Peter Rogers's Blog
Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth Saturday (8/6/11) 2:15pm - ... wherein Peter gets ready for the "30 Day Song Challenge" challenge.
Okay, I'm finally succumbing to that
"30 Day Song Challenge" from facebook. Every day for a month, you post one song that fits some particular description:
Your favorite song -- The Beach Boys, "Pet Sounds"
Your least favorite song -- Bonnie Tyler, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
A song that makes you happy -- The Nines, "Melanie"
A song that makes you sad -- Nick Drake, "Time of No Reply"
A song that reminds you of someone -- The Mr. T Experience, "The History of the Concept of the Soul"
A song that reminds you of somewhere -- The Grapes of Wrath, "O Lucky Man"
A song that reminds you of a certain event -- Nena, "99 Red Balloons"
A song that you know all the words to -- The Animaniacs, "The Nations of the World"
A song that you can dance to -- Hilary James and Bob James, "Storm Warning"
A song that makes you fall asleep -- Madeleine Peyroux, "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"
A song from your favorite band -- Wondermints, "Cellophane"
A song from a band you hate -- Nickelback, "How You Remind Me"
A song that is a guilty pleasure -- The Backstreet Boys, "I Want It That Way"
A song that no one would expect you to love -- Brother Ali, "Take Me Home"
A song that describes you -- Ben Folds, "Silver Street"
A song that you used to love but now hate -- Sting, "Moon Over Bourbon Street"
A song that you hear often on the radio -- Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream"
A song that you wish you heard on the radio -- Cotton Mather, "She's Only Cool"
A song from your favorite album -- Van Morrison, "Sweet Thing"
A song that you listen to when you're angry -- Parts & Labor, "Nowhere's Nigh"
A song that you listen to when you're happy -- DJ Earworm, "Blame It on the Pop"
A song that you listen to when you're sad -- Belle & Sebastian, "Mayfly"
A song that you [do not] want to play at your wedding -- Kool & The Gang - "Celebration"
A song that you want to play at your funeral -- R. E. M., "Sweetness Follows"
A song that makes you laugh -- They Might Be Giants, "Minimum Wage"
A song that you can play on an instrument -- Peter Gabriel, "In Your Eyes"
A song that you wish you could play -- Chet Baker, "Tenderly"
A song that makes you feel guilty -- The Beautiful South, "Perfect 10"
A song from your childhood -- Kraftwerk, "Ruckzuck"
Your favorite song at this time last year -- The Hidden Cameras, "Death of a Tune"
I'll start rolling them out tomorrow.
Generally, this song-picking challenge has reminded me just how musically out-of-touch I've gotten in my thirties. I'm living out the cliché, I suppose -- after a while, I just gave up on keeping up. Sad.