Thursday, March 22, 2007


My first meme

My good friend Christine aka Flutter tagged me for my first meme, and here it is:

list seven songs you are into right now. No matter what they are. They must be songs you are presently enjoying. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

Wow. Seven songs I'm currently enjoying. I get to show the blogosphere my bizarre taste in music! OK, here is my Liszt, I mean list. (whaddya want for nothing?)

1. "Far Cry", Rush.
It's brand new. It's the power trio from Canada. And it rocks!
"one day I feel I'm on top of the world/and the next it's falling in on me." How perfect is that? Yes, I am a geek, a nerd, a math rocker, whatever you wanna call it--but Rush's music has been the soundtrack of my life since 1986, when I met J. and he listened to them constantly. I was really into J., so it was adapt or die, so to speak. And life as a Rush fan has been good to me.

2. "The Mummer's Dance," Loreena McKennitt.
This is one of those songs I never get tired of listening to. Haunting melody, beautiful voice, enchanting arrangement, it's got everything.

3. "What You Leave Behind," Delp/Goudreau.
This song file was on Barry Goudreau's website as a tribute to Brad Delp, whose recent suicide shook me up and devastated many people. Brad's voice is clear and beautiful as ever.
"And some call on inner vision/Some call on the divine/No matter what the inspiration/There's always something on the line/So don't squander what you're given/Make the most of precious time/Life's not only for the living/It's what you leave behind."

4. "Beware of Darkness," George Harrison.
The longer Beatle George is gone, the more I miss him. This song is a long-forgotten gem from his first solo work, "All Things Must Pass," and I can't get enough of it.

5. "Live to Win," Paul Stanley.
My daughter has a tremendous crush on KISS's Star Child, and I really like the title track from the album he released last fall. It's along the lines of "Eye of the Tiger", from the 1980s one-hit wonder Survivor. South Park also used this song for one of their hilarious montages in a recent episode. At Paul's concert, he took time while onstage to read a love poem my daughter had written for him, and my friends, that's what I call class.

6. "Cut Your Hair," Pavement.
I often look to music to lift my mood, and the happy sound of this song does it well.

7. "Better Not Look Down," B.B. King.
B.B. narrates the verses and sings only on the chorus, and Lucille is soundin' fine as ever. Featured on the soundtrack of "Thelma and Louise."
"Better not look down if you wanna keep on flyin/Put the hammer down and keep it full speed ahead/Better not look back or you might just wind up cryin'/You can keep it movin' if you don't look down."

Now to tag seven folks. Let's see. I don't think I have seven blogging buddies! But I'll tag the ones I do have: Kiki and Nikki. Ladies, if you're reading this, you have been tagged.

Yay mama! Nice work
Thanks darlin! Just call me "tagged" :o)
Done :0) Let's just say, you asked...

I have been having a look at your blog template too :0)
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