Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Things I Love Today: #changethetweets (also.. 500th Post! or not)

So I guess today CBCRadio2 has been hosting a contest for tickets to see Kathleen Edwards. The idea is to tweet the song that has changed your life with the hashtag #changethetweets (which is apparently a take-off of Edwards' album 'Change The Sheets').

Myself, I had a hard time really coming up with a 'life-changer' but in light of my recent Mountain Goats obsession I decided to tweet 'This Year', with its refrain of "I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me", as my go-to song when I am sad, frustrated and in need of some strength.

Some of the tweets people have been posting are quite moving.  Here are a few of my favorites:

The contest is picking up a little steam, so my chances of having unexpected plans to go to Toronto this weekend are probably slim, but I've enjoyed reading the Tweets.

What are some songs that have had an impact on your life?

P.S. according to Blogger, this is my 500th post.  Except that it's not, because I copied a bunch of posts from my old MySpace blog over here so the actual number is either a lot less (if you want to count posts since I joined Blogger) or a lot more (if you want to count all the posts I've written in the time I've been blogging.. which dates back to sometime in 2005 over three different platforms).

So, uh.. happy unbirthday to me?


  1. Have a very merry unbirthday to you!

  2. Happy unbirthday! I'm having a really hard time thinking of life-changing songs...some have been life-changing because of the circumstances and the people with which I associate those songs... like the Pixies' "Where is my mind?" is totally my good friend and I in college. And the whole Nirvana MTV Unplugged album was life-changing. Anyway, happy unbirthday!

  3. Hey, whether it's 100% correct or not, since you won't know the exact 500th, congratulations on this one.
    That one tweet about the girl's dad crying at a song was heartbreaking.
    The only song I can think of is "Sympathy for the Devil" which got me away from bad pop when I hit my teens, then "Soundsystem" by Operation Ivy because it got me into punk and ska and that changed my entire outlook on life.

  4. Happy farce of a birthday, Andie

    I love your place. You always let me put my feet up and you always have booze in the fridge.

    I may have to participate in changethetweets

  5. I've been sitting here for 15 minutes, and I can't think of one song that changed my life.

  6. I guess the song, "I Melt With You" by Modern English (even though they've damn near ruined it by using it in a Hershey's commercial!) has a special place in my heart. It has been one of my favorites since I first heard it in the 80's movie, Valley Girl. I've always wanted someone to write a song for me and that song's the reason why.


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