Friday, October 8, 2010

favorite song + i made you something! {wbthirty}

I do not have good taste in music. You've been warned.

There's a handful of songs that, when they show up on iTunes, I listen to the entire way through. I have song ADD, so, that's a big deal.

Most of them come from soundtracks. One of the first jobs I remember "wanting to do when I grew up" (right after vet; right before MTV VJ) was the very important position of Person Who Decides What Songs Go Where In Movies. I still completely appreciate that person; the right song during the right moment of a movie is one of life's simple pleasures.

Anyway. Favorite songs:

A few of my favorite songs are from Better Than Ezra. If you read my post yesterday about my "inspirational word art", there is one quote that is not inspirational in the least, but I love it so much I couldn't resist creating some word art and featuring it on my "wall of quotes". It's from a fairly recent Better Than Ezra song, and the chorus lyrics are:

Gulf breeze on the porch
me and my honey rocking back and forth
light it up again with my kin and friends underneath the yellow moon
Sweet dream, New Orleans
Mississippi river running over me
Pretty mama come and take me by the hand
Don't mock what you don't understand it's a southern thing

The song is about fugitives or something, but shhhh. I love the chorus.

And, voila:

I thought I would offer this out to anyone who might want it -- since I know at least one of my friends also loves that quote -- in case anyone else wants to print it out and hang it up in their office, or carry it in their wallet and pull it out anytime they get mocked for saying "y'all". (It is a totally legitimate word!!)

So if you are a proud Southerner who may or may not have a rocking chair on your porch and a soft spot in your heart for the Mississippi River, leave me a comment or e-mail me at and I'll send you the file.


  1. I like what you made, I'm just trying to overcome the shock that someone else in the world knows the song "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus. Most people look at me like I'm crazy when I play/mention that song!

  2. OMG Yes please!!! I was raised a Texan from 2 to 22, now I live in PA. This would be perfect in my office. (

    Also, when I still lived in Austin, I saw Better Than Ezra perform once at a concert. I got there early so I totally got the front row, and despite never having been a huge BtE fan, and I tell people *to this day* that THAT was one of the BEST shows I EVER saw (and since I lived in Austin for four years, I saw a lot of shows).

  3. Send it to me! I LOVE it! (christiana dot johns at gmail dot com).

    And I'm surprised you don't have Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" on this list. Remember when we drove to New Orleans for Sarah's engagement party and it took us two hours to pick up Katie and find Julia street?

  4. Colette - I can't believe that! That song was pretty popular when I was in high school, but I love it so much because the last night of my study abroad trip to London, at this incredibly fun bar where the band wasn't playing anything we had heard of, they randomly broke out into Teenage Dirtbag - it was one of those random moments that makes a night.

    Christiana - of course I remember! haha don't worry, that song is on a different list... the one i play whenever i have to drive to BR. It's one of my favorite songs to scream out loud to when there's no one else on the highway to see me.

  5. I want one... I have to do alot of explaining around here!

  6. I have so many things to say about this post. Mostly that our love of the same music was just one of the reasons you and I were soul mates.

    Another thing is that the next lines are MY favorite ones of this song (which is one of my favorite songs)

    "Now when they held up a bank in Mobile
    They finally made it on the evening news
    She's a Georgia Peach never within reach
    He's a felon from Baton Rouge
    I heard Robert Johnson playing on a steel guitar
    In the heat of the Delta sun
    When Kelly drove them back up to Memphis
    To finish what the King had once begun
    (Come on and sing it now)"