pointedview (pointedview) wrote,

Meme: Seven Songs

jasondemotte tagged me with the following meme, and I'll oblige. Thank you very much for asking me. *smiles*

Instructions: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

Your timing is interesting because I just updated my wish list with more CDs than it has seen in some time: my inner show tune diva seems to be queening her way out, as the list includes Chess, Cats, and Les Miserables (London). I've heard all of 'em many times before, but don't own 'em. And I've been all warbly lately. Been singing everything from "Stars" to "All I Can Do is Write About It" to "If I had 1,000,000 Dollars" to "Close (to the Edit)" on the way home from work.

Songs I'm really enjoying now? Hmm. I'm listening to a smattering of all sorts of things, so it's hard to single out any one in particular. It changes from moment to moment. It's like I want to listen to several things at once, which is odd for me, but I've had caffeine and a not-insignificant amount of sugar today, so I'm a tetch poingy. :)

Enough stalling: here's my list for this five minutes:

"Georgie" performed by Doc Watson Source: Songcatcher II
"Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down a Mountain)" by INXS Source: Listen Like Thieves
"A Sort of Homecoming" - U2 Source: The Unforgettable Fire
"Questions in a World of Blue" performed by Julee Cruise Source: the Fire Walk With Me soundtrack
"Having an Average Weekend" by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
The Morrowind soundtrack
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler (I heard it on the radio the other day, and I've had it in my head since then despite my boss' best efforts to banish it by singing about Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo.)

And all of a sudden, this meme was a very worthwhile thing to do. I feel a bit gobsmacked. I mean, I've always gotten the whole "bird in a gilded cage" imagery of Twin Peaks -- tons of bird imagery in that series. However, in scanning the FWWM soundtrack, I just realized that Lynch is making a pun that I feel stupid for never noticing before. One of the songs is titled "Birds in Hell" and it just clicked for me that "bird" is British slang for an attractive woman, typically one that the speaker is thinking carnal thoughts about. Which makes total sense given Waldo's placement, and the shadow of the bird flying in the Black Lodge, and ... *smacks forehead* I told D., and while he wasn't particularly impressed, he hadn't thought of it either, so at least I beat him to it. Twin Peaks Symbolism: The Gift that Keeps On Giving.

*looks at all of the above* My goodness, I'm nearly Stream of Consciousness Girl tonight.

Oh, before I hit the "Post Entry" button, I'm supposed to tag people to do this meme. Um, it's the holidays. Y'all are likely busy, unless you're still in the calm before the storm. In which case, if you'd like to respond to this meme, I'd enjoy reading your seven songs. But you don't hafta.

Tags: fandoms, memes/quizzes/webtoys, music, symbolism, television, twin peaks
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