Dale tagged me. I normally don't play along on these music tags, but for Dale, anything.
What was the first recorded music you bought?
A 45 of "Disco Duck" by Rick Dees, 1976.
What was the last music you bought?
I downloaded three albums from iTunes the night before I went to see Mindy:
- Elliott Yamin: (self-titled debut) - worth a listen.
- Gladys Knight: Before Me - her new jazz album
- Belinda Carlisle: Voilà - new album of French standards, sung entirely in French. How could one possibly resist this?
What was the first "professional" music show you ever went to?
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Don't remember what they performed.
What was the last?
Beat Circus at a small club in NYC. A friend of ours plays in the band.
What's your "desert island" album?
Impossible to answer; how could you not get sick of only one album? But if I had to grab something on the way out of a burning building, it would probably be
Nat King Cole Trio: After Midnight
Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out
Red Hot & Blue: Tribute to Cole Porter
What's your favorite album/song title? (the *title* , not the actual album or song).
Like Dale, didn't give this much thought. I'd probably say "Not Fade Away" by Buddy Holly, because it's just a strange song title. Simple and strange. Just like me.
What's your favourite album art (include an image of it if you can)?
See Brubeck's "Time Out" above. Also, who could ever forget this?
Ideal choice for a karaoke song?
Me and Mrs. Jones, especially when my Mom sings it.
Song you don't like that WILL NOT LEAVE YOUR HEAD if you hear it.
Every Breath You Take. Blech.
Which is cooler? -- Vinyl? CD? Cassette? 8-track?
Which is cooler? What is this, junior high? If I had to choose I would say 8-track. Mindy's parents had one and we listened to a Barry Manilow 8-track during dinner the first time I visited her family. When Mindy started belting out "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" along with Barry, at the top of her lungs, her mom made us turn it off. Good times.
I tag Mindy June and Katie Schwartz.