Thank you so much for the delightful meme, Woodsy. Once upon a time I was doing a meme a week, so I vowed never to meme again, but since it’s you asking I’ll do just this one more. I wouldn’t do this for anyone else, mind you, but your mesmerizing powers of seduction have overwhelmed me. But I’m not tagging anyone else though, because the madness has to stop somewhere.
Also, this is going to be almost impossible because…. well, the shocking truth is that I don’t listen to music. I know. I know. You’re all thinking I must be a horrible, soulless person - inhuman even. I just find it very difficult and even aggravating to have music playing somewhere near my ears.
I do like music. I appreciate music and musicians. I am in awe of people who can make music. I like all sorts of music. I am aware of and have seen and heard a lot of fine music. I like it when I see it performed live and I can sit (or stand) and experience the music. At one time I worked for a symphony and I would have gladly worked there for free because I got to go to all the concerts. There are few things I like better than going to see and hear a good musician or band or orchestra.
I don’t have a CD collection. I have some CDs. I’m not sure where they all came from – gifts, probably. I don’t shop for music. I can’t imagine thinking about choosing music to download onto an iPod and then walking around with said iPod in my ear.
Sometimes I’ll put a CD on if people are over for dinner or drinks or something because they seem to expect it. But on my own, the house is quiet. I don’t like walking or running or working with music on. I don’t like talking over music in restaurants or pubs. I find background music in shops and even in movies very, very annoying. Always have.
I know I’m in the minority because 90% of the people I see every day are plugged into their personal music devices. And I know most people have music on in their cars and in their homes almost all the time. Perhaps I experienced a severe musical trauma when I was a child or something, I don’t know.
Anyway, in order to fulfill this one and only request Woodsy has ever made of me, I will think hard and come up with songs that I think I might like to hear someone play for me right now.
List seven songs you are into right now. It doesn‘t matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring/summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.
- Man of Constant Sorrow – Bob Dylan
- So Long Marianne – Leonard Cohen
- Hallelujah – kd lang
- The End – Doors
- D’yer Maker – Led Zepplin
- Jockey Full of Bourbon – Tom Waits
- Champagne and Reefer – Muddy Waters