Mona Lisa in yoga class. It’s just a funny visual.

I stayed up till 11:00 last night to watch Mad Men, so you know I have no personality today. I will be brief and to the point. It'll be like a man wrote this.

1) How is everyone doing on The Fountainhead? I am almost done. I have enjoyed it. That's all I'm saying until our official discussion on it. Because I'm mysterious. I'm Mona Lisa. I have a severe middle part all of a sudden.

2) I really hate it when people say "all the sudden."

3) And "taken back." It's taken aback.

4) This is why people don't like to leave me comments, isn't it?

5) You guys are always good at this, so please help, and go ahead and make grammatical errors. I really do not get that bent out of shape. (Am picturing self twisted about, like I'm in some Lilas Yoga and You class, with my cloak and severe Mona Lisa middle part.)

It irks Marvin to the nth degree that I have 68 songs on my iPod. Marvin has every kind of iPod and has 3,200 songs. On our computer, he has over 10,000 songs.  You can see why my 68 bug him.

And let's just be polite and say we do not share taste in music. He says that every song he ever plays I claim is frenetic or depressing. I do hear myself say that a lot. "What's that frenetic SONG you're playing?"

Anyway. Can you please suggest songs for my iPod, preferably from this decade, although old songs will be fine, too. I will listen to whatever you tell me to listen to.

I was going to tell you no country songs, but then remember how I ended  up liking that one girl, the hot American Idol girl, the one who grabs the microphone over and over when she sings? Oh WHAT IS HER NAME? All I can think of is Kelly Clarkson and that's not it. The HOT one.

Crap.

I like how 5) has become not remotely brief. Or to the point.

6) Faithful Reader Karen sent me photos from yet another Halloween party at that same house. I was the night sky. I look 12.

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That's also a picture of my body back there in the yellow thong.

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Robert Smith is jamming out to my mock turtleneck.

Remember decorating with milk crates? I wonder when we stopped? When was the fateful day we tossed them because we had an Ikea shelf or some similar "I'm on my way to growing up" decorating moment?

7) Okay, going now. Mad Men is so worth my tired eyes. Which I'm sure I'll still say seven hours into my day of proofreading about electrophoresis.

8) Kellie PICKLER! Oh, thank heavens.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

75 thoughts on “Mona Lisa in yoga class. It’s just a funny visual.”

  1. Seriously? I’m first today? Oh magic moment! I am writing to confess I have not started The Fountainhead yet and also to tell you that one of the irritating things people say around here is “liberry”. I have to go to the liberry to borrow a copy of the Fountainhead. Oh me…

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  2. Carrie Underwood.
    I am to the Indecent Proposal part of the Fountainhead. Liking it so far. Not sure if I am smart enough for this book.

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  3. Amy,
    You are RIGHT! It IS Carrie Underwood Deviled Ham, not Kellie Pickler. Dang.
    Also, I read that part this wknd and had the same thought. Indecent Proposal. Also also also had the thought I wasn’t smart enough for this book, so ironically I read reviews of it–and I say ironically because I think that’s the whole point of this book, having other people think for you–and someone said this book should just be called, “Don’t put columns on my building!” Bah!
    Okay, good job, self, with the being mysterious thing.

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  4. Stop! No more comments about Fountainhead! I haven’t even started it yet. Yes, I’m that girl. You know, the one in highschool who everyone THINKS is so smart but is actually the one who has knots in her stomach because she NEVER has her homework done.
    And Carrie Underwood is hot! As a woman, am I allowed to say that? Or should I be saying she’s super cute?

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  5. I’m going to give you all sorts of non-mainstream (as in, not often played on the radio) music suggestions so that you can wow Marvin with your musical knowledge.
    – Tegan & Sarah (twin lesbians – doesn’t *that* pique your interest?)
    – Hawksley Workman (he’s a bit weird, but soooo good!)
    – Ben Lee (write lovely songs and used to date Claire Danes)
    – Maximo Park (some songs might be considered frenetic, but still quite good)
    If you like any of these, I can suggest way more. Do you like how I used ‘way’ there? I guess it’s 1992 Monday.
    p.s. I followed you on Twitter.

