Sunday, September 18, 2005

Work in Progress (Music)

music

I'm going to associate a song with each of my posts. I'll include the music too. Be patient.

List of posts and corresponding songs

226 - Agric Chic
Keresimesi - ?

225 - Bordello
Gbelo gbebo - D'Banj

224 - One great upper body
Party Hard - Andrew WK / Donae'o

223 - Full of book

222 - Fanning the flames

221 - Not Too Much Pepper

220 - Photography

219 - Fun this morning

218 - I missed it again

217 - Prosefully yours

216 - Flower Seller

215 - Brother Nielsen

214 - A Quick Review
Coco Jambo - Mr. President

213 - Discovering Nigerian blogs
All Star - Smash mouth

212 - Facebook blurbs
Grace Kelly - Mika

211 - From earlier today, the speech
Heartbeat - Nneka

210 - Heroes: Sadosky
Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls

209 - Friends I just met
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Lauryn Hill

208 - More Arab Film Festival 2006
? - ?

207 - Aqua
Relator - Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson

206 - Vavoom
(none)

205 - Ram
Show us the ancient paths - Tom Inglis

204 - I'm hungry
Party Up (Up In Here) - DMX

203 - The Eko Festival, Lagos poem
Sekele - Pro Kid

202 - Rapping in Yoruba - DaGrin
(none)

201 - Declutter . Unclutter .
Kokonsa - Wanlov the Kubulor

200 - Visually Speaking
Wheel of Fortune - Ace of Base

199 - (GOOD) OVERLOAD
I'm Not Going Home - Faithless

198 - (CUTE) OVERLOAD
Peach Trees - Rufus Wainwright

197 - Poem: My Brother, The Jew
Hatin' on the Club - Rihanna

196 - Short Story: Assassin
Whoa - Black Rob

195 - Why gild the lily?
Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen

194 - What's good?
What What - Jay-Z

193 - Broke
Turn The Lights Down Low - The Fugees

192 - Poem: Ballroom Dance
Back To Life - Soul II Soul

191 - I'm No Superman
Belinda - Grady Harrell

190 - Things to buy
Dream - Mary J. Blige

189 - Tribute to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
Paper Planes - M.I.A.

188 - Happy New Year
Are You That Somebody - Aaliyah

187 - Bookish Santa
Take Me Home - Lisa Lisa

186 - Especially Laziness
Kiss From A Rose - Seal

185 - Agassi Open
Nothing Compares To You - Sinead O'Connor

184 - Inspire Me!
La Isla Bonita - Madonna

183 - Writing a bit
If I Ever Fall In Love - Shai

182 - My mind is changing, changing...
Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue

181 - Public Art
You Come and Go - Boy George

180 - Fiction: Honeymoon
Stop Pretending - Bez

179 - ARAB FILM FESTIVAL
La Trouhi - Joseph Attieh

178 - I didn't realize he was dead
Would I Lie To You - Charles and Eddie

177 - Happy September
Love is like a butterfly - Dolly Parton

176 - My new love
(none)

175 - African Reader's Library
When You Think Of Me - Eric Benet

174 - Instinct, Natasha
Dontcha - Pussycat Dolls

173 - Hustle or flow
People Everyday - Arrested Development

172 - Couldn't blog this month
My body, your body - LSG

171 - O'Bama
Sensitivity - Ralph Tresvant

170 - Birthday
Between Me and You - Ja Rule

169 - Aish baladee and Nutella
Danger - P-Square

168 - Cool research, outside the academy
Lorile - X-Project

167 - Big Rush
Carry Go - Styl Plus

166 - Cry
Ordinary World - Duran Duran

165 - Sana'a
Blaze - M.I.

164 - Them Egyptians
Lak, lak, lak - Amr Mustapha, soundtrack: Duniya / Kiss Me Not On The Eyes

163 - Woooooooo
Le Festin - Camille, soundtrack: Ratatouille

162 - Aw, Menn. It's fun being a fan.
Yes We Can Can - Pointer Sisters

161 - Popular Naija Music just for you.
(none)

160 - Metamorphosis
I don't wanna wait - Paula Cole

159 - Rufus is a funny man
In a Cosy Corner on the Upper Deck (We play games, many games on the ocean) - singer TBD in: Wedding in Paris

158 - Poem
Madonna - Rain

157 - Sappy
Your Love is King - Sade

156 - Quickies
I love you came too late - Joey McIntyre

155 - Greed is good
We Belong Together - Mariah Carey

154 - Lest I forget this funny bit
Crossroads - Bone, Thugs, n Harmony

153 - SMS Virgin
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

152 - I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep
To Love You More - Celine Dion

