And They Brought Me Their Comfort, and Later They Brought Me Their Song

8 04 2007

 

 

 

Here are the players so far. If your name is not here, please let me know. The WordPress Spam Hatchet sometimes gets a bit carried away.

Poops!

Yarnit!

Cbear!

Bezzie!

Theresa!

Sade!

PK!

Lynnea!

Camille!

 

 

 

**UPDATE!** Six entries so far! Come on, people! You don’t want someone else to run away with the prize, doooooo yoooooooooouuuu?

BIG CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!

So I had this 100th post contest all planned out. But somehow WordPress uses a different counting method than I do, so I’m a bit off. In any case! Hooray, 100th post! I’ve been at this a little less than a year, so that averages out to a not quite one every other day. Dang but I talk a lot!

In addition to seemingly ceaseless babble, I also enjoy me some good music. Sprinkled here and there, starting with the November 13th post, there have been little bits of songs used as post titles. From the moment I hit “publish” until noon on Friday, April 13th, I’ll be taking contest entries. Please give me the name of the recording artist/group and song title from *each* post title. I’ll be moderating comments, so everyone has an equal shot here. I’ll hold off publishing comments until Friday so you won’t be giving each other hints. Whoever has the highest number of correct answers is the Grand Prize Winner! In the case of a tie (and I’m sure there will be many, seeing as how Google rules the universe and all) I’ll draw a name at random and announce the winner this weekend!

Not all post titles are song snippets! Some are just plain old words. And it is possible to have more than one correct artist/group name. This next part is important, so make sure you include it with your answer:

What’s one yarn you’ve always wanted to try but never have? Put that in with your answer. Please. Yes.

I love knit blogs. I spend so much time on knit blogs, far more than I spend actual knitting time. I’ve become acquainted with many many wonderful, talented, sweet, caring people. Knitters rule! (Crocheters drool!) (Just kidding. Sort of. No, I’m kidding.) Learning to knit has been one of the best gifts I’ve ever given myself. I love yarn, I love to look at it, smoosh it against my (clean!) cheek, pile it in a gigantic, pretty bowl, or into a huge basket. I don’t like to have a huge stash, though, because I feel it mocking me. “Just one more thing to add to the list of Things Not Done! Slacker!” But alas, I still love knitting.

Now, seeing as how JungleJim has stepped up the level of wedding parts, including such phrases as “Let’s get married in Sedona” and “So this is the ring you want?” and my favorite “Let’s have a chocolate wedding cake!” (with croquembouche!) I’m sure the frequency of wedding posts will soon out-pace the frequency of yarn and knitting posts. And that will probably get old, so I’ll try to tame it. I’m sure you’re not reading this. I’m sure you’re already checking for song titles.

Seriously. Title, artist, yarn you’ve always wanted to try.

That’s all! You have until Friday the 13th ! Surely a lucky day for someone!

 

 

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23 responses

9 04 2007
Sade

This contest is fun! Happy 100th post! Let me see, I found 21 songs in your posts’ titles. Here there are in backwards order and numbered and with date for your ease of checking 😉 Starting with this post and going back to the one that started it. This was good for my google mojo!

21. 8 april 2007: Sisters of Mercy – Leonard Cohen

20. 29 march 2007: Idioteque – Radiohead
19. 14 march 2007: Violently happy – Bjork
18. 13 march 2007: I’ll be there for you – Bon Jovi
17. 12 march 2007: And When the World is Through With Us, Well Have Each Others Arms – quote from Sleepless in Seattle

16. 21 feb 2007: “Red – the color of desire! Black – the color of despair!” from “Red and Black” – Les Misserables
15. 14 feb 2007: I was made for lovin’ you – KISS
14. 8 feb 2007: Sweet thing – Van Morrison

13. 30 jan 2007: You may be right – Billy Joel
12. 23 jan 2007: Kiss – Prince
11. 19 jan 2007: All I ask Of You – Phantom Of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber
10. 18 jan 2007: Secret World – Peter Gabriel
09. 11 jan 2007: Freelove – Depeche Mode
08. 8 jan 2007: Romeo And Juliet – Dire Straits / Indigo Girls

07. 28 dec 2006: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – George Thorogood and The Destroyers
06. 21 dec 2006: Hard to say I’m sorry – Chicago
05. 19 dec 2006: Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard – Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel)
04. 13 dec 2006: Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley
03. 5 dec 2006: This is the place – Red Hot Chili Peppers

02. 30 nov 2006: Examination of What – Digable Planets
01. 13 nov 2006: My Beloved Monster and Me – Eels

Now lets see as for yarn I’d die to try. I really don’t know! There are so many yarns I haven’t tried and would love to. Maybe anything bamboo or soy silk or “tofu” or linen? In any weight above sock yarn. I’m not picky!

