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January 9, 2008

The Big Question: Draw Blood!

Filed under: The Big Question — Miss Plumcake @ 2:56 pm

Francesca and Plumcake want to know:

In the movie of your life, what is the song that plays when you enter a room?

I cannot speak for Francesca, but the piano riff from Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” would suit me juuuust fine.


  1. “Slung-lo” by Erin McKeown. It’s such a great, fun song, I try to listen to it every day on my way to work.

    Comment by Boots — January 9, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

  2. “Dulcissima” by Corvus Corax. You’ve probably never heard it.

    Comment by Jane — January 9, 2008 @ 3:43 pm

  3. Definitely would be “Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangster”, because it’s so ironic. I’m so not a gangsta, but somehow my friends have associated this song with me. Maybe because it was my ringtone for awhile? :)

    Comment by M. — January 9, 2008 @ 3:46 pm

  4. “Stagger Lee.”

    (Okay, so ask me again some better month.)

    Comment by Violet — January 9, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

  5. I should perhaps mention that Corvus Corax is a medieval fusion band from Germany featuring lots of odd instruments, and that “Dulcissima” is performed with a full chorus and orchestra. I deserve nothing less, don’t you think?

    Comment by Jane — January 9, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

  6. Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls!

    Comment by Smili — January 9, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

  7. “Something About The Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John.

    Comment by Lisa — January 9, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

  8. 1. As soon as I saw “draw blood” in the title I knew you meant Warren Zevon, and

    2. as soon as I saw “Stagger Lee” I knew whose comment it was.

    (and for me, “Circles” by Soul Coughing)

    Comment by biscuit — January 9, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

  9. the theme song from the greatest american hero.

    “Believe it or not, I’m walking on air, I never thought I could feel so Free-ee-ee.”

    Comment by wegan — January 9, 2008 @ 6:08 pm

  10. “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns ‘n Roses!!

    (And sometimes “Stricken” by Disturbed.)

    Now what does that say about me? lol

    Comment by Evangeline — January 9, 2008 @ 6:15 pm

  11. Speaking of Francesca, where is she? I miss her.

    Comment by jassy — January 9, 2008 @ 6:44 pm

  12. That made my morning – I’m the hugest Zevonite. For moi, I pick New Order’s giddy ‘Temptation’ – doo, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, doo…. makes me want to kiss someone. Or ‘Pull Shapes’ by the Pipettes (‘Dance with me pretty boy to-niiiight’). How ’bout the theme tune to America’s Next Top Model?!

    Comment by Margo — January 9, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

  13. wegan – that’s awesome. I’m going to hum that all day.

    Comment by Margo — January 9, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

  14. What else but ‘She’s a Brick House’. And every now and again, ‘SuperFreak’.

    Comment by Phyllis — January 9, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

  15. And also the song, Freedom 90 by George Michael. So evocative of my youth and yes “Sometimes the clothes do not make the man”. ;)

    Comment by jassy — January 9, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

  16. “American Woman” by The Guess Who. At least, in an ideal world, where I am happy. In some cases, though, it would have to be Elton John’s “The Bitch is Back”!

    Comment by Sarah — January 9, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

  17. Female of the Species by Space (Fembot Remix) of the Austin Powers Soundtrack. One quote says it all “the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”

    Comment by dr nic — January 9, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

  18. “Extraordinary” by Liz Phair

    Particularly the lines
    “I am extraordinary, if you’d ever get to know me
    I am extraordinary, I am just your ordinary
    Average every day sane psycho
    Average every day sane psycho

    Comment by Lucy — January 9, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

  19. “Extraordinary” by Liz Phair

    Particularly the lines
    “I am extraordinary, if you’d ever get to know me
    I am extraordinary, I am just your ordinary
    Average every day sane psycho

    Comment by Lucy — January 9, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

  20. “Big Exit” by PJ Harvey!

    Comment by S.Bucher — January 9, 2008 @ 10:26 pm

  21. Stand By Your Man, by Tammy Wynette and Good Hearted Woman by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Both of them with major irony.

    Comment by Catherine — January 9, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

  22. Oh! I know! I know!

    “Short Skirt Long Jacket” by Cake.

    ‘I want a girl with a mind like a diamond…’

    Comment by Hurricane Jessica — January 9, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

  23. The flying theme from the most recent Peter Pan. Or the 1812 overture.

    Comment by Denise — January 10, 2008 @ 12:59 am

  24. I have two, depending on who I am going to see in the room:

    “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor (theme to all the Rocky movies)


    “She’s a Bitch” by Missy Elliott


    Comment by JayKay — January 10, 2008 @ 1:58 am

  25. I feel like a different person everyday, so it would have to be one of at least 5 songs:

    1. Oh, Sister -Bob Dylan
    2. Buttons -PCD
    3.Renegade -Styx
    4. Twilight Zone -Golden Earring
    5. Girl Anachronism – Dresden Dolls

    Comment by fantasmicalfrankie — January 10, 2008 @ 2:20 am

  26. “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama. Great rhythm.

    Comment by K — January 10, 2008 @ 2:27 am

  27. Ohhhhh I want that music from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack that always accompanies the King of Ring Wraiths. Or that frantic part from Orff’s Carmina Burana.

    Comment by Chaser — January 10, 2008 @ 3:00 am

  28. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet.

    I love the song, and a male admirer once said it reminded him of me because of the refrain. I guess I can kind of see it.

    Big Black Boots? Check.

    Long Brown Hair? Check.

    Sweet…eeeeh, debatable.

    “Get Back Stare” is on the charitable side, but I’ll take it.

