February 06, 2005


I was tagged for this by Lydia, and though I’m not really the sort of person the game was designed for, I think, I don’t mind playing along.

1. Total amount of music files on your computer: I don’t have any music on my computer. I don’t have any digital devices like an iPod or mp3 player, and I listen to the radio while working on the computer, usually.

2. The last CD you bought: The last cd I bought was for Mark, “The Rap Canterbury Tales” by Baba. Mark’s teaching Chaucer right now, which is why we got this – but it’s actually pretty fantastic. I don’t know about the quality of the rap (I’m not exactly a good judge of the genre) but the adaptation of the Canterbury Tales to a modern context is pretty fabulous. I don’t remember what the last cd I bought for myself was – I don’t buy music very often. Maybe David Francey’s “Far End of Summer”.

3. What is the last song you listened to before reading this message: Brahm’s “Requiem”, which was playing on CBC2’s Choral Concert on the radio when my alarm went off this morning. Before that, something silly and bubblegummy on CBC1’s Finkleman’s 45’s last night (he plays the silliest songs from the 50’s, 60’s, and early 70’s – Mark deplores my taste for listening to him, but it’s fun)

4.Write down 5 songs that you listen to a lot or mean a lot to you:

This is hard, so I’m just going to go with the ones that occur to me first – I could list songs forever.

“Forty-Five Years” by Stan Rogers. One of the most beautiful love songs ever written, in my opinion, and a song that always reminds me of my family and summers at the cottage.

“Desolation Row” by Bob Dylan. I could pick a lot of Dylan songs, but I’ve always loved this one for its combination of grim pessimism and truly wacky imagery.

“The Gulf War Song” by Moxy Fruvous. Great song, great sentiment, lovely vocals – and it’s from their first album, which always holds a special place in my heart.

“The House of the Rising Sun”, probably the version by the Animals. It meant a lot to me and my friends in high school, and, cheesy as it is, it’s a great singalong song.

“When I’m 64” by the Beatles. It was our first dance at our wedding, partly because Mark is a huge Beatles fan, but mostly because it’s just a sweet, straightforward sentiment. And a boppy beat.

You can probably tell I don’t really listen to much current music. I’m pretty much a folk/classic rock kind of girl, with a sprinkling of classical music thrown in.

5.Who will I pass this on to: Dani and Kelly. Feel free to do it or not, as you choose! And don’t feel you have to pass it on.

Posted by Aven at February 6, 2005 11:48 AM

Now this is really interesting!

Posted by: Mom at February 9, 2005 07:40 PM