Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Audience Participation

I just heard Phoenix's audio joy-splosion, "Lisztomania" (which always makes me think of my boy, probably because I was hearing a lot around the time he was born) and it makes me think I need to make some lists.

So, in no particular order, my top 5 Red Sox of all time:

-David "Big" Papi Ortiz
(Does this image not totally make your heart glad? Baseball season's so close, guys.)

-Billy Mueller
-Jim Rice
-Manny Ramirez (yes, still)
-Johnny Pesky (for sentimental reasons)

Current Top 5 musicals, with the current favorite songs from each:

-Hair - Hmm, I'm going to go with "Walking in Space."
-Hedwig and the Angry Inch - "The Origin of Love"
-Jesus Christ Superstar (technically a rock opera) - "Heaven On Their Minds" (this is the single best thing in which Andrew Lloyd Webber has ever taken part. Don't argue with me. He totally should have quit while he was ahead.)
-Guys and Dolls - "The Oldest Established"
-Spring Awakening - "My Junk"

Top 5 movie sequels:

-The Empire Strikes Back (superior to the original in my blasphemous opinion)
-Breakin' 2: Electric Bugaloo (ditto)
-The Godfather II (Hyman Roth!)
-The Naked Gun 2 1/2
-Jaws IV: The Revenge (except not really)

Top 5 cover versions of songs:

-Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" as performed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" a/p/b Scissor Sisters
-"California Uber Alles" originally by the Dead Kennedys, kicked up by Disposable Heroes of Hiphopracy
-"Woodstock" - the CSNY version
-"Walk Away Renee" by the Four Tops. The Left Banke version is dumb, forget it happened.

Top shows you should be watching right now:

-Community (have I mentioned this enough?)
-Bob's Burgers
-Raising Hope
-Skins (get the original series on DVD, I'm not bothering with MTV version on principle)

Top 5 feelings of life:

-nursing the baby at night, when he trails his hand over my mouth and I pretend to eat his fingers and he gives me a huge, sleepy smile
-stepping off the plane when arriving someplace warm, preferably Caribbean
-waking up and realizing it's the first morning of your vacation
-the "night before" feeling, be it Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving Eve, Friday... you know what I'm saying
-being at a dancing-type place and hearing the first notes of your song. Like this:

I hear it and I'm all, "THAT'S MAH SONG!" How can you not get up and dance, you know?

Agree with me! Or tell me I'm wrong, tell me I'm stupid, hey, send me your own lists. I'm a list junkie and that goes for other people's as well.


  1. Oh man, you got me for a second with that Jaws one! But just for a second. And the "Empire Strikes Back" thing? Thats not blasphemy, its truth.

    Although, do have to admit to one itsy bitsy thing we don't see eye to eye on (besides musicals, which, just, aren't my thing...) Please don't get me wrong, I enjoy "Community", a LOT, but "30 Rock" is not only the best show on Thursday night, but also the comedy to which all other current comedies should be judged.

    Oh one last thing, you know whats an awesome cover? Stevie Wonder's version of "We Can Work It Out".

  2. I was not aware that that cover existed - must check it out now! I totally agree that 30 Rock is the bomb - so quotable I don't know where to start. But I guess I just figure everyone's already watching it so I'm championing Community. I thought you'd appreciate the Jaws fake-out! XO D

  3. I love the Top 5 Feelings of Life. And Breakin' 2? HAHAHAHA! Awesome!