30 day song challenge, day 30: your favorite song at this time last year

Really? This is the big category after 29 days of moderately interesting categories? We’re really going to end on this note? Ah, well, I’ve been going along with it for 29 days, one more won’t kill me. I have to say that my favorite song this time last year is probably still my favorite song […]

30 day song challenge, day 29: a song from your childhood

I’m not quite sure how I missed yesterday. I was doing so well and then I woke up this morning to realize that I never posted day 29 yesterday. Not much I can do about that now, other than post day 29 and day 30 today. So you get two for the price of one. […]

30 day song challenge, day 28: a song that makes you feel guilty

Whew, I almost didn’t get this one out today. This was a moderately tough one because I can’t really think of a song that makes me feel guilty? Guilty of what? So I’m going to cheat slightly this time around and tell you about a song that makes me feel, well, awkward. And that song […]

30 day song challenge, day 27: a song you wish you could play

Without a doubt, the song that I most wish I could play, had I even the slightest bit of musical talent, would be the piano part of: Avalon by Harry Connick, Jr. Yes, I know it is a cover of a jazz standard, but I am too tired to look up the original composer. Forgive […]

30 day song challenge, day 26: a song you can play on an instrument

Aside from being able to carry a fairly decent tune, I have no musical ability whatsoever. I think there are just some things we don’t have the skills for, even with practice. In junior high school, I had to take a music class in which we learned to play the recorder. We also learned how […]

30 day song challenge, day 25: a song that makes you laugh

This is an easy one, no thought required. A song that is always guaranteed to make me laugh is: Be Careful, It’s My Heart performed by Bing Crosby. Obviously, there is a story behind this one. It goes something like this: Back in the fall of 2000, my Grandpa was going in for a major […]

30 day song challenge, day 24: a song that you want to play at your funeral

Hmm? A song that I want played at my funeral? When I first started considering this topic, a couple of songs came to mind: there was Celebration by Kool & the Gang, of course; and Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo. There are a couple of problems with these songs, however. First, I doubt anyone […]

30 day song challenge, day 23: a song you want to play at your wedding

Being already married, I’ve already gone through the process of selecting songs for my wedding, fuzzy as that process is in my memory. There are lots of traditional “last songs” which are played at the end of a reception. “Last Dance” is probably a popular one, for instance, but the Puckish person inside me has […]

30 day song challenge, day 22: a song you listen to when you’re sad

Just like the song I listen to when I am angry, I don’t really feel the need to turn on music on those very rare instances when I am sad so this is a very difficult one to answer. The best I can do is refer folks back to day 4, a song that makes […]

30 day song challenge, day 21: a song you listen to when you’re happy

Unlike the previous day, this one is easy. A song that I like to listen to when I am happy is: Photograph by Def Leppard I used to have the Pyromania album–the actual album, not cassette or CD. And I would listen to it endlessly. Nowadays, whenever I hear the song, I am happy. I […]

30 day song challenge, day 20: a song you listen to when you are angry

This is probably the most difficult category so far. The problem is that it is not very often that I am angry. And on those rare occasions when I am angry, I am generally not in the mood to listen to any music. So trying to come up with a song that I listen to […]

30 day song challenge, day 19: a song from your favorite album

Picking a favorite album is a lot like picking a favorite song. It’s difficult to choose just one across all the varieties and genres. When I started thinking about this topic I thought that Pink Floyd’s Meddle might be my favorite album. But after giving it a lot of thought, I decided that Def Leppard’s […]