Tune In Tuesday: July 24, 2012

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads. And this? This is the best category EVER. My teen years.

Note: not everything I listened to as a teen was current.  I listened to a lot of 80s new wave and stuff you’d hear on First Wave on Sirius, plus a lot of 80s stuff. I’m not as old as you might believe based on some of these selections. Ahem.

Today is a bit of a hodgepodge. Some alt stuff and some hip-hop.

Crank by Catherine Wheel. Baby Jesus, the crush I had on this man…and he still looks good, tbh.

Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms. I really had so much love for this band and for this song in particular:

Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode. This one was kinda sorta before my time but people were still dancing badly to it by the time I was in high school (and probably still are, actually):

Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root. These guys were kind of my intro to “world music” – as broad a term as that is. And they’re from Pittsburgh so…bonus points:

No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley. I think I’m one of the few people on earth who was actually into Bob Marley before college, when it became almost compulsory to listen to him (or at least, it was in the late-90s…the dorm I lived in even had an obnoxious mural of the Legend album cover painted on the wall. get a grip.). My dad liked reggae so I was exposed to it pretty early which, looking back, is way cooler than I gave him credit for at the time. My favorite of his is actually Redemption Song but this one is more well-known and less depressing. Seems like a lot of talented people die young:

Around the Way Girl by LL Cool J. I still love this man. He is my forever boyfriend:

California Love by Tupac. Such a waste that he died so young (lyrics are probably NSFW):

Please link yours in the comments below and I’ll stalk your face!

ETA: so that it can never be said I can’t make fun of myself, some pics of me as a teen. Note the big-but-not-quite hair. Fortunately I narrowly missed the giant hair phase in high school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I was a cheerleader. I’m not proud (I’m in the middle):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduation. White did nothing for my figure or complexion.

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Tune In Tuesday: July 17, 2012

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads. And this? This is the best category EVER. My teen years. And today is very special because I’m doing a ladypeople edition of Teen Years Tune In Tuesday! Sorry gents, it’s all ladies all the time today.

Vague disclaimer: not everything I listened to as a teen was current.  I listened to a lot of 80s new wave and stuff you’d hear on First Wave on Sirius, plus a lot of 80s stuff. I’m not as old as you might believe based on some of these selections. Ahem.

Violet by Hole. Sweet mother of satan, this woman is a hot mess. She might actually be a bigger trainwreck now than she was back then, and that’s truly a dubious accomplishment. I like her music, though:

 

Fade Into You by Mazzy Star. The ultimate school slow dance song by one of the best in the truly depressing shoegaze genre. For a lesser known and just as good Mazzy Star song try Halah:

 

Push It by Garbage. Shirley Manson is so badass. I still want to be her when I grow up:

32 Flavors by Ani DiFranco. A staple of the late 90s college experience.

 

St. Theresa by Joan Osborne. One of Us ended up being her big song but this is her best song. IMO, anyway.

 

Call Me by Blondie. I really believe that every woman who embarks on a music career has a secret desire to be Deborah Harry:

 

Please link yours up in the comments below so I can creep on you the way God intended.

Tune In Tuesday: July 10, 2012

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads. And this? This is the best category EVER. My teen years.

Vague disclaimer: not everything I listened to as a teen was current.  I listened to a lot of 80s new wave and stuff you’d hear on First Wave on Sirius, plus a lot of 80s stuff. I’m not as old as you might believe based on some of these selections. Ahem.

 

Pure Morning by Placebo. I started listening to them toward the end of my teenage years and I might have been 20 or so when this one came out, but it’s my fave of theirs (aside from their cover of Running Up That Hill, but I was def in my 20s when that one came out):

Thirty-Three by Smashing Pumpkins. Easily one of my favorite songs of all time from one of my favorite albums of all time by one of my favorite bands of all time:

The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen. Or as it has alternately become known, that song from Donnie Darko. Or as it has alternately alternately become known, that song from the funny Audi commercial with vampires:

Been Caught Stealing by Jane’s Addiction. I like True Nature better, actually, but it wasn’t around when I was a teenager:

Good Intentions by Toad the Wet Sprocket. It was hard to pick only one of their songs:

Please link yours in the comments below!

Tune In Tuesday: July 3, 2012

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads. And this? This is the best category EVER. My teen years.

I’ll say up front that not everything I listened to as a teen was current. Even as a teen I was the musical equivalent of Hipster Kitty. I listened to a lot of 80s new wave and the like. So just a disclaimer…I’m not as old as you might believe based on some of these selections. Ahem.

 

How Soon Is Now by The Smiths. One of my favorite bands everrrr:

Friday I’m In Love by The Cure.  There is nothing not awesome about The Cure.

Creep by Radiohead. Not my favorite song of theirs (that would be Paranoid Android) or from my favorite album (OK Computer) but awesome nonetheless.

Never Tear Us Apart by INXS. Still one of my favorite songs ever.

Heartbreak Beat by Psychedelic Furs. I can’t hear this song without thinking about John Hughes movies.

Valerie Loves Me by Material Issue. Love.

Please link yours in the comments below!

Tune In Tuesday: June 26, 2012

Tune In Tuesday is a music-ish meme hosted by Ginger at G Reads. Sharing is caring, especially when it comes to music.

It’s a mellow music day here at Attack the Stacks!

Nick Cave (who you wouldn’t normally think of as mellow, but this one is an exception:

Sigur Ros (who are amazeballs):

Ray Lamontagne:

Please link yours in the comments below!