A Random Image

Jett Superior laid this on you on || August 28, 2003 || 11:03 pm

I’ve an idea for a project! woo!

It may just be stupid, but I’m interested to see what comes out of it.

Use those comments down there or send me an e-mail, I don’t care, but I want you to list one song for each category, and maybe even suggest more categories:

What’s your favorite ‘do-me’ song?

Which song buoys you up/inspires you?

Which song evokes the ‘big wallow’ (heartbreak, regret, longing, all that hooey) in you?

When you rage, what’s the musical accompaniment?

Your favorite ‘just be silly’ song?

I need at least fifteen different responses, listing a song* under EACH category. I’ll make up ceedees from them, each with a theme, slap a stupid title like “Muffinass Music: Volume Angst” on them and spread the musical love around. People (hopefully) get to sample off some new tunes and I get to use pop psychoanalysis on the respondents. Whatchoo thank, mang?

If this project rolls smoothly enough (and, for the record, there are no guarantees on the time frame of it), I’d like to include quotes from different contributors/participants in lovingly hand-crafted liner notes. Ready, break!

….and oh yeah, if you get here and see fifteen suggestions already, go on and put yours down. As history has proven, I’ve no aversions to drawings conducted with a mess of giggling kids (“I’m part of something HUGE here! I’m playing God, I’m determining a fate.”….yeah, those middle-schoolers go apeshit with the notion of power) and a tupperware bowl present.

*Please include artists’ names and songs’ full, exact** titles.
**Okay, fairly exact.

35 worked it out »

  1. Kingolf 8.29.2003


    I haven’t really gotten any, but Every Me and Every You by PLacebo is good to look at boys to.


    A Better Place by VAST

    “big wallow?”

    Hated Because of Great Qualities by Blonde Redhead


    Slackerbitch by Placebo

    “silly song?”

    Rama Lama Dong Dong by Shanana

  2. Jett 8.29.2003

    Kingolf, I love you and your songs. You’re WAY in.

  3. Leslie 8.29.2003

    What’s your favorite ‘do-me’ song? Little Nicky – Prince

    Which song buoys you up/inspires you? The Big Picture – Tori Amos

    Which song evokes the ‘big wallow’ (heartbreak, regret, longing, all that hooey) in you? Evanescence – My Last Breath

    When you rage, what’s the musical accompaniment? Rage Against the Machine of course!

  4. Leslie 8.29.2003

    Oh it missed my last song..Something silly would be… Girl in a Box by the Blake Babies

  5. Kingolf 8.29.2003


    Does this mean I’m finally superior?

    I’ve been thinking of doing ‘mood cee dees’ for some time now… Nice to know that it actually WAS a good idea.

    Soooo… can I do another one? Please?

  6. Gary 8.29.2003

    Do me= When a Man Loves A Woman- Percy Sledge version. I get hard just thinking about dancing to than song.

    Inspires me= God Bless the USA- Lee Greenwood

    Big Wallow= I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry- Hank Williams. This is still the saddest song ever written in my opinion.

    Rage= Foggy Mountain Breakdown- Flatt and Scruggs. Every time it was played in the movie Bonnie and Clyde people got shotgunned to death. Not too far removed from robbing liquor stores together is it Jett?

    Just Be Silly= You Don’t Have To Call Me Darlin’- David Allen Coe. It contains the great line:

    “I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison.”

  7. The Dane 8.29.2003

    do-me: A Housewife Love Song – Starflyer 59

    The grinding throb of Starflyer’s tunes awaken an unmistakeably deep desire to, well, get it on (moreso than Marvin Gaye, I think).

    buoys up/inspires: Comptine d’un Autre Ete: L’Apres Midi – Yann Tiersen

    What can I say? This stirs the romantic side of me that twirls and flits and dances in the street. That is to say, the romantic side that Starflyer doesn’t reach. This particular piece from the Amelie soundtack inspires me thoughts to of giddiness, of frolicking, and of laying on a mountainside in a lush meadow on a patchwork blanket under a sunny, blue sky.

    big wallow: Proprtion Thing – Havalina Rail Co.

