26 June 2009

Friday Five - Pop Music

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? I listed to a mix of stuff: country music (from my mom); classic rock (from my dad); big band & oldies (from my grandma); classical music all on my own. And then my cousin introduced me to Aerosmith, INXS, Edie Brickell and Spinal Tap via his awesome mix tapes.

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? Not a song, but two bands: Simon & Garfunkle; U2. And jazz...I discovered vocal and latin jazz in high school: opened my ears and changed my life.

3) What is your favorite music for a lift on a down day? Not that it's a lift, but the blues is what I like to listen to on a down day. Or Rammstein.

4) Who is your favorite performer of all time? THAT is an impossible question. I'll cop out and say watching Sibling perform karaoke is my favorite. Because it's totally true - he rocks it!

5) What is your favorite style of music for worship? I love - and miss - singing old hymns. I grew up with them, and we just don't sing them much anymore.


Bag Blog said...

I grew up listening to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and big band music. I worked in a pizza place where the juke-box seemed to always be playing "Band on the Run." I remember a lot of Creedence Clearwater Revival playing too. I still like the oldies to perk me up.

Buck said...

Our parents are BIG influences on us in this space, whether we choose to admit it or not. My Dad introduced me to jazz, and my Mom was so danged eclectic that I can't begin to mention everything she was into... and this was the '50s we're talking about. Mom also fully embraced rock 'n' roll when it emerged, whilst my father rejected it immediately. I learned a lil something there... but not enough for me to be accepting of hip-hop. :D

I too enjoy the blues when I'm down. It just fits. And Van Morrison.