Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Back from New Orleans and a Musical Meme

The American Library Association's Annual conference was in New Orleans part of last week and this week; I just got back. While I was there, I saw Mary Chapin Carpenter, a singer I'd never paid a lot of attention to before. She's very good in concert and I suspect I'll buy some of her music. Her concert was for a program that provides scholarship funds for people to attend library school, so I got to have fun AND contribute money to something I think is worthwhile.

Anderson Cooper was part of the Public Library Association's President's Program, so I stood in line for him to sign my copy of Dispatches from the Edge. He talks so fast! I'd never really thought much about the speed of people's speech until I heard him -- it was as if I had to concentrate to keep up with him. He cried when he talked about New Orleans during Katrina (not wept, just had to stop talking because he was tearing up) and I cried.

Stolen from Badger because I like it -- it's about music.

Complete rules can be found here; you can put up to but no more than THREE answers for every question.

Song(s) That I Loathe to the Core of My Being:
Bad Day by Daniel Powter
MacArthur Park by Richard Harris, Donna Summer and anybody else who's sung it
Proud to be an American by Lee Greenwood

Artist(s) That I Loathe to the Core of My Being:
Barry Manilow
Captain and Tenille

Rolling Stones Song(s) I Love:
Paint It Black
Beast of Burden
Wild Horses

Beatles Song(s) I Love:
Norwegian Wood
Come Together
While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Who Song(s) I Love:
Behind Blue Eyes
I Can See for Miles
Summertime Blues

Reggae Song(s) I Love:
No Woman No Cry
Redemption Song
Rivers of Babylon

Country Song(s) I Love:
Ashes by Now by Rodney Crowell
Hickory Wind by Gram Parsons
If I Needed You by Emmylou Harris and Don Williams

Movie Soundtrack(s) I Love:
The Blues Brothers
Grosse Point Blank
Almost Famous

Musical soundtrack(s) I Love:
My Fair Lady

Cover Song(s) I Love:
Red Hot Chili peppers' cover of Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground
Nickel Creek's cover of Bob Dylan's Tomorrow is a Long Time
Aaron Neville's version of John Hiatt's Feels Like Rain

Contemporary Top-40 Artist(s) I Secretly Love:
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Song(s) That Bring Me to Tears:
The Wayward Wind by Patsy Cline
The Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics
In the Ghetto by Elvis

Song(s) That Make Me Shake My Ass:
Better Together by Jack Johnson
Raspberry Beret by Prince and the Revolution

Classical Composer(s) I Love:

Rap/Hip-Hop Song(s) I Love:
Stan by Eminem
I Ain't Goin' Out Like That by Cypress Hill
Over and Over by Nelly and Tim McGraw

70s Disco Song(s) I Love:
Dance to the Music by Sly & the Family Stone (I didn't really consider this disco but the disco web sites do.)

70s Supergroup Song(s) I Love:
25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago

Metal Song(s) I Love:
Iron Man by Black Sabbath

New Wave Song(s) I Love:
Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode

Soul/R&B Song(s) I Love:
What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
Brown Skin by India.arie

Power Ballad(s) I Love:
I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) by Meat Loaf
Beth by Kiss
Only Women Bleed by Alice Cooper

Pre 1950s Song(s) I Love:
Night and Day by Frank Sinatra
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday

Punk Song(s) I Love:
London Calling by the Clash
My Way by the Sex Pistols
Gone Again by Patti Smith

Singer/Songwriter Song(s) I Love:
Angel from Montgomery by John Prine
Shame on the Moon by Rodney Crowell
Howlin' Down The Cumberland by John Hiatt

MTV Video(s) I Love:
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Money for Nothing by Dire Straits

Songs To Have Sex To:
Moondance by Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison

Guilty Pleasures:
Weekend in New England by Barry Manilow (I know that this defies all logic given I earlier said I loathed him but there you have it.)
I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys


Dixie said...

You know I'm going to have to steal this but I'll just say up front that some of our answers are going to match. Maybe even a lot.

Kristina said...

Anderson was there? How cool is that??? I'll have to steal your meme another time...

Katya said...

Dix: I thought some of our answers might match. :)

Kristina: It was real cook that Anderson was there especially since I wasn't even expecting it but had brought my book anyway.

Dixie said...

I forgot to tell you...I once spoke with Mary-Chapin Carpenter on the phone. I'm a big fan of her's and it was so exciting to talk to her.

Unfortunately I worked for the power company at the time...she was calling as a customer for her home in Virginia. But I will say she was really, really, really nice and when I slipped in at the last second that I was a big fan she giggled a little and thanked me.

Katya said...

She seemed to be a very nice person -- down to earth -- I liked that about her. That's cool that you spoke with her. She said she had a new album coming out soon.

BabelBabe said...

"Someone left the cake out in the rain..." Thank God! The cake - and the song - sucks!

I like MC Carpenter. And I openly adore the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I think they, as a band, are the sexiest performers in the entire world. God. Rrrroooowwwrrr.

I like Brahms. But Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, and Copeland are my favorites.

Marybeth said... sure do know a lot of songs. ;) I don't think I could come up with one answer for each of those questions!