I was recently awarded with the Music and Words Award by Mary from Jingle Jangle Jungle, a fabulous blog about music, artists and the stories behind them. Thanks Mary!
The Music & Words Award was created by blogger, Miss Andi, to acknowledge and link people who love music so much that they blog about it. She gives out 5 awards each Friday. The purpose is to feature great music blogs from all over the world and artists from all genres.
Once the award is accepted, there are five steps:
- Link back to the person who nominated you
- Answer the questions with words AND music
- Pass the award on to 5 bloggers who inspire you with their posts about music
- Tag your post with #MWA, for Music&Words Award so that we can all find you down the line
- Quote these 5 steps and the award icon in your post. You can display the icon on your sidebar as well.
Q1: What does music mean to you?
To me, music is art. A form of art that so powerfully evokes emotion and, to me, is the #1 elicitor of memories. Music takes me back in time and can stir deep emotions. It can make me laugh, it can make me cry; it can put me in melancholy moods or it can put me on a high. Mostly music makes me happy.
I enjoy all types of music but for the most part, I’m a classic rock ‘n roller. Here’s a few of my favorite songs about music:
Listen to the Music by the Doobie Brothers
It’s Only Rock & Roll by the Rolling Stones
I Love Rock & Roll by Joan Jett
Long Live Rock by The Who
Rock & Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution by AC/DC
Word Up! by Cameo
Jazz Man by Carole King
Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. by John Mellencamp
Old Time Rock & Roll by Bob Seger
Let There Be Rock by AC/DC
Q2: What is your first music-related memory?
I used to rummage through my older brother’s record collection and I remember pouring over the album pictures and liner notes while listening to the Beatles, the Monkees and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. Another memory that sticks out in my mind is the first time I ever heard Simon & Garfunkel’s Cecilia. We went to visit some family friends and there was this boy there who I was crushing on. The song had just been released and he kept playing the record over and over. That must have been 1970. I would’ve been 7 or 8 at the time.
Before that, I remember singing and dancing to the children’s albums that I had. I wish I could remember the titles of them…
Q3: What was the first album you’ve purchased yourself?
I used to use my allowance to buy 45 records. Every week I got to buy one record so I had tons of those. I wish I still had them! As far as a full album goes, I believe it was Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. I remember sitting on my bedroom floor and playing Bitter Fingers over and over.
Q4: What was the latest music you purchased? (No online streaming or free downloads, I’m talking about cash here!)
I was downloading yet another song from iTunes… Luke Bryan’s Play It Again:
Q5: Which song did you listen to last? (No cheating, come out with the dirty pleasures!)
If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free by Sting
Here are the bloggers to whom I’m passing on the Music & Words Award. No one is obligated to participate and some may already be participating. In any event, be sure to visit their blogs. They all have some great posts featuring music:
Debbie from The Doglady’s Den
Arlee Bird from Tossing It Out
Shady from Shady Dell Music & Memories
John Horton from The Sound of One Hand Typing
Jeffrey from J.A. Scott
Thanks again Mary. This was fun!