Monday, November 17, 2008
Spring was never waiting for us dear, It ran one step ahead...
Friday night we went to see Quantum of Solace with Nick's office.
I categorically love Bond movies. Even though I generally dislike action films, even though this one got a bad review, even though the plot wasn't great...I love old Bond. I love new Bond. I love Daniel Craig.
This, except for location, has nothing do with Donna Summer and the fabulous flames on her suit in this video. In case you were wondering.
There were cocktails before the film, and I chatted with a number of Nick's colleagues, some of whom I hadn't seen since summer.
A couple of them - women who had enlightened me about the hooking up phenomenon - asked how I'd liked the Love Mix.
The night of our wedding, a CD made its way into Nick's pocket. They'd enlisted one of his partners to deliver "Nick and Lisa's Love Mix." We were supposed to play it that night as mood music.
The Love Mix:
1. We Built This City - Starship
2. Dog and Butterfly - Heart
3. MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
4. Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
5. Macarena - Los del Rio
6. Mambo #5 - Lou Bega
7. Yummy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express
8. Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
9. The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
10. Who Let the Dogs Out? - Baha Men
11. MMMBop - Hansen
12. Puppy Love - Toni Snyder
13. Titanic Song - Celine Dion
14. I Would Do Anything for Love - Meat Loaf
15. Barbie Girl - Aqua
16. The Girl is Mine - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
17. She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy - Kenny Chesney
If you're wondering what all these things have in common, it is this. They are, according to Nick and these women, the worst songs ever.
Some - like We Built This City and MacArthur Park - are very clearly Nick's picks. I've heard a number of times how terrible they are. And since Nick loathes Heart, of course he'd hate Dog and Butterfly, which I'd never heard before.
A number of the others they chose.
(What they don't know is that Nick actually likes MMMBop. Really.)
Personally, I don't know what songs I'd put on a worst songs ever list. Because me, I like a lot of these songs.
I love Donna Summer. I don't care if MacArthur Park is about leaving a cake out in the rain. And how can you not love The Devil Went Down to Georgia? This is a fantastic song! The Barbie Girl song is on my running mix. And Nick likes Meatloaf. Actually, I like Meatloaf too. I just do.