Epic Gotye Parody

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That Playlist Thing…

First seen here and here, then here and here.

What are the most frequently played songs on your iPod or other music thing? I’ve mostly just listened to Pandora since getting an iPhone, so I thought this would be an interesting snapshot of my musical tastes from the not-so-distant past.

Here’s my Top 25 from my iTunes playlist:

  1. Super Disco Breakin’ – Beastie Boys
  2. Carnival – The Cardigans
  3. Ran Kan Kan – Tito Puente & His Orchestra
  4. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  5. Man of Constant Sorrow – Dan Tyminski/Soggy Bottom Boys
  6. 19-2000 – Gorillaz
  7. Pain Lies on the Riverside – Live
  8. You Are My Sunshine – Norman Blake
  9. We Close Our Eyes – Oingo Boingo
  10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  11. Incense and Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock
  12. Summer Breeze – Type O Negative
  13. Keep on the Sunny Side – The Whites
  14. Ventura Highway – America
  15. Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
  16. Song for Junior – Beastie Boys
  17. Pictures of Matchstick Men – Camper Van Beethoven
  18. Alison – Elvis Costello
  19. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly
  20. The Grease Megamix – John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John
  21. Blew – Nirvana
  22. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
  23. We Are the Champions – Queen
  24. The Way I Feel – Remy Shand
  25. So Easy – Röyksopp

Seriously?  Grease Megamix?

I got chills, they’re multiplyin’. 😀

Everyday I’m Shufflin

Monday Morning Happiness

Little Bit Of Life – Craig Morgan

A little bit of guitar; a little bit of truck.
A little bit of hound-dog an’ a little bit of luck.
A little bit of bacon, a little bit of beans;
A little bit of you lovin’ up on me.
A little bit of how it’s s’posed to be:
A little bit of life.

A little bit of back-seat, a little bit of moon.
A little bit of radio goin’ boom, boom, boom.
A little bit of sugar, a little bit of spice,
A little bit of nasty, a little bit of nice.
A little bit of how it’s s’posed to be:
A little bit of life.

I breath in, I breath out.
Yeah. sleepin’ all night with the windows down.
Up in the mornin’, stirrin’ around.
Drink a pot of coffee an’ I head off to town.
Work, work, work, all day long,
Crank it up, back it up, bring it on home,
Supper on the table an’ I eat me a bite,
Then we snuggle on the porch by the pale moonlight,
A little bit of me an’ you doin’ all right:
A little bit of life.

A little bit of tractor, a little bit of farm.
A little bit of cornfield, an’ a little bit of barn.
A little bit of c’mon, a little bit of play.
A little bit of “yee-haw” in the hay.
A Dixie cup of home-made wine:
A little bit of life.

I breath in, I breath out.
Yeah. sleepin’ all night with the windows down.
Up in the mornin’, stirrin’ around.
Drink a pot of coffee an’ I head off to town.
Work, work, work, all day long,
Crank it up, back it up, bring it on home,
Supper on the table an’ I eat me a bite,
Then we snuggle on the porch by the pale moonlight,
A little bit of me an’ you doin’ all right:
A little bit of life.

A little bit of back-porch, a little bit of swing.
A little bit of wind-chimes a-going ding-a-ling.
A little bit of TV, a little bit of couch;
Popcorn smellin’ up the house.
A-la-mode on a little slice of home-made pie.
A little bit of life.

I breath in, I breath out.
Yeah. sleepin’ all night with the windows down.
Up in the mornin’, stirrin’ around.
Drink a pot of coffee an’ I head off to town.
Work, work, work, all day long,
Crank it up, back it up, bring it on home,
Supper on the table an’ I eat me a bite,
Then we snuggle on the porch by the pale moonlight,
A little bit of me an’ you doin’ all right:
A little bit of life.

A little bit of me an’ you doin’ all right:
A little bit of life.
Yeah, a little bit of life.

A little bit of guitar; a little bit of truck.
A little bit of hound-dog, a little bit of luck.
A little bit of back-seat, a little bit of moon.
A little bit of radio: boom, boom, boom.
A little bit of bacon, a little bit of beans;
A little bit of you lovin’ up on me.
A little bit of c’mon, a little bit of play.
A little bit of yee-haw in the hay!

Craig Morgan – Little Bit Of Life
Album: Little Bit of Life
Label: Broken Bow Records

Free And Easy (Down The Road I Go) – Dierks Bentley


Pair of boots and a sack of clothes
Free and easy down the road I go
Hangin’ memories on the high line poles
Free and easy down the road I go
Free and easy down the road I go

Ragweed’s rockin’ on the radio
Free and easy down the road I go
So I keep rollin’ like an old banjo
Free and easy down the road I go

Got the sun shinin’ on me like a big spotlight
So I know everything is gonna be alright

Ain’t no tellin’ where the wind might blow
Free and easy down the road I go
Livin’ life like a Sunday stroll
Free and easy down the road I go
Free and easy down the road I go

If you only get to go around one time
I’m gonna sit back and try to enjoy the ride

I could make a million or wind up broke
Free and easy down the road I go
Can’t take it with you when you go so
Free and easy down the road I go
Someday I know it’s gonna take me home so
Free and easy down the road I go
Free and easy down the road I go

Dierks Bentley – Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)
Album: Long Trip Alone
Label: Capitol Records

Small Town Southern Man – Alan Jackson

Born the middle son of a farmer
And a small town southern man
Like his daddy’s daddy before him
Brought up workin’ on the land
Fell in love with a small town woman
And they married up and settled down
Natural way of life if you’re lucky
For a small town Southern man

