leilacohanmiccio:

anthonyisright:

1989 Inspired By 1989
(Jenny Lewis’ sunglasses click through to Spotify)
Criteria for this C90-sized playlist: songs from albums released in 1989, songs sung by women, songs I can imagine Taylor Swift covering (or at least singing along to if heard on satellite radio), songs I can imagine my wife enjoying despite her antipathy for late ’80s production cliches, songs I like.
Kirsty MacColl, “Innocence”
Michel’le, “No More Lies”
Bonnie Raitt, “Nick Of Time”
Nanci Griffith, “I Don’t Wanna Talk About Love”
Dolly Parton, “Time For Me To Fly”
The Roches, “Big Nuthin’”
Cher, “Just Like Jesse James”
Cyndi Lauper, “I Drove All Night”
Shawn Colvin, “Diamond In The Rough”
Taylor Dayne, “I’ll Be Your Shelter”
10,000 Maniacs, “Trouble Me”
Belinda Carlisle, “Summer Rain”
Rickie Lee Jones, “Satellites”
The B-52’s, “Roam”
Janet Jackson, “Alright”
Madonna, “Cherish”
Exene Cervenka, “He’s Got A She”
Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler, “Back To Life”
Kate Bush, “This Woman’s Work”
Tracy Chapman, “All That You Have Is Your Soul”

My excellent husband made this excellent playlist, which I resoundingly ENDORSE! It is crazy all these songs came out in the same year. My only complaint is that he excluded “Closer To Fine.”

Make no mistake, “Closer To Fine” will be on volume two if I’m so compelled to create it.

leilacohanmiccio:

anthonyisright:

1989 Inspired By 1989

(Jenny Lewis’ sunglasses click through to Spotify)

Criteria for this C90-sized playlist: songs from albums released in 1989, songs sung by women, songs I can imagine Taylor Swift covering (or at least singing along to if heard on satellite radio), songs I can imagine my wife enjoying despite her antipathy for late ’80s production cliches, songs I like.

  1. Kirsty MacColl, “Innocence”
  2. Michel’le, “No More Lies”
  3. Bonnie Raitt, “Nick Of Time”
  4. Nanci Griffith, “I Don’t Wanna Talk About Love”
  5. Dolly Parton, “Time For Me To Fly”
  6. The Roches, “Big Nuthin’”
  7. Cher, “Just Like Jesse James”
  8. Cyndi Lauper, “I Drove All Night”
  9. Shawn Colvin, “Diamond In The Rough”
  10. Taylor Dayne, “I’ll Be Your Shelter”
  11. 10,000 Maniacs, “Trouble Me”
  12. Belinda Carlisle, “Summer Rain”
  13. Rickie Lee Jones, “Satellites”
  14. The B-52’s, “Roam”
  15. Janet Jackson, “Alright”
  16. Madonna, “Cherish”
  17. Exene Cervenka, “He’s Got A She”
  18. Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler, “Back To Life”
  19. Kate Bush, “This Woman’s Work”
  20. Tracy Chapman, “All That You Have Is Your Soul”

My excellent husband made this excellent playlist, which I resoundingly ENDORSE! It is crazy all these songs came out in the same year. My only complaint is that he excluded “Closer To Fine.”

Make no mistake, “Closer To Fine” will be on volume two if I’m so compelled to create it.

(Reblogged from leilacohanmiccio)
1989 Inspired By 1989
(Jenny Lewis’ sunglasses click through to Spotify)
Criteria for this C90-sized playlist: songs from albums released in 1989, songs sung by women, songs I can imagine Taylor Swift covering (or at least singing along to if heard on satellite radio), songs I can imagine my wife enjoying despite her antipathy for late ’80s production cliches, songs I like.
Kirsty MacColl, “Innocence”
Michel’le, “No More Lies”
Bonnie Raitt, “Nick Of Time”
Nanci Griffith, “I Don’t Wanna Talk About Love”
Dolly Parton, “Time For Me To Fly”
The Roches, “Big Nuthin’”
Cher, “Just Like Jesse James”
Cyndi Lauper, “I Drove All Night”
Shawn Colvin, “Diamond In The Rough”
Taylor Dayne, “I’ll Be Your Shelter”
10,000 Maniacs, “Trouble Me”
Belinda Carlisle, “Summer Rain”
Rickie Lee Jones, “Satellites”
The B-52’s, “Roam”
Janet Jackson, “Alright”
Madonna, “Cherish”
Exene Cervenka, “He’s Got A She”
Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler, “Back To Life”
Kate Bush, “This Woman’s Work”
Tracy Chapman, “All That You Have Is Your Soul”

1989 Inspired By 1989

(Jenny Lewis’ sunglasses click through to Spotify)

Criteria for this C90-sized playlist: songs from albums released in 1989, songs sung by women, songs I can imagine Taylor Swift covering (or at least singing along to if heard on satellite radio), songs I can imagine my wife enjoying despite her antipathy for late ’80s production cliches, songs I like.

