Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Green Monkey Mix - ROYGBIV


It's time for another Green Monkey mix - ROYGBIV. This one is going to be centered around colors. I had originally wanted to call the mix "Colours", but that would garner me crap from all you Americanskis. And "Colors" would of course offend everyone else.

Anywho, the rules:

1. 8 participants -- including me, so that's seven open slots.

2. Each person gets up to seven songs. If you have a problem coming up with seven, that's fine, but you have to provide at least five.

3. The song title of each of your selections has to contain a color.

4. You can't duplicate color names in your selections. If I pick a song with "red" and you pick a song with "red", that's fine, just don't pick two of your own songs that have the word "red" in it.

Sign up for the mix by leaving a comment.


Allen L.

All slots are taken! Participants, if you haven't already done so, please leave your selections for the mix as a comment on this post.


SamuraiFrog said...

Awesome concept. I'd love to participate, unless you want me to sit out because I was in the last one, which is cool.

Splotchy said...

Oh, pishposh. You are welcome to join.

Allen Lulu said...

Wow, what a challenge.
I love it. If chosen here's my list:
1. Cherry Cola - Eagles of Death Metal
2. Melancholy Blues - Queen
3. Ultra Violet - U2
4. Red light indicates doors are secure - Arctic Monkeys
5. Yellow Man - Randy Newman
6. Golden Ghost - Slingshot Dakota
7. Bobby Brown goes Down - Frank Zappa

p0nk said...

i'd like to play.

p0nk said...

Red House - Jimi Hendrix
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
Blue - Jason Becker
Purple Rain - Prince
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Green Grass & High Tides Forever - Outlaws

Just some of my favorites.

Moxie said...

Count me in. This is yet another way I motivate myself to post on my blog.

bluestocking said...

Hi Splotchy--I'm here thanks to the ever passionate Dale, who knows that I think your mixes are way cool. I'd like to participate, if there's still room.


SamuraiFrog said...

Okay, here's my choices.

1. Little Red Book - Love
2. Orange Crate Art - Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks
3. Yellow Rainbow - The Move
4. The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
5. Pools of Blue - Barclay James Harvest
6. Deep Purple - The Beach Boys
7. Violet - Hole

(I used "Deep Purple" as a stand-in for indigo, trying to get to ROY G BIV. If it's the same as purple, I can give you another song.)

Splotchy said...

sf, you sly devil you, with your ROYGBIV.

glassmeow said...

I wanna play!
R A Skull, A Suitcase and a Long RED Bottle of Wine, Robyn Hitchcock
O Orange Crush - R.E.M.
Y Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
G Furry Green Atom Bowl, Robyn Hitchcock
B Tangled up in Blue - Bob Dylan
& I'll think of something for Indigo and Violet! :)

bluestocking said...

OK, here are my songs:

Cocteau Twins--Pink Orange Red
Depeche Mode--Black Celebration
Spandau Ballet--Gold
Elvis Costello--Green Shirt
The Real Tuesday Weld--On Lavender Hill
The Real Tuesday Weld--Dorothy Parker Blue
Moody Blues--Nights in White Satin

I abandoned adherence to the ROYBGIV and tried to broaden the palette instead.

by the way, since you don't allow anonymous comments (and I'm not criticizing you for that--I understand why), I can't provide a link to my real blog as my name in the comment section; instead, you get a link to the pretend blog where my postings are desultory and weak. My real blog is

and my real blogging name is Holly.

Splotchy said...

Thanks for participating, Holly!

I was thinking about doing the ROYGBIV thing, but I think I will go into some more exotic colors as well.

After the mix is published (probably some time early next week), I generally ask participants to use their own blog to describe their choices.

At that point I can link to your post on your chosen blog.

glassmeow said...

Splotchy, I'm dumping Dylan for Cat Stevens' Bitter Blue. Still working on Indigo and Violet.

Dale said...

I'll play if there's room Splotchy. Hi Holly!

Splotchy said...

Welcome aboard, Dale!

Dale said...

Yay! Here are my colour choices:

1. Once in a Very Blue Moon - Mary Black

2. Beautiful Red Dress - Laurie Anderson

3. Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

4. Orangedale Whistle - The Rankin Family

5. The Song of Purple Summer - Lauren Pritchard (from Spring Awakening)

6. Green Island Lullaby - Vienna Teng

7. Pink Panther Theme - Pink Martini

glassmeow said...

Okay I've got Indigo and Violet (well, Purple - it's almost the same)

Galileo - The INDIGO Girls
PURPLE Haze - Jimi Hendrix

One very strange playlist indeed.

You saw the earlier change? Dylan's out. Cat's in.

Dale! Double Pink! Well done!

Moxie said...

I've got a post on my picks nearly ready for upload. They are:

Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) - Garbage
Yellow - Coldplay
Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
Everything's Gone Green - New Order
Ocean Blue - ABC
Black on Black II - Heart
White Lines - Duran Duran

Moxie said...

Post will be live at 6:30 pm Pacific time.