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List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your livejournal along with your seven songs. [The original meme included instructions to "tag" other people, but homey don't play that.]

Crazy - Patsy Cline; written by Willie Nelson.

Walk Away Renee - Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy. Of course, the Left Banke did it originally, but I've enjoyed several covers of it since, including one by Richard Thompson the first time that I saw him live, and this one which Ronstadt and Savoy performed on A Prairie Home Companion last weekend. Sometimes Ronstadt's performances come off as a little cold and too polished, but I liked this rendition just fine.

Rondine al Nido - various. I first heard this song, of all places, on a Star Trek: Voyager episode, being sung by Robert Picardo, who has a fine voice and used it to good advantage in several episodes. Follow the link; the lyrics are heartbreaking. I don't have a recording of Picardo doing this; my favorite recording isn't Pavarotti's, but was done by some kid whose name escapes me at the moment. I'll edit it in when I can get to it at home. [EDIT: Robertino Loretti.]

Erie Canal - Bruce Springsteen. Off of the new "Seeger Sessions" album. I learned this song in grade school music class.

She's Leaving Home - The Beatles. The sheer variety of music on Sgt. Pepper perenially astounds me.

Happier - Jen Trynin. She's got a book out about her experiences in the music biz that I'm reading now; it's really good. This song is about urban paranoia: "are you the guy who robbed the Store 24/maybe the fuck who tried to jimmy my door/I will cross the street before I'm sure/yes, I think I've seen you before."

Telstar - The Tornadoes. Happy little space-age instrumental.

Image meme

May. 22nd, 2006 08:35 am
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1. Think of the first word that comes to mind when you think of me.
2. Go to: http://images.google.com and search for that word.
3. Reply to this post with one of the pictures on the first page of results* (but do not tell me the word).
4. Put this in your own LJ so that I can do the same. (if you want)

(note: please use work-safe images!)
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The Rules:
1) Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2) I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature.
3) You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4) You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5) When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

[livejournal.com profile] iamaki wants to know:

1) what did you hope to grow up to be when you were a little kid?

An astronaut. I was crushed to find out that my single-sided hearing loss would probably exclude me from the astronaut corps.

2) what was the first comic book you fell in love with?

2001: A Space Odyssey #8, the first appearance of Machine Man (known then as Mister Machine). I didn't own the issue then, but when I started reading and collecting comics in earnest, I went to the comics store and bought my own copy. Jack Kirby was the first comics artist whose style I recognized as unique. Plus, the story of someone who runs away from home and seeks to figure out their self-identity resonated strongly with me then, and still does now.

3) if you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?

k.d. lang. Imagine being able to sing with that voice.

4) what is your dream now?

To move to within a half-day's drive of my sweetie.

5) what's your secret food pleasure?

Mac and cheese with tuna is both an amazingly comforting and amazingly cheap treat.


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