Life continues past the months of June, July, and August and so must the counselors of Day Camp.

8.14.2006

Soliciting Songs

So I've been given permission to use songs for the staff banquet slideshow that AREN'T EXPLICITLY CHRISTIAN. So what four songs should I play? Suggestions please. And all of you Third Dayers and Jeremy Campers can go sit in the corner and cry.

24 Comments:

Blogger Fisher-man said...

Are you looking for specific themes in the lyrics or just songs that would go well to music? Nostalgic? Anything?

10:25 AM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Gangsta's Paradise
Hit Em Up
Sex Bomb
YMCA

11:30 AM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

if your looking for the newest hippest trends in music, you ain't gonna find it from me. I'm limited to Bakersfield radio, reruns of grey's anatomy, and my workout mix on my suffle. so in that case i say chasing cars by snow patrol. thats about it. but i like jav's.

12:02 PM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

i mean shuffle. a suffle doesn't exist.

12:03 PM

 
Blogger Gator said...

This is an opportunity to get out some new good music to people who are used to effing Switchfoot at these functions. Psh. No help from you kids. I'm sure I can scrounge something up.

12:13 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Ok, I'm sure we can definitely hook you up if that's what you really want, but some direction is necessary. Basically, what Fish said - do you just want some hip good music or do you want something thematic?

1:26 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Eh, I don't really feel much like waiting for a response.

From 2006:

Postcards from Italy (Beirut)
Rough Gem (Islands)
The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack (Liars)
Consolation Prizes (Phoenix)
Dear Mr. Super Computer (Sufjan Stevens)
Treehouse (I'm from Barcelona)
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (Flaming Lips)

From Before:

Heavy Metal (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
Through the Walls (RJD2)
Feel the Pain (Dinosaur Jr.)
Sleep the Clock Around (Belle & Sebastian)
You Are Invited (Dismemberment Plan)
Glosoli (Sigur Ros)
The Crystal Lake (Grandaddy)
Jesus, Etc. (Wilco)
Kamera (Wilco)
Shot in the Arm (Wilco)
Hounds of Love (Futureheads)
Sing Me Spanish Techno (or if you're feeling ballsy "Use It" by New Pornographers)


Basically that's stuff you mostly know, though. Sorry.

2:56 PM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Thanks, Jav. This is good stuff. I don't know how much direction you guys really need. It's not like you all haven't sat through what I'm about to make, some of you four times. I need some (a lot) of upbeat stuff and a couple contemplative selections. That's everything. Again, thanks, Jav.

3:08 PM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

actually direction is something we all need. new cutting edge stuff. classics tried and true... offensive? nostalga is a big one. anyways, I agree with anything wilco.

5:48 PM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

"Ready and Waiting to Fall" by Mae seems like it could fit in well with a slideshow presentation. Upbeat, not too poppy, but more about love than nostalgia, but not totally - it could work.

I like "Family Business" by Kanye West too, give the whole family thing... but it does talk about jail, so... who knows.

11:12 AM

 
Blogger Bruin said...

I feel a bit insecure suggesting music to all you well-versed music people. But James Blunt "Good-bye my lover" is definitely nostalgic. And I like it. Or "Reeling in the years" by Steely Dan and "Sunset soon forgotten" by Iron and Wine are also nostalgic.

And if you want to stick to the theme of African Safari (which probably is unlikely)... "Putumayo presents" makes good collections of global music themed by region.

4:17 PM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Appreciate the suggestions, as always, and for keeping to the unmentioned criterion that the songs be pure of heart and mind.

I'm trying to pick up artists that most won't have heard, or at least heard in this context. That excludes Iron & Wine and Death Cab each of which would have a whole bunch of fitting melancholy songs.

Right now, I'm only sure of two things:

"Glosoli," Sigur Ros
"Hounds of Love," The Futureheads

I'm kind of looking at the following:

"These are the Fables," The New Pornographers
"Jessica Numbers," The New Pornographers
"Saeglopur," Sigur Ros
"A Praise Chorus," Jimmy Eat World
"Wake Up, Ma and Pa are Gone," The Bound Stems
"Sing, Theresa Says," Greg Laswell
"Do What I Can," Greg Laswell

The suggestion box is still open, though it shouldn't be. I'm running behind despite working 12+ hour days. Sheesh.

6:26 PM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Ugh. Glosoli and Hounds of Love?!?! I have no idea how to crossfade these. D/l both songs and help me play the Six Degrees of Nordic Prog Rock. What song(s) link Glosoli to Hounds of Love and back again?

6:30 PM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Alright, so I'm thinking Jessica Numbers -> Hounds of Love -> some shortened version of Glosoli. If I need another song in between I'll have to relook at iTunes.

7:00 PM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

i;ve heard of a few of these bands and songs.... though not the ones you have choosen. sorry, can't help your fades. good luck.

11:49 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

I know you're not the hugest fan of Sufjan, but check out either "Alanson, Crooked River," "The Transfiguration," or "Say Yes to Michigan" as a connector between Hounds of Love and Glosoli. Or some other Sufjan song - just a piece, y'know? The break, otherwise, is pretty jarring, dontcha' think?

11:41 AM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Hmmm. Check out the song Schrapnell by Isolee. It might be the right kind of thing as a sort of bridge.

11:49 AM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

"Back-door lover" from Josie and the Pussycats?

12:00 PM

 
Blogger Gator said...

I do think, Jav. I'll probably break them up with an interview segment, anyway, but I think Sufjan is a good transition. I'm awfully partial to the sound of his UFO song but I'll re-check the ones you mention.

Spidey, Jav already did the blatantly-inappropriate-song thing towards the top and it wasn't funny then either. Or at least I didn't laugh.

3:44 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Yeah, UFO's just as good. I was just thinking Sufjan in general.

Yeah, it wasn't that funny. Except for the addition of YMCA. Gosh - I'm hilarious.

"Back Door Lover?" I don't get it.

3:51 PM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Okay this should definitely move to email, but ... I dunno ... this is easier. I'm really enjoying "Consolation Prize" and a couple of Sufjan options ("Alanson" is good and atmospheric) so there's two more songs right there. Question though: am I crazy for wanting to use "Maps" here?

4:45 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Yeah, you are. 'Cause a good 10% (at least) of your crowd will know it. And that's too much, cause when "Wait, they don't love you like I love you" comes reigning in, and you see that annoying 18 yr. old mouthing the words, it'll break your damn heart. "Consolation Prizes" is a solid choice, though.

9:52 PM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

Ha... that's funny.

11:51 AM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

... and I mean the consolation prize joke, not that G8R would be pissed about the 18 year old mouthing the words.

11:51 AM

 

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