Friday Five :: Songs versus Artists versus Bands that begin with “C”

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Songs versus Artists versus Bands that begin with “C” 

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Now we turn to the letter C for some “Friday Five” love. Oh C, how many things do I love that start with you? Okay, well I have to start with coffee because it is the one habit I am not willing to ever give up. I’d be remiss to not mention chocolate, too, though make mine dark chocolate, please. Music wise, I have a for life love of Counting Crows and Cocteau Twins, as well as Concrete Blonde and Cowboy Junkies. Movie wise, I love Chungking Express, Cabin in the Woods and Chasing Amy, and on the smaller screen I’m always up for some (Richard) Castle and those firefighters at Chicago Fire. Oh, and Chicago, though there are some bittersweet feelings about the city, I do love it. Cannery Row, both the place and the book have my heart, too. Oh, and Captain America. I could never forget you, Steve Rogers. I could go on, bet you could, too…

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As with the letter “A” and “B” a few weeks ago, narrowing down my favorite “C” songs to just five isn’t an easy task, so like with “A” and “B”, I will put a spin on the list and add artists and bands that begin with “C“, too. Hey, I can change the rules when I feel like it – change is a “C” word after all!

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Here are my top five “letter C” songs for this week’s Friday Five.  What are your five songs?

1. Come Pick Me Up :: Ryan Adams

“I wish you would come pick me up,
take me out,
fuck me up,
steal my records,
screw all my friends.”

2. Crystal Village :: Pete Yorn

“You were there,
and it was good in the beginning.”

3. Chelsea Hotel #2 :: Leonard Cohen

“And clenching your fist for the ones like us,
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
you fixed yourself,
you said, ‘well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music.'”

4. Crucify :: Tori Amos

“You’re just an empty cage girl,
if you kill the bird.”

5. Catch :: The Cure

“And she used to fall down a lot,
that girl was always falling,
again and again.
And, I used to sometimes try to catch her,
but I never even caught her name.”

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Here are my top five “letter C” artists (with “C” songs) for this week’s Friday Five.  What are your five “C” artists?

1. Sam Cooke

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A Change is Gonna Come :: Sam Cooke

“Its been a long,
a long time coming,
but I know a change gon’ come.”

2. Leonard Cohen

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Closing Time :: Leonard Cohen

“Yeah the women tear their blouses off,
and the men they dance on the polka-dots ,
and it’s partner found,
it’s partner lost,
and it’s hell to pay when the fiddler stops:
it’s closing time.”

3. Johnny Cash

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Come Along and Ride this Train :: Johnny Cash

“I heard a story that I’d like to share with you,
and I know a valley that I’d like to take you through,
I will show you things that I am sure you’d like to see
come along and go with me.”

4. Nick Cave

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Carry Me :: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

“I heard the many voices,
speaking to me from the depths below,
this ancient wound,
this catacomb,
beneath the whited snow:
come to me, come to me, come to me.”

5. Joe Cocker

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“Come together,
right now,
over me.”

Here are my top five “letter C” bands (with “C” songs) for this week’s Friday Five.  What are your five “C” bands?

1. The Cure

Charlotte Sometimes :: The Cure

“People seemed so close,
playing expressionless games,
people seemed so close,
so many other names.”

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2. Cocteau Twins

“Still being cried and laughed at from light to blue,
and should I be hugged and tugged down through this tiger’s masque,
and should I be sung and unbroken by not saying,
you mind not saying.”

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3. Concrete Blonde

Carry Me Away :: Concrete Blonde

“And any promise we make,
is as easy to break,
as the plastic people on your wedding cake.”

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4. Counting Crows

Carriage :: Counting Crows

Surprise surprise,
I miss your hair,
you miss my eyes,
and all this solitude is my confidence eroding.”

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5. Cowboy Junkies

A Common Disaster :: Cowboy Junkies

“A candle burning for everything I’ve ever wanted.
A tattoo burned for everything I’ve ever wanted and lost.
I had a long list of names that I kept in my back pocket,
but I’ve cut it down to one and your name’s at the top.”

