Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Musical ABCs - C!

Well, well, well...what do we have herre? My comment count is rising?! It's almost as if peepz like mah blog again! HUZZAH! Guess dat means I better keep on-keep on-keep on-keep on doing My Musical ABCs. Mr. C, where you at?

"Change (In the House of Flies)" by Deftones

"I watched a change in you."

I know...I kind of box mah silly bunz into a corner what wiff my constant pop muzak referencez and my obsession wiff American Idol and mah constant desire to dance like there's no tomorrow. But don't you dare mistake me or my musical tastes are not solely encompassed by the vocal stylingz of Ke$ha, Kelly Clarkson y Katy Perry. And let mah favo song dat beginz wiff the letter C be a credit to my musical knowledge transcending the female singer/songwriter world.

Back during freshmen year of high school [circa a bajillion yearz ago], I was in danger of taking my body seriously listened only to the musica on top 40 radio. Seeing this close-mindedness setting into my fragile adolescent mind, mi hermana Melody stepped in and garbage-dumped a whole mess of harder (and in some cases, deeper) music into my noggin. It was during this musical enlightenment that I experienced bands like Tool, Incubus, A Perfect Circle and...Deftones.

For those who ain't into music of a darker shade, Deftones are a critically-acclaimed, Grammy award-winning rock band who utilize powerful guitar chops, atmospheric flirtations and lead singer Chino Moreno's uniquely haunting vocalz. They have two of mah favo album coverz of all time and the biggest hit of their career, "Change (In the House of Flies)" was one of the very first songz I remember being completely perplexxxed about upon hearing!

The song is incredibly dynamic, rising and falling in volume and intensity. I like to listen to it on the subway and stare down complete strangaz [feat. pretending I'm a demon about to drag them to hell]! And the video is a touch disconcerting, so put on your bravery cap and waaaaatch [read as: you'll probz ignore it].

"Call N' Return (Say That You're Into Me)" by Hellogoodbye
"Chicago Is So Two Years Ago" by Fall Out Boy
"Crush" by Dave Matthews Band
"Come Clean" by
Hilary Duff


Tam said...

May I quote that video when I click on it?

This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

Fuck 'em if they think I'm evil.

I'll google it tomorrow. Sigh. I liked the Hellogoodbye song. That's the third song called Crush that I've heard recently. I kind of liked it, nice and jazzy.

My C songs are:

Canadian Idiot by Weird Al Jankovic because we love to mock ourselves.
Celebrity Status by Marianas Trench
Check Yes Juliet by We the Kings
Come on Come On by Driving East
Change for You by The Midway State (I'm not lovin' his hair)

Michelle M. said...

"California Love" 2Pac - because I'm gangsta.
"Could It Be Magic" Barry Manilow - because I'm not.
"Crazy" Britney Spears and "Crush" David Archuleta - because I'm 12.
"Cecilia" Simon and Garfunkel - because I'm ancient.
"Cruel To Be Kind" Nick Lowe
"Cornflake Girl" and "Caught A Light Sneeze" Tori Amos

Eric said...

Top 5
The Climb - Miley
Change - Taylor Swift
Closing Time - Semisonic
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Come Clean - Duffs

Runner Up
Come on Over - Christina

Delisa said...

I <3 this song and all the bands you listed (Where were you when I wanted to go to an Incubus concert last summer?!). I guess my musical tastes are of a darker shade then.

"C'Mon C'Mon" by The Von Bondies
"The Chain" by Ingrid Michaelson
"Chemo Limo" by Regina Spektor
"Cold Shoulder" by Adele
"Closer" by Kings of Leon or the Nine Inch Nails song lol

Dave2 said...


Oh...wait... that would be an "A" wouldn't it? Hmmm... here's ten...

Crazy by Icehouse
Cloud Nine by Onetwo
Can't Go Back Now by The Weepies
Crash and Burn by Savage Garden
Captain Nemo by Sarah Brightman
Can't Find My Way Home by Electronic
Clocks by Coldplay
Collide by Howie Day
Can't Stop Fallin' in Love by Globe
China Girl by David Bowie

Michelle M. said...

I'm a little surprised "Christmas Magic" didn't make the cut.

that's J-O-S-H said...

Tam: Tanx for being probz the only persona to click on the runners-up! Hellogoodbye played @ my universidad and had a man in a banana costume come up on stage!

Michelle: I have an affinity for songs titled "Crush" [see: DMB, D. Archuleta, M. Moore & Paramore]! And I am leaving the "Christmas Magic" to Enrico dis time (all the way) around!

Eric: I adore all of those tunez! "Closing Time" was my high school graduation tune or sumfing...we all had lame T-Shirts wiff lyrix printed on them.

Delisa: I am in LURRRVE con Brandon Boyd! ( know he just released a solo CD. I wonder if it suxxxorz!)

Dave2: "Crash & Burn" by Savage Garden almost made my list! I LOVE THAT SIGN [feat. sign language music vid]! Also, have you heard Aly & AJ's "On the Ride"?! It was the theme song to some shitty Disney movie those two hoz starred in. OBSESSED WIFF IT.

Delisa said...

I LURRVE him too!!! Yeah I know about the CD, I bought it haha and I don't think it sucks. A couple songs I don't like but overall it's good.

john said...

Lots of C songs that I like int he comments, the big surprise being "Captain Nemo". Love that song.

Some of my favorites:

"Calling You" by Aqua
"Can't Do A Thing To Stop Me" Chris Isaak
"The Captain" by Guster
"Chercez La Femme/C'est Si Bon" by Dr. Buzzards Origina Savannah Band
"Cities In Dust" Siouxie & The Banshees
"Closer" Inoue Joe
"The Creeps (Get On The Dancefloor)" Greaks

Ryan said...

