Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Song #6

Right around the time I said goodbye to bands like Color Me Bad and EnVouge, (I was twelve) and took up to listening to the likes of Tori Amos, Liz Phair, The Pixies, Nirvana, R.E.M., NIN, Smashing Pumpkins and many more bands I do not cringe at the fact that I listened to relentlessly; I discovered a very special secret.

The song #6.

Each time I would unwrap the cellophane from my CD, my favorite would always be #6. At first I thought it a coincidence. Being a teenager I shrugged it off because I had much angsting to do. I couldn't be bothered with something that might make me happy.

As I grew up and dropped the veil of anger I pretended to have, I started to take notice. It wasn't EVERY CD, but most of them. Sometimes the faves would switch to another song on the album, but it was always #6 that got me into it. I then started to think of it as a little special secret, that maybe my favorite musicians were trying to do something nice just for me. (I also had a very overactive imagination when I was a kid :D)

Happy Phantom made me fall head over feet for Miss Tori Amos, following that with The Wrong Band on Under the Pink, and of course who could forget Mr. Zebra on Boys for Pele?

Rocket on Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins. Polly on Nevermind, from Nirvana.

And it's carried on in it's traditions...

Regina Spektor's Begin to Hope - Hotel Song
The Dresden Dolls' The Dresden Dolls - Slide
Rufus Wainwright's Want - Natasha
Radiohead's OK Computer - Karma Police

Now, I won't go into the complete list of all of the different albums with song #6 as my favorite. That would take a long time and a lot of researching because sadly, while I have a wonderful memory, I am no Mensa candidate.


I just wanted to shout out a little tribute and throw in a random blog because, well, it's what I do. :D

Thank you Song #6. I've loved my little secret and now I get to share it with everyone else.

11 comments:

K. Allen Wood said...

Well, I just checked. My favorite is a different number on every Tori album. Haha.

She is awesome, though!

K.Hinny said...

It's hard to choose but those songs are the ones that initially got me into each and every album.

Maybe it IS just for me :D

K.Hinny said...

I just got to see her when she did American Doll Posse tour, it was amazing. I love Tori.

Bea Sempere said...

Aw, I love how you thought your "favorite musicians were trying to do something nice" for you. That brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.

Your #6 is your lucky number like my #7 is mine. I always believed my #7 would wind up being my soul mate. After being with six, taking pieces of them good and bad, number 7 would make me complete. He'd be my soul mate, my dark prince. I believed and wished on this since high school.

Lee Thompson said...

Neat, Hinny. I have a similar thing with new CD's. It's not number six though. And I agree, Tori Amos, Spektar, and The Dresden Dolls are awesome. :-)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Interesting theory about #6, perhaps you could apply to the government for funding to do a study (and secretly apply it to your writing endeavours...)

K.Hinny said...

Bea! That's so sweet! I'm glad you found him :D

Lee, thanks for reading. Amanda Palmer's stuff is fabulous also, I can't wait to hear Evelyn Evelyn.

Alan, that is a great idea. Thanks :D I'll let you know how it works out.

bettielee said...

I know this is way random - but I have a friend, everytime she looks at the clock it's 11:11. Google it. It will blow your mind.

K.Hinny said...

That is so funny Bettie. Cause that happens to me to, we have a magazine 11:11 at work, I haven't thought to google it tho. I'll do it :D

mmcelhinny said...

Now that I think about it, you never were much of a Blur fan, huh?

K.Hinny said...

Yes, but I never owned their Cd...