Monday 11 April 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Facebook - Days 16-30

Day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate. I'm sure I did love ‘Silver Machine’ by Hawkwind once, when it was first out, but can't bear it now

Day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio. I don't listen to the radio much except Radio 5 Live, so I chose ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by Gerry & The Pacemakers, being an LFC fan

Day 18 -  a song that you wished you heard on the radio. I've already mentioned that I don't listen to the radio for music. But a record I want is 'No Great Dark Man' by Erasure. I used to hear this in a club we frequented in Bournemouth, early 80s, called the Third Side

Day 19 - a song from your favourite album. That's almost as bad as picking a favourite song. But I picked a song from one of my many favourite albums: 'Penthouse & Pavement’ from the album of the same name by Heaven 17

Day 20 - a song that you listen to when you're angry. Not something I relate to - but when I was annoyed with neighbour noise, I used to wear headphones at night and play this trance CD. The track from the CD I chose was ‘Suitcase At My Door’ – Break of Dawn

Day 21 - a song that you listen to when you're happy. I’d already done something very similar so I chose a song with a feelgood factor instead: Sheryl Crow’s ‘All I Wanna Do’

Day 22 - a song that you listen to when you're sad. As for the previous day, this isn't a concept I relate to, but ‘Mad World’ by Tears For Fears has the feel-sad factor for me. The following day I heard an equally suitable record that definitely touches the sad part of me in a good way: ‘Dock of the Bay’ – Otis Redding

Day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding. I don't do weddings (except for FB ones ;-)) So picked a favourite song with suitable sentiments: ‘Love My Way’ by Psychedelic Furs

Day 24 – happened to fall on  Mar 31st so I waited until midnight ie officially April 1st and then posted this: Day 32 - a song that's funny. That would be Fario's Poll! I know it's a bit obvious but would be interested in others thoughts on this hilarious track ;-)  I wondered if anyone would notice if there wasn’t a Day 32, or that Fario’s Poll doesn’t exist or that it’s an anagram of April Fool!  In fact, my brother did. He wrote: “Strange how there isn't a YouTube video for it????? But there is one for "Anagram to Heaven" by Fred Zeppelin...”

Day 24 – (the real Day 24) -  a song that you want to play at your funeral. I chose something that wasn’t depressing or morbid, but a comment on the natural seasons in life: Windmills Of Your Mind by Noel Harrison. More telepathy between my sister, Ann, and me, as in the first fifteen days.  She was a day or so behind me but thought ahead what she might have. She said, “That was a song, Kate, that I was also contemplating doing. Really some more telepathy! I had considered it a lot but will do something else now.”

Day 25 - a song that makes you laugh. I'd not heard this before but I remember my mum telling me about this funny classical rendition so I thought I'd hunt down a version on YouTube. It didn't take me long and it is very funny ;-)) The Meow Song performed by 2 choir boys. Basically, they’re meowing in beatific tones. You could call it a cat’s choir.

Day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument. I chose Mary Hopkins’ ‘Those Were The Days’. To say played may be a bit of an exaggeration. I  could play it on a recorder, once upon a time, after a fashion

Day 27 - a song that you wish you could play (on a musical instrument). Well, that's just about any song that I like, so it seemed a good  excuse to play another of my many favourites: Masquerade by George Benson – a beautiful song

Day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty. I had problems interpreting this so I interpreted it as a song that makes me feel guilty or embarrassed for liking it which made it very similar to 'guilty pleasure' but I have several of these songs anyway. I selected Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’

Day 29 - a song from your childhood. Ann couldn't believe when she saw I'd chosen the theme tune from ‘Boss Cat’ because she was going to choose it!! More telepathy!

Day 30 - a favourite song from this time last year - OK, it was from only 6 months ago but there was the election around this time last year which gave rise to the stinking ConDems and their stinking cuts.  I chose Captain Ska's 'Liar Liar'. This was the last day – or so I thought, and I was going to add a few of my own, then I found out there was a 50 day song challenge, but that looks very repetitive, so I am adding a few more of my own over the next couple of weeks. I hear that two other people known to me are on a similar wavelength in that respect. I will say no more, for now