Music Meme

Music is an important part of our existence from the time we were in our mother’s womb listening to her heart beat through the many decades of artistic music exposure.

The right song contains enough sentimental value to make us laugh, cry, or just give us an overall sense of nostalgia. While some of us are formidable talents with strings, horns, drums and everything in between the rest of us are perfectly happy to be able to soak up their creations.

One man’s taste is definitely not for everyone and luckily we have so many genres of music to choose from. Not to mention the centuries of music to draw upon.

Here is a brief music meme to explore your musical inspiration. If you don’t have a blog feel free to copy and paste the bold parts below into the comments and answer there.

How to use this music meme: Create a new blog post. Write an introduction. Copy and paste the meme below into your blog, changing the comments to your own answers. Use the title of this meme in your subject line or create your own. Feel free to tag your friends or not. A link back to this page would be appreciated.

A brief history of music in my life.

Did you play an instrument in the school band? No. I didn’t have the guts to try.

What instrument would you like to play I would be happy with piano, drums, acoustic guitar, saxophone, violin… too hard to pick just one. Cello. Probably a cello.

Church choir? I remember singing in the pews at a Polish church I went to with a friend but no, no choir experience for me.

What is your favourite song right now? Currently, it is Oh My by Gin Wigmore.

Favorite Lyrics? Big Big World by Emilia. It is so simple but I find it both addicting and soothing.

Favorite Band? I have not had a favorite band in a very long time. When I think of favorites, I think buying more than one album. The latest band album I have purchased was Juliette Lewis and the Licks (Four on the Floor).

Favorite Soloist? It is a tie between Madonna, Jewel, Diana Krall, Loreena McKinnett, and Norah Jones. My largest mini CD collections are of these four artists.

Favorite Musical (theatre)? Oooh, this is tough. I have seen Phantom of the Opera twice and loved it but Mamma Mia is really so much fun. I have seen school plays of Grease and Hairspray and also found them very enjoyable.

Favorite Musical (movie)? Wizard of Oz. No question about it. This is probably the movie I have seen the most in my life time and it never gets old. I also have the soundtrack on CD — like I say, never gets old.

Favorite Christmas song? “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”.

What was your favorite live concert? Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Have you ever belonged to a mail order music club? Yes, Columbia House… three times. Never again; although it is a good way to build up your music library quickly.

Do you still have your old tape collection? Yes, and I have nothing to play them in. I just cannot get rid of them though. I have replaced a few with MP3s from iTunes.

Do you let your friends borrow your music? Ok, this is a quirk of mine. I just cannot do it. All my CDs have to stay in their slots. I do not loan them, not even to the bestest of friends in the whole world. It is not that I don’t trust them… ok, it is. I hated sharing as a kid.

If you were stranded on a desert island what CD would you take with you? Jewel’s Pieces of You.

While you are in the car… CD or Radio? Radio, please. If it is a long ride I am totally up for an audio book.

What genre of music do you listen to on the radio? Anything pre-90s is preferred when I am listening to the radio; especially while in the car.

Do you listen to music while you are working? For the most part no, I want to sing too much if I know the lyrics which interferes with my thinking process. Occasionally if I am really bothered by outside noises I will put on classical music but I have to be in the right mood.

Music that annoys you? Music with screechy guitars are singers who scream instead of sing. Christmas music in November really annoys me too.

What song would you like your family to play at your funeral? The Parting Glass, a beautiful Irish song that celebrates friends and love ones.

Ok, now it is your turn. Share your musical inspiration — leave a link to your blog post if you do it.

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