    My original thought was wrapped around Eve 6’s “Showerhead” as right around the time I was listening to it, there was some guy who was probably schtupping my soon-to-be-ex fiancee in the shower at that very moment. But as my angst matured, I soon developed a certain tragic affection for Matt Wignall’s woefully self-absorbed ode to personal inadequacy (and to the woman who’ll leave as its result).

    rage: Nasty Habits – Oingo Boingo (preferably off their Halloween Farewell album)

    When I think of rage, I think of evil and I think of energy and there is no sinister dynamo like Danny Elfman is a sinister dynamo.

    just be silly: Love You Madly – Cake

    “I don’t want to jump in

    Unless this music’s thumping.

    All the dishes rattle in the cupboards

    When the elephants arrive.

    I want to love you madly.”

    Now don’t that just say “it all”?

  8. Patti 8.29.2003

    What’s your favorite ‘do-me’ song?

    Smooth – Santana / Supernatural

    Which song buoys you up/inspires you?

    Lean on Me – Bill Withers

    Which song evokes the ‘big wallow’ (heartbreak, regret, longing, all that hooey) in you?

    I Will Always Love You – Whitney “I’m not on crack” Houston

    When you rage, what’s the musical accompaniment?

    Bitch – Meredith Brooks

    Your favorite ‘just be silly’ song?

    Baby Beluga – Raffi

    (yes, I’m serious. heh.)

  9. Faith 8.29.2003

    Patti made me do it:

    What’s your favorite ‘do-me’ song? Ottmar Liebert: Barcelona Nights

    Which song buoys you up/inspires you? I’ll Stand By You by the Pretenders.

    Which song evokes the ‘big wallow’ (heartbreak, regret, longing, all that hooey) in you? New York Minute by Don Henley

    When you rage, what’s the musical accompaniment? Ironic by Alanis

    Your favorite ‘just be silly’ song? Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meatloaf

  10. the olive 8.29.2003

    What’s your favorite ‘do-me’ song?

    By your Side- Sade

    Which song buoys you up/inspires you?

    How Deep Is Your Love?-Jonatha Brooke

    Which song evokes the ‘big wallow’ (heartbreak, regret, longing, all that hooey) in you?

    Hold On- Sarah Mclachlan

    When you rage, what’s the musical accompaniment?

    Paperbag- Fiona Apple

    Your favorite ‘just be silly’ song?

    (I have it in the car- I’ll give it to you next week)

  11. the olive 8.29.2003

    She’s No Lady- Lyle Lovett

  12. The Dane 8.29.2003

    I thought about “Paper Bag” myself, but not for the Rage category. More for the Big Wallow one. To be honest, I had a hard time pinning Rage down, since Rage just isn’t something I do. On the two times I can count having actually raged, a soundtrack would have been unsuitable. It would have stolen from the purity of my rage.

  13. Jett 8.29.2003

    Ohhhh, you guys *claps hands wildly*…I love your picks!

    I must apologize, because this narrow-it-down thing is MUCH hard.

    My own picks, thus far, are:

    rage: ‘Shit List’ by L7 (nosed out Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Get It Faster’ by only a smidge)

    do me: ‘One Time Too Many’ by PJ Harvey

    wallow: ‘For You Only’ by Alison Moyet

    buoy is a tussle between a Wheatus song and an Eagles song so wonderfully thick with harmony that it just *may* win…

    silly is looking like it just MIGHT be an Eazy-E joint….we shall see!

    Funny, the people that I’d have thought would pop right up on this one have NOT. *shakes the woodwork* Then again, I’ve not checked my e-mail today, either.

  14. melly 8.29.2003

    Reverend Horton Heat – One Time For Me

    Paul Simon – Father and Daughter

    When it comes to the crying shit, I cannot pick between Bob Dylan – Most of the Time and Simon and Garfunkel – Bookends

    God, there’s also Richard Marx’s, “Angelia”.

    The Cycle Sluts from Hell – I wish you were a beer.

    Motley Crue – Girls, Girls, Girls

    In closing,

    “I know when you’re alone,

    And you’re sure no one is there,

    You got desire saying pump it pump it pump it pump it

    ’till you cum everwhere yeah!”

  15. melly 8.29.2003

    Fuck woman. I was thinking about “Shitlist” too. Get. Out. Of. My. Head. Already.

