Friday, March 10, 2006

Phriday Phun Phive

I hardly ever do memes but what the hell, it's Friday. If you're reading this, you're tagged! Yeah, yeah...you hate memes. I know. Do it anyway :-)

Do this on your own blog and then copy/paste it into the comments here. That last part is VERY important. It will be much "phun" (har har...clever aren't I?)

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1) What is your favorite word?

2) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it? You can have more than one.

3) Name the first concert you ever went to.

4) Name a song will you never get sick of hearing.

5) What song, album or band influenced you most as a teenager OR what song/album is the soundtrack of your youth? You can pick more than one if you have to.

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Here are my answers:

1) "Elysium" because I like the way it sounds and I like the definition.

2) "nourish" and "moist" really bug me. I hate when people say "voanerable" instead of "vulnerable". That drives me crazy!!! (plus it reminds me of "boner") This is the short list. There are so many more...

3) Donna Summer - age 10 (not sure if this counts because we were with my friend's mom and we had the WORST possible seats) The first concert I went to sans parental supervision was Van Halen- Diver Down Tour, age 14.

4) Feeling That Way/Anytime by Journey or if you prefer a more updated choice, there's always this clever little ditty (I heard it on Grey's Anatomy) that gets stuck in my head for days.

5) Influenced by:

-David Bowie, All albums
-Pink Floyd, All albums
-The Smiths, Hatful of Hollow

Soundtrack:

-assorted Led Zeppelin from about ages 9-11 because I had this total burnout, pothead teen babysitter that played LZ nonstop when she was over, which was every night.

-Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon & The Wall from younger teen years

-assorted progressive/new wave/art fag/alt-rock stuff from older teen years i.e. Depeche Mode, Violent Femmes, The Smiths, New Order, Pixies, Janes Addiction etc.

14 Comments:

  • I love this one!!!

    1) What is your favorite word?

    To write: Hijinks. I hardly ever get to use it. I love words with double/triple dots. Hawaii. Fiji.

    To say: Sibilance (that one works for both categories).

    2) What irks you every time you hear someone say it? You can have more than one.

    Oh MAN, I don't know where to begin with this one ... When someone says "In lieu of" but means "In light of." It ACTUALLY means "Instead of." Also, when people say "intregal." The word is "INTEGRAL." Look where the 'r' is, okay?

    3) Name the first concert you ever went to.

    Uh, Billy Joel. I was 11 or 12 .. my friend and I got pulled out of our nosebleed seats, put in the front row and given a dozen roses to give to Billy as he came on stage. He kissed my hand. It was absolute 12 year old Nirvana.

    4) Name a song you'll never get sick of hearing.

    "Me and Bobby MaGee," "Taxi" and "W-O-L-D" by Harry Chapin.

    5) What song, album or band influenced you most as a teenager OR what song/album is the soundtrack of your youth? You can pick more than one if you have to.

    I'm gonna go with "Appetite for Destruction" on this one. Yup, the classic G 'n R album ... it was what we played while we skipped school to smoke, drink, and otherwise destroy ourselves senselessly. Well, well, well ... you never can tell/ well, well, well / My Michelle ... Man, what a great album.

    By Blogger MrsFortune, at 3/10/2006 08:04:00 AM  

  • Nice...

    1) I like Illini (like the fighting ILLINI) - I hate the team love to say. I love PUGET too.

    2) Um... Angina, Brine, Moist,

    3) Sting with Lyle Lovett. ROCK ON.

    4) This one is hard but I love the Paul Simon song from the Wild Thornberries "Father/Daughter" - it's amazing. Personally, I love shit like "By Your Side" - Sade - "In My Place" - Coldplay.

    5) Well, I hate to admit this - but I was only allowed to listen to Christian Rock (go ahead laugh now) - and I was a classical musician and really didn't listen to that much music until college - so I'm going to have to go with Michael W. Smith.

    Okay, so yeah, whatever - but I had a really rough time in the HS years - my dad was a crazy looney alkie and the songs used to tell me that things would get better, and I wouldn't be alone... and well, they helped.

    By Anonymous Kristen, at 3/10/2006 08:23:00 AM  

  • Ding, Dang It! Blogger keeps giving me an error message. Okay. I posted it on my blog, here is the link.

    http://selfproclaimedsupermom.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/03/tag_im_it.html

    By Anonymous rhonda, at 3/10/2006 08:33:00 AM  

  • 1. What is your favorite word?

    Awesome. I am a true 80's chick being that I use this word often and I am almost 37 years old!

    2. What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it?

    For me it's a sentence. It is something that DH has been saying recently that drives me crazy. Let's say MJ and I are talking about something, he will walk in the room and say, "Whoody, Whatty, Woo?" Meaning, I guess, "What happened to who?" It drives me UP A WALL.

