So anyway, Valentina hit me with this. I'm going to try to work on it while I wait for The Kid to get home. All of my answers ignore the fact that Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals is getting the most airplay around these parts.
1. Total amount of music files on your computer: 8.9 GB so far. I haven't been very good about getting stuff onto the computer. I don't really have any opportunities to use my iPod so I've been lazy.
2. The last CD you bought was: I go for long stretches, then I buy a bunch, so: Jazzie B Presents: Soul II Soul at the Africa Centre, Aretha Franklin: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama: There Will Be A Light, Stereolab: Sound-Dust, and I *think* Raymond Scott: Manhattan Research, Inc. Maybe I also got Satie: Piano Works. But maybe The Kid got that for me so that doesn't count. Some others, but this is probably enough.
3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message? “De Costas Pro Mundo", Fernanda Porto
4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
This is the hardest. Only 5???? Too cruel.
Blind Melon, "No Rain"
Camille Saint-Saens, "The Wedding Cake" (Caprise Valse for Piano and Orchestra, Op 76)
Chief Ebenezer Obey, "Eta Igbeyawo"
Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"
Teena Marie, "Square Biz"
Frankie Beverly and Maze "Before I Let Go/The Fatback Band's "I Found Love" -- uh, it's like one song.
Oh, and something George Michael/Wham is always a must. So, yeah, I cheated, and I must add that Cocoa Pebbles and I listen to "Young, Gifted, and Black" by Aretha Franklin at least once a day because it's her favourite song. That always makes me smile because when I was in 11, my friends and I did a dance to that song in dashikis and leotards at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast. We still remember (and often re-enact) the dramatic opening move.
5. Who are you going to pass this stick to? (3 persons) and why? Hmmm....I'll think about it and get back to you, O Mighty Quiz. But can't I add more songs to my list?
Before I go...
Red Lipstick opened at its new location!
My Schott's Original Miscellany Diary tells me that Mendelssohn's "Wedding March was played for the first time ever on this date, at the wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter. In 1858. Miscellany is marvelous.