Thursday, April 12, 2007

Musical game of "tag, you're it!"

I was tagged by Felicia at Homefront Insecurity to create a 7-song CD with a house/garden theme. Since my only alternative was to go to bed at a reasonable hour, I decided to take the challenge. I even found videos for most of the songs!

1) I have to start with "Our House" by Crosby, Stills & Nash. "Our house is a very very very fine house, with two [dogs] in the yard, life used to be so hard, now everything is easy 'cause of you."

2.) "Fire at Midnight" is a beautiful song by Jethro Tull about being happy to be home with the one you love. "Kindled by the dying embers of another working day, go upstairs, take off your makeup, fold your clothes neatly away. Me I'll sit and write this love song as I all too seldom do, build a little fire this midnight, it's good to be back home with you."

3) I guess I'm on a romantic song kick, because next would be "Refugio De Amor" which is a sweet little song from the movie "Dance With Me." The english language version is "You are my home" but the Spanish version is more along the lines of "Your heart is the home of my dreams." Take your pick, either one is cheesy and romantic and fun to dance to, and the English version (just because it's slower) is what will probably be "our first dance" if we can ever get married (:::listening for the sound of some nearby marriage being instantaneously vaporized by that single thought:::).

4.) The Beatles "When I'm 64" has to be on there just because that's probably when we'll get to about the middle of our to-do list.

5.) Then again, another Beatles song has its appeal for when you're trying to do some project along side your loved one and things just aren't working out well for the two of you and your brain starts fixating on some rather destructive fantasies: "Bang bang Maxwell's silver hammer came down on his head..."

6.) For a little living room silly-boogie, or while getting ready for friends to come over, Rosemary Clooney's "Come on'a my house, a'my house, I'ma gonna give you candy."

7) And when you just have to get away from it all, "Get your motor running, head out on the highway, looking for adventure in whatever comes our way.... Born to be wi-iiii-i-ild" :::cue air guitar::: (Steppenwolf, for all you youngsters out there).

Now I tag... ACK. This is the hard part.

From the housebloggers, I'll tag:

Steve of BrooklynRowHouse, so I can see what a professional musician would choose.

Greg at The Petch House, since his latest post referred to "Styx."

and Rachel at Our Little Hobbit Hole just to see what kind of mood your new house is putting you in.

And from my LJ friends (who are hopefully still reading this!) I'm tagging Daraq, SpiritualRose and Gentledaddy, to see what music comes to mind in the midst of packing, closing, moving, selling, and all that other "we're moving to a new house!!" stuff.

(sorry, if you're confused by a double-feed: I deleted this post by accident and had to recreate it!)


Rachel said...

Heya, thanks for the tag, here's my post:


Greg said...

Ooooo, another game of tag.

Give me a few days. I've got a lot going on.