151 - Traveller
U Remind Me - Usher

150 - You know...
Forever - Chris Brown

149 - What will I tell my grandkids
Look At Us - Sarina Paris

148 - Speechless
Tubthumpin' - Chumbawamba

147 - When it's over
Ridiculous - P.O.D. and Eek-A-Mouse

146 - Down in Zimbabwe
Fucking in Heaven - Fatboy Slim

145 - Tennis news: Player Council has new reps
Always in my Heart - Tevin Campbell

144 - To BlackOut or not to BlackOut
Dreams - Gabrielle

143 - As Gentle As Silence
Petootie Pie - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan

142 - Going to miss Egypt
Beautiful Briny - Angela Lansbury and Dave Tomlinson, soundtrack: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

141 - Not retired, but burned out
Me Gustas Tu - Manu Chao

140 - Retired, not retiring
Aray Maine Tujhko Chaha - Mohammed Rafi, soundtrack: Dharam Veer

139 - Playing with fire
Osondi Owendi - Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe

138 - Lend me some sugar, I AM your neighbour
History repeating - Propellerheads and Shirley Bassey

137 - Birthday suit
Pump It - Black Eyed Peas

136 - Checking Stats
I Got Rhythm - Ella Fitzgerald

135 - Watching Al-Jazeera in Arabic
Horreya - Mounir

134 - Things I've learned in Egypt
El-3enab - Saad El-Soghayyar

133 - Before before, love bokun between men and women
(none)

132 - Am I missing something?
Mr. Man - Alicia Keys and Jimmy Cozier

131 - Admission
Go, or Go Ahead - Rufus Wainwright

130 - More Arab Film Festival
(draft)

129 - Potpourri
Orinoco Flow - Celtic Woman

128 - How many times have you walked across the Nile?
Ahwak - Abdel Halim Hafez

127 - The other side of Cairo
Bitter sweet symphony – The Verve, soundtrack: Cruel Intentions

126 - Holy Cow
Ocean Drive - Lighthouse Family

125 - Munchkin Land
We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land - in: the Wizard of Oz

124 - As In Happy
A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action - Elvis Presley

123 - Tennis boys sing at Christmas: Jingle Bells
(none)

122 - Truth be told
Moving to the left - Byron Lee and the Dragonaires

121 - Premiering in the UK
Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy featuring Mase

120 - Advice
(none)

119 - Flattery from my friends
Fever - Peggy Lee

118 - Happy Thanksgiving
(none)

117 - Sociable? Test yourself.
Believe in the Beat - Carol Lynn Townes, soundtrack: Breakdance 2

116 - Al Gore, Panel on Climate Change, share Nobel Peace Prize
It's Getting Hot in Here - Nelly

115 - Pro Sport. Passionate Lifestyle.
(none)

114 - Who are you wearing?
Go Girl - Pitbull, with Young Boss and Trina

113 -There will never ever be another you
Possente Amor Mi Chiama - Luciano Pavarotti version, in: Rigoletto

112 - Djokovic's imitation of fellow tennis players
(none)

111 - Heading home Part 2
Go West - Pet Shop Boys

110 - ValleyWag is Good and Bad
Yard of Blonde Girls - Jeff Buckley

109 - Mo' Power to Mo'Nique...and that Mark tennis player guy
Girls - Beastie Boys

108 - The Art Teacher
(none)

107 - Couple of Cravings
What's Your Fantasy - Ludacris

106 - This woman is heading home
It's been a long, long, time - Harry James, Kitty Kallen

105 - Jean-Lou Chameau
Mer noire - Cirque du Soleil, soundtrack: O

104 - A Thousand Words
Tribute - Yanni

103 - A directory of wonderful things
Complainte de la butte - Rufus Wainwright version, soundtrack: Moulin Rouge

102 - Promiscuous
The Day - Babyface

101 - Release The Stars
(none)

100 - Arab Film Festival 2006
Senzeni Na? - Vusi Mahlasela & Harmonious Serenade Choir, in: Amandla!