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  6. I do NOT follow you on Twitter. I have to have some boundaries with all this technology that is trying to take over my life.
    I have NOT started The Fountainhead. I am traveling to MI for a wedding this weekend and will try to get a copy so I can have something to read when I feign a headache to get out of hanging out with my hubby and all of his high school and college friends all day, every day all weekend.
    That is NOT you in the yellow bikini, it is me. I have sued company after company and they continue to use my likeness without my permission.
    Songs:
    ~Anything by Dave Matthews.
    ~Grayson Hugh~ from the 80’s but really good.
    ~How about some Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons?
    ~Black Eye Peas… I especially like Boom, Boom Pow.
    ~I also like Flo Rida, Right Round.
    ~OK… Now I’m needed to read Baby Penguin to my baby. I’ll try to think of more current songs.

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  7. Going today to get the Fountainhead, although, I may have already read it. I have been a voracious reader since I was in 6th grade (which was only like 10 years ago, right?). The Fountainhead is one of my mom’s favorites. So if it was in the house, I’ve probably read it. But I want to join the discussion, so I plan to read it again.
    Grammatical pet peeves? “Supposebly”. Also, my husband, and apparently many other Buckeyes, have a habit of adding prepositions to the end of sentences, i.e. “Where did you get that at?” (excuse me while I pull my hair out)
    iPod issues? Our dueling iPods have caused serious (and very sad) sing-along wars on beaches around the world as we each try to outdo the other.
    Here are a couple of artists that I have recently discovered. (p.s. I only have about 150 songs on my iPod. Well, 500 if you count the 350 Christmas songs)
    Josh Radin
    Amos Lee
    and for some easy, bluesy type music – Keb ‘Mo
    Oooh! I need help with a Halloween costume! Last year I was a bed bug. This year I was thinking of “Bloody Mary” but a cocktail party is no fun with only one cocktail.

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  8. Try Ingrid Michaelson, the Weepies, and Coldplay. This is the girl who introduced you to Chi, so you know I won’t steer you wrong.
    Time to pick up my copy of the Fountainhead….

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  9. I haven’t started The Fountainhead because it hasn’t arrived yet from half.com despite the fact that I ordered it promptly!!! See what happens when one is cheap? Amazon would’ve had it here before I logged off the computer. But now I’m getting nervous — it’s a smartyfarty book?
    Carrie Underwood IS cutely hot. I want to carry her around in my pocket so I can take her out and look at her during the day.
    Also, I am the last known living American that does not own an iPod. True story.

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  10. My music taste is white bread….but I like white bread so maybe you will too:
    Josh Groban
    Mama Mia soundtrack
    Queen-Greatest Hits
    Phil Collins-Greatest Hits
    Chicago
    Billy Joel
    Rascal Flats – especially love ‘Backwards’
    Donny Osmond
    Barry Manilow….
    Ok I will stop now before I embarrass myself.

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  11. I do not have an Ipod, but I do have my copy of The Fountainhead. So far, I have understood all of it, although she does tend to get a bit wordy and I sort of skim through that part. Of course, then I fret that I have missed something that will be discussed later, so I go back and read it all. Oh, the pressure!

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  12. now see I would have remembered her name not by the end of the post but at 4 A.M. in the morning. Then I would not have been able to go back to sleep because I would have wanted to tell everyone I know that I remembered her name. They would not even remember that I was trying to remember and would become terribly annoyed with me, especially since I would have awakened them at 4 in the morning.

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  13. I second Mary Vogel, my tastes are white bread as well and I tend to migrate toward younger,HOT boys:
    Jonas Brothers
    Honor Society
    Michael Buble
    Harry Connick Jr.
    I am proud to say that I am 44 and I have been to 6 Jonas Brothers concerts and they are fantastic musicians. And they’re so cute.

