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Mix Tape: Pride Monday, March 26, 2007

Posted by Texas Gal in 7 deadly sins, Mix Tape, TexasGal.

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Purpose: an aural recreation of each of the 7 Deadly Sins, beginning with Pride. It’s good to be bad!

As they say, “Pride goeth before a fall”- so what more fitting way to kick off my 7 Deadly Sins mixes than with the deadliest of them all? Pride is the sin from which all other sins arise, so it belongs at the head of the table, so to speak. And, really, who couldn’t use a little more self-admiration? Use this mix to jump start your ego.

1. “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” by U2
So the mix starts out with what is arguably the one positive incarnation of the sin of pride, if you discount the whole “death” thing.

2. “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top
Silk suit, diamond ring, fat wallet = a video full of playboy models. Pride AND Greed- two for the price of one.

3. “Mr. Vain” by Culture Beat
Producer writes a track comparing his awesomeness to Jesus. That’s pretty awesome.

4. “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol
If this ain’t self-love, I don’t know what is.

5. “Inflate My Ego” by Daniel Bedingfield
Self pity and inflated self-worth all wrapped up in a nice little package.

6. “Without Me” by Eminem
Eminem is pride personified. And this song is the ultimate expression of just how awesome he thinks he is.

7. “I Wanna Be Adored” by Stone Roses
The Roses’ own lead singer says this is about the sin of wanting to be idolized. Seems perfect for this mix.

8. “Ego A Go Go” by Robbie Williams
First Eminem, now Robbie Williams. If only we had Kayne West, we’d have the trifecta of huge egos.

9. “Me, Myself & I” by De La Soul
A little different- this song actually seems to be about fighting against the sin of vanity.

10. “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer
I think you could use MC Hammer’s Behind the Music as the perfect capsule illustration of hubris.

11. “What You Need” by INXS
I’m not sure it’s really ego,when the singer really probably could give you what you need.

12. “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred
Tongue in cheek, but still spot on.

13. “Baby, I’m A Big Star Now” by Counting Crows
All the drugs and other excesses that go along with stardom.

14. “Mirror, Mirror” by Whiskeytown
Where once there was ego, now there are only questions and introspection.

15. “You’re So Pretty, We’re So Pretty” by Charlatans
It’s like a circle jerk of ego feeding.

16. “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” by Spin Doctors
I hope you hear this song, and it pisses you off.

17. “Beautiful Ones” by Suede
More about drugs and the pretty people. Why are there always drugs when they’re around?

18. “Mirror” by Beautiful South
The ugly side of Pride- when you resent what you see when looking the mirror.

19. “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon
Could there ever be a Pride mix that would NOT have this in it?



1. steve - Monday, March 26, 2007

1) The Brad Paisley version of “Sharp Dressed Man” is surprisingly awesome.

2) “I Am Mine” by Pearl Jam would also fit on this list… although maybe it’s best that they don’t share any kind of recognition with the Spin Doctors.

2. Yostal - Monday, March 26, 2007

For the record, I could wake up to the opening guitar line of “Pride” every day, and for about six months, I did, until I switched to “Desire”, which could also go on the list.

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