Saturday, September 09, 2006

9/8/06 - Love Part 2: The Sweet

Just in time for Grandparents Day, I go undercover to investigate the happier, sweeter side of romance in this, the second installment of my 3-part series about love. In my research, I was able to learn a little something about love but like many others, I'm still left with many questions about the song, "Devil Went Down To Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band. First and foremost: The Devil won that fiddling contest, right? Because isn't that totally amazing fiddle feedback thing the Devil plays a hundred times better than that high-school-band piece-of-crap tune Johnny plays? And since the Devil is so clearly better, why does he lay the golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny's feet? What kind of one-sided bet was that anyway, your eternal soul for a fiddle? Shouldn't it have been something like Johnny's soul or the eradication of Evil? If the Devil went down to Georgia cause he was looking for a soul to steal, why does he arrange what appears to be an honest competition? And who was judging that contest? Was it an honor-system kind of thing? With the Devil? If you're Johnny, what do you even want with a golden fiddle? Does a golden fiddle really sound good to play vs. a wooden instrument? Does he think he's going to display it in his home and tell people the story of how he beat the Devil? Who's going to believe that? Was it really necessary or wise to invite the Devil to come on back if he ever wants to try again? Cause what does Johnny need, a second golden fiddle? Why would the Devil need an invitation anyway?

Anyway, I realize that since the world's finest scholars have been completely baffled by these questions for the last 26 years, there's certainly no way I'm going to get to the bottom of it. What I can tell you about, through the power of song and music-playing devices, is love. Take rocket ride on this mp3 to the moon of love:

Love Part 2 - The Sweet Goodness

Playlist time:

Lovers of Loving Love - Aquabats
Baby, Sign Here With Me - Henry Badowski
She's A Sensation - The Ramones
You Got Me - VHS or Beta
Love Action - Human League
Pure - The Lightning Seeds
Together - Suede
The Perfect Girl - The Cure
Heaven - Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry
Pretty Baby - Blondie
I Like You - Morrissey
English Rose - The Jam
Work For Love - Ministry
Lips Like Sugar - Echo and the Bunnymen
United - Throbbing Gristle
Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones
Fall - Psychedelic Furs
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
You Trip Me Up - The Jesus and Mary Chain
Number 1 - Goldfrapp
Be Near Me - ABC
Love You More - The Buzzcocks
The Start Of Something - Voxtrot
****Guilty Pleasure***I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
24 Hours - The Sounds
Lover - Roxy Music
Rent - Pet Shop Boys
Pulled Up - Talking Heads
Mix Tape = Love - The Tah-Dahs
Girl From Mars - Ash
Lovers Rock - The Clash
O Baby - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Love Song - The Damned
Love Song - The Cure
Losing Streak - Eels
Oh Oh, I Love Her So - The Ramones
Hit - The Sugarcubes
Indian Summer - The Doors
October Love Song - Chris and Cosey
Wonderful - Adam Ant
You're Quiet - Brendan Benson
It Must Be Love - Madness


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