I made a joke yesterday about having disappeared, and realized there were several more references I could have made, after a thread with tabaqui.
- Marshall, Will, and Holly (on a great expedition.) They survived the greatest earthquake ever known, high on a mountain, where their raft started to toss. Resulting in their being plunged down, deep below. They were [dramatic pause] in the Land of the Lost [insert echo]. The Land [dramatic pause] of the Lost. [echo] This has been Chaca NoGo, reporting live. Well, if you lived millions of years ago. On our 11 o'clock news, we'll hear the "real story" about these crystal thieves from the locals, the Sleestaks.
[recorded interview] "Hiiiiiiiiiisssssssssssssssss!" [translation at bottom of screen: we had these teleporters set up all over our side of town so moms could zip off to the store, you know? And they'd come in, grab the "pretty rocks" And there you have the Mrs. stuck with an arm full of groceries, and the babies without dinner. I mean, come on!]
- 1.2 jiggawatts. Except I TOTALLY would not have dated my mom, even to get back online.
Okay, I'll quit now before I embarrass myself. (Too late!) La musica!
(All songs on "Box.net" except for Floyd, because they're too big. They're on Sendspace.) Start off with the slow one, then we move to the groove.
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond parts I -V and VI - IX The guitar lick on this is haunting. Plus, it's about them being sad about Syd Barrett going insane and having been the brightest star of them all. There's the myth of him walking into the studio while they were recording this (it was actually Wish You Were Here, another song about him) and no one recognizing him because he shaved his eyebrows and head and was overweight. It made Watters cry, and no one ever saw Barrett again. :( The song is beautiful, however sad the story behind it is.
Proceed - The Roots If you don't know by now that I friggin' love the Roots, then it's like you don't know me at all. Such a funky groove for a fun, funky song.
Pinball Wizard - The Who I've been on a Tommy kick, even though I don't really care for most of the songs on that album. That kid, he's got such a supple wrist. But come on: how do you think he does it? (I don't know!) What makes him so good? Don't have no distractions, can't hear no buzzers and bells, don't see lights a flashing, plays by sense of smell...
Psychobilly Freakout - Reverend Horton Heat Anyone with GH2 knows this ass-kicker. This is a group from DFW, and they're assholes, but I love their music. One day I will rock this on expert, DAMMIT. (Note: this is the real version, not the slimmed down game version.)
Pretenders - Middle of the Road I've got a smile for everyone I meet. A) I love Chrissie Hynde. B) I love the Prentenders. C) I dare you to listen to this and not do the "brrrrrrrrr, neeeeeeeeeeer!" sound she makes. (Tatooed Love Boys is my favorite by them, however. I just didn't want to be completely GH2 in this post.)
Parliament Funkadelic and George Clinton - Flashlight DOOOOOOD. Get your skates on and someone join me at the center so we can do the whip. (I totally want another pair of old school skates that have the flashing light wheels. Yes, I have a pair of gold-n-glitter roller skates, don't you?) DANCE, SUCKA!
Punjabi MC - Ultimate Banghra Mix First, it starts off with Slick "I just got off!" Ricks's La Di Da Di (we like to party, we don't cause trouble, we don't bother nobody) Then it busts into the awesomeness that is banghra, but turned into a dance track. I freaking love this stuff. Awesome to listen to and groove around the house accomplishing things. DO the little finger motions and head tilts for full effect. :D
Public Enemy - One Million Bottlebags Chuck D is the greatest voice in Rap, period. I cannot suffer arguments to this. Remember when Fla-vor Flaaaaaaaav was quirky and had something to say? it's hard to forget the psycho clown he's become. Anyway, I love Public Enemy, and it's STILL one of the greatest concerts I've ever been to.
Portishead - Nobody Loves Me (It's true. Not like you do.) I know it's weird to go from PE to Portishead, but this is how my brain works. This song is a cure for a hot day, btw.
Primary - The Cure Oh my god, how I ached and listened to all of my Cure albums as a teen. Robert Smith was so sexy. I see pictures of him now and I want to cry. (which is kind of what the song is about...) They still rock, in my opinion.
Prince - Black Sweat the last good song he's done. (Ugh, Planet Earth was awful.) I love me some O+}>. He's quite possibly the greatest RPG character I've ever played, ahahahaha. Good times, man, good times. "I'm hot, and I don't care who knows it, I've got a job to do. Workin'! Workin' up a black sweat!"
That's probably a good place to stop, otherwise, I'd be here all day.
Oh, wait, one last one! Planet Unicorn Theme Song ahahahaha! Oh my god, I love this little ditty. It's SO PERFECT. Give it up for Feathers, y'all. Ooooh, Cadillac! (And Tom Cruise!) Oooh, Planet Unicorn, Hey! (It's the "hey" that kills me.)
I'm curious to know what you're taking, just because I find music fun to talk about.