Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hijacking High Fidelity's Hijinks!

Okay, so I was just reading in a Squidoo lens (an ongoing list of over 180 things to blog about) that one thing you can always blog is a list. According to this lens, people just luuuurve lists. And yanno what? They're right. Why do you think High Fidelity (both the book - find it on amazon - and the movie, also on amazon) is so popular? Yes, it's the love story and the general humor and the fantastic soundtrack (or, in the case of the novel, the fantastic musical references and allusions) and of course, it's John motherfucking Cusack. However, perhaps above and beyond all that, it's the guys' ever-present top-five lists that draw you in and blow your mind. Top five side ones, track ones? Are you fucking kidding me? Do you know how many times I've tried to come up with my own version of that list that's half as good? Shiiiit. Anyway, following in the tradition of Rob, Dick, and Barry, I'm gonna hook ya up with with a few of MY top-five lists including, yup, you guessed it, my own top five side ones, track ones. *grins*

Kake's Top Five Side Ones, Track Ones

1. "Come Together," Abbey Road, The Beatles

2. "Fight Test," Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, The Flaming Lips

3. "Thunder Road," Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen

4. "Blitzkrieg Bop," Ramones, Ramones

5. "Gimme Shelter," Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones

Kake's Top Five Summer Songs

1. "Summer in the City," Hums of the Lovin' SpoonfulThe Lovin' Spoonful

2. "Summer Dust," The Love LanguageThe Love Language

3. "Swim," Astro Coast, Surfer Blood

4. "Deadbeat Summer," Psychic Chasms, Neon Indian

5. "Surf Wax America," Weezer ("The Blue Album"), Weezer

Kake's Top Five Songs That Get Ya Hot And Bothered

1. "Lover I Don't Have To Love," Lifted, or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground, Bright Eyes

2. "All This And More," Young, Loud, and Snotty, Dead Boys

3. "Let's Get It On," Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye

4. "You Know I'm No Good," Back to BlackAmy Winehouse

5. "Lay Lady Lay," Nashville SkylineBob Dylan

Kake's Top Five Erotic Mainstream Movies

1. Secretary (Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader)

2. Love And Other Drugs (Jake Gyllenhaal and Ann Hathaway)

3. Killing Me Softly  (Joseph Fiennes and Heather Graham)

4. In The Cut (Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo)

5. Henry and June (Fred Ward and Maria de Madeiros)

Kake's Top Five Literary Erotic Poems

1. "i like my body when it is with your," e.e. cummings

2. "Us," Anne Sexton

3. "Carnal Apple, Woman Filled, Burning Moon," Pablo Neruda

5. *TIE* "Beast, Book, Body," Erica Jong and "Raw With Love," Charles Bukowski