My Song?

I was tagged by Chelsea weeks ago (sorry!) and then by Michelle probably weeks ago too and most recently by Dayna to choose a song that best describes me, or my life or my state of mind. And girls, I just want to say to all of you that I was not ignoring your tag at all. It's just that you have no idea how hard this one was for me. I still don't know! LOL!

If you had asked me this question back when I was 16 or 17, my answer would have been real easy. I probably would have said "Punk Rock Girl" by the Dead Milkmen, seeing as I was quite the rebel in my teenage years and hung out with a very "questionable" crowd back then. My mom still cringes when she remembers some of the clothes I used to wear back in high school. Oh, and don't get me started on my hair, my nails, my lipstick... LOL! Well, my life is quite different now. My hair is a normal Loréal shade and my clothes are no longer ripped (on purpose). But this left me still pondering the "My Song" question.

I thought about asking Jon if he could think of a song that best described me, but I knew he'd give me a smart ass answer being that he loves to make fun of all blogging-related matters. He would probably say that the song that best describes me is "I'm Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage because he claims that I am always bitching about something and I seem to rather enjoy it. LOL! Well, he's always bitching about my bitching, so there. ;) Then he would probably say that another song that best describes me is "Rich Girl" by Gwen Stefani because I am always dreaming about what I would do "if I had all the money in the world." But as much as I'd love to "clean out Vivienne Westwood in my Galliano gown" I really don't think that I would use my money to "get me four Harajuku girls to inspire me..." NOPE!

So, that still left me with no song. My life is not what it used to be so it is a lot harder to pinpoint something like this. And it's not that I am "complicated" or "multi-faceted"... it's actually quite the opposite. I think my life is actually too simple and normal for there to be a song about it. hee hee. I always had a certain title that sort of "defined" me. Like, I've been the "Goth chick" or the "College Student" or the "Graphic Designer" and whatever I was doing at the time I did it full-force. I threw my whole self into it. Now, it's a bit different because I have two little ones that depend on me and one not-so-little-one that also depends on me quite a bit! LOL! So, I have to be a "mommy" and a "wife" foremost, but I also want to be a "designer" and a "photographer" and a "seamstress" and a "blogger" and a "traveler," and even though I don't always enjoy it, I also have to be a "cook" and a "maid" and a"chauffeur" on a daily basis. So, is there a song about that? If there is, I haven't found it yet.

I didn't want to totally disappoint those who so kindly tagged me, so I will share with you a playlist that I have put together to "inspire" me and "motivate" me when I work or play. This is a playlist of my favorite songs... some are from the 80's, others from the 90's, and a few are more current. I play this on my iTunes at home when I want to sew for hours on end... and I also play it on my iPod when I am out & about driving the kids to their various activities or running errands.

Now, mind you, this list has over 100 songs (it literally goes for hours!) but since I didn't want to make this posting a mile long, I will only share the first 12 songs. I think you'll get the gist of my music style...

1. Special (Garbage)

2. Malibu (Hole)

3. It's My Life (No Doubt)

4. Temptation (New Order)

5. Battersea (Hooverphonic)

6. Blackout (Lush)

7. Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz)

8. Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

9. Teardrop (Massive Attack)

10. Glory Box (Portishead)

11. Black Steel (Tricky)

12. Kiss Off (Violent Femmes)



  1. oh come have to post some of the goth chick pictures! i love it....what a great peek into who you are through the music you love. fun. =)

  2. come a few morethan12...pretty please...


  3. Patty - You ROCK!!! I love you're taste in music. Those songs do fit you ~ a little punk rock chick:)

    What a great post! It was so much fun to read and learn more about you:)


  4. Anonymous3:13 PM

    The Dead Milkmen?!?! I thought I was the only one who listened to them! Smoking banana peels in between meals... LOL!

    As a teenager, mine would have been anything from Music for the Masses by Depeche Mode.

    Now, I think it's The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson (it's reminds me of The Hubby & Lovely Daughter) or Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young.

    I've got some scary mod chick / rocker chick pics from days of yore, too! LOL!

    You rock, Patty! :)

  5. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Dear Sweet Patty...I LOVED reading a little about you! You truly did provide great insight into who you are without picking a song. I know I couldn't easily pick one either. You know...I think that is a sign that you are always evolving in life and never really seeking definition...does that make sense? LOL!

    Love your music pics and that you ADMIT to having lived a little in the dark world! LOL!

    Big Hugs Michelle
    P.S. I had a "Flock of Seagals" haircut for awhile during those questionable years! LOL!

  6. I love your play list! We have the same taste in music!


  7. Oh... no no no no no! I won't post a pic of me from back then... don't want to scare my customers away! LOL!

    Glad to see I have similar musical tastes as some of you! :)

    Sarah... I love Depeche Mode... that was one of MY fave albums of the 80s too! :)

    Michelle... let's see that flock of seagulls hairdo! ROTFL!!


  8. Anonymous8:49 PM

    Patty - don't forget New Order, The Smiths, Morrissey, and the Pretty in Pink & Breakfast Club soundtracks, too, yes? *wink*

    Self-confessed 80s Junkie.

  9. Of course! YES, to all of the above! :) And Psychedelic Furs, and The Cure and Siouxsie & The Banshees... major 80's junkie here! ;)

  10. Patty~

    I'm such a music oddball! I have heard of very few of these, but I do love "Crazy." I put that on Adonis' old phone whenever I called him from my own cell phone...from home he got "Let's Get it On" he has "Party Like A Rock Star." I love to torment him.

    Punk chick pictures?...I can't even fathom that darling little accent of yours all goth and mean, you're like a charming little pixie now, with attitude. ;o)


  11. awesome!!! tee hee I started this challenge - glad to see it made it



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