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  14. 68 songs is just not right! Once they’re on your Ipod, you just skip through 2/3’s of them, anyway, wondering why you downloaded them in the first place. Great suggestions so far. I totally agree with Joy. If I may add:
    Kings of Leon
    The Arcade Fire’s-“Keep the Car Running” (Great housecleaning song)
    Aretha Franklin’s-“I Say A Little Prayer” (Because everyone should have this song on their Ipod.)
    Anything by Patty Griffin
    Van Morrison’s-“Tupelo Honey” (Beautiful song)
    Roseanne Cash-Johnny’s daughter, amazing.
    Pete Yorn
    The Ting-Tings-“That’s Not My Name” especially.
    A song called “Hoppipolla”by a group called Sigur Ros. You won’t understand the words, but the song is simply beautiful. Trust me.
    And finally, anything by U2.
    I better stop because I’m getting kind of pushy with my song suggestions.

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  15. Here are some of my favorites. They’re mostly indie-ish.
    Bon Iver
    Kings of Leon
    Fleet Foxes
    Joshua Radin (to second Dawn in Austin)
    The Weepies (Joy IS steering you right)
    Alexi Murdoch
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Copeland
    Baumer (local SC band, they were amazingly good and fun, great dancing music)
    Here are some girls:
    Regina Spektor
    Feist
    Missy Higgins
    Adele
    Rilo Kiley

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  16. you’ll have to trust me on this suggestion.
    this band’s claim to fame is strictly by covering other bands songs.
    me first and the gimme gimmes have albums in the genre of 60’s tunes, 70’s, country, broadway, etc.
    the catch is, they are classified as a “punk” band. i’m 46 and i have them on my ipod. please, just give it a try. (sorry i took up so much space).

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  17. Oh yeah.
    The Weepies. Plus any of Deb Talan’s solo stuff.
    Sara Bareilles
    Patty Griffin
    Allison Krauss
    Kings of Leon
    Mika (channeling Freddy Mercury)
    Mary J Blige

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  18. to skip:
    Coldplay (worst U2 cover band ever)
    Jonas Brothers (how can they be good musicians if they don’t play?)
    Black Eyed Pea (recent album)
    Mama Mia soundtrack
    Feist (mind numbing)
    don’t be middle of the road! that stuff will melt your brain and render you, well, let’s just say “less than smart”
    instead:
    The O’s (happy tunes)
    THe BAcksliders (rock-n-roll)
    the Dead Weather (Jack White is from MI, and is hot)
    Some Stones, some Beatles
    Wings
    Roxy Music
    Earth, Wind, and Fire
    the Clash
    Prince
    I do agree with Harry Connick Jr., Adele, Kings Of Leon, some U2, and Queen.
    I’ll just send you my whole iTunes list.

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  19. Loving your natural hair color in the previous party post – super cute. Squeee!
    I read The Fountainhead thirty-odd years ago and hated it back then. Thinking about the re-read sort of ruins my aliveness a little. Seriously, the sun is a little less bright. Maybe I can just watch the movie?
    One of many pet peeves? Heigth instead of height. Gah!
    My iPod has:
    Elbow (Grounds for Divorce)
    Matisyahu (One Day)
    Pussycat Dolls (Bottle Pop)
    Muse (Butterflies and Hurricanes)
    Ottmar Liebert (Barcelona Nights)
    Flogging Molly (Laura)
    Fountains of Wayne (Stacy’s Mom)
    Diana Krall (Cry Me A River)
    Tom Waits (Downtown Train)
    Jarvis Cocker (Further Complications)
    Bobby Short (I Get A Kick Out of You)
    …and now my brain just exploded.