Hugs and confetti and a little party,

Sade

9 04 2007
Jo

Sisters of Mercy – Leonard Cohen (One of my favourite poets!)

9 04 2007
Jo

Okay, maybe I’m confused – do we respond on the individual posts or in one lump sum? Maybe I just gave everyone a point…

9 04 2007
bezzie

Holy crap woman! That’s gonna be tough!

9 04 2007
oldladypenpal

Hu-uhn! Theresa and Sade have already flexed their Google-Fu! It’s going to be fun!

9 04 2007
Theresa

Only took me 14 hours! 😉

9 04 2007
the kitchener bitch

You know I can make a chocolate croquembouche…

9 04 2007
miss kendra

my goodness. if things get slow here at work i know what to do.

10 04 2007
Theresa

Ahem.

I hereby renounce, publicly and officially that Kathy’s contest took 14 hours to complete.

Kathy’s contest did not – I repeat not take more than 12.

10 04 2007
bezzie

14 hours? Wow is the internet run by reindeers running on wheels in Norway? I kid, I kid!!!

(I love reindeers).

10 04 2007
P del F (Fireball)

I love Kathy!
I love MEW-ZIC!
I love Kathy’s taste in mew-zic!

*goes back to Google-fuing*

10 04 2007
oldladypenpal

Jo, it’s easy! Just go back through the posts and pick out which post titles you think are song lyrics. Then you can Google, or, if you’re my Taste In Music Twin, you can use your vast and random music knowledge to answer the challenge!
🙂

10 04 2007
Camille

Sisters of Mercy – Leonard Cohen 4/8/06
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now – Morrisey 4/5/07
Idioteque – Radiohead 3/29/07
Violently Happy – Bjork 3/14/07
I’ll Be There For You – Bon Jovi 3/13/07
The Glory of Love – Dean Martin 3/12/07
I am In Love With You – Imogen Heap 3/2/07
Enjolras, Marius & – Red and Black – The ABC Cafe Lyrics – Les Miserables 2/21/07
I’d Rather Dance With You – Kings of Convenience 2/20/07
I Was Made For Loving You – KISS 2/14/07
Sweet Thing – Van Morrison 2/8/07
You May Be Right – Billy Joel 1/30/07
Kiss – Prince 1/23/07
All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Opera 1/19/07
Secret World – Peter Gabriel 1/18/07
Bella Luna – Venus Hum 1/15/07
Dirty Magazine – Joe Henry 1/15/07
Freelove – Depeche Mode 1/12/07
Freelove – Depeche Mode 1/11/07
Romeo and Juliet – Indigo Girls 1/8/07
Climb Every Mountain – The Sound of Music 12/31/06 (sort of, misquoted, but I thought I’d put it in here to be sure..)
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – John Lee Hooker 12/28/06
Hard to Say I’m Sorry – Chicago 12/21/06
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard – Simon and Garfunkel 12/19/06
Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley 12/13/06
Examination of What – Digable Planets 11/30/06
Changing All the Time – Peter Frampton 11/14/06
My Beloved Monster and Me – Eels 11/13/06

