I pretty much weep everytime I hear "Champaign Supernova" by Oasis or "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and G-Funk. The former because it reminds me of my lost youth; the latter because Simon finally cuts loose and melts the world with his incredible voice.
"How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: 'The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover.' This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don't want this to happen to 2001." - Stanley Kubrick
Songs that put me in a better mood regardless of how crappy my day has been:
"Books About UFOs", Husker Du "Don't Let's Start", They Might Be Giants "Fair", Ben Folds Five "Nothing But Flowers", Talking Heads "Eat Steak", The Reverend Horton Heat "I Don't Know" The Replacements
Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot Maozart's "Duettino - Sull'aria" from The Marriage of Figaro Del Amitri, "Tell Her"
And the absolute saddest love song of all time:
Johnny Hartman, "I Just Dropped By to Say Hello"
That Johnny Hartman song is just BRUTAL. BRUTAL I say....
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us who do." David Brent, The Office
"Oedipus ruined a great sex life by asking too many questions." Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
"Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again." Unknown, Marin County newspaper's TV listing for "The Wizard of Oz"
Aerosmith's "Dream On" always makes me think of some fallen heroes in my life...the connection started with the "Sports images of the century" video that ESPN played on 12/31/1999 with it playing (one of the best video montages ever).
The Bob Marley Legends album usually leaves me upbeat and optomistic.
Originally posted by StaggerLeeOne song that always makes me sad is WISH YOU WERE HERE by Pink Floyd.
Same here, my friend. Always gets to me every time I hear it.
"Speaking of Thomases, I loved your recent Atrocious GM Summit column, although I think that you flatter Isiah Thomas far too much by suggesting that he is merely one of a number of atrocious GMs. The truth is that Rob Babcock and Billy King are Einstein next to him. The mess he is creating right now in New York will be studied by business school students 50 years from now alongside Enron and pets.com."
I'm no country fan, but "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw.
There's also a song called "40 Mile Town" by Eric Johnson and some Led Zeppelin songs from "Physical Graffiti" that remind me of returning home after visit the pre-Mrs. JJD when our relationship was of the long-distance variety.
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Originally posted by Parts Unknown I pretty much weep everytime I hear "Champaign Supernova" by Oasis or "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and G-Funk. The former because it reminds me of my lost youth; the latter because Simon finally cuts loose and melts the world with his incredible voice.
I was under the impression that for "Bridge Over Troubled Water" it was Garfunkle who unleashed, not Simon. Simon sings on most songs so he usually 'unleashes'. Anyway, my list of songs.
Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt"- The song upon first listening has almost moved me to tears. It carries such gravity, such emotion and powerful weight that it's impossible to deny.
Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven- The way is just melodically plows along is just moving.
"Hey Ya" by OutKast- Always leaves me in a good mood.
"Bat out of Hell" by Meat Loaf- Tossing, turbulent and beautiful. This song gets me pumped before a show. It's also attached to my 'mentor' of sorts who introduced me to Meat Loaf in the first place.
I have better ones and I'll edit those in when I can think of them.
"A Picture of Me Without You" by George Jones is the saddest song ever recorded.
Also up there: "The Grand Tour" by George Jones "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd
If I'm feeling anti-establishment: "That's Entertainment" by The Jam
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"Freshmen" by The Verve Pipe.....song kinda makes me sad.
"My Happy Ending" by Avril Lavigne.....the song makes me a little sad and angry both at the same time because it reminds me of a few of my past relationships where I got totally screwed over by an old female flame. Especially when I hear this part of the song -
>It's nice to know that you were there Thanks for acting like you cared And making me feel like I was the only one It's nice to know we had it all Thanks for watching as I fall And letting me know we were through<
When I'm in a moody and pissy mood I like to listen to my Queensryche "Operation Mindcrime" and Savatage "Streets" cds.
And here are some songs that get me really pumped up and my blood going-
"Wanted Man" by Ratt "Last In Line" by Dio "Modern Day Cowboy" by Tesla "Looks That Kill" by Motley Crue "Take Hold Of The Flame" by Queensryche "Me And My Wine", "Hit And Run", "Billys Got A Gun" by Def Leppard
I could go on and on, but you probably got the idea.
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Peter Jennings at my undergrad ceremony -- everyone around me thought he was awesome. Quincy Jones spoke at my grad ceremony, and I think there were a few other famous folkss, but I don't remember clearly. I had no ceremony at all for my MLS.