Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Wednesday Media Mix

Here's a meme from over at My Digital Ghost :

[Listen] I’m making a “TGI Almost Spring” playlist. What are a few songs you would put on a spring playlist?

Presumably I'd go for songs about spring, but unfortunately this season is fairly neglected in song, compared to summer and winter. Off the top of my head, I can only think of "Spring, Spring, Spring" from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and "Springtime for Hitler" from The Producers. Also, purely on a springy theme, maybe The Tigger Song. Possibly Glenn Frey's "The Heat Is On", just because the weather's getting warmer. Maybe a few April songs as well - "April, Come She Will" by Simon & Garfunkel, and Little April Shower from Bambi (although I'd probably use the version by Michael Stipe and Natalie Merchant in a desperate attempt to retain my street cred).

[Watch] Have you ever watched one of your childhood movies as an adult and thought “Wow, how was I NOT disturbed by that!?”

Well, there was The Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang who didn't seem the least bit creepy at the time, and lots of early Disney (Snow White seemed scarier than I remembered from my childhood days, as did Pinnochio with the kids turning into donkeys, and then there was the technicolour pachyderm nightmare scene in Dumbo).

[Read] Name a character in a book you think you would have romantic feelings for.

I clearly must read the wrong books, since I can't recall any such characters. Well, there's the female lead in Peter David's Howling Mad who seemed witty and down-to-earth, and had the best line in the book, but I can't even remember her name so that's hardly the best start to the relationship (plus her boyfriend would no doubt rip my throat out) so I guess it's best left at the unrequited level.


Kelly said...

Oooh, I didn't realize such a thing as Little April Shower by Michael Stipe and Natalie Merchant existed! I must find this.

A Blog In The Rough said...

Isn't that how it goes though with you men? You don't know the chick's name and she has a violent bf, but still you are attracted to her, lol

Tilli said...

There is the whole of Spring Awakening but that's really not as much about spring as it is sex and suicide. Hmm.

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Kelly - I'm sure you've already googled it, but you can find the Stipe/Merchant collaboration (along with lots of other great Disney covers) on an album called Stay Awake. The next time I update the 8-track at the top of my blog, I'll try and remember to include it.

Blog In The Rough - lol

Tilli - Hey, I'm so desperate for spring-connected music I'd take anything, so thanks for the suggestion. Speaking of which, I missed out Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (yet more Disney music), and presumably from the name, I'd guess there was a bit from Vivaldi's Four Seasons I could use.