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  20. Jai-Ho from Slumdog Millionaire. If you don’t feel like dancing when that’s playing, there’s something wrong with your milkshake in the yard. Or something like that.
    Anything by U2.
    Black Eyed Peas – new album and Elephunk.
    Anything Ray Charles.
    Anything Johnny Cash. He was incredible, and I’m not even a country fan.
    Beatles. White Album, especially.
    Justin Timberlake.
    Timberland.
    Kanye West. Love me some Kanye.
    Eminem, if you like rap.
    Mary J. Blige. She’s da bomb.
    Ok…I must go now. I have a million songs on my ipod from every genre, so I’m sorta all over the place with my musical taste!
    Good luck, Junie!!

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  21. Feist is nice, so is Regina Spektor. There are some songs, for example Alpha Beta Gaga, that I have not heard the band play much of (the band in question is Air), Of Montreal is a little more rocky, if you want broadway, listen to RENT, it’s really good, or Hairspray’s good, too, really, so is Mamma Mia. In terms of soundtrack, the Coraline sountrack is awesome (I’m not going to bother listing High School Musical). And of course, listen to Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky!

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  22. Listen to Paolo Nutini’s “Pencil Full of Lead” and “Simple Things” (or anything else from his new album “Sunnyside Up”).
    Listen first, and picture in your head (or wherever you usually picture things) what age he is and how he probably looks, and then google some images of him as a fun exercise.
    Opposite of depressing and frenetic.

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  23. Snow Patrol has quite a few good songs beyond what gets played on the radio (though I like the ones that get played on the radio too).
    Holly Figueroa O’Reilly. Kind of a folksy, bluesy, retro combo platter. I don’t like all of her stuff, because some of it ventures a little too far into country/folksy for my taste, but she has a number of songs that are very good. I especially like her cover of Everybody Knows. Definitely give that one a listen, if you can find it.
    I really like the song Sometime Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event, but so far have not liked any of their other stuff.
    Big Hard Sun. I liked the original way back when and I like the Eddie Vedder version.
    As for older stuff, The Call has some good songs, I’ve been thinking I need to put some Squeeze on my Zune (yes, that’s what I said, I have a Zune), and maybe some Police. I already have some REM, but I still need to get Monster on there.
    Melissa Etheridge and Indigo Girls, but the older stuff. I’m not crazy about the last couple of releases from either of them.
    Amy Ray has some decent solo stuff too. A little edgier (or in some cases a whole bunch edgier) than the Indigo Girls. I like much of her Stag disc, but I find her Prom cd to be more hit and miss. Put It Out For Good is the best of that bunch.

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  24. Currently on my 5-disk cd changer (I don’t own an Ipod):
    Cheryl Wheeler (indie folk singer)
    Lucy Kaplansky (indie folk)
    Beatles Love
    James Taylor’s Greatest Hits
    Children’s Favorite Songs (Vol. 4)
    I’m thinking you don’t want me to suggest songs – I don’t recognize any of the previous commenters’ suggestions, so I am obviously NOT cool.
    I haven’t started Fountainhead – will see if the library has a copy and give it a chance. And just the other day I was wondering when you were going to have another personal pet peeve post on grammatical fo-paws because I had several I wanted to complain about, but by now they are back in the ether. I’m sure I will remember them as soon as I click the post key.

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  25. Rob Thomas or Matchbox 20, John Mayer, Jason Mraz. Nickelback. Pink. Those would be my suggestions, although I do not own an MP3 player and I never have and I probably never will. The radio suits me just fine, thank you.
    My husband and Marvin would get along so well. He has a ZUNE, you see. It’s not an iPod, as he will explain to anyone who will listen, which in this house is nobody. Zunes are by Microsoft, you see, and iPods are from Apple, and Zunes are just SO MUCH BETTER than iPods and blah de blah de I do not care.
    He also has 879873498723 songs on the computer, and at least that many on his ZUNE. And he’s always downloading more or re-synching it, whatever the hell that means, and have I mentioned that I DO NOT CARE? He drives me nuts with always having to have the music and the one thing in his ear. What is wrong with a little space of time in your day with NO MUSIC in it, I ask you? And it’s not even good music, he’ll be listening to something like Metallica, like he’s still 17. God.

