So my friend Jeff Clary is doing this, and I think we should all do it too. I have no idea what categories lay ahead, as he is only on day 3, but I think this sort of thing is custom made for someone like me. And since this blog has limited exposure, I don't have to worry about looking like a chump. Here we go.
Day 1 - Favorite Song
Obviously this is really hard. There are many candidates, but when I have to think of my favorite all-time songs, there are only a few songs that come to mind regularly. I feel like these have to be songs that I have been listening to for at least 10 years to qualify, so I have to rule out things like "Doomsday" by Elvis Perkins, and "Buriedfed" by Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. Which basically makes me pick between contemporary to my life songs like U2's "One", "Boy With the Arab Strap" by Belle & Sebastian or "100%" by Sonic Youth. Or older songs like "If You Want Me to Stay" by Sly and the Family Stone, "To Sir With Love" by Lulu, or "If I Can Dream" by Elvis.
But at the end of the day, I went with the first song that jumps in my head when this subject comes up.
I love this song. I couldn't find a decent album version on youtube, but this is good because it's contemporary to the time it was released. Before Wayne Coyne started wearing the same suit over and over and smearing blood on his face.
I went ahead and added Chelsey's favorite too, so everyone could listen if they wanted. Her explanation is below in the comments area.
And Chuck's (also explained below)
And Wendy's! I love this song too. It makes me sad that they don't seem to like it as much as I do. I can't remember if it's this or "High and Dry" but they totally ripped on one of those songs in an interview I read. Which made me mad.