Introductions have always been easy for me. Because I am my father’s daughter, I have always been able to walk right up to anyone, even Oprah herself, any day anytime and introduce myself. No problem. But then, please know, that approximately five seconds later, I’ll have no idea what your name is. (Unless we’re talking about you Oprah, cause girlfriend I’ll know your name and your production company backwards and forwards.) But for the rest of yous in humanity, um, well, what can I say? Sorry? No really, you’re important, your name is important, your mom is important, all of it. I just can’t remember who the hell you are.
Because as much as I try to remember new names, they just swoosh in and out of my ears while I’m remembering your new face forever and ever and ever. Well, not your new face (Unless we’re talking about you Michael, cause, well, you’re just scary, my brotha.) but your new face to me. And hey, hey there, before you start in with the foolproof mnemonic devices that work for you, let me just stop you right now and say they don’t work for me. I’ve tried them. They don’t.
So let’s just sum up and leave it at this. I want to know your name. But I can’t for the life of me remember your name. Until I hear it at least five times. Because that’s how I roll.
However, even if I can’t do introductions very well, I like to make them. A lot. And in this case, by introductions I mean set ups. In fact, chances are quite good that I’ve set you up before. (And, before you start, if I were you, I’d make no comments about any of those set ups because odds are good that all parties involved read the con queso from time to time.) So, what am I saying? I’m saying I suck at introducing people. Specifically I suck at setting people up on dates. But, please. That doesn’t stop me from doing it. No sir. I mean, come on. Do you even realize how little I’d actually have to do in life if I let a little thing called ability stop me? That’s right, not so much. On the other hand, the first time I set two people up, they got married. And, ever since, I’ve had the grand delusion that I’m a Grade-A Yenta. I don’t care if all evidence points to the contrary. Because the point is, no matter how bad I am at introductions, involving myself and/or others, I completely dig them.
That’s right. I heart introductions.
They are a beginning. A birth. An opportunity. A potential. And nothing gets me going like a clean slate.
And today I met someone new.
The iGods at iApple just introduced all their new iPod Nanos today. And I iLove them. I iMust have an iNew one. iNow.
Now please know, I’ve never actually purchased an iPod. Ever. Because they keep getting handed down to me when new models move into our home. But nothing pink has ever moved in. Because nothing pink is ever purchased and nothing pink is ever handed down. And I think it’s time that I introduced myself to the pink.
So Laura, pink iPod Nano, pink iPod Nano, Laura.
I think this will be my second successful set up.
So in honor of my new crush on iTuesday, here are a few songs with very memorable intros currently on my hand-me-down but still much beloved for a little while longer iPod…
- A Song For the Lovers. Richard Ashcroft.
- Are You Gonna Be My Girl. Jet.
- Baby Got Back. Sir Mix-A-Lot.
- Bittersweet Symphony. The Verve.
- Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk. Rufus Wainwright.
- Coffee and TV. Blur.
- Clocks. Coldplay.
- Don’t Go. Yaz.
- Everyone Wants To Rule The World. Tears for Fears.
- Eyes Without a Face. Billy Idol.
- Fools Gold. Stone Roses.
- Foxy Lady. Jimi Hendrix.
- Heat of the Moment. Asia.
- Hot For Teacher. Van Halen.
- How Soon Is Now. The Smiths.
- I Feel Fine. The Beatles.
- In God’s Country. U2.
- Istanbul. They Might Be Giants.
- Just. Radiohead.
- Owner of a Lonely Heart. Yes.
- Message In a Bottle. The Police.
- Money for Nothing. Dire Straights.
- Pineapple Head. Crowded House.
- Ring of Fire. Johnny Cash.
- Rock The Casbah. The Clash.
- Satisfaction. The Stones.
- She Sells Sanctuary. The Cult.
- Start Me Up. The Stones.
- Some Might Say. Oasis.
- Sunday Bloody Sunday. U2.
- The Tears of A Clown. Smokey Robinson.
- There She Goes. The La’s.
- You Spin Me Round. Dead or Alive.
(Added: Yes I realize this is a long list. But there are a lot of good intros on songs currently on my iPod… and I couldn’t not list it if it was good. See, if you haven’t gotten it yet, I like intros…)
So do you have some favorite intros? In life. In songs. In general.
Please introduce us to them.