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  26. I’m barely into The Fountainhead yet (I plan to do much reading this weekend, as I fly to Atlanta, and also this weekend as my husband and his whole family play golf for 2 full days. I do not play golf, nor do I desire to get up at 6 am with them so I can drive the golf cart, so I used a combination of “I don’t want to” and “I have to read The Fountainhead” as my excuse to stay home). But the parts I have read remind me very much of I Am Charlotte Simmons. I think it’s the style more than anything, as the stories are not remotely the same. I really loved Charlotte Simmons, so I have high hopes for this one as well.

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  27. I need to get a bigger iPod because all my cds don’t fit anymore and I hate it.
    Pink – I’m particularly enjoying the Funhouse album right now
    Corrinne Bailey Rae
    Soundtracks from Last Kiss and Garden State
    John Legend
    and the rest of what everyone else suggested 🙂

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  28. Don’t you mean Carrie Underwood? She’s the hot one and is much much better than the Pickler airhead who ALWAYS talks too much. If they still used giant shepherd’s crooks, they’d have pulled her off more than once with those.
    Put Pokerface by Lady Gaga on you iPod. My 2-year-old neice likes it. I think my husband wonders what kind of weird mood I was in when I added it to my blog’s music thingy. Would it bug Marvin to the other nth degree if he knew there were people–gasp–without ipods at all? Because we have none and aren’t in huge hurries to get them. We still use CD’s. Pull us out of the dark ages, quick–we’re not even that old yet.

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  29. No iPod here either. My purse weighs 6,000 lbs. with my wallet, my calendar (because I still use a real paper monthly calendar to keep myself organized and not over-booked), my Mah Jongg cards and money, my bottle of Claritin, Altoid smalls, 2 lipsticks and 5 gazillion pens. Also there is a camera and every Target receipt I have ever gotten. So with the heavy purse and a cell phone and car keys I am full up and have no free hands, pockets or anything to carry anything else.
    My car is loaded down with cds all over the place. They are in every pocket, hidey-hole, and all over the floor. My music is very eclectic so I will just toss out a few names that haven’t been mentioned yet:
    Nickelback (yes, they were mentioned, but not nearly enough)
    Melissa Etheridge
    Ziggy Marley
    Jimmy Buffett
    AC/DC (there’s no better roadtripping music!)
    Neil Diamond
    Los Lonely Boys
    Staind
    Tish Hinojosa
    Patsy Cline
    Carole King
    Eros Ramozotti
    Lorena McKennitt
    Frank Zappa

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  30. Let me just say that while organizing photo albums of the last million years (seems like a better use of my time rather than, say, activley job hunt before I have to erect a yurt and smoke my food over a pit) – anyway….I found a pic of me from Halloween ’97 where I was the night sky! Ha! I will try to scan it – aren’t you just frothing to see it?

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  31. @ Mary Love Barry Manilow. And I’m under 40.
    @ Amanda… Love me the Jonas Brothers. And I’m over 35. Best. Concert. EVER! And Nick? When he’s 18, we’re getting married.
    OK… everyone carry on.

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  32. It has come to my attention, June, that several of your readers are middle aged attractive gay men despite the fact that they are female. I know this because my friend, Stevie, lent me his pod when mine crapped out at the gym and I was tortured for nearly thirty minutes on the stairmaster with his Donna Summer, Barry Manilow, Jonas Brothers, Lady GaGa machine of music love.
    He said my music list was nothing but an homage to lesbian rock. So, I am keeping suggestions to myself, thank you very much.

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  33. It has come to my attention, June, that several of your readers are middle aged attractive gay men despite the fact that they are female. I know this because my friend, Stevie, lent me his pod when mine crapped out at the gym and I was tortured for nearly thirty minutes on the stairmaster with his Donna Summer, Barry Manilow, Jonas Brothers, Lady GaGa machine of music love.
    He said my music list was nothing but an homage to lesbian rock. So, I am keeping suggestions to myself, thank you very much.

