|Thirteen Things about Sarcasmom|
1.When I started my "unofficial" list for the Thursday Thirteen, I noted that most of them related to music. So I decided I would "theme" this week's list. Because, you know, it's not enough of a challenge just to come up with thirteeen unrelated items.
2.Yesterday I received a CD copy of Carole King's "Tapestry", an album I owned on vinyl when it first came out in 1971. I popped it in the car CD player and cranked it up. What a rush. You know an album made it's mark when you can still remember the order of the songs 25 years later. I used to have a pretty solid collection on vinyl. They all went in a garage sale. I am thinking of trying to re-create what I used to have, on CD.
3.My very first album purchase was "Distant Shores" by Chad & Jeremy. I used to put it on the little portable record player in my room and fall asleep to it. Every night. My poor parents.
4. The first 45 rpm record I owned I didn't actually buy. My older brother gave it to me from his collection. It was "Go Away Little Girl",the Steve Lawrence rendition. I am pretty sure it was more of a bribe than a gift so that I didn't tell on him.
5.Of all the amazing Beatles music, I still get the biggest thrill out of hearing those beginning guitar chords of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand". It immediately takes me back to my parents living room. It was Feb. 9, 1964. My parents were shaking their heads at the state of their hair and that noise they were making. I was suddenly aware that there was an opposite sex. I was 11.
6.I never really had a "crush" on any of the Beatles. My true love was Peter Noone, He was the lead singer of Herman's Hermits.
7.While on a Florida vacation Sarcasdad and I saw part of the video for the Creed song "My Sacrifice" being filmed. The video shows what appears to be a flooded city. It was really a contained pool of water on an outdoor movie lot. A big crane used to drop props into place fell over. It was amazing how many divers jumped out from in the pool. It was really cool to see the finished video on TV after seeing how some of it was done.
8. When I was a teenager it "blew my mind" that my parents could not distinguish the Dave Clark Five from Paul Revere and the Raiders. Or any group from any other. After all they were so different. I have to confess that while I like the current top 40 I can rarely tell you who is singing what. Their sounds all seem very similar to me.
9.I have gone to my fair share of concerts. Those days are over. They are too expensive. You don't get to sit in the seat that you paid for and usually the sound is not all that great. I would rather sit in the comfort of my living room and watch an MTV unplugged.
10. On our first actual date, Sarcasdad took me to see The Who.
11. We took a cruise the year of our 25th wedding anniversary. We had the best group of people at our dining table. We were table 15, and we still keep in contact to this day. One couple was celebrating their 15th anniversary. That night the dinner entertainment was a strolling mariachi type band. They went from table to table taking requests. We had the early seating so most of the other diners were in their more golden years, and requested their favorites. When they got to our table the anniversary couple asked for "Stand By Me" as it had been their wedding song. You could tell the band was pleased to play something a little more contemporary. What followed was a rendition of the song with back up vocals and guitar that rivaled the original version.
12. I sang in the choir in church and in high school. I was an alto.
13. I took piano lessons. So did all three of my daughters. We have a piano that is badly in need of tuning. No one plays it anymore. I would get rid of it but then I would need someplace to put all the photographs I have displayed on it.
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