Top 100 songs of 2009: 50-26

100-76 | 75-51 | 50-26 | 25-1

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a model, dancer or a singer when I grew up.  I”m only 5’4″ so scratch out model, my mother had 4 jobs to support me and my 3 brothers and couldn’t afford to send me to classes so scratch out dancer… but singing my heart out loud was free so I did a lot of that.  Only thing is that unlike the rest of my siblings I didn’t get the charismatic life of the party gene.  I got up the courage to belt it out at church and school talent shows a few times growing up but once I hit that awkward stage of life I shriveled up inside and became far too self aware and terrified to even sing aloud if anyone else was in the house… let alone on a stage.  Those who can’t, teach? Nah.  I prefer to simply spread around all the wonderful talents in these songs like the plague instead.  And then wait for Terrence to leave or fall asleep to belt it out in my livingroom. Hooray for shame.

Have fun listening.

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Top 100 songs of 2009: 75-51

100-76 | 75-51 | 50-26 | 25-1

Thanks to my recent move I’ve discovered hidden musical gems.  I found my box of mixtapes (they weren’t lost, just forgotten) all of which were labeled with years or months (ie: Sophomore year mix) and all those titles sparked my interest… unfortunately I don’t own a cassette player.  How lame am I? I also unearthed all of my spools of CDR mixes, I don’t own a CD player either but at least I can still play those in my pc.  Now I simply compile these lists on my iTunes and eventually when I have to wipe out my pc (like I’ll be doing again in a few weeks to upgrade to Win7) I lose all of these playlists.  I usually try to print them out but it’s not the same.  I miss cassette tapes, I miss the process… how fantastic it used to be.  Sure it’s simpler now but all the beautiful science of it is gone.  This may be why I continue to make these lists… I need a process.

I hope you enjoy.

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Top 100 songs of 2009: 100-76

100-76 | 75-51 | 50-26 | 25-1

Me and music go way back, some may even say that I’m slightly obsessed… but being that I’m the daughter of a DJ and a dancer I might not have had a choice in the matter. I feel compelled to force my music onto everyone I meet and this is just another one of those instances.

I’ve been making these lists for the last 6 years, before that I made annual mixtapes and CDRs to showcase the years talents… I don’t know why I do it, I just have to.  Whether anyone cares or not I still have to make them.  Terrence just told me I was crazy, but he tells me that every year as these lists get longer or more involved.  I for one think they’ve become less involved and if you’ve ever read through my annual lists in the last few years you might agree.

It’s only the opinion of one girl.  Here you go…

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RIP Imeem.

Some of you may have noticed that I hadn’t posted my November playlist or top 5 yet, or maybe you didn’t, this is partly because I’m behind due to the holidays and finals and also due to the unexpected death of imeem. I relied heavily on imeem to share music and am currently trying to locate another music lending site to host my playlists, although I doubt this search will be fruitful. Imeem has been “resurrected” by Myspace and apparently soon all of my past playlists will be converted to myspace’s format, none of this excites me in any way considering my distaste for myspace and my lacking confidence in their capabilities. In the coming days I’ll most likely have to rely on Lala and Youtube to provide snippets from my playlists and most likely will cease to produce them or at least switch up the way I worked it.

For the past few years imeem has made music listening and sharing a simple and enjoyable activity… this may be the saddest day for music pirating since the death of OiNK (ok, that may be pushing it), goodbye dear friend, I’ll miss you.