99 - I hate _
Incredible - M-Beat and General Levy, soundtrack: Ali G in Da House

98 - Hermès, schmermès. Buy this scarf.
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones

97 - New magazine article on my friend Billy
E Strano/Ah, Fors'Γ¨ lui/Follie/Sempre Libera - Maria Callas version, date unknown, in: La Traviata

96 - Look and listen :)
(none)

95 - Artistes
Girl in the Life Magazine - Boys II Men

94 - Surviving Picasso
Making Whoopee - Cyndi Lauper and Tony Bennett version

93 - Television
The Winner Takes It All - ABBA

92 - How I know that I'm evil
Mbube - Miriam Makeba

91 - Better Half
Fuji shuffle - Adewale Ayuba

90 - Do Believe The Hype
And I am Telling You - Jennifer Holliday

89 - Let the music play on
Redemption Song - Bob Marley

88 - iCall
Believe - Cher

87 - Who moved my cheese?
Rat Race - The Mandators

86 - Localized
This business of Love - Domino

85 - Still don't know
C'Mon Ride The Train - Quad City DJ

84 - A New York State of Mind?
Everybody Here Wants You - Jeff Buckley

83 - Beyond borders
The Lord's My Shepherd - Center for Church Music Choir version, traditional: Scottish Psalter

82 - Social intercourse
yaa mukaHal 3ayoonii - Fuad Al-Kibsi

81 - I had a soul-mate all along
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant

80 - Your money or your life
Under the Sea - Samuel E. Wright, soundtrack: Disney's The Little Mermaid

79 - Romance
Shall We Dance - Ella Fitzgerald

78 - Desire
Call Me Crazy - Linda Geleris

77 - Luc Leestemaker
Griet's Theme - Alexandre Desplat, soundtrack: Girl With A Pearl Earring

76 - Material Girl
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer

75 - Araro̩mi
Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve and Gwen Stefani

74 - Stolen copper wires
Trapped - Colonel Abrams

73 - Feast for the eyes
Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh) - Lumidee

72 - summer of paper
Libiamo Ne'Lieti Calici - Alfredo Kraus and Maria Callas version, in: La Traviata

71- Bright lights
I Have Confidence - Julie Andrews, soundtrack: The Sound of Music

70 - Just another manic (May) monday
Baby - Martha Wainwright

69 - She gets it
Butterfly - Crazy Town

68 - Sugar Rays
Waiting - Sugar Ray

67 - Indecision
Ol' Man River - Paul Robeson version

66 - Whuman rights
White Flag - Dido

65 - Free speech
(none)

64 - More blogs. Bibliography
To Love You More - Celine Dion

63 - Big screen, little screen
Bal Dans Ma Rue - Edith Piaf

62 - Love Story
This Love Affair - Rufus Wainwright

61 - Everything happens to me
aah wa noss (habibi yalla) - Nancy Ajram

60 - Bigger picture
Enta Omri - Umm Kulthum

59 - Chat Room
She bangs - Ricky Martin

58 - Happy mood
The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice, soundtrack: Closer

57 - Crappy mood
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane

56 - The Queen of Sheba lived here
For All Seasons - Yanni

55- We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Three Kings - Robert Shaw Chamber Singers version

54 - Al-Hamdilullah
Give thanks - Don Moen version

53 - Hell Is A Cold Place
Eko Ile - Fela Anikulapo Kuti

52 - I'm a star, I'm a star
I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly, soundtrack: Space Jam

51 - Not Related
The Boy Is Mine - Brandy and Monica

50 - Cara is a STAR!
I'll Fly With You (L'Amour Toujours) - Gigi D'Agostino

49 - When I Grow Up
Something More - Lisa Witty

48 - First Time in New England
Baby It's Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan version

47 - Liberty's Scales
Monkey Banana - Fela Anikulapo Kuti

46 - Mor's blog
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See - Busta Rhymes, remix

45 - Work in Progress
It's De-Lovely - Robbie Williams version, soundtrack: De-Lovely

44 - Three months of research
Bad girl - Madonna

43 - Three of the world's best minds
Why you wanna trip on me - Michael Jackson

42 - (post-)n feminism
Cherry Lips (Go baby go!) - Garbage

41 - "Irreconcilable differences" is so last year
The Wedding Song - Kenny G

40 - Para usted
La Bamba - version from Campos wedding album

39 - See Thibaut's pictures
Greek Song - Rufus Wainwirght

38 - The California Institute of Science
The Tower of Learning - Rufus Wainwright

37 - That special something
Teach me tonight - Dinah Washington version, soundtrack: Kissing Jessica Stein

36 - Soon
Soon - Natalie Cole version

35 - Of course I can't sleep
Experiment - Kevin Kline version, soundtrack: De-Lovely

34 - Baby
What is this thing called love - Lemar version, soundtrack: De-Lovely

33 - Happy Birthday Blog!
hornpipe and jigs - Teada

32 - The Establishment and the Environment
Love for Sale - Vivian Green version, soundtrack: De-Lovely

31 - Stairway to Paradise
I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise - Rufus Wainwright version, soundtrack: The Aviator

