Posts Tagged ‘Nina Simone’

Songs you want played at your funeral.

October 8, 2008

Hopefully this event will take place later rather than sooner, but in my opinion it is never too early to start planning. Who am I kidding? Anyone who knows me personally knows that planning is pretty much my kryptonite. It saps all of my energy and is an effort in futility when I am the one doing the planning. In any event, some of the songs I want played have been in other lists so I won’t include them in the five, but they are definitely worth noting. “Spiritual” by Johnny Cash (things you want to experience before dying) would be at the top of this list because it just sounds like an appropriate song to play in that circumstance, “Bold as Love” by Jimi Hendrix would be appropriate because it’s my favorite song, and Justin Timberlake’s “Sexyback” (songs I have listened to more than four times in a row) and Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” (guiltiest guilty pleasures) make the list because people need to be dancing and having fun as well. Enough of what’s not on the list, here are the songs that made it: Read the rest of this entry »

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Song remakes you enjoy.

September 10, 2008

Sometimes it’s hard to be completely objective when you listen to someone cover a song you truly enjoy. In fact, it is virtually impossible to be impartial, which is why finding a cover you like is such a rewarding accomplishment. What makes one cover loved and another hated is an inexact science. Some of the ones I like take a song and slow it down giving it a softer more demure feel, yet the same can be said of some of the ones I hate. Whatever. Here’s my list of song I like just because I do: Read the rest of this entry »