Yarn I’ve Always Wanted to Try: Yarn Pirate sock yarn

10 04 2007
lynnea

April 8—And They Brought Me Their Comfort, and Later They Brought Me Their Song—Leonard Cohen—Sisters of Mercy
April 5—In My Life, Oh, Why Do I Give Valuable Time?—The Smiths—Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
March 29—We’re Not Scaremongering, This is Really Happening—Radiohead—Idioteque
March 14—Let Me See Your Fong!—Sisqo—Thong Song
March 14—Violently Happy, I’ll Get Into Trouble—Bjork—Violently Happy
March 13—These Five Words I Swear to You—Bon Jovi—I’ll Be There For You
March 12—And When the World is Through With Us, We’ll Have Each Other’s Arms–BB King–GLory of Love
March 2—Like That, Another One, Babe?????
Feb 21—Red, The Color of Desire, Black, the Color of Despair—Les Miserables—Red and Black
Feb 20—There’s Room for Us to Shake, and Hey, I Like This Tune—Kings of Convenience—I’d Rather Dance with You
Feb 14—I Was Made for Lovin’ You, Baby! You Were Made for Lovin’ Me!—KISS—I Was Made for Lovin’ You
Feb 8–And I Will Drive My Chariot Down Your Streets and Cry—Van Morrison—Sweet Thing
Jan 30—I May Be Right, You May Be Crazy—Billy Joel—You May Be Right
Jan 23—I Just Want Your Extra Time and Your (Hershey’s) Kiss—Prince—Kiss
Jan 19–“Say you love me!” “You know I do!”—Phantom of the Opera—All I Ask of You
Jan 18–In a Secret World, We Were Colliding—Peter Gabriel—Secret World
Jan 15–My Heart is a Brick and I Cannot Pick It Up—Venus Hum—Bella Luna
Jan 15–And if I Choose to See This as a Sign, It Surely Is—Joe Henry—Tiny Voices
Jan 12–Let’s Make it Clear That This is Free Love—Depeche Mode—Freelove
Jan 11–I’m Only Here to Bring You Free Love—Depeche Mode—Freelove
Jan 8–A Lovestruck Romeo Sings the Streets a Serenade—Indigo Girls—Romeo & Juliet
Jan 2–And When at Last, Youth’s Bitterness Being Past….—Green Day–16
Dec 31–Climb Every Mountain, Swim Every … Swimmable Thing—The Sound of Music—Climb Every Mountain (kind of)
Dec 28–One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer—George Thorogood—One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Dec 23–Chloe Noelle, Her Mama Does Say… Nope. Adaptation on The First Noel
Dec 21–Hold Me Now, It’s Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry—Chicago—Hard to Say I’m Sorry
Dec 19—Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard—Paul Simon—Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Dec 12–In Which We Find Ourselves in a Pickle???
Dec 7–O Christmas Meme, O Christmas Meme!—Traditional Christmas Carol—First to come up when I Googled is VeggieTales.
Dec 5–This is NOT my calling!????
Nov 30–We’re Just Babies, We’re Just Babies, Man!—Digable Planets—Examination of What
Nov 22–And Now Back to Our Regular Happiness!????
Nov 16–I’ll Let The Darkness Curse Itself????
Nov 14–Because You Just Never Know.
Nov 13—My Beloved Monster and Me—Eels—My Beloved Monster

I think I missed a few, but I tried…

I’ve never tried any Colinette.

Fun game, Ms. OLPP!

10 04 2007
Jo

I am not sure if I can play this round – DH has first dibs on the computer time due to the Organic Chemistry class that is kicking his behind – but I did guess that one from the top of my head!

11 04 2007
TiFF

YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED!?!?!?!?!?!?

When did this happen? I’m oh so confused…. come back to me stinky cheese man momma!

11 04 2007
CBear

What’s one yarn you’ve always wanted to try but never have? Put that in with your answer. SeaSilk

And They Brought Me Their Comfort, and Later They Brought Me Their Song
Leonard Cohen – Sisters of Mercy

In My Life, Oh, Why Do I Give Valuable Time?
Morrissey – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

We’re Not Scare-Mongering, This is Really Happening!
RadioHead – Idioteque

Let Me See Your Fong!
A play on Sisqo – Thong Song

violently happy, i’ll get into trouble
Bjork – Human Behavior

These Five Words I Swear to You
Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You

And When the World is Through With Us, We’ll Have Each Other’s Arms

Red, the Color of Desire; Black, the Color of Despair
From the opera Les Miserables – the ABC Café scene

Like That, Another One, Babe!
Imogen Heap – I Am in Love with You

There’s Room for Us to Shake, and Hey, I Like This Tune
Kings of Convenience – I’d Rather Dance with You

I Was Made for Lovin’ You, Baby! You Were Made for Lovin’ Me!
Kiss – I was Made for Lovin’ You

And I Will Drive My Chariot Down Your Streets and Cry
The Waterboys – Sweet Thing (Van Morrison and John Lennon)

We’re Just Babies, We’re Just Babies, Man!

