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post #1 of 39
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Right now my perfect song is Judge Fudge by the Happy Monays. What's yours?
post #2 of 39
Ballad of a Thin Man by Kula Shaker (Bob Dylan cover)

It's a poetic meditation on masturbation.

Original's not bad, either (the highway 61 revisited version--not the others).

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post #3 of 39
Chicken Kournikova by the OmniFish Blitzkrieg Vazer-Zabbuts 3. Nothing tops that track!
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post #4 of 39
Chanel No. 5 by Calexico.
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post #5 of 39
funny little frog-- belle and sebastian
post #6 of 39
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funny little frog-- belle and sebastian

Just got back from their show. Pretty good, I'd recommend it.
post #7 of 39
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Originally posted by bergz
Ballad of a Thin Man by Kula Shaker (Bob Dylan cover)

I'd nominate, in this vein, Every Grain of Sand, Emmylou Harris' cover of Dylan's song. Perfect.
post #8 of 39
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Right now my perfect song is Air's Playground Love, in a moment......who knows.
post #9 of 39
Tally Hall
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or waste by phish... more mellow than their jammy gnar gnar
post #10 of 39
"Without You I'm Nothing" by Placebo with David Bowie.
post #11 of 39
Crimson Tide by Hans Zimmer.
post #12 of 39
60b from the Elizabethtown soundtrack.
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post #13 of 39
Cop Killa by Ice T
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Perfect Day - Lou Reed
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Oxygen - Willy Mason
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post #16 of 39
Strength of My Life - P.O.D.
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post #17 of 39
Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand - Cursive
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post #18 of 39
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Originally posted by r3dx0r
Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand - Cursive

That reminds me of Red Right Hand by Nick Cave.
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post #19 of 39
"Tiny European Cars" by Clem Snide
post #20 of 39
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Originally posted by JohnnySmith
Perfect Day - Lou Reed

that nice little tune comforts me every time i have a bad day at work (generally M-F, excluding holidays). That and heroin.

Manowar - Defender
post #21 of 39
road to joy - bright eyes

and

ring the bells - james
post #22 of 39
Rain by the Beatles

Baby You're a Rich Man by the Beatles

I Dig a Pony by the Beatles

All Things Must Pass by George Harrison

Within You Without You by the Beatles

Hey Old Lady/Bert's Song by Hampton Grease Band
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post #23 of 39
I'd say different songs for different moods but I think for me the song that best captures the mood it's trying to represent is

Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye.
post #24 of 39
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Originally posted by slyinthedam
That reminds me of Red Right Hand by Nick Cave.

which is also a really great song
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post #25 of 39
"Homesick" by Kings of Convenience
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This mornings song is Everybody's Stalking by Badly Drawn Boy
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post #27 of 39
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Originally posted by thuh Freak
that nice little tune comforts me every time i have a bad day at work (generally M-F, excluding holidays). That and heroin.

The song?
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post #28 of 39
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Originally posted by Anders
The song?

Originally posted by JohnnySmith
Perfect Day - Lou Reed


that nice little tune comforts me every time i have a bad day at work (generally M-F, excluding holidays). That and heroin.
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Spinal Meningitis got me down!
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post #29 of 39
Quote:
Originally posted by Anders
The song?

the ambiguity being the object of my joke.
(to others: Heroin is another song sung by Lou Reed, and a tasty treat for after work specials)
post #30 of 39
Quote:
Originally posted by slyinthedam
Originally posted by JohnnySmith
Perfect Day - Lou Reed


that nice little tune comforts me every time i have a bad day at work (generally M-F, excluding holidays). That and heroin.

Yeah, heroin can always make you feel better... until you come back down again.
post #31 of 39
By the way, for those people not familiar, Heroin is by the Velvet Underground, of which, of course, Lou Reed was a core member, but to say it was a song by Lou Reed might confuse someone.
post #32 of 39
Thread Starter 
Ruby My Dear by Thelonious Monk. Sometimes you can find a little piece of solace in music.
post #33 of 39
I couldn't decide one just one song -- so I picked 25. Are they "perfect"? Maybe not, but I think they're pretty damned good.

Thanks to accessTunes, you can go here to listen:

http://www.shetline.org:8100
Browse to the "AppleInsider Faves" playlist to find the music below. The music will be streamed from my home computer, with a max upload rate of 768 kbps, so it won't take much simultaneous access to slow down playback to below real time. I'd recommend using "your browser" option over the "external player" option, which buffers each song completely (takes a minute or two) before playback starts.

