours reading your blog from the beginning and it's just beautiful.

Bram is a gorgeous little fella and I adored reading your words to him.

Hope you're all doing well!


ps. Found you thru Desci