  16. Do Me: ‘K.C. & The Sunshine Band – Jungle Boogy.’

    Buoyancy: ‘Weezer – Suzanne’ OR ‘The Beatles – Good Day Sunshine’

    Big Wallow: ‘Bob Marley – Is This Love?’ (Well… it was Bob. Not anymore…)

    ‘Rage: Against the Machine – Maggie’s Farm’ (a cover of the *classic* Bob Dylan song… when Zac de la Rocha does anything remotely related to Dylan it has to be genius) OR ‘Soundgarden – Pretty Noose’

    Silly Song: ‘Benny Bell – Shaving Cream’ OR ‘Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London.’

  17. Georgette 8.30.2003

    Do me: I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Diana Krall

    Inspiring: From a Distance by Bette Midler. Never thought much of this song until I heard it done by the African Childrens Choir. It took on new meaning.

    Wallow: Remember by Harry Nillson

    Rage: Go to Hell by Alice Cooper

  18. Georgette 8.30.2003

    Leave it to me to forget one :)

    Silly can only be: My Ding a Ling by Chuck Berry

  19. Chubby Momma 8.30.2003

    Better late than never…

    ‘do-me’ song?

    For funky loving: Gett Off by Prince

    For sexy lovin’ : Crash by Dave Matthews Band

    Which song buoys you up/inspires you?

    It is actually a live DMB song from a concert I was at that is Everyday/36 mixed together…

    ‘big wallow’?

    Somebody’s cryin’ by Chris Isaak


    Eminem… White America.. Lose Yourself.. Anything will do really.

    Your favorite ‘just be silly’ song?

    Can you say Barenaked Ladies? One week.

  20. Bob 8.30.2003

    “Do-me”….Shelby Lynne….Just For the Touch Of Your Hand. My wife turned me on to Shelby, then I got turned on.

    “Inspiration”….Garth Brooks…..The Change. I just love this guy, say what you will about the “aw, shucks ma’am” persona he has, he still puts out some good music(or..um, did).

    “The Big Heartfuck”…..Vince Gill….Whenever You Come Around. I’m not an exclusive country music listener, but who does sad, heartbroken, cry in your beer-type music.

    “Rage”….That’s a tough one to narrow down to one song, cuz’ I rage… alot. So much so that I am registered in 15 states as a danger to society. Medication seems to control the majority of it. Let me have two and I will keep it to a minimum, the rage that is. Limp Bizkit….Break Stuff….Metallica…Welcome Home(Sanitarium). Couple of good ones, but there are many, many more.

    “Silly”… Any Oompa Loompa song from Willy Wonka And the Chocolate Factory. I’m a sucker for sweets.

    There it is the “The List” from Bob…enjoy…. one and all.

  21. amy 9.1.2003

    I’m a little late, but whatever.

    Do-me song: The Most Wonderful Girl – Lords of Acid. There’s just something about the pulsing beat that makes me feel all sex-ay.

    Buoying/Inspiring: Your Song/Elephant Love Medley – Moulin Rouge. Hearing them makes me all swoony and happy inside.

    Big Wallow: I Want To Live – This Mortal Coil. Or The Jeweller. If you aren’t depressed before you start listening, you will be by the time the song’s over.

    Rage: Violet – Hole. Say what you will about Courtney Love, she kicked some serious ass for about five minutes. Okay, four.

    Silliness: Poison – Alice Cooper. It’s the cheesiest song ever, but in a good way. Alternate choice: Sidekick by Rancid. “I had a dream I was a vigilante sidekick/My name is Tim, I’m a lesser-known character.”

  22. Jett 9.1.2003

    I full-on LOVE ‘Sidekick’, Amy!

    And are you *that* Amy? The ‘amie’ Amy?

  23. amy 9.1.2003

    *bows* Indeed I am. A pleasure to make your acquaintance. I’m still too shy to link, but I hope we all actually meet someday.

  24. Kandy 9.2.2003

    I hope I’m not to late…

    ‘do-me’- Crash / DMB

    ‘Inpires’- The River/ Garth Brooks

    ‘Heartbreak’- Foolish Games / Jewel

    ‘Rage’- Bad Habit / Offspring or Break Stuff / Limp Bizkit

    ‘Silly’- Yellow Submarine / Beatles

  25. Kandy 9.2.2003

    I always think of things after the fact:

    ‘Heartbreak’- Brick/ Ben Folds Five

    That one always gets me.

  26. Jenn 9.2.2003

    do me: ‘Essence’ by Lucinda Williams

    inspiring: ‘Born to Fight’ by Tracy Chapman

    big wallow: ‘Days and Days’ by Concrete Blonde

    rage: ‘Outta Me, On to You’ by Ani Difranco

    silly: ‘Bohemian Raphsody’ by Queen

  27. Anonymous 9.2.2003

    OK i’m a little late, but here are my answers:

    Favorite ‘do-me’ song?

