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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Feedback Saturday (#28)

Okay, here's one for ya on yet another Feedback Saturday . . .

What is your favorite song?

Even though I've asked you all a whole range of questions relating to music, I don't think I've ever asked the most decisive and intuitive of musical "taste" questions.

So, that's it . . . that's the assignment.

What is your favorite song?

But, it ain't quite that simple. The "Higher-Ups" here at Procrastination Station Corporate Headquarters would fire me on the spot if I let you off the hook that easily. And wouldn't Evil Twin Biff just love that?

No . . . I want to know some backstory. I want to hear all about that trip to New York when you first heard those intensely subtle opening notes of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On", or the memory of that rodeo in West Texas that is and will forever be attached to the song "Amarillo by Morning" by George Strait, or maybe it's the way you met your wife doing the Hokey Pokey in a suburban Roller Rink with a clown named Rollo dancing to Kool & The Gang's "Celebration Time".

I don't personally give a whoop . . . I just want to hear about it.

Can ya dig it?

Should be fun . . .

Ben O.

(BTW - Don't forget to click the Audiozue button if ya haven't already. The contest is almost over and thanks to all of you rabidly loyal PS readers out there, we're currently hanging on to 3rd place. You people rock!)


Blogger Sadie Lou said...

I'm glad you won third place. Someone who loves iPods and music as much as you do deserves that gift certificate.

My favorite song with some backstory, eh?

Has to be, "Say it Ain't So" by Weezer. I love the song anyways but the fact that my hubby and I heard it for the first time together and both really dug it, makes me think of our dating season and how much we were so IN to each other.
"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar always reminds me of this time I got up on stage in a cheesy bar and sang it karaoke. I got a standing ovation.
I must have been out of my mind. Fun times.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

I heard that The Stones need a good opening act for their next tour. What is your schedule like?

Thanks - I have to admit that I was so hoping to snag that iTunes card. I so totally hate that you didn't win a pod, though. I guess you do have your husbands though . . . yes?

Ben O.

4:11 PM  
Blogger StringMan said...

Funny you mention "What's Going On". That is one of THE key songs for my wife and me. When it comes on the radio, we just look at each other and smile.

It was the night we first made love, and ... blushes ... Marvin's album was on the turntable ... and the song came on ... and we were singing it to it other. It must've been 3am or so ...

That opening horn line and the down beat 'pop' of the percussion just gets me everytime.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Ben O.--
Oh man, I should just completely ruin my reputation and record myself singing something. I am so totally tone deaf. My husband actually laughs at me when I try to sing something.

Yeah, I have access to Dan's iPod but he always takes it to work with him so I don't have it very often.
I can't compete with thos people that have like 50 billion internet friends, ya know.
I saw Levi at church today. I felt like trying to put my pout-face to the test to see if he's take pity on me and give me an iPod because we're cousins. Then I slapped myself.

That was...um...intimate.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Sadie - at least you sort of know me, so you can put a good word in to Levi for me. Tell him I promise to only download quality music with the card. You have my word on it.

Strings - Uh, I agree with Sadie. I feel like I should look away or something.

Great stuff -

Ben O.

BTW - I love "What's Going On". That whole album is actually pretty darn good - right down to the cover photo.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Levi said...

Hey, Ben.

Congratulations - the results aren't final but unless Google puts a banner on their homepage, I can't see things changing. Can you shoot me an email
with your shipping information.

Thanks, man! I really appreciate your helping us get our name out there.

Sadie: I thought I saw a deep (but well-concealed) saddness on your face today. Perhaps, could help building an insanely cool craft blog ease your pain a little?

1:03 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

The craft blog sounds swell...

7:44 AM  
Blogger StringMan said...

Sadie and Ben ... I hate to tell you what the unedited version was like. I guess you won't want to hear about "Sexual Healing" then, either?

4:52 AM  
Blogger flea said...

this is tough i have to many to list really...where to start

well any ABBA song makes me think of my mom/childhood as my mom was a huge ABBA fan. i remember several camping trips listening to them back to back and back again

into my teenage years i was jumping from one type of music to another (weezer) being one of them but nothing really stands out for me here

the only other song that always makes me flash back to a warm hot sunny day is Len's "steal my sunshine" song, there a canadian band and i think this was big in the states too )not sure but it was there only "big" song. anyways to make a long story short this song always flashes me back to the summer of 99 when there was a huge outdoor concert fest happening in my neck of the woods and it was just an awsome, amazing time

so that's my flash backs hoped you digged them

6:08 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Atmosphere by Joy Division - backstory is sad.

Eons ago I worked at Burger King (so long ago it was before they offered breakfast) and had worked my way "up" to opening. Joe also opened and would always play a record - yes, a real honest to goodness record - while we opened. He'd bend the microphone over in front of the speakers and out would blare Pink Floyd usually, although he would also play T.Rex and very rarely Joy Division. Joe died 21 or 22 years ago in a head on crash with a bus. That night one of the local DJs at the New Wave station played Boys Don't Cry by The Cure in memory of Joe (he had been in an up and coming punk band).

Joy Division is always equated to Joe in my mind, but one time at my bar where I would dance for hours and hours, the DJ played Atmosphere followed by Boys Don't Cry. I had to leave the dance floor as I was crying too hard to see anything. To this day that combination of songs will make me cry, as Joe was a good friend.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Underachiever said...

congrats on 3rd! Yahooo!

Favorite song: Black by Pearl Jam

Why: I heard it 3,445,456 times back when my heart got broken.

It kinda grew on me...the song, not that weird mole on my back.


4:56 AM  
Anonymous mark said...

Favorite song?
I'm going to go with Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come.

Sam Cooke has to be one of the greatest voices of all time and when he sings this song chills go up my spine.

I like Sam's old gospel stuff too - not his more popular R&B stuff.

7:14 AM  

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