Music Meme

This little “thread” is traveling through the edublogosphere and it is summer (as D’arcy says) I want to play as well. Plus, it is lists of things. I LOVE that…and I know that is why High Fidelity is one of my favorite movies.

So, here goes (for right now – I call rights to change):

1. Music that changed my life

  • Laurie Anderson – Big Science (and seeing her live) SHE IS THE DEFINITON OF TECHY-FEELY IN MY MIND
  • Bette Midler – Live at Last
  • Jim Croce – Time in a Bottle
  • Rickie Lee Jones – all of it but I was very taken by her debut album in 1979
  • The Bobs – all of it – modern a capella at its best

2. Music I can listen to on repeat

  • Seasons of Love from the Rent soundtrack
  • John Denver
  • Indigo Girls
  • Beatles
  • kd lang
  • Aretha Franklin

3. An album I’d take to a deserted island. only one? Too hard. I would take all of Bette Midler’s ouevre. I’ve thought about this. She has the variety to cover all my moods on that island.

4. Music that makes me smile

  • The Cars – Best Friend’s Girl
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (I remember my brother and I mangling it in a karaoke place in Japan)
  • Joan Jett – Bad Reputation and I Love Rock and Roll
  • Blondie – most of their hits
  • Most old school funk – Commodores, War, Rufus (featuring Chaka Khan)
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Mr. T’s song: Mother (Treat Her Right) – oh yes, I have the 12′ single

5. Music that makes me cry

  • kd lang – Barefoot
  • John Prine – Hello in There
  • Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now (the version with the orchestra background)
  • Jim Croce – most of his love songs
  • Eva Cassidy – her cover of Lennon’s Imagine

6. Music that I wish had been made – I’m not sure I have any of that
7. Music I wish hadn’t been made – that’s hard to say- one person’s art is another treasure but I don’t find much for me in death metal
8. Music I’m currently into

  • Downtown Soulville podcast from WFMU (Go Mr. Finewine!!)
  • All of my old 80’s mixtapes – looking for gems I have forgotten
  • Queen Latifah – The Dana Owens album

9. Music I’ve been meaning to explore

  • Stevie Wonder (how did I miss him?)
  • Patricia Barber
  • New Ska (I’ve been a fan of English Beat, Madness, The Specials…I need to know what else is going on out there)

What’s in your playlist??