tagging myself for a meme. . . .

*ouch* that hurt

(1) Do not type “udpate.bml” and expect to get this LJ screen

(2) I tagged myself for a meme.

What are the top 25 most played songs on your iPod or other media player?

Let’s see; what about iTunes on this computer?

It’s De-Lovely, Dinah Shore (16 Most Requested Songs)
The Shadow of Your Smile, Bobby Darin (Swingin’ the Standards)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain, R. E. M. (Rockplast, live)
Stranger in Paradise, Jack Jones (New Jack Swing)
Feel Your Love Tonight, Van Halen (Van Halen I)
Twist and Shout, The Beatles (Please Please Me)
Do You Want to Know a Secret, The Beatles (Please Please Me)
No Matter What, Badfinger (Best of)
The Other Half of Me, Bobby Darin (Swingin’ the Standards)
Time After Time, Deana Martin & Jerry Lewis (Deana/Memories are Made of This)
Lola (Original Version), Kinks (Greatest Hits)
Norwegian Wood-Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr and His All-Stars (The Anthology…So Far)
Linus and Lucy, Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas)
Soon, Bill Charlap (Plays George Gershwin)
I Wanna Be Around, Bobby Darin (The Swinging Side of Bobby Darin)
Exactly Like You, Carmen MacRae (Priceless Jazz Collection)
I Want You to Want Me, Cheap Trick (Live at Budokan)
Precious and Few, Climaxx Blues Band (Oldies but Goodies)
Theme From New York, New York, Frank Sinatra (Sinatra Reprise)
Rock and Roll All Night, Kiss (Soundtrack, Dazed and Confused)
Jamie’s Cryin’, Van Halen (Van Halen I)
Theme–Weird Al Show, Weird Al Yankovic, Running With Scissors
Goin’ Down, The Monkees/Micky Dolenz (Headquarters)
I’m Eighteen, Alice Cooper (Greatest Hits)
Up on Cripple Creek (Live), Bob Dylan & The Band (Before the Flood)

I was surprised at the current “most played” list. I just got some oldies and I thought I had played them a few times, but I suppose these have been a soundtrack. I would have expected “Free Bird” (Skynyrd) and “Tuesday’s Gone” (Skynyrd) to make the list, and perhaps more Monkees and Beatles. “The Nuge” is missing, as are most rock bands. I was trying to learn to play “Soon” by ear, so that explains why Charlap’s cool version got played so much. I got on a Van Halen kick there a while ago.

I have all these CDs, by the way. None of this is downloaded/iTunes Store stuff.


Tag yourself, if you are so moved. Feel free!


Author: shalanna

Shalanna: rhymes with "Madonna" and "I wanna," and is not a soundalike with "Hosanna" or "Sha-Na-Na." Aging hippie with long hair, husband, elderly mother, and yappy Pomeranian. I've been writing since I could hold a crayon. I started with fiction, which Mama said was "lying." “Don’t tell stories,” she would admonish, in Southern vernacular. “That's all in your imagination!” When grownups said this, they were not approving. So, shamed, I stopped telling stories for a few years--rather, I stopped letting anyone read them. I'm married to a fellow computer nerd who doesn't really like hearing about writing, but who reads sf/fantasy and understands the creative drive. I'm actually a nonconformist/hippie still wearing bluejeans and drop earrings and the Alice-in-Wonderland hair with headbands and sandals. Favorite flavor is chocolate/orange, favorite color is either Dreamsicle orange (cantaloupe) or bubble-gum pink, favorite musical is either Bye Bye Birdie, Rocky Horror, or The Producers . . . wait, I also love The Music Man. Is this getting way too specific and irrelevant yet? Obvious why I don't sell a ton of flash fiction, isn't it? To define oneself, I always say, it is good to make a list. How about a booklist? Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth, Cheaper by the Dozen C.S.Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (all the Narnia books) J.R.R.Tolkien,The Hobbit/LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy Gail Godwin, The Odd Woman F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye (before dismissing it, actually read it) George Orwell, 1984 Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle Donna Tartt, The Secret History Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn James Allen, As A Man Thinketh Mark Winegardner, Elvis Presley Boulevard James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum Winnie-the-Pooh/House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie The KJV and NIV Bible (each translation has its glories)

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