Saturday, April 7, 2012

"G" Whiz: GirlTalk, Gloria, and the Dropkick Murphys

1. A GirlTalk fanatic
The group GirlTalk is actually one guy named Gregg Gillis (lol at the letter g alliteration). And he's incredibly talented in the genre of "mash up" music. What's even better is that his music is all free. And legal. Trust me. I have all his albums, but I think the most recent one, All Day, is the best. It feels more complete, like he's finally really caught on to his craft and now excels. I dare you to listen and NOT chair dance while at work.

Again, free to download. I swear. I wouldn't lie or send you to some skeevie site. You can find it here.

2. Gloria Gaynor, "I Will Survive"
C'mon. Admit it. How many times have you belted out this song, trying like hell to pretend that you'll be okay even though your heart is just a little broken inside? This song is classic. Anthemic. In the pantheon of Kick Ass Female Empowerment songs. Go ahead, turn up your speakers and sing it, sister. It's Sunday. It's okay. And besides, there's a girl dancing on rollerskates. Man, I miss the good old days.



3. "Going Out In Style" by the Dropkick Murphys
Should I pass away in the foreseeable future, will someone please make sure this is played at my funeral? My mom will likely protest, but if you get my cousin Michael to help convince her, you should be set. Also, please do not mistake this for the song with the same title by Kellie Pickler. It's a totally different tune and not at all me. And don't you dare take my ashes to Fenway. This Yankee fan will haunt you if you do. Truth.


Check your music and let me know, who'd I miss? Green Day? The Georgia Satellites? G Love? Tell me!

15 comments:

  1. Everyone has sung I will Survive! How can you not? And I will definitely check out Mr. Mashup!

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    1. I know! It's such a sing-along kind of song!

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  2. Well, that woke me up. :-)

    And GirlTalk, Gloria, and the Dropkick Murphys would make a great YA title.

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    1. Oh, you're right--that would be an amazing title! Quick, go write it!

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  3. Won't let them play the wrong song at your funeral, promise! No haunting please.

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    1. I'd make a terrible ghost, too. :)

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  4. Trish! We gotta go to Ireland together and do some pub crawling. Love the Dropkick Murphys song. Great final tribute.

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    1. Yes! We could go hits the pubs and call it "research" for our books! I like how you think!

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  5. Saw Dropkick Murphy's at Summerfest last year. They put on a pretty good show!

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  6. Oh yea...I sing just like Gloria! In the shower...when no one's looking! I love that song.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the videos.

    Found your blog through the AtoZ Challenge. I relate greatly to the description under your title, "This writing thing is harder than I thought." Just started, found I LOVE it, but it is hard.

    Von L
    The Growing Writer

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  8. I will survive! Yes, I love that song. Brings back so many memories!

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  9. I love Cake's cover of "I Will Survive." My G's lately are Gossip, Go-Go's and Gorillaz.

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  10. I am totally taking you to Fenway.

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    1. LOL--leave it to you to try. I'd be a super annoying vengeful spirit. You probably shouldn't. :)

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