I watched Mortal Kombat Annihilation and, of course, it was bad. But even worse, there wasn’t enough cheesy techno nor enough cartoonish fighting. What is the world coming to?
I had to help my old Explorer Post Advisor with his computer (a hopeless P90 with 32MB of RAM) and his radio controller. I think we convinced him to head to Fry’s and buy a $500 Compaq instead of dorking with the old, nasty P90. Anyway, it kept me from sitting around and watching the washing machine work. But I think so far, so good.
I guess I’m supposed to answer some questions.
THE MUSIC MEME
1. Total amount of music files on your computer:
8133 files, 23.3 days, 30.28 GB
And now, thanks to my sister, two iPods, one 4GB mini and one 40GB 3G.
2. The last CD you bought was:
A set of three: Fatboy Slim‘s Palookaville and Cake‘s Pressure Chief back in October. I also got the latest Dreams Come True album Diamond 15 in mid-December which was kind of a disappointment. I think I also bought Maroon 5, Basement Jaxx, and No Doubt recently, though those three werent’ very recent albums.
3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?
The last song, if you don’t count the Alias theme or the Mortal Kombat theme on the TV, was the Propellerheads remix of Soul Coughing‘s Super Bon Bon that kind of came up on my computer. I was also just listening to the new iPod mini (thanks to my sister, as I said before) and the shuffle played My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) by Chilliwack! Do you remember that music video when it was on MTV’s heavy rotation? Back when MTV showed music videos? The one where you could see the fillings in the lead singer’s teeth? HAHAHA
4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you:
- Oh, Sherry by Steve Perry. Why? I don’t know. It’s just the first song I bought on iTunes and a good measure of cheese. Or was it Break Out by Swing Out Sister?
- The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground. OK, I talk about my ex too much because, well, I haven’t gone out with anyone since she dumped me back in September of 2001, but the first time I met her I was drunk and trying to get people to go see Digital Underground (which I couldn’t say because I was drunk) and probably drunk enough to do my imitation of the Humpty Dance. How’s that for a run-on sentence?
First I limp to the side like my leg was broken
Shakin’ and twitchin’ kinda like I was smokin’
Crazy wack funky
People say ya look like M.C. Hammer on crack, Humpty
That’s all right ’cause my body’s in motion
It’s supposed to look like a fit or a convulsion
Anyone can play this game
This is my dance, y’all, Humpty Hump’s my name
No two people will do it the same
Ya got it down when ya appear to be in pain
Humpin’, funkin’, jumpin’,
jig around, shakin’ ya rump,
and when the dude a chump pump points a finger like a stump
tell him step off, I’m doin’ the Hump.
- 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New) (Timber Mix) by Coolio. Huh. This is the top played song on my iTunes. Well at the same number of plays as The Beach (Posse – 1986) by Afrika & The Zulu Kings, Husan by Bhangra Knights vs. Husan, 2PiR by Clint Mansell from the Pi soundtrack, Si señor by Control Machete, What Do I Know by the late Josh Clayton-Felt, Like I Love You (Basement Jaxx Vocal Mix) by Justin Timberlake, Too Shy by Kajagoogoo, and The Way It by The Prodigy.
Notable is The Beach because it took me so frigging long to find (and I ended up using illegitimate sources for that and the remixes.)
- Copacabana by Barry Manilow. I don’t even own this song, but whenever I was cold on my scooter or my motorcycle, I’d sing this inside my helmet. Loudly. Just to keep my mind off of the cold, mind you.
- Blue Monday by New Order. I have more copies and remixes of Blue Monday than anything else.
The sad thing is that those aren’t my favorite bands and I even refuse to listen to Copacabana or just about anything by Barry Manilow. If I were to list my favorite bands, I’m sure I’d have The Pet Shop Boys towards the top along with my past favorites like The Police, The English Beat, New Order, etc.
And more important songs that make me happy include lots of disco and 80’s hits. I mean, what about Look of Love by ABC, or Love and Pride by King, or Macho Man by The Village People? There’s a whole list of songs that just make me smirk. Why else would I be listening to Just Got Lucky by Jo Boxers?
Oh, and for songs I always sing in the car: Player’s Holiday by T.W.D.Y.. How can I not?