Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Because Nothing Compares...

To you and how much you all rock. PaintingChef and I are nothing if not collaborating bitches. How to drive our husbands crazy. How to make stupid people see the error of their ways. Which, in case you were wondering, is impossible. But fun to try, nonetheless. And most recently, we've figured out just how to fucking rock. I'm stealing her words and posting them here because, frankly, I've spent all day cajoling my dynamic cervix into, hopefully, submission in preparation for an appointment to check just how long she's decided to be this time. Very long I hope. And I don't see this conversation ending until around 3:30PM or so. When I have a date with the dildo-cam. Transvaginal ultrasound wand. Whatever. You get the picture. Wish us luck. The cervix, the Turtle, and I. Without further ado, in the words of Painting Chef...

There are certain songs that, as soon as I hear them, I’m instantly taken back to a very specific time and place. Driving with the windows down, age 16, never knowing what freedom and independence felt like until I was able to just get my damn self somewhere all own my own, thank you very much. Sitting with friends in a basement or a living room, sipping the beer we’d persuaded someone’s older brother to buy and trading gossip. Riding home in the middle of the night after a post-concert Vic & Bill’s run spent scarfing cheese fries and swapping hair and makeup tips with the drag queens from the club next door.

Somehow, while I was getting ready this morning, five or six of these songs played in a row on my iPod and I started wondering what songs did this same little time travel number on other people. My accidental playlist happened to place me squarely in the middle of my senior year in high school. 1994-95. So from this and a few conversations with Zube Girl sprang forth the idea for “Senior Year Soundtrack.” What are your senior year songs? Are they from high school or college? What are the stories behind them? And most of all…could you be persuaded to share them with the internet?

Here are the rules…

1. Pick a senior year.
2. Comment here or email me (paintingchef at gmail dot com) and let me know you’d like to participate. This is going to be a CD swapping situation…
3. Choose your songs (they don’t strictly have to be from that year only, just something that you listened to that year), burn an as yet to be determined number of copies.
4. Send them, along with the address where you would like your set of CDs sent, to me.
5. I will make everyone a set of CDs and send them back out. If you’re really sweet you can send me a few bucks to go towards postage… I tend to send sweet people cookies and puppies and rainbows and unicorns.
6. Put this little graphic on your blog if you want. But save it and post it your damn self. Don’t link to it here. That’s just mean. And mean people suck. So don’t suck.


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Anonymous said...

What fun! I could use a few new "mix tapes" for my car... It might take me a week or two to decide on and burn the CD but I'm in! I'll try to get the little graphic up on my blog at some point, too.

My e-mail address is kblackma1 at hotmail com; kblackma1 also works to reach me with IM and MSN messengers. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

count me in ska1ser79 at gmail dot com

Shalini

Anonymous said...

You graduated in 95? Oy, you wouldn't want my songs, disco era schmaltz that came out about the time you were born!

Anonymous said...

but Cellania, those songs are GREAT!! my sister made me a CD of songe that were popular the year I was born. It's my favorite road trip CD.

"Workin at the Carwash...Working at the Carwash yeah..."

PaintingChef said...

you better BELIEVE we want those songs!! SIGN UP!

Kelly said...

Ok, I'm apparently slow this morninng and also, obviously, too lazy to scroll up and re-read the blogpost. What is it we're supposed to be doing here again?

Gimme a break: it's 7am; on a Saturday; I'm not sleeping in for some stupid reason; it's raining outside; I haven't had coffee.

Valerie said...

Ok - you're killing me with no posts. What's going on with you and the little one? Is everything ok? How did the appointment go? Is your cervix obeying? TELL! TELL! TELL!

 

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