Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Surely There's a "Big/Black" Joke I'm Missing Here

So I just got through the Big's and am on my way to the Black's. So far:

  • Stone Temple Pilots - Big Bang Baby (always fun)
  • Nirvana - Big Cheese (obscure)
  • Nine Inch Nails - The Big Come Down (made for a fun transition into...)
  • Jonathan Coulton - Big Dick Farts a Polka (best title yet)
  • Our Lady Peace - Big Dumb Rocket (big dumb song, really)
  • Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty
  • Sting - Big Lie Small World (which is in tens... or fives, depending on how you count it)
  • Nirvana - Big Long Now (obscure, possibly about a penis)
  • Nine Inch Nails - Big Man with a Gun (less obscure, definitely about a penis)
  • Foo Fighters - Big Me (The Fresh Fighters! Also, breaking up the STP, Nirvana, NIN loop)
  • Natalie Imbruglia - Big Mistake (surprisingly good for vapid Auzzie-pop)
  • Harry McClintock - Big Rock Candy Mountain (from O Brother, Where Art Thou!)
  • Billy Joel - Big Shot (used to be)
  • Bjork - Big Time Sensuality (Bjork? You must be bjoking!)
  • Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi (not-great interp of a classic Joni Mitchell song that I, clearly, don't have)
  • and finally Weird Al Yankovic's The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota.
Then a four songs that start with "Bitch", three of which are from Ben Folds. Issues much? And then a few Bittersweet's from Fuel, Moxy Fruvous, and REM. Next up: Black from Pearl Jam, Three Dog Night's Black and White and Black Beach from the Paranoia Agent soundtrack, which... talk about obscure... even more so than Black Boys from Hair, Kid Rock's Black Chick, White Guy, Zepp's Black Dog, and the ubiquitous 90's staple Black Hole Sun.

AFter that, KT Tunstall with Black Horse & The Cherry Tree, Jacko's Black or White, Radiohead's Black Star and then Thom Yorke's Black Swan, Beck's Black Tambourine will then finish off a suite of awesome that will inevitably be let down by Lenny Kravitz's Black Velveteen (I assume, I haven't actually heard it yet) but brought right back with The Doobie Brothers' Black Water and The Beatles Blackbird (followed by a Blackbird/Yesterday medley from the Love soundtrack). Then Porcupine Tree's Blackest Eyes, Blackhole from Beck and Muse will finish off the set with Blackout.

After that's an assortment with a few bleed's, blind's, and blood's, but no more sizeable stretches until Blue, which won't likely be for a while.

Ah, fun.

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