Friday Random 10 – National Poetry Month edition

I haven’t done a Friday Random 10 in a very long time. I found this old post and thought for National Poetry Month, it would be interesting to combine the two ideas.

So here is the idea: Put your music player on random. Blog the first 10 songs that come up.
Then make a kind of “found poem” out of the first lines of each of the songs.

I invite you to participate! If you do a post on your blog please link to this one or post a comment so I can read what you’ve come up with.

It will be fun to see what comes up! Ready? Let’s do this!

1. Happy Holidays You Bastard – Blink 182
This song is pretty much how I feel every time the holidays roll around.

2. Settle Down – Kimbra
Love this song. Haven’t heard it in awhile The video is pretty great too.

3. Why am I the one? – Fun
This was on this years’s Fluxblog Survey. I have to admit to myself that I like these guys. I haven’t heard this song much but it’s nice.

4. Till I Gain Control Again – Willie Nelson
God, I heart Willie Nelson so much. I could write a whole blog post on how much I love him (and maybe I should). So I’ll just leave it at that. The version I am listening to is from the album, “Willie and Family Live.” Such a good album. If you ever get a chance to listen to it, do it.

5. Rich Girl – Gwen Stefani & Eve
God. I haven’t heard this in years and years. Indeed, if I had all the money in the world I would clean out Vivienne West.

6. Lover Of The Bayou – Mudcrutch
Tom Petty in any form is a good thing. Add a zombie chase to your lyrics and you got my ear.

7. Tiny Little Bows – Carly Rae  Jepsen
Another from this year’s Fluxblog Survey. If it wasn’t from this free source of music it would be filed under “embarrassing music on Moni’s iphone.” But it’s not. ‘Cause it was a free download. Ahem.

8. She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
This was my favorite song when I was in my twenties. I still love it and I love The Cult. I haven’t heard this in awhile. It reminds me of Gary, my boyfriend that died in a car accident. I should write more blog posts about him. I’ve been thinking about him a lot lately.

9. The Sundays – Another Flavor
This is another band that I used to love a lot when I was in my twenties. I listened to them all of the time. I remember one time I met a guy at a club in San Francisco, I was in my early twenties and was with my crew of Scandinavian nanny friends. I was talking to a guy who I kind of thought was cute. He mentioned that he also liked The Sundays and I thought that was cool. But then he went on and on about how much he loved them. I mean, he was seriously obsessed. I remember sitting there listening to him talk about them obsessively and feeling this weird feeling of doom rise up inside of me.

10. Someday You Will Be Loved – Death Cab For Cutie
This song makes me very sad. As many of their songs do.

OK. Now the poem.

It’s Christmas Eve and I’ve only wrapped two fuckin’ presents
 I wanna settle down
I got enough on my mind that when she pulls me by the hair she doesn’t have much to hold onto.
Just like the sun over the mountain top you know I’ll always come again. 
If I was a rich girl
Catfish pie in a gris-gris bag, I’m a lover of the Bayou. 
Cupid draw back your bow
Oh the Texas Sun makes my back burn
The timing’s all wrong
I once knew a girl in the in the years of my youth with eyes like the summer all beauty and truth. 

Hm. Interesting. I think I need to let it sink in.

That was fun! Happy Friday.

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