Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Dark Romance of A...

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All She Wants Is ~ Duran Duran 

I didn't think the song was about sex (which is weird for me, as I see sex in everything, practically) (which can make Open House attendance at my Kid's high school a bit awkward), I just thought the sexy, synthy bassline fit in with my Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2012 theme of songs I find passionate/darkly romantic/simply romantic/just plain dark/sexy woof! My Dear Friend Nikki noted that, in fact, all the titular "She" actually wants is more nookie (for which I can't say I blame the gal). However, I feel I must point out in rebuttal that, in the video (click on song title to view), what the chick's got hanging from her bedroom wall are shoes, which just goes to show that Duran-squared (one of my fave bands in the whole wide world) have a deeper understanding of the feminine mind than I thought. 

All Through the Night ~ Cyndi Lauper

I'm not one for sappy, sentimental ballads, but the sweet, loving longing in this tune disarms my natural defenses against schmaltz, every time I hear it. (And no, She Bop will not be putting in an appearance when we get to "S" - it'd just be too damned obvious.)

Ain't No Easy Way ~ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC)

The opening lyrics of this song summarize my essential view of love - "It's easy to fall in love, when you fall in love, you know you're done." Amen, Brother. A-men. (Also; Peter Hayes = le woof!!!)  ::swoons::


30 comments:

  1. This is a very nice start! With 2 songs I know and one (BRMC) for me to listen to tomorrow when no one is sleeping :D
    Have a great Sunday!
    <3

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  2. Thanks, Miz Bleu - likewise! I think you'll dig BRMC - the first ever tune I heard of theirs will turn up in my "Dark Romance of L" post - so keep an eye out for it! :-)

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  3. 'nookie'!? lol... My, my, you sound all sweet and innocent now!

    Congratulations on a great start to the A-Z :) I took my post down as I noted the link I put in was knackered (that's broken to you), so I'm posting later today.

    PS: Happy April's Fool :) - sorry, couldn't think of anything humorous to write without sounding like a corny old fart.

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    1. Ach... Sorry, don't know why it posted twice? Recently I've been getting regular 'Error 503' messages when trying to browse or post on Blogger, and that double post was the result of one. Please delete as appropriate ;)

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    2. Merci and quelle weird, Dude! There's a glitch in the Matrix!!!

      I just got up (read: woke up) and need breakfast and coffee before I throw myself into reading others' A to Z posts.

      Also - I thought knackered meant "tired" but I can see how it would work for "broken" as well. :-)

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  4. Nice! I enjoyed that, and it's got me into thinking about getting on the A - Z bus... If you'll pardon the pun, I'll keep you posted.

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    1. Do it, Wayne, DO IT!

      One of us! One of us! One of us! One of us! One of us!

      ;-)

      I think it helps when you've got a theme, and the posts don't have to be long (at least 100 words). The other part of it is that you dedicate yourself to reading other participants' blogs and comment and what not.

      I'm not sure if they're still taking sign-ups for this year though...(?)

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    2. Wayne, I've just read on the A to Z Challenge site that they're accepting sign-ups till Monday, so you can totally go for it, Dude!

      http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/2012-to-z-challenge-sign-up-list.html

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  5. Great song choices. I love the humour in this post. Great stuff :)

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    1. Thanks! I just read your profile and see you're at uni for writing/film - my son's interested in film too! He's been applying to colleges this year and April is the month in which he has to decide where he's going. ::bites nails wondering how she'll pay for it all:: :-)

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  6. All She Wants-- shoes or sex is win win.

    My favorite Cyndi Lauper song is Time after Time. This is a good one too.

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    1. On the first point - agreed.

      On your second - I think my fave Lauper tune might be I Drove All Night (though I admit to feelings of fury that Celine Dion's cover is the better known version).

      :-)

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  7. I always thought all "She" wanted was more money!

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  8. Sounds like a really good theme, I look forward to the rest of your posts! :)

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  9. Great start to A-Z!! I love the first 2 songs and thank you for sharing BRMC. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I love how I'm exposing another beloved band (BRMC) to the WORLD! :-)

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  10. Great theme idea for the A to Z and FYI I love your blog background! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Wendy! It soothes the savage beast within me...(aoorooo!) ;-)

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  11. Oooh, what a great idea. Music. My passion. Mostly men's voices. Currently, Matt Berninger from The National. Check out Citizen Cope's "Bullet and a Target," for "C."

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    1. I gotta dig a tune that can talk about the gritty realities of life and still throw a shout out to some Greek gods. :-D

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  12. I'm a music kinda girl too! Good choices!

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    1. Thanks, Roza! Hope you like the hits coming down the alphabet this month!

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  13. Excellent choice of songs! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your entries for the challenge :)


    Jamie Gibbs
    Fellow A-Z Buddy

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! Have fun with the wild ride of A to Z!

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  14. Great music so far! "Big Thing" was almost my album pick for B.

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    1. Thanks, Suzanna - I look forward to seeing what other albums you *do* pick for A to Z!

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