ANNE MARIE'S PLAYLIST
ANNE MARIE TO STEPHEN:
AM: What is your favorite song?
SB: The Hit by TWRP + Ninja Sex Party. I mean -- so many things going on in this song. Shades of Daft Punk's Robot Rock. Credit to this entire playlist because each song I heard had me thinking, "Ok, this is my favorite," only to have it be outdone by the next song. Runner up goes to The Hip Abduction coming in strong with the "You Can Call Me Al" sounds. But, yeah, once I heard that intro to TWRP...game over.
AM: Have you heard any of these tracks before?
SB: So I've heard You'll Lose A Good Thing before, but never the Barbara Lynn version, which was a nice refresher. I've also heard I'm A King Bee, but only because it was featured on a Jack Daniel's commercial in 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQr48mAGmQk
AM: I went somewhere emotionally this month and I charted it with this playlist. Where I started isn't important but you'll probably be able to figure it out. What I want to know is, where did I end up?
SB: So I may be reading waaaay too much into your song and artist selection, but if I had to guess, I'd say that you went through a bad breakup and were hurt by it, hence lyrics like "You'll lose a good thing...you loved me and then you snubbed me" but then towards the middle of the playlist the narrative changes to a male perspective and it's all about him finding a woman he's into "your love is enough...girl let me be your man...I just want to get you closer / I don't want to play these games."
I'd say you're in a better place because you've got something going. The only question is, is that another suitor or something else entirely such as work or life?
STEPHEN TO ANNE MARIE:
SB: What is your favorite song?
AM: This month it's a toss up between Shake It by The Tazers and Spotlight by REFS.
SB: Have you heard any of these tracks before?
AM: No tracks. I know Aznavour well. REFS, too. Secret Weapons I discovered and burned this month with a different song. Good times.
SB: Dad is meeting your boyfriend for the first time. Your boyfriend is driving all of you to dinner. What song out of this playlist do you tell him to play to make dad instantly like him?
AM: This is a trick question because we both know dad only listens to Sinatra and if my boyfriend, let's call him Claude, played Sinatra, dad would instantly know it was a pander. Since I'd want Claude to be himself and not pander when meeting dad, I'd advise him to lean into his own damn music. Hopefully he'd play something like Mindreader / Glass Vaults. Besdies, as long as he's driving a Honda, dad's in.