Saturday, January 29, 2005

Music To Live By

It's come to my attention as of late, that I have an apparently annoying habit of making repeated claims that "no really, this is like my favorite song ever..." So, as difficult as it is...I'm making an official top ten songs of my life. Songs have been chosen according to cosmic brilliance, relevance to my life and/or ability to assemble neurons in my hypothalamus into MDMA fractal-like formations. If I ever have that movie made, the soundtrack would look exactly as follows.

1. Papua New Guinea - The Future Sound Of London. Picture it. Woodside, California. 1992. A log cabin, a redwood forest, a sauna full of ravers, glitter falling from the full moon and this...the most beautiful song ever made.

2. Stella - Jam & Spoon. Again, it was 1992. I had no idea where I was going in life and I didn't care. This masterpiece sounds like the sun coming up over the Nevada desert opening the day to a million possibilities. Just hold me. Love me. Hold me. Love me.

3. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division. The ethereal brilliance of this song can never be matched. It still sends chills up my arm.

4. Move Your Body - Xpansions. The theme song to the night that changed my life. The genius that was created by a 303.

5. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths. A few months ago, I had the honor of hearing this one live as Morrissey's encore. I was like a 14 year old girl at a Beatles concert. The most inspired lyric ever...hands down..."and in a darkened underpass, I thought oh god my chance has come at last. And then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn't ask."

6. It's Alright - Pet Shop Boys. The summer of '89 was so much fun. This song makes me so happy that I nearly cry everytime I hear it.

7. Perfect Kiss - New Order. An electronic orchestra handed straight down from the heavens.

8. Psychotropic - Hypnosis. Full-frontal blissout. Man those escalators were fun...but who were those fuzzy people?

9. Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush. It conjures romantic feelings of heather uplands and druidic landscapes. What a wonderful voice.

10.Voodoo Ray - A Guy Called Gerald. Vocal samples from an entheogenic phantom calling from a far away nebula. This track is an absolute landmark.

So there. I did it. It's possibly out of my system now.

1 comment:

Joe said...

How about now? Any changes?