Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday Stealing: Music Asks

Time for a little Sunday Stealing (hosted by Bev Sykes)  — questions lifted from all over the blogosphere.

This week's list is borrowed from Stark Raving Parker: and it's all about music. I should probably start out by saying that even though I do enjoy music, it's been quite a while since I paid any attention to the current music "scene." So most of my favorites are from at least twenty years ago (or more).

1. A song you like with a colour in the title
Brown-eyed Girl (by Van Morrison).
2. A song that needs to be played very loud
Anything by the Rolling Stones.
3. A song that makes you want to dance
See answer to no. 2, above.
4. A song to drive to
Hmmm. I like to listen to jazz when I drive. So, maybe something by Dave Brubeck.
5. A song with a number in the title
Eight Miles High
6. A song that makes you happy
Come on Eileen, by Dexy's Midnight Runners. Great video, too. 
7. A song that makes you sad
Memory from "Cats" — I used to use it for sense-memory exercises in acting classes. It's great for bringing on the tears. Also Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Always makes me misty.
8. A song that reminds you of summer
Surfin' USA by the Beach Boys. Come to think of it, just about anything by the Beach Boys.
9. A song that you remember from your childhood
I think my first "favorite song" (that I can remember, anyway) was All in the Golden Afternoon, from the Disney feature-length cartoon version of "Alice in Wonderland." I think I was about five when I saw it the first time.
10. A song that breaks your heart
Deep Purple, an oldie from the 1930s and '40s. My mother always said she and my father considered it "their" song. Daddy died when I was ten, and I don't think my mom was ever really happy after that.
11. A song that you never get tired of
Well, I could probably get tired of just about anything if I had to listen to it too many times. But there are some things I do listen to repeatedly, although they're not exactly songs. Anton Dvorak's String Quartet no 12 ("America") is one. And for something more modern, I can listen to John Klemmer's Brazilia album over and over and over.
12. A song from your preteen year
Which preteen year? When I was 12, I think my favorite song was Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin.
13. A song that is a cover by another artist
Hallelujah, written by Leonard Cohen. Dozens of versions (if not hundreds) by other artists, but my favorite cover was by KD Lang (although I'm not sure if she ever actually recorded it).
14. A song from the year you were born
No idea about this one — I'd have to do some research.
15. A song that makes you think about life
Good question. I've got no answer, but it's a good question.
16. Your favourite song with a person's name in the title
Sweet Caroline, by Neil Diamond.
17. A song that you think everyone should listen to
Imagine, by John Lennon. 
18. A song by a band you wish were still together
Wow. Most of the bands I used to love are either no longer together, or dead. Depressing thought. So... maybe The Weight, by The Band. I wish they were all still alive and together.
19. A song by an artist no longer living
Refugee, by Tom Petty. 
20. A song by an artist with a voice you love
You Don't Know Me, by Ray Charles.