I'm going to attempt to do this memey thing called 30 Days of Song. I will not post this every day, because oh-my-pants-I'm-bored-already. Instead I'll post once or twice a week, as I feel like. So there. I am unrepentantly stealing this from Jen O. at My Tornado Alley. She rocks. I'm not sure if she stole it from somewhere, but here we go.
A Song that I Know All the Words to
I have a thing about knowing all the words. So, there are a lot of songs I can sing without any help at all. The most impressive, though, is probably "It's the End of the World as We Know It."
I grew up listening to country music. When I started school, a lot of kids listened to pop music, so I was exposed to that as well. I never liked it. Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, New Kids on the Block and Madonna. It all just lacked resonance for me. I never seemed to feel the music.
When I started high school, a friend of mine, in the form of cassette tapes and a boombox in her bedroom floor, introduced me to alternative music. I didn't even know what that meant, but I knew that I had found my place laying on her beige carpet and listening to Green by REM and Flood by They Might be Giants. I loved it and it sang to my soul. I went on to listen to every flannel wearing, blue haired, nose pierced "alternative" musician I could find. And I never looked back.
What I did do, though, was use a copied cassette of "It's the End of the World as We Know It," and a tiny tape recorder on my bed and painstakingly write down every word of the song, through hours and hours of rewinding and fast forwarding. I can still sing it from beginning to end.
Day 1 - Your Favorite Song - White Blank Page
Day 2 - Your Least Favorite Song - Barbie Girl
Day 3 - A Song that Makes You Happy
Day 4 - A Song that Makes You Sad
Day 5 - A Song that Reminds you of Someone
Day 6 - A Song that Reminds you of Somewhere
Day 7 - A Song that Reminds You of a Certain Event
Day 8 - A Song that You Know All the Words To (today)
Day 9 - A Song that You Can Dance to
Day 10 - A Song that Makes you Fall Asleep
Day 11 - A Song from your Favorite Band
Day 12 - A Song from a band you Hate
Day 13 - A Song that is a Guilty Pleasure
Day 14 - A Song that No One Would Expect you to Love
Day 15 - A Song that Describes You
Day 16 - A Song that You Used to Love but Now Hate
Day 17 - A Song that You Hear Often on the Radio
Day 18 - A Song that You Wish You Heard on the Radio
Day 19 - A Song from your Favorite Album
Day 20 - A Song that You Listen to When You're Angry
Day 21 - A Song that you Listen to when You're Happy
Day 22 - A Song that you Listen to when You're Sad
Day 23 - A Song that you Want to Play at your Wedding
Day 24 - A Song that you Want to Play at your Funeral
Day 25 - A Song that Makes you Laugh
Day 26 - A Song that you Can Play on an Instrument
Day 27 - A Song that you Wish you Could Play
Day 28 - A Song that Makes you Feel Guilty
Day 29 - A Song from Your Childhood
Day 30 - Your Favorite Song at this Time Last Year