Saturday, February 7, 2009

B-Music

The amount of moving-related work I've had to do lately has given me an opportunity to get through the rest of the A's on my ipod, finishing the letter off with two rather amusingly named songs: Avery M. Powers Memorial Beltway from Fear of Pop (Ben Folds' first side project) and Pearl Jam's Aye Davanita.

B started out with KoRn's B.B.K., which is an okay song, but after that the list picked up with B.J. Don't Cry by Moxy Fruvous and B.O. Juice by Hawaiian-based Christian punk-rockers Pspazz. Serious spirituality in that song (if I may borrow an overused joke from the 90's)... NOT. And on to B.O.B. and B.Y.O.B. (Outkast and System of a Down Respectively). Oddly enough, KoRn started the list off with A.D.I.D.A.S. Wouldn't it be interesting if they got around to starting EVERY letter (although to do that they'd have to put out some more song titles with initials... and also make some good music so I'd start buying their albums again).

I'm in the midst of a stretch of "Bad" songs that started with Bad (Michael Jackson), Bad Blood (Ministry...that was an interesting transition, let me tell you). Then came Squirrel Nut Zippers with Bad Businessman, Bad Company's Bad Company, and Fuel's Bad Day.

Next up were some sets of doubles: live and album versions of Seatbelts Bad Dog No Biscuits (from Cowboy Bebop), two different songs called Bad Habit, by Dresden Dolls and The Offspring, Bad Horse and its reprise from Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog and then demo and album version of Ben Folds Five's Bad Idea.

Then some classic "Bad" songs with The Kingston Trio's Bad Man's Blunder and CCR's Bad Moon Risin', and right now I'm on The Bad Touch a la Bloodhound Gang, and lastly Jim Croce's Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (bumped to the end of the alphabetic listing due to a comma... thanks iTunes). After detouring to Badge by Cream, Bruce Springsteen will finish off the list with Badlands.

Only to get us into four songs called "The Ballad of..." something. (Billy the Kid, Danny Bailey, John and Yoko, and Johnny Butt... not sure how I missed out on Chasey Lane... I should look into that).

More updates later. This post has gotten boring.

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