1. Song that sounds like happy feels:
"Obla Di Obla Da," by the Beatles. I grew up on their music, and this song always made me happy when ever I'd sing along.
Not too long ago, I edited together my family's 8mm films from when I was a kid, and our years traveling around Europe. I put together all of the wacky family moments with "Obla Di Obla Da" as the soundtrack. It fit perfectly.
2. Earliest memory:
Sitting in my kiddie sized rocking chair, while watching Jack La Lanne. When he said, "Come on! Let's do jumping jacks," I was convinced he was talking right to me.
3. Last CD you bought:
It's a Crowded House cd I bought my husband for Christmas. Though it was meant to be his gift, I've been playing it over and over again. It's so damned good. Why, oh why didn't I ever go see those guys when they were together? The songs have a dreamy, Beatlesque quality; yet, since the songs are so well written, they're entirely original.
4. Reminds you of school:
Jr. High: It's a tie between Lynard Skynard's "Free Bird" and L.Z's "Stairway To Heaven."
High School: The first that comes to mind is The Pretenders "Brass In Pocket." My friend Jackie would play that when ever we'd go cruising up and down El Camino Real Blvd., in San Mateo, on Saturday Nights - looking for cute guys. Our car full of girls would sing along... or, screech along, like it was some sort of teen girl anthem, revving up to go boy hunting.
Talking Heads! I can't hear the beginning of "Burning Down The House," without feeling like I'm standing near a beer keg with a frat boy puking out a near-by window at Stanford's Sigma Chi House. And no! Unfortunately, I wasn't a student there. As my friend and I used to slur when asked..."We go to ...UCSM"- aka College of San Mateo. We were only Stanford guests.
5. Total music files on your PC:
I'm pretty clueless with most technology. So none, unless they're my daughters. I just figured out how to use our DVD player.
6. Song for listening to repeatedly when depressed:
Beck's "Devil's Haircut" would do the trick. Or some good Bossa Nova. Who could be upset when listening to a true Brazillian version of "The Girl From Ipenema"?
7. Song that sounds British, but isn't:
8. Song you love, band you hate:
The only thing that comes to mind is Pink's...what is it? "You're like a Pill"?
9. A favorite song from the past that took ages to track down:
I had a hard time finding the soundtrack to "The Last Tango In Paris." My husband mentioned that it had some really beautiful music on it, so I wanted to buy it as a gift. I found it on the internet, eventually - but after looking all over.
10. Bought the album for one good song:
I bought a Christina Aguilera cd for my daughter, because she liked the song "Beautiful."
11. Worst Song to Get Stuck in your Head:
"Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent. Once, I spent the night at my friend's house, and her brother woke us up by turning that song on the record player full blast, right near my head. I had a real hard time getting that song un-stuck out of my head.
12. Best song to dump a beer on someone's head to, then storm out of the bar?
For some reason "Back In Black" by AC/DC comes to mind. It always gets me feeling extra bold.
13. Who should do this next?
Is there anyone in the blogging community who would like to fill this out? It's one of those questionnaires that you pass along. The only people I know to ask don't have blogs to post this.