Friday, June 13, 2008

For the weekend: Seven songs

Alex at Flaming Pablum passed along this music meme to, uh, me. Here's the deal:

"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to."

My list seemed fitting to include here. For starters, I just entertained my 21-year-old nephew for a few days here. He's really into Britpop now, and wanted to know more about great New York bands. Of course, I quickly got out the album that started it all here: Vampire Weekend!

[Ducking beer bottles being thrown my way...]

For real though, I went about trying to give him a variety of New York bands. Yes, some are obvious. But it's a good place to start with a 21-year-old whose mother's favorite band is the Monkees.

In any event, since we played these songs the other day, I've continued to listen to them -- making these my favorite songs right now. (Ask me tomorrow, and...)

Lou Reed, Coney Island Baby

New York Dolls, Trash

James Chance and the Contortions, I Can't Stand Myself

Sonic Youth, Teenage Riot

Unsane, Body Bomb

Pussy Galore, Dick Johnson

Sugar Hill Gang, Apache

[Cheating] Bonus, for the summer season:
The Ramones, Surfin' Bird

Now for my seven tags...I don't have that many friends...this may take some effort!

Believe Me



hntrnyc said...

well done sir!, alex pressed me into service for the same task. btw, looks like the NYD "trash" video came from the "all dolled up" dvd. have you seen it? amazing footage and sound quality for what was a very early portable video camera (circa 1972?).

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Hunter! I did see "All Dolled Up." I told my newphew to watch that ... as well as "New York Doll," the Arthur Kane doc.