Wendy mentioned this meme, and I love the music ones, so here goes.
What is your ringtone? Right now, it’s Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye.”
What’s the most incongruous song on your mp3 player? I don’t have one, but of the mp3 collection on my computer, I guess it would be some of the 1920’s tunes I downloaded for use with a Great Gatsby unit I teach, or maybe recordings of Zora Neale Hurston singing African-American folk songs for a WPA project in the 1930’s.
What is the one genre of music you can’t stand? Rap, hip-hop, whatever you want to call it.
What’s your desert island disk? I really don’t think I can pick only one. That’s not fair. Maybe Jeff Buckley’s Grace.
What’s your secret musical weakness? Something with violins. Stick a violin in it, and I love it.
Do you play a musical instrument? Not anymore, but I played flute for about 15 years or so, guitar for about five, and French horn for one year in middle school. Of course, if you play flute, you can play piccolo, too.
Best makeout song: Eh, I’ll pass on this one.
Best driving song: A toss-up between “Wiser Time” by the Black Crowes or “Take it Easy” by the Eagles. Actually, the whole albums Amorica and Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (by each band respectively) are awesome driving CD’s.
Song everyone should read the lyrics to: I just put a colon after a preposition, which is making me twitch a little, but I’ll be fine. Um, I would say “Suzanne” by Leonard Cohen or “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan or “Lover, You Should Have Come Over” by Jeff Buckley.
Is downloading music for free a sin? Is it different from taping mix tapes from friends? I don’t know. It depends on a few factors, I think.
Do you do karaoke? I have tried it. “She’s a superfreak… superfreak!” Not regularly.
One musician you would happily whore yourself to: Oh come on. My parents and students read this thing.
First album you ever bought: I think it was two at the same time, and if I remember right it was Unchain the Night by Dokken and Theatre of Pain by Mötley Crüe.
Most recent album you bought: Gosh, I am not sure I can remember. Oh, yes I do. It was a Chopin CD. One of those cheapie “greatest hits” things.
Favorite Beatles song: It’s hard to pick one. I have always liked “Eight Days a Week” and “Norwegian Wood.” “Yesterday” is awesome. So is “Across the Universe.” How can anyone pick one Beatles song?
Song that represents your teenage years: I am tempted to say “Back in Black,” but it depends on the intention of the question. If it means the song that represents my personality, I don’t know, but if it’s the one that I listened to incessantly, it’s either the entire Led Zeppelin catalog or “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi.
Song that represents your twenties: Maybe “Blue” by the Jayhawks. Or “Sixth Avenue Heartache” by the Wallflowers.
Song that represents where you are right now: Either “Bad Luck, Blue Eyes” by the Black Crowes or something bluesy you probably never heard of.
Song that represents your blog: Just because of the look, I’m thinking “No Rain” by Blind Melon. That’s the quintessential sunny day song, isn’t it?
So tag yourself if you feel up to it.