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Ministry of Propaganda - 02/Mar/2006: "20 Tracks Music Meme"

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20 Tracks Music Meme

This meme went around various German Blogs (or at least was in German), so I thought I might avoid it. That was until Herr Koehntopp decided to translate it into English and tag me. I stalled for a while but seeing that so far none of the others he tagged has taken it up I felt I couldn't let his efforts be in vain. So here we go:

1. A track from your early childhood

Define 'early childhood'? I guess something like "Alle meine Entchen".

2. A track that you associate with your first love

Pass. No idea.

3. A track that reminds you of a holiday trip

Ah, that's easier: Love in a Trashcan by The Raveonettes, I already blogged that last year after returning from this holiday in Scotland.

4. A track that you like but wouldn’t want to be associated with in public

Pass. Can't think of one. I stand to my tastes.

5. A track that accompanied you when you were lovesick

Pass (again). There probably were a few, but I can't remember.

6. A track that you have probably listened to most often

Argh, this is getting ridiculous. I have no idea. Could be lots.

7. A track that is your favourite instrumental

Huh? So this is only for pop music? Or does classical music count, where a lot is instrumental?

8. A track that represents one of your favourite bands

They've written so many, but let's take "You can't always get what you want". Yes, that the Stones.

9. A track which represents yourself best

Who am I? And how can a person be represented by one song?

10. A track that reminds you of a special occasion (which one?)

I'm not very good at this. I can't really associate a song to an occasion.

11. A track that you can relax to

Beethoven's Symphony No.6, Pastorale. For example in Bernstein's recording of Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 "Pastorale" & 8; King Stephen Overture. Which is playing while I'm writing this entry.

12. A track that stands for a really good time in your life

That's one not recorded. The sound of the waves crashing on the shores of Islay, with birds crying overhead. And the sound of an Islay single malt whisky bottle being opened.

13. A track that is currently your favourite

Let's go with "Steady, As She Goes" by The Raconteurs for now. It will probably be something different next week.

14. A track that you’d dedicate to your best friend

I don't dedicate songs, for the simple reason that I don't write any. Who came up with this meme?

15. A track that you think nobody but you likes

Doubt that exist. So another one for: Pass

16. A track that you like especially for its lyrics

Schubert's Die Forelle (The Trout), in particular when sung by Barbara Hendricks

17. A track that you like that’s neither English nor German

Kullervo by Sibelius, sung in Finnish. Not that I understand anything, but there's a translation in the booklet. I know, it's a whole symphony, but then I'm not taking 'track/song' too serious here, as you've probably already noticed.

18. A track that lets you release tension best

OK, let me switch to something more recent for this one after all the classical music. How about AC/DC's Highway to Hell?

19. A track that you want to be played on your funeral

Gallagher and Lyle's "When I'm Dead And Gone" in the version Fury In The Slaughterhouse recorded on Mono. Will that do?

20. A track that you’d nominate for the ‘best of all times’ category

Finally the last one. Let me take one from each world: Springsteen's Born to Run and Mahler's Symphony No. 4.

Are we done? That thing is really long. Anyway, let's see if I can carry this into the UK blogosphere and tag the following:

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