Monday, January 5, 2009

What's Going On

MENTAL STATUS: "Anxious". I am SO ready to start writing today.

No, I'm not dead. But thanks for asking.

Actually, I've been enjoying some time off this New Year's week. What have I been doing exactly? Uh, not writing, I can tell you that much. But the two desks in my house are totally organized, I've been cooking some pretty swanky breakfasts for the family, and I organized my Ipod (Hey, sometimes this stuff just needs to be done.)

I got my hubby an IPod for Christmas, thus in a roundabout way giving myself an IPod for Christmas, since now I have total control of the old one. muwa-hahahaha (evil laugh)

Anyhew, did you know they have celebrity playlists at the ITunes store? Yep. I've totally enjoyed seeing what songs celebrities listen to. Some are not surprising, like Weird Al having "Surfin" Bird" by the Trashman on his play list, while others, like Andrew Loyd Weber having Eminem and Justin Timberlake did surprise me.

Janet Evanovich has hers up there, too. They only list about 10 or so songs for each person. But here's what she had:

"Wheel of Fortune" by Hans Zimmer (from Pirates of the Caribbean)

"Think" by Aretha Franklin

"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi

"Dancing Queen" by ABBA

"Message in a Bottle" by the Police

"Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) by Shakira

Cool, huh? They even list the reasons why the song is on their IPod. I think you can tell a lot of things about people from the music they listen to, don't you?

**clearing throat**

Um, so let's play if I had a celebrity playlist, here's ten songs on my IPod that I would list.

Ready? Well, get ready. 'Cause here they are:

"Freak Out" by Chic ( I saw this on Heidi Klum's playlist. She said it's a song that always gets on her on the dance floor. And I thought, she's right. I must get it, too. I would be out on the dance floor even if I had a broken leg.)

"Fake Plastic Trees" (the acoustic version) by Radiohead (I LOVE this song. It's great to just chill out to. I so wanted David Cook to perform this on Amercian Idol. I thought it would showcase the softer side of his vocals)

"Vow" by Garbage (This song ROCKS and makes the bitterness in Alanis Morrisette's "You Oughta Know" seem tame in comparison.)

"Holiday" by Greenday ( The kiddo's favorite song on my entire IPod.)

"Rush" by Big Audio Dynamite ( Reminds me of college. The roomates and I used to request this song at the bar we'd hang out in so we could dance)

"Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" by REM (I have no idea what this song means, but I dig it.)

"Groove is in the heart" by Dee-lite (Groove is in MY heart.)

"Sexyback" by Justin Timberlake (I'm not made of wood, people!)

"Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" by Tracy Byrd (This song mades me chuckle every time I hear it.)

"Taking Chances" by Celine Dion (I didn't even realize it was Celine Dion until much later. But I like the lyrics.

What songs would you put on your celebrity playlist?


Chicki said...

Wow, good question that I don't have time to answer right now.

I bought myself a new MP# and gave my nine-year old granddaughter my old one loaded with all of her favorite singers - Kirk Franklin, Jonas Brothers, Cheetah Girls, Keke Palmer, early Jackson Five, Early New Edition, Martha Munizzi. She is now one happy camper, and so is my daughter because she knows what the kid is listening to...

Chelle Sandell said...

Great post! I've got that "Baby, come back" song stuck in my head...ya know...the song they play on that Swiffer mop commercial. The mop is trying to charm his way back into the house. ;) I like Sexyback, too. One of my favorite country artists has a new song out that I'm trying to find, but I have a pretty eclectic mix on mine.

Stephanie said...

Sexyback...we're totally long lost twins. Although I personally would never admit it, especially in such a public place. teehee...

Great list! I'm loving Paramore, Nickelback, Flyleaf and David Cook these days!

Diane Craver said...

Glad you took a break from writing and enjoyed your time doing other things.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oooh, I don't know what I would list, but this definitely makes me want to load some new songs onto my MP3 player!

Jessica said...

LOL The only song on your list I know is Holiday.
I have songs on my ipod but never use it. This makes me want to break it out again. :-) Glad you enjoyed your nonwriting days.
btw, I totally love the evil laugh.