I just finished listening to another fascinating program from Bob Edwards. In this one, he interviewed Dr Daniel Levitin – neuroscientist and author of This is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs.
I haven’t read either of these books (YET!). The interview did get me thinking about which six songs I’d pick to describe my life.
Since I’m making up this game, I get to make up the rules. I’m going to try to think of six songs that chronologically describe where I’ve been, where I am and where I hope I’m going. You can play, too!
years 1-10 ~ Don’ Worry, Be Happy / Bobby McFerrin
years 11-20 ~ Where You Lead / Carole King
years 21 – 30 ~ A Case of You/ Joni Mitchell
years 31 – 40 ~ Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Eva Cassidy
years 41 – 50 ~ In Spite of Ourselves/ John Prine & Iris DeMent
years 51 … ~ The Secret o’Life / James Taylor
THAT WAS FUN! Next? What six songs describe your life?
2 thoughts on “a fun weekend game…”
Hmmm…not sure if I can come up with 6 songs, but the first one that comes to mind is the old Beatles tune, “When I’m 64”, since I’ll be turning 64 in August. (NO, wait…I must be just 30-something!)
“In Spite of Ourselves” would sure be another one I’d pick. And then, the Moody Blues “Answer” is a great message to my sweetie. (Aw, shucks.) David Allen Coe’s “If That Ain’t Country” describes a lot about growing up in Stevenson, Alabama. And probably the one I’d pick to sing to Lisa is “If My Nose Was Runnin’ Money Honey, I’d Blow It All On You.” I guess that’s kind how I think.
Fun and funny songs, Tom. thanxxxxxxxxxxx!