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  34. It has come to my attention, June, that several of your readers are middle aged attractive gay men despite the fact that they are female. I know this because my friend, Stevie, lent me his pod when mine crapped out at the gym and I was tortured for nearly thirty minutes on the stairmaster with his Donna Summer, Barry Manilow, Jonas Brothers, Lady GaGa machine of music love.
    He said my music list was nothing but an homage to lesbian rock. So, I am keeping suggestions to myself, thank you very much.

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  35. I have to listen to my boss say “between you and I” twenty times a day (not Bosslady, Other Boss). Shabaz Muffalet and I just roll our eyes.
    I’d suggest music, but I don’t want others to judge me. Don’t judge me, Judgy McJudgersons!

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  36. My two favorite songs right now are “Lucky” by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat and “Fallin’ for You” by Colbie Caillat. I am loving Colbie Caillat these days. Can you tell?
    When I’m working out I like to listen to Kanye West, Mary J Blige, and the Pussycat Dolls.

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  37. Jason Mraz, but try not to become obsessed with him because we are running away together. Don’t tell my husband or children. Or Jason.

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  38. The Guess Who
    Jimmy Buffett
    Old Genesis-pre 1980
    Jan…I am getting very jealous over here…I thought I was your affair. Now it is a Jonas? Puh-lease…

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  39. You know, you’re actually less cranky when you’re sleep deprived.
    I was listening to Crosby Stills and Nash this morning….what have you got against classic rock?
    You do look 12 in the picture but I’m really impressed at the originality of your costumes! SERIOUSLY GREAT!!

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  40. i suggest downloading pandora to your desktop. you can put in a song or artist you like and it will play you songs on a similar thread. that way you’ll know. i put in frank sinatra. some songs i love, some i hate but then it gives me an option to give a thumbs down/up on the song.

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  41. Oh My Dog!!! Was Mamz ever right about Paolo Nutini…I’m in love! And don’t bother telling me if he’s gay…that would be funny for reasons I can’t go into right now…heeeee

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  42. Apparently there’s some Coldplay haters out there (seems like it’s love or hate with them – but Dooce likes ’em!). I love the last album – not so much the others, but the last Coldplay album (Viva la Vida) is great.
    Seconding the other comments:
    Sarah Bareilles
    Carrie Underwood
    Currently very much obsessed with:
    Phoenix (French alternative pop band, but their songs are in English, so no worries about the whole, listening to songs in French)
    Eric Hutchinson (fun, upbeat)
    Oh, and the “Almost Famous” soundtrack.
    And Citizen Cope.
    I could go on and on.

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  43. For your iPod:
    The classics: everything by U2. Ever. And some Clash. Oh, and everything by Johnny Cash. Ever.
    Old School: everything by the Beastie Boys. Ever. Throw in some Red Hot Chili Peppers and REM too.
    To bring you into the modern age and make you cool yet still funky and eclectic: Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West, Johnny Lang, Jamie Cullum.
    Also, go thru your play list. If you have anything by Celine Dion or Whitney Houston, DELETE IT NOW.

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  44. If you like acoustic stuff (which is pretty much all I listen to), try:
    Lifehouse
    Dar Williams
    Anna Nalick
    Very un-frenetic, and mostly un-depressing. (Do you hate people who, rather than taking the trouble to look for antonyms, add “un-” to words?)

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  45. Stevie Ray Vaughn – Life By the Drop
    Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
    Oasis – Wonderwall, and Champagne Supernova
    The Sundays – Wild Horses (the Mazzy Star version is also good)
    The Cranberries — that song they do with Bono, Stars Go Blue, or something like that
    10000 Maniacs — much of the Our Time in Eden disc is good

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  46. Boy, that June sure does like her black costumes! (I really like that night sky idea – I may borrow it come October)
    Any song by Dr. John
    Morning Dance by Spyro Gyra – a good cheering up song

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  47. *Flutter my eyelashes* Oh Hulky, honey, you are my affair. Nick Jonas is just my silly little school girl crush. YOU’RE the only one for me… *sigh*lower lip tremble*eye lash flutter*
    You know I’ll be in MI this upcoming weekend.
    *Blush*sigh*melt.