30 - Stairway to the stars
Stairway to the stars - Ella Fitzgerald version

29 - Elfriede Jelinek
Agnus Dei - Rufus Wainwright

28 - My baby just cares for me
My baby just cares for me - Natalie Cole version

27 - Tango
Objection(Tango) - Shakira

26 - Waiting to Exhale
Exhale(shoop, shoop) - Whitney Houston, soundtrack: Waiting to Exhale

25 - Crooning
Happy Feet - Paolo Conte

24 - My amazon.com wishlist
So many stars - Natalie Cole version

23 - Live to love
I'm glad there is you - Natalie Cole version

22 - Work to live or live to work?
Into each life some rain must fall - Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots version

21 - I'm so tired
Night and Day - 1. John Barrowman version, soundtrack: De-Lovely 2. Ella Fitzgerald version

20 - I'm still high
I'm Super - soundtrack: South Park

19 - It's a New Year
It's crazy - Natalie Cole version

18 - Publication: Reconfigurable Computing
I hate you then I love you - Celine Dion and Luciano Pavarotti version
or Lady (Fela)

17 - Alexander and the raj
Androgyny - Garbage

16 - Alexander
A Whole New World - soundtrack: Disney's Aladdin
or Love me like a man (Diana Krall's)

15 - Mrs. Smith
Chantilly lace - Roy Clark version

14 - laissez les bons temps rouler
Shoe Boogie - Paul Consentino and The Boilermaker Jazz Band

13 - Nothing to say, really
All that Jazz - soundtrack: Chicago

12 - "Monsoon wedding" rocks
monsoon wedding theme song - soundtrack: Monsoon Wedding
or "...a closed fist is worth millions" (Dharam Veer soundtrack)

11 - Olympiad
Milkshake (Kelis)
or Take it to the house - Trick Daddy

10 - Quoting Khalil Gibran
Morning Theft - Jeff Buckley

09 - Back in QC we had prep
Little Girls - Carol Burnett, soundtrack: Annie

08 - It's still July
Instant Pleasure - Rufus Wainwright, soundtrack: Big Daddy

07 - It's July
Olagbaja ma tun de o - Lagbaja

06 - Research Update
I don't know enough about you - Peggy Lee version, soundtrack: Kissing Jessica Stein

05 - Life is brief
Love - soundtrack: Disney's Robin Hood

04 - Achilles is a bull
Don't let me be misunderstood - Cyndi Lauper version

03 - HIV
I told you so - Natalie Cole version

02 - "Immortality."
Devil May Care - Diana Krall version, soundtrack: Kissing Jessica Stein

01 - As liberally as I'm able
She - Elvis Costello, soundtrack: Notting Hill

notes
i definitely want to use these later:
lose yourself (Eminem)
lady (Fela)
Black man's cry / Eko ile (Fela)

Two weeks later: only three songs to go - experiment, what is this thing called love, and love for sale. all three are performed on the soundtrack of "De-Lovely." about half the music came from my CD collection. i just pulled a half-nighter (slept maybe three hours) scouting for free downloads for the rest(not that easy, ended up with Kazaa, got almost everything I wanted, somewhat recursive process though). i, the non-techie, appreciate Kazaa so much right now that i'm leaving all these songs on it for a few days (then i'll remove it since the risk of adware/spyware is intolerable, and also because i'm not entirely sold on the free music revolution - i want artists/the music industry to get paid fairly for their work.)
Thanks to those who put their stuff on Kazaa, especially the old showtunes (from Annie, Robin Hood, ...) what would i ever have done without you?

Several hours later: I got the remaining songs, thanks to a fellow Kazaa user. Expect the end product in a week or two.

Two weeks later: Enjoy the music!

Three months of research

music

I still haven't sold my car yet, but with the new low low price I think it will be gone in days.
I haven't spring-cleaned my place either. I need to lose some paper, sell some books, move furniture.
I've hit rock-bottom with my crazy-mouse laptop. I love you baby but I'm gonna replace you.
Anyway, after cleaning up my life, I will have to work for about three months...I'm a researcher again.
Insha' Allah, this will rock; right after I'll do candidacy and go to the Middle East, probably Yemen, for a month or two.
Okey dokey. G'night.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Three of the world's best minds

music

Faiza Jarrar
"if launching a missile against an American war ship somewhere is a cowardice terrorist act, then what is the brave nationalist act? How do people express their rejection against the war on Iraq, or the occupation?"
Joy Behar
She wonders and I wonder why incompetence rules.
Rosie O'Donnell
Once said that you must not wait for people to give you your rights, you just take them.