A Song Tag. Again.

This is a song tag I found here, and only slightly altered it.

I like doing these when I have nothing else to write about.  🙂  And, since I’m obnoxious, I am going to TRY to give 3 answers to each category.

And here we go……………….

 A Song You Like With a Color in The Title:

Gold – Sir Sly, Blue Jeans – Lana del Rey, Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley

A Song That Reminds You of Summertime: 

Say Hey – Michael Franti & Spearhead, Woman Woman – AWOLNATION, Little Things – Bush

The first two because of the overall sound of them — upbeat and feel good-ish.  The last because it reminds me of the summer of ’96, which was the most epic of my teenage years.

A Song That Reminds You of Someone You Would Rather Forget About:

I can’t think of any song or any person that I would rather forget about.  Everyone comes into your life for a reason.

A Song That Needs to Be Played LOUD:

Let’s Go – Trick Daddy featuring Twista & Lil Jon, I Get It – Chevelle, Beat It – Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer

A Song That Makes You Want to Dance:

Best Friend – Sofi Tukker featuring NERVO, The Knocks, & Alise Ueno, Dance Off – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Idris Elba, Bust a Move – Young MC

A Song to Drive to: 

Asleep at the Wheel – Bloodhound Gang, Holding Onto You – Twenty One Pilots, Intergalactic – Beastie Boys

A Song That Makes You Happy:

Stolen Dance – Milky Chance, Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel, Something Beautiful – NEEDTOBREATHE

A Song That Makes You Sad:

Vera/Bring the Boys Back Home – Pink Floyd, Brick – Ben Folds Five, The Test – The Classic Crime

A Song That You Never Get Tired of:

Pepper – Butthole Surfers, The Cave – Mumford & Sons, Sail – AWOLNATION

A Song That You Like With A Number In The title:

Seven Bridges Road – Eagles, Acoustic #3 – Goo Goo Dolls, 3 am – Matchbox 20

A song from your preteen years:

Buttermilk Biscuits – Sir Mix-a-Lot, The Devil Came Up to Michigan – KMC KRU, Parents Just Don’t Understand – DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

One of Your Favorite 80’s Songs: 

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) – Eurythmics, In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins, Batdance – Prince

A Song That is a Cover By Another Artist:

Come Together – Gary Clark, Jr (Beatles), Radioactive – Daughtry (Imagine Dragons), Where Did You Sleep Last Night? – Nirvana (Leadbelly)

One of Your Favorite Classical Songs:

West Texas – Wyman Meinzer, Hedwig’s Theme – John Williams, Wake Me Up – 2Cellos

A Song That Makes You Think About Life:

Praise You in This Storm – Casting Crowns, Believe – Mumford & Sons, Beautiful – Eminem

A Song from Your Birth Year

Another Brick in the Wall, Part Two – Pink Floyd, Another One Bites the Dust – Queen, You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Another Brick in the Wall, Part II was released in 1979 but was still on the Billboard charts in 1980.  So, I’m counting it.  So, there….

A song that you think everybody should listen to:

What It’s Like – Everlast, Be As You Are – Mike Posner, Simple Man – Shinedown

A song by an artist no longer living:

Numb – Linkin Park, No Rain – Blind Melon, Ode to My Family – The Cranberries

A Song That Breaks Your Heart:

Skin – Alexz Johnson, Piece by Piece – Kelly Clarkson, Hate Me – Blue October

A song by an artist with a voice that you love:

No Light, No Light – Florence + the Machine, Way Down We Go – Kaleo, Sound of Silence – Disturbed

A song that you remember from your childhood:

El Shaddai – Amy Grant, They’re Coming to Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV, Joy to the World – Three Dog Night

A song that reminds you of yourself:

Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger, Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) – The Offspring, Imperfection – Saving Jane

A song that you recognize immediately from the intro:

Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, One – Metallica




Just Stoppin’ By to Say Howdy

I don’t have anything riveting to write about this evening. This partially wonderful, partially wretched weekend is winding to a close with the Dallas Cowboys game. I would call myself a default fan. Maybe an in-law fan. When I married The Hubs, I also inherited my role as a Cowboys fan. It’s an okay job to have. Their team colors are very wearable. Watch parties with The Hubs and his friends often involve screaming and sometimes throwing stuff at the TV. It isn’t rare to see someone pleading on their knees. There is always someone you know that hates the Cowboys just as passionately as the most devout fan loves them, and crap-talk can get ridiculous. I personally prefer fantasy football. We have played on a league for about ten years now. Yes. My name is on the trophy. It’s probably the only trophy in existence with my name on it….

I hope you all have a pleasant, productive Monday. I’d wish you a “great” or “fabulous” Monday, but let’s be reasonable.

Peace and football players’ face grease. (I’m certain that stuff has an actual name, but this has a nice ring to it. Don’t you think?)

Recipe of the day:

My mom’s pimiento cheese (gloriously unhealthy comfort food):

  1. 8 oz softened cream cheese
  2. 1/2 cup mayo
  3. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  4. 1/4 tsp onion powder
  5. 1 jalapeño, deseeded
  6. 4 oz diced pimientos, drained
  7. Salt & pepper, to taste
  8. 2 cups sharp cheddar, freshly shredded

Mix everything except the cheddar in a medium bowl. Add cheddar and mix again. Store in fridge in a covered container. Eat your weight’s worth on Fritos. Just go ahead and make a double batch.

Book of the day:

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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

This book was recommended to me by a cousin, and I have been recommending it in turn since I listened to the last word of it. (I’m an audiobookphile, in case ya didn’t know.)  There are two interwoven parts to this book.  The story itself is beautiful and tugs at your heart-strings.  The other aspect of the book is the language of flowers.  I had no idea that every flower that you give to someone actually means something specific.  I found the whole thing fascinating.

Song of the day:

Dustbowl Dance by Mumford & Sons

(I LOVE this song.)