May 1, 2011

Clumsy Playlist #2

I must apologise for taking longer than I'd planned to do this. Real-life has kicked it up a notch, and I'm now in full swing getting ready for Prognosis: Death! Delirium, opening this Thursday 5 May at the Brisbane Arts Theatre. There are set pieces to be built, costumes to be organised, fake blood to be cooked up, and promotions to be done. So consider this promotion - come to Prognosis: Death! Delirium, you incredibly sexy people of the internet.

In the meantime, more song reviews, in 140 characters or less.

Cuscatlan - Frente
Suggested by Michael

Listened twice, 'cos first time wasn't quite into it. Suspect it improves on repeated listenings. Still prefer Accidentally Kelly St. But OK.

We Looked Like Giants - Death Cab for Cutie
Suggested by Andrew

Is this what they call 'emo'? I don't mind the guitar riff. I think this band may be too grand and epic for me. Like red wine or something.

F***ing Perfect - Pink
Suggested by Haven

Yep, you get me. Slightly cliche clip aside, I love the message. I like most of Pink's stuff. I'm sure that makes me a terrible person.

Renegade Master (Old Skool Edit) - Fat Boy Slim
Suggested by Dan

Frankly, I would've preferred 'Praise You'. I can somewhat appreciate it, but I don't think I'd listen often. I disappoint Dan yet again!

Table for One - Passenger
Suggested by djackmanson

Pretty, but still, it's another track for my compilation album "Songs to Slit Your Wrists To". I think it would make me too sad.

She Talks to Angels - The Black Crowes
Suggested by salweatherford

Again, can see it's lovely song, but I don't know. I feel bad for not liking these souful songs as much as I feel I should.

Friday - Rebecca Black
Suggested by Kris, hilariously

Considering how many times I had to listen to this for my dodgy Good Friday parody, there's no need for download. It's permanently stuck.

I Feel Lucky - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Suggested by Tom Salinsky

Certainly not what I expected from Tom! But he's right, it's so charming and upbeat, you can't help but smile.

Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Suggested by Andrew

This is a great song! Personally, I prefer 'Everyday Should be a Holiday', but this is still super fun and boppy. Love the 'ooh ooh ooohs'.

Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) - Baz Luhrman, Romeo & Juliet soundtrack
Suggested by ClueMark

This was actually the song for my Year 12 class, & I have a great fondness for it. Preachy in its way, but some stellar lines. Heart.

Broken Angel - Boyce Avenue
Suggested by KC Kitten

This seems made for the end of Scrubs, or House, etc to achieve poignancy. Again, pretty & sad, but I don't think...argh, OK FINE.

Walking on Broken Glass - Annie Lennox
Suggested by SurgeonBug

Soaring vocals, sharp violins & brilliant desperate lyrics. Still manages to be sunny and fun. Also, Hugh Laurie is in the film clip. Total win.

Dr House off his meds

Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
Suggested by Sam Clifford

David Byrne's a bit... well, insane. Or is that just me? I will download this though, because somehow I feel it's Important.

Lonkaluut - Korpiklaani
Suggested by es02

Actually liked this more than I thought. Prefer the music to the lyrics though. Am torn. I assume this is the rock of Valhalla?

The Funeral - Band of Horses
Suggested by Kathryn

Stunning! This is *good* sad music, if that makes sense. Full of longing, but a weird sense of joy too. Rocking guitar. Big tick!

Babies - Pulp
Suggested by Amy

Pulp never really sang as much as told stories to music, did they? Not that that's a bad thing. I quite like this nostalgic number.

Thanks again to everyone who has contributed a song. Remember, it's nothing personal if I didn't like your song choice - it's good to keep in mind that I'm a terrible person with abysmal taste and no business being on the internet.


  1. Sorry Dan. And I know how much you fretted. Time to get some equal rights going on your playlist, maybe.