The Rich Girls Are Weeping

30 May 2006

These are a few of [our] favorite things... I hope everyone had a nice weekend -- sorry for not posting yesterday, but hey, if most of the western world gets some kind of holiday, then heck, we don't feel so bad about skipping a day too!

To make up for that, here's a list of just a small cross-section of our favorite things. Hastily assembled over email, this started as a smallish list and turned into a semi-massive collection of the kind of songs we just can't live without. Enjoy! (And be sure to pogo about when you listen to any selection blessed with disco octaves bouncing about in the bassline!)

Jazz standards:
Cindy: John Coltrane -- My Favorite Things
Pinkie: Nina Simone -- Lilac Wine

Disco octaves:
Cindy: Interpol -- Slow Hands
Pinkie: ABC -- Poison Arrow

Cindy: Love Is All -- Make Out Fall Out Make Up
Pinkie: X-Ray Spex -- Identity

Sleigh bells:
Cindy: The Smiths -- Girlfriend in a Coma

Pedal steel:
Pinkie: Billie Ray Martin -- I Don't Believe

Disco octaves and saxophones:
Pinkie and Cindy: Duran Duran -- Rio

Sleigh bells and saxophones:
Cindy: The Earlies -- The Devil's Country

[We're just not equipped at this time to post something with pedal steel and saxophones, which is to say we couldn't think of anything... Can you?]

Cindy: Sloan -- The Good In Every One
Pinkie: The Arcade Fire -- Rebellion (Lies)

Boys hollerin':
Cindy and Pinkie: The National -- Abel

Practically perfect songs:
Cindy: The Stone Roses -- I Want To Be Adored & XTC -- I'm The Man Who Murdered Love
Pinkie: Cocteau Twins -- Carolyn's Fingers & Echo and the Bunnymen -- Bring On The Dancing Horses

Exemplary remixes:
Cindy: Murray Head -- One Night In Bangkok (Hot Handz remix)
Pinkie: Nina Simone -- See-Line Woman (M@W remix)

Songs I sang with my dad:
Cindy: The Eagles -- Take It Easy
Pinkie: Patsy Cline -- San Antonio Rose

Songs I sang with my mom:
Cindy: Joni Mitchell -- A Case of You
Pinkie: The Beach Boys -- Good Vibrations

Oh, and! Check out our submissions to GoodHodgkins' Exceptional Cover Songs feature. I mean, really -- when was the last time you thought about Bedhead and Macha? If at all? Either way, their cover of Cher's "Believe" is totally worth hearing...!


Anonymous karen said...

um, yesterday.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:06:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...


...i don't post on the weekend, is that what you're getting at? (:

(alternatively, it was nice to see you yesterday!)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:23:00 PM  
Anonymous karen said...

no, i mean i was thinking about bedhead/macha yesterday. i've been on a bedhead jag. (ditto, my dear.)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:25:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

ooh, i see! hey, did we talk about bedhead and macha yesterday? i can't remember!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:31:00 PM  
Blogger chacal la chaise said...

thanks for the bangkok remix and the eagles/mitchell shoutout. we are back from the judge's graduation and everyone says hey!

i think though, you overlooked cowbell.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:46:00 PM  
Blogger liz o. said...

That "One Night in Bangkok" mix is out of control. Thank you!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:18:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

chacal: How right you are, I can't believe we forgot cowbell!

liz: isn't it though? it totally freaked me out in the best way possible. what i really want is for someone to do a really hot remix of "puttin' on the ritz" now. serioulsy!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 3:30:00 PM  
Blogger joakimR said...

Rolled on in here on that linström-link.. but ended up downing that cocteau twins song! i had never heard them before, and jeez have i been missing out! Is everything by them this good? Lovely site btw

Friday, June 02, 2006 8:50:00 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

joakim: absolutely! i wish i could tell you where to start with them, maybe with treasure and the pink opaque and then move on to heaven or las vegas and blue bell knoll? it's all incredible. glad i could introduce you to them!

Friday, June 02, 2006 1:52:00 PM  
Blogger Phoebe Evergreen said...

Since you mentioned cover songs and "Take It Easy", I want to recommend Sarah Dougher's cover of "Take It Easy", which breaks my heart in new places every time I hear it, and sometimes in the old one which have yet to fully mend from the last time I heard it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:07:00 PM  
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