Wednesday, March 28, 2007

What did I say that sounded like "I've been a dirty bad girl, please TAG me with a MEME"??

I have been MEMED. Screwed. (Er, I mean, tagged.)

(Insert sound of ear-splitting scream here).
Morgen has tagged me with a music meme.
The theme of the meme = you list seven songs/CDs that you've listened to recently and then tag seven people.
(SEVEN people???)

Ok, ok, let's see, what have I listened to recently... I'll have to think about this, since my computer's CD-rom isn't working anymore, thus I've been unable to listen to CD's while websurfing and blurfing. So let's look through the CD's I keep right next to my computer, and see which ones I WOULD have played if the computer had let me...

1) The Soundtrack to A View To A Kill
I love the brass lines in this. It would be SO much fun to play the french horn parts in these!

2) Jefferson Airplane: White Rabbit
"One pill makes you larger, the other makes you small...and the ones that Mother gives you don't do anything at all..."

3) The Mozart Requiem
Good old Mozart. Too bad about that pesky "dying young" thing. He coulda written a lot more really great stuff.

4) An anthology of the greatest hits from the 80's
Favorites include "Obsession", by Animotion, "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco, "Big Country" by Big Country, "Poison," by Alice Cooper...

5) Loreena McKennitt: The Mummers' Dance
Hey, it's New Age, and it's Celtic/Irish. I HAVE to like it.

6) Def Leppard: Adrenalize
Good stuff. Rock on!

7) John Doan: Eire, Isle of the Saints: A Celtic Odyssey
See previous note about New Age and Celtic/Irish music!

Wow, that's quite a variety, isn't it?

Pleasant surprise: I just put one of the CD's in, totally not expecting it to work, but for some reason the CD-rom IS WORKING TODAY, so I am currently listening to the #7 CD I listed. I'm listening to the fifth track, the one called "Saint Patrick In The Spirit". Good solid Celtic/Irish stuff, with lots of power behind it. I love this kind of music. Then again, I'm part Irish, so I may not have a choice. :)
Ooops, well, crap, the CD-rom just broke down again. Well, so much for that. Crap.
I need a new computer.

Y'know, I'm not going to tag seven people. Let's see, who can I tag that won't kill me...
Shelli said awhile back that she wants more memes, so I'll tag her...
Kyle is a music major at MSU, certainly he could come up with some interesting answers...
Morgian never updates her blog anyway, so I'll tag her and no one will ever know...
and, hey, how about Amisare. I'd tag Travis and Steve, but Morgen already got to them first.
Sound good?
Are the rest of you all wiping your brows in relief?
Glad I could help.

Really, as memes go, this one was pretty easy. Nothing like those 40-question monsters I've seen floating around out there (like a blogger-nightmare Loch Ness Monster, waiting to surface when you least expect it).
Actually, I'd like to think that if I ever got to meet the Loch Ness Monster, he/she would be very nice. The two of us could have tea and talk about blogging or insomnia or rising gas prices or something like that.
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16 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

You dirty, dirty, whore, why didn't you tag me?

Janna said...

Mr. Fab: Because I wanted to remain living!! At least for now, that is...

onionboy said...

maybe you could try cleaning the optics on your cd drive. canned air, a q-tip drenched in alcohol, maybe you could blow really hard ... i don't know if that would clean the optics, but it might make someone happy.

some musician is going to have to sit me down someday and 'splain to me the redeeming value of new age music. it's the harmonic structure, or lack there of that bores me to death. i don't dislike it, it is just uninteresting... now give me some renaissance music, and i'll be happy.

Matt-Man said...

Lorenna is da best!!

Desert Songbird said...

Wow - Loreena McKennitt: The Mummers' Dance! I haven't heard that one in years!

Morgen said...

I thought I had an eclectic mix of CDs in my meme.
Thanks for being a good sport and playing along.
I know that you were thinking evil thoughts about me for tagging you, but you did it with your usual panache.

amisare waswerebeen said...

Thanks for the tag. I enjoyed it. It's been packed up and shipped off to 7 other lucky viewers for their enjoyment.

Lynda said...

I got tagged with this too. I will tag Mr. Fab. LOL

Janna said...

Onionboy: Clearly you are listening to the wrong kind of New Age music! The ones I love have PLENTY of harmonic structure. And yes, Renaissance music is good too. :)

Matt-man: Welcome back!

Desert Songbird: Like Matt-man said, Loreena McKennit rocks!

Morgen: If there's one thing I'm good at, it's thinking evil thoughts with panache.

Amisare: Glad you liked it!

Lynda: You are my hero. LOL.

Travis said...

Wow. Sounds like you actually enjoyed doing that.

But it's ok. I won't tell anyone.

I failed this meme because I forgot to tag 7 others.

onionboy said...

it's not that they don't have harmonic structures, it's just dull. now give my chromatic gregorian chants.

Janna said...

Travis: Try to see it in a positive way. For example, you didn't FAIL to tag seven bloggers; you saved seven bloggers the agony of having to answer a meme. You're a hero!

Onionboy: Ehh. I still say that good New Age music has good interesting melodic and harmonic structure... but I've heard boring New Age music too, that just kind of sits there and does nothing. So I can see how some of it might sound dull to people. I should show up on your doorstep one of these days with my CD collection, so I can give you a tutorial. :)
Gregorian chant is fun too. :)

Morgiana Le Fey said...

hey, i don't update my blogger-blog, i keep it for myspace, i guess. it just works out better that way for me. sorry to disappoint =P hehe...

Janna said...

Morgian: You spoil-sport...

Turnbaby said...

Yup--that Lorenna McKennitt(sp) is a permanent fixture in my office CD player. cool beans

Janna said...

Turnbaby: She's one of my favorites too. :)