Many moons ago, I made a friend online, simply by the effortless act of starting a weblog. His name being Corey Wilde and he was the founding writer of the aptly named The Drowning Machine book blog. In this fast-changing, crazy world, he befriended this novice. He a Mensch of the highest order. His a calming voice in the ether via his writings, book reviews, and the class he exhibited in his deft comments. Only a few of these survive on the web because, sadly, Corey is no longer around online.
Never got the chance to meet him in person, as I have with others — I miss my friend, and his interaction. In response to a post by Mr. Wilde, and encouraged by another mentor of mine, Jen at her book blog, I decided to give this music meme a go way back in 2008. Still doesn’t seem that long ago. So, on this St. Patrick’s Day I’m reprising my answers here to keep his memory alive. If you wish to partake, please feel free. Corey would have appreciated it, no doubt.
What does your music say about you?
Put your iPod, Windows Media Player, or whatever music player on shuffle. For each question, press the ‘next’ button to get your answer.
You must write that song name down no matter how silly it sounds. Title this post the same as the answer to the final question.
#1 If someone asks, “Is this okay?” YOU ANSWER: Only A Northern Song (The Beatles from Yellow Submarine)
#2 How would you describe yourself?: People Got to Be Free (The Rascals — Hmm…that wasn’t bad)
#3 What do you like in a Girl/Guy?: Woo Hoo (The 22.214.171.124.’s — Really? I guess that can be interpreted in many ways…)
#4 How do you feel today? Something (The Beatles)
#5 What is your life’s purpose?: Kari (Bob James & Earl Klugh)
#6 What do your parents think of you?: Seeing is Believing (Alan Silvestri — Instrumental from The Polar Express soundtrack)
#7 What do you often think about?: Revolution (The Beatles — This is starting to get strange)
#8 What do you think of the person you like?: Tighter, Tighter (Alive ‘N Kickin’)
#9 What is your life story?: Copperline (James Taylor)
#10 What do you think when you see the person you like?: Sara Smile (Daryl Hall & John Oates)
#11 What song did/will you dance to at your wedding?: When I See You Smile (Bad English)
In reality, it was Songbird by Kenny G.
#12 What will they play at your funeral?: Now We Are Free (Lisa Gerrard, care of the Gladiator soundtrack…I guess I can live with that, so do speak)
#13 What is your biggest fear?: That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! (Sufjan Stevens — Hey, don’t blame me, it was a free download from iTunes!)
#14 What is your biggest secret?: Owner of a Lonely Heart (Yes — It’s confirmed, this is freaky)
#15 What do you think of your friends?: You Got It (Bonnie Raitt‘s cover version of the Roy Orbison hit)
#16 What are you going to name this post?: Play Me (Neil Diamond — Oh well, as good as any to sign off on…)