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Friday Five :: Songs versus Artists versus Bands that begin with “A”

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There are so many things I love that start with A. Ava Gardner, Almost Famous, Apples (and Apple Martinis), Alice in Wonderland, Adventureland, Arctic Monkeys, The Avengers, Ryan Adams, audio books, albums, art and artists. I could go on, and on.

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How to narrow down my favorite “A” songs to just five isn’t an easy task, so I thought I’d put a spin on the list and add artists and bands that begin with “A“, too. Hey, it’s Friday, I was up for a challenge.

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Here are my top five “letter A” songs for this week’s Friday Five.  What are your five songs?
1. All These Things That I’ve Done :: The Killers

“I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier.”

2. America :: Simon & Garfunkel

“So I looked at the scenery,
she read her magazine;
and the moon rose over an open field.
‘Kathy, I’m lost’, I said,
Though I know she was sleeping.
‘I’m empty and aching and
I don’t know why.'”

3. All Apologies (live) :: Nirvana

“I wish I was like you,
easily amused.”

4. Angeles :: Elliott Smith

“I could make you satisfied in everything you do,
all your ‘secret wishes’ could right now be coming true,
and be forever with my poison arms around you.”

5. Achin’ to Be :: The Replacements

“And she’s kind of like a poet,
who finds it hard to speak
poems come so slowly,
like the colors down a sheet.

She opens her mouth to speak and what comes out’s a mystery,
thought about,
not understood.
She’s achin’ to be.”

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Here are my top five “letter A” artists (with “A” songs) for this week’s Friday Five.  What are your five “A” artists?

1. Ryan Adams

Answering Bell :: Ryan Adams

Let your tears fall and touch my skin,
then your thunderclouds could rage and wail;
I will collect them all for you in butterfly jars.”

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2. Tori Amos

Amber Waves :: Tori Amos

“So I went by cause I had the time,
and told the Northern Lights to keep shining.
They told me to tell you they’re waving.”

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3. Fiona Apple

Across the Universe :: Fiona Apple

“Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cu,p
they slither wildly as they slip away across the universe.”

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All the Old Heroes (live) :: Joseph Arthur

 “All the old heroes are like children to me now,
as I come to burn your shame away,
without knowing exactly how.”

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5. Adam Ant

Apollo 9 (live) :: Adam Ant

“Hey hey what do you say?
Had me a woman she ran away.”

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Here are my top five “letter A” bands (with “A” songs) for this week’s Friday Five.  What are your five “A” bands?

1. Air

Alone in Kyoto :: Air

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2. Arcade Fire

Afterlife :: Arcade Fire

“Can we work it out?
If we scream and shout,
’till we work it out,
can we just work it out?

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3. The Avett Brothers

Another is Waiting :: The Avett Brothers

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4. Against Me!

Ache with Me :: Against Me!

“Your voice echoes in the back of my mind.
I see your face when I close my eyes.”

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5. Arctic Monkeys

Arabella :: Arctic Monkeys

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Friday Five :: Songs about home

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Songs about home

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Home is something that I’ve spent my life searching for, but rarely found. Not that I haven’t lived in many places, the home I grew up in, my Grandparents’ home, my first apartment, subsequent apartments to follow, a house in Salt Lake City, a house in Michigan, a shared tiny space in Chicago, to the house I live in now, and a few in-between, but most have not felt like home to me. My restless, gypsy spirit lights fires in my insides that urges me to keep moving, to keep searching, to keep changing, and most days I follow it. The only problem is, the constant search keeps me in an state of limbo that I can never feel settled within. If I am always in that self-created “purgatory”, ever waiting for a goal to be accomplished, or a destination reached, only to create a new one, then how can I ever find the feeling of home I seek?

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My first apartment (though they’ve changed the colors since I lived there in the early 90’s).

Lately I’ve been adjusting my focus on now instead of later. I’ve been trying to let myself breathe and be, and feel a sense of permanency (even though I balk at that notion, and often kick and scream at it, too) in my life. I’m trying to make small changes to make my house more of a home, adding things that give it life and a sense of me within it, instead of it feeling like a temporary stop on the road to some place else. They are small changes, and they take time, and some days I’d rather just run, then put roots down to stay. But, I’m trying, and that’s all anyone can do.

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My house now.

