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03/04/2004 Entry: "Music Quiz"

I stole this from Citizen Keith, who stole it from someone in Europe, I guess. (Note the reference to disco.)

First record I ever bought: It was a K-Tel 8-track, and contained tunes by The Police, Blondie, Moody Blues, Rick James, and so on. It was really quite good. It had some robot on the cover with lightning bolts, and called High Energy, or something like that. Couldn't find it on the web.

First gig: I think they mean first concert, as the majority of people don't have their own "gigs." (Although my first gig was at the Chuck Wagon restaurant here in Rockland, downstairs in the event room, with The Family Tradition country band.) My first concert was David Lee Roth wih Tesla as the opening act. I would have been a freshman in high school. The concert was at the Augusta Civic Center.

Best gig: I'd have to say Dave Brubeck at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

Gig I wish Id been at: I'd like to have seen The Beatles play a show of their later music, but they didn't tour with their late stuff. I think seeing Abbey Road recorded would have been cool.

CD in my player at the moment: I can't recall. I listened to classical music on the radio on the way to work this morning.

A record that makes me laugh: Almost anything where Louis Armstrong sings.

A record that makes me cry: None. But "August and Everything After" really makes me somber, as does "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy."

A record that reminds me of school discos: Eric Clapton's live version of "Cocaine," Skynyrd's live version of "Free Bird," and the "Time Warp" from Rocky Horror. Oh, and "Blister in the Sun" by The Violent Femmes. (Lotsa wiggle room in there, huh?)

A record that sounds better in the dark: Almost all of them. Especially the albums in the "Cry" section above. And of course, Maxwell and Sade sound better in the dark. ;-)

A song I wish I had written: Sappy as it may seem, "Julia" is a great poem set to music. I'd like to write some of those beautiful images someday.

A record Id like played at my funeral: Only live music please. Here's how I see it working. As they march me into the graveyard, it's the traditional, slow, New Orleans marching band. While they lower me into the ground, and have the service around the hole, I'd like a pipe band playing something very mournful. After they throw the dirt in, then let the New Orleans band play a street beat under "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," and double time outta there with some funky Nawlins stuff.

Soundtrack for a long car journey: I'd have to make my own. In fact, I still have a copy of a cassette my high school buddy Nate Butler and I made. It was a two tape set: "Bill and Nate's Cruising Compendium," and "Music for those Grey Drizzly Days When You Just Can't Hack It."

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I am no longer getting an e-mail telling me you have posted something. Can you correct this.

Dear Old Dad

Posted by Dad @ 03/04/2004 05:42 PM EST

Did you know that Dave Bruebeck is playing in Boston on the 27th?

Posted by Jim @ 03/04/2004 11:49 PM EST

and the 28th

Posted by Jim @ 03/04/2004 11:49 PM EST

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