Monday, May 23, 2005

i do not quote song lyrics

and i am not about to start.

however, i just learned to burn cds on my computer (i'm a dork and had burned on other computers, just not my own). so my infamous mix tapes are now moving in to a new realm. i present you, the play lists of jane's first three cds.

jane's super cool 80's mix
*great for the road and whatever ails ya
1. i wanna be sedated - the ramones (technically 1978, but just as my post stonewall gay lesbian and transgender literature class began with a pre-stonewall piece, i feel this song provides an appropriate intro and context to the rest of the mix. plus, i like it.)
2. bad reputation - joan jett
3. dancing with myself - billy idol (thank you stripper jointz rocks for permanently cementing this song in my head)
4. heart of glass - blondie
5. i touch myself - divinyls (masturbation rocks!)
6. sweet dreams - eurythmics (annie lenox androgyny... drool...)
7. never say never (i might like you better if we slept together) - romeo void
8. personal jesus - johnny cash (i don't have the original and his version rocks my world)
9. i wanna be your dog - iggy pop (this song drops my panties to the floor)
10. tainted love - soft cell
11. video killed the radio star - the buggles
12. girls just want to have fun (cyndi lauper)
13. like a virgin - madonna
14. centerfold - j geils band
15. jessie's girl - rick springfield (she's loving him with that body, i just know it)
16. lust for life - iggy pop
17. manic monday - the bangles
18. tempted - squeeze
19. summer of 69 - brian adams

women make me cry
*mellow. not to be put on repeat during road trips.
1. save me - aimee mann
2. not an addict - kay's choice
3. lullaby for cain - sinead o'conner
4. siren - tori amos
5. don't let it bring you down - annie lenox
6. creep - pretenders
7. besame mucho - cesaria evora (if you have not heard cesaria evora, you are a sub-par lover)
8. blue angel - squirrel nut zippers
9. maybe this time - cabaret
10. my man - peggy lee
11. love has no pride - bonnie raitt
12. momentum - aimee mann
13. angel of the morning - pretenders
14. snakeface - throwing muses
15. guilty - bonnie raitt
16. the blues - eartha kitt
17. it ain't you - squirrel nut zippers
18. mortal city - dar williams
19. my back pages - joan osborne (with jackson browne)
20. am i blue - bette midler
no making fun of my tastes in musicals or bette midler. i hang out at piano bars and i'm proud of it.

finally, the piece de resistance:
jane's junior high mix (with a hint of freshman year)
*not every song came out when i was in junior high but they were all on my mix tapes, radio, mtv, etc.
1. volcano girls - veruca salt (this became my favorite when i found out we were moving again)
2. mother mother - tracey bonham (dancing and screaming in the basement)
3. i'm the only one - melissa etheridge
4. undone (the sweater song) - weezer
5. cryin' - aerosmith (alicia silverstone was super hot)
6. wave of mutilation (slow version) - pixies (i used to cut to this. it was one of the first songs on my cutting mix. yes, i had a cutting mix. i don't think i'll be burning that one anytime soon.)
7. closer - nin (i bought the single on tape to piss off my mother. i also bought mariah carey's fantasy at the same time.)
8. creep - radiohead (i saw them open for alanis morisette in 8th grade. this was one of two songs i knew, the other being fake plastic trees off of the clueless soundtrack.)
9. nosering girl - nerfherder (my boyfriend who worked at the bowling alley put this on a mix for me)
10. girl like you - edwin collins (one summer the only movies we watched, over and over, were empire records, it, and rocky horror picture show)
11. under the bridge - pj harvey
12. why can't i fall in love - ivan neville (from the pump up the volume soundtrack. i loved that movie)
13. everybody knows - concrete blonde (also from pump up the volume. in highschool i would discover leonard cohen and in college i would tattoo bastardized cohen verse on my wrists)
14. everybody hurts - rem (remember the video with the traffic jam and the subtitles?)
15. i will survive - cake (making out in the back of a church van on the way to cedar point)
16. buddy holly - weezer (singing on the edge of the cafeteria stage, swinging our legs, skipping homeroom for my investigative report into the sexual discrimination of the locker rooms for the school paper)
17. hell - squirrel nut zippers (coolest. band. ever.)

i'm a huge dork. thanks for humoring me.

coming soon: the make out mix, the new york city mix, and the angry sex mix.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Jason said...

Ever hear the Sonic Youth version (with Iggy) of "I Wanna Be Your Dog"? It rocks. I could e-mail it to you if you like.

5/23/2005 1:51 PM  
Blogger MonMouth said...

Damn! That's some good stuff. Reminded me of ten different songs I like. Now I'm going to spend the evening trying to squeeze some of those babies out of the limewire/gnutella ether. Thanks very much.

Sometimes we need reminding of what we love.

5/23/2005 2:47 PM  
Blogger Garrison Steelle said...

You were in Jr. High?

Why do I suddenly feel so very, very old?

-G

5/23/2005 4:28 PM  
Blogger Jane Vincent said...

Jason: yes, please. the (underscore) educated (underscore) slut (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Monmouth: just writing down the playlists reminded me of a whole handleful of stuff i need to grab off half.com

garrison: i'm 22. i'll be 23 in less than a month. i'm aging as fast as i can, here.

5/24/2005 1:51 AM  
Blogger mainja said...

garrison, yeah, i felt much the same way when i read that.

however, for someone in junior high you had FABULOUS taste in music. in fact, all of those mixes are amazing and i feel i might rush out and make them for myself.

5/24/2005 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Melissa Sue said...

you have amazing taste in music!

and when i say "amazing," i mean, "akin to mine."

5/24/2005 2:02 PM  

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