On The Seedy Side of Life

Gwen's Cowboy Mouth posting has gotten me thinking about music, too. While I've never been hip or trendy, there was that one magic year…

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.


Gwen said...

I've never heard of them but me likey! I imagine blasting this and singing along LOUDLY next summer with the top down on the car. Vurry nice.

Shop Boy said...

My biggest score ever was a free CD sent to a newspaper I was working at: "Eat Shit" by Texas Terri and the Stiff Ones.

"Lifetime Problems" reordered my DNA. It's on every iPod list and self-burned car CD I make.

"Hey baby, don't take my life;
Baby, baby don't be my wife;
Hey, baby don't fuck with me;

Good god, y'all.

Shop Boy said...

Not sure I fully captured the blood-curdling nature of the Texas Terri scream. Take my word.

Fun blog, bud.

Trabey said...

OK - If you're going to malign me - at least get my name right. We spell it Trabey. I know I have that one, KT Tunstall and some BSG DVDs. I can't remember which BSG set is yours. Is there anything else???

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I just got the Jason Merahz cd-(is that how you spell it?) His stuff is soft and cool and there is a duet on the cd with Katy Perry called lucky that rocks!

Scope said...

I'll give the new Jason Mraz a try. I have " Waiting for My Rocket to Come" and I liked it. Didn't follow up with his " Mr. A-Z", or the new "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things".

Will see if I can find "Lucky" somewhere and give it a listen. I liked Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly".

MelO said...

ooh I LOVE 93-XRT! I can't watch the clips from work now but since you obviously have good taste in music, I will be back :)

Great blog - found you through Gwennie

LYDIA said...

I am excited to listen to these tracks tomorrow at work - I have a busy day ahead of me and need something to distract me.

As for myself, one cd I have loved for 11 years is Sneaker Pimps: Becoming X. Oh and I love Fiona Apple: When The Pawn... and Tidal. One more, then I will shut up. Portishead: Dummy.