Yak Attack

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Please don't bump me to hiatus status =(

I need to brush away the cobwebs that have invaded the corners here at Yak Attack. I couldn't think of a better way to do so than to participate in the music meme over at Kirsten's place, Enjoy Every Sandwich. This meme was written by John, one part of the dynamic duo at Bloodthirsty Vegetarians.

Besides, Kirsten bumped me to "blog in hiatus" status. That just won't do, you know. So, here are my answers:

Music of My Life meme

1. Have you found a song running through your head on more than one occasion? What is it?

Yes. Lately it's been that song that goes "The old grey mare, she ain't what she used to be." I don't know the name of the Simpsons character who sings this song, but I call him Toothless Joe. Little K has been losing his baby teeth with abandon the last month, so I've dubbed him Toothless Joe and taught him the song. I find myself singing it while I work or drive. How pathetic is that?

2. If you've gone through a particularly bad breakup, what song do you associate with it?
When I was going through my divorce, Burden in My Hand by Soundgarden played on the radio a lot, and it seemed an ironic song for my life at the time.

3. What's your musical guilty pleasure? A band, song, or genre that you enjoy but are ashamed to admit it?
I love Come Sail Away by Styx.

4. Name a song that makes you sing out loud when you're alone in the car?
So many songs do. A few of them are The Remedy by Jason Mraz; Space Oddity by David Bowie; Soulshine by Gov't Mule; Pride and Joy by SRV

5. Name a song, band, or genre that forces you to change radio stations and possibly even rip the knob off?
ANYTHING by Bruce Springsteen.

6. Is there a song that can make you cry?
Maybe this should go under the "guilty pleasure" section. Sister Christian by Night Ranger and More Than Words by Extreme.

7. Is there a song that always cheers you up?
Two of Us by the Beatles. edit: I forgot about Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. I heard it on the radio (total rare event) and happiness ensued.

8. Is there a single song that reminds you of high school?
Stand and Deliver by Adam and the Ants.

If you'd like to participate, please play along.


At 3:24 PM, Blogger Gospazha said...

Glad to see you've done some dusting off of the blog. We were about to send a search party. :)

At 10:48 PM, Blogger lewlew said...

Hi gospazha!

This week has been slow at the shop, so I was able to come up for some air =).

At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Sunni said...

Night Ranger and Extreme? I'm having an 80s moment here ... and loving it. (But damn, I gotta get me some Night Ranger - I have Pornograffiti.)

Great list, and so glad you're back!

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Who knew that the threat of being moved to blog-on-hiatus status was so powerful? I'll go move you back up the list.

BTW, what did you think of The Wind?

At 9:52 AM, Blogger lewlew said...

Hi Kirsten and Sunni,

I loved The Wind. It's a terrific album, albeit bittersweet knowing it was Zevon's last as well.

An '80's moment? LOL When I have one of those, it involves a bit of X, Violent Femmes and early Adam and the Ants =). Throw in a pre-Dead Man's Party Oingo Boingo song, and it qualifies as a complete flashback.


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