Thursday, May 22, 2008

More Suggestions! Everyone, Everyone!

In a little over a week we are headed to Pennsylvania to meet up with my brother and sister in-law and their four children. I am looking forward to seeing them and introducing the twins. We have a busy week planned that includes Hershey Park, Gettysburg, Our Nations Capitol and possibly a visit to where our Nation Reunited that is only down the road from here. You all do know where we 'reunited' right? Bonus points and a kiss if you can tell me who received the surrender and what he did when he received the surrender and how that same person was significant in Gettysburg (this person if my favorite historical individual from the Civil War and I don't feel that enough people know about him).

But I digress, that is not at all what this post is really about. My point is that I am looking forward to the trip even though it may be a little stress inducing and costly. One thing I am looking forward to is the driving.

I LOVE to drive. I really do and with the exception of gas getting so gosh darn expensive I would love to go on more road trips. I love driving and encountering new places, I love listening to music that I haven't gotten to listen to in a while on long drives and I love the conversations that Ward and I get to have when we have hours alone in the car. I know the dynamics of conversation will change over the next few years but I still look forward to future car trips.

I tend to be the 'captain' on our car trips because I really enjoy the driving and I think that the time goes by faster in the drivers seat.

So I am beginning to think about what music to bring along on our trip and I thought I would ask you, my four (or is it five?) loyal readers to tell me your favorite albums. Now you must tell me at least one, but more would be great. You must tell me your favorite album no matter what you think I might think of the artist. If you think it is a really good album I want to give it a shot and road trips are the best for this sort of thing. I need to know soon so I can search good used or sale prices and talk Ward into lifting the moratorium a few days early.

You can leave your favorite album anonymously without signing up with blogger, so let me know. And if I hate it, I won't make fun of you, I promise. I just want to have some new things to listen to.

I expect to hear from all of you. Wesley's mom, James, Chris AND Erin, People who live in Indiana, and Falcon_81 as well as anyone else who want to contribute.

I am excited. Don't let me down by not suggesting something.

Here I will go first.

I absolutely love Simon's 'Graceland', GBV 'Bee Thousand', The Smiths 'The Queen is Dead' and R.E.M. 'Green' just to name a few but I could go on forever and ever.


Not having internet access until June is no excuse by the way to not answer.


James said...

Well, I was thinking Bee Thousand the whole time I was reading, but I guess I'm too late. Hmmmm...

wesley's mom said...

Duh! Joshua Chamberlain, called his men to attention to show respect at appomattox.

I know all the rest too, he's also one of my favorites, I always imagine that he was very very handsome, I have to run or I will be late, but trust me I know all the details.

What was the prize again....

Chris and Erin said...

Well I guess it is a good thing I have internet access at work. Now I will have to think about this for a little while, as a vast majority of our musical taste seems to be similar and we talk about it fairly often.

Some of my personal favorites:

No Code - Pearl Jam
New Adventures in Hi-Fi - R.E.M.
The Soft Bulletin - The Flaming Lips
The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair
Dirt - Alice in Chains
Grave Dancer's Union - Soul Asylum
Who's Next - The Who
The Joshua Tree - U2
Summerteeth - Wilco

Some suggestions based on what I think you like:

Anything by The Dears!!! - I'm telling you, on some songs this guy sounds just like Morrissey even though if you see him you would think that was impossible.
Anything by Ryan Adams, starting with "Heartbreaker"
Anything by The New Pornographers, starting with "Twin Cinema"
Anything by Travis, starting with "The Man Who"
Anything by Sunny Day Real Estate, starting with "Diary"
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
The Raconteurs (Brendan Benson/Jack White) - Both albums are great if you haven't checked them out yet

Since I know you have Rhapsody and can listen to pretty much anything, I would recommend looking up Broken Social Scene, Earlimart, Of Montreal, & Mates of State to name a few.

I will advise Erin of your request and see what she suggests, as we do actually have dial-up at the house until the DSL kicks in.

Ward and June said...

Thank you Chris, wow so much to look into, I am excited, that is exactly what I wanted. I too love Exile In Guyville though Ward hates it. And Grave Dancers Union and the Joshus Tree and...

I will definitely look into your suggestions.

I will send you your prize Wesley's mom (bonus points and a kiss) in the mail. I figured Ward would be the first to answer that's why I threw that kiss in there, I thought it would be easier to deliver.

Come on James, you must have something else. A second fav maybe. But Bee Thousand is awesome.

James said...

The Breeders - Last Splash
Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Rushmore Soundtrack (Awesome movie. Even better soundtrack.)
Guided by Voices - Alien Lanes (Second favorite GBV.)
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry
Radiohead - The Bends
RJD2 - Magnificent City Intrumentals
Beck - Guero
The Flight of the Conchords - The Flight of the Conchords
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Weezer - Weezer

I could probably go on. And feel free to bash my choices. It won't hurt my feelings or make me like these albums any less!

wesley's mom said...

Laugh if you want, I know you do, but I love soundtracks from musicals when I am on a trip. You can sing along and be silly-not that I do, but you can if you want-and the time just flies by.

Here are a few of my favorite things(get it?)

Evita-I really love Madonna's voice on this one.
The Sound of Music
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat(the donny osmond one)

It's good if you've seen the movie or the play, then you are reliving it with each song.
The best is to go to itunes and make a mix, I know I'm a dork. At least I'm not a geek.

Ward and June said...

Why does everyone think I am going to make fun of them? Is that the imprseeion you get from me from my blog, that all I do is make fun of people? I wouldn't have asked if I didn't want to know, I am making a list because I won't be able to buy everything right away. We have some of this stuff already (Pearl Jam, GBV, Breeders, U2, Flight of the Conchords even) so I am definitely bringing along everything that we already own and hoping to buy a few more.

the_falcon81 said...

old modest mouse and wilco for the boring interstates, p.s. for the cities, and something upbeat like fugazi for when your eyelids get heavy