I Should Be So Lucky that My Happiness isn't Under the Water so I can Praise You when You Shit Me to Tears! Asshole! | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Thursday, 13 June 2013

I Should Be So Lucky that My Happiness isn't Under the Water so I can Praise You when You Shit Me to Tears! Asshole!

Back in May the lovely Jenni over at Story of My Life blog ran a Blog Every Day in May challenge. I didn't participate, well, I did one of the 31 prompts, but I bookmarked her list of prompts to come back to when I needed a little blogging inspiration.

Seeing as this week is 'freestyle' at The Lounge I thought I'd have a quick read through the prompts and see if anything caught my eye. I was gonna have a rant about fucking politics and how much the whole shebang is shitting me at the moment, not to mention those fucksticks in the media who are just trying to find stories where there are none, or none worth sharing anyway. But I decided against that. I'm gonna save that for when we get closer to the election coz I'm sure there is gonna be plenty of material for me to rant on with by then!

So today I'm using one of Jenni's prompts and I'm gonna bore regale you with...
Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories

1. I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue

- Now it should come as no surprise that I was a rather large Kylie fan back when I was a wee babe. If I'm totally honest, I'm still a rather large Kylie fan. And yes, my original fandom in the early years of primary school did  come about because of the whole "We have the same name!" thing. Anyone called Kylie has had the inevitable "Minogue?" followed by a laugh thrown at them (people are soooo original) but I've never minded that much. I thought they were dickheads, but that's ok.

Anyway, such a fan of Kylie was I, that the very first record I ever owned was the single I Should Be So Lucky. If I had been more prepared for this post (which was never gonna happen, I'm a blog by the seat of my pants kinda gal) I could show you a picture of said record sitting at the top of my wardrobe right now, but I'm not so I can't. I'll just leave you with the YouTube video for I Should Be So Lucky and tell you that I once went to school dressed up like Kylie for a mufti day, complete with my own (real!)  microphone! Oh, and that when I was 19 I finally got to see Kylie live in concert and I may or may not have teared up from excitement when she finally graced the stage!



2. Under the Water by Merril Bainbridge

- The album this song is from came out when I was in year 7. It featured that notorious-for-the-time, or maybe just notorious-to-my-Mum, song Mouth. You know, "When I kiss your mouth I wanna taste it...". Anyway, I LOVED Merril Bainbridge and I saved up all the money I could get my hands on so that I could buy the CD. Once I finally got a copy of my own I listened to it on repeat in my bedroom. Under the Water, whenever I hear the opening notes, always makes me think of year 7 & 8, long Christmas holidays, my first boyfriend, my first kiss, my first heartbreak!

And then I made the terrible mistake of asking to play it in the car one day. Well, let's just say Mum was most unapproving of some of the lyrics to the songs and within weeks the CD had vanished in to thin air. At the time I didn't put two and two together and I blamed my sister, who was always taking my stuff  for losing it. However only a few short years ago I discovered that Mum herself had taken the offending CD and thrown it in the bin without telling me and was more than happy for my sister to take the fall. This is a parenting technique that I have filed away for future reference and will not hesitate to use on my girls if I don't approve of something they are listening to or wearing! How I will throw out one song from iTunes I have no idea but I will come up with something!



3. Praise You by Fatboy Slim

- I was obsessed with the album You've Come a Long Way Baby when it first came out. Fatboy Slim was the first electronic music I had ever really gotten in to at the time and I loved every song on the album. My favourite by far was Praise You. Not just because it's an awesome song but it also has one of my most favourite film clips of all time! When I was in Year 12 I produced two videos for our graduation concert with footage taken throughout the year and I used Praise You as the music for one of them. It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself! I can't hear this song and not get a massive smile on my face and think about the crazy dancers in the video clip or how much fun I had producing those videos. If you've not seen the video then do yourself a favour and watch it!

In 2009 I finally got my chance to see Fatboy Slim play when he was headlining the Good Vibrations festival and despite  the fact that it pissed down all day the short amount of time he played for was awesome. Not so awesome was the fact that the sound system fucked up about 15-20 minutes in to his set and that was effectively the end of the festival right there. I don't think I've ever been more pissed off about something that was out of my control!



4.My Happiness by Powderfinger

- This was a hard one as I am a massive fan of Powderfinger and I could have picked any number of songs. In the end I decided to go with My Happiness as I have so many good memories of road tripping with a friend out to her grandmothers property after school finished and singing this song over and over at the top of our lungs in the car. That same year a bunch of us went to see them in concert and it was so much fun. Not just the concert but the whole getting to the concert. Being the one with a large family and a Tarago (the newest one at the time, with non-standard, brand-new, in-built sat nav that blew everyone away!) I was often designated driver for my friends and I loved to be the bus driver and in charge of getting everyone around the place. It was awesome, and also meant that I got to choose the tunes and people paid for my sot drinks and food!



5. You Shit me to Tears by The Tenants

- This song. What can I say about this song other than it is totally brilliant. If you have not heard it before, listen to it right now! I didn't hear this song when it first came out. It's by a little band from Bathurst and they won Triple J's Unearthed music contest with it. The first time I heard it was just after school finished and a friend of mine and I were travelling down to my Aunty's holiday house for a few days at the beach. Another friend of ours made us a mix CD to listen to on the way down and this was on it. He prefaced the song by telling us that he was dedicating it to another mutual friend of ours and that once we listened to it we would know exactly who he was talking about. And we certainly did. And now whenever I think of her I can't help but think of this song too, because she really did shit us to tears!



