Friday, April 13, 2007

A music meme

Hey, every day is a good day to post about music.

What was the first recorded music you bought?
"Business as Usual" by Men at Work. That album kicked ass, even if nobody remembers anything but that dumb song about vegemite sandwiches.

What was the most recent?
"Big Wheel," the prerelease single off Tori Amos's new album, American Doll Posse. I don't have everything she's ever done, especially now that she's kicking out DVDs and compilations. But I've got all her albums, plus some other covers and assorted this & that. Except "To Venus and Back," which I haven't gotten around to buying.

What was the first professional music show you ever went to?
Oh, I have no idea. Probably some operetta that my sister and I got in trouble for squabbling in the midst of. Hmm. Do Gilbert & Sullivan shows count? Maybe I should just say, a Willie Nelson concert.

The most recent show?
Man, I haven't been to a show in quite a while. Joe Purdy and some outfit I've forgotten the name of, in the fall in Virginia.

What's your desert island album?
Thank god I remembered to bring my iPod when I was marooned. I hope my solar battery charger holds up. Too bad it only had "Live at the Old Quarter" by Townes Van Zandt on it, but so it goes. At least it wasn't Iron Butterfly.

What's your favorite album/song title (not the actual album or song)?
Lulu's friend's band, 7,000 Dying Rats, has outstanding song titles ("The Thought Bubble Above My Head is Filled with Golden Rotating Shotguns"), but I guess I have to come up with something I knew before I read her post. I dunno. "Tecumseh Valley" - it has a loaded meaning.

What's your favorite album art (include an image of it if you can)?

What’s your ideal choice for a karaoke song?
For karaoke, maybe Mozart's Piano Concerto in G major, K. 453. But only if it is performed by a starling.

You hate that song … but it won’t leave your head if you hear it.
Fortunately for me, I don't have this problem. I usually just get fragments of songs I like but barely know. That's pretty annoying, too.

Which is cooler — vinyl? CD? cassette? 8-track?
Cooler? I guess vinyl, because I find its manufacturing process more interesting than the others'. But I think for coolness, downloads are the way to go. Anything else seems like a needless waste of resources (and more potential landfill when you get sick of listening to that Enrique Iglesias disc).


lulu said...

7000 Dying Rats is amazingly fun in concert, although for me part of the fun is knowing that the singer is probably the hardest teacher on my staff. If the kids only knew what he was like on his day off.....

lulu said...

speaking of Men at Work, you have heard Colin Hay's solo stuff, haven't you?

Alasdair said...

I haven't! Didn't even know that was an option... But I shall.