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  48. Oh and June? I heartily second Rob Thomas/Matchbox 20 and also Maroon 5.
    Currently I have been listening a lot of Laurie Berkner band. Google her.

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  49. With your hubby and an ipod FULL of Jonas…
    *Harumph* *Arms folded* *One eyebrow up*
    Junie says if you guess her FB friend correctly, she will “out” me…you have four days…
    Junie-Pooh-
    Rural Electrification Act-my cousin’s old band
    Enigma
    Squeeze
    The Cranberries

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  50. Lots of good music suggestions already listed.
    I just discovered Kings of Leon. Now I’m nearly obsessed. Spent two weeks with their ‘Your sex is on fire’ song in my head. Give it a listen.
    A few other musicians? KT Tunstile, Dave Matthews, Robert Plant & Allison Krauss, John Mellencamp.
    I have started reading the Fountainhead. I guess reading for the 15 minutes left of my lunch hour after I walk laps around the campus isn’t going to get it. I got a bit worried I was behind schedule, and looked up the Cliff Notes. Now I’m more confused. I am looking forward to the Indecent Proposal part, though.
    @apronstrings – it’s liberry in my neck of the woods too, and I work in the liberry. The other one I hear EVERY day? The Innanet.

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  51. Pink Martini.
    I think the name might be right up your alley. They combine a big sound of strings, jazzy beats and foreign lyrics.
    I listened to them the first time because I was intrigued by the name, now I love them.

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  52. Nobody has suggested No Doubt yet. I love their music, I went to a concert a few months ago and it was fantastic. Also I have a girl crush on Gwen. But that is besides the point.

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  53. If you like Carole King, try Corinne Bailey Rae or Norah Jones. I like Diana Krall, too, if I’m feeling jazzy/melancholy.
    A little more contemporary is Pink, whom I adore, though I’m clearly out of her target demographic.

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  54. Did I miss a challenge? To “out” the FB friend? Oh, I’m on it. Four days??? I’ll log in as soon as I get home from work.
    And? My I-pod isn’t “full” of Jonas, only two songs. My two favorites.

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  55. I’m afraid that all I can suggest for music is country music. I love it. I grew up on it and never want to let it go.
    Brad Paisley
    Little Big Town
    Nickel Creek
    Those are all my favorites, right there.

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  56. I have officially adjusted my playlist to include nothing but Paolo Nutini. Okay, honestly? I made him join my girls rock club. But WOW do I ever love him.
    Well, there is one other guy on there but it’s Tom Leher. Who doesn’t love them some “Poisoning Pidgeons in the Park”?

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  57. I have officially adjusted my playlist to include nothing but Paolo Nutini. Okay, honestly? I made him join my girls rock club. But WOW do I ever love him.
    Well, there is one other guy on there but it’s Tom Leher. Who doesn’t love them some “Poisoning Pidgeons in the Park”?

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  58. I have officially adjusted my playlist to include nothing but Paolo Nutini. Okay, honestly? I made him join my girls rock club. But WOW do I ever love him.
    Well, there is one other guy on there but it’s Tom Leher. Who doesn’t love them some “Poisoning Pidgeons in the Park”?

