dressed up like a lady: Eye scream, you scream.

Jun 25, 2008

Eye scream, you scream.

I was tagged recently by no less than five of my friends to participate in this meme, so I guess I'd better not flake out. The instructions are to pick seven songs you're really into at the moment (variations on the meme include focusing on songs that remind you of summer) and write a little blurb about why you like each.


  1. Bicycle Race by Queen: My favorite band of all time, Queen could have recorded the phone book and I'd have been happy, but this song has been in my head lately. I like how it combines so many elements: the shouty verses, the classic Queen style operatic sounding harmonies, and the pop culture references -- an out of character move.
  2. Heartland by U2: My other favorite band of all time, U2 have a lot of songs that people baffle me by completely overlooking, and this is one of them. Even my other U2-super-fan friend isn't that into this song, and I just don't get it. It's so intimate and evocative, it makes me feel timeless and placeless, totally enveloped.
  3. I Wanna Be Your Lover by La Bionda, mixed by Annie: I make it no secret that I love Norwegian electro pop phenom Annie, but I'd really like to take a minute to mention how awesome her DJ Kicks album is -- specifically, her spacey mix of I Wanna Be Your Lover by La Bionda. Annie herself has never claimed to be an expert DJ -- her skill is purely in getting people onto the floor, not in deft mixing -- and this song totally proves how she doesn't really have to be. It makes you want to slink around and shake it even though, taken on its own, it's kind of dissonant.
  4. Tony and the Beat by The Sounds: I got to review this album for work, and of course, since the record came out in spring, I associate it with warm weather. I personally think this whole cd is sassy pop bliss, but Tony and the Beat kicks it up many notches. I LOVE how Maja Ivarsson half sings, half yells, and the hook on this song is so sharp, it will stay in my head for weeks after I hear it.
  5. Music is My Hot Hot Sex by Cansei de ser Sexy: This is another album that I associate with summer because that's when I reviewed the album. I loved this song from day one, it has an unbeatably sexy pop hook and I love the playful, Engrish style of the lyrics. Alas, this song was later licensed for an iPod commercial and henceforth I couldn't play it for anyone because everybody had already heard of it and gotten sick of it. In fact, CSS seems to have been overly drenched in indie cred and subsuquently brushed off, but it makes no difference to me. I liked them when nobody had heard them and I like them now.
  6. Heat of the Moment by Asia: It doesn't get much nerdier than this. There's a lot of nostalgia in my love for this track, because it's the kind of thing I've been hearing on the radio for basically my whole life. But of course, I'm not ashamed to admit that I earnestly think it's a great song. I love that whole world of bombastic late 70's - early 80's pop rock. It's so guileless. I completely relate to it. Also, on an insanely oblique level, it feels like summer music to me because it sounds like it belongs on the soundtrack to an early 80's camp film where people wear tube socks. Or at least in a parody, like Wet Hot American Summer. Anyway, I like to call the whole style Tube Sock Rock.
  7. Standing in the Way of Control by the Gossip: I am so glad that the Gossip are finally getting some real attention from the media, because they're just effing tremendous, and I couldn't have picked a better single than the title track off this cd for them to bust glamorously into the public consciousness. Subversive but catchy, danceable but fierce, I could listen to it on a loop. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Beth Ditto has a kick ass set of pipes -- or take no prisoners, punk-grew-up-and-put-on-some-heels style.
That'll do it for me. I'm far too embarrassed to tag people for memes but if you want to participate in it, I hereby expressly order you to name me as having tagged you! :)

35 comments :

  1. Has anyone ever mentioned to you how much you resemble Agathe from the now obsolete Norwegian blog StyleBytes? The two of you could be sisters. Your blog is one of my new favorites and I love love love that you're reppin' the pixie cut, God knows there ain't enough of us fashionable pixies out there!

    :) Danielle

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  2. i love this list, will definitely check out some of the artists i'd never heard of.

    it's awesome that you got to sample a thievery corp. album. sounds like a fun job.

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  3. That is a wicked pic.... I'm seeing a Debbie Harry vibe for some reason...

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  4. beautiful eye makeup! i've been meaning to try different colors myself, other than brown and light brown.

