Friday, October 21, 2005

Friday Meme

The Friday RevGalBlogPals Meme...

1. What was the last CD you purchased?
I honestly can't remember -- isn't that sad. I've become a big fan of Paste magazine and each of their issues comes with a sampler CD, so that's a possibility. But I think it might have been The Barenaked Ladies Holiday album.

2. Did you like it?
I loved it -- especially the version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen that's on there.

3. Is it the kind of music you would call your favorite?
Apart from being the holiday cd, it is. It's fun and a little folky and random.

4. What was the first album (CD for you youngsters) you ever owned?
They Might Be Giants "Flood" was the first CD that I bought. I know I had tapes before that but can't remember specifics -- some U2 and some REM.

5. And what was your favorite cut from that recording?
"Particle Man" or "Constantinople" It's been awhile since I listened to it -- I probably have the whole thing memorized and don't realize it. Ah, precious brain space.


Katherine said...

Sheesh, Pink Shoes, I could have just as easily written the same exact thing (with the exception of the BNL cd, that is). And take it from me, you do still have Flood memorized. Istanbul is Constantinople, now it's Istanbul not Constantinople so if you've a date in Constantinople she'll be waiting in Istanbul... Even Old New York was once New Ampsterdam... I could go on. Have you seen A Tale of Two Johns, the documentary about TMBG? Even if you're not actively a fan anymore (I'm sort of indirectly a fan, because my nieces are into their kid albums), it's a great watch.

It's fun that we have so much in common. :-)

Pink Shoes said...

My tribute to TMBG is that I went to a Hootie and the Blowfish concert in college simply because TMBG was opening -- and left after TMBG was done. Have you heard the kids album that they have? It's a hoot!

will smama said...

Have you done the dance to 'Istanbul'?

Pink Shoes said...

Duly added to my list of things to do -- watch the documentary and find out what "the dance" is! Will Smama... do tell!
Oh, and I should probably write my sermon instead of obsessively checking my blog and reading others'.....

will smama said...

I'm pretty sure I cannot describe this to you. I learned it along with my youth group at a huge pcusa youth conference that takes place every year in Montreat, NC. I have since spread it to every VBS I have ever been a part of bringing much delight to young kids (and embarrassingly enough their parents) who never thought pastor's danced.

If anyone who is picking up this stream is wondering if we are thinking of the same dance: Flutes and snakes.

I'll hunt around a bit on the internet and see if I can at least find a picture of it.

Katherine said...

I have heard the kids' albums. I've even seen the DVD of the Alphabet one- I got it for my niece for her 3rd birthday. I like them, though I don't seem to listen to them 40 times a day the way I was with Flood and Apollo.

And I, too, should go back to writing the pesky sermon. You'd think a sermon on the greatest commandment would just flow from my fingertips, but alas, it is lurching forth the way they all do.

Songbird said...

Why did they change it? I can't say. People just like it better that way...

I think it's almost harder, Katherine, to preach on something so vital and central. It's easy to reference it when preaching about something else, on the other hand, which is where I'm headed, using 1 Thessalonians as the bricks of the sermonic house under construction and Matthew as the foundation.

Mary Beth said...


I heard them in concert when I was in college. One of my funnest memories ever!