Friday, 30 April 2010

30 Days of Music is Over!

That's it then folks ... Show's over. Wait, what's that? There's a bit more yet? Because Alex is too lazy to produce new content?

Welcome to the afterparty. Tomorrow, I'll be throwing up a guest-blog by one of my eloquent comrades every couple of hours. And, no doubt, mercilessly promoting it. Facebook, be ready.

I also thought I'd just throw up a complete song-choices and links post, for completeness' sake. I'm aware that no-one ever comments, but I implore you (not just for my ego, mostly for my ego) to give some feedback. Favourite post? Worst choice? Best type of post (I worked out the other day they split into about the song / mini-essay on related topic / autobiographical)? You don't have to sign up or nuthin' and it would help me know my strengths.

Without further ado, the countdown....
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
day 29 - a song from your childhood Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - December, 1963
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty The Long Blondes - Only Lovers Left Alive
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play Tenacious D - Hug Her Gently*
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument John Cage - 4'33"
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh Ludacris - Cry Babies (Oh No)
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral Radiohead - Videotape
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding Pulp - Common People
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad The Smiths - I Know It's Over
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy Kenickie - Classy
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
day 19 - a song from your favorite album Radiohead - Idioteque
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio Emmy the Great - Canopies & Grapes
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio Big Boi - Shutterbugg**
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
day 15 - a song that describes you Britney Spears - Circus
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love Gallows - Orchestra of Wolves
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade
day 12 - a song from a band you hate Death in Vegas - Scorpio Rising (feat. Liam Gallagher)
day 11 - a song from your favorite band Pixies - Gigantic
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep The Postal Service - Sleeping In
day 09 - a song that you can dance to The Libertines - What Became of The Likely Lads
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to The Streets - The Irony of it All
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event Hole - Celebrity Skin
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere Radiohead - Fitter Happier
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (by Imogen Dale)
day 04 - a song that makes you sad REM - Nightswimming
day 03 - a song that makes you happy Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
day 02 - your least favourite song The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
day 01 - your favourite song Bang Bang Machine - Geek Love

*Which, Imi has since pointed out, should have actually been Tenacious D's Double Team.
**I haven't actually heard this on the radio since. My hit-predicting skills are spot on as ever...

2 comments:

Tim said...

Hi Alex,

I've been reading your 30 Days of Music blogs with great interest over the past month and I've just sat down and gone through the whole thing in one evening while I was uploading some music of my own (by which I mean CDs I own, not music I have made).

It's a great collection of essays and songs - you should be proud. I might even attempt my own come June (my blog is trivia-lad.tumblr if you're interested).

As for criticism, the Chelsea Dagger post was a brilliant dissection of the song (as were Gigantic, Scorpio Rising and I Know It's Over), the Orchestra Of Wolves post reminded me of similar songs from my own life and, as someone equally lacking in musical ability, I though the 4'33" post was great. Overall I think I preferred the song-focused entries to the autobiographical, but it was a close run thing.

Also, thanks to your posts, I'm adding Emmy The Great and Patrick Wolf to my "must track down some stuff soon" list.

Keep up the good work!

Tim

Alex said...

Aww, thanks man, awesome. I feel all fuzzy and warm now!

And, I reckon I'm behind you about the autobiog stuff. This was me getting that end of my writing out of my system, I think.

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