Thursday, September 14, 2006

Music Meme
Tag, you're it

Best title ever for a piece of music - Three Young Ladies Drinking Whiskey Before Breakfast, traditional Irish folk song (it's also the theme to The Quiet Man, possibly the greatest film ever made)

Most underrated guitarist - The late Terry Kath of Chicago

Music that moves me to tears - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by JS Back, and Adagio for Strings in G Minor by Tomaso Albinoni

Most unusual lead instrument in a piece of music - The French Horn in the Tommy Overture by The Who.

Coolest name ever for a Rock 'N Roll band - Steeley Dan (those of you who know the reason why are undoubtedly laughing out loud right now).

Worst genre of music ever - Disco and it's bastard child, Rap.

Best guitar jam - The mating call for rednecks everywhere... that 3 guitar lil' slice of heaven better known to mere mortals as "Freebird".

Music that's ever scared your kid - Mars, The Bringer of War by Gustav Holst (turn that one up all the way to 11)

National Anthem that most gets the blood pumping - Deutschland Uber Alles.

Tagged, in no particular order (except for the Padre for obvious reasons):
Pater Richtsteig, Jay, Cletus, Tito, FD, Chris (IMHO), Chris (crescat), G Thomas Fitz, Amy and Dave, New Dymphna, Classic Dymphna, Paul, Tom Mc, K-Hall, JimBob, Iacobus, Mike (in illo tempore), Dad29, Ginny, Paulinus, Der Tommissar, The Lugari's, BMP (at CHRISTUS VINCIT).

Can anyone think of any more categories?


Blogger Rick Lugari said...

Best Title: Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert by Pink Floyd.

Most underrated guitarist: A number come to mind, but I'll pick my favorite because while he usually ranks fairly high in most polls he deserves a spot in the top three. David Gilmour.

Music that moves me to tears: Can't think of any off-hand, but I am conscioous of it happening before.

Most unusual lead instrument: I couldn't think of anything, but your example will suffice. ;)

Coolest Name for a Rock band: I always thought Triumph was a cool name, especially given that they were a trio.

Worst genre: Rap. Disco was sh*t music but Rap is just obnoxiously evil.

Best Guitar Jam: Comfortably Numb - Absolutely perfect.

Music that ever scared my kid: I don't know if it scared him, but my oldest boy was covering his ears during the Our Father at our NO Mass last Sunday. It always seems to upset me to.

National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner

And how about this category. Best relatively unknown band: Marillion - hands down.

Thanks Caveman. That was fun. ;)

7:59 PM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...


9:28 PM  
Blogger rhonda lugari said...

I'll answer the ones I have instant answers to:
Most underrated guitarist: Roy Clark
(I'm serious)

Most unusual lead instrument in a piece of music: Glockenspiel in "Henry's Octopus Garden"

Worst genre of music ever: I think everyone is going to agree with your answer, Caveman.

Best guitar jam - The mating call for mountain men everywhere... Dueling Banjos. (Yuck, I'm just kidding.)

Music that's ever scared your kid: When my little brother was about 5, he would get scared when he heard "Live and Let Die". (He went on to become a big macho Marine.)

10:10 PM  
Blogger Petrus Radii said...

Actually, "Deutschland ├╝ber alles" shouldn't get the credit, since the Krauts stole the tune from the Austrians, for whom it was the Imperial Anthem of the Austrian Empire under the rule of the Catholic Habsburgs. In fact, the tune was originally written by Franz Joseph Haydn as a setting of "Tantum ergo"!

No wonder it's so stirring!

7:34 PM  
Blogger rhonda lugari said...

NO doubt, petrus, that's because Austrians rule.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

I agree with Rhonda about Roy Clark. He is an excellent gyuitarist, even in the classical style, and quite good also on the banjo and fiddle.

10:34 PM  

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