16 October 2007

Easy as 1-2-3

There’s another great Green Monkey Music Project over at Splotchy’s place. I got to play this time — and I earned my GMMP Master Badge badge in the process. If only I could get that Making a Fire badge, too …

This mix is a fun, elementary one: alphabetical tracks. Herr Splotch asked the contestants to pick a geometric to get our ABCs.

I wound up with Z — last, but certainly not least. I whined at first (how many songs beginning with Z can you think of?), but in minutes I had thirteen tracks. I decided not to take the easy “Ziggy Stardust” route (although my Wilco and Bauhaus covers are pretty cool, and one can never go wrong with Bowie).

I narrowed it down to what I think are five cool Z tunes:

Show of hands for those surprised to find an R.E.M. track among my Zs? Anyone?

Here’s a bonus that didn’t make the cut:

If I had read Splotchy’s e-mail more closely, I would have known I was on the hook for just one track — but who could cut any of these beautz?

Click on over to check out the As through the Zs.

Show of hands for those who love Splotchy and GMMP!

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17 Comments:

At 10/16/2007 11:53:00 PM, Blogger Eebie said...

Great tracks and bravo for digging a bit rather than go for the slam dunk that is Ziggy Stardust.

I love Stan and Astrud! And Louie and the Song of the South classic -sweet!

Did I get firsts on the ever so popular Beth site! Sweet!

 
At 10/17/2007 01:23:00 AM, Blogger Zed said...

If I had drawn Z, my ship would have sunk! But not you, Beth! You did a great job, as usual.

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah by Louis Armstrong, an especially great choice!

 
At 10/17/2007 08:48:00 AM, Blogger Erik Donald France said...

Impressive. Now I'm thinking about the soundtracks to Zentropa and Zorba the Greek and, of course, Z ;)

 
At 10/17/2007 09:41:00 AM, Blogger anandamide said...

that's a zesty list. it has pizzazz....

 
At 10/17/2007 11:19:00 AM, Blogger Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

I only wish I had a Zune to play these on.

 
At 10/17/2007 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

I bow to your Green Monkey Masterfulness! I would have been euchred had I drawn the Z slot.

 
At 10/17/2007 11:50:00 AM, Blogger thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

This reminds me — saw "Into the Wild" last night and suspect you'd love the soundtrack about as much as I did. I'll definitely be adding it to my collection.

 
At 10/17/2007 03:06:00 PM, Blogger Michael K said...

A cursory review of my iTunes shows taht I've a got a shitload of albums that start with Z but very few songs. I would be hard pressed to come up with a decent Z mix tape.

 
At 10/17/2007 03:12:00 PM, Blogger Splotchy said...

Thanks a lot for playing, Beth, and congrats on your master status!

I've just published the full mix over at my blog.

 
At 10/17/2007 05:44:00 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

Cool choices, Beth. Welcome to the Masters.

I'll have to start grabbing some of these songs when I get a sec.

 
At 10/17/2007 09:50:00 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

By the way, you're supposed to discuss your selections. DISCUSS. Sheesh. Silly monkey.

 
At 10/17/2007 10:14:00 PM, Blogger jewgirl said...

I am not surprised, dear. Mazel Tov!
I can't think of any song that begins with a "z" off the top of my head. The guilt. Oy vey.

 
At 10/18/2007 09:11:00 AM, Blogger DaBich said...

:;waving my hands wildly::

LOL!

 
At 10/18/2007 09:12:00 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Congrats! It is a pleasure to have you among our ranks! Remind me to teach you the secret handshake.

 
At 10/18/2007 09:42:00 AM, Blogger timdrussell said...

Zow! Looking forward to hearing these, Beth. Don't know any of them! Nice job!

 
At 10/18/2007 12:53:00 PM, Blogger pistols at dawn said...

David Bowie is the Alice Cooper of the 70s, assuming Alice Cooper was the 60s: probably tough and relevant during their era, but completely unjustifiable if you didn't live through that time.

 
At 10/20/2007 09:29:00 AM, Blogger Bluez said...

I'd take the L train to Brooklyn to see the Brooklyn Funk Essentials do that tune!

 

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