July 23, 2010

DreamSong






In honor of the movie INCEPTION, I wanted to Rank the best songs with the word DREAM in the title. I came up with 16 that stood above the rest. Below is my list (with a handy embedded video at the end to listen to them all in order if you want).  Enjoy!




THE BEST SONGS EVER (FOREVER-EVER?) WITH THE WORD "DREAM" IN THE TITLE






#16  Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean


Right up there with "Snakes on a Plane" as far as informative titles. 






#15  Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful


Despite the fact the band name traces back to Coffee, this is a great song.







#14  Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day


Little known fact: original title was "Avenue of Achy-Breaky Hearts," but had to be changed after Monsieur Cyrus showed up. 






#13  Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House


I always wished they'd teamed up with Firehouse and Counting Crows to form Counting Crow-ded Firehouse






#12  Dream Lover - Bobby Darin

I know I should think of Kevin Spacey when Darin comes up, but for me, mention of Darin's name always conjures that scene in Family Guy (16:48 mark).






#11  All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers

I can hardly ever dream about what I want to. Did the Everly Brothers have special powers?





#10  I Have A Dream  - Abba

I heart Eurovision so much!





#9  Dream On  - Aerosmith


My top 5 moments (in some order) of Aerosmith are: RUN/DMC collaboration, the Janie's Got a Gun video, the Love in an Elevator video, the inspired decision to make a triptych involving Alicia Silverstone and when Steven Tyler goes from singing "Dream on" in one octave and suddenly springs into full on falsetto scream.  Love it. 







#8  Dreamlover - Mariah Carey


Don't hate: You Loved It Too!!!






#7  Only In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson


Look at that energy, that charisma, that magic! It's like Britney, minus the crazy. (Seriously. I know you're probably not a Debbie Gibson fan, but watch that video for two minutes and tell me you're not impressed. I dare you.)






#6  Sweet Dreams of You - Patsy Cline



I totally forgot about Patsy until I was done, forcing me to have to re-number everything!  This is really an underrated mope song after a breakup. Highly recommended.  





#5  Dreams - Fleetwood Mac


I was taking my sister once somewhere and there was dry lightning, followed by thunder (which always scares her). I pointed out the Thunder, and she disagreed, saying "Thunder only happens when it's raining." Damn you, Stevie Nicks, for miseducating our kids! You're a meteorological monster and you don't care who you hurt!






#4  Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics


Not to be pedantic, but grammatically this song is either completely out of order or Annie needs psychiatric help. (Don't rule out "both")






#3  California Dreamin'  - The Mamas and the Papas

I changed the order of my top 3 at least a dozen times.  I absolutely love the harmony of this song.  






#2  Dreams - Cranberries


I tried to figure out the video for a week until I realized - "Oh yeah, Dreams are confusing."  This may not be the flashiest Cranberries song but coming back again and again and again it's gotta be right at the top. 





and the Number One Song with "Dream" in the title is......






#1  Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Mama Cass

It seems like a simple song, but it is simply elegant and you simply cannot do better. 




HONORABLE MENTION  (links go to videos)


Dream Weaver - Gary Wright


Your Wildest Dreams - The Moody Blues 


Dream Police - Cheap Trick


Dream Baby  and Beautiful Dreamer - Roy Orbison



River Of Dreams - Billy Joel 


Daydream Believer - The Monkees 


These Dreams  - Heart




The Dream Is Still Alive - Wilson Phillips



Wanna listen to all the songs back-to-back without having to do a bunch of clicking?  I got you covered, homey!






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July 2, 2010

How Women are Like Pizza








[The idea came the other night when my brother was over to watch a movie. My dad was fixing two pizzas, a meat one and a cheese one with a special crust. My brother indicated he wanted the meat, and I chided him for not choosing both.  "Pizza is like a woman," I told him. "There's more than one kind you can enjoy."  We started coming up with other ways, which brings us here. Enjoy. -Hyperion]




HOW WOMEN ARE LIKE PIZZA







#14  - Thin Crust can be good, Medium Crust can be good, and Deep Dish can be most filling....




#13 - But no matter what the crust, you want it to be hand-tossed.







#12 - Sometimes it tastes even better the next morning for breakfast.






#11  - Some guys may use utensils, but most guys are more than happy to just dive in and use their hands. If the pizza looks good they can barely keep their hands off of it.  







#10  You can NEVER have too much pizza!






#9  - Whether they admit it or not, most guys like a little meat on their pizza. (Many guys like a Lot of meat!)







#8 - On the other hand, while all toppings are appreciated, a “bare” pizza is good too. That was the Original Pizza, the way God intended.  







#7 - The Sauce is absolutely essential.  Nice and spicy, with just a touch of sweetness.  You don’t want a sour or bitter sauce, but you don’t mind deep complex flavors.  







#6 - Doesn’t matter if he had it yesterday, the day before that, and today at lunch. Ask any guy at any time if he wants pizza, and the answer is always “Yes!”








#5 - Sometimes the Pizza smells so good you can’t wait to get it home, and you simply must have a piece RIGHT NOW!.  






#4  And while you’ll go out to get your pizza, ain’t nothin’ better than having it show up at your door.






#3 - Cannot stress this enough - the thicker the crust - the more pizza for us to eat, and that’s a good thing.  






#2 - Guys aren’t picky. All different brands, different places - we may have our favorites, but it’s all still pizza!  Guys don’t care about prices, either. (One of my favorite pizzas is Totino’s; it may be cheap, but that’s just more you can have at your party!)



and the number one way Women are like Pizza is.....





#1 - Sure, it tastes better when it’s super hot, but hot or not, it’s still pizza, and there’s still nothing you’d rather have in your mouth.







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