Thursday, March 16, 2006

Good Times Around the Corner


I am happy today. Why, might you ask?

Because the Frankenstein-Manbride household (Gigi Frankenstein & Manfred Manbride) have found a location to which we will be relocating! Well, in four months we'll be relocating.

Finding a house has been a massive source of stress for both myself and Manny. It's not so easy in these parts to find a good house in a decent neighborhood for a decent price. Oh, and we're not buying, we're renting. Anyway, so I found something that sounded like a good lead in the classifieds yesterday. I called the owner, went to see the house on my lunch break, and I instantly knew that this was it. The house is perfect. It has all the room and storage we so desperately lack in our current shithole apartment. It comes with all the appliances we need and it has a nice, fenced-in back yard for the girls to play in. It's in a very nice, safe, quiet neighborhood where we could actually walk down the sidewalk without fear. And all for an affordable price! We knew we had to claim it - quick. We met with the landlady (who is a very kind, benevolent woman) later in the evening and signed the lease. But we still have four more months until we can move, so we're waiting... patiently...


So now the next Big Thing To Plan For is the wedding and all the things that come along with it. We've decided to get married on Friday, the 13th of October. Yes, Friday the 13th. It will be a very small, close ceremony. Then we're having the reception the next day. The whole thing will be generally non-traditional, because we're generally non-traditional people. We're chosing all the music ourselves, because DJs are vile. Manny and I are both compiling our lists. Here's what I have so far:

Lament – Miles Davis
The Promise – When In Rome
You on My Mind in My Sleep – Richard Ashcroft
Somebody – Depeche Mode
Forever – covered by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (by the Beach Boys)
Your Sweet Voice – covered by Milton Mapes (by Matthew Sweet)
Charlotte Mitnacht (from Amelie) – Devotchka
When The Sun Hits – Slowdive
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do – ABBA
Just Like Heaven – the Cure
Hey – the Pixies
Common People - Pulp
‘40’ – U2
Ceremony – Joy Division/New Order
True Faith - New Order
Run Wild – New Order
Anybody have anymore good suggestions?

19 comments:

indygirl said...

I don't see either of the best songs ever to dance to whilst tipsy: Personal Jesus or Sledgehammer.
What are you thinking?!?

The Cold War said...

Those are mostly the slow songs for the wedding bit. Also making an appearance will be:
Song of the Siren by This Mortal Coil
Friend of the Night by Mogwai
Drive-In Saturday by Bowie
Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order
• a song or two by Scott Walker
• And a whole host of '80s new wave and '90s brit-pop.


And I'm thinking of having a half-hour of nothing but the worst songs to play at a wedding-related event, just 'cos I want to. Suggestions?

gigi said...

Oooh, good move, Manny Boy! Yes, everything you mentioned will be played. I'd like to have more than just a couple songs by Scott Walker.

Yes, someone please suggest to us very awful songs to play at a wedding.

indygirl said...

Awful as in horribly inappropriate for a wedding or awful as in traditionally played at weddings?

The Cold War said...

Awful as in horribly inappropriate, like "Girls Girls Girls" by Motley Crue.

indygirl said...

Anything by Rammstein
Arab Strap "Fucking Little Bastards"
Fiery Furnaces "Single Again"
Prodigy "Smack My Bitch Up"
Ace Of Base "All That She Wants"
Morrissey "Will Never Marry"
2Pac "Dear Momma"

indygirl said...

And, of course, Tori Amos "The Waitress"

The Cold War said...

Great picks! Kudos on the Arab Strap and the Prodigy.

The Cold War said...

Black Angel's Death Song by The Velvet Underground
Nancy Boy by Placebo
Underwear by Pulp
Orgasm Addict by the Buzzcocks
Mother by Pink Floyd
Master and Servant by Depeche Mode
• anything by the Fall

indygirl said...

Muahahaa! Excellent!

Poison "Cherry Pie"

gigi said...

Oh yeah, anything by the Fall.

Lessee here...
Too Drunk to Fuck by the Dead Kennedys
Pussy Planet by GWAR
Why Trust You by Alice Cooper
Bad Girl by the New York Dolls
If It Ain't Ruff by NWA

gigi said...

oh, and Paradise City by GNR.

The Cold War said...

What's That Smell? by Lynryd Skynyrd
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon
I'm Not In Love by 10cc
Fuck Like A Beast by WASP
Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad by Meatloaf
Seventeen by Winger
Got You By the Balls by AC/DC
• and perhaps something by Gary Glitter

indygirl said...

Aren't you guys cool with all your bolds and italics.

Perry Como "Better Luck Next Time"

gigi said...

it's called HTML, lazy :)

indygirl said...

Arrested Development: Mr Wendel

SFChick74 said...

How about Lust for Life by Iggy Pop? Although it has Carnival Cruise overtones now as opposed to a hookers and heroin vibe.

aughra said...

Awh, the Promise!

My husband and I danced to 'You Belong to Me' by Jo Stafford. Bob Dylan did a cover of it on the Natural Born Killers soundtrack.

CoffeeBigPlz said...

on the should not be at wedding theme:
Meatloaf: Paradise by the Dashboard Light

Because tonight belongs to Lovers
Patty Smyth

Pretty Much anything by the Violent Femmes (why can't I get just one screw?)

Do you really want to hurt me
Culture Club

You're cheatin' heart...

Love's Parasite - Einstein Savage