So, drumroll please:
Misanthropster, Alex (of Holtetboards), and Matt (of Animal Mind), you three are on!
What’s a great late night song?
Close the Door, Lou Reed (okay, I'm a little bent)
Name 5 wistful/bittersweet songs:
"I Hold Your Hand In Mine" - Tom Lehrer (okay, I'm a lot bent),
"All I Wanna Do" - Heart
"Somebody's Crying" - Chris Isaac
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Judy Garland
"Christmastime Is Here Again" - Vince Guaraldi
The 4 Best Songs Ever Written:
Nope, I'm not touching that one with a vaccinated crowbar. I will, however, mention three songs that I think are really well done.
"Condition" Kenny Rodgers
"Sweet Home Alabama" Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Free Falling" Tom Petty
"People are Strange" The Doors
3 Current Favorite Songs:
Lately I find myself obsessively listening to Wildflowers by Tom Petty, Rockin' in the Weary Land by Donna the Buffalo, and "Too Long In the Wasteland" by James McMurtry
A Classic Drinking Music album:
Best of Jimmy Buffett
A Song You Want (or did) To Play At Your Wedding:
How about one I wish I played? The Way You Look Tonight
4 Good Angry Songs:
"Hello, Dad, I'm in Jail"
"Sink the Censorship" Disappear Fear
"Idiot Wind" Bob Dylan
"You Oughta Know" Alanis Morissette
One of Your Favorite Lyrics:
From "Angeline," by Larry McMurtry
Barefoot in the autumn weeds
Cotton dress hanging to your knees
to the eyes of a stranger
You offered a smile
I went to work in your daddy's fields
Didn't seem like such a bad deal
At least it would do for a while.
We were both young and unabashed
We took what life offered
When the folks were distracted
Or too tired to care
With a frost on the land
The fates forced our hand
Your dresses fit tighter
With the spring in the air.
3 Cover Songs Arguably Better Than the Original:
Danny's Song - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Money - The Flying Lizards
With a Little Help - Joe Cocker
Ironic Song to Brutally Murder Someone to in a movie:
Fish Heads - Barnes and Barnes
Good Album to Clean The House To:
Best of the Temptations
Good Dining Music:
Anything by Mellow, Morphine, or Frank Sinatra
A Good Album To Put You In the Mood (that is NOT Sade, Marvin Gaye or Barry White):
Let's be honest--almost anything will work (I'm a guy)
Good Album To Sleep To:
Nomads, Indians, Saints - Indigo Girls
2 Songs That are Too Damn Sad:
"Hurt" - Nine Inch Nails
Great Love Song:
"They Can't Take That Away From Me" by George and Ira Gershwin. I like to imagine a guy in a mental institution or an Orwellian prison humming this to himself as they administer the Sodium Pentothal.
Song To An Ex That Isn’t Meanspirited:
"Whatever" - The Asylum Street Spankers
Song To An Ex That Is Kinda Meanspirited:
"Don't Fear the Reaper" - Blue Oyster Cult
Song to lose your Mind to:
"When the Trixter Starts a-Pokin'" Gogol Bordello
4 Songs That Make You Feel Amped and Inspired:
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
"Rock Me Like a Hurricane" Scorpionz
"Eye of the Tiger" (also best workout song ever)
"When I Was Born" Barenaked Ladies (more inspired than amped)
3 songs that are guilty pleasures:
Most of my preferred music is a guilty pleasure. Okay, how about "Annie's Song" by John Denver, "I Could Be Your Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne, and "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega. Embarrassingly enough, I also own a fair bit of Roger Whittaker.
Criminally Underrated Band That Didn’t Get Attention and Then Broke Up:
Best Screw You I Am a Teenager in Pain Song:
How about "Best I am a whiny pencil-neck living in the middle of the 1980's" song? The answer is, of course, "People Are People" by Depressed, excuse me, Depeche Mode.
Feel No Shame, Great Current Pop Songs:
I hate to say it, but I think "The Black Parade" might count as a great rock anthem.
Album No One Would Expect You To Love:
Hip-Hop Song You Know All the Lyrics Too:
Actually, there isn't one.
Random Album You Loved In High School But Are Afraid To Admit It:
Faith by George Michaels
Album You May Have Listened To More In High School than Any Other Album:
Basically, any comedy album by Monty Python, any musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and a fair bit of Jethro Tull
Album To Clear A Room With:
Soft, Safe, and Sanitized