Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WWtKW: Musical Edition

Good morning, Kitschies!  I didn't play last week (kind of a busy week that one was), but you can bet I'm going to join up today.


This week's We Want to Know Wednesday questions come from Alicia aka Queso.

1.  Do you have any musical talents?
I played flute and piccolo in high school - was in marching band and everything!  I used to be quite good (really, I was), but it's been a long time since I played.  I played for a while back before Nate was born but I haven't really been all that interested in picking it up since.

2.  What role, if any, does music play in your life?
Music is everything.  It sets my mood (accents or augments), it helps me express myself when my own words escape me.  Music is memories, feelings, markers in space and time.  I would say I have music on 95% of my waking hours. 

3.  What is your all time favorite song?
Really?  I have to narrow it down to just one?
I thought about this on and off all day on Tuesday.  My favorite song isn't a song at all, but a piece of music.
A very old piece of music: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op 92 Allegretto.  Seriously.  What a strong, passionate piece of art.

4.  Do you sing in the shower?
In the shower?  No.  In the car?  All. the. time.  Mason tells me to sssshhhh! sometimes.

5.  Has a song ever made you cry?
Yes.  More than a few of them, actually.  Here's a short list.  These get me every. single. time.
Clair de Lune
God Bless the USA
Charging Fort Wagner (and most of the Glory soundtrack)

I think these questions are my favorite out of all the 31 weeks of questions!  Thanks to Queso for these great questions.


VandyJ said...

Ahhh, the protests from the captive audience, I know them well. The car is my preferred place to sing, but I will sing while doing chores if a good song comes on.

Nadine Hightower said...

I love Clair de Lune!! That's my favorite Classical piece.

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Great topic. I love music and its a part of every day for me....from my meditation music early in the day to whatever I rock out on in the car to work to my ipod lulling me during the last 2 hours of my work shift at night. Blues is totally my favorite but I'm open to just about anything but country and most rap. :P Happy Day!

Kimberly said...

I thought I was the only one that loved classical music any more.

This is very nice to learn about your feelings and tastes on music.

K Lind said...

My little men shush me in the car too!

Crazymamaof6 said...

my kids ask me not to sing too. kids are funny. i did the same thing as a kid to my family as a kid.

great answers, i agree these are the best questions.

thanks for linking up!

Jolene said...

Eventually your little man will join you. Even after you start to dedicate songs to him after the shushing. I love it when my little and not so little anymore men join in. Sometimes we just jam out in the car performing. Love driving to my Mom's like that (2 hour drive)

Love the piece from Beethoven. Brings great memories of my oldest when he was in orchestra.

Alicia said...

haha! my kids tell me not to sing in the car too! i do it anyway :) and i LOVE God Bless The USA....seriously makes me emotional every single time...i just donated my clarinet to the elementary school, time to pass on the marching band fun!