There are still places in my imagination that I’d like to try to make home someday, if even for a short period of time. Different states and countries that I’d like to give a go at. But, perhaps the goal should shift to future travels, trips that have a start and an end, and that souvenirs from these stops along the way can be brought back with me to become part of my “home”.

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When I was a kid I imagined living in a house like this one.

How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” ~ William Faulkner

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
~ Maya Angelou

If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”  ~ L. Frank Baum

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And when the day arrives I’ll become the sky and I’ll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.” ~ Trent Reznor

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” ~ Jane Austen

Home is where one starts from.”  ~ T.S. Eliot

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Music, though, and people, they have always been more home to me than a place. In the vein of the former, though, I thought I’d make this week’s Friday Five about home, and my Top 5 favorite “home” songs. There were so many more songs that came to mind that I love then expected, so expect a playlist to follow.

Here are my top five “home” songs for this week’s Friday Five.  What are some of your favorite “home” songs?

1. Take Me Home :: Concrete Blonde

“Things get better everyday you stay alive,
then I’m amazed every day that the sun decides to rise.
Every minute,
every hour,
is another chance to change;
life is beautiful & terrible & strange.”

2. Come Back Home :: Pete Yorn

“Say my name,
before you disappear.”

3. Bring it On Home to Me :: Sam Cooke

“If you ever change your mind,
about leaving,
leaving me behind,
oh-oh, bring it to me,
bring your sweet loving,
bring it on home to me.”

4. This House is Not For Sale :: Ryan Adams

“Do you remember when we even bought this thing?
I danced you across the wooden floor and you signed the lease.”

5. Welcome Home Son :: Radical Face

“Peel the scars from off my back,
I don’t need them anymore.
You can throw them out or keep them in your mason jars,
I’ve come home.”

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Friday Five :: Songs about the road

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Songs about the road

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The road has always been full of allure and mystery and dreams to me. Born with a gypsy soul, one I like to say I inherited from my Grandfather, I have always been fascinated with trips in cars as a child, and as an adult, road trips with friends and family. I love driving. The hideous Los Angeles traffic has yet to lessen that love; I’m not sure anything could. There is nothing quite like driving with the windows down and the music playing loud. Besides standing by the ocean, there is nothing that makes me feel more free and myself than being behind the wheel.

Sometimes the road calls to me, that itch that nothing else will quell, to get in the car and just go, without a particular destination in mind, or map to follow. I love the long stretches of highway, the off-ramp diner stops, the roadside attractions, the stories just waiting to be told out on the road. I would have made a great drifter, I think, backpack and journals to fill and a book to read, stopping for long stretches in tiny towns and big cities, long enough to get my bearings, make a little money, get a feel for life in each place, and then move on.

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But the wayward life is hard to live when you have responsibilities and family. I live for the moments when I can take off for a day trip, or sometimes a longer cross-country adventure. It’s been too long since there’s been a reason to take one, or any opportunity, and I know that I need to find the time, because I know what being on the road gifts to me, the inspiration it feeds, the muse it represents to me, my writing, and my peace of mind.

Sometimes you just have to get in the car and go.

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The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.” ~ Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

This is a roadside attraction,’ said Wednesday. ‘One of the finest. Which means it is a place of power.” ~ Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” ~ Bob Marley

I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you’re following your passion.” ~ Darren Aronofsky

What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.” ~ Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

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Here are my top five “road” songs for this week’s Friday Five. I think this one needs a playlist, too – tune in tomorrow to listen. What are some of your favorite “road” songs?

1. Roads :: Portishead

Storm,
in the morning light,
I feel,
no more
.”

2. 200 More Miles (live) :: Ryan Adams & Cowboy Junkies

I’ve got 200 more miles of rain asphalt in line,
before I sleep.
But there’ll be no warm sheets or welcoming arms,
to fall into tonight
.”

3. The Long and Winding Road :: The Beatles

“The long and winding road that leads to your door,
will never disappear,
I’ve seen that road before,
it always leads me here;
leads me to your door.”

4. Blue Highway :: Billy Idol

Oh, you know we’re gonna ride on a blue highway.”

5. Ride :: Lana Del Rey

I hear the birds on the summer breeze,
I drive fast,
I am alone in midnight.
Been tryin’ hard not to get into trouble,
But I,
I’ve got a war in my mind
So, I just ride
.”

