Friday, June 27, 2008

What? Another Meme?

'Tis true. I've been tagged by Janna over at Something She Wrote to do a music-themed meme, which is strangely difficult for me because I don't spend much time in the car, and that's really the only time I listen to music. When I lived in LA and spent my life in the car, I was very hip and knew all the new artists.  Now I listen to a NPR on a little clock radio while I get ready, and that's about it. When did I turn into my father? Huh. 

But first, I thought I would let you all know about a great book I've been reading. It's only been around since 1961, so I'm really  cutting edge on this one. Somehow, I've never read Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates even though it's a very writerly book to read. Or so says the introduction. My beta reader said that my book reminded him of it--many of the same themes and tone at least--so I though I should check it out. Wow, it's amazing so far. And um, just a little better than mine, I'd say. I just started it, but if you are into family angst, this is the book for you.

Ok, so the meme. Name seven songs you are into right now, or that influence you in some way. And why. I can't do seven, but this is my list:

Amy Winehouse--Rehab 
I know, I know, she's a little junkie. But I find her so watchable and I love her music and her voice. I hope she doesn't mess it up too bad with her crack pipe. Get it together, Amy!

Coldplay--Viva La Vida
I don't know why, but this song says with me. The lyrics are interesting, too.

Ramones--Anything by the Ramones. It all sounds like the same song anyway.
My rule in the car: no kid music. Yeah yeah, bad mom, I know, but my daughters are crazy for music and if I have to listen to it through their doors at home, I get to choose in the car. We can agree on the Ramones, the Rolling Stones, the Violent Femmes, The Cult, and my last entry:

Good Charlotte--The River
I'll admit to buying this CD for the car only because my youngest daughter's name is Charlotte. But I actually like it and my daughters do, too. This song takes me back to LA.


Janna Leadbetter said...

Wow, great taste, Wendy! Thanks for doing the meme.

colbymarshall said...

It was a tough Meme, wasn't it?

WendyCinNYC said...

Yeah, I had to think about this one. I guess I could have added the minuet my daughter is practicing on her cello, since I've heard it at least 453 times. But I couldn't say I'm really into it.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

I love Coldplay but can never tell their songs apart. I'm doing this meme tomorrow and I'm figuring out my songs right now. I'm stuck in YouTubeLand listening to my favorite Mexican band. ;)

Anonymous said...

Mine is up.

Mel, if you are reading this what is your favorite Mexican band? I LOVE LOVE Mexican music.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

LOL, Auria I came here to tell Wendy I posted my meme and I saw your comment. I LOVE ManĂ¡. I linked three of their songs!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I'm on my way to your blog.

Janna Leadbetter said...

Will you soon tell us about the conference?

Diane J Standiford said...

That was only four. OMG, I am your father too. BTW Auria has told her bloggettes to come over here. I am probably the last person she would have hoped to bug you, er, I mean show up.

WendyCinNYC said...

Melanie--Yeah, Coldplay's songs all sound kind of dreamy. I had to look up the one I was thinking about, too.

Janna--The conference starts on July 16. I'm 1/2 excited, 1/2 nervous about it. I did have some nifty business cards made up for me, per Toothpaste's advice. It's been awhile since I had a business card. I feel so official.

Welcome, Diane! I couldn't think of 7 songs; how sad is that? I'm away from NYC right now, and I'm missing my clock radio NPR.

Janna Leadbetter said...

*smacks head* My internal dates are all messed up.

Here's to the passing out of ALL those business cards!