Thursday, April 12, 2007


I have been tagged by Splotchy, thusly:

Seeing as the traffic to my blog is nearing a fever pitch, I thought I'd try and start one of them taggy things that meme all over the I tag Bubs and Mizbubs. And you, dear reader. I tag you.

Let the wild stallion that is this meme run free.

I ask you, how could I resist?

What was the first recorded music you bought?
It was a used copy of the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" that I bought at a thrift shop when I was in 6th or 7th grade.

What was the last?
I can't say here, because it was a gift for MizBubs that she won't get until June. Before that it was Tom Waits' "Orphans".

What was the first "professional" music show you ever went to?
Oh, I'll always remember this one--Johnny Cash and the Carter Family at Madison Square Garden. June Carter was big and pregnant at the time, and couldn't perform with everyone else. I'm guessing this was in 1969 or 1970. What was really cool about this was my dad took us, and he wasn't even much of a country music fan.

What was the last?
The Raconteurs at the Riviera Theater in Chicago.

What's your "desert island" album?
Probably "Rain Dogs" by Tom Waits

What's your favorite album/song title? (the *title* which is your fav, not the actual album or song)
Without a doubt, it's "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" by the Mothers of Invention. I've never owned it, never heard more than a couple of tracks from it. Rzzzzz!

What's your favorite album art (include an image of it if you can)?
I can't think of one off the top of my head, but most of my favorites are in this collection here.

Ideal choice for a karaoke song?
My favorite is "Suspicious Minds" but when I'm boozed up like a big hillbilly with Tourette's, my friends and family want to hear me sing Tom Jones' "Delilah." Did you know that "Delilah" is the Tom Jones song most sung by impersonators and karaoke fans?

Song you don't like that WILL NOT LEAVE YOUR HEAD if you hear it.
There are a few choices on the Weebls Stuff site that, if my youngest daughter plays them, will be stuck in my head for days. But I'm not sure I don't like them...I'm not sure if "My Humps", which is annoying as hell, is stuck in my head or if it's just still being played to death; those Blades of Glory ads don't help.

Which is cooler? -- Vinyl? CD? Cassette? 8-track?
-Dude, vinyl! Everything about it, the album art, the sleeve art and lyrics, the promotional extras you could cram inside, the anticipation watching the needle lower onto the record, the slight hiss and pop, everything.

Ok you primitive screwheads, listen up! The following people should consider themselves tagged:

Dale, Beth, Mob, in particular, and anyone else who reads this and has some time on his hands.

Get to work.


Johnny Yen said...


My stepdaughter plays "My Humps" all the time, and it's like a dentist's drill. And now it's stuck in my head!

Suspicious Minds is one of my favorites. I'd buy you a drink to see you do it.

In fact, Mrs. Yen has suggested an outing soon to the Hidden Cove, known for its karoake. Let's start trying to pin down a date.

If it weren't such short notice, I'd suggest a small outing after the Lucinda Williams show on Saturday.

Bubs said...

Johnny, Saturday might be ok, actually. Hold that thought and I'll check with my better half

Splotchy said...

I imagine that MSG show of Cash and Carter was something!

By the way, Mr. Yen, the one time I did karaoke coincidentally was at the Hidden Cove. I chose "Cherry, Baby" by Neal Diamond.

Lots of "Allllrights" interspersed with awkward swaying back-and-forth. Dammit, I just don't have the chest hair to do Neal D. justice.

Beth said...

OOOH! I'm excited about this one! And I'm very impressed (read: jealous) that you saw Johnny and June in '69 or so. I saw them in the early 1990s.

Johnny Yen said...

That would be most cool!

lulu said...

I love the Hidden Cove...although I usually try to aviod the actual singing part of the evening.

Beth said...

I've posted my answers, sir.

Mob said...

Envious of the Cash concert sir, and I'll get my answers together for a post tomorrow.

jin said...

Heehee...'69 or '70?
Wow...I wasn't even a twinkle in my Daddy's eye.

I did this, it interested me, come read!

"jew" "girl" said...

I'm so with you on vinyl. there is nothing like it. nothing. cd's and digital music is all well and good. I'm a podwhore. but nothing will ever replace the feeling of opening a new album and putting it on a record player or "real" stereo for the first time.

great post, bubbish.

Tenacious S said...

I am hoping that at some point I get to witness the boozed up hillbilly version of "Delilah."

Dale said...

Enjoyed the tag and thinking up responses and uploading files Bubs! Well maybe not the uploading but I done it! :-)