Thursday, January 19, 2006

My first and last Thursday Thirteen. It pains me to share this with you, but...

in the interest of getting my crap straight AND procrastination, I thought I'd do the Thursday Thirteen today.

Thirteen CDs Even I'M Shocked to Find in my Collection

1. The Cure, Mixed Up. Yes, there must have been a mix-up, because I never even liked the Cure.

2. Stone Free, a Tribute to Jimi Hendrix by various artists. This is a mystery to me. I mean, PM Dawn covering "You Got Me Floatin'?" And what's this? The Cure again, doing "Purple Haze?" Two strong reasons to donate this CD to the local skeetshoot league.

3. 70 Ounces of Gold (various artists). I don't know, this looks more like 70 ounces of shit to me.

4. Soundtrack to the movie Sliver. There was a girl who lived on my floor at Nelson Hall who repeatedly insisted that I play this CD over and over again until it felt like a sliver in my brain.

5. House of Pain's Fine Malt Lyrics. Because sometimes I just wanted to jump around. Jump around. Jump up jump up and get down.

6. Dinosaur Jr's Where you Been?. This one was a little too alternative, even for me. It should have been named, "What the...?"

7. 2Pac, Strictly 4 My Niggaz. Because I was clearly the intended demographic.

8. Zoo Rave 1. I vaguely recall forcing my mother to listen to this on headphones in 1992. "This is what people my age listen to now, Mom!" *involuntary shudder*

9. Last Action Hero, Music from the Original Motion Picture. It may have been a motion picture, but it certainly wasn't original. Neither was the soundtrack.

10. Dead Can Dance, Into the Labyrinth. Music I was told to play if I wanted to "get myself into the mood." If the mood involved trying to physically enter Edvard Munch's The Scream-scape.

11. A bunch of Buddhist monks chanting. From my brief attempt at chilling myself the eff-out. Have you ever heard a fleet of Buddhist monks chanting? I wish I had before I bought this CD.

12. Twisted Sister, Big Hits and Nasty Cuts. Oh Dee, your hair was so beautiful. Your makeup so carefully applied. Your songs other than "We're not Gonna Take it" so derivative.

13. The Best of Peter, Paul and Mary: Ten Years Together. The one with "Puff the Magic Dragon" and "If I Had a Hammer" (I would destroy the CD player). This was actually given to me in 1995 by an old boyfriend. One would think that this gift, combined with the extra-large Partridge Family t-shirt he gave me for Christmas that year, would have been enough evidence for me to break up with him. But no. He ended up dumping me on Valentine's Day, when I had the flu. Maybe for failing the "If I give you crap gifts you should really say so or kick me to the curb" test.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here

From the meme authors:
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

From me:
I just learned that this is the final Thursday Thirteen. Dammit! I'll be late to my own funeral. Here are some thirteeners with their shit much more together than me:

1. Novelist in Training
2. Diary of the Nello
3. Whiskey Talking
4. Urban Mummy
5. Music Whore
6. Colleen
7. Chickadee
8. Nicole
9. Snickerdoodles
10. Rosei

(leave your link in comments, I’ll add you, too)


  1. Anonymous8:39 PM

    I LOVE this list! A great idea. I'm glad to say that I don't have any of these albums in my collection--but I bet I could find thirteen equally awful ones, ones that make me cringe any time someone looks through my CDs and says, "You have this??? Oh, and according to Nello, they might be continuing Thursday Thirteen after all, only under different management. So it might not be entirely dead. Here's hoping.

  2. I own a few Cure CDs too, and I don't like them. It must be some kind of epidemic.

    Stopped by to read your 13.

  3. Anonymous9:08 PM

    Great list, and a great idea for a list!! I don't have these, but I"m sure I have a few. But I like the least, I like a few of the songs..go Love Cats!!

    My 13 are up!

  4. Anonymous9:19 PM

    Great to meet you Jess. This is a fun twist on the 13 theme...even if I don't know 2/3 of them. I guess that's a good thing.

    Congrats on your book being published! I hope you'll share sometime how you came to write it and went about finding a publisher.

  5. Anonymous9:51 PM

    Number 7 - hilarious! =D

  6. Anonymous10:06 PM

    OH no, don't quit!!! Seriously! I'm going to continue to do the TT13. Usually I'm better about keeping up reading my other 13s friends.

    I am embarrassed to admit that I have a Belly CD. Apparently I thought she was good at one time. Yikes.

  7. Anonymous10:39 PM

    Don't quit hun. My friend and I are going to be taking over TT for Leanne and hosting it on our sites. You won't even have to miss a beat. I enjoyed your list!

  8. I've got to be honest. I love the TuPac CD and it's in my car right now. Call me crazy. I listened to it while I was preggo and I swear my baby is calmed by it now.

  9. Just stopped in for the first time. I like your blog. Just don't add any music with Buddhist Chanting.

  10. Don't let this be your last 13...I think a lot of people are going to continue doing it.
    LOVE the list. Hilarious! I have to have Pete, Paul and Mary...and I purchased FOR MYSELF! (and secretly listen to it every three years! shhh!)
    Great list. Can't wait to read more next week.
    My 13 are up!

  11. Anonymous7:51 AM

    Nice list *lol* I also have shocking CDs in my collection and till now I wonder why I still keep them.

  12. Anonymous3:52 PM

    # 13 is hilarious! Thanks for dropping by my 13. :)

  13. She found someone to take over the list, but it would have continued anyway--there's so much code out there floating around.

    Great list. Be sure to put it up next Thursday.