Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Musical ABCs - D!

YAY. You still keep on coming back for more! I would have thought that the novelty of this ABC crap would have worn off...guess peepz like to talk about their opinionz...who woulda thought?! Let's get dis deliciously dandy destructively demanding diatribe a-rollin'. It's time for Mr. D! Bitch...get your glazed azz out here!


"The District Sleeps Along Tonight"
by
The Postal Service

"I am a visitor here. I am not permanent."

Remember last year how everyone in the world thought that Owl City's "Fireflies" was sOoOoOo unique & differz? Well...for the months that it polluted the radio airwaves, I cried myself to sleep every night. Not because of world hunger or prejudice or any of that boring schtuff...I cried mah st00pid butt to sleep every night because America is so dumb that they'd heap mountainz of praise on dis goofy electrofart song about kidnapping bugs, yet pay little attention to the geniuz of The Postal Service who released an album of similar style & superior construction 6 years earlier! America FAILZ.

I heard this song in high school when a friend forcefed it to me. I was instantly in lurrrve and began forging the lyrix as mah own poetry in creative writing class scribbling the lyrix down on mah notebookz, wishing I was smart enough to write dem beautiful words! But of course Ben Gibbard, who is also the lead songwriter of Death Cab For Cutie, is galaxies ahead of the mediocre vom that I beef up, so I should just sober up to the fact that I'm not eloquent enough to compose lines as heartbreakingly honest as those found in this song. YAY!

Have you ever been broken up wiff and then drunkenly cried for a year straight while a robot shorted out in the background? If so, then "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" should have been your depresso espresso anthem! BAWL WITH ME!



runners-up:
"The Day We Fell Apart" by Kelly Clarkson
"Desperately" by Michelle Branch
"The Day I Lost My Voice (The Suitcase Song)" by
Copeland
"Dance With Me" by Debelah Morgan


18 comments:

callonmevalerie said...

Why hasn't my sister commented on this? Ben Gibbard = her emo husband! Also, someone drunkenly tried to convince me that that Owl City song was by Death Cab. I was like, uhm, no.

D is actually kind of difficult . . .

"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" - Sophie B. Hawkins/Claremont College Shades
"Dance In The Dark" - Lady GaGa
"Do You Know (What It Takes)" - Robyn
"Don't Forget" - Demi Lovato
"Don't Know What To Tell Ya" - Aaliyah
"Don't Let Go (Love)" - En Vogue
"Don't Need You To Tell Me I'm Pretty" - Samantha Mumba (hahahahaha)

john said...

Not a bad tune Mr. Josh.

Some D songs:
Diamond in the Rough: Sean Colvin
Doctor Jones: Aqua
Dancin' On My Own: Robyn
Dotted Lines: The Electric Presidents
Dreaming: Blondie
Drop The Pilot: Joan Armatrading
Dusted: Belly

Adam said...

Drops of Jupiter - Train
Da Da Da - Trio
Don't Let's Start - TMBG
(The) Dangling Conversation - Simon and Garfunky
Day Dream Believer - Monkees

and don't forget my love: (Neil) DIAMOND! Woo!

Dave2 said...

Different Seasons... Johnny Hates Jazz
Dream of Me... Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Daylight... Matt and Kim
Deeper and Deeper... The Fixx
Disappointed... Electronic

callonmevalerie said...

Whoops, how did I forgot my favorite song EVAR:

"Don't You Think (PST It's Just Another Party Short-Stop Remix)?" - Natalie Imbruglia

callonmevalerie said...

Also, I want to marry whoever left this comment in the D. Morgan video page:

"Dance with me is without a doubt the best song I have ever listened to. From the gorgeous vocals to the tenacious dance moves, from the wily lyrics, from the open-ended game instrumentals to the incredibly realistic beats, this song is a work of impossible genius. Finally, songs have their Citizen Kane, their Casablanca, their Big Momma's House 2, all rolled into one. Bravo, Debelah Morgan! Bravo! This song is that great and epic, that I have a shrine dedicated to it."

David said...

Do You Believe in Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Dear God - XTC
Dim - Dada
Don't Go - Yaz
Don't Stop Believing - Journey (long before it was the ridiculous craze it is now)

Ryan said...

I was just thinking yesterday that I should start thinking about D songs.

D is for Dangerous - Arctic Monkeys
Dead on Arrival - Fall Out Boy
Digital Love - Daft Punk
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Don't Walk Out - Phixx
Dream On - Neil Patrick Harris and Matthew Morrison (screw Aerosmith)
Drommer Jeg? - Johnny Deluxe
Dry Your Eyes - The Streets

Anonymous said...