And Now Back to Our Regular Happiness!

I’ll Let The Darkness Curse Itself

Because You Just Never Know.

My Beloved Monster and Me
The Eels – My Beloved Monster

Climb Every Mountain, Swim Every … Swimmable Thing
Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sound of Music – Climb Every Mountain

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
George Thorogood and the Destroyers – 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 Beer

Chloe Noelle, Her Mama Does Say…

Hold Me Now, It’s Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry
Chicago – Hard to Say I’m Sorry

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Simon and Garfunkle – Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard

This Is Our Last Goodbye
Jeff Buckley – This is Our Last Goodbye

In Which We Find Ourselves in a Pickle

O Christmas Meme, O Christmas Meme!
A play on the Traditional, O Christmas Tree – Various and Numerous Artists

I May Be Right, You May Be Crazy
Billy Joel – You May Be Right

I Just Want Your Extra Time and Your (Hershey’s) Kiss
Prince – Kiss
(Tom Jones did it too!)

“Say you love me!” “You know I do!”
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera – All I Ask of You

In a Secret World, We Were Colliding
Peter Gabriel – Secret World

My Heart is a Brick and I Cannot Pick It Up
Venus Hum – Bella Luna (awesome album, awesome live!!!)

And if I Choose to See This as a Sign, It Surely Is
Joe Henry – Dirty Magazine

Let’s Make it Clear That This is Free Love
Depeche Mode – Freelove

I’m Only Here to Bring You Free Love
Depeche Mode – Freelove

A Lovestruck Romeo Sings the Streets a Serenade
Indigo Girls – Romeo & Juliet

And When at Last, Youth’s Bitterness Being Past
An Image From A Past Life by William Butler Yeats (poem)

11 04 2007
CBear

… less than an hour …

11 04 2007
poops

Okay, here goes nothin’…(they’re a bit out of order, I hope that’s okay)
Digable Planets, Examination of What
Eels, My Beloved Monster
The Sound of Music, Climb Every Mountain (sort of)
George Thorogood, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Air Supply, Hard to Say I’m Sorry
Simon and Garfunkel, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Jeff Buckley, Last Goodbye
Billy Joel, You May Be Right (sort of)
Prince (or Tom Jones), Kiss
Depeche Mode, Freelove
Les Miserables, Red and Black
Kiss, I Was Made for Lovin’ You
Bjork, Violently Happy
Bon Jovi, I’ll Be There for You
Bette Midler, The Glory of Love
Imogen Heap, I Am In Love With You
The Smiths, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
Leonard Cohen, Sisters of Mercy

One yarn I would like very much to try is Patons SWS. And Malabrigo. That’s two.

11 04 2007
Yarnit

Well, I don’t have 14 hours but I did spend at least 14 minutes! Here’s what I have, half-assed as it is.
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now–Morrissey (knew it myself!)
Violently Happy–Bjork
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard — Paul Simon (did that one myself too)
My Beloved Monster and Me–Eels (we have the Schrek soundtrack)
These 5 Words I Swear to you–Bon Jovi (knew it)
You Might be Right–Billy Joel (knew it)
Kiss–Prince (knew it)
Secret World– Peter Gabriel (I used to love him!)
I know there is a lot more, especially the ones with Love in the title, that’s all I can do now though! I knew a lot more than I would have thought.
Rowan Calmer would be the yarn. How exciting is that anyway–cotton, whoo hoo. I’ll check back to see who wins. Whoever spent 14 hours??

12 04 2007
Penny Karma

WHAT? ED’s not playing??!!?

13 04 2007
Sade

Who won? who won? who won? who won?

Tell uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!

