Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Favorite

Yes - another meme that I stole from Kelly, who borrowed it from someone named Steve (whom I admittedly do not know from). But I thought it'd be an ok thing to do - not that you guys don't get enough music crud from me to begin with.

The reality is, I've got about 14,000 songs in my music library and there isn't just one song to fit each category. Is it even possible to have a favourite song? I think I picked it because I just saw a documentary on Simon & Garfunkel from 40 years ago. Still - it is an incredible song.

And of course, I have trouble with 'happy' and 'sad' and what determines what makes me feel that way when I hear a song. It's not like it is going to be "Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows" or "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word", respectively.

Suffice to say - I put way too much time into this post. WAY too much. But then I had 14,000 songs to go through.

1 - Your Favorite Song: Of all time?
Scarborough Fair-Canticle (Simon & Garfunkel)

2 - makes you feel sexy:
Is it a Crime (Sade)

3 - a song that makes you happy: Mary Jean (Marshall Crenshaw)
4 - a song that makes you sad: The River (Bruce Springsteen)
5 - reminds you of someone
When You Say Nothing at All (Alison Krauss + Union Station) Morty played it after Mitchell's funeral in 1995
6 - reminds you of somewhere: If You Could Only See (Tonic). I always remember it from a trip Key West circa 1996
7 - reminds you of a certain event: All Mixed Up (the Cars) 1978 World Series of Rock. 
8 - you know all the words to: Undun (Guess Who) but technically I know the words to most of my music liberry
9 - you can dance to: Hit that Perfect Beat (Bronski Beat)
10 - makes you fall asleep: nothing that I can think of
11 - from your favorite band: Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
12 - from a band that is overrated: Talk (Coldplay)
13 - guilty pleasure: Twist of Fate (Olivia Newton-John) I know....I know....don't say anything
14 - no one would expect you to love: Do What You Want, Be Who You Are (Hall & Oates)
15 - describes you: One Man Guy (Rufus Wainwright) listen to the lyrics, it's not quite what you think
16 - you used to love but now hate: With or Without You (U2)
17 - hear often on the radio: Little Lion Man (Mumford & Sons)
18 - a song you wish you heard on the radio: I Need Love (Sam Phillips)
19 - a song from your favorite album: Inside These Arms (Marti Jones - Match Game)
20 - a song you listen to when angry: Not Ready to Make Nice (Dixie Chicks)
21 - when happy: Losing Touch (the Killers)
22 - when sad: Famous Blue Raincoat (Jennifer Warnes)
23 - a song to be played at your wedding: too late for this one - we had no music
24 - at your funeral: Turn the Beat Around (Vickie Sue Robinson) it started as a joke, now I'm kind of committed to it
25 - makes you laugh: I'm Tired (Lili Von Shtupp)
26 - a favorite holiday song: The Coventry Carol (Alson Moyet)
27 - a song you wish you could play: September When it Comes (Roseanne Cash)
28 - makes you feel guilty: is this different from guilty pleasure? no song makes me feel guilt.
29 - From childhood: American Pie (Don McLean) My first 45 rpm
30 - Favorite cover: Top of the World (Dixie Chicks) Not a cover of the Carpenters, but Patty Griffin

Song by: Alison Krauss + Union Station


Cubby said...

None from Tiffany?
Just kidding. I like your picks.

Ray's Cowboy said...

Intersting songs choices. ayhave to try to listen to several of them.


Anonymous said...

Tell her to reap it in a sickle of leather
And gather it all in a bunch of heather

Birdie said...

Simon & Garfunkel were my "first love" band, WAY back when albums came on vinyl. I stuck with Paul Simon for a little bit too long, but he came back with Graceland. I don't think I could do this meme; it would take forever. But I do like seeing through your window into some new artists or songs I might pursue.