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Friday Five :: Songs about Ghosts

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Songs about Ghosts

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For the month of October I am taking a break from songs about cities (the theme will be back in November – I have a lot more cities to play music for), and concentrating on the theme of the month here at lyriquediscorde, and that is of “Spooky October“. This Friday’s first “Spooky October” theme is ghosts, specifically songs about ghosts. I am never quite sure if I believe in ghosts completely, at least not in the horror story sort of way, but I have felt the presence of people who have left this world before, people who were dear to me. Maybe that’s memory, or perhaps it is some kind of “haunting“. I don’t know. I do like the notion of souls never being completely gone, so for me I suppose that is enough to believe in, or at least consider.

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In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves.”
~ Laurie Halse Anderson

I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was – I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.
~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road

The people you love become ghosts inside of you, and like this you keep them alive.”
~ Rob Montgomery

We’re all ghosts. We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.”
~ Liam Callanan

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Following are my Top 5 songs about Ghosts. Do you have any?

1. The Ghost in You :: The Psychedelic Furs

Inside you the time moves,
and she don’t fade
The ghost in you, she don’t fade awa
y.”

2. Ghosts :: Laura Marling

These are just ghosts that broke my heart before I met you.”

3. The Ghost Who Walks :: Karen Elson

The ghost who walks,
she’s on the prowl,
for the man she loved,
he laid her down,
and in the tall grass he kissed her cheek,
and with a knife in his hand he plunged it deep.”

4. Ghost Riders in the Sky (live) :: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson

As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name,
‘if you wanna save your soul from hell a-ridin’ on our range,
then cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride.”

5. Your Ghost :: Kristin Hersh, featuring Michael Stipe

If I walk down this hallway tonight,
it’s too quiet,
so, I pat through the dark,
and call you on the phone.
Push your old numbers,
and let your house ring,
til’ I wake your ghost
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Friday Five :: Songs about Chicago

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For the month of September I will be picking a city to do a Top 5 Songs of Post for the weekly Friday Five theme. The third installment is a city that is full of mixed feelings and bittersweet memories for me, a city that I tried and failed to live in twice, a city where I fell out of love and in love, made some significant mistakes, had incredible times with friends, and grew incredibly attached to the trains and one little dive bar with the best jukebox I’ve ever encountered. I will get back there someday, not to live, but to visit, and create some new memories, too. A part of my heart will always reside in the city somewhere, blowing around in the wind, riding the Red Line, working late night shifts in a now defunct record store, dancing in a New Wave themed club, and taking turns picking songs on that damn fine jukebox with great friends.

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… Chicago divided your heart. Leaving you loving the joint for keeps. Yet knowing it never can love you.” ~ Nelson Algren

Sometimes words are just music themselves. Like ‘Chicago’ is a very musical sounding name.” ~ Tom Waits

There seems to be a different Chicago around every street corner, behind every bar, and within every apartment, two-flat, cottage, or bungalow. City of immigrants or city of heartless plutocrats, say what you will, Chicago almost defies interpretation. In many ways Chicago is like a snake that sheds its skin every thirty years or so and puts on a new coat to conform to a new reality.” ~ Dominic A. Pacyga

Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

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Following are my Top 5 songs about the Chicago. Do you have any?

1. Chicago (acoustic) :: Sufjan Stevens

“I made a lot of mistakes.”

2. Dear Chicago :: Ryan Adams

“Sorry about the every kiss, 
every kiss you wasted bad.
I think the thing you said was true,
I’m going to die alone and sad.”

3. Via Chicago :: Wilco

“I painted my name on the back of a leaf,
and I watched it float away.
The hope I had in a notebook full of white, dry pages,
was all I tried to save.
But the wind blew me back via Chicago,
in the middle of the night,
and all without fight,
at the crush of veils and starlight.”

4. Hands Open :: Snow Patrol

Put Sufjan Stevens on,
and we’ll play your favorite song.
Chicago bursts to life,
and your sweet smile remembers
.”

5. This City :: Patrick Stump featuring Lupe Fiasco

“You can take my picture,
you can take my name,
but you’re never gonna take my city away.”

