A very ! fun Friday Five from Mary Beth at Rev Gals!
The sad news of Michael Jackson's untimely death has me thinking about music and its effects on us - individually, as cultures, as generations. Let's think about the soundtracks of our lives...
1) What sort of music did you listen to as a child - this would likely have been determined or influenced by your parents? Or perhaps your family wasn't musical...was the news the background? the radio? Singing around the piano?
Perry Como, Lawrence Welk . . . my plan was to become a beautiful singer named Peggy with short curly hair and full skirts on the Lawrence Welk show.
2) Going ahead to teenage years, is there a song that says "high school" (or whatever it might've been called where you lived") to you?
Junior high: Yesterday, Satisfaction, California Girls, California Dreamin'.
High School: Revolution, Fire and Rain, It's Too Late, Both Sides Now, the entire Crosby, Stills and Nash Album, anything by Laura Nyro.
College: Layla, Maggie.
Law School: Hotel California.
3) What is your favorite music for a lift on a down day? (hint: go to www.pandora.com and type in a performer/composer...see what you come up with!)
4) Who is your favorite performer of all time?
The Beatles, the Stones, James Taylor, Joni Michell, Paul McCartney.
5) What is your favorite style of music for worship?
Traditional choral music, preferably as arranged (and sung, if I could get there) by the choirs of places like Kings' College or St. Paul's Cathedral.