XD

13 04 2007
oldladypenpal

Theresa emailed me her list, so here it is with the date stamp from my email:

On 4/9/07, Theresa wrote:
>
>
> 11.13 My Beloved Monster and Me – My Beloved Monster, by the Eels –
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPRLCUgjxAQ – also on the
> Shrek OST
> 11.14 Because you just never know – Not sure, but maybe You’ll Just Never
> Know, by 702?
> 11.30 We’re just babies, we’re just babies, man! Examination of What by
> Digable Planets
> 12.7 O Christmas Meme, O Christmas Meme: O Christmas Tree/O Tannenbaum by a
> Leipzig organist and teacher named Ernst Anschütz in 1824.
> 12.13 This is Our Last Goodbye – Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley –
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFxQ5DYqgvw
> 12.19 Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard, by Paul Simon, from the album
> Paul Simon.
> 12.21 Hold me now, it’s Hard for me to Say I’m Sorry: Hard to Say I’m Sorry
> by Chicago. (A guy that Sigurd used to fly model airplanes with once drove
> Peter Cetera around in Norway and said he was a jerk.)
> 12.23 Chloe Noelle, Her mama does say: The First Noel – Cornish in origin,
> dating possibly from as early as the 13th century.
> 12.28 One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer: Done variously by Amos Milburn,
> George Thoroughgood, John Lee Hooker, and repeatedly by a heroine addict at
> a blues bar called Muddy Waters in Oslo.
> 12.31 Climb every mountain, swim every swimmable thing: Climb Ev’ry
> Mountain, written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, performed/dubbed by Margery
> McKay but acted by Peggy Wood – and also by my childhood best friend’s gay
> older brother.
> 1.8 A Lovestruck Romeo Sings the Streets a Serenade: Romeo & Juliet
> performed by Dire Straits and apparently the Indigo Girls
> 1.11 I’m Only Here to Bring You Free Love – Free Love, by Depeche Mode
> 1.12 Let’s Make it Clear That This is Free Love: Free Love, by Depeche Mode
> – again 🙂
> 1.15 And if I Choose to See This as a Sign, It Surely Is: Dirty Magazine, by
> Joe Henry, from Tiny Voices
> 1.15 My heart is a brick and I cannot pick it up – Venus Hum by Bella Luna,
> from Big Beautiful Sky
> 1.18 In a secret world, we were colliding: Secret World, Peter Gabriel
> 1.19 Say You love me – You know I do! All I Ask Of You, from the Phantom of
> the Opera
> 1.23 I just want your extra time and your (hershy’s) kiss: Kiss, recorded by
> (TAFKA) Price, Tom Jones and Bjelleklang (one of whom has a kid that was in
> Amalie’s class last year!)
> 1.30 I May Be Right, You May Be Crazy: You May Be Right, by Billy Joel
> 2.8 And I will drive my chariot down your streets and cry: Sweet Thing by
> Van Morrison
> 2.14 I was made for lovin’ you baby, you were made for loving me: “I was
> made for lovin’ you” by KISS. (What a coincidence! That same bus driver also
> drove Gene Simmons around in Norway and said he was very pleasant.)
> 2.20 There’s room for us to shake and hey I like this tune : I’d Rather
> Dance With You by (NORWAY’S OWN – WHOO!) Kings of Convenience –
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9r9sQ6PHOM
> 2.21 Red, the color of desire, black the color of despair: Red and Black
> from Les Miserables
> 3.2 Like that, another one, babe! : I Am In Love With You by (the
> incomparable!) Imogen Heap
> 3.12 And When the World is Through With Us, We’ll Have Each Other’s Arms:
> The Glory of Love, by Dean Martin and covered by Bette Midler (not that
> Karate Kid song but a different one)
> 3.13 These five words I swear to you: I’ll Be There For You by Bon Jovi
> 3.14 Violently happy, I’ll get into trouble: Violently Happy by (ICELAND’S
> OWN) Bjork!
> 3.14 Let me see your fong! Thong Song by Sisqo
> 3.29 We’re Not Scare-Mongering, This is Really Happening! Idioteque by
> Radiohead
> 4.5 In My Life, Oh, Why Do I Give Valuable Time? Heaven Knows I’m Miserable
> Now, by Morrisey
> 4.8 And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me their song –
> Sisters of Mercy by Leonard Cohen
>
>
>
>

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