1. The Golden Age / Beck / Sea Change
2. Basement Apt. / Sarah Harmer / You Were Here
3. Smoke / Ben Folds Five / Whatever and Ever Amen
4. Dandelions in Bullet Holes / Sarah Harmer / All of Our Names
5. Beautiful View / Luna / Pup Tent
6. Humpty Dumpty / Aimee Mann / Lost in Space
7. Lotus / R.E.M. / Up
8. Sail Across the Water / Jane Siberry / When I was a Boy
9. Mr. Bitterness / Soul Coughing / Ruby Vroom
10. Your Existential Past / The Spent Poets / The Spent Poets
11. Once in a Lifetime / Talking Heads / Remain in Light
12. Headshots / Suzanne Vega / Nine Objects of Desire
13. A Sorta Fairytale / Tori Amos / Scarlet's Walk
14. Heart of My Head / Merrie Amsterburg / Little Steps
15. Let X=X - It Tango / Laurie Anderson / Big Science
16. Secrets and Lies / Jonatha Brooke / 10¢ wings
17. Running up that Hill (A Deal with God) / Kate Bush / Hounds of Love
18. The Flower Duet / Charlotte Church; composer: Leo Delibes / Enchantment
19. Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? / Paula Cole / This Fire
20. Dog / Dada / Puzzle
21. Small Blue Thing / Suzanne Vega / Suzanne Vega
22. Strawberry Road / Sam Phillips / Martinis & Bikinis
23. ooh song / Emalazarus / 6 Songs
24. Experimental Film / They Might Be Giants / The Spine
25. One Day Late / Sam Phillips / A Boot and a Shoe

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post #34 of 39
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post #36 of 39
decades - joy division

News At 11 - Kid Dynamite
post #37 of 39
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Originally posted by shetline
I couldn't decide one just one song -- so I picked 25. Are they "perfect"? Maybe not, but I think they're pretty damned good.

Thanks to accessTunes, you can go here to listen:

http://www.shetline.org:8100
Browse to the "AppleInsider Faves" playlist to find the music below. The music will be streamed from my home computer, with a max upload rate of 768 kbps, so it won't take much simultaneous access to slow down playback to below real time. I'd recommend using "your browser" option over the "external player" option, which buffers each song completely (takes a minute or two) before playback starts.

1. The Golden Age / Beck / Sea Change
2. Basement Apt. / Sarah Harmer / You Were Here
3. Smoke / Ben Folds Five / Whatever and Ever Amen
4. Dandelions in Bullet Holes / Sarah Harmer / All of Our Names
5. Beautiful View / Luna / Pup Tent
6. Humpty Dumpty / Aimee Mann / Lost in Space
7. Lotus / R.E.M. / Up
8. Sail Across the Water / Jane Siberry / When I was a Boy
9. Mr. Bitterness / Soul Coughing / Ruby Vroom
10. Your Existential Past / The Spent Poets / The Spent Poets
11. Once in a Lifetime / Talking Heads / Remain in Light
12. Headshots / Suzanne Vega / Nine Objects of Desire
13. A Sorta Fairytale / Tori Amos / Scarlet's Walk
14. Heart of My Head / Merrie Amsterburg / Little Steps
15. Let X=X - It Tango / Laurie Anderson / Big Science
16. Secrets and Lies / Jonatha Brooke / 10¢ wings
17. Running up that Hill (A Deal with God) / Kate Bush / Hounds of Love
18. The Flower Duet / Charlotte Church; composer: Leo Delibes / Enchantment
19. Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? / Paula Cole / This Fire
20. Dog / Dada / Puzzle
21. Small Blue Thing / Suzanne Vega / Suzanne Vega
22. Strawberry Road / Sam Phillips / Martinis & Bikinis
23. ooh song / Emalazarus / 6 Songs
24. Experimental Film / They Might Be Giants / The Spine
25. One Day Late / Sam Phillips / A Boot and a Shoe


I don't know all of those songs, but there are certainly some sweet tracks on that list! I haven't heard anyone mention DADA for ages, and Dog is a fantastic track! But how can you choose Mr. Bitterness as the best Soul Coughing track?

Have you heard the Placebo version of "Running up That Hill"? IMO better than the original. But I'm a Placebo nut (even have the new record "Meds" already, which will be released tomorrow in UK).
post #38 of 39
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Originally posted by tonton
By the way, for those people not familiar, Heroin is by the Velvet Underground, of which, of course, Lou Reed was a core member, but to say it was a song by Lou Reed might confuse someone.

yea, my bad. i often confuse which he did alone and which were with the underground.
post #39 of 39
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APB - Shoot you down They just reissued APB's Something to Believe In cd which has been out of print forever. I actually had the original on vynyl and it's one of the few records I'd crank up the turntable to put on. I don't think they were very popular, but they were very popular in New York and New Jersey. Not bad for a band from Aberdeen Scotland.
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