November 02, 2007

It doesn't matter that I have a deadline approaching ...

It's Friday and I feel the need to goof off a little. And it's good weather, which makes it feel more like a holiday, hence even more need to goof off. I've just been to interview the very excellent Mitch Marks, who is launching a magazine called Choice next month, and she's reminded me of how much I used to love Kaz and Daniel Clowes and put a book in front of me which I wish I could remember the name of that I feel I must go and find at the library or something so I can remember how once I was cool too.

I am in the frumpy stage of pregnancy and feeling decidedly uncool. Unless I wear a way too tight merino top in which I can pretend I'm not whale-sized if viewed from the front, I have to wear smock type things which on skinny 17-year-olds are 'fashion' but on badly stuffed sausages like myself just look, well, frump-o-rama. It doesn't help that the postie weighs a good 10kg less than me at least, and we still have three months to go ... I should look like a swiss ball by the end of January.

Anyway, my goof-off mission this afternoon is something I've been contemplating for a little while. I've had my iPod playing songs in alphabetical order - don't know why - and have been marvelling at how many amazing songs start with the letter H. Hash Pipe, Holes, Heroes, Handshake Drugs, High and Dry, etc. Crazy. Martha has put out an SOS for music to play at her shop, so I thought I would put together a mix CD of songs, tracks, what you will, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. She says she wants easy listening, and seeing as I am rather mainstream in my tastes, I reckon, this should be a sinch for me.

So I am proposing:
Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
Blue Monday - New Order
Change my mind - Cassette
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Ever Fallen in Love - The Buzzcocks
Feeling Oblivion - Turin Brakes
Gigantic - Pixies
Heart of Glass - Blondie
I won't let you break my heart again - Dimmer
J - a work in progress
Kimberly - Patti Smith
Lucky - Radiohead
Mother and Child reunion - Paul Simon
Nature - The Muttonbirds
Ocean Spray - Manic Street Preachers
p - ummm?
q - errr?
Rattled by the Rush - Pavement
She Speeds - Straitjacket Fits
True Faith - New Order
Unforgettable Fire - U2
v - eeek!
Where is my mind - Pixies
Y - ouch!
z - oh please ...

Any suggestions for the gaps?


Martha Craig said...

o for owesome you freaking legend.

Homeperm said...

fricken awesome idea. for p i'd propose pull up to the bumper by grace jones. i realised this morning it may be my favourite song of all time.

Kate said...

J = Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang; or Jolene by Dolly Parton (The White Stripes version is cool); Just a Girl by No Doubt; Jumping Jack Flash by Rolling Stones.

P = Pump It by The Black Eyed Peas; Politik by Cold Play; Parklife by Blur; Pretty in Pink by the Psychedelic Furs.

Q = (It's oh so) Quiet by Bjork

V = (Like a) Virgin by Madonna

Y = Yellow by Coldplay; Yesterday by the Beatles; You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate.

Z = Zooropa by U2

Tamsin said...

V for Veronica or V for Valerie...

Tamsin said...

Or V for Venus