Friday, July 01, 2005

Tunes

Oldman tagged me to list my favorite songs. I haven't reacted to being "tagged" before, just because I'm lazy, but this is fairly short and easy for me. I'm not terribly musical - I tend to be visual (a wannabe painter), but not very auditory. The only music-playing devices I own that I can run with still involve cassette tapes and lots of AA batteries, and I haven't used those for 5 years.

If I'm putting on background music in the house, usually it's something peaceful and classical. Vivaldi's Four Seasons, while over-used, is a good example of this.

I enjoy sing-along show tunes, especially the sentimental classics from the great musicals like Oklahoma, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Show Boat, West Side Story, Les Miserables, The King and I (we used I Have Dreamed in our wedding video). My favorite vocalists of all time are Judy Garland and Lea Salonga. Maybe we can get *jeanne* to sing us a few numbers....

I'd be hard-pressed to name a single song produced since ~1985, and most of the names I see on people's song lists mean nothing to me (like AB's and Tri-Daddy's entire lists both got a big glassy-eyed blank stare from me - but I did recognize a few of Oldman's picks).

And with that, I'll tag *jeanne* and Flatman and Vertical Man. Hmm, maybe I should also tag Linae, and see how much Jimmy Buffett she can fit into one blog post. ;-)

5 comments:

*jeanne* said...

Tagged? Does that mean I list my favorite songs here?

Jeez...

I LOVE "Annie's Song" by John Denver.

I sang "If I Loved You" in auditions for over 10 years. It's from CAROUSEL by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and within the show itself, I think that it's one of the most beautifully crafted pieces of musical theatre ever written.

I never run in headphones, so I have no favorite running music, although I've been known to sing during Marathons.
Usually "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" from MY FAIR LADY, or "Love is a Rose", but it could be anything that pops into mind.

I rarely play any music in the house. I like the quiet, but I do sing while I wash the dishes (although it makes my cat think I'm either howling in pain or calling him to supper...depending on the song).

I usually listen to country music in the car, but only now and then. I like the quiet. Or the racket of my own thoughts?

Chris said...

My future father in law has always said that his future son in laws all have to see My Fair Lady before they can marry his daughters. And now you guys both post it in your list of favorite songs.

Guess I'll finally have to cave and see what this "lady" is all about.

TriFeist said...

You're on, Nancy. And I'll tag you (or anyone else) to name those songs.

TriFeist said...

P.S. Give me until tomorrow at Noon to write the post. I've gotta go watch the extended coverage of stage one.

Alicia said...

I love listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons when I sit down to read something. That's usually what got me through studying in college.