30 Songs in 30 Days Challenge Recap

Just because I don’t want this to be buried in Facebook. Here’s my 30 Songs in 30 Days Challenge Recap…plus Extras…and an appearance by Charlie Sheen. If I made a mix tape (or if you had access to any of my old skool AdaMixes), it would probably sound a lot like what you’re about to hear below.

As usual, all rights to the songs belong to their respective blah-de-blah-blah. I’m just a fan looking to share my love of music to the few who care to enjoy.

Day Zero – A video by request because of my impersonation of this scene from Wayne’s World. Somehow the German dubbing makes it funnier.

day 01 – your favorite song – Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf

day 02 – your least favorite song – My Humps – Black Eyed Peas

day 03 – a song that makes you happy – Island in the Sun – Weezer

day 04 – a song that makes you sad – Hurt – Johnny Cash

day 05 – a song that reminds you of someone – Peaches – Presidents of the USA. Reminds me of the first time I met a really good friend.

day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere – Ride Wit Me – Nelly. This will always be connected to Toronto for me.

day 07 – a song that reminds you of a certain event – Mo Money Mo Problems – Mase and Puff Daddy.  The first time at a club in downtown Halifax where a friend of mine danced with a jeep door on the dance floor. Yes…a jeep door.

day 08 – a song that you know all the words to – Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice. I should be proud…but I feel dirty.

day 09 – a song that you can dance to – Thriller – Michael Jackson

day 10 – a song that makes you fall asleep – Midnight in a Perfect World – DJ Shadow. This song is just SO chill.

day 11 – a song from your favorite band – Even Better Than The Real Thing – U2

Day 11 B – Just a funny song – WINNING – Auto Tune The News

day 12 – a song from a band you hate – Miracles – Insane Klown Posse

day 12 B – Spooftastic! – SNL Digial Short – Magical Mysteries

day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure – What’s My Name – Rihanna ft. Drake

day 14 – a song that no one would expect you to love – Single Ladies – Beyonce

day 15 – a song that describes you – Bohemian Rhapsody – THe Muppets

day 16 – a song that you used to love but now hate – Hey Ya – OutKast

day 17 – a song that you hear often on the radio – Born This Way – Lady Gaga

day 18 – a song that you wish you heard on the radio –  In the Na – The Hidden Cameras. Go search these guys out.

day 19 – a song from your favorite album – Paranoid Android – Radiohead

day 19 B – Just because it’s so brilliant! – This too shall pass -OK Go

day 20 – a song that you listen to when you’re angry – Butterfly with Bulletwings – Smashing Pumpkins

day 20 B – St Patty’s Tribute – Danny Boy – The Muppets

day 21 – a song that you listen to when you’re happy – Shiny Happy People – REM

day 22 – a song that you listen to when you’re sad – November Rain – Guns N Roses

day 23 – a song that doesn’t fit anywhere else on the list but I love – Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

DAY 23 B – Listenin’ to stuff – Let’s Twist Again – Jive Bunny and the MasterMixers

day 24 – a song that you want to play at your funeral – Always look on the bright side of life – Monty Python

DAY 24 B – SUPRISE! – Zombie Delight – Buck 65

day 25 – a song that makes you laugh – I’m on a boat – Lonely Island

day 25 – Another funny song because someone else took it their list – Business Time – Flight of the Conchords.

day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument – Seven Nation Army – White Stripes

Day 26 B – I KNOW HOW TO PLAY THIS TOO – Plateau – Nirvana

day 27 – a song that you wish you could play – Wonderwall – Oasis

day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty (but since no song makes me feel guilty…here’s another) – Puttin’ on the Ritz – Taco

Day 28 B – 80’s EXTRA – One Night in Bancock – Murray Head

day 29 – a song from your childhood – Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.

day 30 – your favorite song at this time last year – Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet


The Rankatron On The Junos!


In about 5 minutes (excluding interruptions to retrieve PB cookies baking in the oven), I will be doing a live blog of the Junos hosted by Drake featuring the lovefest of Justin Beiber.

I expect that the animal on the back of our nickle will change from the Beaver to the Beiber by the end of tonight.

Just sayin’!

Enjoy the show!

9:07PM I think the world is going to explode in a bad way with Beiber/Drake singing Sarah McLaughlin. Funny intro though.

9:10PM The Juno for best homemade PB cookies goes to me. I didn’t even know I was nominated. At least, I can focus on the show now. So what did I miss?

9:13PM Drake is now kicking out some Informer. I’ll inform them it’s probably not the best idea. We tried to bury to forget that. Your setting us back YEARS!

9:16PM Arcade Fire won Group of the Year! Woo Hoo! I’m predicting a Canadian Sweep! On an unrelated note, I didn’t know that Deadmou5e was Canadian.

9:23pm Hope Sarah McLachlan kicks out a version of Drake and Rihanna’s “What’s My Name” to counter the Drake & Beiber intro. Even though she calls Van-city her home…Halifax will claim her.

9:25pm Fan Choice Award: Beiber feiber wins!

9:33pm Arcade Fire for song writer of the year? They’re a group not a single writer. I call shinanigans. And why wasn’t Beiber in that?

9:35pm I remember the innocent days when Headley used to be a lil’ headley on Canadian Idol a few years ago. I’m glad he’s done good.

9:48pm Shania Twain. You’ve been in my Hall of Fame for years! Congrats!

9:55pm Shania Twain: “I love our bush.” Might be quote of the night. Vish from CBC Radio 3 is have a field day with in on his Twitter. UPDATE: Found a youtube clip for it…

10:01 Awesome Toronto tribute and it’s place in music. It’s a great city. I’ve lived there for a bit. It gets a hard wrap from the rest of Canada but it truly is a city that can rival any other in the world.

10:14 The musical tribute after the montage featured Sarah Harmer, The Sadies and City and Colour singing old Canadian tunes was awesome. If someone posts it to youtube or anywhere, I’ll place it here.

10:18 Meaghan Smith wins Best New Artist of the Year. Dunno anything about her…how ’bout you Google?

10:27 Not much to report so far except maybe that Vish Kanna of CBC Radio 3 just asked Shania Twain about the “I love  our bush” comment in the media room. The crowd carried him on his shoulders around the room afterwards. I might’ve made that last part up.

10:33 Single of the Year: K’naan for “Wavin’ Flag”

10:40 Old Money 4 Life! Drake hip hops it up with some ol’ folk. I’m uncool for using the phrase “hip hop’s it up”.

10:45 Yoko Ono reminds us that she was naked in a hotel room in Montreal for peace a long time ago…with some other dude.

10:54 Pop Album of the Year: Beiberiffic! That’s two! Begs the question: why didn’t make it to Toronto for the show? He got no love at the Grammys but showed up live. Here he wins and mails in a vid?

11:01 Neil Young is getting the Humanitarian Award. His body of work is deserving of that alone. And a note to any movie producers out there, PLEASE get Jeff Bridges play Neil Young in his movie.

Why Neil Young’s great…

11:15 It’s Arcade Fire tearing up the stage with Rococo. Wanna another vid?

11:22 Neil Young wins Artist of the Year over Beibs, Sarah Mclaghlan, Johnny Ried and Drake. He asks “What year is this?” It’s your year, sir.

11:30 I’ve never heard of Chromeo before tonight but they win me over with the 80’s throwback vibe.

11:35 Album of the year: Arcade Fire! In honour of their multiple wins, I’m going to go burn an old Donkey Kong machine.

That’s all folks. Drake didn’t wow but didn’t suck either. He kept it even keel.

Goodnight all! And sweet dreams under the Harvest Moon.