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I remember you well at the Chelsea Hotel :: A New York Playlist

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Fuel :: Ani DiFranco
New York, New York :: Ryan Adams
Twistin’ the Night Away :: Sam Cooke
You Don’t Mess Around With Jim ;: Jim Croce
6th Avenue Heartache :: The Wallflowers
Arthur’s Theme :: Christopher Cross
Lua :: Bright Eyes
Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters :: Elton John
The Only Living Boy in New York :: Simon & Garfunkel
New York :: Stephen Fretwell
Tom’s Diner :: Suzanne Vega & DNA
Walk on the Wild Side :: Lou Reed
New York State of Mind :: Billy Joel
All the Way to New York City :: Rosie Thomas
Stayin’ Alive :: Bee Gees
No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn :: Beastie Boys
You Said Something :: PJ Harvey
Downtown :: Petula Clark
Fairytale of New York :: The Pogues, featuring Kirsty MacColl
Chelsea Hotel #2 :: Leonard Cohen
In the Flesh :: Blondie
New York Morning :: Elbow
Marching Bands of Manhattan :: Death Cab For Cutie
Hot in the City :: Billy Joel
It’s Tricky :: Run DMC
The Jean Genie :: David Bowie
Sullivan Street :: Counting Crows
I and Love and You :: The Avett Brothers
Wake Up in New York :: Evan Dando & Craig Armstrong
I Can’t See New York :: Tori Amos

Friday Five :: Songs about Los Angeles

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Songs About Los Angeles

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For the month of September I will be picking a city to do a Top 5 Songs of Post for the weekly Friday Five theme. To start off with, of course, my hometown, place of my birth, and place I always find myself back in no matter how many times I try to leave, Los Angeles. The city of angels, of broken dreams, of Hollywoodland, of tinsel and stars on the sidewalk, and maps to the stars handed out by the homeless, and of mountains and oceans and palm trees, and yes, really nice weather (except for maybe the earthquakes). I have spent my life falling in and out of love with this city, she holds my memories, and I try not to hold her in too much disdain, after all, I am always the prodigal daughter returning, again and again and again.

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I could hear everything, together with the hum of my hotel neon. I never felt sadder in my life. LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; New York gets godawful cold in the winter but there’s a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets. LA is a jungle.” ~ Jack Kerouac

If Los Angeles is a woman reclining billboard model and the San Fernando Valley is her teenybopper sister, then New York is their cousin. Her hair is dyed autumn red or aubergine or Egyptian henna, depending on her mood. Her skin is pale as frost and she wears beautiful Jil Sander suits and Prada pumps on which she walks faster than a speeding taxi (when it is caught in rush hour, that is). Her lips are some unlikely shade of copper or violet, courtesy of her local MAC drag queen makeup consultant. She is always carrying bags of clothes, bouquets of roses, take-out Chinese containers, or bagels. Museum tags fill her pockets and purses, along with perfume samples and invitations to art gallery openings. When she is walking to work, to ward off bums or psychos, her face resembles the Statue of Liberty, but at home in her candlelit, dove-colored apartment, the stony look fades away and she smiles like the sterling roses she has brought for herself to make up for the fact that she is single and her feet are sore.” ~ Francesca Lia Block

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Following are my Top 5 songs about the Los Angeles. Do you have any?

1. Let Me Back In :: Rilo Kiley

But when the palm trees bow their heads,
no matter how wrong I’ve been,
L.A.,
you always let me back in
.”

2. La Cienega Just Smiled (live) :: Ryan Adams

“And I hold you close in the back of my mind,
feels so good but damn it makes me hurt.
And I’m too scared to know to how I feel about you now.
La Cienega just smiles…”see ya around”.”

3. L.A. Song (live) :: Beth Hart

She hangs around the boulevard,
she’s a local girl,
with local scars.”

4. A Long December :: Counting Crows

“And it’s one more day up in the canyon,
and it’s one more night in Hollywood.
It’s been so long since I’ve seen the ocean,
I guess I should.

5. Angeles (live) :: Elliott Smith

I could make you satisfied in everything you do,
all your secret wishes could right now be coming true,
and be forever with my poison arms around you.
No one’s gonna fool around with us.
No one’s gonna fool around with us.
So glad to meet you,
Angeles.”

