Back in early 2003, my local radio station WXRT held their annual "Listener Appreciation Party." My friend and former co-worker, C-Monkey (that's her actual nickname, not one made up for this blog) invited me to go with her. The Grand Prize at the party was a 100 disk CD changer, and "every new release for the entire year."
I gave her the changer, and I got a periodic box of CDs from the radio station. Some was good. A lot was carp. And for a period of time, I owned 3 "Dark Side of the Moon" CDs (I have since given one away). And "every new release" really meant whatever promo CDs that they happened to toss in the random box that they would eventually mail me. ("Dark Side of The Moon" wasn't the only dupe.)
What would become my favorite CD arrived in one of those shipments. "Ex-Girlfriends" by the Low Millions. The song that was getting big airplay at the time was Eleanor, and since I had just broken up with my own Elinore, so I loved the irony. While most CD's from that time got listened to one, ripped, filed, and forgotten, "Ex-Girlfriends" didn't. Even though my physical copy of the CD has effectively been stolen by a 2 time ex-coworker (Trabbie), I still find the songs playing in the iPod and pumping out of the computer.
So my question to you is, "What CD is it for you that has stayed in heavy rotation?" Preferably, a "one CD wonder" but let me know regardless. I need some gnu music.
My favorite song on the CD is Statue:
And here's the video for Eleanor:
The all the tracks can be found here to play in your browser. Not sure what's up with Mockingbird being acoustic, however. (And the videos aren't all correct.)
And for those of you interested, here's a un-official, but funny as HELL, video (considering that Trabbie is a big Firefly fan) for 100 Blouses.