    3. Name the first concert you ever went to.

    HA! My first concert was the reunion of the Monkees (without Mike Nesmith) at the Mann Music Center. We had lawn seats and I just thought I was the sha-zizzle. I went with my friend Helen and her man, and some other guy we called Rif (because he would always go to the TLA and get onstage when they played Rocky Horror Picture Show). I didn't even care that they were there, it was just me, Davy, and Mickey in my mind.

    4. Name a song you will never get sick of hearing.

    Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths

    5. What song, album, or band influenced you most as a teenager?

    For me, the bands of my youth were The B-52's, Devo, Duran Duran, Billy Idol and The Monkees. I had every cassette tape and/or vinyl of these bands. Gotta love the 80's!

    By Anonymous rhonda, at 3/10/2006 10:38:00 AM  

  • I posted this at my blog too, but here ya go:

    1)A tie between the following: Thespian, Pianist, Skeeter, Staff and Finger. Say them out loud. Make a sentence using all of them. They’re funny as heck.

    2) Warshington (or Warsh anything for that matter), Surp (syrup. There’s a y in there, people) and pretty much anything else where people add a letter that shouldn’t be there or take one away for no reason. (i.e. BBQ takes you just as long to just say Barbeque.)

    3) My mom took me to a lot of concerts when I was younger, but the first one I went to that I actually wanted to go see was Paula Abdul. Hey, I was 12 and it was the Under My Spell tour. A good time was had by all.

    4) Jeeze, that’s tough. Probably Faithfully by Journey. That song is b-e-a-utiful.

    5) Another toughie. I was a die-hard grunge queen for most of my teenage years, so it was Nirvanna, Pearl Jam, Green Day, and lots of other no-name bands that I can’t remember. Songs were probably “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”. My mom still cringes everytime she hears either of these because she would come home from work and I would have them cranked up on Dial MTV. Tee hee. Can I say how proud I am that I gave my mom a complex? *grin* No I kid. Mostly.

    By Anonymous Carrie, at 3/10/2006 11:04:00 AM  

  • Great music! Feelin That Way is one of my favorite songs by Journey....it makes me feel giddy and nostalgic all at the same time whenever I hear it.

    Just stopped by via CHBM, and wanted to congratulate you on MotW! I can't remember if I did that before.

    Well, since I've been 'tagged', here are my answers:

    1) What is your favorite word? Storm. Just because of the images and mood it evokes.

    2) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it? You can have more than one. Right off the top of my head? Irregardless. Which isn't even a word, and if it were, it wouldn't make grammatical sense.

    3) Name the first concert you ever went to. Quiet Riot back in the summer of '84, when I was 13.

    4) Name a song will you never get sick of hearing. There are so many! To narrow it down just a bit: anything by Motley Crue. Anything by The Cult. Anything by AC/DC.

    5) What song, album or band influenced you most as a teenager OR what song/album is the soundtrack of your youth? You can pick more than one if you have to.

    This is more of a soundtrack, since I wasn't really influenced by any certain lyrics....just loved the albums, and I played them constantly:

    Too Fast for Love, Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain - Motley Crue

    Out of the Cellar - Ratt

    Love, Electric, Sonic Temple - The Cult.

    And way too many other songs to list.

    (I had to delete my first comment because of using a wrong word, and one of my pet peeves at that (evoke/invoke, heh). Can you believe that?

    By Blogger Belle, at 3/10/2006 11:41:00 AM  

  • As your landlady, I think it's my duty to participate!

    1. What is your favorite word?

    I was an English major, so there are way too many. I like these two because of their Latin roots: quintessential, (of the fifth essence, i.e., heavenly matter, unlike earth, air, water, or fire)and mundane (having to do with earthly matters, from the word "mundus"). The problem with being interested in etymology is that I tend to stick to the original meaning of a word, and don't use it in the way everyone else does.

    2. What irks me every time I hear it?

    Irregardless. No. such. word. AND it's a double-negative. The word is "regardless."

    3. Name the first concert you ever went to.

    The first concert was classical--my parents took us to hear Van Cliburn. My first rock and roll concert was The Rolling Stones 1969 "Get Your Ya-Yas Out" concert. Yes, I'm old. (As bloggers go, anyway.)

    4. Name a song you'll never get sick of hearing.

    "Pump it Up" Elvis Costello

    5. What song, album, or band influenced you most as a teenager OR what song/album is the soundtrack of your youth?

    It would be a tie between Led Zeppelin's self-titled first album and Neil Young's After the Gold Rush. My older sister owned both and played them constantly. I've never bought them, but I know every word to every song--even when I don't know the song titles. That's a soundtrack for you!

    By Blogger Poppy Buxom, at 3/10/2006 01:02:00 PM  

  • Thanks for the memories!

    Mine's up on my site and it got a little, um, long and I don't want to take up all of your comment space. I went a little overboard as I tend to do from time to time when music is concerned.

    Here's the link to it...
    http://chickychickybaby.blogspot.com/2006/03/phriday-phun-phive.html

    By Blogger Mrs. Chicky, at 3/10/2006 02:59:00 PM  

  • My favorite Word is FABULOUS (closely followed by the word Fuck.)

