I used to be incredibly decisive. I am a Leo after all, and I'd make up my mind lickety-split with no hemming & hawing or regret. But 16 years living with a Libra (our first shopping excursion was for work boots and it took 3 hours. That's not 3 hours start to finish, it's 3 hours deciding over 2 different pairs of boots - if we hadn't just started dating, I might have wrapped my tiny hands around his neck and throttled him right then and there), it's rubbed off on me. I am no longer that split second decision maker that I once was. Well, I can be, if it's life or death, but over things like favorite flavors, or movies or SONGS? THOSE ARE THE MERE BACKGROUND OF MY LIFE!!! How can I be expected to choose? Thank GOD I didn't have more than one child - how would I ever pick which one I loved the most?
I've been tagged by my buddy Tracey over at More Than A Minivan Mom to come up with my favorite 7 songs. So I've decided to break it down a bit. I'm going to do 7 categories, with 7 songs each. That's 7 songs for each of my 7 personalities. I could do more (there are more personalities in there, struggling to bust free), but my most dominant personality likes order and the number 7, so she wins.
Favorite 7 songs to clean house to:
Don't Get Weary by Adrienne Young and Little Sadie
I Feel So Good by Richard Thompson
Red Clay Halo, sung by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
1999 by Prince
Burning Down The House, Talking Heads
Rain by The Blind Boys of Alabama
Favorite 7 songs to listen to while pissed off:
Get Out of This House by Shawn Colvin, A Few Small Repairs
God Will by Lyle Lovett
Harper Valley PTA, sung by Kate Campbell
Get Back by the Beatles
American Tune by Paul Simon (when pissed off by politics in particular)
Not Ready To Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks
Work To Do by Allison Moorer
Favorite 7 love songs:
Lines Around Your Eyes by Lucinda Williams
Stewart's Coat by Ricki Lee Jones, on Traffic From Paradise. I walked down the garden path to this song at our wedding.
Valentine by Willie Nelson
Dimming of the Day by Bonnie Raitt
Fields of Gold, sung by Eva Cassidy
1952 Vincent Black Lightening by Richard Thompson. This was our "courtin' song".
Something About What Happens When We Talk by Lucinda Williams
Favorite 7 songs when you're pms-ing:
Twisted by Joni Mitchell
Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
Shotgun Down The Avalanche by Shawn Colvin (this is early Shawn Colvin, "Steady On", and every time I listen to it, still, I love every bit of it)
Let's Go Crazy by Prince (the good kind of crazy)
Deep Dark Hole, by Los Lobos, the Neighborhood
Theme Song from Speed Racer
Hear Me Lord by Bonnie Raitt
Favorite 7 songs about heartache:
Another Long One, Shawn Colvin, Steady On
More Love, sung by Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott
Six Blocks Away by Lucinda Williams
I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt
Baby Mine, sung by Bonnie Raitt. This song is from Dumbo, and that movie KILLS me.
Round of Blues by Shawn Colvin
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, sung by Shawn Colvin
Favorite 7 songs to inspire:
Stand by Sounds of Blackness
Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha, sung by Brian Stokes Mitchell
Something to Believe In, Shawn Colvin, Steady On
Walk Beside Me, Tim OBrien & Darrell Scott
Hammer and A Nail, The Indigo Girls
Two Little Feet, Greg Brown
Shed A Little Light from James Taylor Live
My favorite All time best songs (top 7)
Secret O' Life by James Taylor
The Tax Man, by the Beatles, as sung by Nickel Creek, live from the Hollywood Bowl. I don't know if they've ever recorded it, but it was soooo brilliant.
Angel from Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt and John Prine
It's Amazing by Mindy Smith - this one reminds me of Joe-Henry
Littlest Birds Sing the Prettiest Songs by The Be Good Tanyas
Polaroids by Shawn Colvin
This Must Be The Place - two versions, sung by Talking Heads AND Shawn Colvin
Must. stop. now. More personalities wanting songs....need sleep.
Anne was found rocking on the floor, eyes closed, her iPod battery is toast.
I tag Charley (in all his free time), Suttonhoo after her week is done and I'd tag Franklin, but she's already been tagged ....anyone care to jump in? Remember, it's only 7 songs. I just made it really hard on myself.