Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday Saturday Six

I didn't get a chance to play the Friday 5 yesterday -- so I thought I'd add a question, rename it the Saturday Six, and call it good!

Here's what Mary Beth wrote yesterday: The sad news of Michael Jackson's untimely death has me thinking about music and its effects on us - individually, as cultures, as generations. Let's think about the soundtracks of our lives...

Here are her 5 questions:

1) What sort of music did you listen to as a child - this would likely have been determined or influenced by your parents? Or perhaps your family wasn't musical...was the news the background? the radio? Singing around the piano?

One song I associate with childhood is "Pepe" (from the 1960 film). My brother and I skipped around and sang it ad nauseum.

Youtube link here. Caution! If you click on the link and watch it, 'Pepe' will be stuck in your head the entire day. And you may go skipping around too. Don't say you weren't warned.

2) Going ahead to teenage years, is there a song that says "high school" (or whatever it might've been called where you lived) to you?

Wow, so many songs say "high school" to me! However, I'll go with "Stairway to Heaven" because that was the theme of our senior prom. To decorate the gym, a large stairway leading up to heaven (or at least the ceiling) was constructed. Also people made booths decorated with what they thought heaven was like. My group made a giant ice cream cone.

3) What is your favorite music for a lift on a down day? (hint: go to and type in a performer/composer...see what you come up with!)

I knew this would happen. That damn 'Pepe' is now stuck in my head, so that's all I can think of.

4) Who is your favorite performer of all time?

Hmm... it's difficult to choose a favorite, but I'll give the nod to Carole King.

5) What is your favorite style of music for worship?

The best 'worship' songs are non-worship songs. For example, the soundtrack to Wicked does more for me than 'real' worship songs.

And here's my own 6th question:
6. Name a musical performer or group who hails from your home town area.

For Hubby, that would be the Beach Boys (Hawthorne, California)... but for me it is Lawrence Welk. Welk was from Strasburg, ND and I grew up about 45 miles away in Ashley, ND.

Yay, Larry!


zorra said...

Great play!
I'm from the Mississippi Delta, so where would I start, with all the old blues singers...from B.B. King (just because he's probably the best known) on down the line....

Mary Beth said...

LOL! I took the Pepe Challenge - a new song to me. I'll let you konw if my day involves skipping!

Diane said...

hurray for Lawrence welk!

David said...

Don't forget about our good friend Myron Floren, who was from Roslyn, SD, not too far from Aberdeen!

As religious as I get re music would be listening to one of the songs from Jesus Christ Superstar :p

Auntie Knickers said...

I know not of Pepe, but I will give it a try. My daughter and one of her friends have sung "For Good" from Wicked in church several times, and it has fit each occasion perfectly. I know there is a musician named Ray LaMontagne from around here somewhere, but I don't know his music. When I was little I listened to a local C&W guy named Ken McKenzie.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Here is a little known fact about Lawrence Welk:

He had two daughters. His wife insisted that one be named for her mother,


he insisted the other be named for his mother.

Both mothers had the same name.

To differentiate the girls they were thusly called:

Anna1, Anna 2.

(ducks and runs)

Barbara B. said...

David, How could I forget Myron?!

Yes, PG, You better duck.

Processing Counselor said...

How old did you say you were?!

Processing Counselor said...

Just kidding...