Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Answers to Joe's random quiz #2. I'm not surprised no one got it, but "Concrete and Clay" is a personal favorite, probably the catchiest British invasion tune in my mind. The Pulp track is a nice little song on a consistently excellent album, but in that context doesn't especially stand out. I'm not surprised at the higher conversion rate this time, as I suspected this bunch had fewer obscure tracks. I'm probably good for one more version before exhausting the unique artists on my playlist.

1. "Learn to ball a jack, learn to lay a track, learn to pick and shovel too."--Johnny Cash, The Legend of John Henry
2. "We got a lotta little teenage, blue-eyed groupies who'll do anything we say, we got a gen-you-ine Indian guru that's teachin' us a better way."--Dr. Hook, The Cover of Rolling Stone
3. "Maybe she would like some food, asked my to untie her, a chase would be nice for a few."--Nirvana, Polly
4. "I can't choose it's too much to lose, my love's too strong; Wow! maybe if she would come back to me I can't be wrong."--Los Straitjackets (originally Los Bravos), Black Is Black
5. "Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slits, you need a guardian."--Weezer, Buddy Holly
6. "They showed me where it was for the moment I didn’t know I was in for such an event. So I came to her room and opened the door--Oh, snap! guess what I saw? "--Biz Markie, Just A Friend
7. "His big hands were calloused, he looked like a mountain, for a minute I thought I was dead."--Kenny Rogers, Lucille
8. "I raised her head and then she smiled and said, 'Hold me darlin' for a little while.'"--J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers, Last Kiss
9. "Other people like us, we gotta work, and there’s even some evil mothers, they’ll tell you that life is just made out of dirt"--Lou Reed, Sweet Jane
10. "Boys lie too much, girls act too tough, enough is enough."--The Strokes, Take It Or Leave It
11. "It’s four o’clock in the morning, damn it, listen to me good. I’m sleeping with myself tonight"--Elton John, Someone Saved My Life Tonight
12. "Big screen, kissing in a movie. God, you moved me around. We got seriously down."--Old 97's, Nineteen
13. "And I swore, I swore I would be true, and honey so did you. So why were you holding her hand?"--The Cranberries, Linger
14. "I could stand to prove, if we can get around it, I know that it’s true"--Foo Fighters, Big Me
15. "Poor men wanna be rich, rich men wanna be king, and a king ain’t satisfied till he rules everything."--Bruce Springsteen, Badlands
16. "Well, Shakespeare, he's in the alley with his pointed shoes and his bells, speaking to some French girl who says she knows me well."--Bob Dylan, Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
17. "Well they dug for their coal 'til the land was foresaken, and wrote it all down as the progress of man."--John Prine, Paradise
18. "And as I still walk on I think of the things we done together, while our hearts were young."--Del Shannon, Runaway
19. "I wrote this song two hours before we met, I didn't know your name or what you looked like yet."--Pulp, Something Changed
20. "If there's one thing that makes me sick it's when someone hides behind politics."--Ramones, Bonzo Goes To Bitburg
21. "I said somebody's got to take care of him, so I quit school and that's what I did."--Tracy Chapman, Fast Car
22. "You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do and it's breakin' my heart in two, cause I never wanna see you a sad, girl."--Cat Stevens, Wild World
23. "So I'll sing you a new song, please don't cry anymore and then I'll ask your forgiveness, though I don't know just what I'm asking it for."--Thompson Twins, Hold Me Now
24. "All around I see the purple shades of evening, and on the ground the shadows fall and once again you're in my arms so tenderly."--Unit 4+2, Concrete and Clay
25. "He's such a hairy behemoth she said, and dumb as a box of hammers, but he's such a handsome guy"--Jill Sobule, I Kissed A Girl

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