    Comment by Jenna — January 10, 2008 @ 4:51 am

  29. Depends on the day. Some days, it’s “On the Verge of Something Wonderful” by Darren Hayes. Depending on my mood, it can be:

    “There’s a decent living to be made in the selling out of ideals.
    You can lose your way in the big city,
    Get distracted and lost in being pretty
    I want you
    I need you
    I don’t want to please you
    Or belong to anyone
    But life is for leading
    For not people pleasing
    A race that has never been won.”

    Or it can be Savage Garden’s “Break Me, Shake Me” on a bad day:

    “Straight away you just move into position again
    You abuse me in a way that I’ve never known
    Break me, shake me, hate me
    Take me over
    When the madness stops,
    Then you will be alone.”

    Or if I’m all sweetness and light, it’s Vanessa Carlton’s “Ordinary Day”:

    “Take my hand
    Live while you can
    Don’t you see your dreams lie
    Right in the palm of your hand?”

    Yeah, I’m eccentric. Of over 30 GB of music, those popped right into my head. ^_^;

    Comment by Kitty — January 10, 2008 @ 8:59 am

  30. Freedom by George Michael or Supermodel by Rupaul or I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. Depends on the day. ;)

    Comment by Angel — January 10, 2008 @ 9:37 am

  31. Koko Taylor “Don’t Mess With Mother Nature”

    Don’t mess with mother nature
    You’ll be sorry if you do
    I’ll rain on your parade
    And I’ll storm alll over you

    Comment by gemdiva — January 10, 2008 @ 10:41 am

  32. Maybe it’s just because it was on the radio this morning, but “Canon in G” by Pachelbel, or something else Baroque: a mad mess of competing melodic themes and counterpoint that, somehow, come together in a complex whole that simply works.

    Unless the boom is coming down. Then, Beethoven’s 5th. Da-da-da DUN!!!

    Comment by TeleriB — January 10, 2008 @ 10:55 am

  33. Oh, Warren. We miss you so…

    I always planned to have Mark Knopfler write the score for my biopic, so you’ll have to ask him.

    Comment by Style Spy — January 10, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  34. I am going to be special and non-commital heh

    On a good day
    “Baby-I’m a Star”- Prince
    “Everybody got their Something”- Nikka Costa
    “Date with the Night”- The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    On a bad day
    “Freak on a Leash”-Korn
    “Faint”-Linkin Park

    At least it seems I have more for good days than bad ones :)

    Comment by AmazonAngelle — January 10, 2008 @ 1:07 pm

  35. S.Bucher, I need my psyche back as soon as you’re done with it pls thx.

    Comment by Violet — January 10, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

  36. Dear Violet, I think Polly is big enough (in spirit, at least) to share!

    Comment by S.Bucher — January 10, 2008 @ 2:32 pm

  37. Ever since the first time I heard it, I knew that “Frankie Machine” by Elmer Berstein would have to be my entrance music.

    Here’s a link, it’s the song playing over the opening credits of Sinatra’s “Man with the Golden Arm.”

    Comment by Lunakitsch — January 10, 2008 @ 6:36 pm

  38. I can’t stop wanting “Pistolero” by Juno Reactor to play for room entering, but there most assuredly need to be some wind machines and slow-mo, dramatic removal of sunglasses with hair tossing.

    If I’m getting out of a fast car (also in slow-mo) and/or have a gun, it’s gotta be “Barracuda” by Heart.

    Who said the movie of my life had to mirror reality?

    Comment by Sara — January 10, 2008 @ 7:58 pm

  39. I like the good day/bad day plan.

    Good day: Girls Like Me – Bonnie Hayes and the Wild Combo – the song that opens up the movie Valley Girl
    “They got a name for girls like me, they got a word but they don’t wanna use it.”

    Bad day: Walk – Pantera
    “Can’t you see I’m easily bothered by persistence
    One step from lashing out at you”

    Comment by KellyGirl — January 10, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

  40. “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” by the Hollies

    Or maybe “Saltarello” by Dead Can Dance

    Comment by Ripley — January 10, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

  41. Good day version: “Stronger” by Kanye West or “Jump” by Madonna

    Sexy version: “Angel” by Massive Attack

    Brutal-revenge-against-callous-ex-in-slo-mo version: “Apologize” by OneRepublic and Timbaland

    Comment by meimei — January 10, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

  42. No question…The Band’s sexy, jazzy, sultry, pleading “Ophelia”. Can you imagine the slow, sultry, scene-stealing and head-turning entrance that song would inspire – no, necessitate?

    Comment by Whitney — January 11, 2008 @ 8:21 pm

  43. Kate – by Ben Folds Five

    Even if its not my name.

    Comment by LadyMissM — January 12, 2008 @ 2:03 am

  44. Oops, just thought of another one that I like EVEN BETTER:

    John Mayall’s cover of “Undercover Agent for the Blues”

    Comment by Whitney — January 12, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

  45. R*E*S*P*E*C*T by the big beautiful Aretha Franklin. Or “I’m a Bitch” by Alanis Morissette. Or slow and dreamy “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethovan. Or one of a couple of hundred wonderful songs…

    Comment by Jennie — January 13, 2008 @ 6:02 pm

  46. There are so many songs I just LOVE, and they make me feel ridiculously fierce. The first one that pops into my head:

    “She’s Got the Jack” by AC\DC

    Comment by Neller — January 13, 2008 @ 9:15 pm

  47. The Joan Jett version of the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song.

    What? I am both optomistic AND bad-ass.

    Comment by Scarlett — January 14, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

  48. Passing through and wanted to tell you I enjoyed my stay

    Comment by Jessica — January 19, 2008 @ 1:20 am

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