Monday, July 16, 2012

New Study: Movies and Songs Minimize Roadway Fear

Last Sunday I was driving back to Oxford from a night of celebrating Sarah's upcoming nuptials to Mike.  I drove through a horrible thunderstorm and instead of focusing on my potential impending death from hydroplaning, I perfected my list of favorite movies and songs.  Jack and I play this game a lot and also at Sarah's dinner the night before we were having some "name your favorite" discussions. The rule I use is that it has to be something I am so excited about when I randomly find on TV or the radio and would never change the channel.  There are more that fit that category but I tried to stick to just 5 on movies.  That limit was too hard with songs so I justified that I could pick enough songs for a good playlist.

I also inspired Jack to perfect his list.

Sage's Movies:
1. The Departed
2. The Princess Bride
3. The Neverending Story
4. Goodfellas
5. 16 Candles
(runners up: Almost Famous, Ferris Bueller, Love Actually and I'm anticipating/hoping The Great Gatsby will be up there soon too)

Jack's Movies:
1. Caddy Shack
2. Life of Brian
3. Road House
4. The Royal Tenenbaums
5. Billy Madison
(runner up:  Stoned Age)

Sage's Songs:
1. Just Live Heaven - The Cure
2. Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
3. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones (also like Indigo Girls version)
4. I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
5. In My Life - Beatles (on my playlist it is the Johnny Cash version)
6. Runaway - The National
7. Time After Time - Cindi Lauper
8. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
9. Ready to Start - Arcade Fire
10. Brokedown Palace - Grateful Dead
11. Handle With Care - Traveling Wilburys
12. Waltz #2 - Elliott Smith
13. The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
14. Danny's Song - Loggins and Messina
15. Space Oddity - David Bowie
16. Creep - Radiohead
17. Indigo Girls - Joking (could not find for playlist)
Sage's playlist on Grooveshark:  Sage's Playlist

Jack's Songs
1. Highwayman - Highway Men
2. Don't You Want Me - Human League
3. It Was a Good Day - Ice Cube
4. Regulator - Warren G
5. Eyes of the World - Grateful Dead
6. Father and Son - Cat Stevens
7. Whatever You Like - T.I.
8. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
9. Kiss- Prince
10. The Diamond Sea - Sonic Youth
11.  Creep - Radiohead
12. Mercy - Widespread Panic
13. Hurt - Nine Inch Nails (also like J Cash version)
14.  Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
15.  Reba - Phish
16. TBD - Guns N' Roses (Note:  previous song listing was incorrect and I was accused of censorship)
17.  High Hopes - Pink Floyd
18.  Africa - Toto
19. Papa Don't Preach - Madonna 
Jack's playlist on Grooveshark: Jack's Playlist
(editor's note:  Hey, I'm just the messenger response to half of these is "really???" )

So now I want to do one of those blog tag things because I've never done that.  I don't even know how so I'm just going to say I'm tagging these people to list their movies and songs.

An Unlined Page
Sadler Adventures
A Shower Fresh Garden
Just Roughen Along
The Metzner Family


  1. Challenge Accepted. Stay Tuned.
    -- Meg & Matt

  2. I accept your challenge. But, at the rate I'm going with the whole blogging thing, it will be Christmas before I get around to it.

    And for the record, I am beyond shocked, surprised, and saddened that Total Eclipse of the Heart did not make your song list.

  3. And "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" didn't make it on Jack's list?

  4. oh, i'm totally thinking!! i feel like you playlist is so good that there is a lot of pressure on me!

    and can you impart how to make eggplant fries?

  5. challenge completed. Ya dig?