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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Did he dazzle you with his extensive knowledge of mineral water or was it his in-depth analysis of Marky Mark that finally reeled you in?

So here I go traipsing perilously into US Magazine territory, but bear with me, there's good music herewith. AOL Spinner blog posted a slideshow the other day of the 20+ musicians that Winona Ryder has been romantically linked to over the years. Quite unfathomable -- it reads like the most-played list on my iPod [er, no pun intended]. Amongst the mostly-vicious comments on the original post was this laughable one:

"She dated MICHAEL NESMITH? UGH. If you're planning to date a Monkee, then choose Mickey Dolenz because at least he could sing.

On the other hand, don't choose ANY Monkee

Take these things with a grain of salt, sure, but as I clicked through the somewhat unbelievable slideshow of dudes, I said out loud, several times, "SHUT UP." If it's true, someone get this woman a Gatorade.

. . . and then I agreed with the person who sent this to me that said I should make a mix of all their music. Clearly.

Open All Night (live in Boulder) - Counting Crows
Does He Love You - Rilo Kiley
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Question - Old 97s
How Do You Do - Dave Grohl
She - The Monkees
Tongue (live) - Damien Rice
Into Your Arms (acoustic) - The Lemonheads
Easy/Lucky/Free - Bright Eyes
Well It's True That We Love One Another - White Stripes
Sweet Leilani - Chris Isaak
Shake Shake (Black Tambourine remix by Ad Rock) - Beck
Just Another (live in Jersey) - Pete Yorn
Seein' Her - Paul Westerberg
Nobody Girl - Ryan Adams
I Want You - Third Eye Blind
Good Vibrations - Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch



At November 07, 2007 2:02 PM, Blogger Otto said...

Jeez, the ones she missed must feel like the altar-boys the pastor never came onto...(so to speak)...

Strange days, indeed,

David M.

At November 07, 2007 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


(and: seriously? shut up! :) my reaction as well!)

At November 07, 2007 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did Matthew Sweet not make your mix?

At November 07, 2007 2:41 PM, Blogger Steve said...

I'm fairly certain she also dated Jay Farrar (Son Volt/Uncle Tupelo) for a brief time as well.

At November 07, 2007 2:54 PM, Blogger Cieguilla said...

My reaction was: "Johnny Depp AND Damien Rice... how unfair is life?!"

Can't blame her!

At November 07, 2007 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lolled ;)

Also - hurrah for a decent copy of Seein' Her at last!

At November 07, 2007 3:15 PM, Blogger Stephen Kuykendall said...

great mix idea as well as the songs themselves.

At November 07, 2007 3:16 PM, Blogger Yon said...

Heather... a bit of dark side you're showing there, what? : )

I was hoping for more puns. Surely something from the Sound of Music would fit the bill.

At November 07, 2007 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This mix is awesome. She is to music what Alyssa Milano is to baseball.

- Neil

At November 07, 2007 6:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just rewatching Reality Bites today! ahah that was cool :P
I love that movie! great music moments.. great acting.. simple story.. really great! and Lelaina with Troy were one of the best disfunctional couples ever :P

At November 07, 2007 6:55 PM, Blogger Ruralgurl said...

I've had my photo taken with lots of musicians, too.... Doesn't mean I've been romantically linked to them. But if I was famous, it sure would.

At November 07, 2007 7:16 PM, Blogger Yon said...

Just listened to the mix as well. Very nice, thanks again.

At November 07, 2007 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I have lost some respect for a number of these guys.

At November 07, 2007 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a job in which I regularly deal with celebrities. Of all the many celebrities I have encountered in my career, Winona Ryder has been the most hideous. She's vile. For real.

At November 08, 2007 5:51 AM, Blogger jesselun said...

I think you forgot one

At November 08, 2007 8:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always like to see a Jay Farrar name drop. But was this a joke? I think Jay has been dating/married to the same girl for like forever....but I could be wrong.

At November 08, 2007 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! What's wrong with the Monkees?! Oh wait...nevermind.

At November 08, 2007 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friggin brilliant, flippin sweet, and a genius idea!

At November 08, 2007 7:06 PM, Blogger Ruralgurl said...

Jay Farrar married the gal he was dating back in the UT days, before they even really broke nationally. Pretty much qualifies as forever.

At November 09, 2007 11:25 AM, Blogger Kurt C. said...

She dated Everlast, and Kid Rock? Ugh.

Dating Ryan Adams and Rhett Miller is kind of weird because the two of them had a long lasting feud.

Dating Adam Duritz and Ryan Adams is kinda weird because those two guys are good friends.

Michael Nesmith can't sing? In the 70's, he was a Country Rock pioneer. His song "Some of Shelley's Blues" is absolutely fantastic. That said, it is a little creepy for him to be dating her.

Matthew Sweet doesn't belong in the mix, because even though the song is about her, he didn't know her...quote from an article:
"Another song on Girlfriend with a link to loneliness and movie actresses is "Winona," with its plaintive chorus, "Won't you be my little movie star." "Actually, Lloyd Cole suggested I call it that," Sweet explained. "I didn't have a title for a long time and he knew that I liked the movie Heathers. He thought that we should call it `Winona' because I wanted a kind of a country title and at the time she was still a lot more obscure. First of all it didn't occur to me that there would be a lot of people giving attention to anything I did. And second of all it didn't occur to me that people would think that it was about her. Then by the time the record came out she had actually heard the song through a guy at Rolling Stone and supposedly liked it so I thanked my friend for sending it to her because at the time I didn't think the record was even going to come out. It was a really dark period and I thought, `Well at least Winona Ryder heard my record.' ""

At November 09, 2007 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so smart... smart... smart... look at you! WOW!

A genius.


At November 09, 2007 6:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

though i challenge mark wahlberg as a musician i am so speechlessly jealous of winona. seriously, at least 5 of the guys in your mix are on my "freebie" list!!!! yet another great heather mix. thanks!

At November 10, 2007 12:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, "Rollerskate Skinny" would have been an even better choice for the Old 97's/Rhett Miller since it was about her. Fun mix!

At November 10, 2007 11:34 AM, Blogger lucy said...

this is such a keen idea!!!


also, i find it quite unfair that list of hers, though i'd once heard her described as a rite of passage to all young musicians.

At November 10, 2007 10:50 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

In Winona's defense, I think she dated Mike Nesmith JUNIOR not Senior. Don't ask me how I know this. I just remember it through the mists of time.

At November 12, 2007 2:26 PM, Blogger myron said...

What a weird slag against Mike Nesmith. Not only the only talented Monkee, but also the man behind "Different Drum". But yeah, he's old enough to be her grandpa or something.

At November 16, 2007 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I can't stop listening to this mix.

I have to say, everytime I hear the Marky Mark track I get a little embarrassed. I'm not sure if I'm embarrassed for me (I *adored* this song as a teen and I kinda still do) or for Mark Wahlberg, who clearly has springboarded from this to a credible career.

He was like *this* close to becoming another tragic Vanilla Ice character.

At November 16, 2007 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um... speaking of whom, did Winona ever date Vanilla Ice?

At December 18, 2007 2:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you re-post these songs? Thanks


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