Monday, October 22, 2007

Green Monkey Mix Volume 10 Now Accepting Participants

Hi, music fans. BeckEye from The Pop Eye here, ready to show off my monkey mixology mastery! Since I'm a three-timer in Splotchy's now-legendary Green Monkey Music Project, I've been granted the opportunity - nay, the right! - to take over his blog and helm the latest installment.

I'm pleased to announce that Volume 10 of the GMMP will be the Battle of the Sexes Mix. Since I've noticed that a lot of very enthusiastic people have been shut out of previous mixes, I'm going to be a benevolent ruler and allow 10 participants on this go-round. Each participant will offer up 5 songs each, all of which must include a person's name in the title. Following the "battle of the sexes" theme, half of the songs will be about girls and the other half about boys.

RULE #1: Each participant must stick to one gender throughout his/her list. This is a battle, soldiers! You've gotta pick sides! If you pick boy titles, all five songs must be about boys. No slipping an "Oh Sheila" in there. (This is just to ease my highly anal-retentive mind and ensure that we end up with the same number of songs for each gender.)

RULE #2: Only one gender per song allowed. No ditties about Jack and Diane or ballads of John and Yoko.

RULE #3: All titles must include first names. No Misters, Misses or Doctors allowed. For example, Yoshimi is welcome to battle the pink robots, as long as Mr. Roboto is not one of them.

I'm not going to assign anyone a gender, so it'll be a first-come, first-served situation. If you want to play, just enter your list of five songs in the comments section of this post and you're in. Everyone will need to keep an eye on the comments to know how many slots for each sex are left. If anyone mistakenly posts a list for a gender that's already reached its 25-song limit, either Splotchy or I will let him/her know that they need to revise or withdraw.

This should be a lot of fun, because there are a ton of these songs out there. I'm excited to see what you all come up with. Big thanks to Splotchy for hosting one of the best music-sharing programs on the Internetz. Let's hear it for the boy! Let's give the boy a hand!

*By the way...I kind of lied about letting 10 people play. There will be 10 slots available but I've already taken one and one is reserved for Splotchy, so there are really only 8 left. But that still leaves plenty of room!


Participants are all signed up!

Flannery Alden

Allen L.


BeckEye said...

I've decided to go with girls' names, so there are now 4 slots open for those who want to battle on behalf of the ladies.

My list:

"Darlene," Led Zeppelin
"Vicky Verky," Squeeze
"Blue Jean," David Bowie
"Hey Julie," Fountains of Wayne
"Always Claire," Knockout Drops

Distributorcap said...

pick me pick me

i will do girls names

Distributorcap said...

if i had read the rules..

here you go

"Eleanor Rigby" The Beatles
"Chelsea Morning" Joni Mitchell
"Walk Away Renee" The Four Tops
"Sad Lisa" Cat Stevens
"Suite Judy Blue Eyes" Crosby Stills & Nash

Splotchy said...

I'm going with dudes on this mix.

Charlemagne - John Cale
Billy Two - The Clean
Captain Lou - NRBQ
Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing - The Minutemen
Adam Green - Momus

Allen Lulu said...

I wanna play!
Paul Stanley by The Hellacopters
Johnny, are you Queer - Josie Cotton
St. Jimmie the Prankster - Dean Gray (Green Day Mashup)
Rex Hex - Diamond Nights
Vincent - Don Maclean
Bring Back that Leroy Brown - Queen
This isn't a final list...there are soooo many, but I wanted to show my enthusiasm...(and the coffee shop is about to close)

BeckEye said...

Captain Lou! Oh, Splotchy I love you more today than yesterday.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Gimme boys please, Beckeye!

I'll do:
1. Can't Con an Honest John - the Streets
2. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner - Warren Zevon
3. Donald in the Bushes with a Bag of Glue - Ballboy
4. William It Was Really Nothing - the Smiths
5. Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault in Paris, 1961) - the Weakerthans

Jenny Jenny Flannery said...

Can I do girls? Wait...that didn't come out right.

1. Jenny (867-5309), Tommy Tu-Tone
2. Maggie Mae, Rod Stewart
3. Candy's Room, Bruce Springsteen
4. Oh Donna, Ritchie Vallens
5. Sarah Smiles, Hall & Oats

lulu said...

I asked for a spot in 10 a while back, so I am going to quickly hop in here and claim girls. I'll be back later with my picks.



Moxie said...

I'm game. Sign me up for the ladies.

Mustang Sally - The Commitments (soundtrack)
Pandora's Box - Aerosmith
Meet Virginia - Train
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Amanda - Boston

Jenny Jenny Flannery said...

Oooh! Jolene! I love that tune.

Splotchy said...

As a service to Beckeye, I have updated the post with participants signed up thus far, and remaining open slots.

By the way, it's very difficult discussing men, women and filling slots without sounding dirty.

J.D. said...

Me want in. Me not know if still available yet still. Me do whatever to be in this. Me bad grammaticist.

lulu said...

Done and done!

Valerie Loves Me--Material Issue
Sweet Jane--Cowboy Junkies
Maggie Mae--Rod Stewart
Cecilia Ann--Pixies
Jamie's Crying--Van Halen

lulu said...

oops, didn't see Maggie Mae on the list, scratch that and give me:

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)--Edison Lighthouse

J.D. said...

Me male side? K.

John Williams, "Chiyo's Prayer" (from Memoirs of a Geisha)
Maggie Roswell (as Shary Bobbins), "A Boozehound Named Barney"
Lily Allen, "Alfie"
Regina Spektor, "Samson"
Joe Anderson, "Hey Jude" (from Across the Universe)

Me officially obsessed with that movie.

J.D. said...

Damn it, I just realized that Chiyo was a girl. [airhead!] So, instead, I put in Hayley Westenra's "Danny Boy".

God, I'm an idiot. [laughs]

Allen Lulu said...

Okay, I have my final list. Man this was hard to winnow down:

Paul Stanley by The Hellacopters

St. Jimmie the Prankster - Dean Gray (Green Day Mashup)

Jonathan - Nerf Herder

Vincent - Don Maclean

Pablo Picasso Visitos Los Planetos de los Simios - Adam and the Ants

Let me know if you need me to send any of these tracks.

Joe said...

OK, here we go:

Stagger Lee--Nick Cave
Peter Gunn--Henry Mancini
Making Plans For Nigel--XTC or Nouvelle Vague
Jimmy Jazz--The Clash
A Boy Named Sue--Johnny Cash

Allen Lulu said...

I was teetering between Making Plans for Nigel and Pablo Picasso. In the end, Pablo is just the worst titled song in history and one of the weirder tracks by a pop group ever to make it onto vinyl. I am so glad Nigel is going to join us.

Joe said...

Allen, funny, I almost picked "Pablo Picasso (Was never called an asshole)"

I had no idea there was more than one pop song named after Pablo Picasso. Can't wait to hear it!

Splotchy said...

Bubs, if you would have picked "Pablo Picasso", I would have to come over to your house and beat you to death with a largemouth bass.

It has already been used in two Green Monkey mixes -- first, in the Snotty Rock 'n Roll Mix by me, then in the Speed It Up Mix by Johnny Yen.

That goes for anyone else -- use "Pablo Picasso" by the Modern Lovers in a future mix AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

Splotchy said...

Now that the selections have been made, I just want to note that I briefly entertained doing snarky selections for this mix, where all the songs were about transvestites, or men with girl's names. Bubs took "Boy Named Sue", but I had thought of a couple others...

Lola - The Kinks
Candy Says - Velvet Underground
Divine - Antony and the Johnsons

Can anyone think of any more genderbending songs?