    I hate when my husband says "I'll try to get it done." As if his schedule is abustle with things to do. And as if the few things that I ask him to do are not high on the priority list.

    I have never been to a concert, although I had tickets to Ozzfest one year with husband and friends, and the "friends" (not mine obviously) convinced Husband to leave a day early (because they wanted to, even though HE was driving, and providing gas money) and he told me that if I couldn't get off work a day early, I couldn't go. I chose work and my ticket went unused and he (like a total jackass) did what his friends said and went without me. I was so pissed. Every time he has asked me to go to a concert ever since then, I have turned him down out of spite, just for that reason. My first ever concert and he ruined it out of selfishness and an inability to stand up for himself to his friends. He doesn't even speak to them now, but maybe that's because they invited him to their wedding and not his wife. Maybe he has finally figured it out?

    I will NEVER be sick of hearing Sweet Emotions by Aerosmith. But there are about a bazillion more songs I will never be sick of hearing. Like Summer breeze by Seals and Croft.

    What is the soundtrack of my youth? Definitely The Dazed and Confused Soundtracks (there are two of them) I still listen to them on a regular basis. Sweet Emotions by Aerosmith is one of the songs on the movie that sadly never made it to either of the soundtrack. And being the opening song, and such a good song.... That's sad.

    By Blogger dazed, at 3/10/2006 03:09:00 PM  

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    By Blogger Mom101, at 3/10/2006 06:15:00 PM  

  • Okay, here you go Izzy. But only because you're CHBM of the week.

    By Blogger Mom101, at 3/11/2006 09:00:00 AM  

  • Izzy, thank God you did this because I have got NOTHING to share on my blog. By the way, I went to see Van Halen, Diver Down tour when I was 14, too. Except I went with my parents. They rocked. My parents AND Van Halen.

    1) What is your favorite word? Okay, I am sorry, but my favorite word is the f-bomb. It is so versatile.

    2)What irks you every time you hear someone say it? Irregardless. I hate that this word is now in the dictionary because so many people used it incorrectly. Also, I hate it when people say "supposably" instead of "supposedly."

    3) Name the first concert you ever went to. Just so you know, my dad was a saint. My parents would not let me go to concerts with my friends when I was a young gal (ages 13, 14, 15), but they would consent to take me to see them. So I was 13 and my dad took me to see Culture Club. He fell ASLEEP.

    4)Name a song you will never get sick of hearing. Anything by the Beatles.

    5)What song, album or band influenced you most as a teenager OR what song/album is the soundtrack of your youth? You can pick more than one if you have to.
    As a young girl I would have to say that Saturday Night Fever, the Grease soundtrack, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones were huge influences. Seems kind of an eclectic mix. As a teenager, it would definitely be The Smiths, Billy Idol, Thompson Twins, OMD, The Cure, Depeche Mode, all that "alternative" 80s rock. As a college student, it was a weird mix of Pink Floyd, Bob Marley and hip hop.

    By Anonymous Nixie Knox, at 3/11/2006 09:13:00 AM  

  • 1) What is your favorite word? Malfeasance.
    I love the way Frances McDormand says it in "Fargo"
    2) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it? You can have more than one.
    Any word if you say it in that quasi-intellectual, British way. You know who you are. (Gwenyth & Maddona)
    3) Name the first concert you ever went to.
    Cyndi Lauper, 7th grade.
    4) Name a song will you never get sick of hearing.
    "I'll Be Around" The Spinners-Now that's a love song.
    5) What song, album or band influenced you most as a teenager OR what song/album is the soundtrack of your youth? You can pick more than one if you have to.

    In my early teenage years it was Duran Duran. I wanted to be Mrs. LeBon. In the later teenage years it was Led Zepplin. It was that bohemian hippie thing. Still love them today

    By Blogger Marcie, at 3/11/2006 10:56:00 AM  

  • 1) What is your favorite word?
    Falling. I don't know why but I always want to use it in poems.

    2) What word irks you everytime you hear someone say it? You can have more than one.
    Orientate. "Orient" means to familiarize oneself, "orientate" means to turn facing east. Please make a note of it. And "literally" because so many people use it wrong. "My head literally came off," I heard a woman say on the news.

    3) Name the first concert you ever went to.
    Bruce Springsteen at the LA Sports Arena. Maybe 1980? Big fun.

    4) Name a song will you never get sick of hearing.
    Van Morrison's Moondance.

    5) What song, album or band influenced you most as a teenager OR what song/album is the soundtrack of your youth? You can pick more than one if you have to.
    Definitely Springsteen as a teen. He was young and scrawny and so raw and honest and great. Back then he had 3 albums out and I listened to 'Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ" about one million times. I used to gaze at Cat Stevens on that Moondance album cover (yes, a vinyl record album cover, I am old) and listen to that over and over, too.

    By Blogger SUEB0B, at 3/11/2006 11:39:00 AM  

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