Friday, February 04, 2005

"Can't you see I'll always be a music man"

Just Wondering

My music addicted daughter posted this and kinda hinted that I should give it a whirl so I did and it brought back all kinds of memories. There are more...i mean more!
This was a lot of fun. Thanks Ang

1. Song that sounds like happy feels:

Starting Over by John Lennon and Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison are two of many.

2. Earliest memory:

Going on a train ride with my mother to visit my grandparents in Decatur IL. I remember asking if the train was going to go up and down having seen a cartoon where the train just went up and down hills. I think I was 3 or 4 at the time.

The earliest song i remember is Volare....hey I'm italian!

3. Last CD you bought:

Live in Japan – George Harrison and Eric Clapton Nice to hear George and the band is really great.

American Idiot- Green Day Pretty good rock and roll

In with old and in with the new.

4. Reminds you of school:

Elementary School

Everything Beatles

Ticket to Ride – In 6th grade 3 of my friends and I lip synced at a PTA meeting. We cut our guitars out of plywood and painted them. I wish I still had that thing. I lip synced
Johns part.

Laugh Laugh by the Beau Brummels

All kinds of Hermans Hermits crap.

The Dave Clark 5

Gerry and the Pacemakers

You don’t know like I know…I think it’s a Sam and Dave song…first live band dance.

Ruby Tuesday by the Stones

Songs that my band played: For Your Love, House of the Rising Sun, My Girl, Gloria, Cry for a Shadow ( an obscure Beatles number that we wrote words to), Dirty Water, Hang on Sloopy, Wild Thing, Twist and Shout…

High School

Everything Beatles

How much time you got? First one that came to mind is Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin. Communication Breakdown reminds me of the night there were riots in Chicago. A local band was playing this at my High School…it was a weird time.

Inagaddadavida baby

Elton John’s first album

Alice Cooper – Schools Out for Summer

Eric Burdon and War – Spill the Wine

Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour


Sly and the Family Stone



Vanilla Fudge


Everything Beatles

Aqualung – Jethro Tull My freshman roommate rigged up an 8 track player and it sounded much better than my crappy stereo. I cannot recall how many times I fell asleep (or passed out) to this album but being an 8 track it played on a continuous loop.

Like You Do – REO Speedwagon. Actually the whole REO TWO album; introduced all my buddies to REO. They played at a bar in Milwaukee (Teddy’s). No cover. We went all three nights they were there. It was excellent.

Going to NY – Climax Blues Band

Band on the Run – Paul Macca

Grand Funk Railroad - I'm your captain....actually that whole album...

Dark Side of the Moon...if you have to ask by whom, go to your room!

Loggins and Messina – Motherlode This was the first quadraphonic album ever got. Ok…you’ll have to look up quadraphonic, I’m not telling. I actually “hacked” my sorry little stereo system and made it quadraphonic.

All the Young Dudes – Mott the Hoople Don’t ask me why it just does for some reason.

Harry Nillson – You’re Breakin’ my heart, You’re tearing me apart, so fuck you. The song is right on point.

5. Total music files on your PC:

Thousands as a result of trying to fill my I pod.

6. Song for listening to repeatedly when depressed:

Secret of Life by JT
Everything Beatles

7. Song that sounds British, but isn't:

I dunno…maybe something by the Cars. I like the nightlife baby?

8. Song you love, band you hate:

Street Corner Talking by Foghat

9. A favorite song from the past that took ages to track down:

See number 8. This album is a pretty good example of “English” blues and r&b

10. Bought the album for one good song:

No clue on this…

11. Worst Song to Get Stuck in your Head:

Anything by Barry Manilow? Tom Jones?

12. Best song to dump a beer on someone's head to, then storm out of the bar?

I’ rather dump a song on someone and storm out of the bar. Let’s see Mr. Jukebox…a whole album of Megadeath, KISS,…no no Pat Boone…RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13. Who should do this next?

Anyone interested in sharing their memories.

1 comment:

manogirl said...

Thanks poodge! That was really interesting. I did see a little theme there....Beatles anyone??? Maybe that's why I love the Beatles so much.