Sunday, October 30, 2011

A song with a little bite… (Echo and the Bunnymen)

One of my favorite parts about Halloween is the music. Truthfully, every part of Halloween is my favorite. I totally live for the costumes, candy, scary movies, and pumpkin carving. Each year, I try to make a good Halloween music mix (2010 Playlist) or at least pick my favorite song for the year.

Echo and the Bunnymen – People Are Strange

This year, I have gotten so addicted to satellite radio and 1stwave that it only seems fitting to pick this super awesome cover from an even more amazing 80’s horror flick. This song makes me daydream about Jason Patric all vamped out. And I think that I might just stay there for a little while. I know I said my favorite vamp was Mitchell from Being Human, but Jason Patric in The Lost Boys is my real favorite.

The Killing Moon

And for good measure, this is another hauntingly good Echo Halloween-ish song for the werewolf lovers out there.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween, Desperately Seeking Susan Style

This Halloween for my work party, I channeled my inner material girl (aka Madonna).

Really, I just always wanted this jacket. I keep hoping that Aidan Quinn will magically appear to save me from Will Patton and then take me back to his sweet, sweet Village apartment.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Something beautiful and something trashy that you can dance to (Pearl Jam & Madonna)

I have been a slacker lately. I had the flu/cold/mystery illness that was pretty much making me hate life, so I spent a lot of time taking naps on the couch and watching ridiculous amounts of stuff on Netflix. First, I was catching up on the first two seasons of Warehouse 13 (gee, I really love that Pete Lattimer) and then I moved on to the BBC version of Being Human (Mitchell is my favorite vampire character ever). 

Pearl Jam – Just Breathe

I’ve listened to this song at least 20 times today. There is always such a range of emotions and elements in Pearl Jam songs, but this one strikes me as especially emotionally vulnerable and powerful. It’s almost like a lullaby. It is so beautiful that you can just sort of lose yourself in it.

Madonna – Into the Groove

This year for the Halloween work party, I decided to be Madonna (Susan) from Desperately Seeking Susan. I have absolutely adored this movie (and Who’s That Girl) since I was very, very young and have always wanted an excuse to recreate that awesome jacket. Anyway, to get into the Madonna frame of mind, I’ve been listening to a lot of her tunes. This one in particular is from the movie. It so captures that time and the feeling of it all. What I’ve found is that being in costume is fun, and I fear that I’ve gotten far too attached to the big hair and excessive amount of accessories.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A song after a dream... (Pearl Jam)

I know that no one but psychologist find other people's dreams interesting or exciting, but you're going to have to read about mine if you want to know why I picked this song. This morning, I had the best dream ever. Pearl Jam did an impromptu concert on my patio (a la The Beatles rooftop concert in Let It Be). It somehow ended with me talking to Eddie Vedder on the phone for hours. 

After a dream like that, it was essential that I listen to Pearl Jam. With the magic of Sirius, I tuned into Pearl Jam radio for most of the day. The joy of the radio is that I end up hearing things that I most likely wouldn't have even thought to look for on my own (awesome bootlegs and covers from live performances). Within about 30 second of listening to this song, I was completely in love. It's a great song and with Eddie's voice, it's a kind of sexy magic.
Pearl Jam - Harvest Moon

When we were strangers, I watched you from afar. And when we were lovers, I love you with all of my heart...

Also, as a side note, in the heated teenage-angsty battle of 1993 between whether you were an Eddie or Kurt girl, I was always, most definitely an Eddie girl. To this day, I still have a deep respect for his ability to be so unapologetically emotional and outspoken in his art. That takes a ton of courage. I still struggle with being able to be that emotionally honest with myself in my work.