Good song Josh!
Now, for my "D" songs...
1. "Desperado" by The Eagles
2. "Daniel" by Elton John
3. "Dream On" by Aerosmith (we saw them do this live, so excellent!)
4. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey (yay to Davids' comment about this song!)
5. "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult
6. "Doctor my Eyes" by Jackson Brown
7. "Drops of Jupitor" by Train
8. "Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez

9. "Drive" by Incubus

So many good "D" songs, I know I'm forgetting some.

Love, mom

anne marie in philly said...

ok, josh's mom, I see your songs and I'll raise ya some more...

dreams - fleetwood mac

donna - ritchie valens

down at the twist and shout - mary chapin carpenter

do ya think I'm sexy - rod stewart (HELL TO THE YEAH!)

dumas walker - kentucky headhunters

do you really want to hurt me - culture club

dixie chicken - little feat

dead or alive - bon jovi

D-I-V-O-R-C-E - tammy wynette

I think people like this musical journey cause it's something we all have in common...and I get to listen to other music I might never have discovered on my own.

Anonymous said...

Alright anne marie of philly...thumbs up to your songs! Now here's 2 more I thought of-
"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" by Gerry and the Pacemakers
"Don't Let the Sun go Down on me" by Elton John.
I do love remembering all these songs! Yeah, music is something we all have in common.

Josh's mom

hoteltuesday said...

"The Day We Fell Apart" by Kelly Clarkson
"Delicate" by Damien Rice
"Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac
"Dancing" by Elisa
"Didn't We Almost Have It All" by Whitney Houston
"Desired Constellation" by Bjork
"Drumming Song" by Florence + The Machine
"The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" by The Postal Service
"Dancing On My Own" by Robyn
"Dizzy" by The Goo Goo Dolls
"Don't Forget About Us" from MC
"Downfall" from Matchbox Twenty
"Dress Me Like A Clown" by Margot & The Nuclear So and So's

Oh, and "Damaged" by Danity Kane, duhrz.

OH AND "DEAR DIARY" BY BRITNEY.

callonmevalerie said...

Dear Diary,

Today I saw a boy!
I wonder if he noticed me.
He took my breath away.

Melody, Destroyer of Dreams said...

Only a few from me....I deleted a bunch since they were already named (thanks a lot, Mom!)

The Devil Went Down to Georgia-Charlie Daniels Band
Do It Again-Steely Dan
Drive-The Cars

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

Val: Don't you mean "Dance(r) In the Dark" starring BJORK?! And come on, what else do you want from me?! You've already got mah lock and mah key!

John: I'm impressed you picked Aqua & Shawn Colvin songs that aren't the predictable only-hits they had!

Adam: "Drops o' Jupiter" would for def def defferz be in my top ten.

Dave2: Well...you've got me. I don't know a single one of those songs.

David: Hear, hear on putting an end to the hype machine that's ruined "Don't Stop Believin'." That song is beating heart of all that is irritating in the world thanks to drunk girlz @ karaoke and "Glee."

Ryan: That entire Fall Out Boy CD takes me right back to freshman year of college. GOOOOOOD memories.

Mom: Awww to you for picking "Drive" by Incubus! And I completely forgot about "Don't Fear the Reaper"! Surprisingly, I don't have that song on mah computer!

Anne Marie: I am decadez behind here, but I am just now falling in lurrrve with "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac. And the Rod Stewart version of that song is OKAY...but you haven't really heard it until you hear the Paris Hilton cover! WEEEE!

E. Copterz: Of course I adore nearly every song on your list. Especially "Downfall" (feat. rando dramatic black choir).

Smellody: That Steely Dan song is good...but "Dirty Work" is superior!

Craig said...

Dance with Me by 112! Best song ever!

Delisa said...

Josh's mom: Yay, for posting "Drive" by Incubus!

David: I liked "Don't Stop Believing" before the craze. It's a camp thing but I still love it.

Enrico: Yay, "Downfall"!

"Dig" - Incubus
"Dance Anthem of the '80's" - Regina Spektor
"Dance Dance Dance" - Lykke Li
"Daydreaming" - Lupe Fiasco ft. Jill Scott
"Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones
"Defying Gravity" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked)
"Don't Do Sadness" - John Gallagher (Spring Awakening)
"Desert Rose" - Sting
"Details in the Fabric" - Jason Mraz & James Morrison
"Different" - Acceptance

Eric said...

Don't Go - Benton Paul
Daylight - Matt & Kim
Dirrty - Xtina
Decode (acoustic) - Paramore
The Devil - Benton Paul
Don't Go Knockin' On My Door - Britney