Sunday, February 10, 2008

Fun Monday

OOH A Shiny Pen is hosting Fun Monday this week. Here is the assignment:

Music plays a vital role in most of our lives. It is everywhere. I want to hear
the ONE song that is you. The song that whenever it is heard, you smile. I am
not looking for the soundtrack of your life, just that one song. Your friends
hear it and think of you. You can post the video, the lyrics, the wav file.
However you want to post it is great.

I have thought about this all week. I am not much of a music listener. I spend a lot of time in the car with no music. I enjoy silence. But there was a time in the 80's that I listened to a lot of music. I carried a piece of paper around this week and made lists of bands on it. I couldn't really narrow it down to a song. I decided that I will ask my husband what song makes him think of me. He is my only friend. Sort of. Anyway, here is the list of bands that I came up with:

Duran Duran: Junior High, I lived and breathed John Taylor.

INXS: these guys went to my rival high school in Hong Kong. About 10 years before I was there. They went to KG5. They had apartments in HK and people would spot them on a regular basis. I think this made me like them more.

B52's: the greatest band E.V.E.R.

R.E.M.: also fom Athens, GA like the above band. In college we camped out for tickets. It was just in the student union across from my dorm.

Pet Shop Boys: Nick and Chris. They are sooo cool. I saw them in HK, in high school. 2nd row. So much fun. I have turned my 9 y/o into a PSB fan. You should hear her sing West End Girls!

Thompson Twins, Howard Jones: the list gets pretty long. So I went and asked my husband and this was his response:

If I hear any R.E.M. or B52's I instantly think of you. Or any 80's song that I din't like makes me think of you since if I didn't like it you probably did.

So there you have it. I have been visiting You Tube for an hour really enjoying watching old videos when it suddenly hit me. The one song that combines B52's and R.E.M.


*******If that top one doesn't want to work, here is a "version" of the song that was done for younger viewers.***********

Now check out the other participants:
Sauntering Soul
Lil Man - G Rated comments only - Underage user
A Slice of Life
AOJ & The Lurchers
The Rotten Correspondent
Sayre - So graciously offered to host next week 02/18/08
Lisa Marie
Chris B
Southern Doll
Carrie Sue
Jo Beaufoix
Ped Crossing


kelly bee said...

how are you managing to be a day ahead?? i'm about a year behind since we brought the 3rd baby home!

Beckie said...

OH, how I remember that one! Great song!

-Ann said...

I'm with you on JT and Duran Duran - the number of Tiger Beat posters on my bedroom walls at the time. It's embarrassing to think about now. :)

Thanks for the memory trip.

my4kids said...

Oooh I remember that one! Love it.

Jettie said...

i used to listen to the b-52s and REm...great memories!!

Aoj & The Lurchers said... won't play forme, it tells me the video is no longer available! You are going to have to put me out of my misery and tell me what it is!

Lil Mouse said...

great pick! shiny happy... woohoo

Megnificent said...

FABULOUS choice. What a happy song. A shiny happy song!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

We seem to have a lot of the same taste in 80's music. Love this song!

Joy T. said...

Well darn. It wouldn't play for me. But I listened to Duran Duran too and INXS too when I was younger.

Jenni said...

I love the B-52s (Love Shack!) and INXS.

R.E.M. is one of those groups I can't decide whether I love or hate. I suppose it depends on my mood. I do love the Sesame Street video of "Shiny Happy People". Yes, I'm 36 and I still love Sesame Street.

Robocop said...

I remember first hearing that song, and seeing that video when I was in the Army. Thanks for the memory.

Junebug said...

I didn't know that song. Shiny, happy people. Great!

Anonymous said...

Shiny Happy People!! I love it. And, I pretty much only listen to the 80s on 8 (XM), I loved your list!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I told Hubby we were pregnant via B52s....

"My Tin Roof Rusted" spelled out on a cheesecake plate at Cheesecake Factory.

Linda said...

Here's a Shiny Happy comment for you! Thanks for posting both of them - they are fun to watch!

mjd said...

Since my sons are in their thirties, I recognize all of the 80's bands that you mentioned. I like the fun muppets video.

Southern Doll said...

Hey, Athens pride! I too went to UGA. I used to see Michael Stipe around town, he still plays up there!

Alison said...

great song!!! My son is loving it!! He is dancing all over the room right now!! too funny..

Irish Coffeehouse said...

REM is awesome! I forgot how young he looked!

FANTASTIC choice! Oh the high school memories!

Patience-please said...

I love the drummer's unibrow!!!

Do NOT envy our "winter precipitation event". Sleet and freezing rain, broken trees and power lines down and ICK everywhere. Ice and ick and puddles and gray and gross.

all the best-
Patience and the bored and disgusted whippets

lisa marie said...

How fun and upbeat! I too like the B's! :)

Ari_1965 said...

Fun choices. I haven't thought of The Muppets in ages. Thank you.

Melanie said...

Good choice!

Jo Beaufoix said...

I love Shiny Happy People, and the muppet version is fabulous. I might blog it some day. t's so cute. I liked Duran Duran when I was little, and my hubby's band, B-Movie, supported them on tour one time.
Also, thanks for the linky love. I must do that next week. :D

Anonymous said...

Now I know what I will be singing all night long... thanks!

Peter said...

Fun Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday, it was fun BUT I'm glad its over, don't know whether its Just my sound card but first play I get stops and starts all the time as a song loads, then if I like it it will usually play right through so it has taken forever to play this week!!!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Thanks for the Sesame Street version..I love that!