January 28, 2005

Tylenol-Crazed Musickal Posting

Goddammit! Kathy hits me while I'm down with this musical meme that's been floating around the 'sphere for a day or two. Remember - you asked for it:

Random Ten

Thomas Dolby, The Golden Age of Wireless. "Good Heavens, Miss Yakamoto! You're beautiful!"

Monteverdi Duest & Solos, Emma Kirkby and Evelyn Tubb with Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke. Closest thing you'll ever find to the Celestial on Earth.

Ten Thousand Maniacs, In My Tribe. Stolen from Kathy's list. Yeah, I kinda like that too.

Schubert's Symphony No. 9, Sir Georg Solti and the Wiener Philharmoniker. Because the case is sitting in front of me and this is a random list. Outstanding recording, tho.

Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall - Esp. "Sing, Sing, Sing." Best. Damn. Concert. Recording. Ever.

The Chieftans - Napoleon's Retreat. I can't stand Irish Napoleonic romanticism, but the tunes are great.

Haydn, Paris Symphonies No.s 85-87, Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik. Ah, Papa!

They Might Be Giants, They Might Be Giants. "Everybody needs to hang on tight (just to keep from being thrown to the wolves)." Good advice for anyone.

Soundtrack from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. How many Geek Points do I get for this one?

Indigo Girls, Indigo Girls. Get me liquored up some night and have me start singing the harmonies. Last time you'll ever call me a stuffy conservative.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Greatest Hits Vol. Whatever. The standard CD when the Llama-ettes go for a ride in Daddy's jeep. Current favorite cuts include, "I Feel Lucky" and "Shut Up and Kiss Me."

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?

Somewhere or other in the files I've got an animation of Cartman singing "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch" in D minor. Other than that, zilch.

2. The last CD you bought is:

Erm....Handel's Messiah, performed by Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert. That was back in October or November, I think. As a general matter, the Holiday Embargo on my book-buying also extends to CDs.

3. What is the song you last listened to before this message?

Well, I've been in bed most of today and yesterday, so haven't heard any songs since driving home Wednesday night. Last one would be Sarah Evans' "Suds in the Bucket" which I really, really like.

4. Five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

Uh, don't take this as a Desert Island Disks list.....I'm just going to put up five of my old favorites here. All classical this time.

Mozart, Symphony No. 38 in D major ("The Prague")
Haydn, Symphony No. 101 in D major ("The Clock")
Handel, Concerti Grossi Opus 6 Nos. 1-12
Bach, Mass in B minor
Schumann, Symphony No. 4 in D minor

5. Who are you gonna pass this stick to (five persons and why)?

Eh, let's see....

INDCent Bill because I know he hates memes. (Go ahead, Bill. Make my day.)

Marjorie the Unclimber - because she thinks I'm a stuffy conservative.

Chan the Bookish Gardener - Because her musical knowledge is much more encylopedic than mine.

Lynn S. at Reflections in D minor - ditto.

JohnL at TexasBestGrok - Another opportunity for some Gratuitous Rush Posting. Heh.

Posted by Robert at January 28, 2005 01:41 PM

Who, me? Thanks for the generous and undeserved compliment. Feel better; I'll TrackBack atcha later.

Posted by: Chan S. at January 28, 2005 02:46 PM

Ha ha. I actually almost copied this meme when I first saw it a day or two ago, but was a bit embarrassed at how much Rush would have been in the answers. I'll listen to Jongen's Symphonie Concertante or something on the drive home tonight...

Posted by: JohnL at January 28, 2005 03:40 PM
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