For quite awhile, I've been meaning to say something about Rae's blog: A Likely Story. (If good intentions pave the road to hell, I think I can explain the unseasonably warm weather this winter in my part of the state.) Yesterday (Feb. 2, 2005) she gave me just the excuse I need, though. So Rae, here's everything you ever wanted to know about my musical tastes, and maybe then some.
Random 10 albums pulled from my collection:
1. Toolbox Classics--(You've not lived until you've heard "Ride of the Valkyries" played on power tools.)
2. Soundtrack--Lilo & Stitch
3. Don Henry--Wild in the Backyard
4. Michael Card--Starkindler
5. Rosa Lamoreaux--Chants of Hildegard VonBingen
6. Loreena McKennitt--The Mask and the Mirror
7. Suzanne Vega--Days of Open Hand
8. Rich Mullins--Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth
9. Kate Campbell--Visions of Plenty
10. They Might be Giants--No!
Total number of music files on my computer:
My search tells me 341, but I'm intentionally responsible for only 30 of them.
The last CD I bought:
U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, but I bought it for Scott. The last one I bought for myself was Enya's The Celts.
The song I last listened to before this message:
I can't remember, but Loreena McKennitt's "The Stolen Child" has been running through my head all morning.
Five songs I listen to often and/or that mean a lot to me (and why):
1. Suzanne Vega's "Penient"---Struggling with God is what I do, what I was created for, I sometimes think.
2. Yanni's "In the Morning Light"---I can hear and see my sister playing this before she moved 1/2way across the country. I miss her.
3. Michelle Tumes' "Christe Eleison"---Heart cry.
4. Vega's "If Language Were Liquid"--Captures perfectly the inability of words to adequately express all that needs communicating.
5. Bob Dylan's "Brownsville Girl"---Scott sang the whole song to me on our wedding night, in full Dylan imitation. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry (Dylan had not yet become one of my acquired tastes).
Five people to whom I'm passing this questionnaire (and why):
Jadon--Because I never know what he's going to say or who he's going to quote next. Knowing what he listens to might be the next best thing.
Astrid--For the same reasons, but in an entirely different way!
Joyella--Because it will do her good to look through her music and find parts of herself there that motherhood may have crowded to the side for the time being.
Michelle--Because I bet she'll have something interesting to add that I'll want to listen to.
Bruce--Because he's been giving some good book reviews lately, and I want to pick his brain on music, too.
David--Who, having been brave enough to confess his television vices, will no doubt have good things to contribute here, too.
Feeble Knees--We share too many literary tastes for me to not like at least some of whatever she's listening to.