Saturday, May 1, 2010

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 1

I've been overly lax in my blogging lately, so I'm going to take on this 30 day music challenge to try and motivate me to get my ass on here every day.  Each day, I post a response to a new question.  The plan is that hopefully while I'm here to post about this, I'll manage to write a post with a little more substance at the same time.  We'll see.  Thanks to Christiejolu over at Tales From My Head for the challenge.  Here's the complete list:

Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 - Your least favorite song
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad
Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to
Day 09 - A song that you can dance to
Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 - A song from your favorite band
Day 12 - A song from a band you hate
Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 - A song that describes you
Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 - A song from your favorite album
Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 - A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 - A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 - A song from your childhood
Day 30 - Your favorite song at this time last year

So, today being May 1, it's only appropriate to make this day 1.

Day 01 - Your favorite song:  We all know how I feel about favorites, but in the interest of actually trying to do this little challenge, I'll just list my favorite song rightthissecond, with the caveat that ten minutes after I post this, I may have changed my mind.  Right now, since I heard it 10 minutes ago, my favorite song is Badfish, by Sublime.  There's something very chill and mellow and awesome about this song.  I love the party scene intro at the beginning, and how it sets the tone for the rest of the song.  I just saw Badfish (the band) play last weekend at HOB in Boston, and they were great.  I'm stoked for them that they can attract such huge crowds all over the country now.  I can remember when they played almost every weekend at the Ocean Mist in Narragansett, while I was in college.  But they were just in Rolling Stone as one of the best cover bands out there right now.  Good for them.  Sublime is also fixing to have a reunion tour with a new singer.  They played a reunion show on 4/20 in LA and while the new singer comes off as a little young and maybe doesn't have the growly voice thing that made us love Bradley so, signs point to him doing a pretty decent job.  But we miss you, Brad.


  1. You have been a busy, busy blogger Susie! I'm catching up - i like the idea of your 30 day music challenge and may do the same.

  2. Thanks for checking in, Dawn! I'm really trying to be better about my blogging, but it's tough sometimes. I figured the challenge would get me on here every day (or close to it), and hopefully get me writing more than just music posts. It has helped some. I can't take credit for the challenge, though - I got it from christiejolu's blog Tales from My Head, which is linked in the body of this post.