Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Love this stuff

Stolen from Mommymaki

1. First song you remember hearing on the radio as a child:
I am sure that there is something before this but at the moment my earliest memory is Rhiannon by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac 1975. I loved Stevie and still do. I remember thinking she was so cool and I wanted to be just like her. I loved the way she dressed and sang the song with her looking at the window as I sat in the wood panel station wagon with my sisters in the tiny back seat.

2. First album you remember listening to as a child: This is a hard question for me...Mom played all kinds of music. When she cleaned she would stack the 45s on the turntable so there were loads of different songs by different artists. She did a lot of Connie Francis, Neil Diamond (Lord help me), a ton of musicals like The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady (I still have this one and the Connie album) but the one coming to me right now was by the 5th Dimension - Up, Up and Away.

Lyrics are as follows:
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly we can flyUp, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly we can flyUp, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
Suspended under a twilight canopy
We'll search the clouds for a star to guide us
If by some chance you find yourself loving me
We'll find a cloud to hide us
We'll keep the moon beside us
Love is waiting there in my beautiful balloon
Way up in the air in my beautiful balloon
If you'll hold my hand we'll chase your dream across the sky
For we can fly we can flyUp, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
Balloon...Up, up, and away.....

It is amazing that I have not murdered yet!

3. Album that takes you back to junior high: Ahhh this was the time of the Bee Gees and Saturday Night Fever.
4. Album in high school: Bruce Springsteen-Dancing in the Dark (my favorite Bruce Album) and Madonna's-Like a Virgin (some cool facts)

5. Favorite album in college: Bon Jovi's first album, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, U2, Oh God I loved all the metal hair bands. (Fun quiz on hair band lyrics)

6. Song that reminds you of what it was like to feel cool: Huh? I must not be too cool because I don't have any.

7. Favorite albums to road trip with: Bruce Springsteen's Darkness, Creedence Clearwater, Melissa Etheridge, Creed...oh who am I kidding? I love everything. No faves

8. Best relationship angst album or any other albums worthy of mention. I hate relationship songs. Worthy mentions: Operation Mindcrime and Metallica

9. Your personal soundtrack today includes. Ummm The best of Sesame Street and Hot Potato by the Wiggles.

10. So if this is your personal soundtrack, what's the plot of the movie in 50 words or less. Tired mom and can't think of anything beyond my exhausting day of kid songs, kid movies and the next chance I will get to sleep. Boring huh?


  1. How is it that we go from rockin' out to singing "Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car"?

    Freakin' kids.


  2. LOL...I don't friggin know but you are right! Kids suck!

  3. Oh, I am aging myself but I still love Neil Diamond (have seen him in concert twice) and I remember "Up, Up, and Away" !

  4. Oh girrrrrrrrrl you are gonna do good on my weekly lyrics contest!!!


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