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  5. Loving the song list - I've also been tagged recently, I guess I really should get on with posting the results.

    Beautiful picture also. Cx

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  6. Good picks, all (that I recognize)
    I love Rattle & Hum! It's so loose sexy, in comparison to Achtung Baby which is kind of itchy sexy. I'm with you on the overlooked U2 greats. The time I saw Bulletproof perform (or maybe it was called something else then) you covered Lightning Storm which I'd never heard before but now love. Even bf Greg, whose favorite band is U2 didn't know the song.

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  7. Your eye make-up looks professionally done! I agree with Danielle, you do remind me of a mix of Agathe and Agyness Deyn, and are just as creative and inspiring as they have been for fashionistas around the world ;)

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  8. Your eye make-up looks professionally done! I agree with Danielle, you do remind me of a mix of Agathe and Agyness Deyn, and are just as creative and inspiring as they have been for fashionistas around the world ;)

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  9. your eyeshadow is amazing, nice

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  10. Asia, I love it! And Queen is one of my all time favorites also. great colors on the eyes -it's really helpful with the eye makeup to have a little guidance.

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  11. you have great skin!! and that makeup pops on you . very cool!

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  12. love your playlist! and that make-up looks gorgeous!

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  13. Fancy! I've tried to put on fancy eyeshadow myself, it usually doesn't work.

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  14. i, too, love css and gossip (and aren't they amazing live??) but it's so annoying that the media attention has almost taken away their credibility by associating them with some flash in the pan indie fad? i hate it when that happens :(

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  15. I used to do my eyes in the exact same shades back in 1985. It looks much better on you.

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  16. Your makeup is beautiful! The eyes definitely have it! I love those colors on you. I agree with Susie Bubble, you are reminding me of serious "would I lie to you" Debbie Harry...
    Thanks for doing the tag. Very interesting.

    ROCK IT, GIRL!

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  17. woww. i love your eyes! you did a fantastic job.

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  18. I only tried Urban Decay Primer Potion which is amazing! Nothing works better that that!!! I am obsessed wit MAC pigments though :/

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  19. I love your blog! I just found it, and I plan to return! Thanks for putting together that little playlist. Wonderful!

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  20. cool song choices,you have great taste lady!xx

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  21. all very new to me. but very interesting finds

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  22. Great music choices. I like Bicycle Race and the CSS songs.

    Wonderful makeup! I've never been able to figure it out.

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  23. In this moment I regret that I cannot make-up. ;) you look so pretty..

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  24. In this moment I regret that I cannot make up. ;) you look so pretty..

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  25. CSS, yeaaaah!
    loved my brazilians girls!
    kisses

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  26. that is some hot eye shadow girl!

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  27. Danielle is so right. You also felt so – now I know why. Is it rebirth?

    You look too fantastic.

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  28. Oh i love the eye makeup, it certainly does look professionally done!

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  29. hi from Paris Camilla

    I am right now covering the Paris fashion week that began last week and still for few days,
    I try to forget nobody interested in fashion and style like you because I know that it could help you to find some inspiration for your coming styles.
    Dior, Hermès, Agnès B... I hope you'll like my photo coverage.

    have a great evening and keep on being stylish

    Kamel
    WWW.STYLEANDTHECITY.COM

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  30. Those colors look really great on you -- and that book Eye Candy is great!

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  31. Hey! I gave you that necklace!!!

    :D

    Your blog pwnz the fucking earth.

    That sounds like a song lyric...

    YOUR BLOG PWNZ THE EARTH...
    IN A LITTLE STRIPED MINI-SKIRT!
    YOU'RE GONNA MAKE THAT MOTHA HURT...
    IN YOUR LITTLE STRIPED MINI SKIRT!

    (cough)

    Woah. I don't know what happened there.

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  32. SH-SH-SH-SH-SHOCK YO' FACE!
    THAT MOTHER MINI SKIRT'S ALL OVER THE PLACE!
    SH-SH-SH-SH-SHOCK YO' FACE!
    PWNIN' BITCHES DOWN ALL OVER THE PLACE!

    SHOCKA!!!!!

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