Friday, November 16, 2007

Music

OK sisters and wife. Next topic.

I want you to tell me what music, not perfomed by U2, has impacted you the most.

I think that I'm going to need a little bit of time to think about this one. I'll wait for your answers and post my own in the comments within the next couple of days.

19 Comments:

Blogger johnnyanne said...

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November 17, 2007 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger johnnyanne said...

Hmm. OK. Here's what would be a prototype list of most favorites:
Eraserheads, pre 1998
(Old School) Eagles
The Beatles
Semisonic
Dixie Chicks
Josh Rouse
TMBG (thanks to you)
Elliott Smith
Ryan Adams
Select BEP songs
Guster
Weezer
Beck
Nelly Furtado
and Justin Timberlake.

November 17, 2007 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Em-Cat said...

What?!?!?! No U2? Well, then it's going to take me some time...I need a few days as well. I'll letcha know.

November 18, 2007 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Wilfjord said...

Sorry about the no U2 rule. It would just be a little too obvious. Maybe take it one step further. What single piece of music has influenced you? U2 inclued.

November 18, 2007 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Bee-Lissa said...

The single piece of music that has influenced me to be more socially aware would be U2's Pride, the Music that influenced me in college and vocally would be anything written by Stephen Sondheim.

But thinking about what inspired me to love music it was listening to the Utah Symphony on the radio Sunday nights ... a long time ago, when Maurice Abravanel was still conducting...wow I'm old.

November 19, 2007 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Em-Cat said...

OK - so probably the piece of music that has impacted me most is "Clair De Lune" by Claude Debussey. I know it's not U2, but it really shows that I'm a hopeless romantic and love to listen to the story Debussey tells with this beautiful piece. The U2 song that touches my heart the most would probably be "Sometimes You Can't Make it on Your Own" the song is about Bono's father who he never got along with. The part where he sings "you're the opera in me..." makes me cry every time.

November 22, 2007 at 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Boy you gave us a tough one. Hmmm. Let me think as I sit here listening to U2. I guess i'm not very original "Clair de Lune" is my very favorite piece of music, but in my defense I loved it before Emily did. The music has always spoken to my soul. I also love Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". It's one of the few things I remember singing in Mormon Youth. Now to the important U2 stuff. There are so many great songs, but the two that stick out for me are "In the name of Love" and my personal favorite "I Still Havent Found What I'm Looking For". I think I'll always be looking.

November 24, 2007 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Em-Cat said...

Sarah...I had a Debussey CD when I was like 6...no way you liked it before I did...

November 24, 2007 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Bee-Lissa said...

Em, you do realize that when you were like 6... Sarah was like 15... I think she liked Debussy before you did. You forget how old she is. You should have seen her walking around this weekend like she had a bad hip and talking like she just turned 80...I know, I know, I'm right behind her. :-)

November 24, 2007 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Em-Cat said...

Sarah would only listen to Country Music until she was 35...you know it and I know it...I liked Debussey first.

November 26, 2007 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Thanks a lot you two!!! Whatever Em!! I know it's all about you and what you like. I know I was walking around like a real gimp. Trust me I hate getting older.

Sorry Matt! It's typical that since your sisters cant fight in person we have to fight on your blog.

November 26, 2007 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Bee-Lissa said...

Who's fighting?

November 27, 2007 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Wilfjord said...

OK Em. I'm going to have to call you on this one. CDs weren't invented when you were 6. Sorry. Maybe a tape?

November 27, 2007 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Em-Cat said...

You're right Matt...ugh...I'm old...but EVERYONE has to admit that Sarah didn't start listening to real music until she was like 35...OK maybe 30...Sorry Sarah - I'm not fighting you, just stating the facts.

November 28, 2007 at 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I listened to all kinds of music even when I did listen to country. You only focused on the country. I guess I have always had a broader musical taste than you have. I'm not fighting either. I just tell the truth.

November 29, 2007 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Bee-Lissa said...

Okay girls, it's time to call a draw. Yes, Em, you've loved Debussy forever, and so have you Sarah. Who knows maybe you both knew him in the pre-existence and met him at the same time and ... alright, I'm grasping.

November 29, 2007 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Wilfjord said...

Wow. I didn't really expect all of this. Let's move on.

November 29, 2007 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

The Beatles
Smashing Pumpkins
Counting Crows
Louis Armstrong
Ben Folds Five
Guster
Travis
Weezer
Nine Days
Keane
New Radicals
John Mayer
Norah Jones
Mariah Carey-the oldskool stuff
The Fugees cover of killing me softly
Lisa Loeb--You Say
Also select, edited BEP songs


I could go on and on if I thought about it long enough.

May 12, 2008 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I forgot one VERY important band:

Smoking Popes

I freaking LOVE them, and have for over ten years. I even got to see them in concert while I was in DC. It was FANTASTIC!

May 12, 2008 at 4:43 PM  

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