April 23, 2006

A bit of fun for Sunday

Posted in Memes, Music, Personal, Poetry at 7:36 pm by The Lizard Queen

First, a meme that all of you have no doubt seen floating around: set your digital music player to play ten songs at random from your entire collection. Report what gets played, no matter how shameful the results.

My problem is not shame; my problem is that were I to actually listen to this mix, I think my brain might explode:

1. Led Zeppelin – “All of My Love”
2. The Shins – “New Slang” (from the Garden State soundtrack)
3. The Push Stars – “Drifting Away”
4. Ani DiFranco – “Gravel”
5. Concerto in F: Preludio (Adagio); Composer: Corelli/Barbirolli, Soloist: Gheorghe Zamfir
6. The Brian Setzer Orchestra – “Straight Up”
7. Michael Nyman – “The Wounded” (from The Piano soundtrack)
8. Enya – “Pax Deorum”
9. Jesse Cook – “Tempest”
10. Cello Concerto, opus 129: 2. Langsam; Composer: Robert Schumann, Soloist: Mstislav Rostropovich

We have eclectic tastes in music ’round here… 🙂

And here’s another poem for Poetry Month. This one is one of my favorites.

This Is Just to Say
by William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold



  1. chaddq said,

    All right, I’ll post my 10; I’m certain that I’ll be shame-faced. I hope to god Vanessa Carlton stays hidden in the dark corners of my mac.

    On another note, my favorite poetry rejection letter was from the Iowa Review – it was modeled after the WCW poem you posted. Something like, ‘This is just to say we read the poem you submitted . . .’

  2. That’s very similar to the variety I get on my random 10s. And that’s one of my favorite poems ever.

  3. luaphacim said,

    I do love me some WCW every now and again.

    But really, what does depend
    a red wheel
    glazed with rain
    beside the white

  4. Oh, come on, luphacim, are you deliberately throwing me a softball? SO MUCH depends on that red wheelbarrow! Where would we be without it? I mean, really…

    Yay WCW, yay eclectic music collections, yay Macs, yay comments. 🙂

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