This is the most difficult 5 Fandom Friday yet. There are so many songs that mean something to me. I could literally come up with 100 or more. To narrow it down has been so hard. I know that after I post this I will want to change it again and again.
- Garbage- #1 Crush
I choose this song to represent my grunge and later britpop stage. Still in the britpop to be honest. The music during the 90's grunge was the first music that I liked that my parents didn't listen to. Of course being in Oklahoma I was late to the scene. By the time I started listening to this music, grunge was dying. I had a cassette tape of Garbage's Version 2.0 that I wore out and bought a CD version of it as my first CD. I miss this phase in my life. I tried so hard to be alternative in my blue and pink flannel.
2. The Monkees- Daydream Believer
I was obsessed with The Monkees when I was little. I have even written a blog post about my love for them before...here . Davy was my favorite. This music and similar songs remind my of my pretty good and naive childhood. I guess I listened to a lot of 60's and 70's music as a kid. Then I went grunge...
3.Placebo- Taste in Men
My favorite band PLACEBO. I have always loved David Bowie since I can remember. This lead me to watch Velvet Goldmine. The members of Placebo had a small role in this film as part of a glam rock band. They covered 20th Century Boy in the movie. I loved it and went on youtube and watched every video and fell madly in love. I ordered all their CDs and listened to them one a month so I could relish them individually.
I discovered Placebo at a point in my life that I was feeling lost, angry and alone. This music spoke to me. It could make me happy or help me vent out my frustrations.
I choose Taste in Men because Brian Molko is so sexy in this music video : )
4. I Cain't Say No- from Oklahoma
I am a theatre girl from Oklahoma. This song has to be on my list. For years my small town had an outdoor theatre just a few miles away that performed Oklahoma and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers every summer. Discoveryland! This theatre closed down a few years ago when the owner or his wife died. It used to be a big draw in the 70's and 80's. People came for all over the world. I went almost every summer as a kid. I knew all the songs. After the show you could go up on stage and meet the cast, have them sign your program or get pictures.
I regret that I never got to perform there. Not even an audition : (
5. Romeo and Juliet Suite- Nino Rota
I think my mom still regrets my having ever watched this movie. She was annoyed by whatever cartoon I was watching and changed the channel to this. My introduction to Shakespeare and acting. Being six or seven I didn't really understand what they were saying but I was mesmerized by it all. My parents bought me one of the Shakespeare books that "translate" the lines on the opposite page. The first play I ever memorized. I knew all of Juliet's lines.
My descent into acting began. She should have just let me watch Tiny Toons.