Might As Well Face It, I’m No Robert Palmer

twisted mixtape tuesday

This week’s theme is, well, see below…

Good things to be addicted to:
Running
Working out
Health Food
Water
Cleaning

Bad Things to be addicted to:
Chocolate
Diet Sunkist Lemonade
Glitter
Peeing
Streaking

Things that I do not know whether it is good or not good to be addicted to:
Blogging

Yeah, as you may gather I struggled with this.  The original theme this week was I don’t just love you, I’m addicted to you. Great theme, right?  Right!

But was it right for me?  Not so much.  Don’t worry, it’s me, not you.  Two songs, TWO songs were all I could come up with.  One has dancing lady clones as the band and the other is a song by Chicago.  I’m sure it’s not hard for you to guess which ones they might be, especially easy if you simply click the words in bold.

Jen, being the really awesome person she is, permitted me to tweak this to instead being  songs about addiction.  My husband, being an addictive personality, had NO problem whatsoever putting his two cents in for that particular take on the theme.  He stole (um, borrowed?) a few songs I wanted to use. No really, he had no idea what songs I wanted to use, it just worked out that way and I don’t like to have the same list as everyone else.  So I wound up with a lineup that kept coming back to songs by The Muppets and Weird Al.  Lame.

I’m not sure what made this so hard for me.  It’s not that I don’t have any vices.  Though I will say that of the ones I have, glitter, peeing, and streaking are not among them.

So songs about addiction?  Here are some I surmise may have their roots in such a thing.

Ice Cream-Sarah McLachlan

Must be some really, really good love.  Better than ice cream?  Better than chocolate?  Notice that caffeine is not mentioned.  I didn’t find any songs about being addicted to caffeine, chocolate, OR ice cream.  So I guess this will do…

Oh wait a minute…

I Love Rocky Road-Weird Al Yankovic

Best accordion solo ever?  Perhaps.

It’s Been Awhile-Staind

All right, let’s be more serious now.  Yeah, this song fits the bill.  I don’t know what it is about this group, but I love everything they’ve done.  Yeah, kind of depressing, but then again, Aaron Lewis did eventually go into country…

Pain-Jimmy Eat World

I can’t quite figure out what this song is really about, but I definitely think it fits the addiction criteria.  Either way, it’s going to be stuck in my head for awhile, so we might as well add it.

Oh!  Then I remembered this song:

Bad Medicine-Bon Jovi

Dude, I totally rocked the Bon Jovi hair in high school.  Really!  And now the Pain song is no longer in my head, and probably yours either.  You’re welcome.

Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd

What would a list with addiction in it be without a Pink Floyd song with an equally weird Pink Floyd video to boot?  According to them, this song isn’t about drugs.  Uh-huh.  Ok.

If you were to make a list having to do with addiction, what kinds of songs would be on your list?  Would your list be stranger than mine?  Tell me what would be on your list in the comments.  Or better yet, write your own list on your own blog and LINK IT UP over at Jen’s website.  And be sure to see what other people are listening to while you’re there! 

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Twisted Mixtape Tuesday: Dude You Must Chill!

Jen Kehl

This week’s Twisted Mixtape Tuesday is slow jams.  Music to chill to.  Groovy…

As an anxiety sufferer I am the exact opposite of a calm person.  I need to relax, I need to chill!  I need to find soothing things to slow my brain down.  Am I stressed out?  Take this post for instance-I have spent hours trying to figure out where “Dude YOU MUST CHILL!”  came from.  It’s NOT the quote from Say Anything.  I haven’t seen that movie enough to have that quote permanently etched in my brain.  It’s most likely from some obscure portion of some obscure movie that I’ve seen a zillion times.  But I’m going insane trying to figure it out.  The.Brain.Will.Not.Stop

I try to relax.  Music usually helps. After the other humans that live in this house have gone to bed, I stay up pretty late, reading and writing online.  Often when I’m writing late into the night I listen to Ambient music.  No one wants to hear that stuff, right?

Other times when I have to mellow out and chill, there are a few choices on my playlist:

It just wouldn’t be a list by me without some S and G.

The Sounds of Silence Simon and Garfunkel

A lot of times when I’m feeling stressed I’ll pop in The Division Bell by Pink Floyd.  I was introduced to Pink Floyd in college, a time in my life when I seriously needed to mellow out.  This particular CD is one of two favorites, the other being Dark Side of the Moon.  Most people are familiar with the dark side, but not so much with the bell.  I couldn’t find a lot off of this CD online, this is one song I could find.  Trust me, the whole thing is good…

Take It Back-Pink Floyd

And now for something similar yet completely different.  HA HA!  I love Enigma 2: The Cross of Changes.

Return to Innocence-Enigma

Sarah McLachlan is another musician I reach for when I need to slow down. My favorite song by her has become the signature song to depress people all over the world with images of abused animals.  So instead I share a not so slow but still mellow song.

World on Fire-Sarah McLachlan

And believe it or not, there are even some Pumpkins songs that I chill out to…

In The Arms of Sleep-Smashing Pumpkins

What do you listen to when you need to chill out?  Check out the tunes that do the trick for other bloggers by clicking on the cassette tapes at the top.  That will take you to Jen Kehl and Kristi Campbell’s awesome link up!  Link up your own if you want.  The more, the merrier.

The Dude Abides...

The Dude Abides…