Tam: It looks like my recommendations from way back were well received.

Can't Have It All - Jay Brannan
Calling All Cops - Motion City Soundtrack
Cash Machine - Hard-Fi
Cat Out of the Bag - Mark Read
Chess - Alphabeat
Chick Lit - We Are Scientists
Come One, Come All - All Time Low
Could Well Be In - The Streets
Cute Without the 'E' (Cut From the Team) - Taking Back Sunday

Tam said...

Yep Ryan. You are the source of much on my ipod. :-)

Anonymous said...

I must be the oldest person to comment on your blog Josh, cause all my songs are probably considered "classic rock", or worse "oldies"! It's Hell growing old! Oh well, I truly love them all cause in a way they helped define who I was at the time. So here goes with my C's...
Number 1 is "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd
2. "Changes" by David Bowie
3. "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas and Papas
4. "Canon in D Major" by Pachelbel-along with this goes "Christmas Canon", and "Canon Rock", both by Trans Siberian Orchestra
5. "Captain Jack" by Billy Joel
6. "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith
7. "Carry on Wayward Son" by Kansas
8. "Cold as Ice" by Foreigner
9. "Circle" by Harry Chapin
10. "Color My World" by Chicago

6. "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith
7. "Carry on Wayward Son" by Kansas

Anonymous said...

O.K., so why did numbers 6 and 7 repeat themselves?! I hate that!
And I forgot to sign off, so I'm signing off now for my previous entry and this one. As I said, it's Hell growing old!!!
Love, mom

that's J-O-S-H said...

Delisa: I might have to get it [aka have you burn it for me...please!].

John: You're the only person in the world that appreciates (oh lawd, even KNOWS) an Aqua song that isn't dat Barbie shit.

Ryan: The Motion City Soundtrack CD that "Calling All Cops" came from is sitting in my car and is ripped onto mah computadora, but I can't shake my ambivalence over listening to it. I LOVE "Commit This to Memory" and fear I'll be utterly disappointed viz comparison by anything else they put out.

MOM: Yay for "California Dreamin'" aka the precursor to "California Gurls"! Mi madre, you're waaaay too cool for skool.

Ryan said...

josh: I have all four of their albums. I recommend you check out My Dinosaur Life. I love it.

And since this song doesn't have any letters in the title, I'm adding @!#?@! from My Dinosaur Life to my list for this one (although it would be more appropriate for M).

Anonymous said...

Josh, you'll like this...Hannah (9 years old), the girl I care for, goes to this summer camp, and she came home last week showing me a dance she learned there to "California Girls"! Have to show you, I put it on my phone.
Love, mom

anne marie in philly said...

note to josh's mom: at almost 56, I bet I am the oldest commenter. and your son is way kewl!

crazy - patsy cline
crazy arms - ray price
can't get enough of your love - bad company
chains - the beatles
come go with me - the del vikings
change is gonna come - sam cook

Naughty said...


Naughty is so busy playing catch up on your . Family hell had taken me away from my daily readings . . .
{Naughty scrambles through adorable canvas bag from The Strand hunting pod . . . }

1)Call Me -- Al Green
2)Calling All Angels -- Train
3)Can't Have It All -- Jay Brannan (my personal hero and major gay boy crush; yum.)
4)Celestine -- Kirsty MacCall
5)Chasing Cars -- Snow Patrol
6)Chasing Pavements -- Adele
7)Claire -- Morphine
8)Cold Cold Heart -- Norah Jones
9)Colors -- Amos Lee
10)Crazy Love -- Ray Charles & Van Morrison

and there you have it :*)

anne marie in philly said...

eh, I thought of a few more.

cry baby - garnet mims
cry - johnny ray
cold cold heart - hank williams sr.

Anonymous said...

To anne marie in philly,
I beat you by 1 year, I'm 57. No wonder I know all the songs you mention! Thanks for the compliment to Josh, he is a way cool son!

Josh, I just now thought of another "C" song- "Crimson and Clover" by oh no...I can't remember it's been so long! Anyway, it was very popular on AM radio when I was in high school, they played it at all the school dances.

Love, mom

anne marie in philly said...

confidential to josh's mom - tommy james and the shondells.

and I bow to your 1 year older status!

Anonymous said...

Back to anne marie in Philly...
Thanks! I hadn't heard or thought about that song in years, let alone the band.
Gretchen (Josh's mom)

callonmevalerie said...

It's super weird to look at my iTunes alphabetically in terms of songs . . .

"California Dreamin'" - Mamas & Papas (or Queen Latifah, from the Dana Owens Album)
"The Call" - Backstreet Boys (feat. Dana's I Love Nick Carter Fan Letter)
"Can't Cry These Tears" - Garbage (this song actually came on my iPod on shuffle a few hours ago, and seemed really fitting at the moment)
"Come Away From It" - Ani DiFranco, a song I fell in love with in the seventh grade and thought was a brilliant piece of songwriting, only to listen to it again last week and be blown away by it yet again, over 10 years later
"Come Round Soon" - Sara Bareilles
"Cooling" - Tori Amos
"Cry Me A River" - Julie London
"Cry Me A River" - Justin Timberlake
"Crystal Ball" - P!nk
"Confessions Of A Broken Heart (Daughter To Father)" - Lindsay Lohan

anne marie in philly said...

some more:

church of the poison mind - culture club

come dancing - the kinks

cry me a river - joe cocker

court and spark - joni mitchell

centerfield - john fogerty

circus - britney spears (all eyes on me, in the center of the ring)