  1. Kirsty MacColl, “Innocence”
  2. Michel’le, “No More Lies”
  3. Bonnie Raitt, “Nick Of Time”
  4. Nanci Griffith, “I Don’t Wanna Talk About Love”
  5. Dolly Parton, “Time For Me To Fly”
  6. The Roches, “Big Nuthin’”
  7. Cher, “Just Like Jesse James”
  8. Cyndi Lauper, “I Drove All Night”
  9. Shawn Colvin, “Diamond In The Rough”
  10. Taylor Dayne, “I’ll Be Your Shelter”
  11. 10,000 Maniacs, “Trouble Me”
  12. Belinda Carlisle, “Summer Rain”
  13. Rickie Lee Jones, “Satellites”
  14. The B-52’s, “Roam”
  15. Janet Jackson, “Alright”
  16. Madonna, “Cherish”
  17. Exene Cervenka, “He’s Got A She”
  18. Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler, “Back To Life”
  19. Kate Bush, “This Woman’s Work”
  20. Tracy Chapman, “All That You Have Is Your Soul”

Related

Made a hysterical reference to “Where Do You Go?” by No Mercy on twitter today. The silence that followed gave me a deeper understanding of why Dennis Miller gave up on himself after Monday Night Football.

Oops. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea— might have got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing — a drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion and deep fear that we mightn’t be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.
Me, when a tweet gets no favs.
(Reblogged from tomewing)

shoesandsocks:

hobolunchbox:

I didn’t pick my nose to be cool. I just liked it. 

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Bums me out this once-popular actor has been reduced to pitching cars to get by, but this softens the blow.

(Reblogged from shoesandsocks)

(Source: he-who-has-stalled)

(Reblogged from shoesandsocks)

To be clear, my response to InAt40 earlier today was a genuine statement of regret for offending someone, however mildly, with underthought snark.  I just buried it in a Michel Gondry world of self-conscious, wry (if I’m lucky) prattle.

Part of my penitence, not just for being glib, but for my ridiculous need to convey self-awareness (and self-awareness about my ridiculous need to convey self-awareness), is getting Darius Rucker moaning “DON’T THINK I DON’T THINK ABOUT IT” stuck in my head. Not the verses - just that phrase. Over and over, like a koan.

inat40 said: Come on though, “a more conservative Boy George” - how exactly?

The irony of this note is that I don’t know “exactly” what the problem is. Have you not read his comments re: exhibiting one’s sexuality that would seem notably conservative compared to Boy George (search Gawker if that’s the case)? Was comparing him to Boy George in the first place too superficial? Was the criticism implied in the combination excessively glib? After all, considering my relative privilege and cultural ignorance, isn’t anything glib I say in regards to race, nationality, sexuality, gender, etc excessive? Is this kind of public hand-wringing even more so? Especially when maybe you just didn’t know he changes the pronouns when he sings Whitney Houston.

This is why I only do sarcastic listicles when the spirit moves me, and why I usually feel guilty about it afterwards.

The Top 10 Songs In America Sung By Dudes, According to Billboard

  1. A more conservative Boy George with a plea so tender people respond with “Tom Petty! That’s what it sounds like.”
  2. The impressively enduring author of “Birthday Sex,” now interpolating Snap! for reasons I’ve yet to figure out.
  3. That “Run Joey Run” homage by that Big Mountain homage you probably assumed was off the charts by now.
  4. A “street rap” crossover whose relative pop success will be explained by a thinkpiece before long, I’m sure.
  5. A veteran combo now propped up by pro songwriters, getting in on this reggae-pop thing with Aerosmith-on-Geffen relish.
  6. Oscar Wilde’s The Picture Of Enrique Iglesias
  7. RupertSex/GrintSounds
  8. Another (plausibly)-one-hit reggaepop wonder like #3, only less memorably awful.
  9. A tender country fuck jam with a backing track that could have been swiped from Young Jeezy. Licensed To Ill is almost 30 years old, “Nookie” is 15, so don’t be surprised when the cowboy says “yes, yes, y’all” ok?
  10. A decade-plus-old rock band’s attempt at the “D’Ya Think I’m Sexy?” of EDM. Personally, I think the winner’s yet to come.