Thanks to Trista for tagging me to do this very cool “mix tape” questionnaire.
What songs would you have on your personal “meaningful mix” CD?
1) A favorite political track: Times, They are a-Changin’ by Bob Dylan and Dear Mr. President by Pink.
2) One of those tracks that make you dance on the dance floor no matter what: Weapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim.
3) The song youÂd use to tell someone you love them: I Love You by Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris. I know, how original.
4) A song that has made you sit down and analyze its lyrics: After All by Dar Williams, and not because I didn’t “get” the lyrics–I was just so blown away by the imagery that I wanted to look at it line by line like a poem.
5) A song that you like, that a two year old would like as well: Mambo Craze by DePhazz. But to steal Bri’s idea of the iMovie of my kid, I’d have to say Thea Gilmore’s cover of Crazy Love. Listen to it and tell me you don’t see images of a baby.
6) A song that gives you an energy boost: Galileo by the Indigo Girls and This Train by Tret Fure.
7) A song that you and your grandparents (would probably) like: Keep on the Sunny Side by June Carter Cash.
8) A song that you really liked when you were 14-16, and still really like now: Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks.
9) A sad song that would be in the soundtrack of the movie about your life: Sweet Old World by Emmylou Harris or Ghost by the Indigo Girls.
10) A peppy song that would start the opening credits of the movie about your life: Wide Open Spaces by The Dixie Chicks
11) A good song from a genre of music that no one would guess that you liked: Walk in Jerusalem by Mahalia Jackson.
12) A song that you think should have been playing when you were born: Close to You by the Carpenters. Heh.
13) A favorite artist duo collaboration: Creepin’ In by Dolly Parton and Norah Jones
14) A favorite song that you completely disagree with (politically, morally, commonsenically, religiously, etc.): This was the hardest one. I’m still not sure I have an answer. I’m going to go with Right Thurr by Chingy, because Ellen dances to it all the time on her show and I love the beat, but how can I like a song with the word “thurr” in the title?
15) The song that you like despite the fact your IQ level drops several points every time you listen to it: Oops, I Did it Again by Britney Spears (I blame the Will & Grace soundtrack).
16) Your smooth song, for relaxing: Almost every single track of Emmylou Harris’s Wrecking Ball.
17) A song you would send to someone you hate or are mad at: I dream of sending my college roommate/ex-best friend Patty Larkin’s 24/7/365.
18) A favorite track from an outfit considered a Âsuper-groupÂ: Is Queen a “super group”? If so, then You’re My Best Friend.
19) A song that makes you reminisce about good times with a family member: Drivin’ My Life Away by Eddie Rabbit. My grandfather liked this song. In fact, any country song that was on the radio during the early 80s makes me think of him.
20) Your favorite song at this moment in time: Toss up between Educated Guess and Bliss Like This, both by Ani DiFranco, and Stupid Girls by Pink.