Wednesday, April 19, 2006

sounds like.....a tough decision

the single hardest part of packing for a trip is always the same, no matter where i may be going- stuffing the portable cd case.

my case holds my discman (what ipod? you're kidding, right? i mean, i only have a radio/tape deck in my car, so obviously i'm not going to make the quantum leap from cds to mp3s), as well as 10 cds......well, 11, since i can stick one case in on top without straining the zipper.

it takes me the better part of an hour to narrow down my choices to ten....which is why i usually cheat and take at least a second case. however, in the interest of saving room in my carry on (i'm not taking my beloved laptop, by the way), i'm sticking with 11 discs. for better or worse, here's what made the cut:

1. nine inch nails- with teeth (haven't listened to it yet)
2. duran duran- astronaut (see above, though i'm thinking about swapping it out for seven and the ragged tiger or maybe liberty- haven't listened to the latter in a while)
3. the killers- hot fuss (one of my current favorites)
4. o-zone- discozone (stop laughing. sometimes, i just need a little europop)
5. chris isaak- forever blue (i like the mellower stuff, too)
6/7. inxs- shine like it does anthology, discs 1 & 2 (my favorite band)
8. a disc of cover songs (goo goos doing inxs, goldfinger's on there, reel big fish....can't remember what else because it's been a good six months since i last listened to it)
9. marvelous 3- ready sex go (one of my all-time favorites, even if you've never heard of them. butch walker is one of the best things since sliced bread, in my book)
10. billy idol- devil's playground (not only can he still rock at 50, but he still looks good in leather pants and not much else)
11. the pet shop boys discography (i was between this, frank sinatra's duets, a-ha's hunting high and low, the moody blues greatest hits, the monkees, a disc of depeche mode remixes, and the crow soundtrack. see what i mean about having a hard time narrowing my list down to 11?)

okay- time to figure out what i'm wearing in the wild. i'll be back to civilization in about a week.......*

*and yes- i'll finally get around to updating random photos upon my return....really.


MPH said...

FYI, I have a new post up at "Heightened Thoughts"

Labbie said...

You mean you don't have my "As Heard On Lab Boy's Blog" CD? Oh, I'm going to have to get you one, aren't I?

And don't bother reading MPH's post... It's about illegal immigration and such. I wonder where he gets such fresh ideas?


I'm kidding. Go read it. It's good.

Callie said...

This is why, two or three days before any trip, I'm at my computer making my own CD's. Not only can I usually fit more songs on one of my CDs, I can weed out all the icky songs that just take up space.

Have fun!

Anonymous said...

you have an eclectic taste in music, I don't see how someone could love the pet shop boys AND nine inch nails at the same time. haha.

freewriter said...

hooray for billy!