First there came four pretty daughters
For this small town Southern man
Then a few years later came another
A boy, he wasn’t planned
Seven people living all together
In a house built with his own hands
Little words with love and understanding
From a small town Southern man

(Chorus)
And he bowed his head to Jesus
And he stood for Uncle Sam
And he only loved one woman
He was always proud of what he had
He said his greatest contribution
Is the ones you leave behind
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man

Callous hands told the story
For this small town Southern man
He gave it all to keep it all together
And keep his family on his land
Like his daddy, years wore out his body
Made it hard just to walk and stand
You can break the back
But you can’t break the spirit
Of a small town Southern man

(Chorus)
And he bowed his head to Jesus
And he stood for Uncle Sam
And he only loved one woman
He was always proud of what he had
He said his greatest contribution
Is the ones you leave behind
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man

Finally death came callin’
For this small town Southern man
He said it’s alright ’cause I see angels
And they got me by the hand
Don’t you cry, and don’t you worry
I’m blessed, and I know I am
‘Cause God has a place in Heaven
For a small town Southern man

(Chorus)
And he bowed his head to Jesus
And he stood for Uncle Sam
And he only loved one woman
He was always proud of what he had
He said his greatest contribution
Is the ones you leave behind
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man
Raised on the ways and gentle kindness
Of a small town Southern man

Alan Jackson – “Small Town Southern Man”
Album: Good Time
Label: BMG Music

Home – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros


Alabama Arkansas I do Love my Ma and Pa
But not as much as I do Love you
Holy Moly Me oh My your the apple of my eye
Girl aint never loved one like you
Man o Man your my best friend I scream it to the nothingness
that we got everything we need
Hot and Heavy pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy Jesus Christ
Aint nothin please me more than you

(Chorus)
Home, Let me come Home
Home is Whenever I’m with you
Home, yes I am Home
Home is wherever I’m with you

Lalalala Take me Home
Mama I’m Coming Home

I follow you into the park, thru the jungle thru the dark
Girl aint never loved one like you
Moats and boats and Waterfalls, Alleyways and payphone calls
I been everywhere with you
Laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night
never could be sweeter than with you

like its only you and me jade/ebes your somethin to see

(Chorus)

Lalalala take me home
Mama I’m Comin Home

Jade, you remember that night you fell outa my window?
ya you came jumpin out after me
well, you were bleedin all over the place and I covered your ass with your dress and we went off to the hospital, you remember that?
ya
well there’s somethin I never told you bout that night
what didnt you tell me?
well, while you were sitting in the back seat smokin a cigarrette you thought was gona be your last, I was fallin deep, deep in love with you, and I never told you till just now!

(Chorus)

Home, let me come home, home is wherever I’m with you
Home, yes I am Home home is whenever I’m with you!

Alabama Arkansas I do love my Ma and Pa
Yes Home, yes ward! home is whenever I’m with you!
Home is whenever I’m with you.

Copperhead Road – Steve Earle


Well my name’s john lee pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
You hardly ever saw grandaddy down here
He only came to town about twice a year
He’d buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler with everything he had
It’s before my time but i’ve been told
He never came back from copperhead road

Now daddy ran the whiskey in a big block dodge
Bought it at an auction at the mason’s lodge
Johnson county sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin’ sound
Well the sheriff came around in the middle of the night
Heard mama cryin’, knew something wasn’t right
He was headed down to knoxville with the weekly load
You could smell the whiskey burnin’ down copperhead road

I volunteered for the army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first,’round here anyway
I done two tours of duty in vietnam
And i came home with a brand new plan
I take the seed from colombia and mexico
I plant it up the holler down copperhead road
Well the d.e.a.’s got a chopper in the air
I wake up screaming like i’m back over there
I learned a thing or two from ol’ charlie don’t you know
You better stay away from copperhead road

Copperhead road
Copperhead road
Copperhead road

Steve Earle – “Copperhead Road”
Album: Just an American Boy
Label: Artemis Records
Director: Tony Vanden Ende

Weekender

Last Friday night I went out with some coworkers to see Napalm Death, an English extreme metal band. They are noted for being the first band to play grindcore style metal.

By the time the opening band had finished their set I was having a pretty good time and felt the need to jump in the mosh pit. I charged in and immediately got slammed down on my ass. HARD. After being picked up and pointed in the right direction, I found my feet and proceeded to run around unleashing 38+ years of rage and fury. 

I got to meet several of the bands playing that night and left with no head injuries. My legs and ass are still sore and I think I sprained my wrist. Pretty good night in my book.

Sunday I celebrated all the great Mothers in my life. We had an awesome Mother’s Day brunch at DD’s mom’s house. We enjoyed some great food, ate way too much and were all ready for a nap when we got home. Unfortunately, we returned to find our kitchen light hanging by a wire! Literally.

It looked like someone had jumped up and pulled it off the ceiling. My first thought was that maybe there was a leak and the ceiling was wet, but everything seemed fine. Then I noticed that the fixture was only held in place by two little toggle bolts instead of using four or even six. The ceiling just couldn’t bear the weight anymore and gave way.

 After a quick planning session, we headed off to Home Depot. Spent $2.35 on a couple of new toggle bolts (whoever put this up saved maybe a buck and some change by not using two more). If DD or I had been in the kitchen, we’d have been laid out. The Newt was safely below maximum head bonking range. Anyway, a few hours later, all is back to normal.

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