Friday Five :: Songs about Photography

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I tend to be the one behind the camera. Picture taking something I always have loved, but never quite mastered. That’s okay, I don’t feel the need to be an expert, I just enjoy the memory collecting that photography provides. Photographs themselves are inspiration to me, art inspiring art, in my case, pictures inspiring words and writing. I love combining the visual with the aural with the written word, pairing pictures with music with writing, which is the combination I strive to create here at lyriquediscorde. So, for this week I thought to not only combine it, but create a theme of the Top Five songs about photography.

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The following are five of my favorites – what are some of yours? Please share in the comments.

5. Click, Click, Click, Click :: Bishop Allen
from the album, The Broken String

“Are you tired of where you’ve gone,
and you think you might belong,
in a moment when you step out of the rain,
And you’ve ended up in someone else’s frame?”

4. Kodachrome :: Paul Simon
from the album, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon

“If you took all the girls I knew when I was single,
and brought them all together for one night,
I know they’d never match my sweet imagination,
everything looks worse in black and white.”

3. Paparazzi :: Lady Gaga
from the album, The Fame

“I’m your biggest fan,
I’ll follow you until you love me,
Papa-Paparazzi.”

2. Pictures of You :: The Cure
from the album, Disintegration

I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you,
that I almost believe that they’re real
.”

1. Girls On Film :: Duran Duran
from the album, Self-Titled

“See them walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight.
Heads turning as the lights flashing out it’s so bright.
Then walk right out to the fourline track,
there’s a camera rolling on her back,
on her back,
and I sense the rhythm humming in a frenzy all the way down her spine.”

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You can leave your hat on :: Top Five Friday :: Friday Music Theme

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Top Five Friday
Songs about Hats, Shoes and Glasses

Hats

1. You Can Leave Your Hat On :: Joe Cocker

You give me a reason to live.”

2. Raspberry Beret :: Prince

And if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more.”

3. Time For Heroes :: The Libertines

There are fewer more distressing sights than that of an Englishman in a baseball cap.
And we’ll die in the class we were born,
well that’s a class of our own my love
a class of our own,
my love.”

4. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) :: Marvin Gaye

Don’t you know that I’m the type of man who is always on the roam,
wherever I lay my hat that’s my home.”

5. Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat :: Beck

Well, if you wanna see the sun rise,
honey, I know where.
We’ll go out and see it sometime,
we’ll both just sit there and stare;
me with my belt wrapped around my head,
and you just sittin’ there in your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat.”

Shoes

1. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ :: Nancy Sinatra

Ah, I’ve just found me a brand new box of matches, 
yeah,
and what he knows you ain’t had time to learn.”

2. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes :: Elvis Costello

Oh, I used to be disgusted,
and now I try to be amused.”

3. Let’s Dance :: David Bowie

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.”

4. The Red Shoes :: Kate Bush

And this curve, is your smile.
And this cross, is your heart.
And this line, is your path.”

5. Dancing Shoes :: Arctic Monkeys

The lights are flashing,
down in here tonight,
and some might exchange a glance,
but keep pretending to dance.”

Glasses

1. The Boys of Summer :: Don Henley

Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer from Krystian Feledyn on Vimeo.

I can see you,
your brown skin shinin’ in the sun,
you got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby.
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong,
after the boys of summer have gone.”

2. Rose Colored Glasses :: Blue Rodeo

She takes my hand and leads me to nowhere town.
No matter where I stand it’s always neutral ground.
And in the cool of the evening blue,
I feel so tired and alone.
Where does she get off telling me,
that love could save us all?”

3. Loom :: Ani DiFranco

You’ve always got those dark sunglasses,
covering up your face.
But, if you promise to take them off,
I promise I won’t squander your gaze.
I will be picturesque.
I will be nice.
I won’t do anything you can’t tell your wife.”

4. Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) :: John Fred & His Playboy Band 

Keep a-wearing your bracelets, and your new rah rah,
a-cross your heart, yeah, with your living bra.
A-chimney sweep sparrow with guys,
your Judy in Disguise,
with glasses.”

5. Glasses :: Jonathan Coulton

So much to say I forget to start.
There goes the day fading as it passes.
Forget the gray let it fall apart.
It’s okay,
I like you in glasses.”