Thanks, Rol, for giving me something interesting to do before soaking up the floodwaters I just discovered have returned to my basement.
List 10 musical artists (or bands) you like, in no specific order (do this before reading the questions below). Really, don’t read the questions below until you pick your ten artists!!!
3 John Prine
4 Pink Floyd
5 Jethro Tull
6 Amy Winehouse
8 Allman Brothers
10 Little Feat
What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
Rehab. Lynette, who does my hair, sang it to me. I've been hooked ever since (probably not the best word to use around Amy but oh, well)...
What is your favorite song of 8?
Sweet Melissa. But really I would probably just keep their Greatest Hits CD running on a continuous loop. Can I call that entire album one song?
What kind of impact has 1 left on your life?
No impact. He's a musician. But I have enjoyed his music for decades and that is good enough for me.
What is your favorite lyric of 5?
And as you cross the circle line, the ice-wall creaks behind ---
you're a rabbit on the run.
And the silver splinters fly in the corner of your eye ---
shining in the setting sun.
Well, do you ever get the feeling that the story's
too damn real and in the present tense?
Or that everybody's on the stage, and it seems like
you're the only person sitting in the audience?
How many times have you seen 4 live?
Once. With Wayne, I think. Hi, Wayne!
What is your favorite song by 7?
Is there any song by 3 that makes you sad?
Most of them.
What is your favorite song by 9?
The Best Is Yet To Come (I picked that one but really I love a lot of his swingin' stuff)
When did you first get into 2?
I would guess my dad had it on the radio. No idea.
How did you get into 3?
I was dating a guy--really we were just friends and had very little in common but we sorta dated for a while, until he moved away. And one night as he drove me home he sang Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) and it was the most beautiful song I'd ever heard. I have loved John Prine ever since. Thanks, Bud!
What is your favorite song by 4?
How many times have you seen 9 live?
None, but my mother-in-law has seen him many times. Does that count?
What is a good memory concerning 2?
Saw him in concert about 15 years ago, with Hubby and Dan and Dan's girlfriend at the time. Great show, and good friends, at the old Capitol Center.
Is there a song by 8 that makes you sad?
No, Allman Brothers always make me happy.
What is your favorite song by 1?
I refuse to choose. It is all awesome. Tell me I'm wrong.
How did you become a fan of 10?
I was dating a very religious man, with an extremely rigid roommate. The roommate (who had no car of his own)insisted that my boyfriend leave all his satan-worshipping rock-n-roll at home, and only keep sermon tapes and Christian music in the truck. The boyfriend smuggled in Waiting for Columbus as his only secular music. So every time we went somewhere, we listened to Waiting for Columbus.