30 March 2009

wildly inappropriate

One of the tasks I've yet to begin, but I expect I'll enjoy, is choosing music for our non-reception dance party. Our friend (& groomsman) Russ and his band are going to play live music for us, but in between sets we'll be all about the iPod.

I'm thinking about this today because I was listening to my iPod at my new gig this morning (filling merchandise orders from my company's website that came in over the weekend). I was in the middle of one of my regular class playlists, when it occurred to me that many of the songs I like are Wildly Inappropriate for Weddings:

"Wake Up Call" by Maroon 5
"Man of Constant Sorrow" remixed by Skeewiff
"Fastlove" by George Michael
"Grounds for Divorce" by Elbow
"Another Way to Die" by Jack White + Alicia Keys
"Missed Me" by Dresden Dolls
"Never Is a Promise" by Fiona Apple
"Not Ready To Make Nice" by The Dixie Chicks
"Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2
"Psychotic Girl" by The Black Keys

... I could go on for quite a while here. I think I'm in the market for some "happy music."

***edit: I've decided to keep adding to this, as I think of more songs. It could become the Ultimate Wedding Playlist From Hell.


elizabeth said...

Hilarious! The other day, I told Mr. Barefoot that I wanted the Talking Heads 'Nothing But Flowers' (which I took to be an enviro manifesto) and 'Burning Down the House' at our dance party... he thought they were both kinda downers. Gotta look for some happy music... 'Walking on Sunshine'???

Mr.Un-Bride said...

Come on Feel the Noise is a pretty happy song...

elizabeth said...

I like... I think Mr. Barefoot would like -girls rock your boys- too! We've got a definite 80's thing going on.

un-bride said...

ack! Don't encourage him!