    “Say Goodbye” & “Crash Into Me” Dave Matthews (it’s a tie, can’t decide)

    Buoys you up/inspires you?

    For love, “Luckiest” by Ben Folds, and a few others, but it really depends on what kind of inspiration I’m going for. Definitely “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. Hell yeah.

    ‘Big wallow’ (heartbreak, regret, longing, all that hooey)?

    (don’t laugh) “Shameless” and “The Dance” by Garth Brooks, “If I Could” by Regina Belle, “Say Goodbye” Dave Matthews Band and “Luckiest” by Ben Folds.


    Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven or just plain silence. When I’m angry I don’t listen to music, usually.

    Just-Be-Silly song?

    Three-way tie among: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” Meatloaf, The Entire Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack, Almost Any They Might Be Giants Song, and “Mack the Knife” “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” and “Kick in the Head” by Sinatra

  28. Random Reader 9.3.2003

    do me- NIN “Fuck you like an Animal” of course..

    Inspires-Foo Fighters “Times like these”

    Wallow-Oasis “Wonderwall”

    Rage- Reel Big Fish “Fuck off”

    Silly-Weather Girls “It’s Raining Men”

    LOL…you’ve probably already made these ‘ceedee’s of yours’…but it was fun for me!

  29. Jett 9.3.2003

    Nope, no ceedees yet; I’ll let everyone know when I get (at least) the first one done.

    I’m thinking it’s gonna be titled,

    “Muffinass Music: Volume AHHHHahaha!”

    It will be the wallow one.

    Only keedengk. It will, of course, be the silly one.

  30. Kingolf 9.4.2003

    Can I add another* silly song?

    Nice Weather For Ducks by Lemon Jelly

    Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler

    *twoother. Eye Leyed.

  31. Big Daddy TX 9.5.2003

    Radar Love, Golden Earring

    Like A Rock, Bob Seager

    Don’t Be A Stranger, David Allen Coe

    Shook Me, AC/DC

    My Ding-A-Ling, Chuck Berry

    Sad but true.

  32. Jett 9.5.2003

    Jett trivia!! Jett trivia!!

    Big Daddy, when I used to deejay, ‘Twilight Zone’ by Golden Earring was the first thing I’d spin when I got the tables turned over to me.

  33. red clay 9.6.2003

    i been holdin off on this, cause i got to many.

    doin me.

    anything by etta james

    these arms of mine- otis redding

    love get’s in the way-dayna kurtz

    or mebbe “you ought to be doin me”

    meant to be in love- eleni mandell

    inspiring- just bout any version of that’s how strong my love is


    don’t tell me- buddy miller

    don’t tell me- slaid cleaves

    six years- richard buckner

    joan jett of arc- clem snide


    misfits, slayer. hell, it’s the same song.


    where’s the crack- moldy peaches

    bring the noise-unholy trio

    where eagles dare- atom and his package


    feel my way- mysteries of life

    this love- desolate james

    too good to believe- dolly varden

  34. Sean 9.10.2003

    I’m a little late for this one, but dammit, I felt like doing it anyways.

    Favorite ‘do-me’ songs:

    James – Laid

    Joan Jet – Crimson and Clover

    Black Velvet

    Hoochie Coochie man – Jeff Healy Band


    Eminem – Run Rabbit

    SR71 – Politically Correct

    Mettalica – Sad But True

    Sammy Hagar – Where Eagles Fly

    Evokes the ‘big wallow:

    Allison Krause – When you say nothing at all

    Mandy Moore – Only Hope

    Oingo Boingo – Out of Control

    Staind – epiphany

    Sister Hazel – Your winter


    Static X – Bled For Days

    Limp Bizkit – Break stuff

    Orgy – Blue Monday

    Blue Flannel – Bad Day

    Social Distortion – Born to Lose

    ‘Just be silly’ song?

    I have no clue who does it, but there’s this bluegrass cover of Snoop Dog’s Gin and Juice that I love.

    Oh, and Violent Femmes – American Music

  35. Sean 9.10.2003

    I am forever shamed… I misspelled Metallica…


RSS feed for comments on this post.

(you know you want to)