Wednesday, March 03, 2004

20 Questions on Music
An idea stolen from someone else's blog. Will demonstrate my musicality..(is that even a word??) or lack thereof...

1. Your favorite song with the name of a city in the title or text.
'Barrett's Privateers' by Stan Rogers. Good ol' Maritime foot-stomping song that mentions Halifax (Nova Scotia).

2. A song you've listened to repeatedly when you were depressed at some point in your life.
"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley & the Wailers. Used to think it was called 'Every Little Thing is Goonna be Alright).

3. Ever bought an entire album just for one song and winded up disliking everything but that song?
'Godzilla' soundtrack..for 'Come With Me' By Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page.

4. A song whose lyrics you thought you knew in the past, but about which you later learned you were incorrect.
Can't think of any off hand - have slight tendency to deny making may have repressed such memories. Do recall a friend thinking wondering why the Beatles would write a song about a 'Paper Bag Writer'. ..Sigh. Amateurs- it's 'Paperback Writer'

5. Your least favorite song on one of your favorite albums of all time.
'Donkey Riding' on Great Big Sea's 'Play'..although it is starting to grow on me..just have to block out the images that it conjures up..

6. A song you like by someone you find physically unattractive or otherwise repellent.
'Purple Rain' by Prince. He's not repellent, but, well, he's not exactly attractive either

7. Your favorite song that has expletives in it that's not by Liz Phair.
"Fuck Her Gently" by Tenacious D.

8. A song that sounds as if it's by someone British but isn't.
Anything by Bruce Cockburn. I don't know, don't ask. Just think he sounds/looks British

9. A song you like (possibly from your past) that took you forever to finally locate a copy of.
Am not ambitious enough to seek out songs...they will come to me in time if it is meant to be.

10. A song that reminds you of spring but doesn't mention spring at all.
'You Can Call me Al' by Paul Simon...actually the entireity of his Graceland CD reminds me of spring.

11. A song that sounds to you like being happy feels.
'Day-O (The Banana Boat song)' by Harry Belafonte

12. Your favorite song from a non-soundtrack compilation album.
'Do You Love Me?' from my recently re-discovered Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971. The artist eludes me at the moment., but what a great song to dance to! You know it..'Well baby, I'm back to let you know..I can really shake em down. ..Do you love me now that I can dance.' OK..probably these lyrics
can be used to answer #4..but you get the gist.

13. A song from your past that would be considered politically incorrect now (and possibly was then).
'Imagine' by John Lennon. I don't know it politically incorrect? was it ever? It's all perspective I suppose

14. A song sung by an overweight person. very tempted...but won't let myself say it. How about 'What a Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong. I don't know..maybe he was just a wee bit chubby??

15. A song you actually like by an artist you otherwise hate.
"That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain. Not that I hate her..she's Canadian after all..and not that I really, really like this song..but it's catchy..

16. A song by a band that features three or more female members.
"Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles

17. One of the earliest songs that you can remember listening to.
"Burning Down the House" by the Talking Heads. Surprisingly I've grown up with slight fear of fire

18. A song you've been mocked by friends for liking.
'Deeply Dippy' by Right Said Fred. Can't help it..memories attached..

19. A really good cover version you think no one else has heard.
JohnMayer's 'Message in a Bottle' or 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', by The Police and Cyndi Lauper respectively. Am quite sure Raeanne has heard these covers..but will say more re: her & John in another post (still too jealous at the moment). Oh, and Gav too..since he's the one who got me hooked on Message

20. A song that has helped cheer you up (or empowered you somehow) after a breakup or otherwise difficult situation.
So many to choose from...'You Oughtta Know' by Alanis Morrisette, 'I will Survive' (Arethra ?), "Wild Women Do', 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' Cyndi Lauper', 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' Bobby McFerrin.....they've all had their moments!

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