This morning, after yoga, Leanne and I went to get bagels and coffee. As we were sitting, eating…basically contemplating life. Ya, know, as you do… *wink* As song came on and Leanne made the comment that knowing the lyrics to this particular song was a waste of brain space.
She said she could see her mind flipping through a Rolodex and finding the card with all the lyrics to the song. I said, “Isn’t it like a juke box? You know, push B, 2, and the record flips over and there’s the song?” Nope she definitely has a Rolodex in her mind and I have a jukebox. If this doesn’t show the differences between us; I don’t know what does.
She even said her Rolodex was alphabetized!
I like my jukebox….and I don’t need quarters! Which leads me to the daily post…
This one is from a couple days ago, but I just didn’t get to it.
If stranded on a desert island, and could only bring one music album with you, which would it be? What is it about this music that never gets old for you?
This is hard for me, since I really love music. No, I really do! I think I would have to bring an iPod… It’s like asking me which child I like the best and why. Seriously.
I think I may have to break it down by genre:
Brodaway: RENT. Why? Because this was the first “real” musical I went to. Sure I’d seen Phantom, but RENT is so much more than Phantom. I love what Jonathan Larson did making a modern day La Vie Boheme. The characters and their stories really get into your mind and settle in and stay a while. I could listen to this CD on repeat for days. One Song Glory: “…Find, Glory, In a song that rings true, Truth like a blazing fire, An eternal flame, Find, One song, A song about love, Glory…”
Folk: Over the Rhine. Remember when Leanne and I hydrated with wine? Over the Rhine! Por Que? Because a)they are from Cincinnati and b) they are amazing. Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler do an phenomenal job of heartfelt lyrics with soothing sometimes quirky harmonies and music. My favorite OTR album is The Trumpet Child or Ohio. In Ohio, you can feel Karin’s longing and sadness in each word. Ohio: “Hello Ohio, The back roads, I know Ohio, Like the back of my hand, Alone Ohio, Where the river bends, And it’s strange to see your story end.”
Indie: This one’s tricky, because it changes daily. Right now it’s between Arcade Fire, The New Pornographers, and Rilo Kiley. I told you, I can’t choose!
Rock: It’s gotta be the Beatles. Call me a product of my parent’s choice in music. But, at least they have good taste! Again, it’s hard to pick which Beatles album. But for me it’s Rubber Soul.
Pop: Hmm, I think I gotta go with GaGa, at least for now. I think she’s out there,crazy, whatever other adjectives you want to describe her. Yes, I agree. But at least she is being different, innovative and writing her own stuff. So for that, GaGa I gotcha.
Okay, that’s enough for now. I really could go on, but I won’t. Music tells so many stories and can express stories that you don’t know how. It calms me, revs me up, and inspires me! (Cheesy, yes, I know)
What about you? What’s your desert island album?