Beowabbit (beowabbit) wrote,

Meme the Second: The Music Meme, which I got from mizarchivist

Reminds you of ex lovers:
Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends. And Vangelis' Opéra Sauvage reminds me of somebody who wasn't a lover, but whom I wished were. Oh, and more recently, the Bothy Band.
Makes you cry:
Fred Small, "Denmark 1943"
Makes you smile:
Steeleye Span, False Knight on the Road. The wee boy does fairly well for someone with as limited a grasp of logic as he seems to have.
Makes you laugh:
I can't think of a song that literally makes me laugh out loud with any consistency, but some of the other Steeleye Span songs and Waltzing with Bears give me particularly broad smiles.
You never want to hear again:
I don't know the name of the song, but the chorus goes "I saw your momma. / Your momma was dead. / I saw your momma / in a pool of red." My first year suitemate at Yale would play that at absolutely the top volume his expensive stereo system would go at 4:00 or 5:00am when he came home drunk and strung out.
Reminds you of your childhood:
Hubert Laws, Crying Song.
Sums up your teenage years:
Hmmm. Don't remember, I'm afraid.
You want to get married to:
No, I don't. :-) But if I had to get married to a band or singer1, it would be both Sinéad O'Connor and -- well, not Fred Small, 'cause he's a little dainty for this, but y'all can help me come up with a male analogue of Sinéad O'Connor --, hopefully consummated in the writhing sweaty presence of several hundred of our closest friends on the steps of the Vatican.
You like to wake up to:
The BBC.
You like out of your parents record collection:
Um, pretty much all of it. It was mostly classical and jazz, with some '60s folk rock in there (à la Simon and Garfunkel). If I had to pick a few favourites, E. Power Biggs on The Bach Organ Book, Jimmy Smith (don't remember the name of the album, but the one that has "Got My Mojo Workin'" on it), Orff's Carmina Burana, and Britten's A Ceremony of Carols. (I don't much celebrate Christmas, but that last reminds me of warm times with family and especially of my mother, and of mulled cider and quiet evenings.)
You love but you wouldn't know about if it wasn't for a friend:
Well, love is too strong, but one of the people mentioned above (whom Vangelis reminds me of) introduced me to the Doors. I guess the Doors remind me of her too.
You love the video more than the tune:
I don't think I've actually sat and watched a music video, beyond catching snatches2 of them when they're played in public places, since MTV was in its first year or so and my sister was really into it. From that era, though, I remember "Crimson and Clover" by Joan Jett, which had a number of things to recommend it, including some lovely (if tragically clothed) crotch shots as Jett swings herself down a flight of stairs.
Reminds you of your first crush:
My first crush started somewhere around second grade (and lasted through junior high school. I am cursed with a long attention span). The answer to this one is Snoopy and His Friends the Royal Guardsmen.
Makes you think of sex:
What doesn't? But I'll echo mizarchivist's answer and say Lords of Acid. Oh! That's another answer to a question above -- a band I love but wouldn't know about if it weren't for a friend.
Makes you think of being alone:
Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends.
Are (almost) embarrassed to admit you like:
Um, lots of new-agey stuff. Like f'rinstance Vangelis. :-)
You love to sing:
The Soup Song. Also the Teetotallers Drinking Song (which I made up, although I'm sure other people have come up with it too).

1 Yes, I know this wasn't what the question meant.
2 An appropriate choice of word, considering the rest of my answer.
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