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  59. All of these songs by The Tragically Hip, but not necessarily in this order:
    Butts Wigglin’
    New Orleans is Sinking
    Scared
    Ahead by a Century
    Lionized
    Oh, oh and I almost forgot — Jackie Greene — How could I forget Jackie!!
    Hollywood
    Tell Me Mama, Tell Me Right
    I Don’t Live in a Dream

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  60. Okey doke… I periodically love to share songs I especially love with my journal so this is kinda up my alley. I’m going to give you a very strange mix of music but maybe there’ll be something pretty awesome that you’ll discover you like.
    Plain White Ts – Hey There Delilah
    The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
    Harvey Danger- Flagpole sitta
    Blink-182 – Adam’s Song
    Gigi D’Agostino – I’ll Fly with You
    Gigi D’Agostino – The Riddle
    (Actually nything from his album called L’amour Toujours is good. He’s pretty hot too. *wink*)
    Gigi D’Agostino – La Passion
    Gigi d’Agostino – Silence
    Gigi D’Agostino – Please Don’t Cry
    DJ Sammy with vocalist Yanou – Heaven
    DJ Sammy – California Dreaming
    DJ Sammy – Time After Time
    (And the original Cyndi Lauper version of course!)
    DJ Sammy – The Boys Of Summer
    (LOL, see a theme with this DJ? But he does these songs really well.)
    Bon Jovi – It’s My Life
    Kate Ryan – Desenchantee
    Nickelback – How You Remind me
    Nickelback – If Everyone Cared
    Nickelback – Too Bad
    DJ Encore feat. vocalist Engelina – High On Life
    DJ Encore feat. Engelina – I See Right Through You
    DJ Encore feat. Engelina – Open Your Eyes (aka In The Rain)
    DJ Encore feat. Engelina – Walking in the sky
    (I think all of these are from one particular ablum but I can’t remember the name of it right now.)
    George Harrison – My sweet lord
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
    Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
    Um, lol, I like anything by Linkin Park too, this is a good one: Linkin Park – What I’ve Done
    I also like Dire Straits and stuff by this little known band called The Rolling Stones. 😉
    Well, that’s certainly enough for now.

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  61. I am going to avoid looking at other comments and give you my own suggestions. I have topped Marvin. We have 48K on our itunes. Yes, pathetic.
    Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard (mellow and perfect)
    On My Way by Billy Boy on Poison (Ramones-esque…gotta love the double humbucker)
    Love Drunk by Boys Like Girls (pop perfection)
    9 Crimes by Damien Rice (mournful and my favorite artist)
    How It Ends by Devotchka (a depressing one but is like a soundtrack to a sad but inspirational movie)
    Blue by Eiffel 65 (one for the treadmill)
    Lighthouse by The Hush Sound (um..haunting?)
    Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade (emo and one I cannot stop singing)
    Love Me Dead by Ludo (was in a House commercial and converted me to these guys. So fun. Try Go-Getter Greg and Lake Pontchartrain, too)
    Island in the Sun by Weezer (classic Weezer)
    Monsters by Matchbook Romance (makes you want to clap along)
    21 Guns by Green Day (instantly a favorite)
    Some Jokes by Demitri Martin (a comedy track but made me have to pull over while listening to it on a long car trip. You’ll never write a simple thank you note again).
    Can’t Stop by Red Hot Chili Peppers (another good workout tune)

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  62. As a copy editor with a certain amount of influence (you get to define “certain”), could you make people stop saying “intend on” instead of “intend to”? Please?
    Oh — and fix the whole “begs the question” debacle?
    Thank you very much!

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  63. CARRIE UNDERWOOD. She’s the hot one. Kellie Pickler (bless her darlin heart) is the airhead.
    Check out The Lovell Sisters. These young women write their own songs and music. They were trained in classical music as young children, but like the folk/blue grassie sound. They have definitely developed their own unique music.

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  64. Praise the Lord, oh my soul! Thank HEAVENS you were talking about Carrie Underwood and not the Pickle. I had lost complete and total respect in the 6.7 seconds in between me reading the blog and the corrected comment that put our relationship back into good standing. Whew.

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  65. Started The Fountainhead last week but I’m making slow progress cos I’m in the middle of buying a house. Turns out that’s a time-consuming thing to do. So far, I like it (the book) but as I am all of 30 pages in that may change.
    Recent/current music for the iPod? I recommend Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, the Kooks and the Fratellis. But mostly I listen to older stuff.

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