Bonus Song - One of the greatest songs ever written and performed, Asshole by Dennis Leary. I was in Year 5 when I first heard this song and managed to get my hands on a copy of the tape. Let me tell you I knew from the beginning that Mum would not approve of this song and kept it well hidden and played on very low volume! I spent an entire day listening to it over and over and learning the words and to this day I can still remember every single one of them. It has one of the best rants in musical history and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song! It speaks to me in a way that not many other songs do and that should tell you a bit about me right there!



So tell me, what's one of your all time favourite songs and why? And if you were to do a list like this what would you include?


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32 comments:

  1. I'd have Political Science (I LOVE Randy Newman) - I was a kid when Short People was HUGE and I just loved it, and all Randy Newman since. I'd have Warren Zevon in there, too (he was ironically the best concert I've been to and he was playing to about 30 people in the Bridge Hotel. It was great! Carmalita maybe?

    It's hard to narrow it down...I love Asshole too. He wrote a book, Why we Suck, which is funny (except for that he says he loves his wife so much in it, that it makes me think he must have cheated on her)

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  2. Not saying he did, just when people profess their love publically and repeatedly I always think something is up...

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  3. Great song choices! The only one I don't know is 'You shit me to tears' so I'll go listen to it now.
    Good ol' Merril Bainbridge!

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  4. You were in year 7 when Under the Water came out? God, I'm so old!
    http://leannewinter.com/7-things/

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  5. Pure quality all of them!! Asshole is up there as one of my faves and honestly one of the best songs ever written!! Shame it is so un child friendly and I don't get the chance to blast it!!

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  6. Oh wow! We must be around the same age. Reading this sends me back to around that same age although I was not a huge Kylie fan, but then my name isn't Kylie either. I remember requesting Mouth at a year 7 blue light disco. Oh yes, I did. I still love that song so much.

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  7. I mainly listen to Nanna music but some of those definitely sound interesting if I ever need a change of pace.

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  8. Asshole. Yes. I was in Year 12 and it was the song of schoolies. Every word memorised. If only I could say the same for my Physics formulas...

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  9. Love Praise you! But I want Bainbridge to add an extra L. xx

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  10. I love 'You shit me to Tears'!! Cracks me up every time. As does Dennis Leary's Asshole. I could sing it word for word.

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  11. Merril Bainbridge - now there's a song that I haven't heard in YEARS! I wonder what happened to her?! I love Praise You, so much so, that it featured in my wedding. Love the others as well. X

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  12. Me again! That's the first time I've seen Asshole's film clip. Brilliant! I heard this for the first time in high school and I loved it. I got it, even back then in those pre-internet days. Someone I love, even though he has passed ,is Bill Hicks. Take the time to Ytube him if you are unexposed. Sheer brilliance. Ahead of his time.

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  13. I know all those songs & they brought back lots of memories...Powderfinger is my favourite for sure. I miss them so much..

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  14. What a trip down memory lane... I was about the same age/ stage as you when these songs came out. So many memories. I haven't heard no. 5- will have to listen. Hope you are travelling well with your pregnancy.

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  15. I used to think that Dennis Leary song was so funny. I saw it mentioned in the media this week and got to thinking - it's not very PC is it? I doubt it would get the same reception today!

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  16. I think you and I have had very similar musical journeys. I spent last Sunday starting my oldest daughter on hers, showing her to mosh in her car seat to Foo fighters' Everlong. Very proud Dad watching his daughter play air guitar!

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  17. You shit me to tears .... LOL.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  18. That's actually not my favourite song ... just heard it for first time ... but it seems like a good one for me today!

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  19. All excellent choices! I don't think anything beats that Fatboy Slim video though. Did you ever see the 'documentary' that went with it too? All about the back story to the dance troupe. Hilarious!

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  20. A. S. S. H. O. L. E. Yeah, he's a cracker.
    I loved that Fat Boy Slim clip. He was totally awesome in that era. I have some great memories of that song.

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  21. I just love the title of this post! And yes all those songs have lots of memories too!

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  22. Cannot stand Kylie!! But you redeemed yourself in my eyes but including powder finger. I loved that song so much

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  23. I have very daggy music taste that shan't be revealed here...All my fave music is nostalgic, because it was what we listened to as children. Phil Collins - Need I say more? ....

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  24. Not a fan of Kylie Minongue but love the other songs. Brand New played a big part in my teens, as did Matchbox 20. Now I hardly listen to them.

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  25. Hey Phil Collins rocks!!! He is one of my favorite! Bring on fleetwood mac, the eagles; oh and robbie williams as well.

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  26. I LOVE ASSHOLE!! One of the greatest songs ever written I reckon. I've never heard "You shit me to tears" but I'm going to have a listen now. Sounds like something that will appeal to my musical tastes ;)

    Thanks for being one of our regulars Kylie - you never fail to make me smile xx

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  27. I knew there was another reason I liked you Kev! She'll be able to mosh along side my three boys whom I have drilled in all things Foo Fighters and especially Everlong :)

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  28. Ugh, gotta say I loathe the squawking budgie. But LOVE Praise you and anything and everything by Powderfinger/Bernard Fanning is awesome. Have you seen his latest? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2evvDooWUIg So sad and heartfelt. So want to comfort him ;) Not sure about the others as I have a shocking memory for names, will have to give them a listen.

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  29. Yes, Bernard's new song is great.

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  30. My Happiness is a favourite of mine. I'd have to include some Silverchair and perhaps some Beatles tunes. You have a great list there.

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  31. Totally remember when I should be so lucky came out because I just started primary school! Amazing how songs bring back memories from when we were little. Yellow by Coldplay was another song that reminds me of a break up with a boyfriend in high school. Love Coldplay but not so fond of the memories the song brings up.

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  32. Oh man isn't the asshole song the BEST - LOVE IT! And did you know my husband's name is Kiley, yes spelled differently but pronounced the same, you can imagine the shit he gets here on all the construction sites he works on :) Em

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