current workout faves:
* lady gaga - just dance
* la roux - bulletproof (i sometimes do my whole run listening only to this song on repeat...)
* jay sean - down
* miley cyrus - see you again
current general listening faves:
* marshall tucker band - fire on the mountain
* old crow medicine show - wagon wheel
* the hollies - long cool woman
* stevie wonder - signed, sealed, delivered (makes me think of our wedding!)
* turtles - happy together
* the xm radio 60s/70s classic rock station
* bonnie prince billy (when i'm feeling particularly mellow)
then there is the whole genre i call "family car songs." my parents had a large collection of mixed tapes that we would bust out on road trips. there are songs that make me think of going to the beach, songs that remind me of driving to grandma & grandpa's place on the little red river in heber springs, songs that conjure memories of thanksgivings in the smoky mountains - all wonderful childhood times of rainbows and unicorns and joy. the songs range from alabama's greatest hits (mountain music & tennessee river being my faves) to the gogos (head over heels) to toni basil (hey mickey) to billy joel, john lennon and a veritable smorgasboard of good times. the unifying theme to all family car songs, of course, being my dad's ability to perform show-stopping air-keyboard solos on the dash.
least favorite song of all time:
tiffany - i think we're alone now
because it played at the 1986 st. mary's halloween bazaar, during which i was traumatized in the haunted house put on by the seniors (my mom had to stay outside with my baby brother, so i had to go with a friend and her mom. MISTAKE) and after which i vomited for like 2 days because, turns out, i was running a fever. every time i hear tiffany, i think about not being able to go to the bathroom alone at night for like 5 years because i was afraid that zombie senior would be lying on a bench in there. true story.
something kinda like this, via here
and that about sums it up for today.